Monday TV Ratings: ‘Gotham’ Holds Steady, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Blindspot’ Slip

     September 29, 2015


The Monday TV ratings are in, and here are some of the major highlights:

  • NBC won the night, despite both its shows slipping from last week’s episodes. At 8 p.m., The Voice came in with a strong 3.3, garnering 11.8 million, while Blindspot’s second episode aired at 10 p.m. and saw a drop of 5 tenths from its premiere to 2.6, with some 9 million viewers.
  • CBS came in at a close second, and the main reason was the tremendous drop in viewership for CBS’s biggest show, namely The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. The show’s season premiere garnered an impressive 4.5 in the key demos, whereas the second episode came in with 3.6 with 14.8 million viewers. Those are still big numbers but the slip ended up being bigger than expected.
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    Elsewhere on CBS, Life in Pieces took in 2.0 in the 8:30 p.m. spot, with 8.9 million viewers. Scorpion grabbed a 1.7 in the 9 p.m. slot, with 9.4 million viewers, while NCIS: LA came in with 1.2 viewers at the 10 p.m. slot, a new series low with 7.5 million viewers.

  • Dancing with the Stars saw a slight uptick in ABC’s 8 p.m. slot, up a tenth with 11.7 million viewers, and Castle also saw small gains in the 10 p.m. slot with 1.6, up from 1.2 and taking in 7.7 million viewers.
  • Fox surprisingly saw a steady return for the second episode of Gotham in the 8 p.m. slot, bringing in a 1.6 and some 4.5 million viewers. Meanwhile, Minority Report saw a slight slip, down two tenths to 0.9 with 2.6 million viewers in the 9 p.m. slot.
  • Lastly, on The CW, Penn & Teller Fool Us held even at 0.4 in the 8 p.m. slot, bringing in 1.4 million viewers, while Significant Mother saw a slip to 0.2 in the 9:30 p.m. slot, only garnering 0.7 million viewers.

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