Ratings: ‘Galavant’ season 2, ‘Bordertown,’ ‘Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life’ have ho-hum premieres
Apparently, now is not a great time to be either a new series or a cult favorite premiering for its second season. The ratings are in for Sunday night (which in our mind is really the first day of midseason), and the numbers weren’t exactly great.
Winners – “The Simpsons” did okay, right? A 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic is pretty good, given that most of the attention on the night was given to the 20+ million people who watched the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings fight for the division title on NBC.
Losers – Yep, that is all of the good news. The bad news starts unfortunately with “Galavant,” which premiered to a pretty-miserable 0.9 rating despite having a really fun two-part debut. While we didn’t expect the show to come close to matching its 2.0 premiere last year, we were hoping that it would at least get to a 1.2 or 1.3. Given that the show is up against the Golden Globes next week and will be facing off with NFL playoffs eventually, it needed to do a little better than this to have us hopeful for its future on ABC.
Elsewhere, a pair of new Fox comedies failed to impress even on the level of “Brooklyn Nine-None” or “The Last Man on Earth,” the two shows that previously followed up “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” may not be surviving for long after premiering to a 1.2 (losing almost half of its lead-in). Meanwhile, “Bordertown” drew a 1.1 after “Family Guy.” We have a little more hope long-term in that show mostly because of the Seth MacFarlane connection, and because “Family Guy” (1.7) wasn’t as big of a lead-in.
What did you watch on Sunday? Let us know in the comments.