As of right now, there is almost no question as to who is the undisputed winner of Tuesday nights so far the fall: It’s The CW. Remember here that at this time last year, the network was running “Hart of Dixie” and “Emily Owens MD,” a pair of shows that were at best averaging a 0.5 rating between the two of them in the 18-49 demographic. So compare that now to the 1.1 both “The Originals” and “Supernatural” posted last night. That is growth of over 100%!
With this news in mind, don’t be surprised to see the Joseph Morgan series given a full season before the time the next episode airs. The show has now proven that it can survive away from “The Vampire Diaries” for more than a week, and you really don’t need another reason to not give it a vote of confidence. The fact that “Supernatural” only fell to a 1.1 is amazing when you remember that it was up against an all-new edition of “The Voice”.
As for a few assorted notes…
-Cote de Pablo’s exit may still be hurting “NCIS” ratings week to week, but the show did bounce back from last week and improved to a 3.0.
-Over on NBC, “The Biggest Loser” launched to a 2.2, which is something that they have to be reasonably happy with, all things considered. This show is a consistent warrior for them, and seems to do much better when they don’t try to just drill it into the ground.
-“Agents of SHIELD” may have a full season now, but with the ratings continuing to fall, you wonder if this show is going to be above a 2.0 by the time that the spring rolls around. At least a 2.7 isn’t a huge drop from last week’s 2.9, and it could adjust up slightly in the finale numbers.
-“Trophy Wife” over on ABC (1.3) will be lucky to survive longer than its first 13 episodes. At least over on Fox most of the new shows seem to be steady despite having some pretty dreadful numbers. If “Dads” gets a full season by posting 1.4 ratings, that may be the funniest thing about this show to date.
We’ll have more ratings news as it breaks, so be sure to stay tuned for more!
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