Anytime that NFL football starts to play a part in primetime TV ratings, you know that there will likely be more adjustments than usual. Therefore, we do have to caution you here to take the majority of the numbers that we have for you below with a massive grain of salt.
The winners – For now, “Madam Secretary” is the biggest one, scoring a 2.0 rating that, if it holds, would match the show’s best number since the series premiere. (We don’t necessarily expect that to hold.) Even if it keeps at least the majority of that figure, it will still be a season high and that is to be celebrated. The same goes for “The Good Wife,” which also may have set a season high courtesy of a 1.3. The craziest case of ratings inflation probably goes to “60 Minutes,” which is currently listed as having a shocking 4.7 rating that will definitely go down when the finals come out.
The losers – There are no adjustments likely coming for ABC or Fox other than typical minor ones, and that’s not great news for their shows. “Galavant” in particular is stuck at its miserable 0.6, which likely ensures further that the show will be canceled at the end of the season. Are we grateful that we’ve gotten a chance to watch it until now? Sure; we just wish the network had given it more of a chance in the first place.
Meanwhile, over on Fox all of their comedies are down, with the good news being that “Bordertown and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” didn’t go any lower than a 1.2. That’s not a huge endorsement that they deserve a renewal, but sometimes you take what you can get.
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