Halloween night meant a lot of people would be out trick or treating or at parties. How did the live TV ratings fare on the night?
Halloween night isn’t the best time for new episodes of TV shows. Parents are out trick or treating with their kids. Adults are out partying with friends. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that a lot of TV shows saw downward ticks in the live ratings. The networks will have expected this.
SEAL Team aired its last episode on CBS. After this, episodes will air on Paramount+. It’s certainly disappointing for those who don’t have the streaming platform and simply can’t afford another one.
The show left CBS with a 25% downward tick in the demo and a 10% downward tick in the total audience. Of course, the live ratings affect nothing about its renewal now. It’s just a shame the last episode aired on Halloween night.
The Equalizer down, Legends of the Hidden Temple mixed in the live TV ratings
Most TV shows saw downward ticks on Sunday, Oct. 31. The only one that didn’t was Legends of the Hidden Temple, which was mixed. It was down 25% in the audience, but it was up 25% in the demo. The CW will factor in that it was Halloween.
All networks will. It shouldn’t be surprising that NBC and FOX both took the top spots out of all shows (another reason for the downward ticks). The Cowboys played the Vikings, pulling in 12.94 million viewers and a 3.5 demo. Game 5 of the World Series pulled in 12.68 million viewers and a 2.8 demo rating.
60 Minutes was down 68% in the demo and 33% in the total audience. This had a knock-on effect on CBS throughout the night. Both The Equalizer and NCIS: LA were also down. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about 60 Minutes and The Equalizer. It’s NCIS: LA I’m keeping a close eye on. The numbers are dropping considerably, even on the nights CBS has the Sunday afternoon football.
ABC always saw downward ticks throughout the night. I don’t think there’s a concern for the likes of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, and Supermarket Sweep. The shows are cheap enough to create.
The problem is for The Rookie, which was down 16% in the demo and 9% in the audience. For Halloween night, I’m not concerned. We’ll see how the show performs in the next few weeks.
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