For the second full Monday of the official fall season, there were all sorts of questions across the board. Would the CBS comedy lineup and “Dancing with the Stars” hold up from the premiere, and would the creative struggles of “Revolution” finally be noted in the ratings? Luckily, we now have all of these answers for you and more.
When it comes to new shows, it is pretty clear at this moment that “Revolution” is still doing enough to keep most of its viewership invested. With a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic Monday night, it was once again the leader at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, and we personally believe that a full-season pickup could come either this week or next week depending on how cautious NBC wants to be. The show is a DVR monster, as well, which only goes to help it that much more.
However, we have a feeling at the moment that neither “Partners” (2.1) nor “The Mob Doctor” (1.0) are going to be around by the time 2013 starts. As a matter of fact, we would be stunned if the latter show even comes back the World Series. Poor Fox, as they are close to having to admit to having the first canceled show of the season, and we’re betting they renewed either “Terra Nova” or “Alcatraz” right about now.
Elsewhere, we saw a case of every new show not named “The Voice” (4.5) struggle across the board. “Dancing with the Stars” (2.0) had its worst rating ever for a live performance show, and it looks as though no one really is that interested in watching the same people dance again. Meanwhile, neither “Castle” nor “Hawaii Five-0” could manage anything higher than a 1.9. The good news for CBS was that their comedy block was reasonably steady, but it was hardly the monster it was at this point last year.
Do you blame “The Voice” for all the low ratings elsewhere, or do you blame some bad decisions made earlier this year by both Fox and NBC?