Last weekend, we saw the arrival of Daylight Savings Time wage its typical amount of carnage on some primetime shows, but typically the week after you want to see some sort of bounce-back. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and this is yet another week where we’re forced to scrounge and search for some good news to report in the ratings.
The good news – Today, it’s all about shows who just held even compared to where they were the week before. We’re looking specifically here at “Castle” (1.1 in the 18-49 demographic), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3), “Supergirl” (1.3), and “Gotham” (1.3). None of these ratings are really worthy of a victory parade, but at least “Gotham” has already been renewed for a third season. We’re still waiting to see on some of the others. At least “Blindspot” (1.6) seems to have leveled off somewhat for the second half of its season.
The bad news – It’s a good thing that The CW has already renewed “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” since we’d otherwise feel not so great about the show getting a series-low 0.2 rating for its most-recent new episode. Critics love the show, but at some point some other viewers have to watch it live if it wants to have a real shot at moving forward beyond a second season.
Meanwhile, other shows also fell across the board. “The Voice” (2.8) continued the same sort of decline it does in the Battle Rounds every season, while “Dancing with the Stars” (1.8) premiered down in comparison to some recent seasons. “Scorpion” (1.5) also continues to deal with some lower numbers.