We don’t do a whole lot of news posts here, but I love me some statistics now and again so I whipped up an infographic showing how this year’s shows stacked up against each other. There were some clear winners like the Flash and some unfortunately clear losers like Constantine. But enough talk, let’s share the stats and I’ll break them down just a bit for you.
First off, there were a few shows that I couldn’t include for various reasons. First off was the Walking Dead which does over three times the ratings of any other show included and would look odd way up by its lonesome. And second off were both Powers and Daredevil as they are both on streaming services that don’t share their shows ratings, there’s starting to be some companies that are trying to track those numbers, but at this point it’s hard to get. I also didn’t include NBC’s average viewers as it would also be just above the chart at over 8 million viewers which really highlights the gap between the average NBC show and Constantine which got ratings equivalent to Arrow’s ratings.
As for some analysis, both Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped in ratings throughout the season. Gotham was especially hit hard after a six week hiatus towards the end of its season, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a much more gradual decline through this season. Unfortunately while the decline across the season wasn’t very large, the show’s high point during the midseason finale and the lead-up garnered the same ratings as the lowest rated episode from last season. The other show that suffered a bit was the only midseason show, iZombie. It came in down at the bottom, though it wasn’t too far below CW’s average rating and did quite a bit better than other CW shows that have been cancelled or struggling like Hart of Dixie, The Messengers, and Beauty and the Beast, and hopefully having a normal run in season two will help the ratings out even more.