Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 7 to 13, 2016 written by Robert Reineke February 14, 2016 There were two big events in superhero network television shows this week, a trip into the multiverse and a loose adaptation of an Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons classic, and both paid off. The shows without that event status slipped. So, let’s look at the numbers in detail. SUPERGIRL had a blip downwards in the ratings last week, but this week it was back up in the ratings to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 7.92 million viewers. Again, it’s the most watched network superhero show. Unless it brought some Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons fans out of the woodwork, I think we can guess that a 1.8 rating is something the show can hit regularly and is likely that the show will be renewed at this level. And kudos to the showrunners for reaching deep to bring a version of a well beloved story to the small screen. Perhaps it aimed a little too ambitious for what it was able to actually achieve, but I’ll take that level of ambition on a regular basis. LUCIFER on Fox continues to slide in the ratings as the ratings for THE X-FILES suffer attrition, but a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.47 million viewers is still quite healthy. Especially for Fox. The question will be whether the ratings will tank once THE X-FILES event is over. If LUCIFER can maintain anything decent, it’s probably getting renewed. THE FLASH said “Welcome to Earth-2” and apparently a ton of people were eager to come along on that trip as THE FLASH hit a season high with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.96 million viewers. Apparently the East Coast lit up social media after the episode and that might have led to a West Coast bump. Renewal is more than a certainty at this point, but perhaps a ratings bump like this will lead them to embrace even more comic book elements. Could a Crisis be in Flash’s future? iZOMBIE followed THE FLASH with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 1.43 million viewers. Reportedly, iZOMBIE has been tantalizingly close to a 0.6 rating the past two weeks. It would be nice if it would make it over that hump, it would make renewing it an easier decision, but as it is it leaves the show on the bubble. I think it will be renewed, but standards may have risen for WB shows on the CW. AGENT CARTER reached the halfway point of its second season run and hit a series low with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.66 million viewers. Reportedly, Hayley Atwell also filmed a pilot for another show that hopes to make ABC’s fall schedule. There are claims that Atwell could be a series regular and shoot the limited episode AGENT CARTER, and perhaps its true, but it’s also a very rare occurrence. I have a hard time believing that the show will be back, although I think something from Marvel will replace it. Tuesday night was an overall disaster for ABC, which finished in a distant 5th. FRESH OFF THE BOAT was the only thing with remotely decent ratings and I think AGENT CARTER and THE MUPPETS are relying on non-ratings considerations to have any hope of coming back. I don’t think ABC is just going to punt a day again during February sweeps next season, so I can’t see the case for either returning in their current timeslots. ARROW didn’t have a multiverse visit to goose the ratings, but it did score a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and reel in 2.44 million viewers. It will finish the season in the top 3 on the CW and is certain to be renewed. What’s more it seems to have won back some fans after a disappointing Season 3. Renewal is certain for a 5th season, at which point we’ll see on how long they want to go now that they’ve reached syndication numbers. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is slipping a bit in the ratings, against very stiff competition to be fair, but held on to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.39 million viewers. There’s been some scuttlebutt that the CW is worried about the expense of the show, but I think it’s something that they could scale back on the expense in a second season. Given that there’s a proven viewership, it’s a valuable property that let’s them explores a lot of nooks and crannies of the DCU. More than we’re ever likely to get to in the cinematic universe. This coming week, SUPERGIRL takes a week off but we don’t lose any hours of superhero television as AGENT CARTER runs two episodes. And THE FLASH is still running around Earth-2 which should be an interesting test case if it can maintain this high level. We should get a better idea of the survival odds of LUCIFER as well. Like always, I’ll be here next weekend to discuss what we learned. 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April 30, 2017 jugss CW should try a male skewing show post-Flash. iZombie’s retention is really bad. Competition from other networks and cable on 9pm slot except AOS skew female. If Transylvania is like Van Helsing then it might be a good pair. I’m not sure if Riverdale will skew male but this show sounds like 90210 so it might get rejected by Flash’s male viewers. Kerry Vanderberg Why the heck is AGENT CARTER not getting better ratings? It’s a great show! Even Sean stated that he think it’s one of the best superhero shows out there right now. What are it’s ratings compared to AGENTS OF SHIELD? If that’s the show that doesn’t get renewed (whereas GOTHAM sticks around), that’s very unfortunate. Robert Reineke AGENT CARTER did about 3 or 4 tenths worse than AOS. As for why, I think being a period piece doesn’t help, especially since they shy away from really embracing period details. Add in no obvious connections to modern events and the fact that fans know that they she’s going to survive every desperate situation and there’s not much to make any episode “must watch”. It also doesn’t help that it’s a superhero adjacent show instead of a superhero show.