Well there's good news in that Nikita will move back to its previous timeslot and be paired with Arrow reruns. That should help the ratings a bit hopefully.
My Tivo recorded Elementary! Yay! So it was the weak antenna signal that was the problem all along. That's good.
Anyway, tonight had some interesting backstory on Holmes through his friend Allistair. However they name-dropped Irene at the end, and I am quite disappointed. I wish they would have backed away from the topic for longer. I could hope that they'll do Irene differently than BBC Sherlock did, but that doesn't mean it'll necessarily be any better. I've seen Irene treated as Holmes's love interest and a career criminal in many different movies; she's written as if she was Catwoman. The only thing that did proper justice to her moral goodness despite her grey actions was Jake Kasdan's Zero Effect, and that was a very loose pastiche of SCAN. Please, please don't screw her up, Rob Doherty. Please.