Ratings: ‘No Tomorrow’ struggles against debate as ‘The Flash,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘NCIS’ drop
It’s hard to be a new show these days. There are approximately a billion different ways (more or less) for people to check out programming, and unless you’re really bringing something exciting to the table, what’s the incentive for people to watch you live?
This is probably even more the case for “No Tomorrow” over on The CW, given that this show had the terrible challenge of having to compete against Two Grown Men Constantly Interrupting Each Other a.k.a. the Vice-Presidential Debate. That of course dominated the airtime Tuesday night (albeit not in the way that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came in like a wrecking ball, to quote Miley Cyrus), and what “No Tomorrow” was left with was a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This was a loss of more than 50% of “The Flash” lead-in; the Grant Gustin superhero show premiered with a 1.2, a decline from the season 2 premiere but a nice rating in comparison to where the show was at the end of the season.
There really isn’t any good news at all to report from primetime, unless you’re one of those people who roots against shows for whatever reason. “NCIS” fell to a 1.8, “The Voice” aired what was effectively a clip show, and “Dancing with the Stars” slipped to a 1.4. There’s a reason why ABC stopped airing some of the results shows full-time, and it’s because they struggle when it comes to really pulling in the numbers.
Tonight, there should be more activity. You’ve got “Arrow” and “Frequency” premiering on The CW, “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds” going strong on CBS, and of course all of the crime drama over on NBC. We’ll have a more robust analysis of things come tomorrow morning.
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