East New York and NCIS: Los Angeles benefited from airing earlier than usual.
With The Equalizer in encore mode, East New York Season 1 Episode 5 soared to 5.7 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating.
The total viewer tally marks a series high for the freshman drama.
NCIS: Los Angeles followed with 4.9 million viewers and a 0.4 rating, also perking up to a season-high in viewership.
Over on ABC, Celebrity Jeopardy (3 million/0.3 rating), Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (3.1 million/0.3 rating), and The Rookie (3.4 million/0.3 rating) all lost some steam in the demo.
The CW’s low-rated combo of Family Law (270,000 viewers/0.0 rating) and Coroner (323,000 viewers/0.0 rating) all came down to their lowest viewership tallies to date.
Given the network’s change in strategy, it will be interesting to see whether either of these shows will return next season.
They are imports that come in at a cheaper cost, so they could return.
FOX went with The Simpsons (3.7 million/1.2 rating), The Great North (1.9 million/0.7 raring) Bob’s Burgers (1.6 million/0.6 rating), and Family Guy (1.5 million/0.5 rating) all picked up some steam.
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