'Jane the Virgin' ratings rise after surprise nominations
The fall finale of The CW’s Jane the Virgin jumped in the ratings after last week’s unexpected Golden Globes nominations.
The dramedy had 1.3 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating Monday night, up 20 percent from last week to match its series-premiere best. Jane received a Globe nomination for best comedy series and star Gina Rodriguez was nominated for best actress in a TV comedy.
While Jane‘s ratings haven’t been close to a hit for the network, the nominations pretty much guarantee the well-reviewed series will see a second season.
And speaking of ratings-challenged shows, CW’s Hart of Dixie returned to 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 in the demo. That basically matches last year’s premiere and puts Hart in the running to rank as broadcast’s lowest rated drama this season, and is down 33 percent from last week’s Originals in the slot. Fans better start that Rachel Bilson Emmy campaign now.
Still, with one new CW series getting award nominations (Jane) and the other getting good ratings (The Flash), The CW has to be feeling pretty solid about its season so far.
Also of interest on Monday: The Voice (2.9) had its performance finale, down 12 percent from last year. Newcomer State of Affairs (1.6) was steady and CBS’ Scorpion (2.0) was down a notch. Fox ran something called the American Country Countdown Awards (0.9)—with that rating, the network might as well have aired a Utopia reunion special.