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Friday, February 19, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/18/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 15.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8
8:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

Broadcast TV's rough week continued on Thursday where everything was even or down in the demo. By far the most troubling results were courtesy of TGIT on ABC. Grey's Anatomy kept things afloat at 8pm, dipping half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. It got much worse from there. At 9pm, Scandal was down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. The demo is an outright series low while the total viewer count is the worst since November 2012. This show is losing steam fast. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was also down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo, crashing to a new series low. It was also beaten in total viewers by Shades of Blue. These shows are still big DVR gainers but this is a really troubling trend.

CBS easily had the most steady night. The Big Bang Theory was down 1.1 million viewers but even in the demo for a fifth straight episode. Without Empire in the mix, this show is so far and away past every other show in the demo, still. At 8:30pm, Life in Pieces was down seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Mom is holding its own at 9pm as it was up seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. I think this would be in the mid 2s for the demo if it aired at 8:30pm. 2 Broke Girls returned to the Thursday 9:30pm slot after its Wednesday run. It tied a series low in the demo, but was still an improvement on the cancelled Angel From Hell. At 10pm, Elementary was down a tenth in viewers and the demo.

It is getting ugly for You, Me, and the Apocalypse on NBC. It was down another four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to an ugly 0.6 demo. This is starting to bring down The Blacklist, which was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It's time for NBC to replace Apocalypse with Dateline NBC. At 10pm, Shades of Blue was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Considering how The Blacklist has been dropping and 10pm shows are doing in general on every network, it's holding up OK. Finally on FOX, American Idol was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Mom (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Scandal (ABC)

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