Ratings: Vampires on The CW Return Down, SLEEPY HOLLOW is Flat

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THE ORIGINALS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES both dropped for their season premieres on The CW last night, while SLEEPY HOLLOW was flat over on Fox and Bones dropped 0.1 in the demo. CBS dominated the night with football (11.22 million viewers, 3.4 rating), while ABC’s TGIT were down 0.2 from the previous week, but still made ABC come in second for the night.

In terms of total viewers, CBS won the night (10.77 million), followed by ABC (7.99 million), NBC (5.24 million), Fox (4.57 million) and The CW (1.15 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
GREY’S ANATOMY 8.06 million, 2.1 rating
SCANDAL 8.72 million, 2.6 rating
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 7.2 million, 2.1 rating

FOX
BONES 5.78 million, 1.3 rating
SLEEPY HOLLOW 3.36 million, 1.0 rating

NBC
HEROES REBORN 4.39 million, 1.2 rating
THE BLACKLIST 6.95 million, 1.5 rating
THE PLAYER 4.37 million, 0.9 rating

The CW
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 1.37 million, 0.6 rating
THE ORIGINALS 0.93 million, 0.4 rating

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) GREY’S ANATOMY
(2) SCANDAL
(3) THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
(4) HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
(5) THE ORIGINALS

Ratings: EMPIRE Dips Slightly Again, ARROW Returns Up From Last Season’s Premiere

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EMPIRE took another small hit after last week’s dip, but the show is doing so well that it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. ARROW returned slightly up from last year’s finale, while SUPERNATURAL outperformed its Wednesday night ratings from last season (although it was slightly down from its ratings when airing behind THE FLASH).

See all numbers below (total viewers; adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
THE MIDDLE 7.2 million, 1.9 rating
THE GOLDBERGS 6.6 million, 2.1 rating
MODERN FAMILY 7.9 million, 2.7 rating
BLACK-ISH 5.9 million, 1.9 rating
NASHVILLE 4.4 million, 1.1 rating

CBS
SURVIVOR 9.0 million, 2.0 rating
CRIMINAL MINDS 8.9 million, 1.7 rating
CODE BLACK 6.8 million, 1.1 rating

Fox
ROSEWOOD 5.7 million, 1.7 rating
EMPIRE 13 million, 5.0 rating

NBC
THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA 7.1 million , 1.1 rating
LAW & ORDER: SVU 7 million, 1.5 rating
CHICAGO P.D. 6.5 million, 1.5

The CW
ARROW 2.6 million, 1.1 rating
SUPERNATURAL 2.0 million viewers, 0.9 rating

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
(2) EMPIRE
(3) ARROW
(4) SUPERNATURAL
(5) E:60

Ratings: QUANTICO Holds Steady, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Rises in Week 2

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE saw a jump in its week 2 ratings for the new year, while QUANTICO held relatively steady in its second week. Meanwhile, NBC dominated the night with football, while MADAM SECRETARY and THE GOOD WIFE had solid premieres, although they were down from last year which good an extra boost from football.

In terms of total viewers, NBC won the night (17.6 million), followed by CBS (10 million), Fox (7.9 million) and ABC (5 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
7 p.m. The Muppets (repeat) 2.5 million, 0.5 rating
7:30 p.m. The Muppets (repeat) 2.7 million, 0.8 rating
8 p.m. Once Upon a Time 5.3 million, 1.8 rating (last week: 5.9 million, 1.8 rating)
9 p.m. Blood & Oil 5.2 million, 1.2 rating (last week: 6.4 million,1.4 rating)
10 p.m. Quantico 6.9 million, 1.9 rating (last week: 7.1 million, 1.9 rating)

CBS (may be adjusted due to football overruns)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes 11.6 million, 1.5 rating (last week: 15.0 million, 2.9 rating)
8 p.m. Madame Secretary 11.9 million, 1.5 rating (last season premiere: 14.8 million, 2.0 rating)
9 p.m. The Good Wife 9.4 million, 1.2 rating (last season premiere: 11.1 million, 1.5 rating)
10 p.m. CSI: Cyber 7 million, 1.0 rating (last season premiere: 10.5 million, 1.8 rating)

Fox
8 p.m. The Simpsons 6 million, 2.6 rating (last week: 3.3 million, 1.5 rating)
8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.1 million, 1.9 rating (last week: 3.1 million, 1.5 rating)
9 p.m. Family Guy 3.6 million, 1.7 rating (last week: 2.9 million, 1.5 rating)
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth 3.3 million, 1.5 rating (last week: 3.1 million, 1.4 rating)

Ratings: BONES and THE BLACKLIST Improve on Recent Season Finales, SLEEPY HOLLOW Slips

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BONES and THE BLACKLIST fared better than their last season finale ratings, but neither did as well as last season’s premieres. Meanwhile, NBC’s week 2 shows had a slight dip and Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW reached series lows. ABC’s TGIT line-up had a slight week 2 dip as well, but the whole block remains solid. And CBS got big ratings for its football broadcast.

In terms of total viewers, CBS won the night (14.2 million, subject to change), followed by ABC (8.4 million), NBC (5.7 million) and Fox (4.8 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY 8.5 million, 2.3 rating (last week: 9.6 million, 2.8 rating)
9 p.m. SCANDAL 9.1 million, 2.8 rating (last week: 10.3 million, 3.3 rating)
10 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 7.5 million, 2.3 rating (last week: 8.4 million, 2.6 rating)

Fox
8 p.m. BONES 6.1 million, 1.3 rating (last year premiere: 1.6 rating)
9 p.m. SLEEPY HOLLOW 3.6 million, 1.0 rating (last year premiere: 2.0 rating)

NBC
8 p.m. HEROES REBORN 5 million, 1.6 rating (last week: 6.1 million, 2.0 rating)
9 p.m. THE BLACKLIST 7.6 million, 1.8 rating (last year premiere: 3.5 rating; last year Thursday launch: 2.4 rating)
10 p.m. THE PLAYER 4.5 million, 0.9 rating (last week: 4.9 million, 1.2 rating)

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) GREY’S ANATOMY
(2) SCANDAL
(3) HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
(4) WWE SMACKDOWN
(5) THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH

Ratings: EMPIRE Finally Slips a Bit, CODE BLACK Off to Steady Start

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The ratings for EMPIRE were unprecedented in its first season and rose week after week, but the show finally slipped a little bit in the second episode of season 2 (although, not enough to make a significant dent in its huge ratings). Meanwhile, over on CBS, the new medical drama CODE BLACK had an OK start (with decent ratings, but a low showing in the key demo).

In terms of total viewers, Fox won the night (9.9 million), followed by CBS (9.3 million), NBC (6.8 million) and ABC (6.6 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. THE MIDDLE 7.9 million, 2.2 rating (last week: 8.2 million, 2.1 rating)
8:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS 7.4 million, 2.3 rating (last week: 7.6 million, 2.4 rating)
9 p.m. MODERN FAMILY 8.6 million, 2.9 rating (last week: 9.5 million, 3.2 rating)
9:30 p.m. BLACK-ISH 6.0 million, 1.8 rating (last week: 7.3 million, 2.4 rating)
10 p.m. NASHVILLE 4.8 million, 1.2 rating (last week: 4.9 million, 1.2 rating)

CBS
8 p.m. SURVIVOR 9.3 million,2.3 rating (last week: 9.7 million, 2.5 rating)
9 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS 9.9 million, 2.0 rating (last year premiere: 2.7 rating)
10 p.m. CODE BLACK 8.5 million, 1.6 rating (last year premiere for Stalker: 2.0 rating)

Fox
8 p.m. ROSEWOOD 6.2 million, 1.9 rating (last week: 7.5 million, 2.4 rating)
9 p.m. EMPIRE 13.7 million, 5.4 rating (last week: 16.2 million, 6.7 rating)

NBC
8 p.m. THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA 7.2 million, 1.2 rating (last week 7.1 million, 1.2 rating)
9 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU 6.8 million, 1.7 rating (last week: 8.3 million, 1.8 rating)
10 p.m. CHICAGO P.D. 6.7 million, 1.7 rating (last year premiere: 1.9 rating)

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) EMPIRE
(2) CRIMINAL MINDS
(3) SURVIVOR
(4) LAW & ORDER: SVU
(5) SOUTH PARK

Ratings: THE MUPPETS Drops, New Fox Comedies Debut Soft

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GRANDFATHERED and THE GRINDER had rather soft openings for Fox on Tuesday thanks to some tough competition from THE VOICE  and NCIS and ABC saw a week 2 drop for its returning series (particularly for THE MUPPETS). LIMITLESS, over on CBS, matched its ratings from last week, which must be making CBS happy.

In terms of total viewers,  CBS won the night (12.7 million), followed by NBC (10.9 million), ABC (4.8 million) and Fox (4.3 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. THE MUPPETS 5.8 million, 2.0 rating (last week: 9 million, 2.9 rating)
8:30 p.m. FRESH OFF THE BOAT 4.8 million, 1.7 rating (last week: 6.1 million, 1.9 rating)
9 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.8 million, 1.7 rating (last year: 2.0 rating)
10 p.m. QUANTICO (repeat) 4.2 million, 1.0 rating

CBS
8 p.m. NCIS 16.0 million, 2.1 rating (last week: 18.2 million, 2.5 rating)
9 p.m. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 12.6 million, 1.7 rating (last week: 12.6 million, 1.7 rating)
10 p.m. LIMITLESS 9.6 million, 1.9 rating (last week: 9.9 million, 1.9 rating)

Fox
8 p.m. GRANDFATHERED 5.3 million, 1.5 rating
8:30 p.m. THE GRINDER 4.9 million, 1.5 rating
9 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS 3.6 million, 1.4 rating (last week: 4 million, 1.7 rating)

NBC
8 p.m. THE VOICE 13.3 million, 3.6 rating (last week: 12.4 million, 3.5 rating)
10 p.m. BEST TIME EVERY WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS 6.3 million, 2.0 rating (last week: 5.9 million, 2.1 rating)

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) SCREAM QUEENS
(2) THE VOICE
(3) MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
(4) BAD GIRL’S CLUB: BACK FOR MORE
(5) THE GRINDER

Ratings: ABC Rises, But Other New Series See a Drop

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DANCING WITH THE STARS and CASTLE got slightly higher ratings this week, but other new series (including MINORITY REPORT and BLINDSPOT) saw a drop, although BLINDSPOT won the 10:00 p.m. spot for the second week in a row.

In terms of total viewers,  NBC won the night (10.9 million), followed by ABC (10.4 million), CBS (9.6 million) and Fox (3.6 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS 11.7 million, 1.9 rating (last week 11.5 million, 1.8 rating)
10 p.m. CASTLE 7.8 million, 1.6 rating (last week 6.8 million, 1.2 rating)

CBS
8 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY 14.9 million, 3.6 rating (last week 18.2 million, 4.7 rating)
8:30 p.m. LIFE IN PIECES 8.9 million, 2.0 rating (last week 11.3 million, 2.6 rating)
9 p.m. SCORPION 9.4 million, 1.7 rating (last week 11.1 million, 2.2 rating)
10 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES 7.5 million, 1.2 rating (last week 8 million, 1.2 rating)

Fox
8 p.m. GOTHAM 4.6 million, 1.6 rating (last week 4.6 million, 1.6 rating)
9 p.m. MINORITY REPORT 2.7 million, 0.9 rating (last week 3.1 million, 1.1 rating)

NBC
8 p.m. THE VOICE 11.8 million, 3.3 rating (last week 12.4 million, 3.5 rating)
10 p.m. BLINDSPOT 9.1 million, 2.6 rating (last week 10.6 million, 3.1 rating)

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH
(2) WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW
(3) DANCING WITH THE STARS
(4) THE VOICE
(5) LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD

Ratings: QUANTICO Has Solid Opening, But Other Shows on the Decline

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QUANTICO enjoyed a solid series premiere on ABC, but the network’s other returning shows suffered a drop. In fact, ONCE UPON A TIME’s 1.8 rating among the key demo was a sharp drop from the 3.5 rating it got in last year’s season premiere. Meanwhile, NBC aired football and scored some big ratings, but CBS was no slouch with a new 60 MINUTES episode and the series finale movie for CSI.

In terms of total viewers, NBC won the night (16.9 million), followed by CBS (13.9 million), ABC (5.7 million) and Fox (2.9 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
7 p.m. DARK SWAN RISES: ONCE UPON A TIME FAN CELEBRATION 3.5 million, 0.7 rating
8 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME 5.9 million, 1.8 rating
9 p.m. BLOOD & OIL 6.3 million, 1.4 rating
10 p.m. QUANTICO 7.1 million, 1.9 rating

CBS
7:30 p.m. 60 MINUTES 15.0 million, 2.9 rating
9 p.m. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (finale movie) 12.1 million, 1.8 rating

Fox
7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS 2.7 million, 1.3 rating
8 p.m. THE SIMPSONS 3.3 million, 1.5 rating
8:30 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE 3.1 million, 1.5 rating
9 p.m. FAMILY GUY 2.9 million, 1.5 rating
9:30 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH 3.1 million, 1.4 rating

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) ONCE UPON A TIME
(2) FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
(3) QUANTICO
(4) BLOOD & OIL
(5) KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS

Ratings: HEROES REBORN Has Soft Premiere

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HEROES REBORN had only an OK premiere over on NBC, while The Player debuted even lower. The Shondaland premieres over on ABC saw a drop from last year’s premiere numbers, but still won the night across the broadcast networks (and topped the Nielson Twitter ratings list).

In terms of total viewers, ABC won the night (9.3 million), followed by CBS (which aired football), NBC (5.6 million) and Fox (2.1 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY 9.4 million, 2.8 rating
9 p.m. SCANDAL 10.2 million, 3.2 rating
10 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 8.4 million, 2.6 rating

Fox
8 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS (rebroadcast) 2.1 million, 0.7 rating

NBC
8 p.m. HEROES REBORN 6.0 million, 1.9 rating
10 p.m. THE PLAYER 4.9 million, 1.2 rating

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) GREY’S ANATOMY
(2) SCANDAL
(3) HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
(4) HEROES REBORN
(5) WWE SMACKDOWN!

Ratings: EMPIRE Has Big Return

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EMPIRE was a genuine hit in its first season, building on its own ratings week after week (basically an unheard of accomplishment in television). When it returned last night for its second season, it dropped very slightly in overall viewers compared to its first season finale, but it held its demo numbers.

In terms of total viewers, Fox won the night (11.7 million) followed by CBS (8.1 million), NBC (7.8 million) and ABC (7.1 million). See all numbers below (live + same day total viewers & adults 18-49 ratings).

ABC
8 p.m. The Middle 8.2 million, 2.1 rating
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs 7.6 million, 2.4 rating
9 p.m. Modern Family 9.3 million, 3.1 rating
9:30 p.m. Black-ish 7.3 million, 2.4 rating
10 p.m. Nashville 5.0 million, 1.3 rating

CBS
8 p.m. Survivor 9.8 million, 2.4 rating
9:30 p.m. Big Brother finale 6.5 million, 2.2 rating

Fox
8 p.m. Rosewood 7.4 million, 2.4 rating
9 p.m. Empire 16.0 million, 6.5 rating

NBC
8 p.m. The Mysteries of Laura 6.9 million, 1.2 rating
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU 8.2 million, 1.7 rating

In addition, Nielson reports that the following shows/specials were the most tweeted about of the night:

(1) EMPIRE
(2) BIG BROTHER
(3) LAW & ORDER: SVU
(4) SURVIVOR
(5) SOUTH PARK