Friday, March 30, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 3/29/18


FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (1.8), The Big Bang Theory (2.5) and Chicago Fire (1.0) adjusted up while S.W.A.T. (0.8) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • With no direct Chicago Fire competition, it was a nice second week for the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19 (1.2), actually on the uptick week-to-week from its two-hour average last week (and matching what it did in just the 9:00 hour). That came despite a drop from its lead-in Grey's Anatomy (1.7). But the network had much worse news in the 10/9c hour as Scandal (0.8) had a rough start to its final four episodes. It shouldn't be a surprise that the 10/9c hour is much tougher than the situation Scandal previously had, but even the previous occupant How to Get Away with Murder only got down to 0.8 once this season.
  • CBS was back from its March Madness hiatus and on the low end with The Big Bang Theory (2.4), Young Sheldon (2.0), Mom (1.4), Life in Pieces (1.0) and S.W.A.T. (0.9). But that was nothing compared to the massacre on NBC, as stalwarts Superstore (0.8), Will and Grace (0.9) and Chicago Fire (0.9) all went fractional while A.P. Bio (0.6) and Champions (0.5) fell to new lows of their own.
  • Fox (0.7/0.6) matched last week while the CW's Supernatural (0.7) is eyeing a big uptick for a Scooby Doo-themed episode.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 3/28/18


FINALS UPDATE: SEAL Team (0.9) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's extensive rollout kept on churning with new sitcom Alex, Inc. (1.1) premiering at 8:30 between The Goldbergs (1.4) and Modern Family (1.4). It basically looked like a typical episode of Speechless on premiere night. So it kinda depends on how you feel about how Speechless was doing, but there's certainly not a ton of room to maneuver for Alex. The network also offered an encore of Splitting Up Together (0.8) instead of American Housewife at 9:30, while Designated Survivor hung onto what looks like a shaky 0.7.
  • Fox was back to its fall Wednesday lineup of Empire (2.0) and Star (1.5). The former was down by close to 30% from its 2.8 spring 2017 premiere. (It looks better in the table because the year-ago evening was Empire's second episode of the spring.) However, both shows did pick up some from their fall finales (1.9/1.3).
  • NBC's dramas sat out in favor of a two-hour The Voice recap (1.3) and a low-rated Andrew Lloyd Webber special (0.6). That was really welcome news for Criminal Minds (1.1), which boomed to its best rating since early in the fall, but facing Voice didn't move the needle for Survivor (1.7) or SEAL Team (1.0).
  • And the CW had a brutal night as Riverdale fell to 0.3 and Life Sentence didn't even have to wait for an adjustment to post its first 0.1.

SpotVault - The Americans (FX) - Spring 2018 Ratings



SpotVault - Alex, Inc. (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 3/27/18


FINALS UPDATE: Roseanne (5.2), The Voice (1.7) and The Mick (0.7) adjusted up while Splitting Up Together (2.1) and Bull (1.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The power of nostalgia in the TV world has become clearer in recent years, but the revival of Roseanne (5.1) took it to another level entirely on Tuesday night. Over 20 years after its last episode, the series returned with (excepting the post-Super Bowl This Is Us) the highest adults 18-34 rating (3.1), 18-49 rating (5.1) and 25-54 rating (6.8) for an original non-sports series this season. (Only Sunday's 60 Minutes beat it out in total viewership.) There wasn't even anything this high in adults 18-49 or adults 25-54 on broadcast last season (again excluding the post-Super Bowl episode).
  • There were still two hours left in ABC's night after the Roseanne explosion. Veteran Black-ish (2.6) got to be the direct lead-out and had its highest raw number since early in season one. New comedy Splitting Up Together (2.2) then launched really well at 9:30. There was then a major drop at 10/9c with week three of For the People (0.9), although it still eked out a new series high.
  • The big loser among the counterprogrammers was NBC, as The Voice (1.6) continued a rough week by dropping at least a half point week-to-week, and Rise (0.8) tanked by three tenths at 9/8c. When some order was restored by the end of the night, Chicago Med (1.0) did perk up enough to win the 10/9c hour.
  • On CBS, NCIS (1.3) was down a couple notches at 8/7c, but Bull (1.2) and NCIS: New Orleans (0.9) looked relatively normal. Fox's comedies LA to Vegas (0.6) and The Mick (0.6) both lost a tenth, while Black Lightning posted another 0.5 with a repeat The Flash lead-in.

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



SpotVault - Roseanne (ABC) - Spring 2018 Ratings



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 3/26/18


FINALS UPDATE: American Idol (1.7) and The Good Doctor (1.7) adjusted up while Good Girls (0.9) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The Good Doctor finished off a huge season one by upticking to 1.7, matching its lead-in from American Idol (1.7) which was also up from last week. Their gains were NBC's losses, as The Voice (2.0) took a sizable hit and Good Girls (0.9) also dropped a tenth at 10/9c.
  • The other three networks were all virtually even with last week, the one exception being CBS' lead-off comedy Kevin Can Wait (0.9) which went fractional for the first time.

SpotVault - Trust (FX) - Spring 2018 Ratings



SpotVault - The Terror (AMC) - Spring 2018 Ratings



SpotVault - Silicon Valley (HBO) - Spring 2018 Ratings



SpotVault - Billions (Showtime) - Spring 2018 Ratings



SpotVault - Barry (HBO) - Spring 2018 Ratings



Monday, March 26, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 3/25/18


FINALS UPDATE: Bob's Burgers (0.9) adjusted up while Deception (0.7), Instinct (1.3) and The Simpsons (0.9) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was a Stormy night on CBS, as the network's late afternoon NCAA basketball game went into overtime (averaging a 5.9 in the preliminary 7:00 hour) and led right into a heavily-anticipated interview on 60 Minutes (4.0, including a 4.7 for Stormy Daniels in the 7:30 half-hour). Assuming it looks similar in finals (it actually started at 7:35 ET) it will go down as 60 Minutes' highest adults 18-49 rating since it pulled a 4.8 after an NFL playoff game in January 2016. That lead-in provided a significant boost for week two of Instinct (1.6/1.3) and even helped bring NCIS: Los Angeles (1.1/1.0) and Madam Secretary (0.7) up somewhat.
  • It was a rough second week for NBC's unscripted duo of Little Big Shots (0.9, down two tenths from the 8:00 episode last week) and Genius Junior (0.7, down three tenths from last week's premiere). Timeless (0.6) shed a tenth for the second straight week.
  • The other two networks held up better; week three of American Idol (1.6/1.7) inched down on ABC, while the surrounding programs America's Funniest Home Videos (0.9) and Deception (0.8) matched last week. And Fox got a rally from The Simpsons (1.0), while Brooklyn Nine-Nine stayed at the 0.9 in its second week back on Sunday. Family Guy (0.9) was the only show to downtick on Fox, while Bob's Burgers (0.8) and The Last Man on Earth (0.7) were even.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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


WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.)

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.)

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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


WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • 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.

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