Ratings: Backstrom, TVD and Bones Hit Lows; Scandal, Elementary Rise

Vampire Diaries Ratings Low

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries this Thursday night drew 1.34 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, slipping 19 percent and one tenth week-to-week and tying a series low in the demo.

Leading out of that, Reign (1 mil/0.4) ticked up a tenth.

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ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (7.6 mil/2.1) was flat, Scandal (7.9 mil/2.4) returned up 8 and 14 percent, and American Crime (4.4 mil/1.1) rose two tenths.

CBS | Big Bang (14.5 mil/3.7), Mom (9.7 mil/2.2) and Elementary (7.4 mil/1.4) each added two tenths, while Odd Couple (9.8 mil/2.2) ticked up one tenth.

FOX | Bones (4.8 mil/1.0) and Backstrom (3.4 mil/0.7) each dipped a tenth to series lows.

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32 Comments
  1. a says:

    Pretty much what Bones got last week, then adjusted up in fìnals…TBBT new eps are killing Bones…not Grays, it doesn seem to affect Bones…but who knew that TBBT and Bones shared somewhat of a shared viewer…gotta sit tight until new TBBT season finales

  2. Hmm says:

    Scandal is a mess. A mess totally created by Shonda Rhimes but a mess nonetheless.

  3. J says:

    God help The Vampire Diaries once Dobrev leaves…

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Scandal continues to “jump the shark” in more ways than one. Can’t wait until next week when The Blacklist returns after that shocker of an ending a couple weeks ago.

  5. Jan says:

    Good for ABC

  6. Georgia Madman says:

    Still loving Blacklist although they could kill Tom any time now…

    • Belle says:

      No, don’t kill Tom…they should have kept Tom’s secret longer than season 1. At times it’s a hot mess, but I’m not giving up on it :)

    • Mr. Tran K says:

      What are you complaining about Tom getting killed off? Doesn’t matter if he’s trusted or not. Four words: LEAVE TOM KEEN ALONE.

    • Addie says:

      Tom should be a series regular…they should not dare think of killing him…He is the second most interesting character on that show

      • Sheila says:

        I love Tom. He is a complex character. He fell for Liz when he was not supposed to. He got in too deep. Love the Blacklist!

    • Lizo says:

      I feel like they will kill Tom at some point, I think it’s too early right now. There’s so much potential drama and storytelling with him still, that it would be a waste to kill him now. Plus, he’s helping to lure Liz to the dark side, and that’s really what the show is about, Liz discovering her life is not black and white and her figuring out how to live in the grey. Tom and Red are major people in her life, and if she’s constantly being pulled towards their world, eventually she’ll snap and have to make a decision. And that will be super exciting to watch

  7. Boiler says:

    Great for Elementary, unfortunately Bones met its match in Big Bang(move it to Monday) and why was Hart of Dixie supposedly cancelled?

    • brandydanforth81 says:

      Because it has enough episodes for syndication & a proper -all CW cares about for shows with two or more full seasons-& Rachel supposedly wants to stay home with her baby & thersr’s no more room with what’s already renewed plus IZombie now too..Stop with this every WEEK!!!

    • Georgia Madman says:

      Because HOD didn’t have enough viewers which is what kills most shows. iZombie is kicking HOD’s corpse.

    • Boiler says:

      Brandy you have no idea what Rachel wants. Also CW says it wants 1st run summer and I’m fine with it there. All I am saying is that CW wise its ratings are as good or better than at least 2 shows already renewed.

      • brandydanforth81 says:

        I didn’t say I know what Rachel wants just that I’ve heard she wants to stay home with the baby.Yes HoDs are same or better as two renewed shows but that dosent mean the ratings are good.Look at zhoDs ratings late season three-0.2-0.3,CW Likley decided to end it this season but just didn’t make it official.Its not just about ratings with CW-shows have to do well internationally,online too.HoD dosent have good international sales and as I said can be syndicated now.Jane has awards-GG,Peabody,PCA,Image awardsHoD dosent.CW supports Reign & Jane more than HoD.I don’t know why you expected itberenewd with low ratings and only getting this fourth season for wrap up & syndication.Czw will renew IZombie and has already renewed so much they HAVE TO AND WILL cancel something-HoD,Messengers are it.Scott Porter even said it was cancelled due to low ratings/not enough people watching.Yes CW wants more original programming in summer 2016,but who would wait more than a year for HoD to return?Peopled forget about and move on.Youneed to accept it’s cancelled,move on and stop whining about it!!!There are other npbehind the scenes factors in renewal/cancel descions that the pipublic dosent know or see.Also,HoD dosent fit withCzw genre 99% of the time brand anymore and Jane appeals to a growing,underserved Latina/Hispaniccommynity while HoD dosent.

      • brandydanforth81 says:

        If ratings were all that mattered to CW ,BatB would’ve cancelled after season two and Secret Circle would’ve gotten a second season.Hozd is CWs second lowest rated show so it’s no suprise it’s ending this season.Obviously,Reign,Jane,The 100 are making money or will make money for CW I other ways besides ad revunue that HoD isn’t,

  8. Gerald says:

    Darn, I am still liking Backstrom. Not sure if there is any hope, maybe a different night….
    Vampire Diaries and Reign were both great last night, too bad not that many people watched it live. Hopefully the DVR numbers kick them up a notch.

    • Mr. Tran K says:

      I have a feeling Backstrom should be a “goner” soon. Still not enough to become a hit in the 9 p.m. Thursday night time slot.

  9. Wendi says:

    Such a shame. Backstrom is getting better every week. A different time slot could really help this show. It really needs a second season.

  10. Ethel says:

    FOX never gives Bones any love other than not canceling it. Change nights,change times, little promotion. Heck, I would not even know it was on if not for DVR

  11. kmw says:

    At least Bones didn’t dip below 1.0 FOX needs to move it away from TBBT, That has hurt show not Greys. Too bad last nights episode was good. Also the fact that FOX doesn’t promote it and their leads were separated for so many episodes in first half has not helped. I hope fans will come back these last episodes have been good and her pregnancy reveal is next week.

  12. John says:

    Time to cancel Bones, it’s lost its charm years ago. Recent episodes feel like everyone on the set (actors and writers included) are just phoning it in now.

    • Maryann says:

      It is so clear to me that all of us like different things. I loved Boreanaz in Angel, but can’t stand him in Bones, and I see zero chemistry between the two leads in the show. And this is at the same time as really liking the books that inspired the series.