Ratings: ‘The X-Files’ finale up; ‘Supergirl’ ties series low; ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘The Bachelor’ rise
While we’ve had quite a bit of negativity to discuss as of late when it comes to primetime TV ratings, there is actually quite a bit of good news coming in from primetime last night! Sure, not every show was a success story, but there were at least a few who have something to smile about as February sweeps wind down.
The good news – Let’s cheer on “The X-Files” for a minute, as its season finale improved to a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, a solid rise versus the previous week when the show aired against the Grammys. It did still lose to “The Bachelor,” which improved up to a 2.5 for its hometown dates. “Superstore” rose to a 1.4, “Castle” to a 1.1, and “The Biggest Loser” finale recovered all the way up to a 1.4. Even “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” posted a nice 0.4 rating for itself, tying its series high.
Ultimately, we’re not certain that this is a trend that can last. After all, this may be a little bit more of a symptom of just recovering from a very poor week with heavy competition.
The bad news – It was not a great night for CBS. “Supergirl” (1.5), “Scorpion” (1.7), and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3) all posted some significant declines of more than 10% from their previous episodes, which says quite a bit for coming back on the air after a one-week Grammy hiatus. Do we think any of these shows are necessarily in danger? Hardly. Maybe “Supergirl” at one point moves over to The CW if the numbers decline enough, but we’re not quite there just yet.
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