'Almost Human' DVR ratings are good, but are they good enough?Add to Favorites | Almost Human
The series premiere on Nov. 17 grew by about 3.4 million viewers, going from 9.2 million in the overnight ratings to 12.6 million in the Live +7 tally. It also added 1.4 points among adults 18-49, rising to a 4.5 rating from a 3.1.
Since then, though, "Almost Human" hasn't fared as well in the overnight ratings: In its regular Monday-night home, it has averaged a 1.9 among adults 18-49 and 6.15 million viewers in the overnight ratings (DVR numbers for episodes after the premiere aren't in yet). That's a little below what "Bones" did in the 8 p.m. Monday spot earlier in the season. (The Friday-night debut of "Bones," incidentally, scored a 2.1 among adults 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers, which is right in line with its overnight ratings on Mondays.)
The overnight numbers would probably make "Almost Human" a bubble series for next season. However, if it continues to grow by percentages in line with those of its premiere (45 percent in 18-49 and 37 percent in total viewers), the show will reach a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic and about 8.4 million viewers. Both of those are pretty respectable in the current ratings climate.
The usual caveats/mysteries about how much networks and advertisers actually value DVR ratings apply, of course. But FOX and the "Almost Human" team might be breathing a little easier now.