ABC had a night they’d rather forget, while CBS’ newest drama in the NCIS franchise held from its week-ago premiere.
The 8 o’clock debut of Selfie was slow out of the gate with 5.31 million viewers and 1.6 A18-49. These low results are certainly not unexpected. The show had an irritating premise (and title) and had to lead off the night on its own. After finals though, the 1.6 demo looks much more favorable. What was a bomb earlier is now just off to a slow start.
Following Selfie was the premiere of Manhattan Love Story, which stalled at the gate with 4.70 million viewers and 1.5 A18-49. Like I said above, Manhattan Love Story had a favorable jump in the finals (up two tenths). The demise of Selfie and Manhattan Love Story was expected by nearly everyone, including myself.
Week three of Forever was a bit less promising than last weeks solid hold on Tuesday night. The latest episode recorded 5.69 million viewers and 1.5 A18-49. That is down three tenths from last weeks final numbers. Retention for Agents of SHIELD was 78% in the demographic, while building in total viewers. Perhaps ABC has not solved it’s Tuesday 10 o’clock timeslot problem after all?
Finally, week two of NCIS: New Orleans held versus’ it’s week ago premiere. The newest episode scored 16.57 million viewers and 2.3 A18-49 – down only two tenths from last week. Retention out of mothership NCIS was 88% in both total viewers and the demographic. NCIS: New Orleans is not the big draw many expected, but the numbers are still very respectable.
Updated with final numbers 10/1 at 11:45pm.