Ratings: ‘Gotham’ season 3 down, ‘Kevin Can Wait’ steady, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ drops before debates

Gotham -Given that the Presidential Debates were taking place on Monday night and they ate up a good percentage of network air time, we’ve got a little bit less to discuss here than usual. Still, there were some fluctuations that we’d argue are at least fairly interesting to look at.

The good news – For “Dancing with the Stars,” their one-hour performance show came with a ratings recovery. With a 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic, the show had a sizable increase from its second week on the air. You can argue that maybe this was just people turning on the TV early for the debate, but it doesn’t quite matter.

Also, tremendous news for “Kevin Can Wait” airing on CBS after “The Big Bang Theory.” With a 2.7 rating, it actually improved slightly on its premiere. Even if this adjusts down in the final numbers, this is still a really solid performance given that new series often tend to fall between 10-15% after the premiere.

We’d also go ahead and consider it good news for “The Voice,” which matched the 3.3 rating it had for the premiere episode.

The bad news – For “Gotham,” the show dropped down from a 1.3 to a 1.2 for its second episode; while it does many things well, we’re starting to feel like there’s no good recovery coming for it. Its biggest fortune is mostly that so many other shows on Fox are floundering.

Meanwhile, we also saw “The Big Bang Theory” drop to a 3.5 rating that is still the winner for the night among regular programming, but it does serve as yet another sign that this is a show on the decline after so many years of dominance.

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