‘Scorpion’ Ratings Down From 2015 Finale, ‘DWTS’ Rises, ‘Reign’ Struggles


As is common this time of year, there were season enders and some returns last night on the Big 4. That was a mixed blessing for CBS’ Scorpion (1.6/5). The Season 2 finale of the genius misfits drama was up a tenth over last week but took a real sting with a 27% drop among adults 18-49 from its Season 1 ender of April 20 last year.

Part of the weaker demo for the 9 PM Scorpion had to come from the fact it had a The Big Bang Theory (1.2/4) repeat as an immediate lead-in and a declining return for Mike & Molly (1.3/4) at 8 PM. The exiting comedy dropped 19% in the demo from its last original of February 10, a Wednesday. Otherwise the House of Moonves’ night ended on an even stance with NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2/4) matching last week’s result.

Overall, NBC won Monday night in the 18-49 demo with a 1.8/6 rating and thanks to a steady The Voice (2.1/7) and Blindspot (1.4/5). The top show of the night in the demo, Voice was down a tenth from last week while the Jaimie Alexander-starring procedural was up a tenth. For the fourth Monday in a row, ABC was tops in total viewership with 9.89 million watching last night. With its Portland affiliate carrying the NBA Playoffs game last night, NBC might see a small adjustment later but likely nothing to write home about.

The Disney-owned net saw Dancing With The Stars (1.8/6) get a 13% leg-up in the demo from last week’s season low and emerged, again, as the most watched show of Monday night with 11.7 million tuning in. Castle (1.1/4), which has caught a lot of people’s attention lately, was also up – 10% in the demo over its April 18 show.

reign april 25 2016Fox’s only original of last night was the Season 1 finale of Lucifer. Renewed for another devilish run, the WBTV series was dead even with last week – even though it had a Gotham (0.6/2) encore as a lead-in this week. The CW had the return of Reign (0.3/1) filling the slot previously occupied by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which wrapped its first season last week. While even with Crazy Ex’s result of April 18, Reign was down 25% from its last original of January 22, a Friday. Not that it hurt or helped Jane The Virgin (0.4/1), which was the same as its April 18 show.

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