Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ improves while ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Chicago Med’ fall finales solid

The Blacklist logo any seasonWhy present the ratings a little bit later than usual tonight? Blame NBC preemptions for that. Due to the Baltimore Ravens – Cleveland Browns game, we knew that there would be some inflated numbers in the preliminary figures that came out. We’ve now removed those from the equation, and with that, we’ve got a much better understanding of precisely what happened on the night.

The good news mostly comes for fans of some select NBC shows. “The Blacklist” adjusted down to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic once you removed the NFL inflation, but that’s still a really solid number for the show this season that matches its high since earning a 1.3 for its premiere. You have to remember that in this timeslot, the show’s going to be a shell of its former self. NBC is probably happy with whatever they can get in this spot at this point.

Meanwhile, “Chicago Med” got a strong 1.4 rating for its own fall finale; both of these shows are off the air now until we get around to early January, but hopefully they’ll deliver and then some when we get to see them again.

Finally, kudos to “The Big Bang Theory” for improving on its recent outing to a 3.4 rating; meanwhile, “Legends of Tomorrow” held firm at its 0.6.

Bad news – “Rosewood” is on the move to Friday nights, and with that Fox probably isn’t going to be too upset to see the show decline further to a 0.7 rating. However, it may be more of a bummer with “Pitch,” given that this is a critically-lauded show that they would probably love to continue if it was performing well enough to have that opportunity.

“Supernatural” also dropped on the night to a 0.6 rating, but we won’t beat the show up too much here since it does always tend to fluctuate somewhere around this level for whatever reason.

(Photo: NBC.)

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