The first Good Girls premiere ratings are in and with that, it feels as though NBC could have a potential hit on Monday night — provided that most of these viewers end up sticking around.
Monday night’s new episode ended up generating in total a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which we do consider to be a really good start for the series starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. It’s also the subject of mostly-positive reviews, which suggests further that this show can have some solid retention. If it pulls in a 1.1 or higher the rest of the season, all signs do point towards it getting a season 2 renewal and having some sort of reasonably long life at the network coming up.
What is the larger surprise to us on the night is Good Girls actually dethroning The Good Doctor, which slid to its lowest rating yet in 1.3 after Monday’s episode. It’s hard to pinpoint the specific reason for that, especially since we don’t think that the Freddie Highmore series has really hit all that much of a creative slump so far. It’s still in danger of being canceled, so there isn’t really all that much to be worried about there.
When it comes to shows we are worried about, Lucifer returned to the air on Monday with just a 0.8 rating, which was matched by the latest episode of The Resident following that. Meanwhile, Living Biblically got off to a rough start on CBS with just a 0.8 rating while iZombie premiered to just a 0.3, following up on the weaker start of Legends of Tomorrow, which generated in total a 0.4.
Seeing the ratings next week is going to be interesting — The Bachelor is on the rise and going into what may be one of the most dramatic finales ever (no exaggeration this time) in just seven days, we could start to see things escalate with some of its numbers. Despite all of the lower ratings this year it’s possible that this could be one of its biggest finales in a rather long time.
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