We’re not sure what exactly happened when it came to the ratings for Monday night, but there’s one thing that we can say for certain — there were definitely a good many people out there with a Super Bowl hangover. The vast majority of the programming was down versus the day before, and in many cases we saw shows drop dramatically.
Let’s start here with “24: Legacy,” given that this was the show that started off after the Super Bowl and was drawing some huge ratings to go along with it. The post-Super Bowl episode ended up drawing a 6.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and more than 17 million viewers. Meanwhile, Monday’s episode drew just a 1.5 rating and slightly over 6 million viewers. There always does tend to be a pretty steep drop follow post-Super Bowl airings; we don’t actually think that it produces all the much of a boost for shows these days. Think back to other shows like “The Blacklist,” “The Late Show,” “New Girl,” and “Elementary,” who lost almost everything they gained the very next week.
Elsewhere on Fox last night, the premiere of “APB” actually did match the 1.5 of “24: Legacy,” but it remains to be seen just how much of that it will end up keeping week to week.
As for everything else on the night…
NBC – The news for “Timeless” this time around is pretty terrible. Despite #RenewTimeless trending in America last night, the show plummeted to a series-low 0.6 rating that hurts severely its chances at coming back. Consider this a further reminder that sometimes, trends don’t equal reality. These poor ratings following “The Celebrity Apprentice,” which also fell to a 0.9.
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (1.5), “Man with a Plan” (1.3), “Superior Donuts” (1.3), and “2 Broke Girls” (1.3) were all down significantly versus their last new episode, with “Superior Donuts” understandably taking the biggest blow given that it wasn’t airing after “The Big Bang Theory” anymore. “Scorpion” won the 10:00 p.m. Eastern hour with a 1.2, but even that was a decline.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (2.3) was pretty much even versus its last episode; “Quantico,” meanwhile, fell slightly to a 0.7.
The CW – They’re probably the one network that fared the best in terms of consistency. “Supergirl” managed to stay at a 0.7 for its latest episode, while “Jane the Virgin” (0.3) improved by a timy amount (though not enough for it to be visible in the rounded numbers).
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