Let’s start with what we consider the bad news: Despite being a very good show, “Gracepoint” started off with just a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This should be a sign that Fox could probably start a new “Breaking Bad” this year and nobody would care. “Gotham” seriously is the only thing the network has going for them this year, at least unless “American Idol” finds a way to someone revive itself in the new year.
Meanwhile, things for NBC were not that much later. “Bad Judge” started with a 1.3, while “A to Z” was barely better with a 1.2. The irony here is that they canceled “Community,” even though its numbers were not that much lower than this. We’ll have to see over time if they are going to come to regret that decision at some point in the future.
Not even The CW can celebrate today, despite their lineup launching. “The Vampire Diaries” had its lowest-rated premiere to date with a 0.9, while “Reign” only scored a 0.4, down 50% from where it was with the series premiere last year (0.8). There are people still watching these shows, but the force (and the DVR) is strong with these ones.
Hopefully, we’ll see something other than ABC do well moving forward. Even still there, “Grey’s Anatomy” had a series-low 2.6, and “Scandal” (3.3) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (3.2) each dropped from last week. The one silver lining is that for some reason, ABC’s Fast National ratings have been misrepresented most of the season so far, and have adjusted up in the finals. We’ll have to see what happens here.
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