There are a number of interesting ratings takeaways worth discussing here, but let’s start with the latest in terms of The Blacklist season 6!
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Overall, Friday night’s new episode managed to generate a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is even to the number that the series drew last week. Is that hopeful for the future of the series? To a certain extent, we’d say so, since it at least suggests a certain degree of stability. This is a show that also continues to perform a little bit better than its lead-in Blindspot, which does suggest at least in theory that it would be the likelier of the two shows to be renewed.
Of course, we don’t think that we are going to necessarily get a full picture of things with either one of these two shows until we get around to a little bit later in the season — NBC has until May to figure things out one way or another.
As for some other programs on the night…
MacGyver – The Lucas Till series had itself quite the challenge on Friday, as it aired the first installment without series regular George Eads officially a part of the main cast. (He’s been absent before, but there was always a feeling that he would return.) Last night’s episode generated a 0.7 rating in the demo; while still technically down versus the week prior, we do still remain optimistic in the future of the show. It’s dropped to this rating before even with Eads around.
Blue Bloods – After posted its lowest rating of the season following Celebrity Big Brother last week, the Tom Selleck drama returned to form last night with a 0.8 rating. This suggests that the biggest reason for the drop was simply viewers being unaware that there was a new episode airing, given that the two shows that typically air before it were MIA on the schedule.
Last Man Standing – Finally, the Tim Allen comedy continues to be the #1 show on the night, with the series generating in total a 1.1 rating in the demo. This is enough to keep the show around, more than likely, for another season — Fox has to be thrilled with the performance, given that it’s given them a clear victory for at least one hour on the night.
What do you think about Friday night’s ratings? Be sure to share now in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)