There has been a lot of talk this television season about the lack of new hits. Indeed, while a few shows such as CBS' "Elementary" and Fox's "The Following" are posting some decent numbers, there have been far more flops in the fall and mid-season.
Recent casualties include NBC's "Do No Harm" and CBS' "The Job." Among other disappointments from earlier this season are Fox's "Ben and Kate" and ABC's "Last Resort."
But many veteran shows are also performing poorly. So far this season, only a handful of returning programs are doing better than they were last season. CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," NBC's "Grimm" and ABC's "Shark Tank" are members of that club.
At CBS, shows that have declined from last season in viewers and the 18-49 demographic include "Two Broke Girls," "The Mentalist" and "Hawaii Five-O." NBC's "Law & Order SVU" and "Parks & Recreation" are down as well. At ABC, "Once upon a Time" has seen double-digit declines as has Fox's "New Girl."