On Thursday, FOX’s The Orville returned with a new episode after airing a repeat last week and posted a 1.2 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million total viewers (according to the preliminaries). If those numbers hold when the finals come in, they will be the best ratings the show has seen on Thursdays, and FOX should definitely consider keeping this one around for another season. Over on The CW, Arrow slipped to a series low 0.5 rating with 1.4 million total viewers, but don’t expect the fifth place network to be cancelling that one anytime soon.
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On Wednesday, Spike’s The Shannara Chronicles slipped to a 0.09 rating with 225K total viewers, and it certainly seems like the quest will be ending for that one sooner rather than later. On USA, Mr. Robot slipped to a 0.18 rating with 542K total viewers, but I expect that Emmy winner to stick around at least one more season. On Tuesday, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World slipped to a 0.7 rating with 2.9 million total viewers and I am moving that one to Bubble status.
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