Ratings: ‘Arrow’ season 5 rises while ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Modern Family,’ more drop

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The ratings are now in for Wednesday night’s primetime lineup, and the common thread here appears to be rather simple: Declines. The World Series always makes its presence felt on the rest of the primetime lineup, and the same could be said here.

The good news – Hey, if you’re a fan of “Arrow” you don’t have a whole lot to be upset about right now! The latest episode of the CW series drew a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is a nice uptick versus the prior installment of the show. Hopefully we continue to see some improvement as a testament to what the show is doing right now with what is their best season in the past couple of years.

The bad news – Well, pretty much everything else was on the decline versus prior episodes on the air, whether it be “Modern Family” (2.2), “The Goldbergs” (1.7), “Blindspot” (1.1), or “Criminal Minds.” “Frequency” remained super-low with a 0.3, which does make us feel even more like we could see both it and “No Tomorrow” end at the conclusion of their 13-episode orders. Given that The CW has so much other stuff to schedule in between “Riverdale” and “The 100,” we’re not sure that they will even mind for the time being.

One other thing that is notable is that “Designated Survivor” had a pretty big drop all the way down to a 1.3, which caused “Chicago PD” to tie it for the first time. While the Kiefer Sutherland show does have a full season to work with, for the first time it is starting to feel as though this show is going to be a little less of the hit that we first thought it would be.

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