Friday, November 30, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/29/18

FINALS UPDATE: S.W.A.T. (0.8) and Thursday Night Football (6.4, +1.9) adjusted up.

  • The CBS and NBC comedies in the 8:00 hour both had the week off; CBS' Sheldon shows were in repeats (1.2/1.1), while NBC went much lower with a LEGO Jurassic World special (0.5/0.4).
    • Both networks had their regular originals in the last two hours, which was bad news for NBC as Will and Grace (0.6), I Feel Bad (0.4) and Law and Order: SVU (0.7) all fell to new lows. CBS held up a bit better, relatively speaking, with Mom (1.1), Murphy Brown (0.8) and S.W.A.T. (0.7), though it was still a new low for Mom.
  • Elsewhere, Fox (3.8/4.8/5.0) is headed for its biggest Thursday Night Football of the season by a massive margin; expect over a 6.0 in finals, which could beat the last Sunday Night Football. ABC was in full holiday special mode with Frozen (0.9) and Toy Story (0.8) specials from past seasons, plus a new two-hour Disney-themed special (0.9/0.6). And the CW's Supernatural (0.4) and Legacies (0.3) were even.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/28/18

FINALS UPDATE: Empire (1.6) adjusted up while Riverdale (0.4) adjusted down.

  • ABC Wednesday was back for the first time in three weeks, and up against NBC's special Christmas programming which has historically led to some bad nights. This year, all four comedies (1.2/1.0/1.3/0.9) were down a tenth from three weeks ago, up against the two-hour Christmas in Rockefeller Center special (1.3) which was down noticeably from last year's 1.7. However, A Million Little Things went up to 0.8 at 10/9c, and managed a head-to-head tie against NBC's John Legend/Chrissy Teigen special (0.8).
  • Elsewhere, Survivor (1.6/1.5) went to two hours and had its highest ratings in three weeks, but there wasn't much interest in a Magnum P.I. repeat at 10/9c (0.5). 8/7c dramas Empire (1.5) and Riverdale (0.5) were both on the uptick after a week off, while their respective lead-outs Star (1.1) and All American (0.3) were even.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/27/18

FINALS UPDATE: This Is Us (2.1) and The Gifted (0.7) adjusted up.

  • The post-Thanksgiving upswing for broadcast continued into Tuesday, at least to some extent. NBC got another night of growth for The Voice (1.5) and a return to the twos for the This Is Us fall finale (2.0), while New Amsterdam (1.1) was even.
  • ABC's The Conners (1.4) and The Kids Are Alright (0.9) matched last week's lows, but Black-ish (0.9), Splitting Up Together (0.7) and The Rookie (0.8) were all up a notch. Fox's Lethal Weapon (0.7) also pulled off an uptick.
  • Repeats continued on CBS, starting with holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1.7) at 8/7c which was down two tenths from last year. The CW (0.6/0.3) matched last week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/26/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Great Christmas Light Fight (0.9, -0.2) and The Good Doctor (1.0, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • ABC brought in traditional end-of-year filler The Great Christmas Light Fight (1.1), joined by an original of The Good Doctor (1.2). As usual, ABC ratings will likely adjust down due to Monday Night Football preemptions. Last year's season of Light Fight went 1.0 -> 0.9 -> 0.9.
  • NBC was on the upswing with The Voice (1.6) and saw a third straight 1.1 for the fall finale of Manifest. Fox was even with The Resident (0.9) but got a nice uptick from 9-1-1 (1.4). The CW's Arrow (0.4) inched up. CBS was all repeats, leading off with The Big Bang Theory (1.0).

Monday, November 26, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/25/18

FINALS UPDATE: NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9) and Sunday Night Football (6.1, +0.7) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (2.0), Football Night in America p2 (2.1, -0.3), Football Night in America p3 (3.2, -1.4) and The Simpsons (0.8) adjusted down.

  • With a national NFL lead-in, CBS' 60 Minutes (2.1), God Friended Me (1.0), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9/0.8) and Madam Secretary (0.6) looked pretty similar to the last time CBS had the NFL help two weeks ago. These shows started just 3 minutes after their listed times on the East Coast.
  • The mothership's season may have ended, but spin-off Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.6) kept on going after Thanksgiving, and was unable to take advantage of an above-average lead-in from America's Funniest Home Videos (0.9). Shark Tank (0.7) was back from a week off and down a tenth.
  • On Fox, only The Simpsons (0.9) and Bob's Burgers (0.9) were original, while the CW saw Charmed take another drop to its first 0.2.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/23/18

FINALS UPDATE: CFB on Fox (0.9, +0.2) adjusted up while Dreamworks Trolls Holiday (0.6), The Wall (R) (0.4) and College Basketball Overrun (0.6, -0.2) adjusted down.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/22/18

FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (6.6, +0.9) adjusted up while MasterChef Junior Special (1.7, -0.2) adjusted down.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/20/18

FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments. 

  • It was the last reasonably full night of entertainment programming before Thanksgiving weekend, and some TV viewers got an early start on the break. ABC's comedies The Conners (1.4), The Kids Are Alright (0.9), Black-ish (0.8) and Splitting Up Together (0.6) were all down again (two tenths in Black-ish's case), while The Rookie managed to hold at 0.7.
  • NBC was down two tenths with both The Voice (1.4) and This Is Us (1.8), but like on ABC, the freshman 10/9c drama held up better: New Amsterdam (1.1) preliminarily matched last week.
  • CBS was down two tenths with NCIS (1.2) and one with FBI (1.0) and NCIS: New Orleans (0.8). The CW's The Flash (0.6) and Black Lightning (0.3) were even, while Fox went with repeats (0.3/0.4).

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/19/18

FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (1.1, -0.2) and The Good Doctor (1.1) adjusted down.

  • Opposite the biggest game of the season on Monday Night Football, The Voice (1.4) took a major decline on NBC. This is the time of year when that often happens (it lost three tenths week-to-week on the same night a year ago), but this was more than usual. It would be kinda crazy if Manifest (1.1) could pull off its first even week-to-week against that backdrop, but stay tuned for finals. (It had a very high 1.1 last week and dropped in most other demos, so it seems very unlikely to be steady in the un-rounded numbers.)
  • Nobody else was affected too much, though Fox's The Resident (0.9) may finally end its streak of 1.0's. CBS was even-ish with The Neighborhood (1.1), Happy Together (0.9) and Magnum P.I. (0.8) while Bull was in repeats (0.6). The CW's Arrow inched back down to 0.3.
  • ABC's Dancing with the Stars (1.3) and The Good Doctor (1.2) will likely adjust down due to MNF preemptions.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/18/18

FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (5.8, +0.5) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (1.4, -0.5) and Football Night in America p3 (2.6, -1.6) adjusted down.

  • Numbers to come.

Renewology Week 8: Fresh Off the Boat, The Kids Are Alright, Splitting Up Together, Speechless

Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week eight. Just a quick look at some ABC comedies this week!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/16/18

FINALS UPDATE: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.2) adjusted up.

  • It was a relatively big night for the ABC comedies, as Fresh Off the Boat (0.7) and Speechless (0.6) are each eyeing new season highs. That didn't help Child Support (0.4) a bit at 9/8c, though 20/20 (0.5) did inch up at 10/9c.
  • Fox's Last Man Standing (1.1) and The Cool Kids (0.9) gave back last week's gains (plus dropped another tenth in LMS' case), but CBS was on the uptick with Hawaii Five-0 (0.8) and Blue Bloods (0.9).

Friday, November 16, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/15/18

FINALS UPDATE: Thursday Night Football (5.0, +1.6) adjusted up.

  • Fall finale night brought upticks to all three prongs of TGIT: Grey's Anatomy (1.7), Station 19 (1.2) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.8). It was a particularly above-average night for S19, the show's highest rating this season other than the Grey's crossover in early October.
  • CBS was even with the Sheldon comedies (2.3/1.8) but up in the last two hours with Mom (1.3), Murphy Brown (0.9) and S.W.A.T. (0.8). NBC dropped where CBS gained, as the net was steady with Superstore (0.9) and The Good Place (0.8) but saw Will and Grace (0.7) and Law and Order: SVU (0.8) fall to new lows.
  • And the CW got another 0.3 out of Legacies, as its Supernatural lead-in ticked up to 0.4. Thursday Night Football (3.0/3.7/3.4) had another pretty big night, likely matching or slightly exceeding last week.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/14/18

  • The CMA Awards took a steep decline on ABC, down by 35% from last year's 3.2. It was a new low for the ceremony by a mile, nearly a point below the 2.9 from two years ago.
  • But the ceremony was still big enough to maybe contribute to some drops on the other broadcasters; CBS (1.4/0.8/0.7) gave back its gains from last week, while NBC's Chicago PD (1.0) and Fox's Empire (1.4) preliminarily inched down. On the CW, All American hung in there at 0.3 yet again, a tenth below its Riverdale lead-in.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/13/18

  • Back after a week of election preemptions, ABC's Tuesday lineup looked less like the Halloween-boosted one of two weeks ago, and more like what they did three weeks ago... if not even worse. The Conners (1.5) and The Kids Are Alright (1.0) both hit new lows, while Black-ish (1.0) lost just one tenth and Splitting Up Together (0.7) fell two tenths to tie its week two rating. The Rookie dropped to 0.7 for the first time at 10/9c.
  • On NBC, New Amsterdam (1.1) took a hit at 10/9c, while The Voice (1.6) and This Is Us (2.0) were even to narrowly down.
  • CBS had the best return from preemption, with NCIS (1.4) and FBI (1.1) both rising from two weeks ago. 
  • And Fox's The Gifted and Lethal Weapon were back down to 0.6, after growing with no entertainment competition a week ago. The CW's The Flash (0.6) is eyeing a new season low, though it's already adjusted up from 0.6 to 0.7 twice this season.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/12/18

FINALS UPDATE: Arrow (0.4) and Legends of Tomorrow (0.3) adjusted down.

  • Week seven brought a sixth consecutive drop for Manifest (1.1), putting it an even halfway down from its 2.2 premiere in September. Its lead-in The Voice (1.7/1.6) was also down. Manifest still eked out a win in the 10/9c hour, as ABC was even-ish with The Good Doctor (1.0) and its lead-in Dancing with the Stars (1.0/0.9).
  • CBS saw a rebound for The Neighborhood (1.1) but stayed at 0.8 for everything else. Fox (0.6/0.6) went into repeats and the CW dramas (0.5/0.4) are pending a New York City preemption for Monday Night Football.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/11/18

FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (6.5, +0.6) and Family Guy (1.1) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (2.0, -0.4), God Friended Me (1.0), Football Night in America p2 (1.7, -0.6), Football Night in America p3 (3.2, -1.6) and The Simpsons (0.9) adjusted down.

  • With The Alec Baldwin Show finally gone on ABC, the net gave the last two hours of the night to Robin Roberts specials on Michelle Obama (0.7) and country music (0.4), making for a block that didn't look too different from Shark Tank and Alec. They had a rough lead-in from Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.6), which fell to a new low at 8/7c.
  • The NFL was back on CBS to boost 60 Minutes (2.4), God Friended Me (1.1) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8), though all could adjust down a bit since they started 10 minutes after the listed times. Without the NFL, Fox's animation (1.0/1.0/1.0) managed to stay out of fractional territory, but Rel fell back to a 0.5. And Sunday Night Football (5.7/6.1/5.7) was down from last week's highs but still a little better than usual. Supergirl inched down to 0.3 on the CW.

Renewology Week 7: The CW's Rising Rookies and Slumping Superheroes

Here's a look at the big Renewology developments in week seven. There was very little week-to-week movement in R% on the big four this week, and a lot of it on the CW, so this week I'm just gonna run through a few CW shows.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/9/18

  • Fox Friday became even more dominant, as Last Man Standing (1.3), The Cool Kids (1.0) and Hell's Kitchen (0.8) were all up from last week. Meanwhile, CBS was down with MacGyver (0.7) and especially Hawaii Five-0 (0.7), which tied its season low, while Blue Bloods (0.8) was steady.
  • ABC's comedies (0.6/0.5) were even but Child Support fell back to 0.4. NBC is eyeing an 8/7c uptick for Blindspot (0.5), as is the CW with Dynasty (0.2).

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/7/18

  • It was a night full of rebounds from Halloween, as the ABC comedies (1.3/1.1/1.4/1.0) made it most to all of the way back to their ratings from two weeks ago. However, A Million Little Things fell to its first 0.7 at 10/9c. NBC's Chicago trio (1.2/1.3/1.1) and Fox's Empire (1.5) and Star (1.1) were, like the ABC comedies, somewhere between Halloween and two weeks ago.
  • It was an above average night for CBS, as SEAL Team (0.9) is actually eyeing a new season high, while Survivor (1.6) and Criminal Minds (0.8) had their best numbers in a month.
  • And the CW's All American is trying to hang onto a second straight 0.3, despite Riverdale (0.4) dropping in the prelims this week.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/6/18

FINALS UPDATE: ABC News 2018 Midterm Election (1.2), CBS News: Election Night (0.8), The Vote: America's Future (1.3) and The Flash (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

  • NBC (1.4), ABC (1.3) and CBS (0.9) all devoted a full three hours to coverage of the midterm elections.
  • The CW (0.3/0.2) went into repeats, leaving Fox's The Gifted (0.7) and Lethal Weapon (0.7) as the only original entertainment programs on broadcast. Both were (unless preempted for local elections coverage) up a little.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/5/18

FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (1.8) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.9, -0.2), The Good Doctor (1.0, -0.3) and Manifest (1.2) adjusted down.

  • Back from a week off, NBC's Manifest (1.3) lost just a tenth from last week in the prelims, which seems like an OK hold since The Voice (1.7/1.8) had a 1.9 on that night.
  • ABC's The Good Doctor (1.3) pulled into a tie at 10/9c, building out of Dancing with the Stars (1.1), but expect downward adjustments for both due to Monday Night Football preemptions.
  • Fox's 9-1-1 (1.2) took a hit at 9/8c, but its lead-in The Resident (1.0) kept hanging in there. The CBS comedies (1.0/0.8) and Bull (0.8) were down a notch, as was Arrow (0.3) on the CW.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/4/18

FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (7.4, +0.7) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (1.1), Madam Secretary (0.5), Football Night in America p2 (1.4, -0.9), Football Night in America p3 (3.4, -2.0), NFL Overrun (5.5, -0.3) and The OT (3.8, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • ABC handed 8:00-10:00 over to a two-hour Mickey Mouse anniversary special (1.0) and considerably improved its ratings in that period. But it was no help at all to The Alec Baldwin Show, which made it four weeks in a row at 0.3.
  • It was a huge week for the NFL, as Sunday Night Football (6.7ish) should adjust up close to season-high levels, while a big late afternoon lead-in on Fox boosted The Simpsons (1.9), Bob's Burgers (1.3) and Family Guy (1.1) to at or near season highs of their own.
  • CBS saw God Friended Me (0.8) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.7) swap ratings; the former seemingly got more help from local market NFL this week, as the 7:00 hour averaged a preliminary 1.2. The CW was even with Supergirl (0.4) and Charmed (0.3).

Renewology Week 6: ABC Tuesday, Legacies Rallies, God Friended Me Sinks, Star vs. Resident

Here's a quick look at the big Renewology developments in week six!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/1/18

FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (1.6), Mom (1.2), Superstore (0.9), The Good Place (0.8) and Thursday Night Football (3.2, +1.1) adjusted up while I Feel Bad (0.5) adjusted down.

  • Numbers to come.

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