Ratings: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ loses; ‘Elementary’ gains; ‘Big Bang Theory’ wins

With Halloween over, you would think that some of the bleeding would be over for some of the shows in the primetime lineup. Did this happen? Not exactly. There was some good news for some shows, whereas others continued to be disappointments.

We really should start things out with something that really is worth talking about here: the increased ratings for “Elementary,” which recovered nicely this week in route to scoring a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While we are still not sure this is the sort of “hit” number that CBS was looking for when they launched the series, it does still justify it receiving a full-season renewal more so than some of the other shows that they have on the air. This good news did extend to “The Big Bang Theory,” which set a season high with a stellar 5.1 rating, and even over on The CW with “The Vampire Diaries,” which actually managed to increase its rating all the way up to a 1.5. It’s amazing that this show is actually pulling better numbers than last year, which is rare for a serialized network show.

On the opposite side of the coin, we wish that there was more that we could report on positively when it came to another show in “Beauty and the Beast,” which may as well be canceled now after just posting a 0.6. You can argue that this is better than “Nikita,” “Emily Owens M.D.,” and some of the other shows on the network, they also don’t have the same sort of impressive lead-in. Thus far, “Beauty and the Beast” is making the network look very bad for canceling “The Secret Circle,” which was doing far better than this. Fox also had disappointment in “The X Factor,” which posted a disappointing 2.6 for its first results show of the season. See Fox, this is what happens when you let baseball ruin your show.

The one other major thing that is worth mentioning here is that the 2012 CMA Awards dropped to its lowest ratings ever in a 3.8, which probably shows that viewers are getting tired of seeing a million country music shows a year.

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