Monday, January 23, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/22/17


WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS used its huge AFC Championship Game lead-in (a prelim in the 13's) on new reality series Hunted (3.6), which will head to Wednesday going forward. It started just under 10 minutes after its listed 10:00 start time, but these events have tended to adjust up in finals because the West Coast viewing is live (and thus counted as part of the 7:00 hour rating in the prelims). Stay tuned!
  • The other networks went almost completely into repeat mode, with the exception being an original episode of Fox's Son of Zorn (0.9), on an island among comedy repeats. ABC even had repeats of its winter filler To Tell the Truth (0.6/0.6), plus a measly 0.3 for a Quantico repeat on the eve of its Monday premiere. NBC had Dateline (0.8) leading into movie Ted (0.5/0.5/0.5/0.6/0.7).

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Friday 1/20/17


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Last Man Standing (1.3) emerged as the outright #1 program on Friday, and its three biggest ratings of the season have all come in January. Its lead-out Dr. Ken (1.0) was up a tenth at 8:30, while Shark Tank (1.0) went into repeats and an inauguration-themed 20/20 (0.9) was down at 10/9c.
  • CBS put the value of MacGyver on display by replacing it at 8/7c with a low-rated Trump special (0.7). That new lead-in brought Hawaii Five-0 (1.0) down to one of its lowest ratings of the season. Blue Bloods (1.2) inched down at 10/9c.
  • On NBC, Emerald City (0.7) lost another precious tenth at 9/8c, and was outrated both by lead-in Grimm (0.8) and lead-out Dateline (0.8).
  • Fox's Rosewood (0.6) and Sleepy Hollow (0.5) also lost a tenth, as did The Vampire Diaries (0.3) on the CW. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend made it 11 in a row at 0.2 this season.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/19/17


FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (3.4) adjusted up while My Kitchen Rules (0.8) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's The Good Place signed off for the season with a 1.1 in each of its final two half-hours, matching last week. Later in the night, Chicago Med was back down to 1.2, while The Blacklist had its third straight 1.0 since the new year.
  • On CBS, The Big Bang Theory (3.3) was back in originals, and so were some of the viewers for the lead-out comedies. The Great Indoors (1.7) was still shy of its 1.9 from two weeks ago, but Mom (1.7) and Life in Pieces (1.5) both tied their season highs. The penultimate Pure Genius averaged a 0.8 at 10/9c.
  • It was a nice week two for Fox's unscripted lineup, as Hell's Kitchen (1.3) actually upticked to a new season high while My Kitchen Rules (0.9) fully maintained its premiere rating.
  • And ABC, originally scheduled to bring back TGIT on this night, instead went with repeats of the most recent Grey's Anatomy (0.8) and Scandal (0.6) episodes, plus a Trump family special (0.9) at 10/9c.
  • A week before the Riverdale premiere, the CW had one last night of Legends of Tomorrow (0.2) and Supernatural (0.3) repeats.

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/18/17


FINALS UPDATE: Black-ish (1.4) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • In a special Wednesday 8/7c edition, Fresh Off the Boat (1.5) looked like a stronger series than it usually has on Tuesday. The Wednesday bottom-of-hour comedies Speechless (1.6) and Black-ish (1.5) also held up reasonably well with reduced lead-ins. (Modern Family (1.3) was a repeat at 9/8c.) Match Game (1.0) dropped another tenth at 10/9c.
  • On Fox, Star (1.2) took another two-tenth drop in its third regularly scheduled episode. It's still not really in iffy territory, but this kind of trend suggests that it could get there. Lethal Weapon stayed at 1.4 in the lead-off spot.
  • Another Wednesday brought another round of bad news for Blindspot (0.9), which fell to a new low and has clearly become a weaker show (even relative to year-ago The Mysteries of Laura) since the new year. The NBC staples Law and Order: SVU (1.4) and Chicago PD (1.5) were both even.
  • After a couple years of severe drops, the People's Choice Awards (1.2) finally stabilized a bit for CBS, down just a tenth from last year. The event led out of Undercover Boss (1.1).
  • And the CW's final week of hibernation rolled on with a repeat Arrow (0.2) into original Frequency (0.2).

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cablemetrics: Homeland, The Young Pope, Colony, Taboo


These numbers are current through Tuesday, January 17.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • We talked about broadcast shows getting hurt by the last-minute NFL playoff game on Sunday, but Showtime is probably hoping that applied to Homeland (0.31) as well. If not, the show was down 45% year-to-year in the same-day ratings, which is probably not what the network was looking for out of the first episode of a three-season renewal.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

First Two Weeks, Emerald City


Still open today: Star


WEEK ONE (two hours)
Rating: 1.00
Lead-in: Grimm (0.9)
Competition: Shark Tank (1.4), 20/20 (1.3), Hawaii Five-0 (1.3), Blue Bloods (1.3), Sleepy Hollow (0.6), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.2)

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/17/17


FINALS UPDATE: Fresh Off the Boat (1.2) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's Tuesday lineup was back with all three hours for the first time in 2017, and it was a mixed night at best. The Middle (1.7) and American Housewife (1.5) continued to do their things, but Fresh Off the Boat (1.1) and The Real O'Neals (0.8) came back at the low end of their fall ratings, while Agents of SHIELD (0.6) plummeted all the way to a new low.
  • On NBC, This Is Us (2.6) settled back into its usual 9/8c slot with a pretty typical rating (down four tenths from last week's 10/9c return), and Chicago Fire (1.6) was also normal at 10/9c. The Wall led off with its third straight 1.7, remaining a truly exceptional option to take NBC through The Voice's hiatus.
  • CBS had an upticking NCIS (1.9) leading into even Bull (1.5) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.2).
  • And on Fox, New Girl (1.0), The Mick (1.1) and Bones (0.8) were all down a tenth from last Tuesday.
  • The CW finally wrapped up one of its fall newbie burn-offs, with No Tomorrow (0.2) leading out of one last repeat of The Flash (0.3).

SpotVault - The Young Pope (HBO) - Winter 2017 Ratings



SpotVault - Homeland (Showtime) - Winter 2017 Ratings



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/16/17


FINALS UPDATE: Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC featured the return of Timeless (0.9) for a winter run following Celebrity Apprentice (1.2). While a raw series low, this 0.9 was not really any weaker in True than some of its later post-Voice episodes... but that's not a compliment.
  • The CBS comedy lineup (1.7/1.5/1.5/1.1), finally free of football competition, had notable surges on Monday. It was also a huge night for ABC's The Bachelor (2.3), which set off on its usual post-premiere growth trajectory.
  • On Fox, Gotham (1.2) and Lucifer (1.1) came back for what will be just a three-week stint.

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