A bit of Thanksgiving came early for the lady from Krypton and CBS last night – both on and off-screen. Out of sensitivity to the Paris attacks of November 13, the net moved around a scheduled terror-themed episode of Supergirl (1.8/5) and put a holiday-themed episode in its place. The outcome saw Supergirl have its first upward movement since its stellar October 26 debut with a 6% rise among adults 18-49 from last week. In fact, things were looking up all over for superhero shows Monday, as fellow WBTV-produced series and 8 PM time-slot rival Gotham (1.6/7) saw a 7% rise.
Their gains may be due to another time-slot rival’s loss.
There were no eliminations on Dancing With The Stars (1.8/5) last night after contestant Tamar Braxton dropped out of the show due to a health issue, and the 8-10 PM episode took a 10% hit in the demo. Fellow competition show The Voice (3.1/9) was easily the top show on the Big 4 and steady with last week with a 3% slip. With a 5% uptick for Blindspot (2.3/7), which was second in the demo on Monday, NBC topped the night in 18-49s with a 2.9/9 rating. ABC, which saw Castle (1.1/4) rise 10%, finished No. 1 in viewers with 10.46 million compared with NBC’s 10.42 million.
There was big action off the Big 4 as well as the Cincinnati Bengals lost a chance at some NFL history. The previously unbeaten team suffered its first loss of the season with a 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. The Bengals won’t be joining the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers as the first 9-0 trio ever in the NFL, but ESPN wasn’t unhappy with last night’s result: With an 8.6 metered market rating, the sports cabler’s flagship football show was up 6% over last week, when the Chicago Bears came back to beat the San Diego Chargers. This week’s matchup peaked with a 9.5 MM rating between 9:30- 9:45 PM — that’s up 3% over the 9:45-10 PM peak of the November 8 game. MNF will, as it almost always does, top the night in cable and broadcast in the key demo when the final numbers come in later.
Football pre-emptions in Houston pumped up the CW’s numbers last night, so the rises experienced by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.4/1) and Jane The Virgin (0.6/2) may come down in later numbers. Currently, the shows are up a tenth and two tenths, respectively. Also up last night was Minority Report (0.7/2), with a 17% rise for the trimmed series.
The bump that CBS saw with Supergirl on Monday did not translate into the rest of the net’s night, with Scorpion (1.6/5) and NCIS: LA (1.2/4) declining 11% and 8%, respectively. That’s a series low in fast nationals for Scorpion.