Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fall hard; ‘The Blacklist’ steady

The Blacklist logo any seasonWhat in the world happened to the ratings last night? Shows that have been on the air for many years suddenly saw their numbers plummet, and for the time being there is only one explanation we can offer: It is the day before Good Friday. Some families have four-day weekends for Easter, and choose to do other things this time of year. If it was just one show that struggled, we’d offer up another explanation such as viewer fatigue or inconsistent scheduling. However, this is almost all across the board.

For example, “The Big Bang Theory” (3.2) scored its lowest 18-49 rating since its move to Thursday night last night. It’s down huge from its last new episode (4.4), which tells us that in addition to it being right before Easter, a few people probably did not even know that the show was back on the air after a few weeks of NCAA Tournament Basketball.

Meanwhile, “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.8) posted its lowest rating ever, and that’s saying a lot given that this has been going strong for a good ten years now. “Scandal” (2.1) had yet another season low, and “American Crime” is hanging on for dear life. Even “Bones” on Fox (1.1) dropped a good 15% versus its last new episode.

Finally, there is at least some good news for NBC as “The Blacklist” (1.6) kept its entire rating from the week before. Of course, that rating was its series low, so it’s not necessarily like the network should be that thrilled by this.

We wonder if for whatever reason that there is some significant adjustment coming in the final ratings today, mostly because the “Big Bang Theory” numbers are so strange that it almost feels wrong. We’ll have more news soon.

(Photo: NBC.)

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