Containment Ratings

Ratings: Containment Matches iZombie Demo Number, Builds Audience

Containment premiered this Tuesday to 1.67 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (per finals), matching both iZombie‘s Season 2 average (1.3 mil/0.5) and its week-ago finale (1.2 mil/0.5), yet giving theThe CW its largest audience in the time slot this season. TVLine readers gave the outbreak drama an average grade of “B+.”

Opening The CW’s night, The Flash (3 mil/1.2) slipped a tenth, tying its demo low.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS | NCIS (14.8 mil/1.9) was down 6 percent and a tenth, yet beat The Voice for the nightly demo win. NCIS: New Orleans (12.2 mil/1.6) dipped a tenth while Part 1 of the Limitless finale (5.6 mil/1.1) was steady.

NBC | The Voice (9.8 mil/1.8) dropped to Wednesday lows for the cycle. Chicago Med (8.2 mil/1.6) rose a tenth while Chicago Fire (8.2 mil/1.7) grew two tenths.

ABC | Agents of SHIELD (2.9 mil/0.9) dipped to tie its series low in the demo. Leading out of a Fresh off the Boat rerun, The Real O’Neals (3 mil/0.8) slipped two tenths.

FOX | New Girl’s first half-hour (2.1 mil/0.9) matched its demo low; the second episode then did 1.8 mil/0.8 (on par with Grandfathered numbers). Brooklyn Nine-Nine ended its season steady at 2 mil/0.9. The Grinder (1.5 mil/0.6) was flat.

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13 Comments
  1. kmw says:

    Good for Containment that and the Chicago shows, otherwise a bleak night. I was wondering when NCIS would go below a 2.0

  2. Phoenix5634 says:

    Containment was good. When/ how many episodes until we hear if the numbers are good enough to know if it’ll become more than a limited series ?

    • tvjunkie says:

      New shows tend to lose audience over the first couple weeks before stabilizing so I would guess you won’t hear anything in the near future.

    • Maybe Upfronts May 19. ,msybe after that if they want to see how it does without Flash.But since they already renewed everything,I think the descions been made already that it will be one and done

  3. Jack Bauer says:

    This is how Fear the Walking Dead should have begun.

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      Haha, now that you bring that up, I might like this show better than Fear, it’s hard to compare at this point, we’ll have to see how this unfolds. I do like this new series.

    • AngelWasHere says:

      I said the same thing on another post for this. It would have made more sense.

  4. Kate says:

    The world seems wonky and upside down.

  5. Gerald says:

    Flash and Shield were so good last night. Bizarre they don’t pull in a larger audience. Containment is on my PVR.

  6. RedReddington says:

    Man Tuesdays are rough for all the networks in the demo. AOS is one of the best shows on TV, yet no one is watching. Such a shame.

  7. Win says:

    Now that finals have come out and Containment adjusted down to match iZombie’s last airing…is a title change for this post incoming?