The shows that are still on pretty solid footing in the 18-49 demographic are “Scorpion” (3.0), which surprisingly kept most of its audience despite not having anywhere near of as good of a lead-in, and “Gotham” (2.8) over on Fox. Both are locks to get a full-season order at this point.
The show we’re most worried about right now is “Sleepy Hollow,” which dropped to a 1.7 and could dive much further this season. “Scorpion” seems to be hurting it, and we have a hard time figuring out why since the show is very good. A part of us wants to say that the show would have been better on Netflix over Hulu, but there’s not enough examples of this working for more ratings beyond “Breaking Bad.”
Meanwhile, the return of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.9) in a new timeslot did take a bite out of “The Blacklist” (2.8), but not a huge one. We still feel like this was a mistake by CBS to put a crime show here against two other crime shows. It feels like the better move would be counter-programming with something different. For those curious, “Castle” drew a preliminary 2.4, but this is likely to adjust down thanks to ABC being preempted in some markets for the Monday Night Football game. In the end, what you should know is that the networks’ decision here will hurt all three shows.
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