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Friday, October 25, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 10/24/13

Check back tomorrow for a review of NBC's new drama Dracula!

ABC
8:00 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 Scandal
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 17.0 million, 18-49 demo: 5.2
8:30 The Millers
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:30 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8 

NBC
8:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Sean Saves the World
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Michael J. Fox Show
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX 
8:00 MLB World Series Game 2
Viewers: 13.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.6

On Thursday night, Game 2 of the World Series fell six tenths in the demo from Game 1 but still had a good showing. NBC had its first Thursday without Welcome to the Family. A repeat of The Voice did better than the cancelled Family but not much better than Parks and Recreation usually does in the hour. At 9pm, Sean Saves the World was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo while The Michael J. Fox Show was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. So basically the cancellation of Welcome to the Family did very little to the 9pm comedies, good or bad. At 10pm, Parenthood was dead even with last week. I wonder how this show would be doing if it had stayed on Tuesday at 10pm with a lead-in from The Voice.

Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory started off the night down eight tenths in viewers but even in the demo. At 8:30pm, The Millers fell a rough 1.6 million viewers and half a demo point. This is a bad drop considering the lead-in was steady. It also posted a pretty terrible 52% retention out of Big Bang, which has been low enough to get other shows cancelled. Next week is a Big Bang repeat but a new episode of The Millers so things will likely be worse. We'll see what happens in two weeks. At 9pm, The Crazy Ones was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, which is not bad considering how much the lead-in fell. At 9:30pm, Two and a Half Men rebounded from last week's series low as it was down a tenth in viewers but up two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Elementary was up two tenths in viewers and a good three tenths in the demo. It still should probably be higher but this was a nice rebound.

Finally on ABC, week three of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. So the Thursday 8pm slot fails again. I'm sure ABC won't have this show go beyond 13 episodes so what will ABC try in this slot in the spring? At 9pm, Grey's Anatomy was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Scandal slipped nine tenths in viewers and a troubling four tenths in the demo. This show has swung up then down every week so far this season, will it follow that trend and rise again next week? Both Law & Order: SVU and Scandal had sexting related episodes and both fell pretty hard this week. I'm sure there's no correlation but that's just an observation.

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