Thursday, May 23, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 5/22/19

FINALS UPDATE: Live in Front of a Studio Audience (1.8) and Chicago PD (1.0) adjusted up while My Last Days (0.1) and Jane the Virgin (0.2) adjusted down.

  • On the last day of the regular season, special programming took over in primetime as ABC offered Life in Front of a Studio Audience (1.7/1.7/1.8), a production of All in the Family and The Jeffersons episodes. At 9:30 was a Nightline special on the two shows (1.4), and that helped boost the Whiskey Cavalier finale (0.7) to its highest rating since week two.
  • It was finale night for One Chicago, with PD (0.9) down a notch but Med (1.1) and Fire (1.1) both matching last week. CBS had a couple hours of The Amazing Race (0.9/0.7) and an uptick for the SEAL Team finale (0.7).
  • The second half of Fox's MasterChef celebrity special (0.6) was up from last week, as was Jane the Virgin (0.3) on the CW. At 8/7c, the CDub welcomed back documentary series My Last Days (0.2).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 5/21/19

FINALS UPDATE: 1969 (0.3) and Mental Samurai (0.4) adjusted down.

  • With a lead-in from The Village (0.6), the two-hour season finale of The Voice (1.0/1.1) picked up little to no ground from last week, and was down about 30% from the year-ago spring finale.
  • It was NCIS (1.2), not Voice, that was the top program on the last Tuesday of the season, and it was used as a lead-in for the two-hour premiere of summer drama Blood and Treasure (0.6). B&T at least so far is probably looking a little better than Salvation, CBS' last effort in the summer drama realm. (It premiered to a 0.7 after Big Brother two years ago, and never got higher than 0.4 all of last season.)
  • On finale night, ABC saw a decrease for American Housewife (0.7) but an increase for Black-ish (0.7) and 1969 (0.4). Fox's unscripted (0.8/0.5) was up, while the CW's The 100 fell to its first 0.2 of the season as The Flash (0.2) went into repeats.

SpotVault - The Bachelorette (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

SpotVault - Blood and Treasure (CBS) - Summer 2019 Ratings

SpotVault - Beat Shazam (Fox) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 5/20/19

FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

  • The Monday finale of The Voice (1.2) got an uptick, narrowing the gap with The Bachelorette (1.3/1.2) which was close to last week's premiere. In a battle of 10/9c drama finales, The Fix (0.5) preliminarily inched up while The Enemy Within (0.6) was even.
  • Fox brought back summer returnee Beat Shazam (0.7), a tenth below last year's opener, and vastly improved the 9/8c hour by pulling Paradise Hotel in favor of a 9-1-1 repeat (0.6).
  • CBS repeated The Big Bang Theory's finale (0.9/1.1), which helped lift The Code (0.7) to its best rating since the post-NCIS preview that opened its run. A Late Late Show special (0.5) rounded out the night. The CW's Legends of Tomorrow (0.3) was even.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/19/19

FINALS UPDATE: American Idol (1.5, +0.2) adjusted up while America's Funniest Home Videos (0.6) adjusted down.

  • The three-hour season finale of American Idol (1.3) was down from last year's 1.6 Monday finale, but even with the final Sunday of last season (which had to face the Billboard Music Awards).
  • CBS saw little benefit from the PGA Championship moving to May, as it ended well before the start of primetime. 60 Minutes (0.8) was up a tenth, The Red Line remained mired at 0.3 and NCIS: Los Angeles fell back to 0.5 for its season finale.
  • A Sunday episode of Dateline (0.7) helped boost Good Girls back to 0.5, while the CW's drama finales (0.3/0.2) were even and Fox had a movie (0.4).

Renewology: How the Renew/Cancel Model Fared in 2018-19

It's time for another Renewology post-mortem! Overall, I think this was another year that vindicated the existence of a mathematical, "ratings-only" model like this, though the results were definitely a little different from last year. Here's a link to the 2017-18 recap, which I will refer back to on a couple occasions.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 5/17/19

FINALS UPDATE: No Exit! (0.3), Dateline (0.5), Dynasty (0.1) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 5/16/19

FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (3.2) and Paradise Hotel (0.4) adjusted up while For the People (0.4), Young Sheldon (2.1) and The Big Bang Theory Special (1.7) adjusted down.

  • On the last Thursday of the season, The Big Bang Theory (3.2) finished its 12-season run with a one-hour finale, leading into Young Sheldon (2.1) at 9/8c and a TBBT retrospective (1.7) at 9:30. With an A18-49+ in the low-to-mid 330's, this will be TBBT's biggest finale and second-biggest episode ever (trailing only the season 11 premiere).
  • Big Bang managed to blunt some of the competing finales on other networks; double-dips of Superstore (0.6/0.6) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.5/0.5) were on the downswing, as were ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.3) and Station 19 (0.8). A finals uptick allowed Paradise Hotel (0.4) to outrate its last episode on Wednesday, though it was still down a tick from the two-hour ep last Thursday.

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