MythologyTelevision Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 5 to November 25, 2017 written by Robert Reineke November 26, 2017 Okay, so I’m back after a hectic stretch. Alas, there’s no reliable numbers on things like THE PUNISHER and RUNAWAYS due to the nature of their platforms. Still, I can bring you up to date on where things stand this season and we can look forward to some big, ratings friendly events right around the corner. So, let’s look at November’s numbers. While I wouldn’t necessarily make too much out of THE WALKING DEAD’s 3.4 rating in a week with a holiday, I think it’s safe to say that THE WALKING DEAD is no longer event viewing. It’s also in no danger of cancellation, based on ratings. Clearly THE WALKING DEAD is in a long term ratings decline and there’s probably not a lot the show can do new at this point. Killing off a fan favorite turned out to be counter-productive, and more deaths probably aren’t the answer. Yet another ruthless human villain probably isn’t going to change the been there / done that aspect of the series. Perhaps an injection of hope for a cure would be an interesting turn, but otherwise I expect a slow attrition of viewers over the next few seasons while they figure out how they want to wrap this thing up. The new car smell is clearly off of THE GIFTED which has settled into the same basic ratings tier as LUCIFER and GOTHAM. Hovering in the 0.9 to 1.1 range isn’t that bad in today’s ratings landscape. I expect that only LUCIFER is guaranteed to be back, that show can’t be too expensive and it’s very stable in the ratings, while economics may drive the fate of GOTHAM and THE GIFTED. Still, it’s a stable if kind of uninspiring in the ratings block of programming on Fox. Stable but kind of uninspired in the ratings department also describes the CW’s DC universe shows. You have THE FLASH hovering around 1.0 as the CW’s flagship, and SUPERGIRL, ARROW, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW hovering around 0.5. I expect the Thanksgiving week downturn will turn out to be a mere blip. The good news is that there’s a big crossover event coming back and word of mouth is saying that THE FLASH has its mojo back and that it’s been a solid season overall. RIVERDALE is settling in for a long run at the CW. They were probably hoping for more, but they seem to have found their teen audience show. It’s an example of Netflix not necessarily being a competitor and the nuances of the modern streaming landscape. Finally, MARVEL’S INHUMANS reached its season finale with no bump whatsoever. I think it’s fair to say that it’s Marvel’s first outright flop. At least since THE INCREDIBLE HULK anyways. There’s absolutely no buzz about the show and the ratings are bad, even for Friday night. I suppose there’s some delayed viewership, but I think that the group of royals is going back to supporting character status, both in the comics and other media, as trying to force them into being the new X-Men after around 50 years of them being supporting characters indicated that maybe you can’t make stars out of every property. Especially not on a television budget with an underwhelming set of actors and a less than elite showrunner. The only way I see INHUMANS coming back is through corporate stubbornness. This week is going to be an interesting one. The CW is packing a big crossover with “Crisis on Earth X” which should be a lot of fun. Plus AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for what I suspect is their final season. Is it going to go out on a bang? There should be a lot to discuss in our next installment. Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 5 to November 25, 2017 was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by Robert Reineke Related Ratings 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Weekly Ratings Roundup: October 28 to November 4, 2017 next post Weekly Ratings Roundup: December 10 to 23, 2017 You may also like REVOLUTION: Season Two Review- “Patriot Games” October 17, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 1 to November... November 8, 2015 Review: HANNIBAL, Season 3, Episode 7 “Digestivo” July 23, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 2 to 15,... April 16, 2017 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 26 to May... April 30, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 15 to 21,... November 20, 2015 Op/Ed: Marvel’s “Villain Problem” is really an... March 9, 2017 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Poster Materializes Out... September 11, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 10 to May... May 14, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 17 to May... May 20, 2015 DrSteveCarr would you consider applying a basic SORT to your charts so we can rank them more easily? Sort them by total viewers or rating or something… Robert Reineke I’ve sorted them by chronological airing. The ratings are basically three tiers anyways. The Walking Dead, Gotham/Lucifer/Gifted/The Flash around 0.9-1.0, and everything else around 0.5.