Wednesday Ratings: ‘Arrow’ sinks to series low; ‘Doubt’ nears early cancellation

Is there a reason to be worried about some ‘Arrow’ low ratings? At the moment, we really wouldn’t be concerned … but if the downward trend continues, there’s something further to be concerned about.

Last week’s new episode entitled “The Sin-Eater” ended up drawing what are the lowest ratings of the show to date. Specifically, it posted a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That is a decrease from last week’s “Spectre of the Gun,” which could serve as an indicator that the controversy from that episode turned some viewers off. (Personally, we felt it was masterful, and a mature step up for the show.)

“Arrow” already scored a season 6 renewal, so there’s no concern for now. We just want to see the show continue to have some of the same momentum behind it that it did earlier in the season. “The Sin-Eater” struggled both when it came to realistic depictions of its characters and then also fascinating villains. Cupid, Liza Warner, and China White are fearsome, but pairing them up stripped them of their personalities.

Next week, “Arrow” faces off with Vigilante. Maybe that will shake things up.

Other odds and ends

“Doubt” in danger – Over on CBS, the second episode of the Katherine Heigl series dropped to a 0.6. That indicates a cancellation could be coming sooner rather than later.

“The 100” holds strong – While a 0.4 rating may not blow anyone away, it could bring the show at least one more season. It is faring better than “Frequency” did in the spot this past fall. Consider that good news.

“Hunted” also holds on – The CBS reality competition show drew a 1.2 once more in the demo, which could bring it a renewal. Remember, the show is not faring that much worse than “Criminal Minds,” a show with a long history, in the demo. It’s also perfect filler in the winter months to another show in “Survivor.”

Tonight, “The Blacklist” premieres its “Redemption” spin-off, and this is as a result of that one of the primary things we will be watching in the ratings. Stay tuned for that full report.

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