Update 2: With the New York-area baseball coverage removed from the mix, numbers for The CW’s “Star-Crossed” and “The Tomorrow People” were predictably adjusted down in the final Nielsen Broadcast report.
Both maintained the 0.3 adults 18-49 ratings they posted in the fast nationals, but their viewership averages took significant hits.
Up slightly in total viewers from last week’s overall showing, “Star-Crossed” was far from remarkable with a 0.3 rating and 0.81 million watchers.
“The Tomorrow People,” meanwhile, settled at its worst level of all time. Its 0.3 adults 18-49 rating tied a series low, but its viewership average of 0.76 million marked a new one.
Update: If the fast national viewership numbers for The CW’s “Star-Crossed” and “The Tomorrow People” seem unusually high, it is because they very likely are inaccurate.
Due to a baseball pre-emption on the New York-area CW affiliate (which also airs nationally on some satellite services), rating and viewership data for the two CW dramas is subject to revision in the finals. Since the local baseball game likely drew better numbers than is typical of The CW series, that adjustment is expected to be a downward one.
That means fans of “Star-Crossed” and “The Tomorrow People” need to hesitate in celebrating improved viewership totals of 1.17 million and 1.12 million, respectively. It is unclear if the show’s respective 0.3 adults 18-49 numbers will also endure adjustments.
While its performance in the overnight metered market ratings was not strong, The CW’s “Star-Crossed” did enjoy a slight rebound from last week’s series low.
After dipping to a low 0.7 overnight household rating last week (which translated into a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating with a series low audience of 0.76 million), “Star-Crossed” perked up to a 0.8 overnight rating Monday. There is no guarantee the uptick will translate into an improved adults 18-49 rating, but as a total audience measure, it does provide optimism that the show will rebound from its series low viewership level.
“The Tomorrow People,” which followed “Star-Crossed,” matched last week’s 0.8 overnight rating.
As evidenced by recent season or series low performances from shows like “Supernatural,” “Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Reign,” virtually nothing on The CW has been immune to spring ratings woes. Insofar as they are still seeking season two renewals, however, “Star-Crossed” and “The Tomorrow People” are affected particularly dramatically by the weakness.
While it appears both shows staved off declines this week, it does not appear either show rallied into strong ratings territory.