Monday, June 18, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 6/17/18

  • It was back to earth for ABC's Sunday Fun & Games as Celebrity Family Feud (1.1) plummeted by a massive seven tenths vs. last week's Kardashian-fueled premiere. The show was up 20% year-to-year last week but actually down about the same amount vs. last year's week 2.
  • Later in the night, The $100,000 Pyramid (0.9) also took a sizable fall (though it matched week two of last year which aired at 10/9c), while To Tell the Truth (0.8) suddenly looked a lot more respectable as it matched last week's premiere.
  • On NBC, Shades of Blue (0.6) returned for its third and final season at 10/9c, coming in below the low point of last season (which also aired on Sunday at 10/9c but during the spring). It led out of an America's Got Talent encore (0.5/0.8).

The Breakdown: CBS Tuesday in 2017-18 (NCIS, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans)

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 6/15/18

FINALS UPDATE: 20/20 (0.5), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) and Life Sentence (0.1, -0.2) adjusted down.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 6/14/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (R) (1.0) adjusted up.

  • NBC's Little Big Shots (0.8) and Marlon (0.7/0.6) returned for a five-week run together on Thursday. LBS returned at the same 0.8 with which it limped through most of April, and Marlon was far behind its reasonably successful first season in the late summer of last year (when it had mostly low-1's leading out of low-2's from America's Got Talent).
  • The only other broadcast original was The Four (0.7) which matched last week's premiere in rounded numbers. But the preliminary hours (0.6/0.7) were both down a tenth, so it's definitely a weaker 0.7.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 6/13/18

FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (R) (0.5) adjusted down.

  • Fox added another entry to the Gordon Ramsay portfolio with a nice premiere for 24 Hours to Hell and Back (1.1), up a tenth from its lead-in from MasterChef (1.0). That's also up a tenth from where last year's Ramsay newbie The F Word started (1.0 leading out of a 1.1 MasterChef).
  • On NBC, it was the last Wednesday airing for American Ninja Warrior (1.0/1.1), which could only manage a tie head-to-head with Fox and was actually down from last week when it was facing the NBA Finals. Reverie held onto a 0.5 at 10/9c.
  • CBS' Code Black (0.7) and CW's The Originals (0.3) both got back the tenth they lost against the NBA last week, while the ABC comedy repeats returned (0.7/0.7/0.7/0.6) and looked a little better than two weeks ago.

The Breakdown: ABC Tuesday in 2017-18 (Roseanne, The Middle, Black-ish and more!)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 6/12/18

FINALS UPDATE: America's Got Talent (2.3) and Beat Shazam (0.8) adjusted up while World of Dance (1.4), The Flash (R) (0.2) and The 100 (R) (0.1, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • NBC's America's Got Talent (2.0/2.3) and World of Dance (1.5) were even to narrowly down in their third weeks, remaining down some in Plus from the year-ago performance.
  • ABC joined the original game on Tuesday with the premiere of Viola Davis-produced documentary series The Last Defense (0.5) at 10/9c. The Fox game shows (0.7/0.5) and 48 Hours: NCIS (0.5) matched last week.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 6/11/18

FINALS UPDATE: Mom (R) (0.8) and Man with a Plan (R) (0.7) adjusted up while The $100,000 Pyramid (R) (0.6) and NCIS: New Orleans (R) (0.4) adjusted down.

  • Back on the schedule after a quick end to the NBA Finals, ABC's The Bachelorette (1.4/1.3) stumbled back toward its premiere rating in week three, while Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (0.7) matched last week's premiere. The networks had minor interruptions from the news departments due to the North Korea nuclear summit.
  •  NBC (probably anticipating an NBA Finals game) was in repeat mode with Running Wild (0.6) and American Ninja Warrior (0.7), and both shows will be back original next week. In the scripted world, Elementary (0.6) was even but Supergirl (0.4) ticked down.

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 6/10/18

FINALS UPDATE: Celebrity Family Feud (1.8) adjusted up while To Tell the Truth (0.8) adjusted down.

  • ABC's Sunday Fun & Games was back with all returnees this year, and a big boost for a Kardashian/West episode of Celebrity Family Feud (1.7) which was two tenths above its year-ago premiere. The $100,000 Pyramid returned to the 9/8c hour and tied last year's 10/9c opener (a tenth below the Steve Harvey's Funderdome premiere a year ago). To Tell the Truth posted a 0.9 at 10/9c, 25% below the year-ago Pyramid.
  • On CBS, The Tony Awards (1.0/1.1/1.0) are going to be up from last year's 0.9, while Fox featured the return of long-forgotten comedy Ghosted with 0.4's at 8:30 and 9:30. That's down 75% from its last original, which got a 1.6 on an NFL playoff night in January.

SpotVault - Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings

SpotVault - To Tell the Truth (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings

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SpotVault - NBA Finals (ABC) - Summer 2018 Ratings

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 6/8/18

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (5.4, +1.0) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.9, -1.5), NBA Countdown (1.5, -0.9), American Ninja Warrior (R) (0.5) and My Last Days (0.1) adjusted down.

  • The NBA Finals came to a very early end with Game 4 on Friday. The preliminary hours (4.1/4.7) are actually down close to 20% vs. last year's 5.0/5.9 for Game 4, and will clearly come nowhere close to the deciding Game 5 from last year (9.0 on a Monday).
  • Elsewhere, the finale of Fox's Phenoms is eyeing what would be the first 0.1 for a big four network on a night other than Saturday. (Five telecasts in 2016 and 2017, including an original episode of Doubt, have hit the mark on a Saturday.) EDIT: I missed a Brooklyn Nine-Nine repeat which hit a 0.1 against the Super Bowl on February 4. So this would be the seventh total, and second original to do it.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 6/7/18

FINALS UPDATE: Stanley Cup Finals (2.2, +0.3) adjusted up while Young Sheldon (R) (0.9) adjusted down.

  • Fox's The Four returned for a summer run, but the late winter heat did not carry over for this show; after starting with a 1.2 in January and ending with a 1.3 in February, it opened its season in June with just a 0.7. That put it in fourth place, behind repeats of ABC game shows and CBS comedies head-to-head.
  • NBC dominated with the fifth and final game of the Stanley Cup Finals (2.2). It was wayyy up from Game 5 last year (which was not the final game of the series) and actually came very close to the sixth and final game last year (which averaged 2.3 on a Sunday).

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 6/6/18

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (6.4, +1.2) and American Ninja Warrior (1.2) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (1.1, -1.5) and NBA Countdown (1.7, -0.9) adjusted down.

  • ABC dominated with Game 3 of the NBA Finals (4.8/5.6), with the preliminary hours this time down a little over 10% year-to-year but up a teeny bit vs. Game 1 on Thursday. The nightmare scenario for ABC execs (a four-game sweep) is still alive, and the series could be over as early as Friday.
  • Unlike on the first two NBA nights, there were some actual important pieces of entertainment programming, and they were all down at least a little bit. NBC's American Ninja Warrior (1.1/1.2) held up decently while 10/9c drama newbie Reverie (0.5) lost a tenth in week two.
  •  Fox's MasterChef (0.9/0.9) was also down (especially in the 9:00 hour when facing the actual game), CBS' Code Black (0.6) inched down, and the CW's The Originals fell to its first 0.2 of the season.

    The Breakdown: Fox Monday in 2017-18 (Lucifer, The Gifted, The Resident)

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

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 6/5/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Splitting Up Together (R) (0.4) and World of Dance (1.5) adjusted down.

    • America's Got Talent (2.0/2.3) took a pretty big hit in week two, down at least three tenths from last week's premiere and now down in Plus vs. last year's enormous levels. At 10/9c, World of Dance (1.6) at least preliminarily appears to have held up better (though it's coming from a very high 1.7 last week).
    • They were still miles and miles ahead of the competition, as Fox's game shows Beat Shazam (0.7) and Love Connection (0.5) each shed a tenth to hit the low end of their season one ratings. The 100 (0.3) returned even with two weeks ago on the CW, and CBS' 48 Hours: NCIS (0.5) was also steady.

    The War of 18-49, The Flash

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 6/4/18

    FINALS UPDATE: Man with a Plan (R) (0.7) and Stanley Cup Finals (1.6) adjusted up.

    • The Bachelorette (1.6/1.5) got its post-Memorial Day rebound, putting it down by a tenth or two from the post-Memorial day episode a year ago. 10/9c dramas The Crossing (0.6) and Elementary (0.6) were also on the upswing.
    • After stopping off on NBCSN on Wednesday (1.32) and Saturday (1.11), the Stanley Cup Finals returned to the broadcast network with a preliminary 1.5 on Monday. The cable games were both up about a tenth year-to-year, but it looks like this blowout will be down a good bit from the 2.0 for Game 4 last year.
    • It was a quiet return for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (0.7), down by two tenths vs. last year's premiere, while 9-1-1 (0.5) began repeating in its fall timeslot.
    • And the CW was on the high side with Supergirl (0.5) and the double-episode return of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3/0.4). Whose Line? only got to 0.4 a couple times all of last summer, so this would be good if it holds in finals.

    SpotVault - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (CW) - Summer 2018 Ratings

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    SpotVault - Pose (FX) - Summer 2018 Ratings

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 6/3/18

    FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (6.5, +1.3), Bob's Burgers (R) (0.4) and Family Guy (R) (0.5) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.7, -1.5), NBA Countdown (1.3, -1.2) and The Simpsons (R) (0.3) adjusted down.

    • It was another mostly unchecked night for the NBA Finals (4.8/5.8/5.1) on ABC. These prelims are tracking close to 10% behind the 5.2/6.3/5.6 preliminary hourlies for Game 2 of last season (which later adjusted up to 7.1).
    • CBS' Instinct (0.5) was the only entertainment original on broadcast and bounced back a touch from its Memorial Weekend lows, but NBC was the best of the counter-programming with movie Jurassic World (0.7/1.0/1.1) as a sequel hits theaters in about three weeks. Fox began encores of the Nat Geo series One Strange Rock (0.2) at 7/6c.

    The Breakdown: NBC Monday in 2017-18 (The Voice, The Brave, Good Girls and more!)

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

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 5/31/18

    FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (6.3, +1.2) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.9, -1.6) and NBA Countdown (1.6, -1.4) adjusted down.

    • Numbers to come. The NBA Finals opened with Game 1 on ABC, and all other four networks were in complete repeat mode against it.

    The Breakdown: CBS Monday in 2017-18 (Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan, Scorpion and more!)

    It's time for a journey through the CBS Monday schedule in 2017-18...

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