Ratings: ‘The Blacklist’ season 2 hits new low; ‘Bones’ season 10 steady; ‘Elementary’ season 3 down
Remember when “The Blacklist” was considered a ratings monster? This is what a weaker season creatively, coupled with a bad programming decision to move you away from Monday nights, will do to you.
The show’s return Thursday after a brief hiatus drew just a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which makes the show’s future feel far less secure than it was at some point this past fall. It has already been renewed for a third season and will most-likely get a fourth for syndication purposes, but what could at one point been a show to go seven or eight seasons may now not necessarily be the case anymore. Obviously, we are only in year two, so it is very well possible that much of that could change in the future.
Now, let’s talk a little about shows that are in much more danger when it comes to returning / not returning for another season.
1. “Bones” season 10 (1.0) continues to be freakishly low, and we feel like were this show not a staple of the Fox lineup deserving of a proper ending, this would probably be it. However, legacy means something, so we’re predicting a shortened final season with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel on board.
2. “Elementary” (1.3) dropped slightly from last week, but every indication we’re getting suggests that the show will be back.
3. “Backstrom” (0.8) has little to no chance, and that’s a bummer for those who really enjoy the Rainn Wilson series.
4. We already wrote about the monster “Grey’s Anatomy” ratings (2.8), but it is worth noting right now that the series actually beat “Scandal” (2.3) by its widest margin in a long time.
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