Encouraging sign for the proposed Supernatural spinoff Bloodlines as last night’s planted spinoff episode drew a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49, up 11% from last week. The uptick probably was due at least in part to the ratings comeback of Supernatural‘s lead-in, The Originals (0.8, up 33% from last week’s series low), which also started as a planted spinoff episode airing in the last week of April last year. Proving that we should not read too much into the ratings of those spinoff episodes, The Originals-themed Vampire Diaries last year posted a 10% week-to-week ratings drop, yet the project went on to snag a series order and a second-season renewal. The CW pilots are facing very good odds this year, with six of them targeting as many as five slots.
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This is new. The Mindy Project (1.1) edged its lead-in, flagship Fox comedy New Girl (1.0), to rank as the network’s highest-rated program of the night. Mindy was up 10% from last week, while New Girl was down 17% to a series low. Also hitting an all-time low was Glee (0.8), down 11%.
First-year ABC comedy The Goldbergs (1.6 in adults 18-49) cemented its second-season renewal with a nice 14% ratings bump in its return to originals after a two-week break. Actually, the entire ABC freshman Tuesday lineup was up. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1.9), also certain to be renewed, inched up a tenth from its fast national last week. Comedy Trophy Wife (0.9), which had been losing ground to Mixology for a renewal spot, was up also a tenth from its most recent original. No reprieve for Celebrity Wife Swap (0.8), which dropped 11% from last week to a new franchise low despite having an original lead-in vs. a repeat last week.
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CBS veteran NCIS (2.5), one of the biggest gainers of the night, up 19% from its most recent original two weeks ago. NCIS: LA (2.1) was flat at what is a series low, while Person Of Interest (1.9) was up 12%. CBS won the night in 18-49 (2.2) and total viewers (14.3 million). NBC’s The Voice (2.7) matched last week’s fast national which represents a series low, new comedy About A Boy (1.7) dipped 11% from last week but is still assured a renewal, while its companion, Growing Up Fisher (1.5), is showing remarkable consistency, posting the same rating for a fourth straight week. Chicago Fire (1.8) ticked up a tenth.