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Primetime Ratings: 'Crazy Ex', 'Jane' Rebound in Week 2

A week after their lukewarm series and season premieres, respectively, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin showed more robust ratings on The CW. Crazy Ex scored a 0.4 in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, up 33% from last week. Jane the Virgin, one of the darlings of 2014-2015, did a 0.5, up 20% from last week's insipid curtain raiser.

NBC won the night with a 2.7 and 8 share in 18-49, ahead of CBS’ 2.0/6, ABC’s 1.6/5 and Fox’s 1.0/3. The CW tallied a 0.4/1; it simulcast the Monday Night Football game involving the Giants in New York.

Two hours of The Voice averaged a 3.0, down 6% from last Monday, while Blindspot showed a 2.1, representing a troubling 16% drop for the dark drama.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored a 3.7, down a tick from a 3.8, while comedy Life in Pieces’ 2.1 was up 10% from the previous airing. Scorpion, with our intrepid crew stuck in a dodgy corner of Kazakhstan, weighed in at 1.8, flat with last week, while NCIS: Los Angeles had a 1.3, up 15%.  

On ABC, two hours of Dancing With the Stars saw Bindi Irwin dust off some ‘dirty’ moves, helping the show to a 1.9, up 11%, while Castle’s 1.3 too was up 11%.

Fox’s Gotham scored a 1.3 in 18-49, down 13% from last week, and Minority Report a 0.6, off 17%.  

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.