Last night’s ratings serve a few purposes, but one of the big ones for now is that it cements even further that this is a really rough year for the folks over at The CW. They’re just not getting the numbers for their new shows, and we wouldn’t be shocked in the slightest if neither “Frequency” or “No Tomorrow” are on the air by the time we roll around to the middle of the season.
What we can tell you is that the latest episode of “Frequency” drew just a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which does not bode well for its future. “Arrow” held steady with its 0.7 from the week before, and it couldn’t quite figure out a way to keep more of it. It’s still better than “No Tomorrow” the day before, which adjusted down to a 0.2 rating, but only to a certain degree.
The good news – Over on CBS, everyone was feeling a little bit better about themselves. The latest episode of “Survivor” drew a 2.0, which was an increase from last week, and the departure of Thomas Gibson, at least for now, is not impacting “Criminal Minds” — this show had a higher rating in a 1.7 than when the actor was even on the show for his final episode. (Maybe part of that viewership is stemming from curiosity about what the writers want to do with him.) “Code Black” even improved to a 1.1.
Over on Fox, their decision to renew “Lethal Weapon” was further justified thanks to the show hitting a 1.9 rating and improving versus the prior week. “Empire” (3.4), “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4), and “Chicago PD” (1.4) were all reasonably steady versus prior episodes.
The bad news – Other than “Frequency,” the biggest disappointment is “Blindspot” getting just a 1.1 rating in the 8:00 p.m. Eastern spot. Remember, “The Mysteries of Laura” wasn’t really doing much worse than this, and it was canceled by the network this past spring. (Photo: The CW.)