The CW unveiled the backdoor pilot for its Supernatural spin-off on Tuesday night. The result? Ratings were up — a little. Bloodlines posted 2.1 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from last week. Just as notably, the episode was up 25 percent from its Originals lead-in. EW readers were pretty down on the pilot, with only 30 percent wanting to see more in our poll.
Here’s what’s competitively interesting: Supernatural actually tied Fox’s New Girl in the adult demo, and The Originals tied Fox’s Glee. This says more about how badly Fox did last night than how well The CW performed, but still … pretty stunning. Fox’s lineup last night is renewed for another season, so all will return, though it’s very hard to imagine the network keeping this Tuesday block intact.
Also Tuesday, the first part of the Chicago Fire / Chicago PD crossover on NBC coincided with a 6 percent rise in the ratings. The Voice and Growing Up Fisher were about the same as last week, but About a Boy was down 11 percent. CBS’ NCIS grew 14 percent, while the rest of the crime drama lineup was roughly steady. ABC’s SHIELD was steady, while Goldbergs and Trophy Wife both improved compared to their last original airings.
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