Ratings notes: ‘The Following,’ TNT’s ‘Dallas’ premiere, ‘Switched at Birth’

The FollowingThe first news we want to point out here should make big-time fans of “The Following” grin from ear to ear: the serial killer drama managed to actually rise in the ratings in its second week, and finished with a very impressive 3.3 in the 18-49 demographic. It’s so rare to see any show (especially one with some serial elements) pull something like this off, though we do also have to remember here that CBS’ comedy lineup was in reruns, and NBC is currently airing “The Biggest Loser” rather than “The Voice.”

-If you are TNT right now, you have to be feeling pretty disappointed with the launch of “Dallas” season 2. Even with so many reruns on the air (especially at 10:00 p.m.), the much-hyped return of the show drew a 0.8 rating (down from the 1.3 posted for the season 1 finale) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. This proves that this really should have remained a summer show; it’s either that or people for whatever reason opted to watch the show Monday night (which is a different night of the week than the initial airing last year) via their DVR.

-It’s good and bad news for ABC Family. The positive is that “Switched at Birth” is continuing to fare well, drawing a 0.8 that easily thwarted “The Carrie Diaries” (0.5) over on The CW. Meanwhile, “Bunheads” is in serious trouble, and did not land in the top 100 cable programs of the day (per TVbythenumbers).

-Let us also take a moment now to eulogize “90210” after five seasons. How is this show going to be renewed with a 0.4 rating? The only real future we see this show having is getting maybe a few episodes designed solely to say goodbye.

If you want to read our full review of Monday night’s “The Following,” you can do so over at the link here.

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