Despite a strong showing from Game 7 of the World Series, ABC’s Black-ish was able to grow from last week. The latest episode scored 7.67 million viewers and 2.7 A18-49, up three tenths from last weeks episode. What makes the growth even more impressive is the fact its lead in, Modern Family, was up only a tenth week-to-week. Retention from Modern Family was 77% in both total viewers and the demo. All in all, a very good showing for Black-ish.
After three straight weeks of 1.7 demos, Stalker fell to a series low 7.36 million viewers and 1.6 A18-49, down a tenth from last week. The show tied Nasvhille for first in the hour, something CBS probably didn’t expect when they ordered a full season (update: in finals, Nashville fell a tenth in finals, and Stalker rose, so the difference was two tenths; 1.6 vs. 1.4 demo). Retention from Criminal Minds was an okay 70% in both total viewers and the demo.
The other show to hit a series low last night was The Mysteries of Laura, which was also just rewarded with a full season order. Wednesdays episode notched 7.49 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49, down a tenth from last week. For some reason, NBC showed repeats of SVU and Chicago PD, but decided to air a new episode of Laura…strange.
In addition, Game 7 averaged 23.52 million viewers and 6.6 A18-49, the highest performance for a World Series game since 2011.
Updated with finals