Cable ratings: ‘The Fosters’ season returns down; ‘The Magicians’ has solid premiere

For those wondering as to how some of your favorite shows have fared in their arrival in primetime Monday, we’re here with some further information!

For now, we begin with the winter premiere of “The Fosters” season 3, which by and large had a respectable showing courtesy of a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While this performance is a slight drop both from most of the summer and also the second half of season 2 (the last time the show aired in January), it’s not exactly much of a disaster, either. Just remember what the show was up against: “The Bachelor,” “The X-Files,” “Supergirl,” and an upstart comedy in “Superstore.” That’s some impressive competition.

Meanwhile, over on Syfy TVbythenumbers reports that “The Magicians” managed to pull in a 0.4 rating for both its premiere and second episode of the season. Not only that, but it actually gained overall viewers in the second hour. While once again these aren’t ratings that are blowing the doors off anywhere, they are decent for the network and if they hold, should guarantee that the show has some life for some time in the future.

For those wondering, “Love & Hip-Hop” over on VH1 was one of the most-popular series of the night, drawing a 1.5 rating (which is very impressive when you consider its overall audience; most networks would dream of shows that skewed this young).

Both “The Fosters” and “The Magicians” are going to get many more times to air over the course of the entire season, so we’ll follow up on this in the future.

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