8:33am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Supergirl' Lowers Altitude, Still Strong With 8 O'Clock Move
Supergirl may not have flown as high in its second outing, sans Big Bang Theory lead-in and opening the night at 8 p.m., but least it was in good company.
The freshman drama's average 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 on CBS tied it with NBC's Blindspot for the top scripted show of the night — and a shared second-place status overall on broadcast, behind The Voice (3.2 rating in the key demo). That was down nearly a full ratings point from its October premiere. Among total viewers, it averaged 8.9 million viewers.
Supergirl and Blindspot are an interesting pair. Both from producer Greg Berlanti, their live-plus-same-day series premiere scores have them evenly matched as the top launches of the fall. Supergirl, at least in its first outing, had more modest gains with DVR. The first round of live-plus-three-day had it improve 32 percent to a 4.1 rating in the key demo. (That left it behind Blindspot.)
NBC won the night with its pair, and CBS placed second with steady episodes of Scorpion (1.9 adults) and NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2 adults).
On ABC, Dancing With the Stars was slightly lifted to a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers, making it the night's most-watched telecast. Ten o'clock special Country's Greatest Crossover Hits nabbed a 1.0 rating in the key demo.
Still steady on Fox were Gotham (1.6 adults) and Minority Report (0.6 adults). And on the CW, Crazy Ex Girlfriend (0.3 adults) and Jane the Virgin (0.4 adults) were steady as well. Good news for the CW pair is that both Crazy Ex (977,000) and Jane (1.1 million) had their biggest audiences of the season.