Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 19 to April 25, 2015 written by Robert Reineke April 25, 2015 We’re in the homestretch of the season for the networks. Rumors are swirling about new series joining next season and only a couple of series appear in danger. So, let’s see how the season is shaping up for the superhero comic book related shows still airing. GOTHAM regained some viewers this week rising to a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.44 million viewers overall. A virtual tie with AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. this week. Clearly the long, unnecessary hiatus didn’t make the audience eager to return to a show that has struggled to be consistent in the storytelling department. Still, GOTHAM has already been renewed and it will end the season as the #1 rated superhero related network television show. I have to imagine that some changes will come for Season 2, but it’s going to get a Season 2 and likely bounce back some in the Fall. THE FLASH was down this week to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.75 million viewers. There are whisperings that the reason was that THE FLASH was pre-empted in Chicago because of the Cubs. Perhaps. Still, THE FLASH is still easily the CW’s #1 rated show and it’s not really close. We’re just talking bragging rights at this point. Incidentally, I thought THE FLASH was much improved over the previous week and the final four episodes promise to be a ride. Can it reach a 1.5 rating for the finale? Higher? The end of the season is nigh, but it’s been a ride and we’ll have all summer to discuss the possible status quo of Season 2. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. held steady in the ratings with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.45 million viewers overall. It will finish the year as the second most watched superhero related network television series. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t been formally renewed yet, but since they’re discussing a spinoff, it would seem very unlikely that it wouldn’t get renewed. Ratings aren’t great, but they’re above typical cancellation levels and the show seems to have shown some resiliency in the Spring. I don’t know if I would be spinning off two of the characters that apparently have given the show some renewed strength, the show is hardly a runaway hit, but it seems to show some faith by ABC in the series. Generally, I think it’s time for the writers and actors responsible for Skye and Coulson to show that the two can really carry a network series. iZOMBIE took a hit this week falling to a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 1.80 million viewers. Again, pre-emption may be the cause of that. Still, iZOMBIE is doing well enough that it should be back, at least in the Spring of 2016. Whether it will be back in the Fall is another question. Given all the shows that the CW renewed, there may not be a place for it on the Fall schedule. That’s probably the biggest decision for the CW to make this Spring. Ratings-wise, ARROW is perhaps the toughest show to talk about. It has an established range, really since Season 1, and it falls into it. No different this week as ARROW posted a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and had 2.72 million viewers overall. ARROW is going to finish the season as the number two rated show on the CW and head into season 4 with loyal viewership and a legacy of helping CW regain relevance. Everybody is moving towards their season finales as May sweeps come into view. We’ll see who’s most able to take advantage of their home stretches in the coming weeks. This week, in particular, seems like stuff is really going to hit the fan on THE FLASH, but will it be reflected in the ratings? Same with AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and its AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON tie-in. As always, we’ll discuss it. 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October 29, 2015 Scott Rogers – It’s sad that I’m glad GOTHAM is losing some ratings steam overall, despite the slight uptick this week. I foresee a “Sarah Connor Chronicles”-like path for it. That show started out with a bang on FOX, but it didn’t connect with true Terminator fans, and the ratings slowly eroded throughout its first season. It was on life support for a shortened second season before they pulled the plug. I have a hard time believing that the majority of GOTHAM’s current audience is going to be eager to return to this bootleg version of Batman and stay with it throughout a second season. Moreover, in March 2016, Ben Affleck’s Batman will make GOTHAM look even more like a cheap imitation. I’m predicting it now: GOTHAM will be on the bubble throughout season 2 and will be cancelled after a shortened season 3. – Yes, I was glad to see THE FLASH return to form. oliver_chang Good summary Michael Lalaian I’ve kept away from clips of upcoming episodes, so I dont know, but has AoS officially gone unto tie-in territory with the last four episodes? Oumar Do these ratings really mean anything in the grand scheme of things? Meaning do they take into account OnDemand and Hulu viewings? Robert Reineke They mean whether a show gets renewed or cancelled at present. That may change in the future, with OnDemand and Hulu, but getting viewers to tune in live, and presumably watch commercials, pays the bills for now. Oumar That’s really too bad. I for one rarely watch shows live. I also know many who prefer to watch shows at their own pace. Its sad to know shows are cancelled because the networks can’t find ways to make money in non traditional ways. not to mention Netflix is a real game changer. My brother got hooked to arrow through binging the first two seasons on Netflix and is waiting for season 3 to be completed stock I just happened to turn the other night, to Gotham, (I haven’t watched in a while) and right toward the end of the episode, The Penguin receives a message from Maroni, I think. He then re-opens the door and stabs the messenger in the neck with a shard of glass. Granted, I didn’t see what came before, but really..? I ain’t asking for Burgess Meredith here, but, who is this guy? Is he what we get in place of the Joker? Is Batman ever going to be in this show. I think they should put a fast forward on it, and get him in there.