- Renewology opens with a very indecisive take on No Tomorrow (50%). Keep in mind that the Renewology formula contains a significant studio adjustment with CW predictions. Because No Tomorrow is primarily from CBS Studios, its target is nearly an entire tenth lower than it would be as a Warner Bros. show. In CW world, that is huge; it would be listed at just 21% if this component didn't exist.
- For the second time this season, the entertainment night on the big four ended at 9/8c for a simulcast of a debate. Unlike last week's presidential debate, it looks like the vice presidential debate was a ratings disappointment, with a significant drop in overnights from the corresponding 2012 edition.
- So the only broadcast entertainment option in the 9/8c hour was on the CW, and it was the premiere of new drama No Tomorrow (0.5). Leading out of mismatched The Flash (1.2), which was preliminarily a couple tenths behind last season's premiere, it managed just 40%ish retention. That's not a good sign, because typically these debate situations have actually been a good thing for premieres, and they've crashed the next week. Could we actually see this show pull an Emily Owens, MD or Beauty and the Beast and drop all the way to 0.3 in week two, even with a lead-in this big?
- Meanwhile, the one hour of big four programming was less interesting than last week's, with only veterans NCIS (1.8), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.0), New Girl (1.0) and Dancing with the Stars (1.4) in the mix, plus a blind auditions recap for The Voice (2.0). It looks like a relative stinker for NCIS, as this would be a new series low if it holds.
|Dancing with the Stars Special||1.4|
|ABC Vice Presidential Debate||1.2|
|ABC Vice Presidential Debate Analysis||0.9|
|CBS Vice Presidential Debate||1.1|
|CBS Vice Presidential Debate Analysis||0.9|
|The Voice Tue Fall||2.0|
|NBC Vice Presidential Debate||1.9|
|NBC Debate Analysis||1.4|
|Fox Vice Presidential Debate||0.7|
|Halt and Catch Fire||0.13|
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