Ratings: Murder Finale Dips, Grey's and Odd Couple Slip, Blacklist Ticks Up

Blacklist Thursday Ratings

ABC’s (unofficially renewed) How to Get Away With Murder wrapped its freshman run with 9 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating, steady in audience but dipping a tenth in the demo week-to-week.

Grey’s Anatomy opened ABC’s night with 7.5 mil and a 2.2, down 8 and 12 percent.

Elsewhere….

FOX | Idol (9.3 mil/2.1) and Backstrom (3.8 mil/0.9) were steady week-to-week.

NBC | The Blacklist (7.9 mil/1.8) added a few eyeballs plus a tenth in the demo, while The Slap (3.6 mil/0.7) and Allegiance (3.6 mil/0.8) each ticked down a tenth.

CBS | The Big Bang Theory (16.3 mil/4.5) was Thursday’s most watched and highest rated show, dipping in audience yet steady in the demo versus its previous outing. The Odd Couple (11 mil/2.8) slipped 10 percent from its premiere. At 9, a Big Bang rerun (8.9 mil/2.1) matched Two and a Half Men‘s most recent regular episode. Mom then christened its new time slot with 8.2 mil/2.1, matching its most recent rating (though down in audience) and up 15 and 31 percent from The McCarthys’ final performance in the slot. The VS swimsuit special thing mustered 4 mil/1.0.

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12 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Here’s my bold prediction for NBC’s Thursday night line-up next season: 8 p.m. – hour long comedy block or NEW Drama or Neil Patrick Harris. 9 p.m. – The Blacklist. 10 p.m. – Endgame.

  2. Tran says:

    Here’s my bold prediction for CBS’ Thursday night line-up next season (after football): 8 p.m. – The Big Bang Theory or 2 Broke Girls. 8:30 p.m. – The Odd Couple or Mike & Molly or NEW COMEDY. 9 p.m. – Mom. 9:30 p.m. – NEW COMEDY. 10 p.m. – Elementary or NEW or RETURNING DRAMA SERIES.

  3. Jenna says:

    Although it has its issues, I’m intrigued by The Slap. Uma Thurman for Performer of the Week, PLEASE!

  4. Joe says:

    The odd couple won’t last , it’s terrible

  5. Kim R says:

    I want to like The Odd Couple, and there are parts/performances that I do, but as a whole it is missing something. I’m going to hang in though. I enjoy every actor on there so surely it will mesh soon, yes? :D

    • not quite right... says:

      It’s just so off. The look distracts me… the ‘city scape’ outside his apartment looks more like a picture than any background hang I’ve ever seen. Even the t-shirt on the waitress in the bar last night… was laughably cartoonishly pristine.
      The whole thing just feels dated and quaint.

    • B says:

      agreed something is missing from the show

  6. Fabian says:

    I am really enjoying The Slap, it’s a shame more aren’t watching. It’s nice to have at least one show that’s just about people with no high concept premise.

  7. Gerald says:

    HTGAWM so much twisty fun. I can’t get enough. Can’t wait for Season 2.
    BBT was a good one too.

  8. kmw says:

    Surprised HTGAWM was not higher. TBBT is good in demo but it seems the household ratings aren’t quite as good. At least Blacklist was steady for NBC, but their other shows are not doing well. Idol is still doing alright, but Backstrom is just not going to make it at least not on this night

  9. rudsta says:

    The Odd Couple probably will not come back next season. It is no more than a caricature and a feckless rehash of the much better ’90s sitcom and much less the movie itself. Plus the acting is pedestrian.