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Monday, January 20, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 1/16/14

ABC 
8:00 The Taste
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 12.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 The Crazy Ones (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Community
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Sean Saves the World
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 The Michael J. Fox Show
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

FOX 
8:00 American Idol
Viewers: 13.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.9

Thursday night had night two of American Idol but it was not overly positive. Though still dominant with a 3.9 demo, it was down a significant 1.8 million viewers and eight tenths in the demo from the Wednesday night premiere. That happened despite there being less competition and solid feedback and reviews of the revamped judging panel. When The Big Bang Theory and the CBS lineup are new again, it could fall further. The Taste on ABC was hit hard by Idol as it was down 1.2 million viewers and four tenths in the demo to a low 0.9. If it had held around a 1.2, I think ABC would be thinking a lot about making it a filler again next year. But a 0.9 is awfully low and that was with CBS in repeats. A Shark Tank repeat at 10pm was a big improvement over the cancelled The Assets.

NBC was pathetically low as nothing topped a 1.2 demo for them all night. At 8pm, Community was down half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo while Parks and Recreation was down three tenths in viewers and the demo. Despite the low numbers, Parks and Recreation was surprisingly renewed over the weekend. The 8pm hour might have seemed like a problem but the 9pm hour was disastrous as it seemed to be massacred by Idol, spoiling whatever it had left. Sean Saves the World was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The worst news came at 9:30pm where The Michael J. Fox Show was down 1.1 million viewers and four tenths in the demo to a series low at a terrible 0.6 demo. 0.6 demos have gotten shows like The Assets cancelled but NBC still has that nagging 22 episode order hanging over Fox. They should find a way to burn off the rest because this show is done. At 10pm, Parenthood was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

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