TV Ratings Report: Charmed Conjures Up Strong Ratings for The CW

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The CW aired its first original programming on Sunday in several years, and it looks to have been a gamble that paid off. 

Charmed opened with a 0.5 rating (1.5 million total viewers) in the 9/8c slot. It's not an astronomical figure by any stretch of the imagination, but given that the network has just returned to programming on the night, it's not a bad start. 

The true test will be whether it can hold up in the coming weeks. Granted, reboots generally have a front-loaded audience that tunes in to see whether it lives up to the original. 

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Before that, Supergirl Season 4 Episode 1 secured a 0.5 rating (1.5 million viewers), proving that to be very compatible with Charmed. 

The positive here is that Supergirl moved to this new night with lower expectations, and was steady with its last season premiere, finale, and average in the demo. 

The network will likely have lower expectations for shows on Sundays as well, so there's that. 

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Over on ABC, The Alec Baldwin Show cratered with a mere 0.4 rating (2.2 million viewers) in the 10/9c slot. The cancellation clock is already ticking on this one!

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors pulled in the same 0.7 (4.6 million viewers) rating as last Sunday, proving this show might have legs after all. 

If it stays around these levels, it's hard to imagine ABC not keeping it around. It can't be expensive with it focusing on younger stars. 

Shark Tank (3.7 million/0.7 rating) managed to gain a tenth week-to-week. 

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God Friended Me (8 million/1.1 rating) bounced back after last week's fall. NCIS: Los Angeles (7.4 million/0.9 rating) was also up a tenth. 

Madam Secretary (5.6 million/0.6 rating) closed off the night for CBS by staying steady. 

All of the Fox comedies dropped significantly with a reduced lead-in. The Simpsons (2.5 million/1.0 rating), Bob's Burgers (2.1 million/0.9 rating), Family Guy (1.9 million/0.9 rating), Rel (1.4 million/0.5 rating) plunged to new season lows. 

Fox would be wise to pull Rel from the schedule at this stage. It is simply not resonating. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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