Ratings: ‘The Blacklist’ rises with Megan Boone shocker; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ up; ‘Bones’ season 11 returns down

The Blacklist logo any seasonThe ratings for Thursday night were completely a mixed bag, but when it comes to one show in particular, you really can benefit from a lot of hype and pre-show rumors that a cast member may not make it out alive.

The good news – “The Blacklist” last night drew a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is the strongest performance by the show since February and also a nice boost given that there is a potential spin-off coming for the fall. This was an episode that gave us the shocking “death” of a major character, one that we won’t spoil here for those who haven’t seen it. (To be fair, we don’t think that this person is actually dead — look at the lack of exit interviews for the performer online as a sign.)

Meanwhile, “Grey’s Anatomy” continues to impress, drawing a 2.2 rating in its 12th season. Remember everyone who claimed that they were going to stop watching when Patrick Dempsey left the show? Didn’t happen.

One final note is commendation for all the shows out there that stayed steady week to week, in between “Legends of Tomorrow” (0.7), “The 100” (0.4), or “Rush Hour” (0.9). The latter is the most surprising, given that this was a show just in its third episode.

The bad news – For “Game of Silence,” there were crickets all around its sharp fall to an 0.8 in its Thursday-night premiere. That’s what happens when you lose “The Voice” as a lead-in!

Also, “The Catch” (1.0) is proving that being executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes does not mean that you are automatically a hit, while “Bones” (0.9) also experienced a decline in its first new episode of the year. This was a bad night for reality competition shows, as both “Strong” (0.8) and “American Grit” (0.8) each failed to impress.

(Photo: NBC.)

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