Based on the current Valor ratings through two episodes, we’re already starting to wonder if we’re going to have our first cancellation of the season. We’re not rooting for this when it comes to this or any other show, but the current numbers give you pause.
The second episode of the CW military drama on Monday drew just a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down 33% from the week before. It’s losing more than half of its Supergirl lead-in, and when you remember that the superhero show is drawing only a so-so 0.5, that’s made even worse. We could foresee the network giving the show one more week but if it falls more, The CW may need to make a quick decision and shake up their schedule a little bit more. They could use this timeslot instead to promote some of the other shows or give more of a platform to Jane the Virgin or Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Time will tell.
The big winner of Monday night, once again, has to be The Good Doctor over at ABC. The show’s drawn some pretty good ratings already, but last night we saw it deliver in a way that really justifies the network giving the show a full season. It drew in total a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and when you consider that it adjusted up in the finals last week this is a show that hasn’t slipped below a 2.0 so far. For a new show in 2017 that’s incredible through four episodes. It’s retained almost the entirety of its premiere audience. ABC has done a lot of things wrong with their new series and schedules over the past year or two, but this is the one decision that network head Channing Dungey has, without a doubt, managed to hit out of the park.
If The Good Doctor keeps this up, anticipate a season 2 renewal by the time we get to Christmas.
For the record, The Big Bang Theory won the night with a 2.7 rating, not that this should serve as much of a shock to anyone out there.
Is The Brave big enough?
Speaking of military dramas struggling, NBC can’t be all that happy with The Brave getting just a 1.0 following The Voice on Monday night — it’s barely beating Scorpion, and it should be getting at least a 1.4 or 1.5 given the lead-in that it has. We feel like if it does get a pickup for more episodes it may come with either a new timeslot or them burning off when The Voice is off the air.
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