Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: October 19 to 25, 2014 written by Robert Reineke October 27, 2014 The television season is in full swing at this point with the last of our fall comic book premieres joining the fray. We’ll skip the monster hit that is THE WALKING DEAD, sound off in the comments if we should include it in future installments, and look at the rest of the comic book shows. Numbers courtesy of tvbythenumbers) GOTHAM slipped a little, again, starting a trend for the week. GOTHAM was off 0.1 to a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.09 million viewers overall. It’s Fox’s #1 show at the moment with a full season order, so it’s very safe, and the #1 rated superhero show on television. Obviously we’ll have to see where it ultimately settles, but people certainly know what the show is about at this point and it’s up to the showrunners to make sure that the quality is good enough to keep the viewers coming back. THE FLASH continues to be The CW’s #1 rated show although the gravity of the network seems to be pulling it down as it fell to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.59 million viewers overall. But, it’s well on its way to being The CW’s flagship program. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. continues the pattern of attrition as it fell to a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.36 million viewers overall. Both series lows. Despite improved word of mouth for season 2, the series still struggles to hold onto viewers. The leak of the trailer for THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON doesn’t help the show, but I don’t know if it’s as devastating as some outlets seem to think. Why sit through an hour of a show that you’ve already abandoned and which will have plot developments that you’re not caught up on if you can watch that trailer, over and over again, on the internet right after it debuts? Ultimately, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has to find something internal that connects and gets viewers excited, not rely on guest stars and stunts. Lot of people gave the show a chance early, and it’s just possible that the casual viewer just doesn’t care about a fictional spy agency in a superhero universe. There’s finally some stability with ARROW which is settling into it’s expected and stable range with a 0.9 rating in the 18-48 year old demographic and 2.55 million viewers overall. There’s really no surprise to what ratings ARROW gets and those are good for the CW. Last for the week was the Friday night debut of CONSTANTINE. It’s not a huge hit, but it held onto GRIMM’s audience well with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.3 million viewers. That’s not far from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. on a day and timeslot where it’s hard to attract viewers. But it’s also the premiere, so we’ll have to see how well it holds onto viewers. DVR numbers are probably going to be important for CONSTANTINE, so we’ll have look at those when they become available. The World Series is definitely stiffer than normal competition too. As long as it’s in the neighborhood of GRIMM we shouldn’t worry too much about cancellation, but if it slips it could be in trouble. Any thoughts you want to share? Are AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and GOTHAM going to continue to slide? Where will THE FLASH settle out at? Did CONSTANTINE do well enough? Weekly Ratings Roundup: October 19 to 25, 2014 was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ArrowConstantineGothamRatingsThe Flash 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post MMM #219: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer, Plus A Massive Marvel & DC Mailbag! next post Report: Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE You may also like Review: HANNIBAL Season 3, Episode 9 “And... 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The other shows are doing decent and have held on to a consistent audience. Constantine remains up in the air. I would say one of the many differences between a show like Gotham, Arrow, Flash ect compared to AOS is while AOS would not exist without the marvel movies and in theory that should help it, in practice it restricts what it can do. The other shows can be much more creative and are not held back by being beholden to a movie franchise. Not only that you almost have to be a marvel movie fan to even tune into shield. Otherwise a person is not going to have a clue wtf is going on and why. Ahhh well. I think Marvel will learn its lesson from this show. Robert Reineke I don’t think AoS is in quite that much trouble but Marvel / Disney have seemingly let the narrative become that the show is in desperate need of a boost. To me, beyond the restrictions, the big problem seems to be that the audience just isn’t all that interested in Skye and Coulson as the de facto main characters. insideguy Lots of characters are starting to look good. Penguin is tops but Bullock aint far behind. Jett Batmanonfilm I liked CONSTANTINE quite a bit.