Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Breakdown: CBS Friday in 2018-19 (MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods)




It's time for a journey through the CBS Friday schedule in 2018-19...


fall

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2017-18MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods84
769286
2018-19MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods82 (-3%)
75 (-2%)84 (-9%)86 (+1%)
VsAvg+5%+20%+20%+15%
Rank10/183/182/183/18

This was not a very exciting year for CBS' Friday staples. Hawaii Five-0 was down somewhat noticeably, MacGyver was down a barely perceptible amount, and Blue Bloods was even or imperceptibly up at 10/9c.

winter

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2017-18MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods87
849286
2018-19MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods84 (-4%)
79 (-6%)87 (-6%)86 (+0%)
VsAvg+8%+22%+17%+16%
Rank10/183/184/184/18

This was not a very exciting year for CBS' Friday staples. Hawaii Five-0 was down somewhat noticeably, MacGyver was down a barely perceptible amount, and Blue Bloods was even or imperceptibly up at 10/9c.

spring

Year8:008:309:009:3010:0010:30Avg
2017-18MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods73
687774
2018-19MacGyverHawaii Five-0Blue Bloods72 (-2%)
66 (-3%)73 (-5%)75 (+1%)
VsAvg+11%+21%+12%+15%
Rank10/184/186/185/18

This was not a very exciting year for CBS' Friday staples. Hawaii Five-0 was down somewhat noticeably, MacGyver was down a barely perceptible amount, and Blue Bloods was even or imperceptibly up at 10/9c.

Rating the Ratings

NameLoAvgHiy2yPlusLabelPlusy2yResults
MacGyver0.60.700.8-16%74solid(Fri)-3%detail
Hawaii Five-0*0.50.770.9-19%81hit(Fri)-7%detail
Blue Bloods*0.70.790.9-13%83hit(Fri)+1%detail

MacGyver: I'm on the record many times saying I think this shows' ratings strength is kinda overrated, but missing the fall schedule to accommodate Magnum P.I. is still a tough break. Very ordinary, unsurprising season in the ratings for Mac. Grade: B-.

Hawaii Five-0: The only one of the Friday staples that had any real movement at all, and even it wasn't much. It still hasn't quite gotten down to its first three seasons on Friday, but now it's closer to those seasons than to its height two years ago. Grade: C+.

Blue Bloods: I was gonna go B, as I like to do when a typically steady show is steady, but True Plus is telling me it was a slightly stronger performer since its lead-in was down some. 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 CBS Friday.

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