Ratings: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Has Rough First Date With Viewers

CW dramedy premieres soft against competition from “Big Bang Theory” and “The Voice”

Last Updated: October 13, 2015 @ 9:26 AM

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” did not get off to a crazy hot start for the CW Monday night.

The one-hour dramedy starring Rachel Bloom as a successful lawyer who ditches her job to move across the country in pursuit of her high school crush drew a 0.3 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic at 8 p.m. Monday night, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. That’s down 50 percent from what “Jane the Virgin” drew for its 8 p.m. Monday series premiere last fall. It also ties “Reign,” which premiered its third season Friday, for the lowest premiere rating of any CW show so far this season.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” had a tough task in its premiere, self-starting at 8 p.m. against “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Voice,” two of broadcast’s most watched shows.

The season 2 premiere of “Jane the Virgin” followed at 9 p.m., drawing a 0.4 in the demo, down 33 percent from its series premiere. In total viewers, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” drew 928,000 and “Jane the Virgin” drew 1.06 million. In the CW’s target 18-34, the shows drew a 0.3 and 0.4, respectively.

The CW was the fifth-ranked English-language broadcaster, averaging a 0.4 rating and 1 share.

NBC was the night’s No. 1 network, averaging a 3.0 / 9. At 8 p.m., “The Voice” was down one tenth of a point from last week at 3.2 in the demo and drawing 11.72 million total viewers. “Blindspot” gained one tenth of a point to 2.5 with 8.55 million total viewers at 10 p.m.

CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was the night’s top-rated show, drawing a 3.8 in the demo, down one tenth of a point from last week), and 14.94 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” held steady in the demo with a 1.9 and drew 8.37 million total viewers at 8:30 p.m. “Scorpion” was even at 1.8 and drew 9.34 million total at 9. “NCIS: Los Angeles” fell to a series low in the demo at 1.1 and drew 7.79 million total at 10 CBS came in second with a 1.0 / 4.

ABC was third at 1.6 / 5. “Dancing With the Stars” (1.7, 8 p.m.) and “Castle” (1.2, 10 p.m.) were even with last week in the demo and drew 11.76 million and 7.31 million viewers respectively.

Fox finished fourth with a 1.1 / 3. “Gotham” (1.5, 8 p.m.) and “Minority Report” (0.7, 9 p.m.) were both even with their demo performances last week. The former drew 4.13 million total viewers. The latter — which Friday had its episode order cut by Fox from 13 episodes to 10, effectively marking the show as doomed — drew 2.14 million.


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