'Human Target' bows on Fox; CBS' lineup continues to kill
Image Credit: Liane Hentscher/FOXHuman Target returned to Fox on Wednesday but it wasn’t the best homecoming: The drama earned a 1.8 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers. Still, it was up against some pretty hefty competition from Survivor so may take a while for folks to remember that Mark Valley is still very easy on the eyes. (Either that or folks just don’t care about this comic book-inspired drama). We’ll see how it goes.
With Hell’s Kitchen remaining flat versus last week’s two-hour airing (2.6/7, 5.8 million), Fox finished the night in third place in the key adult demo (2.2/6). Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers. CBS was first with a 3.0/9, with Survivor winning its timeslot with a 3.5/10 and 11.9 million viewers. Gee, that move from Thursdays to Wednesdays has sure worked out well for Jeff Probst and Co.! Criminal Minds earned a 3.7/10 and 14.2 million (it never fails to shock us at EW that so many of you like the nasty and gritty violence on this drama) while The Defenders earned a 1.9/6 and 9.3 million.
ABC finished second in the demo for the night with a 2.6/8, with The Middle earning a 2.8/9 and 9.1 million, followed by Better With You (2.3/7, 7.0 million; Modern Family (4.7/13, 11.9 million); Cougar Town (3.0/8, 7.1 million), and the People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive special (1.5/5, 4.1 million).
NBC was fourth in 18-49 (1.9/5), with Dateline: A Royal Love Story only earning a 1.6/5 and 6.6 million. Law & Order: SVU earned a 2.1/6, up 5 percent from last week’s season low (it averaged 7.6 million). Law & Order: LA earned a 1.9/6, up 12 percent from last week’s season low, and 7.7 million.
CW was fifth for the night in 18-49 (1.0/3) but won the night among female teens.