Over the past week or so we’ve talked about something that we’ve personally found to be a rather interesting phenomenon: The “January Effect” for many CBS shows. Since many of these programs are a tad more procedural and easy to pop in and out of, these are shows that can receive a rather nice bump in viewers when the temperatures are cold outside and people are looking for something to watch.
With that in mind, let’s look at how the network has to feel pretty good about things right now.
The winners – After looking like it was in trouble during the fall, “Supergirl” scored a 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic on Monday, giving it some stability and clearly suggesting that the show has started to figure out its tone and its audience. It took a little bit of time, but we’re starting to think that it’ll make it just fine. Meanwhile, “Scorpion” was down ever so slightly with a 2.0, but this is still one of its best ratings of the season. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” meanwhile, tied its season high with a 1.6.
Also, NBC should celebrate “Superstore” being perhaps their biggest hit comedy in some time. A 1.6 rating is not enormous by any means, but this show is scoring this without a lead-in, and it is all but assured a second season with that.
Finally, cheers to “The Bachelor” for improving back up to a 2.2 rating, and how about the “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown” getting a 1.5? We’d actually love to see a full celebrity season for the show down the road.
The losers – Other than “Superstore,” NBC’s lineup elsewhere is kind of a bust. There’s nothing great to say about “Telenovela” getting a 1.1, and “The Biggest Loser” is barely staying above a 1.0 rating at this point.
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