On a night when most shows were down a bit in the ratings, the CW had it a bit extra rough. The first night of new programming for the network put it up against playoff baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers going for the sweep of the Arizona Cardinals and Monday Night Football that saw the Minnesota Vikings squeak past the Chicago Bears. Add in Lucifer‘s move to the 8 p.m. slot and the new X-Men series The Gifted after on Fox — it’s not surprising that the numbers were down.
Supergirl’s season premiere pulled in 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49. That ties a series low for Live same-day rating. It is likely that those numbers will bump up with the Live+3 and Live+7 numbers as folks find it on their DVRs and On-Demand.
The real problem comes after that as the CW’s new series Valor debuted. The premiere of the military soap pulled in only 1.2 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating in their demo. This is far below how the network’s new series debuted last season. No Tomorrow came in at 0.5, 1.5 million and Frequency at 0.4, 1.4 million — and neither of them made it past 13 episodes. Putting the female-led military show on after Supergirl makes sense, but the numbers didn’t carry over as they expected.
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