Which of the above shows did you watch last night? Did Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere’s diva battle lure in viewers? Or did Chicago Fire’s hunky fireman smother the competition? Perhaps the CW’s Arrow hit the bullseye with viewers? In the short of it, all of them were winners in their own right. Below are the positives and negatives of each show.
In terms of sheer overall numbers, ABC’s Nashville beat the newbies with 9 million viewers and beat it’s 10pm rivals in the coveted 18-49 demo as well. Though it was the best-reviewed new drama of the Fall season, it’s debut was down 15 percent from Revenge in the same slot last year. Also a bit worrisome is the fact Nashville had the worst audience retention from its first half to its second among the new shows. Truth be told, I was tempted to give up halfway as well. I was a little bored to tears, but the second half showed a glimmer of promise. It’ll be interesting to see the show’s second episode numbers next week.
By far, the CW has the most to celebrate this morning. Given that both 90210 and Gossip Girl failed to attract more than 1 million viewers earlier this week with their season premieres, Arrow‘s 4 million bow is very impressive. Its first half hour even beat NBC’s Animal Practice. LOL. Arrow‘s premiere scored The CW’s biggest audience in almost three years since The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It even assisted Supernatural to its biggest showing in two years. Super powers indeed in full effect.
Did you catch any of the new shows last night? If so, which rookie was your favorite and why? Sound off below.