The Presidential Debate on Wednesday night of course drew some tremendous ratings across several different television networks, but it also accomplished one other thing, as well: Giving us a heck of a lot less to discuss in this new ratings piece. After all, there were two hours of TV taken off the board! Luckily, we do still have a feeling that we’re going to have a few things we can discuss rather easily in this article … though there’s not a tremendous amount of great news.
What is positive – Hey, at least “Frequency” fans may feel like they’re getting somewhere. Wednesday night’s new episode drew a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which marks a slight improvement over where the show was from the prior week. We’re not sure if it still has a tremendous chance of getting anything more than a 13-episode order this season, but at least those who watched at first are sticking with it.
Meanwhile, “Blindspot” also did improve to a 1.3.
The bad news – Well, this is where almost everything else starts to come a little bit more into play. After all, “Survivor” (1.9), “Lethal Weapon” (1.7), and “Arrow” (0.6, one of its lowest ratings to date) all were down versus prior weeks. If there is a victor of this group, we’re going to give it to “Lethal Weapon” — this is a show we assumed took most of its ratings punch from being a part of a lineup with “Empire,” but that show wasn’t on last night. If this show independently can pull around a 1.7, suddenly we’re looking at the #2 drama on the network and one that doesn’t need to rely on another for its success.
Overall, the basic trends of this season continue, with Fox and The CW in particular having rough goes this fall. There is still some time to see if anyone starts to turn things around.
For more news regarding “Arrow” last night, you can head over here to read our full review. (Photo: Fox.)