Were viewers as taken with Taken episode 2 as they were with the pilot? According to the latest ratings that were just released, it certainly doesn’t seem like it.
The second episode of the series starring Clive Standen ended up drawing a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down a good 20% from the pilot and less than half of what The Voice generated for its two-hour episode (2.7). The big comparison that we’re doing with the show at the moment is between it and Timeless, which had this same timeslot in the fall. It premiered to slightly better ratings, and Timeless episode 2 also fared slightly better with a 1.4 rating. For its third episode, it actually improved slightly to a 1.5. We’ll see if Taken continues this trend, or if it goes the other way and starts to slide a little bit in the numbers.
Ultimately, the thing that we do know more than anything is that Timeless is currently on the bubble, and if Taken continues to slide, it could end up in the same place. The one advantage that it has is that it fared slightly better in its second episode than Timeless did in turns of total viewers — not that they matter so much to networks as the demo.
If you do want to see a preview for the next Taken episode, you can do so over at the link here.
Some other declines across the board
This was not a great night for primetime ratings, given that even The Bachelor found itself falling to a 2.2 for its one-hour episode leading up to its Women Tell All special. The bigger fall happened with 24: Legacy, which is now down below a 1.0 and we’re absolutely not that confident in its renewal odds anymore. It still has a ways to go this season, and despite having such a big franchise name in the title, it’s still struggling to attract a whole lot of viewers. There may not be a need to bring it back next season if Fox gets back The X-Files; after all, they could just fill this timeslot with it during the time in which Gotham is off the air.
The one positive is that the latest episode of APB was able to stay steady at around a 0.8 rating. We do still think that this is a decent enough rating to keep the show on the air, but beyond that, it’s hard to say.
What did you watch on the air this past Monday? Be sure to share some of your thoughts now with a comment! (Photo: NBC.)