After displaying 100% retention from its premiere to second episode, Bad Judge took a slight hit last night, attracting 4.68 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49, down only 8% from last week. Unlike last week, however, Bad Judge fell from its Biggest Loser lead in by slim margins in the demo (around 8 percent), while holding the viewership.
The third episode of A to Z held at 3.37 million viewers and 1.0 A18-49, even in the 18-49 demo from last week. Still, the numbers are too low for NBC to consider ordering anymore episodes. If I had to guess, NBC will let all 13 episodes air before The Blacklist enters the night.
Meanwhile, the bad news over at FOX continued yet again. The third week of Gracepoint dropped another tenth to 3.70 million viewers and 0.8 A18-49. Retention from Bones was 56% among total viewers and 47% in the demo. While I realize only seven episodes remain, FOX should consider shifting Gracepoint to Fridays and giving the Bones lead in to some other show (maybe Red Band Society, if FOX is bent on keeping it).
Finally, ABC’s Thank God It’s Thursday lineup continued to tick down week-to-week. The latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder slipped below the 3.0 demo mark for the first time this week. Notching 9.79 million viewers and 2.8 A18-49, How to Get Away with Murder fell 10% week-to-week, and did not grow out of Scandal this week. This begs the question, when will How to Get Away with Murder finally stabilize?