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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 1/6/14

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Hostages
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Hostages
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

NBC
8:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Almost Human
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Sleepy Hollow (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8 

It was the first Monday in January and that meant the return of The Bachelor to ABC. The highly promoted new season delivered a strong start as it was up 1.8 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from last year's premiere. It is now a much stronger option than Dancing with the Stars in the demo though it will have to face the Olympics in February this year. However, it seemed to be far less compatible with its lead-out. Castle was down a big 2.6 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from its last airing back in November for a season low. I'm not sure what happened here but it doesn't bode well when it must face Intelligence on CBS and the return of The Blacklist on NBC.

CBS had the final two episodes of Hostages. The 9:00 episode was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo from its last airing while the second episode dropped another four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. While not officially cancelled, there is no way this show will see any more episodes and from what I heard, it did stay true to its "limited series" concept by tying up all loose ends. It's not a bad model for broadcast TV but this show did not capture viewers' attention. On FOX, Almost Human was up 1.1 million viewers and two tenths in the demo which is not a bad showing since it was paired with a repeat. This show's been going up and down and I think it'll be on the bubble for FOX right up to upfronts. NBC aired three repeats of The Blacklist ahead of next week's return and they did pretty well for repeats.

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