Ratings: ‘The 100’ season 3 drops after major death; ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ also fall
We’ve said this several times over the past several days that we were curious to see whether or not a significant character death on “The 100” was going to lead to a sharp decline in the ratings, and after looking at the numbers for Thursday night, we feel almost ready to call 100% that it did.
The latest new episode drew a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down a good 20% from the installment that aired before featuring the death of Lexa. We do consider there to be a certain margin of error when it comes to live TV ratings; if the ratings were only down around 5% or so, we could attribute that to a number of different factors, whether it be other shows on the air to better weather or any other little thing. However, when you’re talking about a 20% drop, there’s obviously something going on here that caused the fall to be so dramatic. We honestly did not expect such a drastic fall, either, given that the majority of time we hear internet threats from people saying they’ll never watch a show again, it usually doesn’t matter when the numbers actually come in.
To be fair, “Legends of Tomorrow” also dropped almost 20% on the night to a 0.7 rating, and Lexa is not a part of that show. That’s something that we’ve got a little bit of a harder time explaining beyond just that the show has had some creative bumps in the road trying to figure out the right way to tell a consistent narrative.
Good news? – “Life in Pieces” improved to a 2.1, which makes sense given that there was a new “Big Bang Theory” episode helping it out, even if its 3.5 rating was a slight decrease compared to recent installments.
Other bad news – “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.1) and “Scandal” (1.6) continue to fall, which makes us wonder what in the world happened to the once-dominant #TGIT.
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