Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Friday 4/21/17


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Two years after Bruce Jenner: The Interview marked a major cultural moment with a tremendous 5.2 rating, Caitlyn Jenner was back in ABC Friday primetime on 20/20, but the ratings (0.8) were pretty standard for the series. The Toy Box (0.6) and Shark Tank (1.0) were both on the downtick as well.
  • With CBS (0.7/0.6/0.6) and the CW (0.3/0.2) both in repeats on the final Friday before May sweeps, that left Rosewood (0.6) as broadcast's only scripted original of the night. After quietly pulling You the Jury earlier in the week, Fox improved its fortunes by leading out of Rosewood with a repeat of Lethal Weapon (0.5).
  • On NBC, week three of First Dates (0.7) was even, pulling ahead of Toy Box in the 8/7c hour, while Dateline (1.0) was on the upswing.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 4/19/17


FINALS UPDATE: Modern Family (R) (1.0) adjusted up while Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.7), Arrow (R) (0.1), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Most of the Wednesday regulars snuck in one last repeat/pre-emption before returning to originals next week. That left a two-hour edition of Survivor (1.7) almost alone to dominate the night. It led into Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (0.8) at 10/9c.
  • ABC had another quartet of comedy repeats (1.0/0.9/0.9/0.8) leading into original Designated Survivor (1.0), and Designated preliminarily got a tenth back after last week's big slide.
  • Fox got to take a look at Shots Fired (0.8) without pre-tune assistance, since Empire (0.8) was also a repeat. It was down a tenth.
  • NBC (0.8/0.9/0.8) and CW (0.3/0.3/0.3) went total repeat mode.

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A18-49+: 2017 Ratings Races to Watch in the Last Month


As of today, we are four weeks away from the last day of broadcast upfronts and five weeks away from the first day of summer. In the coming weeks, there will be a lot more to say about renewals, cancellations and schedules, but I'd like to take this moment to preview some of the more trivial, historical matters in the 2016-17 ratings season. How is this season's new show class? How are the networks faring on a relative basis?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 4/18/17


FINALS UPDATE: The Middle (1.3) adjusted up while The Flash (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's The Voice (1.7/1.8) went to two hours and led into the double-episode finale of Trial and Error (0.9/0.7) at 10/9c. T&E basically matched its last couple weeks in the 9:00 hour.
  • Voice was seemingly devastating to CBS' NCIS (1.3) and Bull (1.1), which both tanked to new lows by wide margins and decisively ending Bull's long streak of 1.3's. NCIS: New Orleans (1.1) fared quite well by comparison, enjoying the hiatus of Chicago Fire in the 10/9c hour.
  • On ABC, The Middle will hope for finals help to avoid 1.2 again, but American Housewife (1.2) perked up. It was also a mixed bag at 9/8c opposite The Voice, as Fresh Off the Boat (1.0) was down but Imaginary Mary (0.9) took an interesting turn upward. Agents of SHIELD continued to make a surprisingly decent case in the spring with an uptick to 0.8.
  • Week three of Prison Break (0.9) went fractional for Fox, with no help from a The Mick repeat lead-in (0.5). Brooklyn Nine-Nine hung at 0.7 in its second airing of the spring.
  • And iZombie, the CW's only scripted original this week, stuck at 0.3 out of a repeat The Flash (0.3).

Cablemetrics: The Leftovers, Veep, Doctor Who, Better Call Saul


These numbers are current through Monday, April 17.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • HBO will have to wait longer than usual for its Game of Thrones return, which would usually come about this time of year. But the network got some good news on a much smaller scale as the return of acclaimed drama The Leftovers (0.39) was up by six hundredths from its last premiere back in October 2015.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Monday 4/17/17


FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (1.8) and Kevin Can Wait (1.1) adjusted up while Quantico (0.5) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • A Disney-themed edition of ABC's Dancing with the Stars (1.7/1.8) surged to its best rating in at least three weeks, putting it above the year-ago airing in raw numbers for the first time since the season premiere. But its lead-in Quantico was stuck at 0.6.
  • Elsewhere, it was mostly more of the same, including steady showings from CBS' 2 Broke Girls (1.0) and Fox's 24: Legacy (0.8) in their season or series finales. CBS was at 1.0 across the board for its comedy lineup, which made Kevin Can Wait (1.0) look a lot worse than usual, but looked good in the 10/9c hour as Scorpion (1.1) was on the uptick. 24 led into a fourth consecutive 0.6 from APB.
  • On NBC, The Voice (2.0) was preliminarily down a notch, leading into Taken (0.9) which was preliminarily up a notch.
  • And the CW finished out its final Supergirl hiatus with another repeat (0.2).

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 4/16/17


FINALS UPDATE: Bob's Burgers (R) (0.4) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • On Easter Sunday, NBC's Little Big Shots went into repeat mode in the 8:00 hour (0.8), but its lead-out dramas Chicago Justice (0.9) and Shades of Blue (0.7) held up OK, with Justice inching back down to tie its low from two weeks ago.
  • ABC had a special on Disney nature documentaries (0.6) in the 7/6 hour, leading into Once Upon a Time (0.7), Match Game (0.6) and American Crime (0.4). Like Justice, Match Game inched down to match its season low, while the surrounding dramas held steady.
  • CBS had the best Easter by a long shot thanks to a nice showing from a two-hour special on The Bee Gees (1.2). But that lead-in was of no help to Elementary (0.6) at 10/9c.
  • And Fox's comedy repeats (0.3/0.6/0.4/0.6/0.4) did a good bit worse than last week, perhaps hurt by a repeat Ice Age special (0.3) in the lead-off role.

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