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Monday, April 21, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, April 21

Monday night has mostly new episodes except for 9:30-11pm on CBS. I think week two of CBS' lineup without How I Met Your Mother will not go as well as the first. Everything else should be close to normal levels.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Castle #125 "That 70s Show"
Prediction: Dancing - 14.9 million, 2.3/Castle - 9.9 million, 1.9

CBS 
8:00 2 Broke Girls #70 "And the New Lease on Life"
8:30 Friends with Better Lives #3 "Game Sext Match"
9:00 Mike & Molly #88 "Mike's Manifold Destiny"
9:30 The Big Bang Theory #139 "The Raiders Minimization" (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #105 "Recovery" (REPEAT)
Prediction: Girls - 6.8 million, 2.1/Friends - 5.1 million, 1.6/Mike&Molly - 7.1 million, 2.0

NBC 
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Blacklist #19 "The Pavlovich Brothers"
Prediction: Voice - 11.8 million, 3.3/Blacklist - 10.8 million, 2.7

FOX 
8:00 Bones #188 "The Nail in the Coffin"
9:00 The Following #29 "Silence"
Prediction: Bones - 5.5 million, 1.4/Following - 4.2 million, 1.4    

Sunday, April 20, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 4/19/14

Check below this post for a Weekend Rewind for CBS 2003-04!

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 Movie: The Ten Commandments
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Dateline Mystery
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 UFC Fight Night
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 

WEEKEND REWIND: CBS 2003-04 Season

CBS 2003-04
Year by year, CBS was building a lineup full of solid hits. This past year, they added CSI: Miami,  Without a Trace, and Still Standing, all of which cracked the Top 30. This year was huge for them. They only launched eight shows but three turned into big hits: NCIS, Two and a Half Men, and Cold Case. Two of those are still on today and have been cornerstones of the CBS lineup for a decade.

Check out my ABC Weekend Rewind from 2003-04

Mondays
8:00 Yes, Dear
8:30 Still Standing
9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond
9:30 Two and a Half Men
10:00 CSI: Miami
"Two and a Half Men"
Monday nights remained steady as can be all season. With The King of Queens on the move to Wednesdays, Yes, Dear slid up to the 8pm slot and was paired with Still Standing in its second season. It wasn't the strongest hour but it was serviceable. Yes, Dear was only renewed for a midseason order after this year. Everybody Loves Raymond continued to dominate at 9pm but CBS needed to find a new anchor because Raymond was getting old. They did just that when they launched Two and a Half Men. The vulgar sitcom starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer was an instant hit with viewers and a departure from the gentler family sitcoms that were all over the CBS lineup. Men was one of the most recent comedies to be a smash hit out of the gates and it's still going strong in its 11th season now. CSI: Miami continued to be a strong performer at 10pm.

Tuesdays
(Sep 23-Mar 9)
8:00 NCIS
9:00 The Guardian
10:00 Judging Amy

(Mar 16-30)
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Century City

10:00 Judging Amy

(Apr 6-May 18)
8:00 NCIS
9:00 The Guardian (through May 4)
10:00 Judging Amy
"NCIS"
JAG was on the move to Fridays and in its place on Tuesdays was a spinoff, a little show called NCIS. The Mark Harmon starring crime drama didn't make a big splash in its first couple years but it was a decent enough performer. Over time though, it became the most watched drama on TV, which it still holds today in its 11th season. Just like Men on Mondays, CBS struck gold with this show but it wasn't apparent from the beginning. It was only getting 11-12 million viewers in its first season and now it gets 17-20 million viewers. Hard to believe considering how much overall viewing has gone down in the decade since its premiere. 9pm and 10pm continued to be The Guardian and Judging Amy. For a very brief time in March, The Guardian was replaced by Century City, a futuristic drama set in 2030 in Los Angeles starring Nestor Campbell and Viola Davis. The show lasted just a couple weeks before it was yanked and The Guardian was back. However, CBS felt they could upgrade on the night and cancelled The Guardian at the end of the season after three years. 

Wednesdays
(Sep 24-Nov 26)
8:00 60 Minutes II
9:00 The King of Queens (starting Oct 1)
9:30 Becker (starting Oct 8)
10:00 The Brotherhood of Poland, NH (through Oct 22)

(Dec 3-Mar 10)
8:00 60 Minutes II
9:00 The King of Queens
9:30 Becker (through Jan 28)
10:00 48 Hours

(Mar 17-May 19)
8:00 60 Minutes II
9:00 The King of Queens
9:30 The Stones (through Mar 31)
10:00 48 Hours
"The Brotherhood of Poland, NH"
CBS revamped Wednesdays yet again but things didn't really get better. 60 Minutes II slid back up to 8pm where it had been at times the previous year. CBS tried a new comedy hour at 9pm with veteran sitcoms The King of Queens and Becker. King survived and did pretty well in its new Wednesday slot but Becker was already on the decline and this just sped up the process. It was cancelled after 13 episodes, ending its six season run. Aside from a very brief (three episode) midseason run of new sitcom The Stones starring Judith Light, the 9:30pm slot was a rotating wheel of repeats of comedies. The 10pm hour was initially given to a new warm family drama The Brotherhood of Poland, NH. Created by David E. Kelley and starring Randy Quaid, John Carroll Lynch, Chris Penn, and Elizabeth McGovern, Brotherhood wasn't along the same lines as the other CBS dramas coming on the air. It didn't fit with the crime procedurals and was yanked after just five episodes. The rest of the season was 48 Hours at 10pm as Wednesday night still didn't have any flow to it.

Thursdays
8:00 Survivor (Sep 25-Dec 11/Feb 5-May 13)
9:00 CSI
10:00 Without a Trace
Thursdays was the top night for CBS with three hit shows: Survivor (in two editions, as usual), CSI, and Without a Trace. There was no reason to mess with this hit lineup.

Fridays
8:00 Joan of Arcadia
9:00 JAG
10:00 The Handler (through Jan 30)
"Joan of Arcadia"
Friday nights brought a trio of dramas including two newbies. At 8pm was Joan of Arcadia, a family drama about a girl who could see and talk to God. Starring Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Amber Tamblyn, and Jason Ritter, the show was critically acclaimed out of the gate and even nominated for an Emmy in its first season. It was a surprise success story on Friday nights but it was short lived as the show only lasted one more year. JAG moved over from Tuesdays and was the first of many CBS dramas to spend its final couple years on Fridays. At 10pm was The Handler, a crime drama set in DC and starring Joe Pantoliano. The show lasted just 14 episodes. When it was cancelled, repeats of other dramas filled the 10pm slot for the rest of the season.

Saturdays
(Sep 27-Dec 20)
8:00 48 Hours (through Nov 29)
9:00 Hack
10:00 The District

(Jan 17-Mar 13)
8:00 Star Search
9:00 Hack
10:00 The District

(Mar 20-May 15)
8:00 Various Programming
10:00 The District (Apr 10-May 1)
Saturday nights were a bit of a mess as this was the last season where CBS really made a serious effort with the night. 48 Hours started at 8pm but was needed on Wednesdays. It was replaced by Star Search for awhile, which floundered in its second season on Saturday nights. 9pm was the second season of Hack, but it was cancelled after year two and the 8pm slot became movies and specials starting in March. 10pm was The District, but it was cancelled at the end of the year after four quiet seasons. This was one of the most unheralded shows to run as long as four years.

Sundays
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Cold Case
9:00 Sunday Night Movie
"Cold Case"
After striking out with comedies the previous season, CBS found a new hit drama to bridge 60 Minutes and the Sunday Night Movie. Just like Murder, She Wrote and Touched by an Angel before it, they found a feel-good drama in Cold Case, a procedural that blended past crimes and present investigations. The show featured many flashbacks and heartwarming moments as it pieced together the puzzle each week. Starring Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino, it became a reliable Sunday night performer for several years.


CBS 2003-04 Stats

Shows in the Top 30
2. CSI
5. Survivor
9. CSI: Miami
10. Everybody Loves Raymond
11. Without a Trace
15. Two and a Half Men
17. Cold Case
18. 60 Minutes
26. NCIS
28. Still Standing

Fall Shows Survival: 4/6 (66%)
Two and a Half Men, NCIS, Joan of Arcadia, Cold Case

Midseason Shows Survival: 0/2

Total New Shows Survival Rate: 4/8 (50%)

Cancelled/Ended Series
Becker (6 seasons)
The District (4 seasons)
The Guardian (3 seasons)
Hack/Star Search (2 seasons)
The Brotherhood of Poland, NH/The Handler/Century City/The Stones (1 season)

Emmy Award Nominees & Winners (Major Categories)
CSI (Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series)
Joan of Arcadia (Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series)
Everybody Loves Raymond (Nominee, Outstanding Comedy Series)
Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
Amber Tamblyn, Joan of Arcadia (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)
Tyne Daly, Judging Amy (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)
Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
Doris Robert, Everybody Loves Raymond (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, April 20

Happy Easter!!

Easter night brings a fair amount of originals with only FOX showing some repeats and ABC preempting Resurrection and Revenge for a heartwarming movie. With the holiday, though, I could see most shows being down week-to-week.

ABC 
7:00 It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (SPECIAL)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #62 "Bleeding Through"
9:00 MOVIE: In My Dreams
Prediction: Time - 6.1 million, 1.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 The Good Wife #108 "All Tapped Out"
10:00 The Mentalist #134 "Forest Green"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 9.2 million, 1.4/Race - 8.2 million, 1.7/Wife - 9.3 million, 1.5/Mentalist - 8.8 million, 1.5

NBC
7:00 American Dream Builders
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Believe #7 "Bang and Blame"
10:00 Crisis #6 "Here He Comes"
Prediction: Dream - 2.4 million, 0.6/Dateline - 5.2 million, 1.0/Believe - 4.2 million, 1.0/Crisis - 4.2 million, 1.0

FOX 
7:00 Bob's Burgers #63 "Ambergris"
7:30 American Dad! #154 "Poltergasm" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #540 "Married to the Blob" (REPEAT)
8:30 Family Guy #216 "Life of Brian" (REPEAT)

9:00 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Prediction: Burgers - 2.2 million, 0.8/Cosmos - 3.5 million, 1.3    

Saturday, April 19, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 4/18/14

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC 
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

CBS
8:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

FOX
8:00 Kitchen Nightmares
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Kitchen Nightmares
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

On a quiet Friday night, there was a mix of repeats and new episodes. On ABC, Last Man Standing was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low while Shark Tank was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. Both these shows adjusted up last week so we'll see what happens. 20/20 had a strong night as it was up 2.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. On CBS, Unforgettable was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Hannibal was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo on NBC. Finally on FOX, each episode of Kitchen Nightmares was down two tenths from last week's season premiere.

RATINGS RECAP: 4/17/14

ABC 
8:00 Grey's Anatomy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Scandal
Viewers: 10.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
8:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

NBC
8:00 Community
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 American Idol
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 Surviving Jack
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0  

It was a night full of season finales on Thursday night and ABC's Scandal easily towered above them all. First up on ABC though, Grey's Anatomy was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, the season finale of Scandal was up a big 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. The demo was the best since the midseason premiere while the viewer total is a series high. Scandal is showing no signs of slowing down as it ends its season early due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. New show Black Box premieres next week and will take the last couple weeks of the season. CBS had the final two episodes of The Crazy Ones. The 9pm episode hit a series low (it followed a repeat but that repeat had better numbers than its usual new lead-in). At 9:30pm, it fell even further. This is probably the final nail in the coffin for this show as CBS soured on it as the season went on. It premiered to 15.5 million viewers and a 3.9 demo and ended with 5.2 million viewers and a 1.3 demo. I'd be surprised if this one came back. New comedy Bad Teacher replaces it for the final couple weeks.

On NBC, the season finale of Community was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The perennial bubble show is firmly there again this year. My gut tells me it will squeak out one final 13 episode season thanks to its creative resurgence this season. At 8:30pm, Parks and Recreation was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a new series low. Its own season finale, featuring Michelle Obama, is next week. At 9pm, Hollywood Game Night was slightly up from last week's repeat. It doesn't seem to matter much in the ratings whether this show is new or a repeat. At 10pm, the season finale of Parenthood was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo despite going against the Scandal finale. I also think this show will squeak out a final season and the rise for the season finale can't hurt. On FOX, Hell's Kitchen was up eight tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. American Idol was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, and Surviving Jack was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo for a series low.

Friday, April 18, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #63 "April, Come She Will"
8:30 Last Man Standing #57 "Tasers" (REPEAT)
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Unforgettable #32 "Manhunt"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #73 "A'ale Ma'a Wau" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #69 "The City That Never Sleeps" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Outnumber Hunger (SPECIAL)
9:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Hannibal #21 "Su-zakana"

FOX
8:00 Kitchen Nightmares
9:00 Kitchen Nightmares

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: The Ten Commandments

CBS
8:00 Mike & Molly #71 "Molly Unleashed" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #1 "Pilot" (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds #194 "The Return" (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 UFC Fight Night

Thursday, April 17, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 4/16/14

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 Suburgatory (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 Mixology
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Nashville (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS 
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 American Idol
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

Almost everything was in repeats on Wednesday nights except for three shows, but they weren't helped by the lack of competition. On FOX, American Idol was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a new Wednesday low. So yes, we are at the point now where Idol is below a 2.0 demo on Wednesdays. This is getting to be a horrible problem for FOX and it may not be salvageable even a year or two from now at this rate. On CBS, Survivor was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Mixology on ABC was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It has gotten a 1.2 demo every time it has followed a Modern Family repeat this season. 

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, April 17

Thursday night has four season finales, three of which could end up being series finales. The one that's already renewed is Scandal, which is ending its season early due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. Look for a big finish for one of TV's hottest dramas. The other three don't have as much going for them: The Crazy Ones is getting a double episode finish, but dumping its season finale in April surrounded by repeats (albeit of their top shows) is not a good sign. Community and Parenthood may both snag a limited episode renewal on NBC but that is not a sure thing by any means.

ABC 
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #215 "I'm Winning" (REPEAT)
9:00 Grey's Anatomy #216 "Go It Alone"

10:00 Scandal #47 "The Price of Free and Fair Election" (Season Finale)
Prediction: Grey's - 8.5 million, 2.7/Scandal - 9.8 million, 3.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #143 "The Itchy Brain Simulation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Big Bang Theory #138 "The Scavenger Vortex" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Crazy Ones #21 "The Monster"
9:30 The Crazy Ones #22 "The Lighthouse" (Season Finale)
10:00 NCIS #240 "Oil & Water" (REPEAT)
Prediction: Crazy - 6.5 million, 1.6

NBC
8:00 Community #97 "Basic Sandwich" Part 2 (Season Finale)
8:30 Parks and Recreation #110 "One in 8,000"
9:00 Hollywood Game Night
10:00 Parenthood #90 "The Pontiac" (Season Finale)
Prediction: Community - 2.8 million, 1.0/Parks - 3.0 million, 1.2/Hollywood - 3.0 million, 1.1/Parenthood - 4.0 million, 1.2

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 American Idol
9:30 Surviving Jack #4 "Rhythm is a Dancer"
Prediction: Hell's - 5.0 million, 1.6/Idol - 7.9 million, 1.8/Jack - 4.5 million, 1.2      

RATINGS RECAP: 4/15/14

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 17.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 14.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8 

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 About a Boy
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 Growing Up Fisher
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

FOX 
8:00 Glee
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

It was a pretty soft Tuesday as spring is definitely upon us. ABC aired Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at a special time (9pm), and it was up a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best demo in a month. Is this a sign that ABC is thinking about moving this show to 9pm next year? It might not be a horrible idea. At 10pm, the season premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap was DOA, but above recent numbers for Mind Games (not to mention Killer Women and Lucky 7). This will suffice for the rest of the season but ABC needs to figure out this slot. It was a down night for CBS with NCIS down three tenths in viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo for its lowest performance since May 4, 2004 (its first season). At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo, tying a season low. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

NBC inched up for the first part of the night. At 8pm, The Voice was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, About a Boy was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. It needed to rise after last week's troubling drop so this is a good thing. At 9:30pm, Growing Up Fisher was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. I still like this show's chances to come back, at least for a midseason order. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for a season low. FOX was a mess as usual. At 8pm, Glee was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, New Girl was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The overall trend for these two shows is absolutely terrible. To round out the night, The Mindy Project was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's 9:30pm episode.