Live TV ratings: FBIs down, La Brea starts well [Tuesday, Sept. 28]

"The Edge" -- The International Fly Team is called on when a young mother flees to Hungary with her son, after losing partial custody of her son in the U.S. However, after the boy is kidnapped from his mother in broad daylight in Budapest, the team questions which parent is the danger in the child's life, on FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Jeremy Sisto from FBI guest stars. Pictured (L-R) Christiane Paul as Europol Agent Katrin Jaeger and Luke Kleintank as Special Agent Scott Forrester Photo: Nelly Kiss CBS2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"The Edge" -- The International Fly Team is called on when a young mother flees to Hungary with her son, after losing partial custody of her son in the U.S. However, after the boy is kidnapped from his mother in broad daylight in Budapest, the team questions which parent is the danger in the child's life, on FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Jeremy Sisto from FBI guest stars. Pictured (L-R) Christiane Paul as Europol Agent Katrin Jaeger and Luke Kleintank as Special Agent Scott Forrester Photo: Nelly Kiss CBS2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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The majority of shows saw downward ticks in the live TV ratings on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Here’s a look at the ratings for FBI, La Brea, and more.

Every now and then, all shows on broadcast see a downward tick. This suggests that it’s not one show in particular but there was something going on that day that prevented people tuning in live.

The only shows on Tuesday, Sept. 28 that saw an upward tick in the live TV ratings were on The CW. Stargirl and Supergirl saw their demos and live audiences go up substantially. All other shows lost their audiences substantially.

It’s not clear why this is. However, it’s nothing to worry about just now. We’re just the second week into fall TV for most networks.

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The Voice won the night in both the demo and live audience. However, despite the win, the two figures were still down from the previous Tuesday episode.

Bachelor in Paradise was next in the demo, but again, it lost almost 20% of its demo from the previous episode. The audience wasn’t as good as the scripted shows, and it also dropped by 15%.

It is the scripted shows that we’re concerned the most about though. They cost more and take longer to create, which means dips can be concerning.

FBI continues to be the strongest scripted show in terms of the total audience. It remained relatively steady, dropping by just 1% from its Season 4 premiere last week. However, the demo was down by 16%, dropping to 0.6. This is also way down from the previous seasons and from the demo NCIS pulled in on Tuesdays at 8/7c.

“Hacktivist” – Maggie, OA and the team must stop a hacker who is disabling life-saving equipment in several New York City hospitals while demanding a full investigation into the recently deceased patients of a local psychiatric facility. With Jubal’s son waiting for important surgery at one of the impacted hospitals, Jubal’s adamant about remaining involved in the case despite Isobel’s reservations, on FBI, Tuesday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.Pictured (L-R) Caleb Reese Paul as Tyler Valentine and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal ValentinePhoto: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
“Hacktivist” – Maggie, OA and the team must stop a hacker who is disabling life-saving equipment in several New York City hospitals while demanding a full investigation into the recently deceased patients of a local psychiatric facility. With Jubal’s son waiting for important surgery at one of the impacted hospitals, Jubal’s adamant about remaining involved in the case despite Isobel’s reservations, on FBI, Tuesday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.Pictured (L-R) Caleb Reese Paul as Tyler Valentine and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal ValentinePhoto: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

The other two FBI shows also saw big drops. FBI: International lost 15% of its demo and 8% of its total audience. This isn’t too concerning just yet as it is just the second episode of the series. We’re used to a drop at this point, and we’re just waiting for the numbers to stabilize.

FBI: Most Wanted dropped 24% and 23% in the demo and audience respectively. This could be linked to the time change and the fact that it wasn’t part of a three-way crossover with the other two shows. We’ll wait for the live TV ratings to stabilize for this fall season before being too worried.

The Resident and Our Kind of People saw some big drops that are concerning. FOX is on the lower side in the ratings, and any drops concern us considering how little time FOX can give for shows to find audiences. Our Kind of People is a new series and a drop the second week is normal. However, the 1.48 million viewers is on the low side, especially coming off the 2.86 million The Resident had.

A notable mention has to go to La Brea, the new series on NBC. The show premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 28 to 6.20 million viewers and a 0.7 demo. This won the timeslot and was the best scripted show of the night in the demo. It was also the second-best scripted show in the total audience. We’ll be keeping an eye on how things stabilize, but do expect a drop next week. It’s normal.

Check out the full live TV ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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