Everything Down – Tuesday Ratings

With added competition from game six of the World Series (despite being a 10-0 blowout), every new series was down from last week.

NCIS-New-Orleans-1-779x400The 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.

marry meWeek 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.

CBS Gives Full Season Order to Four Dramas

CBS-Logo-e1331750370386A week after The CW gave full season orders to both of its new dramas, CBS is doing the same.

The network announced Madam SecretaryNCIS: New OrleansScorpion, and Stalker have been given full season orders.  The first three dramas have been given 22 episode orders, although the episode order for Stalker is unclear at this point.

Scorpion has been the surprise of the season.  Predicted to be one of the first cancellations of the season by many, it has done well on Mondays at 9.  In its most recent episode, Scorpion was watched by well over 10 million viewers and notched a 2.4 demo – growing from its The Millers lead in.

Madam Secretary and NCIS: New Oreleans have been older-skewing dramas, but have still done very well.  Madam Secretary scored another 1.5 demo this past Sunday, and nearly 12 million viewers.  NCIS: New Orleans had its second highest-rated episode on Tuesday, and held onto nearly 100% of its NCIS lead in.

The only surprise of the group is Stalker, which has done OK on Wednesdays.  The biggest positive about Stalker is the 1.7 demo it has achieved for its last three airings.  Stability is better than falling these days.

Tuesday Daily Ratings

It was a busy night for new series last night, so lets get started.

marry meWeek two of NBC’s Marry Me took an expected drop, down to 5.61 million viewers and 1.8 18-49, down five tenths from last weeks debut.  It looked as if NBC hoped Marry Me would re-start their comedy lineup, but that appears unlikely.  Retention from The Voice was a pitiful 47% among total viewers and 55% in the demo (although it was undoubtedly lower when you look at 830 to 9 average, as compared to the entire hour) .  Two weeks in, and already below a 2.0 demo.  I think NBC can do better.

selfieABC had some good news and bad news last night.  Week four of Selfie ticked up to 3.82 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49, up a tenth from last night.  No, the numbers are not good, but at least it stopped dropping, right?  The same could not be said for Manhattan Love Story, which dropped even more this week, down to 2.62 million viewers and 0.7 A18-49.  These numbers are just plain ugly.  Look for a cancellation announcement sooner rather than later.  FYI, both are pre-empted next week for Halloween specials.

Rounding out the night on ABC was a new episode of Forever.  The latest episode brought in 4.95 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49, up a tenth from last weeks low.  Once again, Forever grew in total viewers from Agents of Shield, while demonstrating retention of 75 percent in the demographic.  Maybe a better lead in would help Forever?

Week three of CW’s The Flash took a bigger drop than last week, down to 3.59 million viewers and 1.5 A18-49.  Despite dropping another two tenths, this is still huge for The CW.

NCIS-New-Orleans-1-779x400Finally, reliable CBS and its latest NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans continued to put up modest, but solid, numbers.  Last nights episode totaled 16.13 million viewers and 2.4 A18-49, up two tenths from last weeks episode, despite added competition from the World Series.  NCIS: New Orleans had one of its best retentions yet, 94 percent in total viewers and 100 percent in the demo.  When is that full season order coming CBS?

Updated with finals 10/23 at 12:35am.

“Marry Me” OK in Debut

marry meThe series premiere of Marry Me kicked off with 7.54 million viewers and 2.3 A18-49. That is an OK start for the comedy, which benefited from the lead in of The Voice. Retention from The Voice was an 61% among total viewers and 68% in the demo.  Given most shows drop 15-20 percent in week two, I think this is just an OK start for Marry Me.

Meanwhile, week two of The Flash took a small 11% week two drop, notching 4.27 million viewers and 1.7 A18-49. Don’t be surprised for a full season order announcement within the coming week. These numbers are the real deal for The CW.

manhattan-love-story-abcOver at ABC, the Tuesday comedy block appears to be ending soon. Week three of Selfie dropped another 16% to 3.44 million viewers and 1.0 A18-49. It’s lead out, Manhattan Love Story stabilized with a weak 2.87 million viewers and 0.9 A18-49. ABC has to fix this hour, and quick.

Also on ABC was a new episode of Forever, which brought in 4.81 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49. That number represents another 15% drop for the 10 o’clock drama. Looks like ABC needs an all new Tuesday night lineup…again.

NCIS-New-Orleans-1-779x400Finally, NCIS: New Orleans scored 16.14 million viewers and 2.2 A18-49. The show dropped a tenth in the demo week-to-week (along with its lead in), while picking up some viewers (about 400,000).

Updated with finals 10/15 at 910pm.

“Flash” Debut Storms Out of the Gate

flash-logoThe series debut of The Flash debuted to a huge 4.79 million viewers and 1.9 A18-49, the strongest CW premiere since The Vampire Diaries. Overall, this was the SECOND biggest debut in CW history.

To put it in perspective how big The Flash opened, it actually rated higher than a number of series premieres on Fox, and finished THIRD in the hour. In addition, The Flash out performed a number of series on the night, including the entire ABC lineup (wow!).

Finally, The Flash scored the best viewership in the Tuesday 8 o’clock timeslot since series finale of Gilmore Girls (!!) in May 2007 and best demographic since the series premiere of 90210 in September 2008.  Yes, the premiere was THAT big for the CW.

The big numbers also pushed Supernatural to 2.48 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49.

Meanwhile, over at ABC, Tuesdays are quickly becoming a disaster yet again. Week two of Selfie and Manhattan Love Story fell to cancellation levels.  Selfie fell 25 percent to 3.99 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49 demo and Manhattan Love Story collapsed 40 percent to 3.27 million viewers and 0.9 A18-49.

foreverAt 10 o’clock, episode four of Forever started to level out, nabbing 5.35 million viewers and 1.3 A18-49 demo. Down only 7 percent from last week, Forever could end up being even when finals come in (edit: it didn’t adjust in finals).

After a big drop for Scorpion on Monday, CBS received better news for NCIS: New Orleans. Week three of the newest series in the franchise averaged 15.39 million viewers and 2.3 A18-49, even with last weeks performance. Look for a full season order any day now.

Updated with finals 10/8 at 738pm.