A championship winning NBA player may have made up the thrust of last night’s The Millers (1.6/5) but there was no gold ring around for the shaky CBS comedy. After kicking off its second season with two weak weeks, The Millers dipped 6% in Week 3 and hit a series low in preliminary ratings last night. With results like that, it looks like even the skills of Metta World Peace can’t score for the sophomore show and the dark days that may be ahead. For one thing, last week’s Millers actually went down to a 1.7 in final ratings from a 1.8 in fast nationals. Secondly, The Millers’ results last night was below the 1.7/5 that the third episode of the now cancelled Friends With Better Lives got in the same post 2 Broke Girls (2.2/7) timeslot in its third show last season.
As for the rest of CBS’ schedule, there wasn’t a lot of traction to be had on Monday overall in this second week without The Big Bang Theory on the night. The second week of the fourth season of 2 Broke Girls slipped 8% from its October 27 show. Freshman Scorpion (2.2/6) may have been the most watched drama of the night with 10.30 million tuning in, but among adults 18-49 the show was down 4% from last week’s final nationals while lead-out NCIS: LA (1.5/5) dipped 6% to what is a series low in fast nationals ratings.
As things stumbled for CBS last night, they were looking up for Fox’s Gotham (2.4/7). In an episode that unraveled some intrigues in the Batman backstory series and revealed new mysteries, Gotham snapped out of the last two flat weeks and rose 9% among the key demo from last week. The same could not be said of its lead-out Sleepy Hollow (1.5/4). Pretty much steady with last week’s show, the supernatural drama tripped down 6%.
NBC was the winner of the Big 4 primetime night both among the 18-49s with a 3.1/9 rating and total viewers with 10.98 million watching. That win still came at a price. After a jump up last week, both The Voice (3.4/10) and Blacklist (2.4/7) dipped 8% and 4% respectively. Still the 2-hour Taylor Swift visiting Voice was the highest-rated show of the night and the second most watched with 11.89 million viewers. In the end, ESPN will surely top Monday in both cable and broadcast thanks to Monday Night Football – even with a season low last night.
Football played a bit of game with both ABC and The CW last night. The former was preempted in Indianapolis with the Colts’ game against the New York Giants. So while Dancing With The Stars (2.1/6) was up 11% from last week, those numbers are likely going to change in the final numbers. After the 2-hour competition show, the Robin Roberts’ hosted Countdown To The CMAs special pulled in a 1.3/4 with 7.70 million watching. The CW was preempted in the New York market so its numbers are definitely going to change later on today. As it stands right now, The Originals (0.6/2) was even with last week’s show while Jane The Virgin (0.6/2) was up a stunning 49% from its October 27 show.