Music has been a bit of a mixed bag for City. Glee, that musical dramedy that tormented everyone for a good six seasons, ended its run on City well after the show kinda collapsed in on itself. Empire, that huge runaway hit on Fox was a huge flop on City, so much so that they yanked it partway through the season. City has simulcast NBC’s Christmastime live musicals, but the last one, The Wiz Live, didn’t even crack the top-30 for the week.
When it comes to music, City, however, also has the Grammys, and I bet the folks over at City lose their head each year when it comes to the Grammys. The Grammys are the Grammys after all, and it’s pretty much one of the few times of the year the network seems to get anything that somewhat resemble ratings that a typical TV network should bring in.
Besides the obvious clobbering that you don’t need me to tell you it got from The Big Bang Theory, it did alright despite a noticeable drop. If you want the numbers, here they are: City saw 2,462,000 tune into the Grammy Awards, down from the 2,867,000 it brought in last year.
If you think that’s pretty bad, take a look at some of the other numbers from Numeris’ chart from around this time last year. The Flash was killing it with 2,432,000 viewers, but now it’s sitting at 1,629,000. How to Get Away with Murder was pulling in 1,802,000 last year, and around the same time this year it’s at 1,381,000. Arrow and Agent Carter saw over 1.9 million viewers this time last year, but now just over 1.2 million tune in to those shows. Two programs tied for last at the bottom of the chart both with 1.4 million last year, but the program at the bottom of the chart this year is pulling in just over a million viewers.
Once you remember that even the Super Bowl saw a drop, it seems like there’s a bit of a trend here. It looks like fewer people are watching TV or they tire quickly of anything that isn’t The Big Bang Theory, NCIS or Survivor. Yikes, the big nets can’t be happy about that.
For more on the week’s ratings, check out Numeris at the source link.
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