Ratings: ‘Scandal’ season 4, ‘The Blacklist’ to new lows; ‘Bones’ season 10 returns up
Is NBC ever going to learn that moving “The Blacklist” to Thursday nights was not the best move for the show’s ratings? We’re really not that sure, but for the umpteenth time this year, the Megan Boone – James Spader series is staring a new series low in the face.
As a whole, this show drew just a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic for its new episode Thursday night. This is still enough to put the show above some of its other competitors on the night, but it does still put it at a series low. We don’t quite imagine, either, that it will be moving the rest of the season. NBC may decide to correct the mistake in the fall by putting it back on Mondays, but at that point it may be too late. The good news here is that the show already has a third season, and given that it takes 88 episodes to hit syndication these days, we feel like pending some catastrophe in the fall, it will also get a season 4.
Elsewhere, “Scandal” (2.3) drew its lowest rating of the season, further proving to some of us that much of the hype around the show was more or less a flash-in-the-pan factor. It’s still popular, but not the smash hit that it once was. Even shows like “The Walking Dead” eventually hit their ceiling and decline.
One of the big stories last night was the return of “Bones,” which drew a 1.3 rating. This is a slight increase from its last new episode, but not entirely stellar, either. We feel like an 11th season is still likely, but given salaries and the ratings, we would not be shocked if it is ultimately the last.
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