Not for a lack of sex, guns and rock-n-roll, The CW’s Nikita still struggles to make a case for hopping off that renewal bubble and securing a Season 2 pickup. With its first fresh episode in six weeks, the action-drama was welcomed back by 1.78 million total viewers (down 11 percent from Feb. 24) and matched its low 0.7 demo rating – and mind you, lead-in Vampire Diaries is starting off the night with a comparatively robust 1.2 rating.
The CW notes, though, that Nikita was up 13 percent among women 18-49 aka the network’s sweet spot. Still, let’s hope some more eyeballs show up next week.
As for Thursday’s other bubble shows, NBC’s Perfect Couples wrapped up its truncated freshman run with 2.26 million viewers and a 1.0 rating, on par with its previous outing, while Outsourced closed the Peacock’s night with 2.9 mil/1.3, dropping 13 percent in the demo.
Elsewhere this Thursday:
8/7c | American Idol‘s so-sad results show was witnessed by 20.65 million viewers and scored a 6.1 rating, down a few percentage points week-to-week. The Big Bang Theory held steady at 11.24 mil/3.6, while Vampire Diaries returned to an audience of 2.75 mil and a 1.2 rating, down 7 percent from its last fresh eppy.
9/8c | The presence of Lady Heather (and absence of a new Grey’s Anatomy) goosed CSI‘s numbers a few percentage points to 12.6 million viewers/2.9, while Bones dipped a bit to 11.28 mil/3.3.
10/9c | The Mentalist, featuring V-ery special Visitor Morena Baccarin (I am nothing if not subtle) enjoyed gains of 5 percent, hitting 14.7 million viewers and a 3.0 rating.
What were you tuned into this Thursday?