CBS will likely finish the week as the most watched network (surprise, surprise). Three of their new series, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, and Madam Secretary, were the three most watched new shows of the season. Stalker, the only new premiere from CBS this week, was the fifth most watched new show. On the demographic front, the networks newest offerings are skewing quite old. The standout; however, remains Scorpion. After an impressive debut last week, Scorpion fell only a tenth in the demo, and shed a few thousand viewers.
How to Get Away with Murder was the most watched show from ABC, as well as the highest demo performer for any new series this past week. Promising new comedy Black-ish suffered a 21% drop in week two, behind only Madam Secretary for the biggest drop week-to-week. On the other hand, ABC debuted two new comedies this week, neither of which were impressive. Selfie and Manhattan Love Story were both slow out of the gate, but did not bomb.
Last week’s solid hold for The Mysteries of Laura transferred into week three. The new Wednesday night drama dropped a handful of viewers, and held 100% of its week ago demo performance. Other than that, it was a bad week for NBC. Bad Judge and A to Z were the lowest rated new scripted offerings this season, both struggling to stay over a 1.0 demo.
Finally, FOX remained out of the competitive loop. Gotham is the only series putting up any sort of decent numbers for the network (not including Sunday). In week two, Gotham shed only 9% of its total audience. Week three of Red Band Society stopped the bleeding, but still remains way too low to advance into November Sweeps. Year-long experiment Utopia appears to be ending soon. The Tuesday airing was pulled from the lineup this past week after more disastrous numbers. Oh, and FOX debuted Gracepoint to low numbers.
The charts are sorted as follows:
Adults 18-49 Demo / Total Viewers