NBC won the 18-49 demo race, while CBS drew the most total viewers.
'The Voice' rebounded nicely from last week's off night, rising four tenths to a 4.1. 'About A Boy' held strong in week two, rising two tenths to a 2.5. 'Growing Up Fisher' also did well, dropping only a single tenth to a 1.9. Could NBC have hit upon comedies that the masses actually want to watch? It's starting to look that way. 'Chicago Fire' bumped up a tenth to a 1.9 of its own.
Conversely, CBS had a night of season/series demo lows. 'NCIS' dropped to a season low of 2.5. 'NCIS: LA' set a new series low of 2.1. 'Person of Interest' finished things by dipping a tenth to an all-time low of 1.7. Despite these drops, all still far, far away from the ax.
ABC had an even worse night, with 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returning to the tune of a steep four tenths drop. The up-and-down rated freshman drama posted a series low 1.8 demo, and drew in its smallest total audience ever to boot. However, there's no way ABC is ready to give up on it yet.
'The Goldbergs' dropped slightly, earning a 1.5. The beyond doomed 'Trophy Wife' set another new series low of 0.8. 'Mind Games' took a staggering half point hit in week two, scoring a paltry 0.6. It seems that Christian Slater will soon have a new failed show to throw on the pile.
Glee dipped two tenths for FOX, posting a meager 1.0. Still, at least that's not a season or series low. 'New Girl' rose a tenth to a 1.4, while lead-out 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' matched last week's 1.3. Neither show is yet in real danger, but they're certainly not doing themselves any favors. As for The CW, 'The Originals' matched last week's 0.8, while 'Supernatural' dropped one tenth to a 0.9.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The Voice (N) - 4.1 - 12 - 14.53
CBS - NCIS (N) - 2.5 - 7 - 17.85
ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (N) - 1.8 - 6 - 5.46
FOX - Glee (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 2.68
CW - The Originals (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 1.80
NBC - About A Boy (N) - 2.5 - 7 - 8.36
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 14.37
ABC - The Goldbergs (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 4.16
FOX - New Girl (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 2.93
CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 1.93
NBC - Growing Up Fisher (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 6.91
FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (N) - 1.3 - 3 - 2.61
ABC - Trophy Wife (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 2.64
NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 7.07
CBS - Person of Interest (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 10.64
ABC - Mind Games (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 2.39
Source: Nielsen Media Research
The five main factors I consider when making a prediction are thus:
1. Does the show win its timeslot, and how often? (CW shows are exempt from this criteria.)
2. How do the show's ratings compare to similar programs on the same network? (Self explanatory.)
3. How long has the show been on the air? (Veteran series are always more likely to get renewed.)
4. Does the show have any high-profile leads? (Never discount star power.)
5. How much does the show cost to make? (Approximately, exact TV budgets are hard to come by.)
Newly updated predictions are in bold.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Guaranteed Renewal
The Goldbergs - Likely Renewal
Trophy Wife - Guaranteed Cancellation
Mind Games - Guaranteed Cancellation
NCIS - Guaranteed Renewal
NCIS: Los Angeles - Guaranteed Renewal
Person of Interest - Guaranteed Renewal
The Originals - Already Renewed
Supernatural - Already Renewed
Glee - Already Renewed
New Girl - Guaranteed Renewal
Brookyln Nine-Nine - Likely Renewal
About A Boy - Likely Renewal
Growing Up Fisher - Likely Renewal
Chicago Fire - Guaranteed Renewal