Monday, August 19, 2019

The Breakdown: CW Friday in 2018-19 (Dynasty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)




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


fall

Year8:008:309:009:30Avg
2017-18Crazy Ex-GirlfriendJane the Virgin21
2023
2018-19DynastyCrazy Ex-Girlfriend17 (-23%)
18 (-9%)15 (-35%)
VsAvg-36%-46%-41%
Rank17/1817/1818/18

Surrender Friday became even more of a thing in 2018-19, as the CDub got rid of the one show that had showed any kind of remote pulse (Jane the Virgin) and replaced it with a bigger flop in Dynasty. Since the 9/8c occupant got compared against Jane all season, the comparisons were ugly.

winter

Year8:008:309:009:30Avg
2017-18Crazy Ex-GirlfriendJane the Virgin21
1923
2018-19DynastyCrazy Ex-Girlfriend15 (-28%)
17 (-14%)14 (-41%)
VsAvg-40%-49%-44%
Rank18/1816/1817/18

See above!

spring

Year8:008:309:009:30Avg
2017-18DynastyJane the Virgin17
1420
2018-19DynastyCrazy Ex-Girlfriend13 (-22%)
14 (+1%)12 (-39%)
VsAvg-43%-51%-47%
Rank17/1817/1817/18

In the spring, Dynasty at least got compared with itself, and didn't really look that bad in the comparison! But Crazy Ex's massive drops vs. Jane still ensured a third straight period of 20%+ year-to-year drops.

Rating the Ratings

NameLoAvgHiy2yPlusLabelPlusy2yResults
Dynasty0.10.150.2-17%16flop-5%detail
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend0.10.130.2-38%14flop-29%detail

Dynasty: One of my eternal struggles: what kind of grade do you give to a clear flop that didn't really flop any harder than last year? I've been a bit kinder to some of these shows in the past, but this time I will go with Grade: C-.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Same thing as with Dynasty, basically. The trend looks much, much worse, but it aired deeper into the season and moved to 9/8c, so it's not really that unexpected that it would hit a bunch of 0.1's. Grade: C-.

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 CW Friday.

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