We wish we could say that we had a mixture of good news and bad news within today’s ratings feature, but the reality here is that we’re focusing a little bit more on the latter with some of what we’re reporting today.
Elementary – There is a small sliver of good news in that the season 6 premiere kicked off to a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is actually better slightly than how some episodes of the series fared pretty close to the end of season 5. Yet, premieres often tend to be inflated and our concern is that at some point over the next few weeks we’re going to see the show hit a 0.5 again. We argued recently that the ratings expectations for the series were too low because of a rough timeslot for season 5; we’re now at the point in which the rubber meets the road on that theory.
Lucifer – The Fox series, unfortunately, fell again last night to one of its lowest ratings yet in a 0.6. We love Lucifer, but our concern is that a show barely performing better than Supergirl over on The CW may be in some serious trouble in regards to its future. One of the few things really helping it at the moment is that save for Empire, STAR, and 911, many of Fox’s other shows are not faring too much better.
Dancing with the Stars – With just a 1.2 rating for the premiere of its athletes-only season, we are already starting to wonder if this is a format ABC will be abandoning in the near future. We don’t quite know why they even bothered to order another season this spring at all given that there weren’t going to be many opportunities to let it shine.
Good Girls – Here’s a smidgen of good news: With a 0.9 rating in the demo the Christina Hendrics, Retta, and Mae Whitman series easily won its timeslot. That should be enough to get it a season 2 renewal, even if nothing is altogether certain just yet.
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