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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 9/29/14

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ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 12.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 10.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.4 million, 18-49 demo: 4.8
8:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
9:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 13.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

NBC
8:00 The Voice

Viewers: 12.9 million, 18-49 demo: 4.0
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 10.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8

FOX
8:00 Gotham
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7


Week two of the new season kicked off with a mix of results. On CBS, The Big Bang Theory started things off down 1.6 million viewers and six tenths in the demo from last week's premiere. It's a pretty big drop but last week was pretty high so it may be leveling out. A repeat at 8:30pm did very well, probably better than Mom would have. The best news for CBS came at 9pm where week two of Scorpion was down a mere four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's premiere where it's lead-in was way higher (a new Big Bang). Without a doubt, this is an incredibly impressive week two hold. Despite a critical drubbing, this show seems to be connecting with viewers. The news was not nearly as good at 10pm where NCIS: Los Angeles' move to Monday led to series lows. It was still up from Hostages a year ago, but finished a distant third in the hour. Especially given how well Scorpion did, this was a disappointing performance.

Over on NBC, The Voice was down just a tenth in viewers and actually up a tenth in the demo for a great second week. If this keeps up, the year to year declines will keep looking better. At 10pm, The Blacklist was down 1.8 million viewers and six tenths in the demo, which is disappointing considering the lead-in was slightly stronger. It feels too early for this show to already be down in the 2s. After a good hold on premiere week, week three of Dancing with the Stars didn't go as well as it dropped three tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo. The news was better at 10pm, though, where the series premiere of Castle delivered its best demo since November 4 and matched last season's premiere.

Finally on FOX, week two of Gotham was pretty positive. It was down seven tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo for a pretty good hold, especially given the anticipation for the first night. It was already one of the biggest gainers in delayed DVR viewing and that seems even more likely given the type of audience it's appealing to. At 9pm, Sleepy Hollow sunk another half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo to another series low. It is not looking good for this show this season but it might be just fine thanks to FOX's problems. It seems to be following a very similar run as The Following so I think we'll see mid to low 1s in the demo very soon and that's where it will probably settle.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Scorpion (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

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