Friday, October 3, 2014

First Two Weeks, Madam Secretary


WEEK ONE
Rating: 2.0 (9:04 ET start time)
Lead-in: 60 Minutes (3.5 overall, 2.8 at 8:30)
Competition: Resurrection (R) (0.7), Sunday Night Football (8.1/8.4 in 9:00 hour), Family Guy (R)/American Dad! (1.4/1.5). Total: 10.4.

WEEK TWO
Rating: 1.4 (-30%) (8/7c start time, incl. ~8:15 in some local markets)
Lead-in: 60 Minutes (1.1 overall, 1.2 at 8:30)
Competition: Once Upon a Time (3.7), Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football (4.6/8.6), The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.9/2.6). Total: 13.55.

Will this show get a second season? You make the call!

To play the game, here are your submission choices:
1) "Renew (Not Confident)" or "Cancel (Not Confident)": +1 point for a win, 0 points for a loss.
2) "Renew (Confident)" or "Cancel (Confident)": +2 points for a win, -2 points for a loss.

These choices must be locked by Monday, October 6 at 6:00 am ET.

3) You may also guess "Renew" or "Cancel" after the deadline, up to exactly one week later. ALL guesses in this period will be worth +1 point for a win and -1 point for a loss. You can NOT change a guess after the deadline if you submitted before the deadline.

19 comments:

Spot said...

Cancel (Confident)

If its at a 1.4 in week 2 it's sure to drop lower than that as time goes on, and without the critical acclaim of The Good Wife I just can't see CBS renewing something with such minimal ratings.

Spot said...

Cancel (Confident).

Spot said...

Cancel (confident).

I wouldn't be surprised to see it get a back-nine extension, though.

Spot said...

Given that CBS don't have a time machine to undo the initial pickup and keep TAR on Sundays, all they can do is at least get rid of this.

Cancel (Confident).

Spot said...

I still believe this might not be as obvious as we think if only because I don't honestly believe CBS had different expectations for this than we all had and what it turned out to be. Maybe there is something about all those high income viewers that they were hoping to capture here?


In any case, it is still a cancel and a confident one.

Spot said...

Cancel (Confident). It's ratings are basically the same as The Good Wife and CSI. All three are CBS productions. I'll also only 2 ticks above Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods. So out of those 5 poorly rated shows, this is the one with no chance. The rest have syndication purposes

Spot said...

I'm still confident cancel, but this show might have a better chance at a back 9 than Stalker just because it isn't hogging up a bunch of valuable real estate (also Stalker is Warner Brothers).

Spot said...

Cancel (Confident)

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Cancel (confident)

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Cancel (confident)

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Cancel (Confident)

Spot said...

Even if CBS wanted an awards show bait type of drama they already have that with The Good Wife, a show that's also in syndication. It's a distant last-place ratings-wise compared against Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, and Stalker. And I think CBS may just start using Sundays as a syndication farm next season for its dramas: Elementary and Person of Interest are likely candidates (with the latter suffering the brunt of football overruns in the 10:00 hour).

Cancel (confident)

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Cancel (confident)

Spot said...

Cancel (Confident).

One among rare new shows I've read well. In The Question game I said Madam Secretary would premiere around 2.0, and afterwards to rate between 1.0 and 1.5, likely zigzagging, depending on if CBS has national late afternoon NFL game or not.

With so many backups I don't see even back 9 order, because in spring ratings would probably drop bellow 1.0. Which I doubt CBS would tolerate even if Madam Secretary actually was a prestige drama.

Spot said...

Cancel (confident).


At 1.4 after two episodes, CBS will pick every sun/fri veteran over it.

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Cancel (Confident)

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