The World Series is over, and with that, your national ratings nightmare for many of your shows is, as well. Granted, many of the series we’re actually talking about today are ones that didn’t have to compete much against baseball at all last week, but it is still nice to see many of them performing so well in the numbers.
Are there potentially some NFL-related inflations in here? Possibly, but let’s go ahead and speak to the numbers as-is.
The big winner – It’s gotta be NBC for now, given that “The Good Place” (1.4), “Chicago Med” (1.6), and “The Blacklist” (1.3) all scored some noticeable gains versus their most-recent outings. Even if they adjust down, the peacock network still is probably going to come out here on top in the end. There’s hardly anything for them to be feeling particularly upset about at present. Now, if you’re a fan of some of these shows, you probably can be feeling a little bit bummed over the prospect that one of them is now over in “The Good Place,” and the other shows mentioned here are only going to be on for another week.
Let’s also continue to give some love to “Supernatural,” who improved on its “Legends of Tomorrow” lead-in to score a 0.7. We also don’t want to be too negative on “Legends,” either; given how many drops we’ve seen as of late for some of the other DC superhero shows, it’s impressive that it continues to maintain most of its support. “Pitch,” which doesn’t have a whole lot of support in “Rosewood,” improved to a 0.9 with its latest outing.
The bad news – In its second week on CBS, “Pure Genius” (0.9) is already in third place. Meanwhile, “The Big Bang Theory” (3.0) just posted one of its worst ratings we’ve seen in quite some time for a fall episode. Sure, it’s still #1 on the night, but it’s getting harder to justify the idea of giving the already-wealthy cast larger raises when their numbers just keep dropping.
Also, “The Great Indoors” declined in a 1.7 in just its second week. We blame “The Big Bang Theory” being weaker for some of this, but “Life in Pieces” held on a little bit better when it followed up the sitcom last season. (Photo: NBC.)