The first batch of live+3 ratings are in for Tuesday night, and if there is one thing that we are continuing to see here, it is this: More and more people are not interested in watching television live.
The biggest show that aired on Tuesday was the revival of “The Muppets,” which drew a 2.9 rating in the key ad-friendly 18-49 demographic in its premiere. Now with three days of DVR viewing factored in, the show now has a 3.8 rating. Pretty solid, no? This is further evidence to u that this show is not going anywhere in the near future.
As for two shows with slightly less-amazing starts, there is still very good news for both “Scream Queens” and “Limitless.” When it comes to the former, the show from former “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy starring Lea Michele and Emma Roberts drew a 2.7 rating in the demo. Meanwhile, “Limitless” (based on the Bradley Cooper film) now has a 2.9 rating. Each one of these shows gained a solid 1.0 in live+3 data, which is a pretty huge increase. (These numbers courtesy of Deadline.)
There is one other measure that is often looked at for networks when it comes to making key renew / cancel decisions, and that is the live+7 data. This will more than likely not be available for at least one more week, so for now, we’re just going to have to rely on the information that we have now as signs of good things for these freshmen series. Ultimately, though, they need to keep most of these people watching to have a chance, and we feel like for the most part these three were all well-received.