Sunday TV ratings: Batwoman up, The Rookie down

Batwoman -- "A Mad Tea Party" -- Image Number: BWN109b_0241.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Rachel Skarsten as Alice and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman -- "A Mad Tea Party" -- Image Number: BWN109b_0241.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Rachel Skarsten as Alice and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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Batwoman saw a boost in an episode back after a break. The Rookie dropped and football won the night in the Sunday TV ratings.

Football continues to win on Sundays in the TV ratings. However, the start of the month has been great for The CW, which saw both Batwoman and Supergirl up. Other networks didn’t quite get the great start they would have hoped for.

CBS opted for a rerun of 60 Minutes in place of God Friended Me, which does skew some of the data. It’s highly likely that a new episode of God Friended Me would have done well, considering 60 Minutes saw a 157% increase in the demo and 48% instead in the total audience following the NFL Overrun.

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NCIS: Los Angeles saw an uptick in the demo, but the total audience was down slightly. The good news is the show did win the timeslot. Madam Secretary’s demo and the audience held steady enough but are disappointing figures for the final season.

I don’t think there’s much to worry about NCIS: Los Angeles. It’s going to be interesting to see how New Orleans deals with the timeslot in February.

Meanwhile, FOX opted for a mixed night of mostly new episodes with Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas in place of Bless the Harts. The episodes did dip, but that’s to be expected considering FOX didn’t have the afternoon football that usually leads to the big boost to the views.

The CW shows are likely both safe. Batwoman ticked up 15% in the demo while holding steady in the audience. Considering the show is the second-best for The CW, it’s unlikely the series will be canceled. Meanwhile, Supergirl‘s uptick in the audience offers a positive sign for the future. This series will get at least one more season and two if the ratings hold as they are.

It’s ABC that we need to be concerned about. While Shark Week was down, this isn’t the series to be concerned about. The Rookie is the one to keep an eye on. It pulled in just 3.33 million viewers, down 7% from the previous new episode. The demo was also down 5% to 0.5. While the show is performing better than The Alec Baldwin Show last season, it’s still disappointing for the scripted series.

Take a look at the Sunday TV ratings for a breakdown of your favorite shows.

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