The Flash season 4 premiere ratings drop; NCIS: New Orleans rises

Flash season 4 episode 1 reviewBased on the performance of Supergirl on Monday night, it was easy to anticipate The Flash season 4 ratings going down.

What’s the good news? Judging from the way that Supergirl started things off it could’ve been so much worse. The Grant Gustin superhero show premiered to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the strongest performance for any CW show this week. It is down about 20% from the season 3 premiere, but as we noted, we expected that. Season 3 was somewhat polarizing to fans and it could take a little bit of time in order to convince some of these people to come back to the show.

As for how The Flash led into the premiere for Legends of Tomorrow, the news wasn’t terrible — it posted a 0.6 rating that is almost equal with its season 2 premiere. We feel like the reason it’s staying a little more steady, in addition to having a great lead-in this year, is just that the show’s a hoot. It’s not all that serious and it’s just silly action fun. It’s the escapism we all need in 2017.

For now, there’s no reason to think either one of these shows is going to be going anywhere in the future. We’ll see if that lasts.

As for some other ratings odds and ends…

Over on CBS things were reasonably steady for the most part week to week, but good news for NCIS: New Orleans as it managed to draw a 1.1 rating that marks an improvement over last week. This show may be taking advantage of what is a pretty weak timeslot at the moment. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is proving itself to be about as weak as many expected (its second episode drew just a 0.8 rating) and scheduling Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders in this spot is appearing as though it was a mistake.

The show we’re probably the saddest for at the moment is The Mayor, a super-funny gem on ABC that only drew a 1.0 for its second episode. Tuesdays have just been touch for the alphabet network for quite some time now and while its lineup may be entertaining, it’s unfortunately not pulling in the viewers like you would hope.

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With a 2.8 rating in the demo the series did of course win the night, but we’re probably not going to see some of the meteoric rises we saw at times last season. The show’s found its audience at this point and it’s mostly about delivering the great stories needed in order to keep people watching.

What’s your take on some of the latest ratings?

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