As we’re getting closer and closer to May sweeps, we’re going to be concentrating these daily ratings articles more on the notable news of the day — i.e. the shows in the most danger, or one that are still new, and we’re waiting to see how they fare in the long-term.
“The Blacklist” – It feels right to start with the Megan Boone / James Spader series, which is in a rather strange spot on the bubble right now given that this was at one point a marquee hit over on NBC. (We blame the drop mostly on the timeslot change in season 2 coupled with a little too much experimenting for a network show.) Last night’s new episode held steady with a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, but that’s not the sort of rating that tends to make you feel all that great.
“Riverdale” – For its third week on the air, it continues to hold firm at a 0.4. This show could be renewed in similar fashion to “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” — it’s quality, and The CW may keep it on that basis alone.
“Training Day” – In week 2, the show dropped to a 0.8. Unless an idea is offensive or egregiously awful, we never root for a show to be canceled — therefore, we hope that this show figures things out. For the time being, though, it’s hard to be optimistic.
“Powerless” – In its second episode, the show slid to a 0.9 rating, which is a drop of over 15% from the premiere. That’s not a great start here, either, and it’s a shame given that you’ve got a really awesome cast and an interesting premise of normal people living within a world of superheroes. Part of the problem here seems to be a lack of buzz around the pilot, and then also not doing enough with a great license that was given over to them.
What did you watch on TV last night? Share now with the comments, and head over here to score some other news when it comes to “The Blacklist,” including our full review of last night’s new installment “Isabella Stone.” (Photo: NBC.)