Friday, May 26, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 5/25/17

FINALS UPDATE: Running Wild (1.0) adjusted up.

  • On the first day of summer, Fox was the only network starting a new original lineup with game shows Beat Shazam (1.2) and Love Connection (1.1). This is a strong start by summer standards, but especially when compared with the summer newbies Fox was premiering a year ago: American Grit (0.8), Houdini and Doyle (0.7) and Coupled (0.5).
  • After two years of low-rated Red Nose Day specials (0.8 in 2015 and 0.6 in 2016), NBC has shrunk the official event (0.7) for the second year in a row, now occupying just the 10/9c hour. To try to drum up interest in the concept, it was tied to special episodes of the network's regular series: American Ninja Warrior (1.1) at 8/7c and Running Wild (0.9) at 9/8c. That was certainly a positive for the nightly average as a whole.
  • CBS had Thursday's only other original episode, and it was a rough night for The Amazing Race (0.6).

SpotVault - Love Connection (Fox) - Summer 2017 Ratings

SpotVault - Beat Shazam (Fox) - Summer 2017 Ratings

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 5/24/17

FINALS UPDATE: Movie: Dirty Dancing (1.4) and Empire (2.5) adjusted up while Survivor (1.3) adjusted down.

  • The 2016-17 season came to an end with a slew of finale bumps. Empire (2.4) was on top with its best rating since late March (albeit still 40%ish behind the year-ago finale), and the finale of Shots Fired also picked up to its first 0.9 in over a month.
  • It's been even longer (late February) since Law and Order: SVU (1.3/1.4) has gotten this high, and it managed to come close to even Plus-wise with the year-ago 1.6 finale.
  • On CBS, Survivor (1.9/1.8) got a bit of a finale bump, and was slightly up in Plus from the spring 2016 finale (2.1). The reunion averaged a 1.4 in the 10:00 hour but that includes some finale.
  • And despite not having its regular series, ABC was very much in the mix with its three-hour reimagining of Dirty Dancing, which averaged a 1.3 in each hour.
  • Headed for Thursday next season, the CW's Arrow finished a five-year Wednesday run with an uptick to 0.6. Unlike most of the other marginal CW shows, The 100 actually gets to finish its year within the regular season, and it posted its usual 0.3.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 5/23/17

FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (1.4) adjusted up while iZombie (0.3) adjusted down.

  • ABC and NBC both had comedies leading into their reality tentpole finales with mixed results. The maneuver helped Downward Dog (1.0) hold up rather nicely in its first week on Tuesday, but it seemingly did no favors for the 150-minute Dancing with the Stars finale (1.3) itself; it was down a whooping half point from the Monday performance finale, and three tenths behind the year-ago Tuesday finale.
  • Meanwhile, NBC's Great News (0.7/0.8) at least rallied by a touch from its low points last week, and The Voice (1.8/1.9) widened its usual lead over DWTS from 9:00 to 11:00; this was a similar Plus to last spring's 2.2 finale.
  • On CBS, Bull (1.1) was left alone to air its season finale with a repeat NCIS (0.9) lead-in, and fell to tie its series low from a month ago. It led into another edition of 48 Hours: NCIS (0.6) at 10/9c.
  • Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.7/0.6) was steady, but Prison Break (0.7) crashed to a new low against the reality finales.
  • And the CW was preliminarily on the uptick with the season finale of The Flash (1.1) and iZombie (0.4). If it holds, it would be the highest rating for Flash in almost three months.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Monday 5/22/17

FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (2.0) adjusted up while Jane the Virgin (0.3) adjusted down.

  • ABC's summer tentpole The Bachelorette (1.8/1.7) made its usual return on the last Monday of the regular season and took a slightly less than league average drop from last year's 2.0 premiere. It led out of a promising final Monday of the season from Dancing with the Stars (1.8), which was preliminarily just a tenth below the year-ago performance finale.
  • NBC's The Voice (1.9) also looked strong on performance finale night; like DWTS, it was just a tenth below what it did on the final Monday last spring. It led into a special edition of Running Wild (0.9), which fell behind recent The Wall outings in the hour.
  • CBS was the last of the big three networks to go with a two-hour Princess Diana special this month (0.7/0.8), and it mustered up roughly the same kind of upper-0 demo we saw from NBC's Dateline (0.8) on May 5 and ABC's last 100 days special (0.9) on May 7. It led into a Carpool Karaoke special (0.7) at 10/9c.
  • Fox's Gotham (1.0) was up a notch, while Lucifer (0.8) continued to look a little soft at 9/8c.
  • And the CW wrapped up its Monday dramas with the finales of Supergirl (0.6) and Jane the Virgin (0.4). If these actually hold in finals, it would continue Jane's bizarre oscillation between 0.2 and 0.4 in the last month.

SpotVault - Twin Peaks (Showtime) - Summer 2017 Ratings

SpotVault - The Bachelorette (ABC) - Summer 2017 Ratings

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/21/17

FINALS UPDATE: Billboard Music Awards (2.6), Bob's Burgers (0.8) and Family Guy (1.1) adjusted up while America's Funniest Home Videos (0.8) adjusted down.

  • ABC took over on the last Sunday of the season with the Billboard Music Awards (2.1/2.5/2.4). The show adjusted up three tenths last year in its first live-in-all-time-zones telecast, but it's still looking at close to a 20% year-to-year decline vs. last year's 3.2 final.
  • With the highest-rated shows on NBC and CBS sitting out, the only broadcast show outside of ABC to crack a 1.0 was the one-hour finale of Family Guy (1.0). It followed the finales of Bob's Burgers (0.7), The Simpsons (0.9) and Making History (0.6).
  • CBS had two hours of 60 Minutes (0.8/0.8) plus the season-enders for Madam Secretary (0.7) and Elementary (0.5), while NBC had two hours apiece of Dateline (0.8/0.9) and Shades of Blue (0.7/0.7).

Monday, May 22, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Friday 5/19/17

FINALS UPDATE: Undercover Boss (0.8) adjusted up while Movie: Maid in Manhattan (0.4), The Originals (0.2) and Reign (0.2) adjusted down.

  • The final Friday of the regular season brought not a single scripted original on the big four. CBS tried to mix it up to no avail with an I Love Lucy special (0.5) at 9/8c, leading out of Undercover Boss (0.7) and into a repeat of Blue Bloods (0.5).
  • NBC easily won the night with its usual First Dates (0.7) and Dateline (0.9/1.0), as Dates scored yet another victory over the two-hour finale of The Toy Box (0.5/0.6) on ABC. Fox had movie Maid in Manhattan (0.4/0.5).
  • The CW continued on with The Originals (0.3) and Reign (hoping to hold onto 0.3 for the first time this season), and both will have more new episodes deep into June.

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