Guess the Ratings for Tonight's 'Beauty and the Beast' Premiere (Poll)

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October 7th, 2013

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Last year, the CW's reboot of Beauty And The Beast premiered to a decent (by CW standards) 1.2 adults 18-49 rating in the post Vampire Diaries timeslot. However, by the time the season finale rolled around, the series fell to a disappointing 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Fast-forward to the present, and Beauty And The Beast has been moved Monday at 9PM, behind Hart Of Dixie. Will this shift help or hurt this sophomore series? Make your predictions about the adults 18-49 rating for tonight's second season premiere below, and don't forget to leave a comment defending your choice!

 
  • Mike

    @Tom

    Gordman didnt say nothing about a single ratings data points… He’s talking about the shows season average ratings.. so the total average of the shows ratings for season 1 was about 90% of the cws scripted average for their shows

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Mike
    “He’s talking about the shows season average ratings.. so the total average of the shows ratings for season 1 was about 90% of the cws scripted average for their shows”

    Actually he was just referring to the spring ratings and not the ratings of the entire season as his comment indicates,
    “BATB ratings were not bad. It averaged >90% of the CW 18-49 ratings average in the SPRING.”

    The renew/cancellation index resets every spring eliminating the fall ratings.

    That having been said by using the spring ratings for B&B, that makes even a more compelling cse for its renewal.

  • Dan S

    I was thinking 0.4 & surprised that’s the lowest option available in the poll. BATB is going to get its head handed to it by Sleepy Hollow. As for HOD it’ll be a little higher thinking 0.6-0.7 for tonight.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Dan S
    BATB is going to get its head handed to it by Sleepy Hollow

    ZING!!

  • Tom

    @ Mike

    Mr. Gorman was, as @Mike points out, referring to BATB’s spring ratings. In a relative sense, BATB was the CW’s highest low rated program. In that context, Mr. Gorman’s reasoning makes sense. However, it ignores two additional factors. The first is that BATB was scheduled immediately after TVD, the CW’s highest rated program. The second is that, notwithstanding that lead-in, BATB’s ratings were conspicuously low beginning with its thirteen episode. Of its final ten programs, three were rated at 0.6 and the remainder at 0.5. So, contrary to Mr. Parello’s assessment, those rating did not make a compelling case to renew BATB regardless of where the show stood in the CW pecking order. It’s just as likely, if not more so, that the CW decided to literally bank on this show’s potential for syndication and Nexflix revenue notwithstanding its poor ratings.

  • Body of Poof

    If they hadn’t killed of the only character I was interested in, I might have watched this show, but I hope it’s in the lows.

  • Truth

    @Tom

    BATB was renewed because it was the only scripted CBS-produced show left. Joint venture politics.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Tom

    I will stand by what Bill said:
    “BATB ratings were not bad. It averaged >90% of the CW 18-49 ratings average in the spring.”

    The show ran close enough to the rest of the herd to be renewed plain and simple though you point about CW being unable to mount more scripted programming is a sound point.
    That it got a leg up from TVD does not take away from that number. Networks renew shows based on relative ratings all the time and often (wrongly) renew weak freshman shows that when moved from they lead-ins end up being two and done.

  • Mark wood

    Any word on weekly DVR posting? Wouldn’t it normally appear today?

  • reidjr

    Zerg

    I would not hold my breath on that.

  • a p garcia

    I just hope Batb & HoD do OK by CW standards.

  • Anon

    HoD & BatB will both draw 0.4 tonight.

  • chris13

    Beauty had a small but loyal audience in spite of The Vampire Diaries ratings week to week.

    With that said I believe it is possible for Hart of Dixie to premiere to a 0.5/0.6 and Beauty and the Beast a 0.6/0.7.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Went w/ a 0.5-0.6 as SH will move some eyes to FOX

  • charmedcraft

    I can see BATB doing a 0.8 tonight, but not sure if it can retain it next week. I hope it does well, I like the show.

  • charmedcraft

    @zerg
    LOL, people have been saying that for years but you know what, the CW is still here and will stay here.

  • Tony JJ

    Dancing with the Stars 2.3
    Castle 2.2

    How I met your mother 3.6
    We are men (final Monday episode :)) 1.6
    2 Broke Girls 2.5
    Mom 2.3
    Hostages 1.6

    Bones 2.2
    Sleepy Hollow 3.2

    Hart of Dixie .7
    Beauty and the Beast .6

    The Voice 4.9
    The Blacklist 3.6

    I think the renewals/full season pick up announcements will slightly help Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow tonight. Regarding BatB I could see it doing a .3 but I went for a .6 for the premiere but it will probably see a .3 sometime this season. I think BatB sold for quite a lot of money overseas so I’m sure it’s making CBS a lot of money overseas. Surprised it hasn’t been added to Netflix.

  • Ekras

    I’m going to go with “really, really, low” – considering it was available on the internet last night + had mediocre ratings to begin with.

  • Mark Wood

    Charmedcraf

    quote
    “@zerg
    LOL, people have been saying that for years but you know what, the CW is still here and will stay here.”

    I believe Zerg is referencing the end of the CW’s contracts with its affiliates. Many a poster over the last 5 years (even further for some) have worried about the fact that the ratings data that the CW delivers versus the ratings of those affiliates syndication has gotten closer and closer, to the point that most nights the CW performs worse then the local 7-8pm programming that affiliates can buy at fairly cheap rates.

    The last time a netlet come up to its end of contract (both the WB and UPN), the public was very shocked to fine a merger, and even more shocked that the WB wanted out, would have ended even without a merger saving the better performers.

    THE CW appears to be pushing hard to get some success, but I honestly fear for its survival as a broadcast network, not due to the studios, but due to the affiliates.

  • Mark Wood

    Ekras

    While its true that illegal downloads have been available since last night, we aren’t talking about a huge number of people that typically download compared to teh typical audience from broadcast.

    Most CW shows have never made the Top listings for torrents, and never Beauty & the Beast. SO I would assume less then a hundred thousand. I would say probably say, since the tracking of torrents is for the World Wide Web, and not limited to US residence, that it would be much closer to 20 – 30 thousand in the US. Even with a typical audience under 2 million, thats a very small percentage.

    But I think its fairly safe to say that the ratings should be low, though expect fast nationals to be propped up a little thinks to sports preemption’s in the US number one market (that will be a bigger influence then downloads).

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