|The Blacklist This Season|
|3.5 (premiere, 9/22/14, -8% year-to-year) |
2.5 (fall finale)
2.69 (fall average, -15% year-to-year vs. first 8 eps)
3.71 (average for first 8 eps of lead-in The Voice)
8.4 (post-Super Bowl airing, 2/1/15)
As some pointed out last week, this is largely a Blacklist-based Question, as the pilot of Allegiance at 10/9c can probably be expected to post reliably bland retention. But that bland retention could give Allegiance a shot at success if The Blacklist pops enough. How much will it pop? Making a real run back at the 3's seems like a big ask in a tough timeslot with no real lead-in. But this show has proven (most notably for the 3.5 fall premiere) that it can benefit from a promotional blitz.
The Blacklist PLUS Allegiance Over/Under: 4.75.
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