Ratings: ‘Castle’ season 8, ‘Blindspot’ rise; ‘Person of Interest’ falls

Castle -While it’s possible that there will be a mass exodus from “Castle” if the show is renewed despite Stana Katic being cut from the show, it seems as though viewers are at least sticking out the story of Kate Beckett.

Monday night’s new episode of the show entitled “Hell to Pay” drew a 1.1 in the preliminary ratings, which if it holds would mark the best rating in about a month. It’s also in line with the season average, which has been remarkably consistent despite criticism of many stories and also a lengthy midseason hiatus. The real interest for us will be seeing what the ratings are for the finale next week. Our guess is that it’ll be right about the same, since we think that sometimes the impact of social-media fans is overstated in contrast to casual viewers who aren’t so aware of the headlines taking place in the media.

As for some other ratings notes from last night…

The good news – “Blindspot” (1.4) is at least looking like it wants to end this season on a high note, which is good given that it did go through some trouble spots during the season. Also, “Mike & Molly” rose to a 1.6 and 1.7 rating for its two new episodes, which outperformed many recent airings of “Supergirl” in that timeslot. Really, it makes us wonder even more if CBS regrets canceling this show, given that it was such a great plug-in addition for them.

The bad news – “Person of Interest” fell to a 1.0 for its first Monday episode this spring. That’s disappointing, but hardly a surprise when you think for a minute about the odd way it has been scheduled. Also, “Houdini & Doyle” (0.6) has managed to join the ranks of “Minority Report” and “Second Chance” as major Fox flops in the 2015-16 TV season.

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