Monday, May 20, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/19/19

  • The three-hour season finale of American Idol (1.3) was down from last year's 1.6 Monday finale, but even with the final Sunday of last season (which had to face the Billboard Music Awards).
  • CBS saw little benefit from the PGA Championship moving to May, as it ended well before the start of primetime. 60 Minutes (0.8) was up a tenth, The Red Line remained mired at 0.3 and NCIS: Los Angeles fell back to 0.5 for its season finale.
  • A Sunday episode of Dateline (0.7) helped boost Good Girls back to 0.5, while the CW's drama finales (0.3/0.2) were even and Fox had a movie (0.4).

Renewology: How the Renew/Cancel Model Fared in 2018-19

It's time for another Renewology post-mortem! Overall, I think this was another year that vindicated the existence of a mathematical, "ratings-only" model like this, though the results were definitely a little different from last year. Here's a link to the 2017-18 recap, which I will refer back to on a couple occasions.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 5/17/19

FINALS UPDATE: No Exit! (0.3), Dateline (0.5), Dynasty (0.1) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 5/16/19

FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (3.2) and Paradise Hotel (0.4) adjusted up while For the People (0.4), Young Sheldon (2.1) and The Big Bang Theory Special (1.7) adjusted down.

  • On the last Thursday of the season, The Big Bang Theory (3.2) finished its 12-season run with a one-hour finale, leading into Young Sheldon (2.1) at 9/8c and a TBBT retrospective (1.7) at 9:30. With an A18-49+ in the low-to-mid 330's, this will be TBBT's biggest finale and second-biggest episode ever (trailing only the season 11 premiere).
  • Big Bang managed to blunt some of the competing finales on other networks; double-dips of Superstore (0.6/0.6) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.5/0.5) were on the downswing, as were ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.3) and Station 19 (0.8). A finals uptick allowed Paradise Hotel (0.4) to outrate its last episode on Wednesday, though it was still down a tick from the two-hour ep last Thursday.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 5/15/19

FINALS UPDATE: Chicago Fire (1.1) adjusted up.

  • CBS aired its spring Survivor finale (1.6/1.5 from 8:00-10:00 and 1.3 in the 10:00 half-hour) and reunion (0.9 at 10:30) a week before the end of the season this year, and the finale looks to be up year-to-year (the year-ago spring finale had a 1.4 with a 0.9 reunion).
  • With a lot less drama competition, NBC was up at 8/7c with Chicago Med (1.1), even at 9/8c with Chicago Fire (1.0) and up at 10/9c with Chicago PD (1.0).
  • Fox had a MasterChef special (0.5) and still lower embarrassment from Paradise Hotel (0.3), while ABC replaced its wrapped comedies with movie Toy Story 2 (0.6), plus Whiskey Cavalier (0.4). The CW's Riverdale stayed at 0.3 for its season finale, but Jane the Virgin (0.2) gave back last week's uptick.

The CW Fall 2019 Schedule Release Thread

The CW fall schedule is here!

CW Renewology

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 5/14/19

FINALS UPDATE: The Flash (0.6) adjusted up.

  • NBC's The Voice (1.0) got out of fractional territory for the first time since moving to the 9/8c hour, and helped New Amsterdam (0.9) to rise for its season finale. The Village remained at 0.6 at 8/7c.
  • On ABC, Black-ish (0.6) returned to the 9/8c slot and Bless This Mess (0.6) to 9:30, while the 8/7c comedies (0.8/0.6) were even and 1969 fell to its first 0.3. CBS was up with NCIS (1.1) but down with NCIS: New Orleans (0.6), and Fox's Mental Samurai hit a new low 0.4. The CW (0.5/0.3) was even.

The CBS Fall 2019 Schedule Release Thread

The CBS fall schedule is here!

CBS Renewology

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 5/13/19

FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (1.1) adjusted down.

  • The Bachelorette (1.3) arrived a couple weeks earlier than last year, going a tenth below its Memorial weekend premiere in 2018. The Fix (0.4) preliminarily inched up from last week's low.
  • A special 8/7c finale (previewing its fall 2019 timeslot) went great for 9-1-1 (1.3), as the show had its highest rating in five episodes. But it was no help to Fox's Paradise Hotel resurrection (0.4), which went even lower than its Thursday premiere.
  • Free from 9-1-1 competition, CBS' The Code (0.6) and its lead-out Bull (0.7) were both up a notch. NBC was even to narrowly up with The Voice (1.1/1.2) and The Enemy Within (0.6), and the CW's superhero dramas (0.3/0.2) were steady.

The ABC Fall 2019 Schedule Release Thread

The ABC fall schedule is here!

ABC Renewology

Monday, May 13, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/12/19

FINALS UPDATE: American Idol (1.2) and Ellen's Game of Games (R) (0.5) adjusted up while The Red Line (0.3) adjusted down.

  • American Idol (1.1) matched last week's prelim (which later adjusted up to 1.2), while America's Funniest Home Videos (1.0) and Shark Tank (0.8) were both on the uptick. CBS also had upticks in the first and last hour with 60 Minutes (0.7) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.6), surrounding another horrible showing from The Red Line (0.4/0.3).
  • Meanwhile, with World of Dance gone, NBC opted for a movie (0.5/0.6) and an Ellen's Game of Games repeat (0.4), ushering Good Girls down to its first 0.4. Fox similarly tanked its original programming by showing a Paradise Hotel encore in the 7:00 hour (0.2), bringing The Simpsons down to an egregious 0.5, while Bob's Burgers (0.6) also dropped. The CW (0.3/0.2) was even yet again.

The Fox Fall 2019 Schedule Release Thread

Check back later today for the Fox fall schedule!

Fox Renewology

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 5/10/19

FINALS UPDATE: Last Man Standing (0.9) adjusted up.

  • ABC brought back Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (0.4) after almost a year off, tying the 0.4 low it hit a few times late last spring. Like last season, SHIELD was no help to 20/20 (0.4/0.5).
  • Fox's comedies (0.8/0.6) and Proven Innocent (0.4) along with CBS' MacGyver (0.6) and Blue Bloods (0.8) all finished out their seasons, while Hawaii Five-0 (0.7) along with NBC's The Blacklist (0.6) and the CW's Dynasty (0.1) will be back next week.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 5/9/19

FINALS UPDATE: Grey's Anatomy (1.4) and The Big Bang Theory (2.0) adjusted up while In the Dark (0.1) adjusted down.

  • Fox resurrected early-aughts reality series Paradise Hotel (0.5) to relatively little interest, a bad sign for a network planning to air quite a bit of it in the second half of May sweeps and the early summer. The original incarnation was not a huge deal either, premiering to a 3.7 (83 Plus) in June 2003, but this is a big step below that.
  • NBC saw Superstore (0.8) inch down at 8/7c, but used a second Superstore original to improve the 8:30 slot (0.7) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.6). Law and Order: SVU (0.7) fell at 10/9c.
  • ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.3) inched down, while Station 19 (0.9) was out of crossover mode and back to normal, ushering just-cancelled For the People down to its first 0.4. 
  • In its penultimate week, The Big Bang Theory (1.9) was even, and so was everything else on CBS (1.5/1.1/0.8/0.7). CW's In the Dark returned to 0.2 at 9/8c.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 5/8/19

FINALS UPDATE: Survivor (1.5) adjusted up.

  • Finale night for Fox's Empire (1.2) and Star (1.0) saw each show pick up a tenth from last week, but significantly trail last season's 1.7/1.3 finales. 
  • NBC's Chicago trio (1.0/1.0/0.9) returned from a week off, with Med even at 8/7c but the other two inching down to new season lows.
  • ABC was up in the 8/7c hour with The Goldbergs (1.1) and Schooled (0.9) but saw Whiskey Cavalier fall back to 0.4 at 10/9c, the first time it has done so with an original Single Parents lead-in (0.7). The lone mover on CBS was The Amazing Race (0.8), down for the third straight week since its premiere. And the CW at least preliminarily was up with Riverdale (0.3) and Jane the Virgin (0.3).

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 5/7/19

FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

  • ABC gave Bless This Mess (0.6) a one-time tryout in the 9/8c half-hour, where it matched the 0.6 it pulled last week at 9:30. In the 8:00 hour, American Housewife (0.8) and The Kids Are Alright (0.6) both gave back last week's upticks.
  • The rest of broadcast brought another mix of evenness and one-tenth downticks. CBS was down a notch with NCIS (to a new low 1.0) and FBI (0.8), while NBC's The Village (0.6) and Fox's unscripted shows (0.7/0.5) all surrendered their gains from last week.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 5/6/19

FINALS UPDATE: Man with a Plan (0.8) adjusted up while The Fix (0.3) adjusted down.

  • A week before The Bachelorette officially returns to its usual two-hour timeslot, ABC offered a two-hour Bachelorette special (0.7/0.6) which went below last week's Queen + Adam Lambert special. The Fix stayed at 0.4.
  • The Voice (1.1), Man with a Plan (0.7) and The Resident (0.8) were down a tenth, while the dramas on CBS (0.5/0.6) and CW (0.3/0.2) plus The Enemy Within (0.6) and 9-1-1 (1.1) were even.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/5/19

FINALS UPDATE: American Idol (1.2) adjusted up.

  • It was a mostly down night on the first Sunday in May; the CBS numbers scrambled due to a golf overrun, but week two of The Red Line managed a pathetic 0.3 in the 90 minutes that exclusively belonged to it, while NCIS: Los Angeles appeared to pull itself back up to a 0.5 in the 10:00 hour.
  • ABC's American Idol (1.1) gave back a lot of its late April surge, returning to mid-season levels, while America's Funniest Home Videos (0.9) and Shark Tank (0.7) were also down. Also on the decline were Fox's comedies (0.7/0.7/0.7) and NBC's Good Girls (0.5). Among the few steady shows: the season finale of World of Dance (0.8), and the CW's dramas (0.3/0.2).

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 5/3/19

FINALS UPDATE: Last Man Standing (0.8) adjusted up while ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting (0.5), Blue Bloods (0.7) and Proven Innocent (0.3) adjusted down.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 5/1/19

FINALS UPDATE: SEAL Team (0.6) adjusted down.

  • In its second year on NBC, the Billboard Music Awards (1.9/2.2/2.1) moved to Wednesday and went 10-15% below last year's 2.35.
  • The ABC comedies returned for the first time in three weeks and took hits across the board; The Goldbergs (1.0) and Single Parents (0.7) lost one tenth, while Schooled (0.8) and Modern Family (1.0) were down two. At 10/9c, Whiskey Cavalier (0.5) upticked from last week, but was still down from three weeks ago when it last had an original lead-in.
  • CBS' Survivor (1.4) and The Amazing Race (0.9) were also on the downtick, while SEAL Team (0.7) along with the dramas on Fox (1.1/0.9) and CW (0.2/0.2) were even.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 4/30/19

FINALS UPDATE: FBI (0.9) and MasterChef Junior (0.8) adjusted up while Bless This Mess (0.6) adjusted down.

  • The CBS dramas (1.1/0.8/0.7) returned with a decline for FBI, tying the show for its series low.
  • ABC was up with its first hour of American Housewife (0.9) and The Kids Are Alright (0.7), with Housewife getting up to 0.9 for the first time since February. Black-ish (0.7), Bless This Mess (0.7) and 1969 (0.4) matched last week.
  • NBC was also up at 8/7c with The Village (0.7) and even later in the night with The Voice (0.9) and New Amsterdam (0.8). Fox bucked the trend by declining at 8/7c with MasterChef Junior (0.7) but growing to 0.6 for the first time in a month with Mental Samurai.
  • And the CW featured the return of already-renewed The 100 (0.3) following The Flash (0.5). The 100 was down a tenth from last season's premiere (which was also in late April).

SpotVault - The 100 (CW) - 2019 Ratings

SpotVault - The Red Line (CBS) - Spring 2019 Ratings

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