Monday, July 9, 2018

The Breakdown: NBC Wednesday in 2017-18 (The Blacklist, Law and Order: SVU, Chicago PD)




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


fall

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2016-17BlindspotLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD110
96122111
2017-18The BlacklistLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD103 (-6%)
86 (-10%)117 (-4%)105 (-5%)
VsAvg+15%+17%+5%+12%
Rank5/174/176/175/17

SVU and Chicago PD had been trending even to slightly down in Plus after the new year in 2017, and that continued into the fall as they were both down a touch. And The Blacklist was unable to live up to Blindspot's strong fall run.

winter

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2016-17BlindspotLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD102
76117114
2017-18The BlacklistLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD109 (+6%)
94 (+23%)116 (-1%)116 (+1%)
VsAvg+36%+33%+10%+24%
Rank1/174/175/173/17

But all three shows seemed to turn a corner in the winter. The Blacklist had a particularly strong period of comparisons, as it got a nice winter bounce at the same time Blindspot appeared to be falling apart last year.

spring

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2016-17BlindspotLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD90
7295101
2017-18The BlacklistLaw and Order: SVUChicago PD98 (+9%)
75 (+4%)110 (+16%)109 (+7%)
VsAvg+22%+41%+7%+22%
Rank3/172/174/174/17

The Blacklist couldn't stay quite as hot in the spring, taking a rather sizable DST dip at the same time that Blindspot was holding up great last year. But SVU and PD had a particularly excellent spring, barely budging from their winter ratings.

Rating the Ratings

NameLoAvgHiy2yPlusLabelPlusy2yResults
The Blacklist*0.80.931.1-6%85marginal+5%detail
Law and Order: SVU*1.01.251.5-6%114solid+5%detail
Chicago PD*0.91.201.4-13%110solid-2%detail

The Blacklist: Up some in raw Plus but, in a move from 10/9c to 8/7c, down a bit in True Plus. Still, I think it's fairly safe to say this was a healthy season by this show's standards. It just barely eked out a higher Plus than Blindspot had in its one season on this night. Grade: B.

Law and Order: SVU: It was a new Wednesday Plus high for SVU, just in time for its nine-year run on the night to come to an end. It needs just one more renewal to get the record-setting 21st season that the mothership couldn't manage. Grade: B+.

Chicago PD: There are not a lot of shows getting 110 Plus in the 10/9c hour, but for Chicago PD it just seems routine at this point. Grade: B.

The names in this last table link to the shows' War of 18-49 pages. Links with an asterisk(*) have been updated with the new info. Updates to younger shows will come later in the summer.

Here's the now updated Schedules Plus for NBC Wednesday.

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