Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 30 to December 6, 2014 written by Robert Reineke December 8, 2014 It was an important week in the ratings as the superhero related shows, sans GOTHAM, sped towards their mid-season finales. And good news for three of the shows. We can start off the week with THE FLASH who used the crossover with ARROW to propel itself to a modest boost in the ratings, from the steady 1.4 it usually gets, to a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.34 million viewers. Obviously, there’s a lot of overlap between THE FLASH and ARROW, so it’s unsurprising that the more popular show got less of a boost, but every little bit helps. It probably also didn’t hurt that NCIS took the night off, although ABC’s Christmas Specials were much stronger than the usual sitcom fare in that timeslot. But, it just goes to show that there’s still a lot of interest in THE FLASH Likewise, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. followed up with a big night for itself jumping to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.36 million viewers overall. Better word of mouth, a strong lead in, and NCIS: New Orleans taking the night off all appear to have combined to boost the show back up. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is up against a rerun of NCIS, so there’s a chance that it can take this opportunity, with a strong episode, to sustain some momentum into the spring. It’s good news though and this is the first time that AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has been the big dog of the superhero comic book shows this season. ARROW was the big beneficiary of the crossover with THE FLASH as it’s ratings jumped about 40% to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.92 million viewers overall. ARROW is totally safe for renewal, but it’s always good to get more viewers for a good episode. It might retain some for the mid-season finale where we apparently get to see a shirtless Bruce Wayne Oliver Queen have a sword fight with Ra’s al Ghul. The good news ends with CONSTANTINE which fell to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.10 million viewers (subject to final corrections). With no holidays having an impact on the schedule, that’s not good news for a series that needs good news to stave off cancellation. Granted, the DVR numbers are probably fine for the show, but it’s not as cheap or as acclaimed as HANNIBAL, so people not tuning in live for the show is a problem. CONSTANTINE will play out its run, it’s in no danger of getting yanked from the schedule, and then NBC will make a decision. It’s not looking promising. Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 30 to December 6, 2014 was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ArrowConstantineRatingsThe Flash 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Marvel’s ANT-MAN Completes Principal Photography next post Look, who’s back! Mark Hamill to portray The Trickster on THE FLASH! You may also like Weekly Ratings Roundup: January 11 to 17,... January 17, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 8 to 14,... November 15, 2015 Review: HANNIBAL, Season 3, Episode 8 “The... July 28, 2015 Review: DOCTOR WHO S8, Ep. 3 “Robot... September 8, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 19 to April... April 25, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: December 7 to 13,... December 15, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: September 18-24, 2016 September 23, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 24 to 30,... May 1, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 1 to February... February 10, 2015 Oswald Cobblepot Waddles To GOTHAM March 25, 2014 mathalamue i wonder when it comes to assessing a show if the networks look only at weekly ratings, or do they take into account the viewership on streaming services as well? any thoughts? i say this as someone who will watch these shows on netflix, but not on network tv. Robert Reineke Netflix does nothing for the networks unless they’re also producing the show. DVR (in a relatively close timeframe) and streaming off the network website, Hulu, and various current on demand options may mean something as it has advertising in it. The networks are still figuring this out though.