Ratings: ‘Rush Hour’ ho-hum in debut; ‘The 100’ season 3 up; ‘Scandal’ rises

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It’s been a while since we had some good news to report when it comes to Thursday night ratings, so let’s go ahead and begin this particular article with that so that we have something to smile about for a minute or two.

The good news – Remember all of the claims that everyone was going to stop watching “The 100” after the death of Lexa? Well, it may have lost some, but the show did rise last night to a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Despite all of the character turmoil and the death of another significant character last night, there is still an audience for the show. We just hope that the bleeding stops for the series at some point soon.

Also, “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.2), “American Idol” (2.1), and “Scandal” (1.8) all rose versus their most-recent installments. That’s especially great for the singing show as we near the end, and it looks like it could go out with a bang.

The bad news – It was not nearly as good of a night for some first-year series that are out there, given that the premiere of “Rush Hour” generated just a 1.1 rating in the demo. While this marks a slight improvement over recent “Elementary” installments in the timeslot, we assume that the show will lose some viewers coming up since almost all new series do. Just look at “The Catch,” which drew a 1.0 in its second week and now appears to be a contender for cancellation at the end of the season.

Also, we do have to point out that while “The Big Bang Theory” won the night with a 3.4, this is its lowest rating since April of last year.

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