Saturday, June 29, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 6/27/19

FINALS UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Debate (2.1, +0.2) adjusted up while The Wall (R) (0.7) adjusted down.

  • Full table will be posted next week.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 6/24/19

FINALS UPDATE: The Neighborhood (R) (0.4), American Ninja Warrior (0.8) and Dateline (0.6) adjusted down.

  • Full table will be posted next week.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 6/20/19

FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

  • Numbers to come. The ABC summer rollout continued with unscripted newbies Holey Moley and Family Food Fight, plus new drama Reef Break at 10/9c. Fox launched new game show Spin the Wheel.

SpotVault - Yellowstone (PARAMOUNT) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Wednesdays, 10/9c, PARAMOUNT

SpotVault - The Detour (TBS) - Summer 2019 Ratings

The Detour
Tuesdays, 10:30/9:30c, TBS

SpotVault - Spin the Wheel (Fox) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Spin the Wheel
Thursdays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - Reef Break (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Reef Break
Thursdays, 10/9c, ABC

SpotVault - Holey Moley (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Holey Moley
Thursdays, 8/7c, ABC

SpotVault - Family Food Fight (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Family Food Fight
Thursdays, 9/8c, ABC

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 6/19/19

FINALS UPDATE: Press Your Luck (0.9), Card Sharks (0.8) and Match Game (0.7) adjusted down.

  • Free from Stanley Cup competition, it was mostly good news for the Wednesday week twos. ABC's game show newbies Press Your Luck (1.0) and Card Sharks (0.9) each picked up a tenth, while Match Game (0.8) was even at 10/9c. And Fox newbie First Responders Live (0.6) also inched up in its second week.
  • The veterans were mostly steady, including MasterChef (0.7), Jane the Virgin (0.2) and the CBS originals (0.8/0.3). The lone decliner was NBC drama The InBetween (0.4), back from a week off and with a worse lead-in from Ellen's Game of Games repeats (0.5/0.7).

The War of 18-49, Blindspot

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 6/17/19

FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

  • In its return to Monday, The Bachelorette (1.5) bounced back to tie its season high from two weeks ago (and was actually up from the year-ago evening). It also launched new drama Grand Hotel (0.7) at 10/9c. Hotel looked much better than the last drama with a regular post-Bachelorette berth (Still Star-Crossed, which opened with just a 0.5 in 2017) but this was definitely a less promising start than the launch of The Whispers in 2015 (1.5 after a 2.0 B'ette).
  • NBC's American Ninja Warrior (0.9) moved into its regular Monday home and tied its Wednesday episode from last week. So You Think You Can Dance (0.5) dropped a tick for Fox, while the CW welcomed back summer mainstays Penn and Teller: Fool Us (0.3) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.2).

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 6/16/19

FINALS UPDATE: US Open Golf (1.4) adjusted down.

  • Fox dominated on Sunday with the final round of the US Open in primetime (1.5/1.5/1.3).
  • With a President Trump interview (0.6) in the 8/7c hour, ABC's The $100,000 Pyramid (0.6) and To Tell the Truth (0.6) were both down by multiple tenths from last week. And CBS drummed up little interest in its first two hours of a rebroadcast of CBS All Access series The Good Fight (0.3/0.3).

SpotVault - Claws (TNT) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Sundays, 9/8c, TNT

SpotVault - Younger (TV LAND) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Wednesdays, 10/9c, TV LAND

SpotVault - Press Your Luck (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Press Your Luck
Wednesdays, 8/7c, ABC

SpotVault - Pose (FX) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Tuesdays, 10/9c, FX

SpotVault - Krypton (Syfy) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Wednesdays, 10/9c, Syfy

SpotVault - First Responders Live (Fox) - Summer 2019 Ratings

First Responders Live
Wednesdays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - Card Sharks (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Card Sharks
Wednesdays, 9/8c, ABC

SpotVault - Baskets (FX) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Thursdays, 10/9c, FX

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 6/14/19

FINALS UPDATE: US Open Golf (0.5) adjusted up while American Ninja Warrior (R) (0.5), Dateline (0.5), Masters of Illusion (0.1), Masters of Illusion (R) (0.1) and The Big Stage (0.1) adjusted down.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 6/13/19

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (6.4, +1.5), The Big Bang Theory (R) (0.8) and US Open Golf (0.7, +0.2) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.9, -1.7), NBA Countdown (1.5, -1.7) and A.P. Bio (0.3) adjusted down.

  • Numbers to come.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 6/12/19

FINALS UPDATE: Stanley Cup Finals (2.7, +0.2) adjusted up while Card Sharks (0.8) and NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (0.3) adjusted down.

  • ABC's new night of game shows showed almost as much strength as the old night of game shows. Newbies Press Your Luck (0.9) and Card Sharks (0.9) along with returnee Match Game (0.8) were all basically in line with the premiere results for the veteran Sunday lineup.
  • Press Your Luck managed to beat out reality staples The Amazing Race (0.8) and MasterChef (0.7) in the 8/7c hour, and there was even less interest at 9/8c in the new MasterChef lead-out First Responders Live (0.5).
  • All this came against a decisive seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals (2.2/2.7/2.7) on NBC, which looks to have gone at least a half point ahead of Game 6 on Sunday.

The War of 18-49, Superstore

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 6/11/19

FINALS UPDATE: Press Your Luck (0.7) and The Flash (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

  • Driven off of Monday for a week by the NBA Finals, The Bachelorette (1.3/1.2) made things more crowded on Tuesday. It led into a preview of the network's latest game show revival Press Your Luck (0.8), which will make its regular timeslot debut tonight.
  • Against stronger ABC competition, NBC was down again but still on top with America's Got Talent (1.5) and Songland (0.9). CBS' Blood and Treasure fell to its first 0.4, and its lead-in crime drama repeats (0.4/0.4) were also down.

The Breakdown: ABC Tuesday in 2018-19 (The Conners, Black-ish, The Rookie and more!)

It's time for a journey through the ABC Tuesday schedule in 2018-19...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Monday 6/10/19

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (6.5, +1.3) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (1.2, -1.5) and NBA Countdown (1.7, -1.2) adjusted down.

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 6/9/19

FINALS UPDATE: Stanley Cup Finals (2.0) adjusted up while Deal Or No Deal Special (0.5, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • ABC's Sunday Fun & Games returned with the same three shows as last year: Celebrity Family Feud (1.0), The $100,000 Pyramid (0.9) and To Tell the Truth (0.8). The lineup was naturally unable to keep up with the year-ago premieres (1.8/1.2/0.8) fueled by the Kardashians on Celebrity Family Feud, and was also down some in Plus from the two-years-ago return night (1.5/1.3/1.2).
  • NBC won easily with the Stanley Cup Finals (1.9), which set up a seventh and final game on Wednesday, while CBS had the Tony Awards (0.8/0.8/0.7) which were down from last year's 1.0.

SpotVault - To Tell the Truth (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

To Tell the Truth
Sundays, 10/9c, ABC

SpotVault - The Big Stage (CW) - Summer 2019 Ratings

The Big Stage
Fridays, 8:30/7:30c, CW

SpotVault - The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

The $100,000 Pyramid
Sundays, 9/8c, ABC

SpotVault - Queen of the South (USA) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Queen of the South
Thursdays, 10/9c, USA

SpotVault - Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) - Summer 2019 Ratings

Celebrity Family Feud
Sundays, 8/7c, ABC

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Friday 6/7/19

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (4.3, +1.0) and Hawaii Five-0 (R) (0.4) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.7, -1.1) and NBA Countdown (1.1, -0.7) adjusted down.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 6/5/19

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (4.6, +0.9) and The Amazing Race (0.9) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.8, -1.1) and NBA Countdown (1.2, -0.8) adjusted down.

  • Game 3 of the NBA Finals (3.4/3.9) had a slightly lower prelim than the first two.
  • Up against the Finals, NBC saw drops for week two of American Ninja Warrior (0.8/0.9) and The InBetween (0.5), as did Fox with week two of MasterChef (0.7). CBS' The Amazing Race (0.8) and the CW's Jane the Virgin (0.2) were even.

The War of 18-49, Supergirl

CBS Branches Out

Before it became part of the superhero tradition on the CW, Supergirl began its life as an attempt to take that tradition to one of the big four networks. In season one, it aired on CBS, riding a The Big Bang Theory lead-in (4.4) to 12.955 million viewers and a 3.1 viewers for its premiere on October 26, 2015. Then it became the lead-off piece in a three-drama CBS Monday, on a night where the eye has historically aired a powerful comedy block. It fell to 2.2 in week two, then never broke 2.0 again; it settled at mid-1's late in the fall, bounced back up to high-1's in the winter, and got as low as 1.3 in the spring. Most big four shows at this level would've been renewed, but instead CBS opted for a return to Monday comedy, leaving Supergirl season two to the CW.

The CW's Monday Anchor

On the CW, Supergirl stayed in its CBS timeslot on Monday at 8/7c. It only brought half the Plus of its CBS season, but that still made it the #2 show on the network behind The Flash, including a 1.1 for its CW premiere night as well as for its first crossover episode in late November. It was normally around a 0.7 for most of the season, but got as low as 0.5 in the late spring.

Season three brought a return to Monday at 8/7c but another big decline in the ratings; it got a 0.9 for the crossover and a couple 0.6's in January, but was otherwise a steady diet of 0.4's and 0.5's.

Starting a New Night

Then came season four, in which Supergirl was asked to anchor yet another big network experiment; the CW decided to return to programming on Sunday night for the first time in nearly a decade. This resulted in another down season, with mostly 0.3's and the occasional 0.4 (plus a 0.8 for a crossover episode). In season five, Supergirl will give up its anchor duties for the first time; it's going to stay on Sunday but at 9/8c, following the new Batwoman series.

Adults 18-49 info by season:

12015-16Monday 8:301.671.23.1detail
22016-17Monday 8:000.72-57%0.51.1detailB+
42018-19Sunday 8:000.35-31%0.30.8detailC+

Historical-adjusted ratings by season:



The War of 18-49 chronicles the ratings history of veteran primetime series. For more, see the Index.

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