Ratings: Rake Has So-So Start, Vampire Ticks Up

Ratings Rake PremiereFox’s Rake premiered on Thursday night to 7 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating (per finals), demonstrating about 50 percent retention out of American Idol (12.4 mil/3.4).

Rake — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “C+” — was up versus Glee’s most recent performance (3.3 mil/1.1 leading out of X Factor), but fell shy of Glee’s demo delivery the last time it aired after Idol (6 mil/2.0). Rake was on par with Touch‘s final aprés-Idol outing (6 mil/1.7), and… that’s about all I got.

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The aforementioned Idol slipped 10 and 13 percent week-to-week.

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Over on NBC, Community’s send-off for Troy (3 mil/1.1) and Parks and Recreation (3 mil/1.2) were both flat. Airing a half hour later, Sean Saves the World (2.6 mil/0.7) dipped a tenth, while Michael J Fox (2.2 mil/0.7) and Parenthood (4.3 mil/1.3) each ticked up a tenth.

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The CW’s 100th episode of Vampire Diaries (2.7 mil/1.2) was up in audience from its fall finale and rose a tenth in the demo, while Reign (1.7 mil/0.6) was flat.

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ABC’s The Taste (3.9 mil/1.1) rose 18 percent and two tenths.

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  1. Fernando says:

    Yes good job Reign still holding on stronger then other CW shows.

  2. Jake says:

    Did NBC announce the switch for Sean saves the World and Michael J Fox. I was surprised when I saw it last night.

  3. Amy says:

    Good job for Reign even if it adjusts down to a 1.7 that’s still a episode high right?

  4. Liza says:

    Both Vampire Diaries and Reign were awesome last night!!

    • Ally Oop says:

      Um…no. VD sucked but Reign was very good. Adelaide Kane was very well-cast in the role. I had my doubts at first that she could carry a series but now Im convinced.

      • Weezy says:

        Last night’s VD was literally the final nail in the coffin for me. I recently rewatched Season 1 and 2 and can’t believe how downhill the show has gone. It was incremental so it took me awhile to figure out, but after that nonsense Katherine doesn’t die garbage last night, they have lost a viewer forever.

      • Britta Unfiltered says:

        This is just the immature 13-year old in me talking, but I giggle every time someone refers to Vampire Diaries as “V.D.” I so badly want someone on here to say, “Hey, I caught VD last night, and it was great!”

  5. Eddie says:

    Community & Parks were ON FIRE last night!! I really hope they both get Emmy nods, as well as their supporting cast (Joel Mchale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza & Nick Offerman)

  6. Daniel says:

    Rake wasn’t very good. I’m not surprised it dropped from Idol and I won’t be surprised when it drops even more next week.

    • Ally Oop says:

      I bet it’ll venture down to at least 1.3 next week in its 2nd half hour after Idol viewers finally change their channels.

    • Stormy says:

      I tried to watch it. After 20 minutes I changed the channel. IMO Greg Kinnear just isn’t a leading man. I like him, but not as the central character.

    • bmc9999 says:

      I agree. I didn’t think Rake was very good either. I love Greg Kinnear so I DVR’d it but gave up after 20 minutes. His character is just not likeable and nobody you can root for. No appeal whatsoever.

  7. Jax says:

    So…does NBC moving MJF mean that they are trying to save that show while sacrificing SSTW to do it?

  8. tp says:

    I’m so happy for Reign! I’m thinking of skipping the next few because I don’t like the current arc but I couldn’t be happier that the ratings are up. It doesn’t count but I got five of my friends hooked last weekend. I wish Parenthood would get better demos but I guess I should be happy that it’s still here.

    • Ally Oop says:

      We both know you won’t skip any episodes. Curiosity will get the better of you. And if you rely are a true fan then you will watch

      • catelyn says:

        please what exactly makes a true fan?

      • tp says:

        Reign completely sucked me in after watching 20 minutes of a rerun a couple of weeks ago. It’s very fast paced and I can never get enough of Francis’ epic speeches to Mary about love. However I feel like they’ve ruined Francis. He will never feel the same about Mary, there’s no way he could. This takes away the very reason I watched it. The actors are excellent and that is a draw but Idk if it’s enough to keep me watching. I’ll check back in a couple of weeks to see what’s going on.

  9. meah says:

    Yess for Reign going up!!TVD really disappointed me yesterday.the whole Klaroline hook up was HOT!! But it was pure fan service.Julie plec should stop listening to the 200 klaroline fans on twitter.
    And the whole katherine taking elena’s body was such a let down,katherine should have died,Julie plec needs to rehasing old storylines.
    The only good thing of the TVD 100 was the return of old faces
    Plus we need new people in the cast.tyler,matt have no stories at all.Bring in a new gal for stefan,bring a new dude or gal for caroline(*winks*).we need new exciting people in the cast.
    And for christ sake give Bonnie a good storyline
    And no more love triangles(stefan,katherine,damon).
    Sorry 4 the Rant

    • Tina says:

      I can assure you there are more than two hundred klaroline fans. And FYI the whole show is fan service. The originals show is fan service they were suppose to be gone after they killed klaus off but Plec decided that people like them to much so she gave them their own show. Which is quite awful because it’s whole plot is so trope and ridiculous. If the writers didn’t like klaroline they never would have started it in the first place last night may seem like closure but I am sure plec will revisit at some point their chemistry down the line because it gives her ratings. I am done watching this show and the spin off. They are just horribly written but I guess that’s what you get from a cw show.

  10. Fabe says:

    Happy for Reign and The Vampire Diaries! I find it interesting that The CW tied NBC in the 18-49 demo for each hour it had programming.

  11. ChuckMeForever says:

    Rake is horrible…….Fox has hit bottom…and has nothing for me to watch till 24. Speaking of 24 the only reason I am watching it is because of Yvonne Strahovski.

  12. Isobel says:

    The Australian version of Rake is very good but it maybe because it’s a network show but this Rake is filmed too brightly and Keegan’s life isn’t that bad, he’s much more of loser in the original version.

  13. DavidSask says:

    I am also in agree with VD fans that the show needs to smarten up or all will abandon ship, there is zero originality left with show. Yes we get these are vampires, but sometimes a permanent death should be just that, CATHERINE!

  14. Britta Unfiltered says:

    So if Community ratings are on par with Parks and Rec, and Parks and Rec has already been renewed…that’s good news for Community?

    • Ron says:

      Parks and Rec has been unofficially renewed. But it’s looking good for Parks & Rec. I think Community’s ratings being on par with P&R, as you said, bodes well for the series. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and wishing on every star for both to be renewed. I think Parks & Rec will get a full season pick-up and I think Community has done (thankfully) well enough this season (plus with great critical praise) that it will get a 13-episode, 6th season pick up. That works for me as it would push Community over that magical 100 episode mark.