NBC takes hard fall with debut of “The Slap”, “The Blacklist” and “Allegiance” fall



NBC’s new Thursday lineup officially debuted last night to less than stellar results. Their new drama The Slap debuted at 8PM, with little fanfare. The series drew a 1.1 in the 18-49 demographic, well below the 2.3 ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy drew in the same timeslot. The Slap is based off the novel and Australian series of the same name.

At 9PM, the second Thursday episode of The Blacklist fell to its lowest rated episode to date, with a 1.7 in the 18-49 and just 8 million total viewers. That was less than ABC’s Scandal that drew a 3.1 in the 18-49 and over 9 million viewers. CBS’s penultimate episode of Two and a Half Men also outdrew The Blacklist with a 2.1 in the 18-49, followed by a The Big Bang Theory repeat that tied The Blacklist with a 1.7.

NBC’s Allegiance closed at 10PM with a 0.7, well below How to Get Away With Murder on ABC with a 2.7 and even Elementary on CBS with a 1.4.

When NBC announced last spring that it planned to move The Blacklist many thought it could hold its own against Scandal since their demographics don’t overlap. However, it is evident that there was a dent last night. Either that, or after people were forced to watch an hour of The Slap, they couldn’t continue to watch any TV after.

What do you think NBC should do with their new Thursday night lineup? Comment below!

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