Saturday, November 17, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/16/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was a relatively big night for the ABC comedies, as Fresh Off the Boat (0.7) and Speechless (0.6) are each eyeing new season highs. That didn't help Child Support (0.4) a bit at 9/8c, though 20/20 (0.5) did inch up at 10/9c.
  • Fox's Last Man Standing (1.1) and The Cool Kids (0.9) gave back last week's gains (plus dropped another tenth in LMS' case), but CBS was on the uptick with Hawaii Five-0 (0.8) and Blue Bloods (0.9).

Friday, November 16, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/15/18


FINALS UPDATE: Thursday Night Football (5.0, +1.6) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Fall finale night brought upticks to all three prongs of TGIT: Grey's Anatomy (1.7), Station 19 (1.2) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.8). It was a particularly above-average night for S19, the show's highest rating this season other than the Grey's crossover in early October.
  • CBS was even with the Sheldon comedies (2.3/1.8) but up in the last two hours with Mom (1.3), Murphy Brown (0.9) and S.W.A.T. (0.8). NBC dropped where CBS gained, as the net was steady with Superstore (0.9) and The Good Place (0.8) but saw Will and Grace (0.7) and Law and Order: SVU (0.8) fall to new lows.
  • And the CW got another 0.3 out of Legacies, as its Supernatural lead-in ticked up to 0.4. Thursday Night Football (3.0/3.7/3.4) had another pretty big night, likely matching or slightly exceeding last week.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/14/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • The CMA Awards took a steep decline on ABC, down by 35% from last year's 3.2. It was a new low for the ceremony by a mile, nearly a point below the 2.9 from two years ago.
  • But the ceremony was still big enough to maybe contribute to some drops on the other broadcasters; CBS (1.4/0.8/0.7) gave back its gains from last week, while NBC's Chicago PD (1.0) and Fox's Empire (1.4) preliminarily inched down. On the CW, All American hung in there at 0.3 yet again, a tenth below its Riverdale lead-in.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/13/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Back after a week of election preemptions, ABC's Tuesday lineup looked less like the Halloween-boosted one of two weeks ago, and more like what they did three weeks ago... if not even worse. The Conners (1.5) and The Kids Are Alright (1.0) both hit new lows, while Black-ish (1.0) lost just one tenth and Splitting Up Together (0.7) fell two tenths to tie its week two rating. The Rookie dropped to 0.7 for the first time at 10/9c.
  • On NBC, New Amsterdam (1.1) took a hit at 10/9c, while The Voice (1.6) and This Is Us (2.0) were even to narrowly down.
  • CBS had the best return from preemption, with NCIS (1.4) and FBI (1.1) both rising from two weeks ago. 
  • And Fox's The Gifted and Lethal Weapon were back down to 0.6, after growing with no entertainment competition a week ago. The CW's The Flash (0.6) is eyeing a new season low, though it's already adjusted up from 0.6 to 0.7 twice this season.

SpotVault - Ray Donovan (Showtime) - 2018-19 Ratings



SpotVault - Outlander (STARZ) - 2018-19 Ratings



SpotVault - Midnight, Texas (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/12/18


FINALS UPDATE: Arrow (0.4) and Legends of Tomorrow (0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Week seven brought a sixth consecutive drop for Manifest (1.1), putting it an even halfway down from its 2.2 premiere in September. Its lead-in The Voice (1.7/1.6) was also down. Manifest still eked out a win in the 10/9c hour, as ABC was even-ish with The Good Doctor (1.0) and its lead-in Dancing with the Stars (1.0/0.9).
  • CBS saw a rebound for The Neighborhood (1.1) but stayed at 0.8 for everything else. Fox (0.6/0.6) went into repeats and the CW dramas (0.5/0.4) are pending a New York City preemption for Monday Night Football.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/11/18


FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (6.5, +0.6) and Family Guy (1.1) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (2.0, -0.4), God Friended Me (1.0), Football Night in America p2 (1.7, -0.6), Football Night in America p3 (3.2, -1.6) and The Simpsons (0.9) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • With The Alec Baldwin Show finally gone on ABC, the net gave the last two hours of the night to Robin Roberts specials on Michelle Obama (0.7) and country music (0.4), making for a block that didn't look too different from Shark Tank and Alec. They had a rough lead-in from Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.6), which fell to a new low at 8/7c.
  • The NFL was back on CBS to boost 60 Minutes (2.4), God Friended Me (1.1) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8), though all could adjust down a bit since they started 10 minutes after the listed times. Without the NFL, Fox's animation (1.0/1.0/1.0) managed to stay out of fractional territory, but Rel fell back to a 0.5. And Sunday Night Football (5.7/6.1/5.7) was down from last week's highs but still a little better than usual. Supergirl inched down to 0.3 on the CW.

Renewology Week 7: The CW's Rising Rookies and Slumping Superheroes


Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week seven. There was very little week-to-week movement in R% on the big four this week, and a lot of it on the CW, so this week I'm just gonna run through a few CW shows.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/9/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Fox Friday became even more dominant, as Last Man Standing (1.3), The Cool Kids (1.0) and Hell's Kitchen (0.8) were all up from last week. Meanwhile, CBS was down with MacGyver (0.7) and especially Hawaii Five-0 (0.7), which tied its season low, while Blue Bloods (0.8) was steady.
  • ABC's comedies (0.6/0.5) were even but Child Support fell back to 0.4. NBC is eyeing an 8/7c uptick for Blindspot (0.5), as is the CW with Dynasty (0.2).

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/7/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was a night full of rebounds from Halloween, as the ABC comedies (1.3/1.1/1.4/1.0) made it most to all of the way back to their ratings from two weeks ago. However, A Million Little Things fell to its first 0.7 at 10/9c. NBC's Chicago trio (1.2/1.3/1.1) and Fox's Empire (1.5) and Star (1.1) were, like the ABC comedies, somewhere between Halloween and two weeks ago.
  • It was an above average night for CBS, as SEAL Team (0.9) is actually eyeing a new season high, while Survivor (1.6) and Criminal Minds (0.8) had their best numbers in a month.
  • And the CW's All American is trying to hang onto a second straight 0.3, despite Riverdale (0.4) dropping in the prelims this week.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/6/18


FINALS UPDATE: ABC News 2018 Midterm Election (1.2), CBS News: Election Night (0.8), The Vote: America's Future (1.3) and The Flash (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC (1.4), ABC (1.3) and CBS (0.9) all devoted a full three hours to coverage of the midterm elections.
  • The CW (0.3/0.2) went into repeats, leaving Fox's The Gifted (0.7) and Lethal Weapon (0.7) as the only original entertainment programs on broadcast. Both were (unless preempted for local elections coverage) up a little.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/5/18


FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (1.8) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.9, -0.2), The Good Doctor (1.0, -0.3) and Manifest (1.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Back from a week off, NBC's Manifest (1.3) lost just a tenth from last week in the prelims, which seems like an OK hold since The Voice (1.7/1.8) had a 1.9 on that night.
  • ABC's The Good Doctor (1.3) pulled into a tie at 10/9c, building out of Dancing with the Stars (1.1), but expect downward adjustments for both due to Monday Night Football preemptions.
  • Fox's 9-1-1 (1.2) took a hit at 9/8c, but its lead-in The Resident (1.0) kept hanging in there. The CBS comedies (1.0/0.8) and Bull (0.8) were down a notch, as was Arrow (0.3) on the CW.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/4/18


FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (7.4, +0.7) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (1.1), Madam Secretary (0.5), Football Night in America p2 (1.4, -0.9), Football Night in America p3 (3.4, -2.0), NFL Overrun (5.5, -0.3) and The OT (3.8, -0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC handed 8:00-10:00 over to a two-hour Mickey Mouse anniversary special (1.0) and considerably improved its ratings in that period. But it was no help at all to The Alec Baldwin Show, which made it four weeks in a row at 0.3.
  • It was a huge week for the NFL, as Sunday Night Football (6.7ish) should adjust up close to season-high levels, while a big late afternoon lead-in on Fox boosted The Simpsons (1.9), Bob's Burgers (1.3) and Family Guy (1.1) to at or near season highs of their own.
  • CBS saw God Friended Me (0.8) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.7) swap ratings; the former seemingly got more help from local market NFL this week, as the 7:00 hour averaged a preliminary 1.2. The CW was even with Supergirl (0.4) and Charmed (0.3).

Renewology Week 6: ABC Tuesday, Legacies Rallies, God Friended Me Sinks, Star vs. Resident


Here's a quick look at the big Renewology developments in week six!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/1/18


FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (1.6), Mom (1.2), Superstore (0.9), The Good Place (0.8) and Thursday Night Football (3.2, +1.1) adjusted up while I Feel Bad (0.5) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers to come.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/30/18


FINALS UPDATE: The Flash (0.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was a promising week three for ABC's Tuesday comedies, as The Conners (1.8) pulled off an uptick while The Kids Are Alright (1.3), Black-ish (1.1) and Splitting Up Together (0.9) were all up multiple tenths. At 10/9c, The Rookie remained at 0.8.
  • CBS was mostly up, though not quite as much with the NCIS twins (1.3/0.9) surrounding an even FBI (1.0). NBC was closer to even overall with The Voice (1.6) and This Is Us (2.1), while New Amsterdam (1.3) gave back part of last week's spike.
  • Fox dramas The Gifted (0.6) and Lethal Weapon (0.6) were back on the air after an early end to the World Series, while the CW had a down night with The Flash (0.6) and Black Lightning (0.3).

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/29/18


FINALS UPDATE: Happy Together (0.9) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.9, -0.3) and The Good Doctor (1.0, -0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's Manifest took the night off, and the network did worse at 10/9c (though still OK) with a Wicked Halloween special (1.0). The Voice (1.7/1.8) was down a bit as well.
  • Meanwhile, ABC was back with Dancing with the Stars (1.2) and The Good Doctor (1.3). Stay tuned for adjustments due to Monday Night Football preemptions.
  • Everybody else was steady-ish: CBS inched up with Bull (0.9) at 10/9c but Happy Together was back down to a preliminary 0.8. Fox was even with The Resident (1.0) and up a notch with 9-1-1 (1.4). And the CW dramas (0.4/0.3) matched last week.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/28/18


FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (0.7), Sunday Night Football (4.5, +0.5) and World Series (4.6, +0.7) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (0.6, -0.7), Football Night in America p3 (2.2, -0.9), NFL Overrun (5.9, -0.8) and The OT (4.8, -1.6) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Sports ruled even more than usual on Sunday, with the World Series (4.4/4.5/3.7) coming to an early end on Fox and NBC narrowly edging the Series in the prelims with Sunday Night Football (4.0).
  • CBS' God Friended Me (0.7) took a hard fall in its second on-time airing at 8/7c (two tenths below the 0.9 it pulled here in week two), though NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8) and Madam Secretary (0.6) held up well.
  • ABC's Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.7) and Shark Tank (0.6) gave back their recent gains, tying their season lows from three weeks ago. And Charmed (0.3) dropped another tenth on the CW.

Renewology Week 5: The Rookie vs. A Million Little Things, All American vs. Legacies


Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week five.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/26/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • 403 days after its first season finale, NBC drama Midnight, Texas (0.4) returned for season two, and it was a couple tenths below its previous low point. (Season one ranged from 0.6 to 0.9.) If there's any silver lining, it's that it appeared to skew younger than its Blindspot (0.4) lead-in, dropping a lot in total viewers but actually growing from 0.2 to 0.3 in adults 18-34. But it derailed its lead-out Dateline (0.5) at 10/9c.
  • Against a marathon Game 3 of the World Series (3.4ish prelim), the CBS dramas (0.6/0.7/0.7) were all down a tenth. ABC's comedies sat out in favor of Peanuts specials (0.9), which helped lift Child Support (0.5) by a tenth.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/25/18


FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (2.3), Thursday Night Football (3.6, +0.9) and Supernatural (0.4) adjusted up while Will and Grace (0.8) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The CW had its third and final new drama premiere of the fall in The Originals spin-off Legacies (0.3), which matched what seems like a horribly off night from its lead-in Supernatural (0.3). Maybe Supernatural will rebound and help it out in the future, but either way it seems like a much murkier start compared with the other newbies Charmed and All American.
  • On ABC, Grey's Anatomy (1.5) was back from a week off and boosted Station 19 (0.9) by a tenth, while How to Get Away with Murder remained at 0.7.
  • CBS was up with The Big Bang Theory (2.2) but down in the 9/8c hour with Mom (1.2) and the now shaky Murphy Brown (0.8). NBC was even with its three staple comedies (0.9/0.8/0.9) but saw I Feel Bad return to 0.5 and Law and Order: SVU (0.9) tick down as well.

SpotVault - Legacies (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/24/18


FINALS UPDATE: Survivor (1.5), Chicago Fire (1.4) and World Series (3.3, +0.5) adjusted up while Single Parents (1.0) and Chicago Med (1.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Prelims for game 2 of the World Series (2.8) were off more than half a point from Game 1. It may adjust up more since the game ended earlier (so less of the West Coast viewing is counted in the prelims), but it's hard to imagine it won't be a double digit decline vs. the 4.2 for Game 2 last year.
  • The Series did nothing to faze the broadcasters on Wednesday, as the ABC comedies (1.3/1.1/1.5/1.1) were all up a tenth or two from last week and A Million Little Things (0.8) was even. NBC's Chicago trio (1.3/1.3/1.2) ticked up at 8:00 and 10:00, and CBS (1.4/0.8/0.7) was steady across the board. Even the CW was up with Riverdale (0.5) and All American (0.3). Not sure if there are any preemptions involved?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/23/18


FINALS UPDATE: New Amsterdam (1.4) and World Series (3.7, +0.3) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The Conners (1.7) took a sharp, 25-30% drop in its second week on ABC. It's likely to be an even bigger drop than week two of Roseanne last spring, which was starting from a much heftier place. The rest of the ABC night was down not quite as sharply, but still significantly; newbie The Kids Are Alright fell three tenths to 1.1, Black-ish (0.9) did well to only lose a tenth, but Splitting Up Together (0.7) was off by two and stood out as a weak link this time. At 10/9c, newbie The Rookie (0.8) lost two tenths.
  • ABC probably didn't get helped by facing Game 1 of the World Series (3.4), which was up from last year's 3.0ish prelim. This one may not adjust up as much as Game 1 last year (3.9 final), since it ran deep into primetime Pacific Time (so a lot of the West Coast viewing is already baked into this number).
  • Nobody else suffered too terribly against the Series; The Voice (1.6) was nicked a bit on NBC, but This Is Us (2.1) dropped just a tenth and New Amsterdam (1.3) was at least preliminarily up a tenth. CBS (1.2/1.0/0.8) was even across the board, and the CW got a rebound at 9/8c with Black Lightning (0.4), following an even The Flash (0.7).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/22/18


FINALS UPDATE: Happy Together (0.9) and The Voice (1.9) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (1.0) and The Rookie (R) (0.5, -0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars (1.1/1.0) is eyeing a nice uptick in the prelims, but some to all of that could be wiped out due to Monday Night Football preemption. The Good Doctor took the week off in favor of an encore of The Rookie's pilot (0.7), back in the timeslot Castle occupied for eight years.
  • The CW brought back DC's Legends of Tomorrow (0.3) at a new series low, dropping a tenth from its Arrow (0.4) lead-in.
  • Despite easier competition at 10/9c, NBC's Manifest (1.4) inched down once again, while The Voice (1.8/1.9) was close to last week. 9-1-1 (1.3) was also down a notch on Fox while The Resident clung to 1.0. CBS was also a mix of even and slightly down, with Happy Together (0.8) and Magnum P.I. (0.8) each losing a tenth while the bookends The Neighborhood (1.1) and Bull (0.8) were even.

SpotVault - Legends of Tomorrow (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



Monday, October 22, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/21/18


FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (5.1, +0.5), The Simpsons (1.3) and Bob's Burgers (1.3) adjusted up while The Alec Baldwin Show (0.3), 60 Minutes (2.3, -0.4), God Friended Me (1.2), Madam Secretary (0.6), Football Night in America p2 (1.6, -0.3), Football Night in America p3 (2.7, -1.0) and The Simpsons (R) (0.8, -0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS got a second straight national NFL lead-in, but this one looks much bigger than last week's and extended into the 7:30 half hour. 60 Minutes (2.7), God Friended Me (1.3), NCIS: Los Angeles (1.1/1.0) and Madam Secretary (0.7) may be subject to minor downward adjustment since they started about 7 minutes after their listed times.
  • Even without the NFL lead-in, Fox also fared a lot better than last week, as is typical on Treehouse of Horror week for The Simpsons (1.2). But Bob's Burgers (1.2) and Family Guy (1.1) managed to get as much or more of a boost than Simpsons itself, though not much of the heat extended to Rel (0.6) at 9:30.
  • Week two for the CW's return to Sunday drama programming saw Supergirl (0.4) and Charmed (0.4) both inch down from last week's premieres. Stay tuned for the un-roundeds, but the shows were down in the low-to-mid teens percentage-wise in total viewers.
  • And ABC continued trying to crawl out of oblivion with Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.8) matching last week's final (which adjusted up from a prelim 0.7) and Shark Tank (0.8) on the uptick for a second straight week at 9/8c. With Kim Kardashian as the guest, The Alec Baldwin Show could only tie last week's preliminary 0.4 and will hope to avoid a downward adjustment this time.

Renewology Week 4: ABC Comedies, CBS Dramas, and The League Average


Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week four.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/19/18


FINALS UPDATE: Last Man Standing (1.3) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • With a World Series preemption coming next week, Last Man Standing (1.2) and The Cool Kids (0.9) each took a bit of a dip in their fourth weeks, hitting new season lows. The competing comedies on ABC made up a teeny bit of ground, as Fresh Off the Boat (0.6) and Speechless (0.5) were both on the uptick.
  • Things got uglier for season four of Blindspot, which fell to its first 0.4 in week two, while Midnight, Texas is poised to take over for the 9/8c hour of Dateline (0.6) next week. And on CBS, MacGyver (0.7) inched back behind the net's other two dramas (0.8/0.8).

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/17/18


FINALS UPDATE: Single Parents (0.9) and Chicago PD (1.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • On ABC, it was a rough night for anchor The Goldbergs (1.1), which would be down two tenths and at a new low if it stays there. Modern Family (1.3) was down one tenth, while American Housewife (1.0), Single Parents (1.0) and A Million Little Things (0.8) all held on.
  • Elsewhere, there was some separation at 8/7c as a steady Empire (1.6) pulled ahead of a down Survivor (1.4) for the nightly lead. CBS dramas SEAL Team (0.8) and Criminal Minds (0.7) were back down a notch, as was Star (1.2) on Fox and the first two of NBC's Chicago dramas (1.2/1.3/1.2).
  • On the CW, Riverdale (0.4) dropped a tenth from last week's premiere, while All American hung at 0.2 in its second week. (It was down about 10% in total viewers from last week.)

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/16/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Conners (2.4), The Voice (1.8) and The Flash (0.7) adjusted up while Black-ish (1.0) and Splitting Up Together (0.9) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Roseanne spin-off The Conners (2.3) brought a spark to ABC Tuesday, but it fell behind the low point of the Roseanne revival (which ended on a 2.5 in May). It was unable to top The Big Bang Theory's premiere (2.5) for the top comedy episode of the season to date, though it still tied last week's TBBT for second best.
    • Following The Conners was new comedy The Kids Are Alright (1.4), which got about what you would expect from a typical episode of The Middle with the big lead-in last year. Black-ish (1.1) was a little down from its late spring ratings last year, while sophomore Splitting Up Together (1.0) managed to tie its finale. At 10/9c was the launch of older-skewing Nathan Fillion drama The Rookie (1.0), which tied last year's Kevin (Probably) Saves the World premiere, beat last year's For the People premiere (0.8), and was a notch below where A Million Little Things (1.1) began on Premiere Wednesday.
    • Opposite ABC's return, there was some downward movement on CBS with the NCIS twins (1.2/0.8) surrounding a steady FBI (1.0), and on NBC with The Voice (1.7) and This Is Us (2.2) down a tenth and New Amsterdam (1.2) down two. Fox's The Gifted fell to its first 0.6, and the CW's The Flash (0.6) and Black Lightning (0.3) had somewhat sizable post-premiere drops.

    SpotVault - The Rookie (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Kids Are Alright (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Conners (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Splitting Up Together (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Black-ish (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Arrow (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/15/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Magnum P.I. (0.9) and Bull (0.8) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.9) and 9-1-1 (1.4) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • CBS' Magnum P.I. took an unwelcome dip to 0.8 in week four, but comedies The Neighborhood (1.1) and Happy Together (0.9) managed to stabilize in their third airings. After adjusting up to 0.8 last week, Bull was back at a preliminary 0.7 this time.
    • Things look pretty steady elsewhere on the big four with ABC's Dancing with the Stars (1.0) and The Good Doctor (1.1), NBC's The Voice (1.9) and Manifest (1.5) and Fox's The Resident (1.0) and 911 (1.5). Monday Night Football preemptions (which appear to be on ABC and Fox?) could make a minor impact.
    • The CW’s rollout continued with the move of Arrow (0.4) over to Monday. It was down noticeably from last year’s premiere (0.6) but even or slightly above what it was doing late last season. It was accompanied by a low-rated Constantine special (0.2).

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/14/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.8), 60 Minutes (1.9), NCIS: Los Angeles (1.0), Sunday Night Football (7.0, +1.0) and Family Guy (0.9) adjusted up while The Alec Baldwin Show (0.3), NFL Overrun (3.5), God Friended Me (1.0), Football Night in America p2 (2.0, -0.6), Football Night in America p3 (3.1, -1.9) and The Simpsons (R) (0.5, -0.5) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • The CW made its return to regular Sunday night programming with veteran Supergirl (0.5) leading into the series premiere of the Charmed reboot (0.5), back on the night where the original series aired the second half of its run on the WB. Charmed doesn't look like a game-changer for the network's ratings landscape, but if the goal of the game to get renewed, a CBS-produced series starting at 0.5 should have a good chance.
    • ABC finished out its all-unscripted Sunday lineup with a terrible start for The Alec Baldwin Show (0.4) at 10/9c, unable to even match last year's 0.5 start in the slot for Ten Days in the Valley. The rest of the night held up OK for ABC; Shark Tank (0.7) inched up in a return to the 9/8c hour, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.7) matched last week's premiere, and America's Funniest Home Videos (0.9) got a nice bounce in the 7/6c hour (probably benefiting from an early end to the CBS NFL coverage).
    • Speaking of CBS, with that early end to the NFL 60 Minutes (2.1/1.6) was down from two weeks ago despite a Donald Trump interview. God Friended Me (1.1) was up from last week at 8/7c and down two tenths from its NFL night premiere two weeks ago, continuing to stay close to the Wisdom of the Crowd raw numbers track. NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9) also edged up.
    • It was a brutal night on Fox; The Simpsons (1.0), Bob's Burgers (0.9) and Family Guy (0.8) all looked way worse than either of the first two weeks, while Rel took the I Feel Bad route and fell all the way to a horrific 0.5 at 9:30. That came against what looks like a huge game for the NFL on NBC; Chiefs/Patriots prelims are up about 10% from last week and about 20% from the year-ago evening.

    Renewology Week 3: A Million Little Things, FBI vs. Magnum P.I. vs. God Friended Me, CW's Opening Week


    Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week three.

    SpotVault - The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Supergirl (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Charmed (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/12/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (0.4) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • It was a very encouraging third week for the new dominant show on Friday, Fox's Last Man Standing (1.4), which grew by a tenth following last week's big drop. But the gap widened with its newbie lead-out The Cool Kids (1.0), as that lost a tenth. Hell's Kitchen remained at 0.8.
    • NBC brought back veteran drama Blindspot (0.5) in the 8/7c hour, where it was two tenths below last season's premiere and in line with its late spring results from last season. Expanding to two hours for a couple weeks, Dateline (0.7/0.8) fared a little better.
    • ABC's disappointing new TGIF didn't get any better in week two, with Fresh Off the Boat dropping to join Speechless at 0.5, while Child Support stayed at 0.4. A Melania Trump interview on 20/20 (0.5) brought that show up a touch. On CBS, MacGyver rose to match fellow dramas Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods at 0.8.
    • And Surrender Friday was back on the CW with sophomore Dynasty getting back to a 0.2 at 8/7c, but the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend opened with the show's first-ever 0.1.

    SpotVault - Dynasty (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Blindspot (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Friday, October 12, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/11/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (2.3) and Thursday Night Football (4.7, +1.3) adjusted up while Mom (1.3) and I Feel Bad (0.5) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • A crossover event gave a big jolt to Grey's Anatomy (1.5) spin-off and lead-out Station 19 (1.3), which posted a new series high in week two of season two. How to Get Away with Murder made it three weeks in a row at 0.8.
    • It was another downward night for NBC's Thursday lineup, with Will and Grace (0.8) dipping two tenths to a new low and joining Superstore and The Good Place (each down a tenth) at 0.8. I Feel Bad got way uglier with a downward adjustment to 0.5, while Law and Order: SVU pulled itself back up to 0.9 at 10/9c.
    • Meanwhile, CBS had a steady to up night, as The Big Bang Theory (2.3) and S.W.A.T. (0.8) were both up from last week. (And S.W.A.T. actually had a very high 0.8 in the prelims.)

    SpotVault - Supernatural (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Walking Dead (AMC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Doctor Who (BBC-AMERICA) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - South Park (Comedy Central) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    War of 18-49 Updates for Summer 2018: America's Got Talent, The Bachelorette, Big Brother and more!


    Here's a quick catch-up on War of 18-49 pages for the summer broadcast shows that have already existing War pages. Another edition of this for cable is coming soon! Click the names in each one of these tables to see the now-updated War of 18-49 page.

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/10/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Survivor (1.6), Chicago Fire (1.4) and Empire (1.6) adjusted up.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Night two of the CW's rollout saw the return of Riverdale (0.5) and an anemic start for 9/8c newbie All American (0.2). Riverdale was well below its breakout season two premiere from a year ago, but a 0.5 still puts it ahead of at least the last eight episodes of last season. Meanwhile, All American posted just the second 0.2 for a CDub scripted newbie premiere in the regular season, joining Life Sentence in this same timeslot seven months ago.
    • It was a pretty steady night across the big four. ABC's bottom-of-the-hour comedies American Housewife (1.0) and Single Parents (1.0) both lost another tenth, but The Goldbergs (1.3) and Modern Family (1.4) were even, as was A Million Little Things (0.8) in week three at 10/9c. NBC's One Chicago lineup (1.3/1.3/1.2) actually managed to match last week's crossover, while the CBS dramas SEAL Team (0.9) and Criminal Minds (0.8) picked up a tenth from last week's premieres. And Fox was even with Empire (1.5) and up a notch with Star (1.3).

    CW Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    SpotVault - Riverdale (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - All American (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/9/18


    WHAT MATTERS:
    • After over a decade on Sunday and 15 straight years airing in late November, the American Music Awards (1.8) moved to early October, airing on a Tuesday for the first time since 2006. Preliminarily, they were down about 25% from last year's 2.4 (which matched the previous year's 2.4).
    • The CW made its usual late return to the broadcast stage, with The Flash (0.8) down three tenths from last year's premiere but tying last year's finale (and beating most of the second half of last season). It was a rougher return for Black Lightning (0.4), opening on a new series low.
    • On AMA's night, there were mostly even to narrowly down results on the big four. CBS' FBI (1.0) took the only multiple-tenth downturn, even as its lead-in NCIS (1.4) remained resilient, while NCIS: New Orleans (0.9) was down one tenth.  NBC's trio of The Voice (1.8), This Is Us (2.3) and New Amsterdam (1.4) was even to down a tenth, while Fox's Lethal Weapon (0.7) inched down as well.

    SpotVault - The Flash (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Black Lightning (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/8/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Bull (0.8) and The Resident (1.0) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (1.0), The Voice (1.9) and Manifest (1.6) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • In week two for the CBS Monday comedy newbies, The Neighborhood (1.1) was down two tenths and Happy Together (0.9) was down one. The Neighborhood, for now, is still looking as good or better than most of what Kevin Can Wait did in the anchor role last year. Magnum P.I. (0.9) was even in week three, while Bull (0.7) lost a tenth.
    • ABC's Dancing with the Stars (1.2/1.1) and The Good Doctor (1.2) along with NBC's The Voice (2.0) and Manifest (1.7) have what would be some encouraging results... but both networks are pending pre-emptions due to Monday Night Football. And Fox dropped a tenth for the second straight week with The Resident (0.9) and 9-1-1 (1.4).

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/7/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (6.0, +0.4), The OT (3.6, +0.3) and Bob's Burgers (1.3) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (1.3, -0.6), Football Night in America p3 (2.8, -1.6) and Family Guy (1.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • ABC's big fall 2018 bet on Dancing with the Stars continued to bust, as the two-hour premiere of spin-off Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.7) rounded out six fractional hours for the franchise this week. The carnage continued around it as well, as America's Funniest Home Videos (0.7) inched down from last week's premiere while Shark Tank (0.6) returned from almost eight months off with a new series low at 10/9c.
    • On CBS, God Friended Me (0.9) had its first 8/7c airing without help from a national NFL lead-in. It was down four tenths from last week, and one tenth below last year's episode #2 of Wisdom of the Crowd, though unlike Wisdom it did do a bit better than its lead-out NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8). LA and the return of Madam Secretary (0.6) were each down two tenths year-to-year.
    • Fox got its first national NFL lead-in of the year, boosting The Simpsons (1.8) and Bob's Burgers (1.2) vs. last week's premieres. Family Guy (1.2) was even, and Rel (0.7) lost a tenth at 9:30.

    Renewology: Week Two Developments


    Here's a look at what's new and what's changed in week two.

    SpotVault - Shark Tank (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Madam Secretary (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/5/18


    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Week two brought another Friday night of dominance for Last Man Standing (1.3) and The Cool Kids (1.1), but they were down at least 25% from last week's openers. It will still be a bigger Plus from LMS than anything it ever did on ABC Friday, but it's now getting kinda close to the high end of its ABC run. Hell's Kitchen (0.8) was down a tenth.
    • Fox still managed to demolish ABC's latest attempt at a TGIF lineup, as veteran comedies Fresh Off the Boat (0.6) and Speechless (0.5) couldn't even match the year-ago premiere of Once Upon a Time (0.7). There's still a decent chance they could be an improvement in the end, since Once really fell off a cliff after just a couple weeks on Friday, but this is definitely a sluggish beginning. Even worse were the last two hours, where Child Support (0.4) looked much more like the show that got mowed down by the Olympics than the one that showed promise early last winter. And it was no help to 20/20, which plummeted to 0.4 at 10/9c.
    • On CBS, MacGyver matched last week's 0.7 while Hawaii Five-0 (0.8) and Blue Bloods (0.8) inched down from last week's low 0.9's.

    SpotVault - Speechless (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Child Support (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/4/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Thursday Night Football (4.3, +1.2) adjusted up.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • NBC filled out its Thursday comedy lineup with the returns of Superstore (0.9) at 8/7c and Will and Grace (1.0) at 9/8c, plus the 9:30 timeslot premiere of I Feel Bad (0.7). Both the anchors were up a little from their lows in the spring but looked a good bit weaker than last fall (when they mostly didn't have to face CBS comedies head-to-head). The Good Place (0.9) and Law and Order: SVU (1.0) each inched down from last week's double-length premieres.
    • ABC also completed its regular fall lineup as Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19 (1.1) returned to its 9/8c perch from the spring. Airing after Grey's (1.6), it was actually one of Station's better showings retention-wise, though that's not saying a whole lot. At 10/9c, How to Get Away with Murder (0.8) matched last week's premiere despite a reduced lead-in.
    • And on CBS, the Murphy Brown revival (1.0) tried to keep itself in the mix with a decent week two hold, while Young Sheldon (1.8) continued its rehabilitation with a nice increase at 8:30. Elsewhere on CBS, The Big Bang Theory (2.2) matched (maybe beat after finals) last week, while Mom (1.3) and S.W.A.T. (0.7) were also even.

    SpotVault - Will and Grace (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Superstore (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Station 19 (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/3/18


    WHAT MATTERS:
    • NBC's Chicago trio went into crossover mode in week two, producing a little growth at 8/7c with Chicago Fire (1.3) while Chicago Med (1.3) matched last week's Fire at 9/8c and Chicago PD (1.2) was flat at 10/9c. The dramas completely flattened CBS' return to the Wednesday drama scene, as SEAL Team (0.8) could only tie its series low from last season and Criminal Minds (0.7) set a new one at 10/9c. The good news for CBS is that Survivor (1.5) still looks fairly healthy at 8/7c.
    • On ABC, returnees The Goldbergs (1.3), American Housewife (1.1) and Modern Family (1.4) took small post-premiere dips, while newbie Single Parents (1.1) was down two tenths and drama A Million Little Things (0.8) fell a discouraging three tenths. AMLT will need to drop more than this to truly fall out of the running, but the trend line looks bad.
    • Fox's Empire (1.5) and Star (1.2) both took 20%ish post-premiere drops, sizable but not that much more than what they did in week two last year.

    SpotVault - Criminal Minds (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - SEAL Team (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Neighborhood (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Happy Together (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/2/18


    FINALS UPDATE: New Amsterdam (1.5) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • The promising new dramas on Premiere Tuesday stayed promising in week two. NBC's New Amsterdam (1.6) at least preliminarily dropped just two tenths from last week (or three tenths from last week's prelims). That would be a much smaller week-to-week drop than even its lead-in This Is Us (2.4) took, though that could change in finals; they'd have about the same drop if they end up at 2.5/1.5. After growing on Monday #2, The Voice (1.8) took a hit on Tuesday #2.
    • On CBS, FBI (1.2) was down just a tenth in week two, matching the year-ago week two of Bull. The night remained surprisingly healthy in general for CBS, as NCIS (1.4) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0) both matched last week's premieres (as well as the year-ago evening).
    • Fox Tuesday took a turn in week two as The Gifted crashed to 0.7 in its second outing, while Lethal Weapon stayed at 0.8 and now built from its lead-in.
    • ABC stayed off the map on the last Tuesday before the American Music Awards, churning out another two hours of the crumbling Dancing with the Stars (0.7/0.8) plus an encore of A Million Little Things (0.5).

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/1/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (2.1) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.8) and The Good Doctor (1.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • CBS filled out its newbie-heavy Monday lineup with comedies The Neighborhood (1.3) and Happy Together (1.0) in the 8/7c hour. It's a promising start for Neighborhood, tying the highest rating that Kevin Can Wait put up at 8/7c last year (and also handily outrating Murphy Brown's premiere on Thursday). But the reduced lead-in was no help for Magnum P.I. (0.9), which went fractional in week two. Bull (0.8) was down a notch.
    • On NBC, week two of Manifest (1.8) fell behind its steady lead-in from The Voice (2.0), taking a fairly standard week two drop vs. last week's 2.2 premiere. When you have a breakout start, a standard week two drop is a good thing.
    • Fox's The Resident (1.0) and 9-1-1 (1.5) along with ABC's Dancing with the Stars (0.9) and The Good Doctor (1.2) took one-tenth drops from last week.

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/30/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (6.1, +0.6) adjusted up while NFL Overrun (4.0, -0.3), 60 Minutes (2.2, -0.4), God Friended Me (1.3), Magnum P.I. (R) (0.7), Football Night in America p2 (1.2, -0.7), Football Night in America p3 (2.5, -1.7), The Simpsons (R) (0.5, -1.2), Bob's Burgers (R) (0.7, -1.2), The Simpsons (1.4, -0.4) and Bob's Burgers (1.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • CBS premiered new drama God Friended Me (1.5/1.3) at 8:43 ET after its late afternoon national NFL window and 60 Minutes (3.1/2.0). The current prelims are for the 8:30-9:30 period, which means it will probably adjust down in finals; it should end up even with or maybe a tenth below last year's Wisdom of the Crowd premiere (1.3), including a lot more total viewers. Starting at 9:43 was the return of NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2/1.0); if it doesn't adjust down, it would be down two tenths from last season's premiere.
    • Fox's Premiere Sunday is also more complicated than usual by NFL overrun, as one of its local late afternoon NFL games ran much longer than usual (into the 8:00 hour). That means The Simpsons (1.8) is probably gonna come down a good bit in finals, but the rest of the night including Bob's Burgers (1.2), Family Guy (1.2) and the timeslot premiere of Rel (0.8) should not move much.
    • ABC took yet another pass during premiere week, bringing back only America's Funniest Home Videos (0.8) alongside theatrical Frozen (0.6) and a repeat of Shark Tank (0.5). NBC (5.6/5.8/5.1) was up year-to-year with Sunday Night Football at least in the prelims.

    The 2018-19 Climate Center: League Averages



    The 2018-19 Climate Center: Networks



    The 2018-19 Climate Center: Renewology Targets



    SpotVault - The Simpsons (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - God Friended Me (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Family Guy (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Bob's Burgers (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - 60 Minutes (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - 48 Hours (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Renewology: The Premiere Week Rundown


    Happy October! Here are some observations about a selection of shows that have aired in the first five days of the TV season. If you're looking for some more reading about Renewology, here's my update from Friday on what has changed in the model this year.

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 9/28/18


    FINALS UPDATE: New Amsterdam (R) (0.4) and Masters of Illusion (0.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • After just a year off the air, Last Man Standing (1.8) came back on Fox with an absolute boom. It put up a higher raw number than in any of its last four ABC seasons in the same timeslot. (The only time it got higher on Friday was a 2.0 for its very first Friday episode in November 2012.) It'll easily be a series high in A18-49+, handily outrating even its great 3.6 series premiere (152 Plus) on a Tuesday in fall of 2011. It helped lead-out multi-cam comedy The Cool Kids (1.5) to an exceptional start of its own, while Hell's Kitchen (0.9) matched last fall's premiere in a move to 9/8c.
    • The CBS drama trio of MacGyver (0.7), Hawaii Five-0 (0.9) and Blue Bloods (0.9) took league average-ish drops from last year's respective 0.8/1.0/1.1 premieres.
    • ABC stayed out of the way, going with a Truth & Lies special (0.5/0.6) rather than its new TGIF which will debut next week, as did NBC with encores of successful drama pilots Manifest (0.5) and New Amsterdam (0.5). At 10/9c, 20/20 and Dateline tied at 0.7 (meaning 20/20 was actually above the year-ago Premiere Friday when it led out of Inhumans).

    SpotVault - Last Man Standing (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Cool Kids (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - MacGyver (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Hell's Kitchen (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Dateline (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Blue Bloods (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - 20/20 (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/27/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (1.9), The Big Bang Theory (2.2) and Thursday Night Football (4.8, +1.5) adjusted up.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Not all revivals can take over the TV ratings world, and CBS proved that on Premiere Thursday with an underwhelming start for Murphy Brown (1.1) at 9:30, dropping by two tenths from its Mom lead-in (1.3). It basically looked like a high-end Life in Pieces performance from the last two years in this slot, which is not much of a compliment on opening night.
      • CBS had additional problems on the opening Thursday as The Big Bang Theory (2.1) seems to have sprung a leak in its final season, dropping at least three tenths from its already mediocre premiere on Monday, and S.W.A.T. (0.7) had a poor, series low showing with its first look at the Murphy Brown lead-in. The consolation for CBS is that Young Sheldon (1.6) held up a bit better than TBBT in its return to Thursday, and Mom (1.3) looked fine in its return at 9/8c.
    • NBC and ABC both combined a one-hour premiere and a two-hour premiere of veteran returnees. ABC's TGIT duo of Grey's Anatomy (1.8) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.8) along with NBC's skew-mismatched The Good Place (1.0) and Law and Order: SVU (1.1) were all down 20-30% from last season's openers. It's a familiar rate of decline for Murder, but rather steep by the standards Grey's and SVU have set in recent years.
    • The Premiere Thursday winner was the NFL, as Fox had a marquee matchup for its first edition of Thursday Night Football and looks like it could be up year-to-year vs. the TNF broadcast opener on CBS last season. It may have also been a well above average night on cable news.

    The 2018-19 Daily Year-to-Date Rankings



    Fox Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    NBC Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    CBS Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    ABC Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Renewology: What's New In Season Three


    Hello! After an improved performance for my renew/cancel model last season, I didn't have a ton of time/motivation to change things up this summer. And yet... there is a long post ahead about the things that have changed!

    SpotVault - The Good Place (NBC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - S.W.A.T. (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Murphy Brown (CBS) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Mom (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Law and Order: SVU (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Thursday Night Football (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/26/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Survivor (1.7) and Chicago Fire (1.3) adjusted up while Star (1.4) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • On Premiere Wednesday, it was ABC's turn to begin rolling out its new fall 2018 slate. Comedy Single Parents (1.3) looked maybe just a hair better than a typical episode of American Housewife in its 9:30 premiere after Modern Family (1.6), while new drama A Million Little Things (1.1) matched the year-ago second season premiere of Designated Survivor. It's a better debut night than last year's 9:30/10:00 premieres of failed The Mayor (1.2) and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (1.0) on a Tuesday, but perhaps not by the margin ABC was hoping for.  Returning comedies The Goldbergs (1.4), American Housewife (1.2 in a move to 8:30) and Modern Family (1.6) were all down 20-25% year-to-year in their season premieres.
    • NBC put its three Chicago dramas together on the same night and got 1.2's across the board from Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. It was a competent trio, but the shows generally skewed older than last season (perhaps benefiting in total viewers from no CBS drama competition). It was only a small improvement in Plus on the year-ago evening which led off with The Blacklist and Law and Order: SVU.
    • Fox brought back the Lee Daniels duo of Empire (1.9) and Star (1.5), combining to go 19% below their premieres on the same night, and two tenths above their May season finales. For Empire, it's a continuation of the improved year-to-year declines that we saw from this show in the spring. (Last year's premiere was down a whooping 42%, and this one will be 20%ish.)
    • And after premiering SEAL Team on the opening Wednesday last year, CBS returned to its strategy of offering a 90-minute Survivor premiere (1.6) followed by a 90-minute Big Brother season finale (1.7) on Premiere Wednesday.  Survivor looked healthy, within a couple tenths of last fall's premiere, while Big Brother tied its highest rating of the summer but was (like most of the Big Bro season) down 20%ish from last year's finale.

    SpotVault - Star (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Empire (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Chicago PD (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Chicago Fire (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Chicago Med (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Survivor (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - A Million Little Things (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Single Parents (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Modern Family (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - American Housewife (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Goldbergs (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/25/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (2.2) and This Is Us (3.0) adjusted up while New Amsterdam (1.8) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Premiere Tuesday, much like Premiere Monday, was highlighted by a strong NBC drama launch in the 10/9c hour. This time, it was medical drama New Amsterdam (1.9), going three tenths above the year-ago opener for Law and Order True Crime (1.6). While not quite a breakout on the level of Monday's Manifest, it's once again made more impressive by the fact that the lead-in was much reduced year-to-year; This Is Us (2.9) was off by about a quarter from last year's series high opener. (It was still a great return for TIU, which hasn't hit these levels on Tuesday since October of last year. The Voice (2.1) also ticked up from its somewhat mediocre start on Monday. )
    • There was also, like Premiere Monday, a CBS drama premiere at 9/8c, but this one went better; Dick Wolf's FBI (1.3) actually managed to outrate the Monday opener of Magnum P.I. (1.2), and also tied Bull's highest rating in the timeslot last year. Surrounding it were NCIS (1.4) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0), which looked fairly healthy on a year-to-year basis.
    • Fox had a drama duo on premiere Tuesday, young-skewing sophomore The Gifted (0.9) and the third-season premiere of Lethal Weapon (0.8) with a new lead. It will be tough for these shows to survive into whatever New Fox is next year, but they have not taken themselves totally out of the mix at least on premiere night.
    • And ABC continued its slow start to the season with another two sluggish hours of Dancing with the Stars (0.9) and a weak 20/20 special at 10/9c (0.5).

    SpotVault - New Amsterdam (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - This Is Us (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Gifted (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Lethal Weapon (Fox) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - FBI (CBS) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - NCIS (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/24/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (2.5) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (1.0) and The Good Doctor (1.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • For the second straight year, a new 10/9c drama popped on Premiere Monday. This time, it was NBC's turn, as Manifest (2.2) went big enough to grow on its The Voice lead-in (2.0). It's one of the biggest post-Voice premieres ever in A18-49+, perhaps even beating where This Is Us started two years ago (229), and it didn't get a ton of help from The Voice which was down 20%ish from last fall's premiere.
    • Despite bringing The Big Bang Theory (2.4) and Young Sheldon (1.7) over to Monday for a week, CBS was unable to create anything like the spark it got on Sheldon's premiere night a year ago; Big Bang was down close to 40% from the 4.1 on that night, while Sheldon dropped by over half and appears headed for a new series low. The network was then left with a mediocre at best 1.2 for Magnum P.I.'s premiere at 9/8c, as that show faces the prospect of two unproven newbies as its lead-in next week, followed by a 0.9 for the timeslot premiere of Bull at 10/9c.
    • Fox debuted its sophomore duo of The Resident (1.1) and 9-1-1 (1.6). The former tied its highest Monday rating from last season, while the latter had basically a typical raw number from season one. There's definitely an opportunity for this to be a big growth night vs. last year's Lucifer and The Gifted (which premiered at 1.1/1.5 last year).
    • And the new 10/9c drama that popped a year ago, The Good Doctor (1.4), was taken down a peg by the increased competition in its hour. Even if it doesn't adjust down (and it's pending a Monday Night Football preemption) it would be down over a third from its year-ago premiere, and three tenths below its season finale in March. Dancing with the Stars (1.1) will be down at least three tenths from last fall's 1.4 on premiere Monday (it opened with a 1.6 the previous week).

    SpotVault - Young Sheldon (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Voice (NBC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Resident (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Good Doctor (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Manifest (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Magnum P.I. (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Dancing with the Stars (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Bull (CBS) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - 911 (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - I Feel Bad (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/23/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.4), Sunday Night Football (6.4, +0.7), The OT (3.7, +0.2) and 9-1-1 (2.6, +0.4) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (R) (1.0), NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (0.4), Football Night in America p2 (1.5, -0.6), Football Night in America p3 (2.9, -1.4), NFL Overrun (4.9, -0.3), Family Guy (R) (0.8) and Rel (R) (0.5) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Fox used its second late afternoon NFL lead-in of the season for a Sunday preview of sophomore drama 9-1-1 (2.5/2.0), which moves to its new Monday 9/8c timeslot starting tonight. Like Rel from two weeks ago, this show aired live in all time zones and thus should adjust up in finals. It's abundantly clear that this show moved the needle much, much more than Rel; its 2.5 in the 8:00 half-hour was 47% above last week's Rel prelim, even though the NFL 7:30 prelim was down about 20% (3.5 vs. a 4.4 two weeks ago).
    • Elsewhere on the eve of the new season, ABC finished up its summer of game shows with new season lows for Celebrity Family Feud (0.6) and a double dose of The $100,000 Pyramid (0.6/0.5). NBC had a slightly down Sunday Night Football (5.5/6.0/5.2) and CBS' Big Brother (1.3) had its last Sunday airing of the summer.

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/20/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Young Sheldon (R) (1.1), Big Brother (1.5), S.W.A.T. (R) (0.5, -0.2), The Good Place (R) (0.4, -0.2), The Good Place (R) (0.4, -0.2) and Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.5, -0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Numbers to come. CBS and NBC preliminaries are pending local Thursday Night Football preemptions.

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/19/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.5), America's Got Talent (2.1) and MasterChef (1.0) adjusted up while SEAL Team (R) (0.4) and I Feel Bad (1.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • NBC used its two-hour America's Got Talent finale (2.0) for a double-episode preview of Thursday-bound sitcom I Feel Bad (1.2/0.8). Talent was down a steep 33% from last season's 3.0 finale, while I Feel Bad was at least preliminarily down 23% vs. last year's 1.3 hour of The Good Place. But if Talent adjusts up and/or IFB adjusts down (and Talent ran two minutes into the 10:00 hour), the year-to-year declines will end up similar.
    • Fox's MasterChef (0.9/1.1) also finished its season, down two tenths/one tenth from last year's final two hours (though the half-hours (0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2) suggest one or both hours could be close to adjusting up). CBS' Big Brother (1.4) will continue into Premiere Wednesday next week.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/18/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Castaways (0.4) and America's Got Talent (2.3) adjusted up while NCIS: New Orleans (R) (0.5), The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us (0.8), The Flash (R) (0.2) and Legends of Tomorrow (R) (0.2) adjusted down.


    Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/17/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Primetime Emmy Awards (2.4, +0.3) adjusted up while Castaways (0.5), Castaways (0.4, -0.2) and The Good Doctor (R) (0.3, -0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • It was NBC's turn with the Primetime Emmy Awards, which meant the show couldn't air in its usual Sunday slot thanks to the NFL, though it did air much closer to the start of the season compared with the last several late-August ceremonies on NBC. The preliminary hours (2.2/2.3/1.9) were virtually identical to last year's 2.2/2.3/2.0 on CBS, which later adjusted up to a 2.5.
    • With the Monday reality staples wrapped for the summer, there was not much audience elsewhere on broadcast. Two hours of Castaways on ABC (0.6) were preliminarily close to a special on the Manson cult on Fox (0.6/0.7). CBS dramas Salvation (0.4) and Elementary (0.5) wrapped for the season.

    SpotVault - Sunday Night Football (NBC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Saturday Night Football (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - CFB on Fox (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - You (LIFETIME TELEVISION) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Purge (USA) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Last Ship (TNT) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - The Deuce (HBO) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Shameless (Showtime) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Rel (Fox) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Mayans M.C. (FX) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Greenleaf (OWN) - 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - American Horror Story (FX) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/16/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (7.0, +0.8) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (R) (2.2, -0.4), NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (0.6), Football Night in America p2 (2.0, -0.4), Football Night in America p3 (3.6, -1.2) and Bob's Burgers (R) (0.4, -0.5) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Back from a week off and up against week two of the NFL, Celebrity Family Feud (0.9) and The $100,000 Pyramid (0.7) each fell to new season lows. (They still made for an improvement on the same night a year ago, when Pyramid fell to a 0.5 at 10/9c against the NFL and the Emmys.)
    • CBS' lineup, including 60 Minutes (3.2/1.9) and Big Brother (1.8/1.5), started 7 minutes after their listed times due to overrun from the national late-afternoon NFL window. With the Dallas Cowboys in primetime, NBC's Sunday Night Football (6.3/6.5/5.8) was preliminarily down a touch from last week's Sunday opener.

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/13/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (R) (1.1), Young Sheldon (R) (1.0), Big Brother (1.6), S.W.A.T. (R) (0.5), The Good Place (R) (0.5), The Good Place (R) (0.4), The Good Place (R) (0.4), The Good Place (R) (0.4) and Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.4) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Numbers to come.

    The War of 18-49, Post-2014 CW Scripted: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Riverdale, Supergirl and more!


    Here are War of 18-49 records for currently airing CW scripted series that are not yet four years old (and thus don't have stand-alone War pages).

    Jump to a show: Black Lightning | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend | Dynasty | Legends of Tomorrow | Riverdale | Supergirl


    The War of 18-49, News & Sports Series Through 2017-18


    Here are War of 18-49 records for currently airing news/sports series.

    Jump to a show: 20/20 | 48 Hours | 60 Minutes | America's Funniest Home Videos | CFB on Fox | Dateline Fri | NBA Saturday Primetime | Saturday Night Football | Sunday Night Football | Thursday Night Football


    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/12/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.5) and America's Got Talent (1.6) adjusted up while American Housewife (R) (0.6), Modern Family (R) (0.6), Castaways (0.3) and SEAL Team (R) (0.4) adjusted down.


    The War of 18-49, Post-2014 Fox Scripted: 9-1-1, Lethal Weapon, Star and more!


    Here are War of 18-49 records for currently airing Fox scripted series that are not yet four years old (and thus don't have stand-alone War pages).

    Jump to a show: 9-1-1 | Lethal Weapon | Star | The Gifted | The Orville | The Resident


    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/10/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Bachelor in Paradise (1.1, -0.3), The Good Doctor (R) (0.4, -0.2), Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.2), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • ABC (Los Angeles/Oakland) and CW (New York) preliminary ratings are pending Monday Night Football preemptions.

    The War of 18-49, Post-2014 CBS Scripted: Bull, Life in Pieces, Young Sheldon and more!


    Here are War of 18-49 records for currently airing CBS scripted series that are not yet four years old (and thus don't have stand-alone War pages).

    Jump to a show: Bull | Instinct | Life in Pieces | MacGyver | Man with a Plan | S.W.A.T. | SEAL Team | Young Sheldon


    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/9/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.6), Sunday Night Football (7.5, +0.9) and Rel (1.9, +0.2) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (R) (0.8), Hawaii Five-0 (R) (0.4), Football Night in America p2 (1.2, -1.2), Football Night in America p3 (3.4, -2.2), NFL Overrun (5.6), The OT (4.2, -0.2) and Family Guy (R) (0.6) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Fox got off to an early start with its 2018-19 entertainment slate, using its first late afternoon NFL lead-in (with a 4.4 rating in the 7:30 half-hour) to preview upcoming sitcom Rel (1.7); it'll return in its regular 9:30/8:30c slot in three weeks. This looks to be down quite a bit from last year's preview of The Orville, which had a 2.3 prelim for the full 8:00 hour, including a 2.6 in the 8:00 half-hour, leading out of an even lower preliminary 7:30 NFL rating (4.2).
    • NBC had its first Sunday night NFL game of the season, averaging a preliminary 6.6ish from 8:30 to 11:00. That's down in the 15-20% range from last year's opening Sunday, which had an 8.0 prelim (later adjusting up to 9.1).
    •  And ABC saw a severe year-to-year decline from the Miss America Competition (0.7). It was down four tenths vs. last year's 1.1.

    The War of 18-49, Post-2014 ABC Scripted: American Housewife, Speechless, The Good Doctor and more!


    Here are War of 18-49 records for currently airing ABC scripted series that are not yet four years old (and thus don't have stand-alone War pages).

    Jump to a show: American Housewife | For the People | Speechless | Splitting Up Together | Station 19 | The Good Doctor


    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/6/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.5) and Sunday Night Football (6.7) adjusted up while Football Night in America p3 (2.8, -1.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • The NFL regular season kicked off on NBC, a little later than the scheduled start time due to a rain delay. Preliminary ratings in the 9:00 (7.0) and 10:00 (6.1) hours were down in the general vicinity of 10% from the kickoff game last year (which had 7.6/6.9 in those preliminary hours).

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/5/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.6), America's Got Talent (1.5) and World of Dance (1.1) adjusted up while The Goldbergs (R) (0.6), American Housewife (R) (0.5) and SEAL Team (R) (0.4) adjusted down.


    Schedules Plus & The Breakdown Index for 2017-18


    The Breakdown
    The Breakdown is a comprehensive look at the broadcast networks' performance in the most recent season, comparing the season's historical-adjusted ratings with the previous season (and the historical averages).

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/4/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Castaways (0.4), Bull (R) (0.5), Making It (0.7), The Flash (R) (0.1) and The Outpost (R) (0.1) adjusted down.


    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/2/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Saturday Night Football (2.0) and Big Brother (1.3) adjusted up while The Goldbergs (R) (0.5, -0.3), 60 Minutes (R) (0.5), NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (0.3) and NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (0.3) adjusted down.


    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 8/30/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Gong Show (0.4, -0.4), Take Two (0.2, -0.7), Take Two (0.4, -0.4), Young Sheldon (R) (0.5, -0.7), Mom (R) (0.5, -0.7), Big Brother (1.3, -0.5), S.W.A.T. (R) (0.4, -0.5), Ellen's Game of Games (R) (0.5, -0.5), Will and Grace (R) (0.5, -0.5), Superstore (R) (0.4, -0.4), Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.5, -0.3), MasterChef (R) (0.5, -0.7), The Gifted (R) (0.3, -0.8), Supernatural (R) (0.2, -0.2) and The Originals (R) (0.1, -0.2) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Numbers to come. Preliminarily ratings are significantly inflated due to preseason NFL preemptions.

    The Breakdown: NBC Sunday in 2017-18 (Little Big Shots, Genius Junior, Timeless and more!)




    It's time for a journey through the NBC Sunday schedule in 2017-18...

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 8/26/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.6) and NFL Preseason Football (1.8, +0.2) adjusted up while Dateline (R) (0.8, -0.2) and Bob's Burgers (R) (0.7, -0.3) adjusted down.


    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    The Ultimate SpotVault, Chicago PD


    The Ultimate SpotVault is a fully sortable record of every single episode in the history of a veteran series. This allows you to compare both raw numbers (total viewership and adults 18-49 rating) as well as the historical-adjusted stat A18-49+ for episodes across different seasons. This table also has the lead-in's A18-49+ for each episode, so you can see which episodes had the most and least support.

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 8/24/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (R) (0.3), What Would You Do? (0.5), 20/20 (R) (0.5), NFL Preseason Football (0.8), American Ninja Warrior (R) (0.5), Dateline (R) (0.5), BIG3 Basketball (0.3, -0.3), Masters of Illusion (R) (0.2, -0.2), Masters of Illusion (R) (0.1, -0.3) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.1, -0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Preliminary ratings may be inflated due to NFL preseason pre-emptions. This includes even CBS' national NFL game, which was pre-empted in favor of a different game in New York and Boston, among other places.

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    The Ultimate SpotVault, How to Get Away with Murder


    The Ultimate SpotVault is a fully sortable record of every single episode in the history of a veteran series. This allows you to compare both raw numbers (total viewership and adults 18-49 rating) as well as the historical-adjusted stat A18-49+ for episodes across different seasons. This table also has the lead-in's A18-49+ for each episode, so you can see which episodes had the most and least support.

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 8/17/18


    FINALS UPDATE: What Would You Do? (0.5), 20/20 (R) (0.5), TKO: Total Knock Out (0.5, -0.2), Whistleblower (0.3, -0.3), Whistleblower (0.3, -0.2), American Ninja Warrior (R) (0.4, -0.3), BIG3 Basketball (0.3), Masters of Illusion (0.2, -0.2), Masters of Illusion (R) (0.2) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.2) adjusted down. Finals for the sustaining program WE Day were not available so the preliminary rating is included.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Preliminary ratings are inflated due to NFL preseason pre-emptions.

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 8/16/18


    FINALS UPDATE: 20/20 Special (0.6, -0.2), Match Game (0.5, -0.3), Take Two (0.4, -0.2), The Big Bang Theory (R) (0.9, -0.3), Young Sheldon (R) (0.8, -0.3), Big Brother (1.7), S.W.A.T. (R) (0.4, -0.3), Ellen's Game of Games (R) (0.7, -0.4), Trial and Error (0.5, -0.4), Trial and Error (0.4, -0.3), Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.5, -0.2) and NASCAR (0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Numbers to come. Preliminary ratings may be inflated by NFL preseason pre-emptions. The biggest seem to be on CBS (Boston/Pittsburgh) and NBC (Philadelphia/Green Bay/Milwaukee) but all networks have at least some small ones.

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 8/15/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.7) adjusted up while Supergirl (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • America's Got Talent kicked off its Wednesday results shows with a 1.5 rating, down by 29% from the first results show on the year ago evening (2.1). That's not too different from the y2y drops we've been seeing from it lately on Tuesday, but it would be toward the steep end if it doesn't adjust up. In a move to 9:00 to 11:00 and a reunion with its longtime lead-in Got Talent, World of Dance (1.1) matched last week, but now with a 1.2/1.0 hourly breakdown rather than the 1.0/1.2 from a week ago.
    • In its first head-to-head with Got Talent, Big Brother (1.6) came out on top in the prelims, with its highest Wednesday prelim of the season to date. And the season finale of 24 Hours to Hell and Back (1.0) saw the show return to building on its lead-in from MasterChef (0.9).

    The Breakdown: Fox Friday in 2017-18 (Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef Junior, The Exorcist)




    It's time for a journey through the Fox Friday schedule in 2017-18...

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 8/13/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Mom (R) (0.7) adjusted up while The Proposal (0.5), Penn and Teller: Fool Us (0.4), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • In its first Monday episode of the season, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise (1.3/1.2) perked up a little bit from its season premiere last Tuesday (1.1). That would be down from last year's season premiere on a Monday (1.6) but right in line with the 1.3 in Monday of week two last year.

    The Breakdown: NBC Friday in 2017-18 (Blindspot, Dateline, Taken)




    It's time for a journey through the NBC Friday schedule in 2017-18...

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 8/12/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.6) and Teen Choice Awards (0.4) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (R) (1.1, -0.2) and NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (0.5, -0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Thanks to overrun from the PGA Championship, which was massively up year-to-year, the CBS primetime lineup was delayed by 20 minutes. CBS averaged a 1.5 in the 8:00 hour (which included 40 minutes of the Big Brother episode on the East Coast).
    • ABC's game shows (1.0/0.8/0.7) matched last week while NBC's Shades of Blue (0.6) is preliminarily eyeing its first 0.6 since the season premiere. And on Fox, it was another step down for the already tiny-rated Teen Choice Awards (0.3/0.4), which averaged a 0.5 each of the previous two years.

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    The Ultimate SpotVault, Mom


    The Ultimate SpotVault is a fully sortable record of every single episode in the history of a veteran series. This allows you to compare both raw numbers (total viewership and adults 18-49 rating) as well as the historical-adjusted stat A18-49+ for episodes across different seasons. This table also has the lead-in's A18-49+ for each episode, so you can see which episodes had the most and least support.

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 8/10/18


    FINALS UPDATE: TKO: Total Knock Out (0.5), Whistleblower (0.3), The Resident (R) (0.4), Masters of Illusion (0.2), Masters of Illusion (R) (0.2) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.2, -0.2) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Preliminary ratings on CBS, Fox and CW are inflated due to NFL preseason pre-emptions.

    SpotVault - Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Castaways (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Better Call Saul (AMC) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Lodge 49 (AMC) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Chesapeake Shores (HALLMARK CHANNEL) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    SpotVault - Wrecked (TBS) - Summer 2018 Ratings



    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 8/9/18


    FINALS UPDATE: The Gong Show (0.4, -0.4), Match Game (0.6, -0.4), Take Two (0.6, -0.2), The Big Bang Theory (R) (0.7, -0.7), Young Sheldon (R) (0.7, -0.8), Big Brother (1.4, -0.6), S.W.A.T. (R) (0.4, -0.7), America's Got Talent (R) (0.7, -0.7), Trial and Error (0.4, -0.7), Trial and Error (0.3, -0.7), Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.5, -0.3), MasterChef (R) (0.5, -0.5), MasterChef (R) (0.7, -0.4), Supernatural (R) (0.1, -0.2) and Black Lightning (R) (0.1, -0.2) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • Numbers to come. Preliminary broadcast ratings are significantly inflated due to NFL preseason pre-emptions.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 8/7/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Beat Shazam (0.7) adjusted up while Making It (0.9) and The Outpost (0.1) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • ABC's Bachelor in Paradise (1.1/1.0) got a Tuesday premiere on the night after The Bachelorette's finale. It was way down from last year's Monday premiere (1.6) but basically even with last year's first Tuesday episode (1.1), so we'll have to see how much additional audience joins in next Monday. At 10/9c came the premiere of reality series Castaways (0.7), which didn't drum up a lot of interest but didn't really look any worse than where The Proposal premiered out of The Bachelorette (0.8 out of a 1.4).
    • NBC still ruled across the board on Tuesday with America's Got Talent (1.8/2.1) and week two of Making It (1.0), which would be down just a tenth from last week if it holds in finals. (Though the 1.2 -> 0.8 breakdown is not pretty.)
    • Fox's Beat Shazam fell to its first 0.6, and The 100 held at 0.3 in its season finale.

    The War of 18-49, Madam Secretary



    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 8/6/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Elementary (0.3) adjusted down.

    WHAT MATTERS:
    • The three-hour season finale of The Bachelorette (1.8/1.8/1.7) got its usual hefty spike but was still roughly three tenths behind last year's finale. That's just a bit larger year-to-year decline than the season as a whole (which should finish about -9%, or up a touch in Plus).
    • Fox went with a two-hour edition of So You Think You Can Dance (0.6) while NBC was even to narrowly down with American Ninja Warrior (1.0/1.1) and Dateline (0.7).

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