With added competition from game six of the World Series (despite being a 10-0 blowout), every new series was down from last week.
The show that took the slightest hit this week was CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans. The third NCIS series scored 16.09 million viewers and 2.3 A18-49, down only a tenth from last week. Retention from the mothership was 92 percent in total viewers and 88 percent in the demo. Not bad, not bad at all.
A new episode of promising The Flash, which totaled 3.53 million viewers and 1.4 A18-49, also down a tenth from last week. All in all, a very solid week four.
Week three of Marry Me dipped to 5.06 million viewers and 1.5 A18-49. Had these numbers been in any other timeslot, they would be solid. Behind The Voice, however, they are alarming. Retention was a terrible 45% among total viewers and 52% in the demo. If we looked at the 830 to 9 o’clock retention, I’m sure it slips even further.
Rounding out the new series was ABC’s Forever. It’s latest episode was down a tenth from last week, nothing 4.95 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49. Retention from Agents of Shield was an alarming 59% in the demo (while growing in total viewers). The incompatibility of these two show is quite obvious, yet ABC doesn’t make any changes.