Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/30/18


FINALS UPDATE: The Flash (0.7) adjusted up.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/29/18


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

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/28/18


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

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

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


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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/26/18


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

Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/25/18


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

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

SpotVault - Legacies (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/24/18


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

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/23/18


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

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/22/18


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

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

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



Monday, October 22, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/21/18


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

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

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


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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/19/18


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

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/17/18


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

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

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/16/18


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

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

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



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



    SpotVault - The Conners (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



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



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



    SpotVault - Arrow (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/15/18


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

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

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/14/18


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

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

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


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

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



    SpotVault - Supergirl (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Charmed (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/12/18


    FINALS UPDATE: Speechless (0.4) adjusted down.

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

    SpotVault - Dynasty (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



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



    SpotVault - Blindspot (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    Friday, October 12, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/11/18


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

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

    SpotVault - Supernatural (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



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



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



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



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


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

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/10/18


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

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

    CW Daily Renewology for 2018-19



    SpotVault - Riverdale (CW) - 2018-19 Ratings



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



    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/9/18


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

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



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



    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/8/18


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

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

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/7/18


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

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

    Renewology: Week Two Developments


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

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



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



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



    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/5/18


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

    SpotVault - Speechless (ABC) - 2018-19 Ratings



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



    SpotVault - Child Support (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/4/18


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

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

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



    SpotVault - Superstore (NBC) - 2018-19 Ratings



    SpotVault - Station 19 (ABC) - Fall 2018 Ratings



    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/3/18


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

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



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



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



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



    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/2/18


    FINALS UPDATE: New Amsterdam (1.5) adjusted down.

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

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/1/18


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

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

    Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/30/18


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

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

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Renewology: The Premiere Week Rundown


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

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