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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Check below this post for my thoughts on what ABC should do next season!

8:00 Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Special
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Captive: A Journey of Survival and Hope
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 14.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Undateable
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 One Big Happy
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

8:00 Hell's Kitchen

Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Weird Loners
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

On Tuesday night, NCIS just barely escaped going below the 2.0 demo threshold for the first time ever as it adjusted up in the finals for a second episode in a row. It was down nine tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The viewer total was the worst since May 13, 2008. Surprisingly, NCIS: New Orleans had a really good night as it was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best retention in quite awhile. This show has been looking weak lately, but this was a good showing. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The viewer total was a series low. Will CBS think they can do better than Person of Interest in this slot next year?

On NBC, The Voice took a huge hit from Dancing with the Stars as it was down 1.8 million viewers and four tenths in the demo for a series low in a regular timeslot for a regular episode. It's not going to get any easier with more Dancing specials and episodes over the next couple weeks. At 9pm, Undateable was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. Yet at a 1.2, it is easily the most successful comedy on the entire network and will probably come back. At 9:30pm, the season finale of One Big Happy went out with a major whimper as it was down seven tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. With this, every new NBC show this season except A.D. has fallen below a 1.0 demo (and A.D. will probably do so as well before all is said and done). What a disaster. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It didn't get any bounce from Crossover Week but it's usually the conclusions that benefit more.

Over on ABC, a special 10th anniversary event for Dancing with the Stars was a solid performer in the 8pm hour with its older skewing audience. At 9pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did not take advantage of the better lead-in as it was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. An ABC news special on the girls captured in Cleveland for over a decade was a nice improvement on the usual Forever numbers. Finally on FOX, Hell's Kitchen was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, tying a series low. New Girl returned after a couple weeks off and was still very low. It was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Weird Loners benefited every so slightly as it was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.


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