CBS opted for a night of reruns on Dec. 3. It meant excellent things for some of the other shows. Here’s a look at the Tuesday TV ratings.
You can tell when popular TV shows are on a break. Other shows see an upward tick in live views because fans don’t have to pick. They get to watch their second show live. That was certainly the case for The Resident and The Flash on Dec. 3. Here’s a look at the Tuesday TV ratings for the night.
Let’s start with FOX’s excellent night. The Resident saw Conrad up against a team of lawyers for his actions in torturing a patient. When it came to the live ratings, 20% more viewers tuned in. The demo was also up 33%, taking over the NCIS rerun and sitting level with ABC’s Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special episode.
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- Thursday TV ratings: Grey’s Anatomy up, Walker Independence down
- Wednesday TV ratings: One Chicago mixed, Kung Fu down (November 9)
- Tuesday TV ratings: The Resident and Monarch down (November 8)
- Monday TV ratings: All American down, Quantum Leap up (Nov. 7)
- Weekend live TV ratings: Fire Country and FBI mixed
The upward ticks continued as Empire pulled in a 4% rise in the audience and a 16% rise in the demo. It goes to show that Tuesday nights aren’t a good night for TV shows on FOX and this is something the network needs to take into consideration when it comes to the renewal of The Resident.
The CW also saw positive results during the night of reruns and specials. The Flash was up 25% in the demo, back up to 0.5. The total audience was also up by 13%. While Arrow didn’t see movement in the demo, its total audience did tick up by 5%.
We don’t need to worry about Arrow since this is the final season. I don’t think there’s a cause for concern over The Flash, either. This is the best show on The CW, so it’s getting a seventh season unless the entire cast walks away. Not likely!
NBC and ABC had specials and some new episodes. ABC’s specials did well. In fact, they were better than some of the usual Tuesday night programming. NBC’s Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas won the demo for the night with a 1.1 rating. Its total audience was a couple million shy of NCIS‘s 7.11 million audience (and that’s a rerun!)
How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming was cute but I don’t think there was enough promotion for this. I didn’t even know it was on! The two specials meant The Voice changed timeslot, and it wasn’t a good move. The total audience dropped 18% with the demo dropping 9%. Did fans know about the move well enough?
Finally, it’s all about Making It. The second season debuted on Monday to a drop from the first season average. The drops continued in the total audience, with the demo holding steady. This isn’t a good sign for the third season.
Here’s a look at the Dec. 3 TV ratings.
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