Monday, February 18, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/17/19


WHAT MATTERS:
  • On the Sunday between the Grammys and Oscars, the CBS (0.7/0.7/0.4) and CW (0.3/0.2) dramas had a one-week return to originals. All these shows tied their season lows except for Madam Secretary, which set a new one. With some help from NASCAR overrun (2.1/1.4 in the 7:00 hour), the Fox comedies (0.9/0.9/0.9) were up from their eps against the Grammys last week.
  • ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos (0.8) made the move back to 7/6c, preparing for its reunion with American Idol in two weeks, while its lead-out movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens (0.5/0.6/0.5) was in the same ballpark as NBC's older-skewing Elvis Presley special (0.6).

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 2/15/19


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Fox drama Proven Innocent opened with a measly 0.5 demo, fourth place at 9/8c and less than half of its lead-in from a double-pump of Last Man Standing (1.1) in the 8/7c hour. This would be bad even on a regular network; it appears to tie last season's Ten Days in the Valley along with a bunch of summer dramas for the lowest-rated drama launch in big four history. On a network that is looking to cut scripted programming real estate, it's all the more hopeless.
  • In the 8/7c hour, ABC's comedies (0.7/0.5) were even after a week off, while MacGyver (0.7) ticked down to drop below the other two CBS dramas (0.8/0.8), as did Blindspot (0.5) to trail its lead-out The Blacklist (0.6).

Friday, February 15, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/14/19


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS comedies Mom (1.1) and Fam (0.8) returned after giving up their hour to Celebrity Big Brother a week ago. With their lead-in Sheldon comedies in repeats (1.2/1.1), they were on the low end. But S.W.A.T. (0.9) was up at 10/9c, managing a head-to-head win against NBC's Law and Order: SVU (0.8).
  • ABC was down to a new low with Grey's Anatomy (1.4) but even with A Million Little Things (1.0) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.6). NBC got a rebound from The Titan Games (1.1), but comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.8) and Will and Grace (0.7) dropped. Fox's Gotham (0.6) was down vs. two weeks ago, while The Orville had its fifth consecutive 0.7.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/13/19


FINALS UPDATE: Chicago Fire (1.1), Riverdale (R) (0.1) and All American (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The second Wednesday edition of The World's Best (0.9) teamed up with the two-hour season finale of Celebrity Big Brother (1.0/0.9) for CBS. TWB was down a tenth from last week's two-hour average (though two tenths below what it did in the 8:00 hour). Meanwhile, the finale interest was pretty modest for CBB, which went well below the 1.4 from last year's finale.
  • CBS lost both of the first two hours head-to-head against Fox (1.0/2.4), as The Masked Singer rebounded from last week's drop.
  • With no original Modern Family, ABC was on the low end with The Goldbergs (1.1) at 8/7c and had rotten results from Schooled (0.8) at 8:30 and Single Parents (0.6) at 9:30. NBC's Chicago trio (1.3/1.2/1.1) was down a tenth from last week across the board.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/12/19


FINALS UPDATE: NCIS (1.4) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC finally got a look at its full post-The Conners Tuesday. American Housewife (0.9) was up a tenth from last week's timeslot premiere on State of the Union night, while The Kids Are Alright (0.7) matched last week. Then Black-ish (0.8), Splitting Up Together (0.6) and The Rookie (0.6) were back for the first time in three weeks; Black-ish and Splitting matched that night, but The Rookie fell to 0.6 for just the second time (and the first time was when it had a delayed start on January 8).
  • NBC's This Is Us (1.7) was also back from multiple weeks off, and fell pretty hard to a new series low. Ellen's Game of Games (1.5) had a small rebound from its SOTU airing last week, while New Amsterdam (1.0) was even with three weeks ago.
  • On CBS, NCIS (1.3) had its first original in four weeks, and was even, while FBI (1.0) got back on track after a hiccup following Celebrity Big Brother three weeks ago. Fox (0.7/0.5) was even while CW's The Flash (0.6) preliminarily dropped to end a three-week run of 0.7's.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/11/19


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelor (1.9) and Arrow (0.4) adjusted up while Man with a Plan (1.0) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The week got off to a good start for ABC with The Bachelor (1.9/1.8), even or up a tenth from last week, and for NBC with America's Got Talent: The Champions (1.6/1.9) which was up by at least a tenth. AGT lead-out Manifest (1.1) also fared well in its penultimate episode, up against a repeat of The Good Doctor (0.6) on ABC.
  • CBS' The Neighborhood (1.3) and Man with a Plan (1.1) barely budged from last week's strong returns, but Bull (0.7) was down a notch with an incompatible Celebrity Big Brother lead-in (0.8). Fox's dramas (1.0/0.9) were even, while Arrow (0.3) ticked down on the CW.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/10/19


FINALS UPDATE: Grammy Awards (5.6, +0.6) adjusted up while Grammy Red Carpet Live (1.5, -0.8) and The Simpsons (0.6) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The Grammy Awards were back on CBS (5.1/5.4/4.6). After last year's huge drop, this year's show down by a little less than 10% from last year's 5.4 prelim which later adjusted up to a 5.9 final. (The ceremony was in late January last year due to the Olympics.)
  • With ABC/CW in repeats and NBC waiting for after the Oscars as usual, that left the Fox cartoons The Simpsons (0.7), Bob's Burgers (0.7) and Family Guy (0.8) as the only original entertainment series on broadcast. All three crashed to new season lows.

Renewology Week 20: Man with a Plan, Moving Housewife, Manifest, Murder


Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week 20. After a couple weeks lacking in premieres, this week had actual developments! Plus, the thoughts promised last week on a couple dramas that have been softening in the winter.

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