Fall TV: Who’s sticking around?
CTV and Global each have three new shows going to full-season, City has two and CTV Two has one.
It’s that time of year again as fall TV looks ahead to the mid-season, but what marks 2014 as different than many other years is the number of shows earning full-season orders from the major US nets. And what’s good news for actors looking to book gigs through winter is good news for Canadian broadcasters too, who aren’t left with holes to fill as skittish US nets cut and run on lower-performing series.
Here’s a recap of this week’s network news:
Monday night thriller, Scorpion has a full 22-episode order for its first season, which is currently airing at 9 p.m. on the Rogers Media channel. The show premiered to an average audience of 1.36 million viewers and has an average audience of 1.6 million for episodes so far this season.
Also getting a full-season order on the channel is new comedy Black-ish, which airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. on the channel following Modern Family. It has an average audience of 739,600 viewers for episodes so far this season.
New superhero origin story Gotham earned a full-season order from Fox. The show, which Bell Media execs called a key co-viewing opportunity, airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on CTV. Gotham premiered to an average audience of 2.37 million. The show is averaging 3.4 million viewers for episodes so far this season.
Also getting picked up for a full season is co-view all-star The Flash – which has had a record run on the CW in the U.S., becoming its most-watched telecast ever – airing Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. It is averaging 2.8 million viewers for episodes on CTV so far this season.
Last on the list for a full-season order for the channel to date is Thursday night ratings killer How to Get Away with Murder, which airs at 10 p.m. The show premiered to an average audience of 2.4 million. The show is averaging 3.1 million viewers for episodes on CTV so far this season.
CTV Two has seen its new US cop comedy-drama The Mysteries of Laura picked-up for a full season. The show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the channel. It is averaging 1.6 million viewers for episodes on CTV Two so far this season.
Shaw Media’s Global Television has had three of its new fall dramas receive full-season orders, with NCIS: New Orleans, Stalker and Madam Secretary all getting the greenlight.
Madam Secretary, which stars Tea Leoni as the Secretary of State airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. An average audience of 1.4 million viewers has tuned into the show so far this season on Global.
Thriller drama Stalker airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. The show has brought in an average viewership of 1.7 million so far this season on Global.
The newest installment in the NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. Ranking as the top new show for Global so far this season, it has pulled in an average audience of 2.4 million viewers.