After a week on top of everything on TV, including its parent show, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders had to settle for second place in its second week on the air. The drama drew 2,412,000 in for its second episode, and that’s down from the over 2.6 million it drew in for its debut episode.
The original Criminal Minds, however, spiked to well over 2.6 million viewers, which was up from the over 2.2 million it drew in the week before. Maybe Beyond Borders reignited people’s interest in the original Criminal Minds, who knows?
So this is the second week in a row I’ve spent a good chunk of my time writing about the Criminal Minds franchise. Have you started to wonder why? Well, that’s because the ratings for nearly everything else on TV have been no good, rotten and arguably downright depressing.
Remember that new Shonda Rimes series that replaced How to Get Away with Murder? No? Well that explains why The Catch pretty much bombed. It debuted in 21st place for the week with a little over 1.2 million viewers. That still was miraculously enough for it to be the day’s third most-watched program. Oh, what happened to you Thursday?
Many other shows seem to be sinking like a stone. Scorpion, which seemed to be one of the brighter spots on City’s schedule, apparently can’t even get 1.1 million to tune in anymore.
It’s quite brutal out there. For more on the week’s top shows, check out Numeris at the source link below.