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Among the last new shows to premiere this fall, The CW’s Crazy Ex Girlfriend debuted at 8 p.m. on Monday — and, perhaps not too surprisingly, the musical comedy had a very modest debut.
The first episode of Crazy Ex averaged just a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 and only 930,000 viewers. In the key demo, that’s half of what Jane the Virgin (similarly atypical to the network’s regular programming) pulled in its 2014 opener. As for Jane the Virgin, the series was also down a touch without a stronger lead-in. It averaged a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and just over 1 million viewers.
The rest of the broadcast lineup was remarkably steady given the night’s competition. Both The Voice (3.2 adults) and Blindspot (2.5 adults) held up with last week’s scores, the latter just picked up for a full 22 episodes.
Both Dancing With the Stars (1.7 adults) and Castle (1.2 adults) were even on ABC, as were Gotham (1.5 adults) and Minority Report (0.7 adults). (Minority Report, the lowest-performing Big Four freshman this season, just saw its initial 13-episode order cut to 10.)
The entire CBS block of The Big Bang Theory (3.8 adults), Life in Pieces (1.9 adults), Scorpion (1.8 adults) and NCIS: L.A. (1.1 adults) was also steady.
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