Friday, March 23, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 3/22/18

FINALS UPDATE: NCAA Basketball (2.7) and A.P. Bio (0.8) adjusted up while NCAA Basketball (1.9) adjusted down.

  • In a two-hour firefighter duel, NBC's Chicago Fire (1.2) narrowly came out on top, even on series premiere night for ABC's Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19 (1.1). The preliminary hours (1.2/1.1) had Station doing just a tenth better in each slot than Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder last week. Much as Scandal is down, it's still a long way from Scandal numbers to actual cancellation territory, but it's perhaps not as much cushion as Station would've liked out of the gate.
  • Elsewhere on NBC, A.P. Bio (0.8) didn't quite live up to the promise of last week, ticking down while its lead-in Superstore (1.1) was up a notch, but it's still looking a bit better than it did in the previous couple weeks. Fox's Gotham (0.7) bounced back from last week's first-ever 0.6.

SpotVault - Station 19 (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Shadowhunters (Freeform) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Krypton (Syfy) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 3/21/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (1.6), Modern Family (1.7) and Survivor (1.8) adjusted up while Speechless (1.2) adjusted down.

  • ABC had a second straight big comedy night as all the Wednesday regulars returned to originals, with The Goldbergs (1.5), Speechless (1.3), Modern Family (1.6) and American Housewife (1.3) likely all pulling their best ratings since January. At 10/9c, Designated Survivor (0.7) hung onto last week's uptick.
  • Fox's 9-1-1 (1.7) got an uptick to finish season one, and it tied Survivor (1.7) for the Wednesday lead. Its lead-in The X-Files (0.9) bounced back from last week's low.
  • With a repeat of SVU (0.8) at 8/7c, NBC's Law and Order: SVU (1.4) and Chicago PD (1.3) also had their best ratings since January. And on CBS, SEAL Team (1.0) inched back into the ones, between steady Survivor and Criminal Minds (0.9).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 3/20/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Middle (1.4), The Voice (2.2) and LA to Vegas (0.7) adjusted up while The Flash (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

  • NBC drama newbie Rise (1.1) made the move to its regular 9/8c slot after The Voice, dropping a tenth from last week's 10/9c premiere. Normally that would be a good week two hold (assuming it holds in finals), but the timeslot probably got easier on balance with the move to an earlier hour after a live-heavy The Voice lead-in (2.1). Chicago Med (1.2) continued its impressive season by ticking up from Rise at 10/9c.
  • A week before the Roseanne revival shakes up ABC Tuesday, comedies The Middle (1.3), Fresh Off the Boat (1.0) and Black-ish (1.1) all had solid rebounds. However, week two was not kind to legal drama For the People (0.6), which gave up two crucial tenths.
  • CBS was repeats (0.8/0.8/0.6), and the Lethal Weapon hiatus continued while The Flash began a break of its own. That left Fox's LA to Vegas (0.6) / The Mick (0.7) hour along with the CW's Black Lightning (0.5) as the only originals on those nets. LA to Vegas fell to a new low at 9/8c, but The Mick actually grew from it with its first 0.7 in over a month.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 3/19/18

  • Week two for the pairing of American Idol (1.6) and The Good Doctor (1.6) saw both shows down two tenths. The pairing fell a bit farther behind NBC as The Voice (2.2/2.3) was down a tenth or two and Good Girls (1.0) looks like a decent bet to match last week after finals.
  • Fox had a nice night as Lucifer (0.8) and The Resident (0.9) picked up a precious tenth, but CBS was on the downswing with its first three comedies (1.0/0.9/0.8) and even with Living Biblically (0.7) and Scorpion (0.8). The CW's iZombie ticked back down to 0.2.

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Spotted Ratings, Sunday 3/18/18

FINALS UPDATE: America's Funniest Home Videos (0.9), American Idol (1.8) and Bob's Burgers (0.8) adjusted up while Deception (0.8) and 60 Minutes (1.4) adjusted down. (Please note the NCAA overrun rating is the preliminary; finals were not available.)

  • Week two of ABC's American Idol revival (1.7/1.8) took a more than 20% hit week-to-week, as did lead-out crime drama Deception (0.9).
  • The network got some new unscripted competition from NBC as veteran Little Big Shots (0.8/1.1) had a two-hour premiere from 7:00 to 9:00 and new game show Genius Junior (1.0) premiered at 10/9c. For Little Big Shots, the 8:00 episode was down by nearly half from last year's 2.0 premiere (which came a couple weeks earlier in March, to be fair). Genius Junior fared better but still down relative to the first Sunday episode of Chicago Justice, which had a 1.4 last year. Week two of Timeless (0.7) shed a tenth at 10/9c.
  • On CBS, new crime drama Instinct began its run (1.0) starting at 8:37 on the East Coast after a March Madness-inflated 60 Minutes (1.7/1.4). NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9/0.8) and Madam Secretary (0.6 at 10:30) rounded out the night. These numbers could come down just a touch in finals since they started 7 minutes later than the listed times.
  • And the Fox comedies were fully back after most had been on hiatus for more than two months, as Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9) took over for Ghosted in the 8:30 half-hour. As we saw earlier in this show's run, it clearly fits in a lot better here than it did on Tuesday, as it actually managed to build on a very low rating from The Simpsons (0.8). At 9/8c, Family Guy (1.0) and The Last Man on Earth (0.7) held up better than The Simpsons, coming back near the low end of their fall ratings.

SpotVault - Little Big Shots (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Instinct (CBS) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Genius Junior (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spotted Ratings: The Mobile Version

If you are viewing this site on a mobile device, you are (hopefully!) noticing that the text looks much more readable, both in the posts and especially in the comment sections. I've finally put out a mobile-specific view that isn't just a badly scrunched-up version of the desktop view. I couldn't figure out a way to get all of my various bits of functionality through the "mobile versions" that Blogger offers, so I tried scraping something together by hand, and it has been a long time in the making. It only activates based on the size of your window, so if you are on a desktop and want to see what it looks like, you can manually resize the window and eventually it will change.  The desktop version should look exactly as it did before.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 3/16/18

FINALS UPDATE: NCAA Basketball (1.1) adjusted down.

  • CBS dominated Friday with March Madness (1.2/1.2/1.1), while NBC got a little stronger week-to-week with Taken (0.5) and the return of Dateline (0.6) at 10/9c. ABC (0.5/0.5/0.6) and MasterChef Junior (0.9) matched last week.
  • On the CW, after nine weeks falling somewhere between 0.15 and 0.20, Dynasty finally fell to the network's first rounded 0.1 for an original series this season. Jane the Virgin stayed at 0.2.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 3/15/18

FINALS UPDATE: A.P. Bio (0.9) adjusted up while NCAA Basketball (1.4) adjusted down.

  • Almost three and a half years after their breakout September 2014 premiere, the original TGIT trio of Grey's Anatomy (1.8), Scandal (1.1) and How to Get Away with Murder (1.0) had their last night all together. It was the fourth season finale for Murder, which was well behind last year's 1.4 finale, while Scandal will be back in two weeks to play out its last four episodes in the 10/9c hour following Station 19.
  • The start of March Madness (1.9/1.7/1.4) on CBS meant a break for the network's dominant regular Thursday lineup, and a little upward movement for the NBC comedies A.P. Bio (0.8) and Will and Grace (1.2), while bookends Superstore (1.0) and Champions (0.7) were flat. Chicago Fire (0.6) was a repeat, preparing to unload two originals next week against the Station 19 premiere.
  • Things got ugly for Fox's Gotham (0.6), which fell to its first 0.6 just a week after hitting its first 0.7. The CW had a special and a repeat (0.2/0.2).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 3/14/18

FINALS UPDATE: The X-Files (0.7) adjusted down.

  • It was an unwelcome start to DST for Speechless, which fell to a new low 0.9 for two episodes in the 8/7c, without help from its usual lead-in The Goldbergs and lead-out Modern Family. American Housewife (1.0) was down a tenth with a repeat Modern lead-in (1.0), while Designated Survivor was up to 0.7 for the first time since its return from hiatus.
  • The 8:00 hour was also down on NBC with The Blacklist (0.9) and Fox with The X-Files (0.8). However, Law and Order: SVU (1.3) picked up a notch for NBC with less CBS competition, and 9-1-1 (1.6) may have a shot at doing so after finals with a 1.7 in the 9:30 half-hour.
  • On CBS, the already dominant Survivor had the best hold among the 8/7c shows, posting yet another 1.7 to top the night. After an NCIS repeat at 9/8c (0.6), Criminal Minds (0.9) was even.
  • And the CW's Riverdale is once again eyeing its first 0.4 of the season and will need finals help to avoid it. But this week, newbie Life Sentence did not need to wait for finals to post its 0.2.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 3/13/18

FINALS UPDATE: Black-ish (0.9), NCIS (1.5), The Voice (2.3) and This Is Us (2.8) adjusted up while Rise (1.2) adjusted down.

  • For the second straight season, NBC used a This Is Us finale (2.7) in mid-March to preview the show that will take over its timeslot next week. This year, that show was the high school drama Rise (1.3). That's not too promising, but it did manage to fare better than last year's Trial and Error preview (1.4/1.0 with a 3.4 lead-in). It matched the Chicago Justice preview that followed the penultimate This Is Us (3.0) last year, but that may not be the case after finals (Rise has a 1.4 -> 1.1 breakdown).
  • ABC had its own drama premiere going head-to-head with Rise, but For the People managed just a 0.8 at 10/9c, with little help from a low-end ABC comedy night (as The Middle (1.1) and Black-ish (0.9/0.8) both dipped to season lows). This was better than anything we've seen from Kevin (Probably) Saves the World in quite awhile, but presumably it's got to hold up really well from here.
  • Fox's Lethal Weapon had the night off (posting 0.5 for a repeat at 8/7c), but comedies LA to Vegas (0.7) and The Mick (0.6) were unfazed. CBS' Bull (1.2) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0) both upticked, leading out of an even NCIS (1.4). And the CW matched last week with The Flash (0.7) and Black Lightning (0.5).

SpotVault - Rise (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - For the People (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - The Arrangement (E!) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - The Royals (E!) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 3/12/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (2.4) and iZombie (0.3) adjusted up while Good Girls (1.0) adjusted down.

  • At least for one Monday, there was room for both The Voice (2.3) and American Idol (1.8) to do their respective things, as Voice was nicked only a bit vs. last Monday while Idol shed a half point vs. Sunday's premiere. The 10/9c hour took a major turn in ABC's direction as The Good Doctor (1.8) had an enormous recovery from its 1.3 low two weeks ago. NBC's Good Girls, which actually beat Good Doc head-to-head two weeks ago, dropped another two tenths to 1.1 in week three.
  • CBS was mostly repeats, but originals of Man with a Plan (1.0) and Living Biblically (0.7) both matched last week. (Their repeat lead-ins also matched what Kevin Can Wait and Superior Donuts did in the timeslots last week.) Fox's The Resident (0.8) gave back its uptick from last week.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 3/11/18

FINALS UPDATE: Bob's Burgers (R) (0.5) and Bob's Burgers (0.8) adjusted up while Deception (1.2) adjusted down.

  • American Idol returned, but the Death Star did not. The iconic reality series was back with a 2.1 rating in the 8:00 hour and a 2.4 rating at 9:00, a very far cry from the 400 or higher Plus premieres it managed in its prime but maybe a teeny bit better in Plus than where it premiered in the last years of its Fox collapse. We won't have to wait long for the next test for Idol, as it has to go head-to-head with The Voice on Monday starting tonight. New crime drama Deception (1.3) launched reasonably at 10/9c.
  • Two other networks held off on most of their regular Sunday lineups to throw some special counterprogramming at Idol. Fox's 'lost' OJ Simpson interview pulled a solid 1.2 demo from 8:00 to 10:00, while a three-hour American Ninja Warrior on NBC grew from a 0.7 at 7:00 to a 0.9 in both of the Idol hours.
    • Both of these networks did have one regularly-scheduled show return; NBC's Timeless was back from its May un-cancellation with a 0.8 at 10/9c, while an original Bob's Burgers posted a 0.7 at 7:30.
  • CBS' regular lineup was mostly back, with a 0.9 for a double-dose of 60 Minutes and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9) and Madam Secretary (0.6) coming back toward the low end of their ratings from the fall.

SpotVault - Timeless (NBC) - 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Deception (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - American Idol (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 3/9/18

FINALS UPDATE: Agents of SHIELD (0.5), Blue Bloods (0.8), Taken (0.4) and Confronting Putin (0.4) adjusted down.

  • In the Friday prelims, it was an up night for ABC's Once Upon a Time (0.5), Agents of SHIELD (0.6) and 20/20 (0.6), as well as MacGyver (0.9) and Blue Bloods (1.0) on CBS.
  • NBC's Blindspot (0.6) was down a notch, while there was little interest for another Megyn Kelly interview with Vladimir Putin (0.5) at 10/9c. Fox's MasterChef Junior (0.9) matched last week's premiere. Numbers may be subject to adjustment due to college basketball preemptions (with the big North Carolina ones being on CBS and NBC).
  • The CW's low-rated newbie Dynasty made the move to Friday and held onto its usual 0.2.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 3/8/18

FINALS UPDATE: Young Sheldon (2.1), S.W.A.T. (0.9), Superstore (1.0), A.P. Bio (0.7), Will and Grace (1.0), Champions (0.7) and Chicago Fire (1.2) adjusted down.

  • NBC's midseason comedy predicament got even more dire with the premiere of Champions, as the newbie joined the NBC lineup with a rough 0.7 rating at 9:30/8:30c. It had little help from Will and Grace, which dipped to another new low at 9/8c. The other two hours were a bit better for NBC as Superstore (1.0) recovered a tenth at 8/7c and Chicago Fire (1.2) benefited from its crossover with Chicago PD.
  • Elsewhere, TGIT (1.7/1.1/0.9) took a tumble after last week's crossover, and Gotham fell to its first 0.7 on Fox. However, the CBS lineup had a decent second week after the Olympics as The Big Bang Theory (2.6) recovered by a notch, as did Life in Pieces (1.2) and S.W.A.T. (0.9). Young Sheldon (2.1) and Mom (1.5) were even.

SpotVault - MasterChef Junior (Fox) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Life Sentence (CW) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Champions (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 3/7/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (1.5) and Riverdale (0.5) adjusted up while Chicago PD (1.2) and Life Sentence (0.2) adjusted down.

  • The CW's new dramedy Life Sentence averaged a 0.3 demo on premiere night, leading out of a 0.4 from Riverdale. Since it comes from the far stronger WB studio, it's probably going to have to hold up extremely well from here.
  • It was a slightly up night for most of the big four, including all of ABC's comedies (1.4/1.2/1.4/1.1), though Designated Survivor could not bounce back from its first 0.6. 
  • On CBS, SEAL Team (0.9) inched back up in its return to 9/8c, while its lead-in Survivor (1.7) matched last week's strong premiere. Criminal Minds (0.9) was on the downswing at 10/9c, in its first airing in over a month.
  • All of the dramas on Fox (0.9/1.6) and NBC (1.0/1.2/1.3) were also up a tenth. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 3/6/18

FINALS UPDATE: This Is Us (2.3) adjusted up while Lethal Weapon (0.9) adjusted down.

  • ABC squeezed in a couple extra hours of The Bachelor with a big two-hour 'After the Final Rose' (2.2/2.1) on a special night, nearly maintaining Monday's heights. That big lead-in went to the season finale of low-rated Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.7), which (at least preliminarily) managed to pick up another tenth.
  • ABC's heavy female presence was bad news for NBC, as This Is Us (2.2) fell to its lowest rating since Halloween and The Voice (2.1) was well off its pace from the rest of the season so far as well. However, Chicago Med (1.4) held up great at 10/9c, maybe getting a little bit of de facto lead-in support from The Bachelor?
  • Elsewhere, NCIS (1.4) was on the rebound after a weak return last week, while Bull (1.1) and NCIS: New Orleans (0.9) stayed even. Fox (1.0/0.7/0.6) and the CW (0.7/0.5) also matched last week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 3/5/18

FINALS UPDATE: Superior Donuts (0.9) and The Voice (2.5) adjusted up.

  • Week two of NBC's Good Girls (1.3) held up pretty well, staying ahead of The Brave's track as that show fell to a 1.1 in week two. (However, the 1.5 -> 1.1 half-hour drop looks pretty severe...) Its lead-in The Voice (2.4/2.5) continued to look healthy, comparing nicely with the 2.7 in week two of last season.
  • A disappointing season of The Bachelor got some consolation at the end, as the three-hour season finale (2.2) took a particularly large jump to well within season high territory. It was still a bigger than league average drop from last season's two-hour finale (2.7), but it was the show's healthiest trend this season.
  • On Fox, there was some interesting separation as Lucifer dipped to a rather underwhelming 0.7 but The Resident (0.9) actually perked up in its second episode back from hiatus.
  • CBS was almost completely even with last week, the only exception being a one-tenth dip for week two of Living Biblically (0.7) which put it at the low end of 9JKL's ratings in the slot. On the CW, iZombie (0.2) shed a tenth in week two.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 3/4/18

FINALS UPDATE: Academy Awards (6.8) adjusted up while Oscar Red Carpet p2 (2.1) and Oscar Red Carpet p3 (3.2) adjusted down. (The Billy Graham numbers included below are based on the prelims, as finals were not available.)

  • Early indicators suggest a particularly steep decline for last night's Academy Awards. The prelims from 8:00 to 11:00 averaged a 6.4ish, down about 25% from last year's 8.7 prelim. Last year's show adjusted up to 9.1 in the finals. More Oscars ratings.

Spotted Ratings, Friday 3/2/18

  • On the first Friday after the Olympics, the only hour to crack a 1.0 was the first half of the two-hour MasterChef Junior premiere (1.0/0.9). This was down from last year's 1.3 premiere on a Thursday, but basically the same Plus as the show's last Friday season premiere (a 1.3 in fall 2015).
  • It was a bitter return for ABC's Once Upon a Time (0.4), which got the axe since last we saw it. It responded by opening its final spring run on a new series low, and it also brought Agents of SHIELD (0.5) and 20/20 (0.5) down with it.
  • NBC's Blindspot (0.7) and Taken (0.5) were actually both up from their last pre-Olympics episodes, while Dateline (0.6) was down a notch.
  • And CBS had some slippage in the first two hours with MacGyver (0.8) and Hawaii Five-0 (0.9) but was steady at 10/9c with Blue Bloods (0.9). With an iZombie repeat (0.2) for a lead-in, Jane the Virgin fell to 0.2 on the CW.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 3/1/18

FINALS UPDATE: Scandal (1.2), S.W.A.T. (0.8), Superstore (0.9) and A.P. Bio (0.7) adjusted down.

  • ABC was back from the Olympics with Grey's Anatomy (2.0, matching its rating from the first night of the Olympics) and a crossover between Scandal (1.3) and How to Get Away with Murder (1.1). In typical crossover fashion, the event was more beneficial for the second show; it was a fairly standard 2018 rating for Scandal but a season high for Murder.
  • NBC's new comedy A.P. Bio got the Grover Cleveland treatment in its official Thursday premiere night, with a 0.8 at 8:30 (leading out of 1.0 for Superstore) and a 0.7 at 9:30 (leading out of 1.1 for Will and Grace). It still looks a little better than Great News did all fall, but that is really not saying much (and it was a good bit weaker than The Good Place at 8:30). Chicago Fire (1.1) continued a strong week for the Chicago franchise, becoming one of the very few shows this week to outrate its last pre-Olympic episode.
  • CBS' post-Olympic scripted slump largely continued; Mom (1.5) held up well but The Big Bang Theory (2.5), Young Sheldon (2.1), Life in Pieces (1.1) and S.W.A.T. (0.9) were all toward the low end. 
  • With The Four over, Fox moved on to its spring Thursday lineup with a steady Gotham (0.8) and a weak showing for the first regular run of Showtime At the Apollo (0.6).
  •  And it was business as usual on the CW with the returns of Supernatural (0.6) and Arrow (0.4).

SpotVault - Showtime At the Apollo (Fox) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Atlanta (FX) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/28/18

FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (1.1) adjusted up.

  • CBS had the top program on the first post-Olympic Wednesday as the two-hour return of Survivor (1.7) actually matched last spring's premiere and was just a tenth behind the fall premiere. But SEAL Team fell to a new low 0.8 in its first ever airing at 10/9c.
  • On ABC, it was a particularly weak return for Modern Family (1.3) at 9/8c, which was at a new series low by multiple tenths. The surrounding comedies The Goldbergs (1.3), Speechless (1.0) and American Housewife (1.0) were not much better, all tying their season lows. And 10/9c drama Designated Survivor (0.6) was back from its long winter hiatus at a new series low.
  • Fox also took a hit across the Olympics, though 9-1-1 (1.5) remained on top of the scripted world and managed to only tie its low point from week two. However, The X-Files (0.8) fell again to a new low at 8/7c.
  • NBC took a relatively modest hit in its return, and Chicago PD (1.2) was steadiest of all the scripted players at 10/9c. The Blacklist (0.9) was down a tenth and Law and Order: SVU (1.1) down two.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/27/18

FINALS UPDATE: Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.6) and The Voice (2.4) adjusted up.

  • After lots of premieres on Monday, it was mostly the usual early winter lineups returning from the Olympics on Tuesday. The big exception was NBC's Tuesday premiere of The Voice (2.3), which was basically even in Plus with last year's spring premiere (2.6). Unlike Monday, it did not hold up as well vs. the fall Tuesday premiere (2.7) which was paired with the huge This Is Us premiere. Later in the night, This Is Us (2.5) and Chicago Med (1.4) were pretty close to normal levels in their returns.
  • ABC's The Middle (1.2) and Fresh Off the Boat (0.9) were both even with three weeks ago, while Black-ish (0.7) snuck in another repeat as it prepares to double up on For the People's premiere night in two weeks. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.5) managed a small rebound after last week's ugliness against the Olympics.
  • It was a low-end night for pretty much everyone else, with Fox's comedy hour of LA to Vegas (0.7) and The Mick (0.6) both dipping to new lows leading out of Lethal Weapon (1.0). The CBS dramas (1.2/1.1/0.9) all returned below average, as did The Flash (0.7) and Black Lightning (0.5) on the CW.

SpotVault - Unsolved (USA) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - Final Space (TBS) - Spring 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - McMafia (AMC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SpotVault - UnREAL (Lifetime) - Spring 2018 Ratings

Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/26/18

FINALS UPDATE: Kevin Can Wait (1.1) and The Voice (2.8) adjusted up while Superior Donuts (0.8) adjusted down.

  • Life after the Olympics began on NBC with a strong start for the spring season of The Voice (2.7/2.8), which topped the 2.6 fall premiere and was even to slightly up in Plus vs. last spring's 3.1 premiere. At 10/9c, new drama Good Girls (1.5) was not exactly stellar, but it was a couple tenths above where fall drama The Brave started here, and within a tenth of the Taken premiere on this night a year ago.
  • Coming back from Olympics hiatus, it was a fairly sluggish night for all the usual Monday scripted staples. Kevin Can Wait (1.0) was at a new low leading off for CBS, though Man with a Plan (1.0) and Superior Donuts (0.9) were not hit quite as hard. At 9:30, new comedy Living Biblically basically looked like a typical 9JKL episode, which is not a good place to be on series premiere night. Scorpion was close to normal with a 0.8 at 10/9c.
  • On ABC, The Good Doctor (1.3) took a big hit at 10/9c leading out of The Bachelor (1.7/1.8). The Resident (0.8) also took a sizable drop in its return from hiatus, though it still matched its lead-in from Lucifer (0.8).
  • And the 9/8c slot on the CW went to veteran iZombie (0.3), which was down a tenth from last season's premiere but a tenth better than what Valor has been doing all season in the hour. It led out of Legends of Tomorrow (0.4), which couldn't bounce back from last week's low.

    SpotVault - Good Girls (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Living Biblically (CBS) - Spring 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - iZombie (CW) - 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - The Voice (NBC) - Spring 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - The Chi (Showtime) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/25/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Winter Olympics (3.0) and A.P. Bio (1.4) adjusted up while Olympic Gold (1.3) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) (0.6) adjusted down.

    • NBC had one last night of Winter Olympics dominance with the Closing Ceremony averaging a mid-2's rating from 8:00 to 10:30. That's gonna be down from the 3.2 on the closing night last year, continuing the 2018 Games' usual trend of year-to-year declines in the twenties. NBC used the lead-in to offer another preview of comedy A.P. Bio (1.1) at 10:30/9:30c. It was a little higher than its 0.8 Thursday preview after Will and Grace but barely half (and even down a bit in Plus) of what Growing Up Fisher did with this lead-in four years ago (2.0).
    • The biggest Olympics counterprogramming went head-to-head on Sunday, with the two-hour finale of Celebrity Big Brother (1.4/1.3) topping an out-of-timeslot edition of The Bachelor (1.1). Bachelor was not much help as a lead-in for Shark Tank (0.8), which quietly finished its season at 10/9c.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/22/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelor Winter Games (0.8) and Winter Olympics (3.5) adjusted up.

    • Numbers to come.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/21/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (R) (0.7) and American Housewife (R) (0.4) adjusted down.

    • CBS' two-hour finale of The Amazing Race (0.9/0.8) couldn't pick up any steam, matching the hourly prelims from a week ago. But it was a good night for its lead-in Celebrity Big Brother (1.4), hitting its best rating since the opening Thursday of the Olympics.
    • As for those Winter Olympics, they took a pretty sizable hit to a low-3's prelim on Wednesday, the Games' weakest showing on a weeknight this year. The final Wednesday in 2014 was flat at 5.0.
    • ABC offered up its final Match Game original (0.4) before Designated Survivor returns to the slot next week. It has been quite the collapse for this show in February, from 0.8 a month ago to 0.4 four drops later.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/20/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Winter Olympics (4.0) adjusted up.

    • After months of trying, ABC finally gave Kevin (Probably) Saves the World a burnoff-like treatment, and it responded by tanking to a new low 0.4 leading out of The Bachelor Winter Games (0.9). However, Winter Games had a relatively good showing, as it topped both of its telecasts from last week.
    • The Winter Olympics averaged a preliminary 3.9 from 8:00 to 11:00, compared to the last Tuesday in 2014 which averaged a 5.0 rating.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/19/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelor (1.7) and Winter Olympics (3.8) adjusted up.

    • On the last Monday of the Olympics, The Bachelor (1.6/1.7) was on the uptick, getting closer to the level it had been hitting pre-Olympics. However, Celebrity Big Brother (1.2) was down a notch from last Monday (matching Sunday's rating), and Legends of Tomorrow (0.4) also fell in its second Monday episode.
    • As for the Winter Olympics, it stayed around a 3.6 on Monday, which would be a sharper-than-usual decline vs. 2014 (which had a 5.6 on this night). After its best trend of the Games on Friday (3.9 would be down just 13% from the corresponding 2014 night), it returned to mid- to high-20s declines on Saturday (3.2) and Sunday (3.6).

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/15/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (R) (1.1) adjusted up.

    • It was a slightly down night for the Winter Olympics (3.9) in the prelims. Since 2014's Games upticked to a 5.9 on this night, we could be headed for the worst trend vs. 2014 since the opening Thursday a week ago.
    • ABC provided the only original competition as The Bachelor Winter Games (0.7) ticked down from Tuesday's soft premiere. But this time there was a good bit more audience for the accompanying 20/20 special at 10/9c (0.8), which previewed the upcoming Roseanne revival.

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/14/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Amazing Race (0.9) adjusted up while American Housewife (R) (0.5) adjusted down.

    • A week after Celebrity Big Brother's big opening on Olympics Eve, both it (1.3) and lead-out The Amazing Race (0.9/0.8) were much lower against the Olympics on its first Wednesday. For Race, that means the show has finally gotten all the way back down to the raw numbers it was doing last spring. ABC's Match Game (0.5) also dipped to a new low.
    • The Winter Olympics also took a sizable dip on Wednesday, averaging a 4.0ish in the three-hour prelims. It took a fall on the first Wednesday of 2014 as well, but this should still be a drop in the twenties vs. last year's 5.6.

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/13/18

    • ABC's latest effort at Winter Olympics counterprogramming produced relatively little interest, as The Bachelor Winter Games (0.8) opened at barely half of Monday's The Bachelor mothership rating and also a much weaker option than Celebrity Big Brother on CBS. Even worse was the Bachelor-themed 20/20 special at 10/9c (0.4).
    • As for the Winter Olympics, they averaged another low-5 prelim. If it doesn't adjust up, that would be around a 20% drop vs. the first Tuesday of 2014 (6.6), which was the same trend we saw on Monday (and an improvement over the previous nights).
    • On the CW, Black Lightning (0.5) fared well with an original despite the Olympics and a The Flash repeat lead-in (0.3).

    SpotVault - The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    A Look Inside the League Average

    If you've been following the projections for what we call the "league average," you know there's been a significant round of upward movement in the numbers over the course of this winter. What's the cause of that, and is there any end in sight? It's time for a deep dive!

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/12/18

    • Though it didn't adjust up in finals, the Winter Olympics still finished with their best trend vs. 2014 yet, trailing Monday #1 of Sochi by just 20%.
    • The Olympics took a big chunk out of The Bachelor (1.5) as ABC prepares to launch its Winter Games spin-off tonight. Celebrity Big Brother (1.3) added another tenth for CBS, while Legends of Tomorrow (0.5) made a nice transition to Monday on the CW.

    SpotVault - American Dad! (TBS) - Spring 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Homeland (Showtime) - Spring 2018 Ratings

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/11/18

    FINALS UPDATE: 60 Minutes (0.8) and Winter Olympics (5.4) adjusted up.

    • The first Sunday of the Winter Olympics averaged about a 5.0 demo from 7:00 to 11:00. After a finals uptick it'll probably be roughly 25% below the first Sunday in 2014.
    • On CBS, Celebrity Big Brother (1.2) paired up with the wildly incompatible 60 Minutes (0.7) and bounced back a bit from its 1.0 on Friday. But it still trailed its last weeknight rating, a 1.4 on Thursday.
    • ABC moved America's Funniest Home Videos originals (1.0) back to 7/6c, while Shark Tank went to the 10/9c hour and pulled a low-end 0.8. Two repeats of Celebrity Family Feud (0.8/0.9) got the hours in between.

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 2/9/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Winter Olympics (6.5) adjusted up.

    • A tape-delayed Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony averaged a preliminary 5.9/5.9/5.2 across three hours of NBC primetime. That's headed for about a one-third drop vs. the 8.6 for the 2014 Opening Ceremony, which is a little better trend than the -38% for the opening Thursday.
    • CBS was the best of the rest with two hours of Celebrity Big Brother (1.0), though it took another considerable dip from the Thursday rating. ABC also offered up some original programming with a 9/8c edition of Child Support (0.4) leading into 20/20 (0.6).

    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/8/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Winter Olympics (3.7) adjusted up. That put it at a whooping 38% behind the opening night in 2014.

    • For the second straight Winter Olympics, NBC aired a night of coverage (3.7) before the Opening Ceremony on Friday. It did not deter the other broadcasters, as ABC snuck in another week of Grey's Anatomy (2.0), Scandal (1.1) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.8), while Fox had the finale of The Four (1.3) and the CW went with Supernatural (0.6) and Arrow (0.4). Only CBS shied away from its regular lineup, but it still had night two of Celebrity Big Brother (1.4). Fox and the CW held even with last week, but TGIT was down multiple tenths across the board and Big Bro took a relatively steep four-tenth drop from Wednesday's premiere.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/7/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Riverdale (0.5) adjusted up.

    • The night before NBC's Winter Olympics coverage begins, CBS got an early jump on its Olympics counterprogramming with a big start for Celebrity Big Brother (1.8) in the 8/7c hour. This was about in line with Big Brother's average last summer, and a little above Survivor's average from the fall. However, The Amazing Race (1.1) dropped to a new season low in its move to the 9:00-11:00 slot.
    • Fox's 9-1-1 (1.7) and NBC's Law and Order: SVU (1.3) each picked up a tenth in their last episodes before the Olympics, while all the other dramas on those networks matched last week.
    • ABC opted for animated theatrical Inside Out (0.9/0.8), helping Match Game (0.6) to a season low at 10/9c. And the CW's Riverdale dipped to 0.4 for the first time this season.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/6/18

    FINALS UPDATE: NCIS (1.5) and Bull (1.2) adjusted up.

    • NBC's This Is Us got a modest uptick to 2.7 in the only episode after its Super Bowl showcase but before the Winter Olympics hiatus, tying its highest rating of 2018. Its surrounding programs Ellen's Game of Games (1.9) and Chicago Med (1.5) were also on the upside.
    • It was a down night for most of the other broadcasters, as most shows returned from a week off against the State of the Union. ABC's The Middle (1.2) dropped two tenths and Fresh Off the Boat (0.9) one, while Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.5) fell to an ugly new low at 10/9c. Black-ish (1.0) managed to match two weeks ago.
    • CBS was down across the board with NCIS (1.4), Bull (1.1) and NCIS: New Orleans (0.9), while Fox lost a tenth with Lethal Weapon (1.1) but was even at 9/8c with LA to Vegas (0.8) and The Mick (0.7).
    • And week four of the CW's Black Lightning couldn't hold onto last week's State of the Union bounce, reverting to the 0.6 it got two weeks ago.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/5/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Man with a Plan (1.1), 9JKL (0.9), Scorpion (0.8) and The Resident (1.1) adjusted up.

    • On Super Monday, NBC saw big bounces for its Monday unscripted finales of The Wall (1.5) and Better Late Than Never (1.1), which both hit season highs. However, there was little interest in a Winter Olympics preview special at 10/9c (0.6).
    • It was also a nice night on Fox, as Lucifer (1.0) finally woke up a bit from a recent slump and The Resident (1.0) also upticked to match its timeslot premiere two weeks ago.
    • Top-rated ABC also an uptick with The Bachelor (1.8), while The Good Doctor (1.7) was even after a week off. Supergirl (0.6) stayed at last week's high-end levels on the CW.
    • CBS was the only network without any upward movement, and Scorpion (0.7) got slammed at 10/9c against Good Doc's return. Earlier in the night, Kevin Can Wait (1.2) was steady, Man with a Plan (1.0) narrowly down, Superior Donuts (1.0) even, and the 9JKL finale (0.8) down.

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/4/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Super Bowl (33.4) and Bob's Burgers (R) (0.3) adjusted up while Super Bowl Postgame (25.1) adjusted down.

    • TIME-ZONE ADJUSTED RATINGS: The Super Bowl total viewership ended up at 103.4 million, down 7% from last year (basically matching the year-to-year trend in the fast nats) and the lowest viewership since 2009. This Is Us went for 27 million viewers and a 9.3 demo rating, the best performance for a bowl lead-out since The Voice in 2012. (It was technically behind New Girl's 11.4 demo in 2014, but it narrowly edged the entire hour if you combine New Girl's 11.4 with Brooklyn Nine-Nine's 6.9.)
    • On Super Bowl Sunday, a down-to-the-wire big game averaged a 47.4 household rating, down by a modest 2.9% from last year's 48.8. If there's a similar decline in total viewers, it would put the viewership south of 110 million for the first time in five years, and it seems likely there will be a decline in adults 18-49 for the sixth consecutive year. Year-to-year comparisons using the preliminary hourly ratings suggest slightly steeper declines: they were -8% / -7% / -5% in total viewers and -10% / -9% / -9% in adults 18-49 vs. the same numbers last year. More updates to come. More Super Bowl ratings.
    • But the early indicators suggest that This Is Us may go down as one of the most impressive recent Bowl lead-outs (likely the most impressive since The Voice in 2012). It started at 10:45 (earlier than the last two years' lead-outs but still a little later than average historically) and averaged an 11.2 adults 18-49 in the top 25 markets, demolishing last year's 24: Legacy which had a 7.1 starting at 11:00 and later adjusted down to 6.1 in finals. More Super Bowl lead-out ratings.

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/1/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (2.9) adjusted up while Mom (1.5) and A.P. Bio (0.8) adjusted down.

    • A busy week before the Olympics began with NBC previewing its new comedy AP Bio (0.9) at 9:30 after Will and Grace (1.2). That's a lot better than what Great News has been doing with that lead-in, but Great News is one of the weakest shows on broadcast TV. So AP Bio is going to have to hold up very well on the other side of the Olympics.
      • NBC also featured the season finale of The Good Place (1.1) at 8:30, and sandwiching all that were narrowly down Superstore (1.1) and Chicago Fire (1.0).
    • On ABC, a hot start to 2018 continued for Grey's Anatomy, which hung at 2.3 for the third straight week. Scandal (1.4) was up a notch, while How to Get Away with Murder (1.0) was even.
    • It was another nice night for Fox's The Four (1.1/1.4), which may have eked out a series high in un-rounded even if it doesn't get the rounded 1.3.
    • CBS' The Big Bang Theory (2.8) and Young Sheldon (2.3) were barely down in their returns from a week off, while Mom (1.6), Life in Pieces (1.2) and S.W.A.T. (1.0) all matched two weeks ago. The CW's Supernatural (0.6) and Arrow (0.4) were even as well.

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/31/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (R) (0.9) and The Amazing Race (1.3) adjusted up while The Blacklist (1.0) and Law and Order: SVU (1.2) adjusted down.

    • It was another dominant Wednesday for week five of Fox's 9-1-1 (1.6), though the drama's lead-in The X-Files (0.9) went fractional for the first time.
    • After seven straight episodes with either a 0.9 or 1.1, SEAL Team finally hit a 1.0 this week, which was down a notch from two weeks ago. Its lead-in The Amazing Race (1.2) matched last week's two-hour total, but Criminal Minds was back up to 1.0.
    • NBC was back from a week off with The Blacklist (1.1) continuing its solid start to 2018, while Law and Order: SVU (1.3) and Chicago PD (1.2) came down a bit.
    • The CW had yet another 0.5 from Riverdale and 0.2 from Dynasty, while ABC's comedies were in repeats.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/30/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Fresh Off the Boat (0.9) adjusted down. Please note that the State of the Union ratings included below are the preliminaries, as they were not officially released in finals.

    • The big four networks stepped aside to simulcast the State of the Union address in the last two hours. At 8/7c, the only series originals were Ellen's Game of Games (1.8) and a double-dip of Fresh Off the Boat (1.0/1.0) which both matched last week. With the big lead-in and traditionally high-rated news department, NBC was on top among the big four's 9:00-11:00 prelims (1.6/1.3).
    • The CW stayed original at 9/8c with week three of Black Lightning, and was rewarded as the show zoomed back up to tie its 0.8 series premiere rating. It was also a big night for The Flash (0.9), which rose to its best rating since the new year.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/29/18

    FINALS UPDATE: 9JKL (0.9) adjusted up.

    • Fox's The Resident (0.9) was down another tenth in its third episode, but that kept it ahead of its lead-in Lucifer (0.8) which shed a tenth of its own.
    • On CBS, the lead-off hour of Kevin Can Wait (1.2) and Man with a Plan (1.1) was down a notch, but 9JKL (0.9) and Scorpion (0.9) both picked up a tenth. And it was a high-end night for Supergirl (0.6) on the CW.

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/28/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Grammy Awards (5.9) adjusted up while Shark Tank (0.9) and Grammy Red Carpet Live (1.5) adjusted down.

    • It's looking like a sharply down year for the Grammy Awards on CBS, as the show averaged only a 5.3 or 5.4 in the 3.5-hour preliminary ratings. It will adjust up after West Coast viewing is added in finals (it adjusted up from 7.3 to 7.8 last year), but it's almost certainly going to be a new historical low for the ceremony (below the 6.5 low in our records).
    • ABC was a respectable second with two repeats of America's Funniest Home Videos (1.0/0.9) and two more originals of Shark Tank (1.1/1.0), which bounced back a bit from last week's episodes against the NFC Championship. NBC eked out a quiet third with two hours of Dateline (0.6/0.7) edging Fox's comedy repeats.

    Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 1/26/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Blue Bloods (R) (0.6) adjusted down.

    • After two 0.7's to start the new year, Blindspot was down to 0.6 this week. Taken held the 0.5 again at 9/8c, and Dateline was also even at 0.7.
    • The CW's Jane the Virgin (0.2) was back from a lengthy holiday hiatus with a low-end rating, reuniting with lead-in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.2).
    • ABC's Child Support (0.7) and Agents of SHIELD (0.6) were steady as was Fox's Hell's Kitchen (0.9), while The Resident (0.4) proved a weaker repeater at 9/8c than 9-1-1 had in recent weeks. CBS repeated its Bruno Mars special (0.7) and crime dramas (0.6/0.7).

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/24/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Match Game (0.8) adjusted up.

    • For ABC, it was an experimental night as The Goldbergs (1.7) did very nice business with its spin-off backdoor pilot at 8/7c and American Housewife got the Grover Cleveland treatment with original episodes at 8:30 (1.4) and 9:30 (1.1). The 8:30 edition had the series' best rating since October and outrated all Speechless episodes since September. The 9:30 edition as well as Match Game (0.7) were on the low end.
    • Fox smash 9-1-1 (1.6) dominated the 9/8c hour, giving back most of last week's bounce in the demo but growing in total viewers as both of its drama competitors and Modern Family all had the night off. The X-Files (1.0) was back down to its week two rating at 8/7c.
    • On CBS, The Amazing Race went to two hours (1.3/1.1) and could only match last week's SEAL Team at 9/8c. Criminal Minds (0.9) stayed original at 10/9c and was down a tick.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/23/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Middle (R) (0.9) adjusted up while Bull (1.3) and LA to Vegas (0.8) adjusted down.

    • It was another dominant Tuesday for NBC, but Ellen's Game of Games (1.8) took a big dip after getting a weather-related boost last Tuesday, and Chicago Med (1.3) was also down to its lowest rating since the new year. In the middle, This Is Us was steady at 2.5, setting up a very consequential Super Bowl episode.
    • CBS was back from last week's repeats with a really good night for Bull (1.4) in between typical ratings for NCIS (1.5) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0).
    • Encouragingly, Fox's Lethal Weapon (1.2) and LA to Vegas (0.9) held onto all of last week's bounces. However, The Mick (0.7) did not.
    • And week two of the CW's Black Lightning (0.6) took a normal-to-steep drop from last week's 0.773 premiere. It had little help from The Flash (0.7), which itself dipped to a low-end rating. ABC was in repeats.

    SpotVault - The Detour (TBS) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Baskets (FX) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/22/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Brave (0.7) adjusted up.

    • Fox's medical drama The Resident (1.0) had a less-than-promising start in its regular Monday 9/8c timeslot, shedding over 60% of its Sunday preview audience and starting out well below last year's ultimately failed 24: Legacy and APB. It led out of Lucifer (0.9), which was back to normal-ish after some recent stumbles.
    • ABC's Monday lead grew as The Bachelor (1.8/1.7) and The Good Doctor (1.7) were very close to last week.
    • On CBS, the 8/7c hour remained strong with Kevin Can Wait (1.3) and Man with a Plan (1.2) matching last week, but Superior Donuts (1.0) gave up a tenth and 9JKL (0.8) tanked by two. Scorpion (0.8) also dropped a notch.
    • NBC had a similar story with The Wall (1.2) even but Better Late than Never (0.9) and The Brave (0.6) giving back some of their recent surges. And the CW's Supergirl (0.5) was back to normal after last week's 0.6.

    SpotVault - The Resident (Fox) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - The Alienist (TNT) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/21/18

    FINALS UPDATE: NFC Championship (13.4) adjusted up while Shark Tank (0.9), NFC Championship Postgame (6.3) and The Resident (2.6) adjusted down. The Resident went a whooping 37% behind last year's Hunted (4.1) in the same spot, though the postgame show lead-in was down 25% y2y (and the game itself down 13%).

    • The last big four network without an active medical drama, Fox jumped into the space with a preview of The Resident (2.7) after the NFC Championship Game (12.4/12.0/9.8). It had an early start time (10:03) but a blowout game for a lead-in. This preliminary number should adjust up (the top 25 markets rating was 3.4) since it doesn't currently account for the West Coast viewing which took place in the 7:00 PT hour.
    • ABC was the only other network airing a regular lineup against the game, plowing forward with originals of America's Funniest Home Videos (0.8) and Shark Tank (1.0/1.0) which were all down markedly from recent weeks.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/18/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (2.3) adjusted up while Scandal (1.2) and Great News (0.6) adjusted down.

    • The return of TGIT saw winter bounces all around, with Grey's Anatomy (2.2) and Scandal (1.3) both rising to their best ratings since the season premieres and How to Get Away with Murder (1.0) breaking a one for the first time since week three.
    • On CBS, The Big Bang Theory (2.9) and Young Sheldon (2.4) came down a touch from their huge numbers the last two weeks, and S.W.A.T. (1.0) was also down a notch at 10/9c. The 9/8c hour of Mom (1.6) and Life in Pieces (1.2) was even.
    • Meanwhile, NBC got a bit of relief as Will and Grace (1.3) made up most of last week's huge drop, and Great News (0.7) and Chicago Fire (1.0) also ticked up. However, Superstore (1.0) was down a tenth leading off.
    • On Fox, The Four (1.0/1.3) continued to linger very close to its premiere rating.
    • And the CW was back in business on Thursday with an even Supernatural (0.6) and slightly up Arrow (0.5).

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/17/18

    • Wednesday continued the week's upward momentum as Fox's 9-1-1 (1.8) zoomed all the way back up to tie its series premiere rating, and its lead-in The X-Files (1.1) also rallied a bit.
    • ABC's first three comedies The Goldbergs (1.7), Speechless (1.3) and Modern Family (1.8) had their highest ratings since very early in the season, while American Housewife had a more average 1.3 and Match Game (0.8) was even.
    • On CBS, SEAL Team (1.1) came off the ledge a bit with a two-tenth uptick. The Amazing Race (1.5) was also up a notch, and Criminal Minds (1.0) was even.
    • NBC was up a tenth across the board, putting The Blacklist at 1.1 for the first time since the season premiere while Law and Order: SVU and Chicago PD each posted 1.4.
    • The CW didn't join in on the fun as Riverdale (0.5) and Dynasty (0.2) both returned from hiatus and matched their typical fall levels.

    SpotVault - Black Lightning (CW) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Taken (NBC) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - American Crime Story (FX) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Crashing (HBO) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    SpotVault - Divorce (HBO) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/16/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Modern Family (R) (0.7) adjusted down.

    • The CW's new Tuesday lineup saw a below-average return for The Flash (0.8) and full retention at 9/8c for newbie Black Lightning (0.8). Excluding the November crossover, it started out well above anything Legends of Tomorrow or any of the non-Flash superhero shows did during the fall.
    • Elsewhere, it was a repeat night for CBS, and the lack of NCIS was seemingly a good thing for pretty much everyone in the 8/7c hour. The biggest riser was Fox's Lethal Weapon (1.2), up two tenths to tie its season high. Week three of LA to Vegas (0.9) and The Mick (0.8) were up by a tenth later in the night.
    • Ellen's Game of Games (2.2) was also on the upswing, but This Is Us (2.5) fell a bit at 9/8c and Chicago Med (1.5) perked up at 10/9c.
    • And on ABC, The Middle (1.4) was the lone mover, picking up a tenth while everything else matched last week.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/15/18

    • On the first football-free Monday of 2018, it was a big growth night for pretty much everything. The Bachelor (1.8) was up a whooping four tenths; while still down in Plus from last season, this was a better trend than it showed in the first couple weeks. The Good Doctor (1.7) was one of the more modest growers week-to-week, up just a tenth.
    • January is always good times for CBS comedies, and this Monday was no exception as Kevin Can Wait (1.2) was up two tenths and the other three comedies (1.2/1.1/1.0) surged by three tenths.
    • Recently renewed The Gifted shook off some shaky recent results and got a nice bounce all the way back to 1.0 for its two-hour season finale, with The Resident poised to take its 9/8c timeslot next Monday.
    • NBC's The Wall (1.2), Better Late than Never (1.0) and The Brave (0.7) were up two tenths apiece, meaning Wall has now gained four tenths since its New Year's Day premiere. 
    • And the CW superhero empire was back in business with the return of Supergirl (0.6) at 8/7c. It was the first time Supergirl scored something other than a 0.5 all season, other than the crossover episode in late November.

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/14/18

    FINALS UPDATE: NCIS: Los Angeles (1.1) and Family Guy (1.8) adjusted up while NFL Overrun (10.6), The Simpsons (3.3), Bob's Burgers (2.1) and The Last Man on Earth (1.2) adjusted down.

    • Fox's NFL playoffs coverage stretched to 8:30 on the East Coast, putting the animated comedies 30 minutes after their originally scheduled times. With another big lead-in, Fox gave Ghosted the night off and Bob's Burgers (2.2) had the second comedy slot instead. Though some minor adjustments are possible thanks to the West Coast airing at different times, it looks like another round of season highs ahead for The Simpsons (3.5), Bob's (2.2), Family Guy (1.7) and a 10/9c edition of The Last Man on Earth (1.3).
    • ABC was once again the best of the rest, though America's Funniest Home Videos (1.2) was down a bit from last week's high as it had to face more of the football. Shark Tank (1.3/1.2) was down a tenth at 9/8c but up a tenth at 10/9c.
    • On CBS, 60 Minutes (0.8) and Wisdom of the Crowd (0.7) were even but NCIS: Los Angeles (1.0) and Madam Secretary (0.7) picked up a tenth. NBC had two hours of Dateline (0.6) and movie Ride-Along (0.6/0.7).

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 1/12/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Hawaii Five-0 (1.1) adjusted up.

    • After a weak post-Voice run last spring, NBC's Taken (0.5) didn't look any better in its return on Friday, dropping two tenths behind its Blindspot lead-in (0.7), while Dateline (0.8) grew back by three tenths at 10/9c.
    • Week two of Child Support (0.8) was down a tenth, meaning it was still ahead of all ABC's drama episodes on the night this season. Its lead-outs Agents of SHIELD (0.6) and 20/20 (0.7) also gave up a tenth.
    • It was a big night for the 8/7c hour elsewhere, as both Hell's Kitchen (1.1) and MacGyver (1.0) were up to new season highs and Kitchen topped the night outright. However, Hawaii Five-0 (1.0) came back down to normal after last week's surge, while Blue Bloods (1.0) was even.

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/11/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (3.1), Young Sheldon (2.6) and The Four (1.1) adjusted up.

    • 2018 became downright rough for Will and Grace (1.1), as the revival dipped by three more tenths after an already soft start to the year last week. That left W&G at the same demo rating as the lead-off comedy Superstore (1.1), which was even alongside The Good Place (1.0) again in the 8/7c hour. It was also a tough night for Chicago Fire (0.9), which dipped by two tenths at 10/9c. Perhaps the shows can in part blame ABC, which had a big surge in the last two hours thanks to a Tonya Harding-themed Truth & Lies (1.4).
    • On CBS, the power hour of The Big Bang Theory (3.1) and Young Sheldon (2.6) held up beautifully in their second episodes of the winter, while Mom (1.6) and Life in Pieces (1.2) inched down in the 9/8c hour and S.W.A.T. (1.1) was even to pull well ahead of Fire at 10/9c.
    • And Fox's The Four (1.1) got some finals help, leaving it just a tenth behind last week's premiere.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/10/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (1.2) adjusted up.

    • The X-Files (1.0) and 9-1-1 (1.5) were both down by three tenths in their second episodes of the season. It's within the range of a typical week two drop for 9-1-1, which means the show still has a lot of promise, but a bit of a steep decline for X-Files. 9-1-1 won the night in adults 18-34 (1.0) for the second straight week.
    • On CBS, most of The Amazing Race's breakout audience came back for week two (1.4), while SEAL Team (0.9) was even and went behind its upticking Criminal Minds lead-out (1.0).
    • ABC was steady in the first hour with The Goldbergs (1.5) and Speechless (1.1), but slightly down from there with Modern Family (1.6), American Housewife (1.2) and Match Game (0.8). It was the same story on NBC: even The Blacklist (1.0) and downticking Law and Order: SVU (1.3) and Chicago PD (1.3).

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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/9/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.6) and The Flash (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

    • NBC megahit This Is Us (2.7) returned to the 9/8c hour, pairing with the new unscripted smash Ellen's Game of Games (2.1) for the first time. Game of Games was down a touch vs. last week's 2.2/2.4 opener, while This Is Us was narrowly below its 2.8 fall finale (and down in raw/up in Plus vs. last year's 3.0 winter opener). Chicago Med (1.4) rounded out the slightly down night.
    • On Fox, there was a pretty sizable week two drop for LA to Vegas (0.8), which found itself at the high end of what The Mick has been doing this season. This is a blow to its chances of emerging as a stronger show than the fall comedies. Its surrounding programs Lethal Weapon (1.0) and The Mick (0.7) were each down a tick.
    • It was also a down night for the ABC comedies, as The Middle (1.3) and Fresh Off the Boat (1.0) gave back their winter bounces and Black-ish (1.0) inched down at 9/8c. The repeat of Modern Family at 9:30 (0.8) was also down a notch, leading into steady Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.7).
    • CBS held up relatively well on the second Tuesday of the new year, with NCIS (1.5) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0) both even surrounding a one-tenth drop from Bull (1.2).

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/8/18

    FINALS UPDATE: The Brave (0.5) and Supergirl (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

    • ESPN's college football national championship game dominated Monday night and was up from last year (at least in overnight household ratings). (It averaged an 8.0 in A18-49 last year.) But two 10/9c dramas returned to the scene anyway. ABC's smash The Good Doctor (1.6) managed to tie its fall finale with a new lead-in from The Bachelor (1.4). Bachelor inched down from last week's already shaky premiere, and was down 33% from the episode against this game last year.
    • On NBC, The Wall (1.0) and Better Late Than Never (0.8) both turned upward from last week's premieres, but The Brave (0.6) took a hard fall in its first episode without a The Voice lead-in.
    • After rough results against football last week, the Fox dramas went into repeats this time (0.6/0.4). CBS was in second place with all repeats once again, led by The Big Bang Theory (1.4).

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/7/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (1.4) and Golden Globe Awards (5.0) adjusted up while Golden Globes Arrivals (1.3), The OT (6.1), The Simpsons (2.8) and Ghosted (1.6) adjusted down.

    •  Note: The 5.0 for the Golden Globe Awards is the time zone-adjusted fast national, so that number (and the -11% y2y) should be very close to the final. The Globes Arrivals number is still not time zone-adjusted, so expect a significant downward adjustment in finals. Also, Fox's comedies started 7 minutes after their listed timeslots, so downward adjustments are more likely than usual.
    • Sunday event season began with the Golden Globe Awards on NBC, while Fox's comedies got an NFL playoff game lead-in.

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 1/5/18

    • ABC's Once Upon a Time hiatus began with the premiere of new game show Child Support (0.9) doing better than any Once episode this season. It lifted Agents of SHIELD (0.7) to tie its season high at 9/8c, and 20/20 (0.8) hit a new season high at 10/9c (probably getting some additional benefit from no Dateline competition).
    • The CBS drama trio of MacGyver (0.9), Hawaii Five-0 (1.2) and Blue Bloods (1.0) saw some winter bounce, with MacGyver tying its season high and Five-0 setting a new one.
    • In a bit of Winter Olympics warmup, NBC aired the US Figure Skating Championships (0.7/0.7/0.8), with dramas Blindspot and Taken due to return next week.
      • Fox's Hell's Kitchen, that rare competition reality show to take a holiday break in the middle of its season, was back with a high-end 0.9 leading into better-than-The Exorcist numbers from a pilot encore of 9-1-1 (0.6).
      • And the CW capped off a quiet week with the return of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.2), which won't be joined by Jane the Virgin till the 26th.

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/4/18

    • The Thursday comedy lineups on CBS and NBC collided for the first time in 2018 (and just the second time all season), and it was a rout for the eye with big upticks all around. The Big Bang Theory (3.1) was close to even in Plus with its January opener last year, while Young Sheldon (2.6) was as usual a huge timeslot gainer and helped vault Mom (1.7) and Life in Pieces (1.3) to very nearly even year-to-year in raw numbers. S.W.A.T. (1.1) was back up to tie its series high rating at 10/9c.
    • The results were not as rosy on NBC. Superstore (1.1) and The Good Place (1.0) held up OK in the 8:00 hour but Will and Grace (1.4) was down to a new low, while Great News (0.6) had its worst performance yet with an original W&G lead-in. Chicago Fire managed to pull itself back up to a typical-ish 1.1 at 10/9c.
    • Fox kept going with its big January rollout as reality competition The Four (1.1/1.2) had a two-hour premiere. How it did depends on your expectations; the next American Idol or The Voice it is clearly not, but it's still possible it could do as well as or better than Gotham and The Orville from this fall.
    • Two weeks out from the return of TGIT, ABC had its first of two January Truth & Lies specials (1.1), this one on the 1993 Waco siege. It was nice filler, but a clear step below last year's Menendez murders special on the year-ago evening (1.7).

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    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/3/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Chicago PD (1.4) adjusted up while The X-Files (1.3) adjusted down.

    • Fox's early January rollout continued with the return of The X-Files (1.4) getting overshadowed by its new drama lead-out 9-1-1 (1.8). Plus-wise, 9-1-1 opened in the same general vicinity as shows like Rosewood, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon and Star, but all those shows had a lot more lead-in or lead-out help, so this is a really good start. As for X-Files, it's looking like a weaker if still solid performance for the revival in its second go-round; this 1.4 was already below the lowest Plus of the winter 2016 run.
    • On CBS, The Amazing Race (1.6) took over as winter Survivor filler in surprisingly massive fashion; it hasn't even hit a 1.6 in raw numbers in the last five seasons! In Plus, this will be one of the very biggest episodes in the history of the show. But it was no help to SEAL Team (0.9), which took a disappointing dip in its first head-to-head outing against 9-1-1. Criminal Minds was even at 0.9 at 10/9c.
    • The ABC comedies saw little to no January bounce, with The Goldbergs (1.5) and Speechless (1.1) actually below their fall finales in the prelims while Modern Family (1.7) and American Housewife (1.3) were even. Match Game (0.9) returned to the 10/9c hour and was a bit of an improvement on Designated Survivor (at least in Live+SD).
    • NBC's The Blacklist (1.0), Law and Order: SVU (1.4) and Chicago PD (1.3) were all on the uptick in their returns from hiatus.

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/2/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Bull (1.3) adjusted up.

    • NBC got a blockbuster start from the Tuesday premiere of Ellen's Game of Games (2.2/2.4), which went bigger than all but the earliest weeks of The Voice's fall season. It helped lift Chicago Med (1.5) to a new season high in the 10/9c hour.
    • On Fox, new 9/8c sitcom LA to Vegas (1.1) was well ahead of anything that The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine had done in the slot this fall. A typical post-premiere drop probably puts it in The Mick territory or maybe even a little better, which would be nice. It got some help from the biggest Lethal Weapon (1.1) since week two of the season, and The Mick held onto an 0.8 in its transition to the 9:30 half-hour.
    • ABC got a winter bounce in the 8:00 hour with The Middle (1.5) and Fresh Off the Boat (1.2) both hitting their best ratings since the season premieres. There was not quite as much momentum later in the night with Black-ish (1.1), a repeat of Modern Family (0.9) and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.7).
    • And CBS got a little uptick from NCIS (1.5) but was pretty close to normal later on with Bull (1.2) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0).

    SpotVault - The Wall (NBC) - Winter 2018 Ratings

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    SpotVault - LA to Vegas (Fox) - Winter 2018 Ratings

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/1/18

    • 2018 began with a big night for the College Football Playoff on ESPN, but most of the broadcasters brought back their regular lineups anyway. That turned out to be a pretty rough decision across the board. ABC was of course on top with the return of The Bachelor (1.5), but it was down roughly 30% from last year's 2.1 opener.
    • NBC and Fox fought for the rest of the original scraps, with NBC airing The Wall (0.8) and two hours of Better Late than Never (0.7) while Fox hit new lows with dramas Lucifer (0.7) and The Gifted (0.7). CBS eked out second place despite staying in repeat mode thanks to The Big Bang Theory (1.1) and a triple-header of Young Sheldon (1.0/0.9/0.9).

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 12/31/17

    FINALS UPDATE: The Wall (R) (0.6) and The OT (3.0) adjusted up while SEAL Team (R) (0.5) adjusted down.

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