Despite taking on the high-rating World Series on Fox, NBC’s supernatural drama “Constantine” premiered to solid numbers last night despite its challenging 10pm time slot.
“Constantine” averaged a 1.4 rating and 4.3 million viewers in Live+Same Day numbers, retaining more than 90% of its demo lead-in from the fourth-season premiere of “Grimm” which scored a 1.5 rating and 5.3 million viewers overall.
The hope is those numbers will stay fairly firm. The network’s ambitious “Dracula” series premiered in the same timeslot last year to a 1.8 rating and 5.3 million viewers, but dropped to a 0.9 rating within two weeks.
Reviews for “Constantine” have not been good, with the show nabbing a 53/100 on Metacritic, the lowest of the three new shows based on DC Comics this season.
In comparison “Gotham” scored 71/100 and “The Flash” ranked at 73/100. The aforementioned “Dracula” nabbed a 55/100, and the second season of “Hannibal” earlier this year in the same timeslot scored an 88/100.