Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/24/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.3), FBI (0.9), The Voice (1.0) and Weakest Link (R) (0.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's Big Sky (0.7) was steady vs. last week's premiere (and up in total viewers), despite a diminished The Bachelorette lead-in (1.2/1.1).
  • The CBS drama trio also looked similar in its second week back, with NCIS (0.9) even and FBI (0.8) giving up a tenth to its spin-off FBI: Most Wanted (0.7). NBC's The Voice (0.9) took a dip as a Weakest Link repeat (0.6) took over for This Is Us in the 9/8c hour.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/22/20


FINALS UPDATE: America's Funniest Home Videos (0.6), Sunday Night Football (5.4, +1.2), NFL Overrun (6.1, +1.7), The OT (6.1, +1.9) and Bob's Burgers (0.7) adjusted up while Pandora (0.0) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The American Music Awards (1.0/1.0/0.8) on ABC became the latest awards show to take a major dip in the COVID era, eyeing a 40%ish decline from last year's 1.7.
  • Fox had an NFL overrun that ran almost up to the end of the 7:00 hour, but preliminarily The Simpsons (1.5) was only a bit up from last week, Bless the Harts (0.7) was even and the 9/8c veterans (0.6/0.6) were down.
  • CBS was even to slightly up with its NCIS spin-offs (0.6/0.5). The CW's The Outpost hung onto its 0.1 in a move to Sunday after Pandora (0.1).

Friday, November 20, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/19/20


FINALS UPDATE: Station 19 (1.0), Grey's Anatomy (1.3), Superstore (R) (0.3) and Thursday Night Football (4.3, +1.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted. The CW's Supernatural aired its series finale at 9/8c, following a one-hour retrospective special. A Million Little Things returned to ABC.

SpotVault - A Million Little Things (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





A Million Little Things
Thursdays, 10/9c, ABC







Thursday, November 19, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/18/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (0.7), The Amazing Race (0.7), The Amazing Race (0.6), Chicago Fire (1.0) and The Masked Singer (1.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC sophomore drama For Life (0.4) returned in the 10/9c hour, matching its low point from season one but tying its Black-ish lead-in (0.4) on a rough night for the comedies. Compared with two weeks ago, The Goldbergs (0.6) plunged two tenths, American Housewife (0.6) was even, and The Conners (0.6) and Black-ish each dropped a tenth.
  • NBC's Chicago trio (1.0/0.9/0.8) was also down one to two tenths from last week, but that was no help to CBS' S.W.A.T. (0.3) which got even lower, airing at 10/9c after two hours of The Amazing Race (0.6/0.5).
  • The steadiest network was Fox, which dominated as The Masked Singer (1.6) at worst matched last week while I Can See Your Voice (1.0) was up a tenth.

SpotVault - For Life (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





For Life
Wednesdays, 10/9c, ABC







Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/17/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.4), Big Sky (0.7), FBI (0.9) and NEXT (0.3) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC launched new David E. Kelley drama Big Sky (0.6) at 10/9c with less than one-half retention after The Bachelorette (1.3). It was an improvement on recent occupants of the post-Bachelorette slot, like last week's CMA preview and random repeats, but starting at this rating means it could well get to those levels.
  • CBS' Tuesday drama trio of NCIS (0.9), FBI (0.8) and FBI: Most Wanted (0.6), with the first two coming back way behind where we last saw them (though they wrapped early in the spring when viewing was still very high). NCIS was actually at a new series low if it stays there in finals, while FBI and Most Wanted were a little more in line with what they had been doing in the pre-pandemic part of the season.
  • NBC continued to hold its own with The Voice (1.1) even and This Is Us (1.2) inching down again, while Transplant (0.4) fell another tenth at 10/9c.

SpotVault - NCIS (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





NCIS
Tuesdays, 8/7c, CBS







SpotVault - FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





FBI: Most Wanted
Tuesdays, 10/9c, CBS







SpotVault - FBI (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





FBI
Tuesdays, 9/8c, CBS







SpotVault - Big Sky (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Big Sky
Tuesdays, 10/9c, ABC







Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/16/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Good Doctor (0.6) adjusted up while The Neighborhood (0.8), All Rise (0.5), Bull (0.4), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (0.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS' Monday lineup from last season returned intact with The Neighborhood (0.9), Bob Hearts Abishola (0.7), All Rise (0.6) and Bull (0.5). These numbers could go down due to NFL preemption, but at least preliminarily Neighborhood and All Rise matched their spring finales, while Abishola and Bull were below.
  • ABC's Dancing with the Stars (0.8) and The Good Doctor (0.5) each dropped a tenth, basically tying NBC as The Voice (0.9/0.8) went fractional while Weakest Link (0.5) was even. Fox was down with LA's Finest (0.3) and Filthy Rich (0.2).

SpotVault - The Unicorn (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Unicorn
Thursdays, 9:30/8:30c, CBS







SpotVault - The Neighborhood (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Neighborhood
Mondays, 8/7c, CBS







SpotVault - The Blacklist (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Blacklist
Fridays, 8/7c, NBC







SpotVault - Station 19 (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Station 19
Thursdays, 8/7c, ABC







SpotVault - S.W.A.T. (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





S.W.A.T.
Wednesdays, 10/9c, CBS







SpotVault - Law and Order: SVU (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Law and Order: SVU
Thursdays, 9/8c, NBC







SpotVault - Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Grey's Anatomy
Thursdays, 9/8c, ABC







SpotVault - Chicago PD (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Chicago PD
Wednesdays, 10/9c, NBC







SpotVault - Chicago Med (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Chicago Med
Wednesdays, 8/7c, NBC







SpotVault - Chicago Fire (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Chicago Fire
Wednesdays, 9/8c, NBC







SpotVault - Bull (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





Bull
Mondays, 10/9c, CBS







SpotVault - Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





Bob Hearts Abishola
Mondays, 8:30/7:30c, CBS







SpotVault - All Rise (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





All Rise
Mondays, 9/8c, CBS







Monday, November 16, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/15/20


FINALS UPDATE: America's Funniest Home Videos (0.8), Football Night in America p3 (3.3), Sunday Night Football (4.6, +0.9), NFL Overrun (5.4, +2.4), The Simpsons (1.3) and Bless the Harts (0.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Thanks to early afternoon Masters coverage on CBS, both CBS and Fox had a late-afternoon NFL lead-in for most of the country. The hourly numbers given are 2.0/1.0/0.5/0.3 but with most of the country starting primetime at 7:34 ET, the reality is probably closer to 2.4 for the NFL overrun, 1.6/1.3 for 60 Minutes, 0.6/0.5 for NCIS: Los Angeles and 0.4/0.4 for NCIS: New Orleans.
  • With a diluted NFL lead-in, Fox's cartoons were lower than two weeks ago when they had NFL support, with big drops for The Simpsons (1.2) and Bless the Harts (0.6), though Bob's Burgers (0.7) and Family Guy (0.7) perked back up in the 9/8c hour. ABC's Supermarket Sweep (0.8) was on the upswing while the other three hours (0.7/0.5/0.3) were even.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/13/20


FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (0.8) and 20/20 (0.6) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's The Blacklist (0.4) became the latest scripted series to return, and it did so in quiet fashion. While this was a far cry from the 0.8 it hit at the height of the viewing inflation last spring, it was only a tenth below the fall premiere a year ago (and also a tenth below the season finale in May).
  • ABC trounced NBC head-to-head with Shark Tank (0.7) and 20/20 (0.6/0.5) both at or tying their season highs. On CBS, Undercover Boss (0.3) was back from a couple weeks off and stayed low.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/12/20


FINALS UPDATE: Station 19 (1.2) and Thursday Night Football (3.5, +1.4) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC had a strong return from its Thursday drama staples Station 19 (1.1) and two hours of Grey's Anatomy (1.4/1.2). Both shows were off only a bit from their COVID-fueled heights from the spring, and above their pre-COVID winter levels. Grey's averaged a 1.1 in A18-34 in the 9/8c hour, tying last season's high.
  • On CBS, there was some consolation as Young Sheldon (0.8) ticked up from last week's premiere, but things quickly dropped from there. Newbie B Positive (0.5) declined even as its lead-in was up, and sophomore The Unicorn (0.4) had a slow start at 9:30, following a steady Mom (0.6).
  • Following an original (0.5) and repeat (0.3) of Superstore, NBC brought back Law and Order: SVU (0.6) at 9/8c, which came in toward the low end of its ratings in the 10/9c hour last year.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/11/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Amazing Race (0.7), Chicago Med (1.2), Chicago PD (1.0) and The Masked Singer (1.6) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's Chicago Wednesday returned in mostly healthy fashion, though with some inconsistent trends. At 8/7c, Chicago Med (1.1) was actually up from last year's 1.0 premiere, while Chicago Fire (1.0) was down a tenth from last year's 1.1 and Chicago PD (0.9) was down two tenths.
  • They completely flattened CBS' two-hour return of S.W.A.T. (0.4/0.4), which is eyeing a new series low on premiere night. The Amazing Race (0.6) was also on the low end against big competition.
  • ABC had the CMA Awards (1.1/1.1/0.9), down at least 40% from last year's 2.0, which lost to Fox's The Masked Singer (1.5) and I Can See Your Voice (0.9) but did seem to take a bite out of the music-themed lineup.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/10/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.7) and NEXT (0.3) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Back on Tuesday after the election, The Bachelorette (1.6/1.5) was in line with its Thursday episode last week, which was good enough for a surge vs. its Tuesday episode two weeks ago. But a CMA Awards preview at 10/9c (0.4) could not take advantage of the lead-in.
  • Despite a stronger Bachelorette, NBC held up well with The Voice (1.1) actually growing vs. two weeks ago and This Is Us (1.3) down just a tenth from its two-hour premiere. Transplant (0.5) was back for the first time in three weeks and dropped a tenth.
  • This night also featured the return of Fox's Cosmos: Possible Worlds (0.3) and NEXT (0.2), CBS' The FBI Declassified (0.3) and the CW's Swamp Thing (0.1) and Tell Me a Story (0.1).

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/9/20


FINALS UPDATE: Bob Hearts Abishola (R) (0.4), LA's Finest (0.4) and Filthy Rich (0.3) adjusted up while Dancing with the Stars (0.9), The Good Doctor (0.6), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.2) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC was even to up from last week with Dancing with the Stars (1.0/0.9) and The Good Doctor (0.7) but could be affected by football preemptions.
  • It was a soft return from a week off for NBC's Weakest Link (0.5), eyeing a new series low, and its lead-in The Voice (1.0/0.9) dropped from last week. Fox's Filthy Rich posted another preliminary 0.2 (though it adjusted up to 0.3 in finals last week).

SpotVault - Young Sheldon (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





Young Sheldon
Thursdays, 8/7c, CBS







SpotVault - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





NCIS: New Orleans
Sundays, 9:30/8:30c, CBS







SpotVault - NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





NCIS: Los Angeles
Sundays, 8:30/7:30c, CBS







SpotVault - Mom (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





Mom
Thursdays, 9/8c, CBS







SpotVault - B Positive (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





B Positive
Thursdays, 8:30/7:30c, CBS







Monday, November 9, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/8/20


FINALS UPDATE: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.5), NFL Overrun (5.8, +1.3), 60 Minutes (2.0, +0.6), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.8), NCIS: New Orleans (0.6), Sunday Night Football (5.0, +1.0) and The Simpsons (0.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The CBS procedurals NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans returned after a national NFL-boosted 60 Minutes. The hourly breakdowns were 4.5/1.4/0.7/0.5 and the half-hours were 5.2/3.8/1.8/1.1/0.8/0.7/0.5/0.4. The primetime lineup started right at 7:45 on the East Coast, so the top-of-hour numbers may not be too far off of where they end up in finals (that would be 1.8 for 60 Minutes, 0.8 for LA and 0.5 for NO).
  • ABC's Supermarket Sweep (0.7) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.4) will again be looking for finals help to avoid new lows, while the Fox animation (0.6/0.4/0.6/0.6) aired without NFL help and looked a little better than when it was last in that spot four weeks ago (0.5/0.4/0.5/0.6).

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/6/20


FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (0.4) and CBS News Election Special (0.3) adjusted up while Masters of Illusion (R) (0.0) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 11/5/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.6, +0.2), ABC News Election Special (0.6), NBC News Election Special (0.5) and Thursday Night Football (3.8, +1.4) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted. Three CBS comedies premiered their seasons, with veterans Young Sheldon and Mom sandwiching 8:30 newbie B Positive.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/4/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (0.8), Black-ish (0.5), America Decides - Still Counting (0.4), Decision 2020: Election Special (0.9) and The Masked Singer (1.7) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The three-hour networks had continuing election coverage for part or all of primetime. NBC (0.9/0.9/0.7) led the way again with its full three hours. ABC's (0.5) was just in the 10/9c hour, following a comedy night on which the 8:00 hour of The Goldbergs (0.7) and American Housewife (0.6) were steady but the 9/8c comedies The Conners (0.7) and especially Black-ish (0.4) dropped.
  • CBS was also on election coverage in the 10/9c hour (0.3), with The Amazing Race (0.7) at 8/7c and a last-minute repeat at 9/8c (0.3).
  • The only network without election coverage was Fox, which dominated with a steady to up The Masked Singer (1.6) and I Can See Your Voice (1.1).

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/3/20


FINALS UPDATE: ABC Election (1.6) adjusted up while CBS Election (1.1), Fox Election (1.0, -0.2) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC (1.7) led the way among the big four broadcast election coverage, but in a relatively tight four-way race over ABC (1.4/1.5/1.5), Fox (1.2) and CBS (1.1/1.2/1.1). Four years ago, NBC averaged a much more dominant 4.0, vs. 2.7/2.4/1.2 for the competition.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/2/20


FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (0.8), The Good Doctor (0.7), The Voice (1.1) and Filthy Rich (0.3) adjusted up while Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's The Good Doctor (0.6) returned low in the 10:00 hour, off by at least a third from last year's 0.96 premiere. In a reunion with its usual lead-out, Dancing with the Stars (0.7) was also on the low end.
  • NBC was steady with The Voice (1.0) and a Saturday Night Live election special (0.6). Fox's dramas (0.3/0.2) both dropped, and CBS had another The Price Is Right special (0.6) at 8/7c.

SpotVault - The Good Doctor (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Good Doctor
Mondays, 10/9c, ABC







Monday, November 2, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/1/20


FINALS UPDATE: Supermarket Sweep (0.8), 60 Minutes (0.9), Sunday Night Football (4.9, +1.0), NFL Overrun (6.3, +1.9) and Bob's Burgers (0.8) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (0.6, -0.8), Football Night in America p3 (1.9, -1.6), The Simpsons (1.7, -0.5) and Bless the Harts (0.8) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's unscripted lineup continued moving down in week three, with Supermarket Sweep (0.7) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.5) each dropping. 
  • Fox's cartoons (2.2/0.9/0.7/0.7) aired after a national NFL game for the first time since premiere week, and NBC's Sunday Night Football (4.3/4.1/3.5) rebounded with no more World Series competition.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/30/20


FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (0.7), The Deciders: A CBS News Special (0.3) and WWE SmackDown! (0.7) adjusted up while The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time (R) (0.1) adjusted down.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/29/20


FINALS UPDATE: Match Game (0.5), Young Sheldon (R) (0.5), Connecting... (0.3) and Thursday Night Football (3.4, +1.2) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted.

SpotVault - This Is Us (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





This Is Us
Tuesdays, 9/8c, NBC







SpotVault - The Goldbergs (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Goldbergs
Wednesdays, 8/7c, ABC







SpotVault - The Conners (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings





The Conners
Wednesdays, 9/8c, ABC







SpotVault - Superstore (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Superstore
Thursdays, 8/7c, NBC







SpotVault - American Housewife (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





American Housewife
Wednesdays, 8:30/7:30c, ABC







Thursday, October 29, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/28/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Conners (0.8) and Big Brother (1.1) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC veteran American Housewife (0.6) joined the comedy lineup at 8:30, fitting in pretty closely with surrounding anchors The Goldbergs (0.7) and The Conners (0.7) which were down from last week's premieres. Black-ish (0.6) matched last week and The Con (0.4) gave up a tenth.
  • On CBS, The Amazing Race (0.7) moved to 8/7c and led into the two-hour season finale of Big Brother (1.1/1.0). Fox's The Masked Singer (1.6) and I Can See Your Voice (1.0) returned since there was no baseball and were narrowly down from two weeks ago.

The War of 18-49, Man with a Plan



Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/27/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Price Is Right Special (0.8) and World Series (3.4, +0.7) adjusted up while The Conners (R) (0.4) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC's This Is Us (1.4/1.3) made a solid two-hour return to the broadcast stage, building significantly on its The Voice (1.0) lead-in, though TIU was still down 25-30% from last year's premiere and also down from the spring's COVID-boosted finale (1.7).
  • That was enough to edge NBC ahead of ABC with a rebounding The Bachelorette (1.2/1.3) and comedy repeats (0.5/0.3), though Fox reigned supreme with the sixth and final game of the World Series (3.1/2.6/2.4).
  • CBS also got into the mix on a busy night with two hours of its daytime game shows (0.7/0.6) in primetime, though they weren't a great match with The FBI Declassified (0.3). And the CW preliminarily edged back up to 0.2 with Swamp Thing.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/26/20


FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (0.8, -0.2) and Emergency Call (0.4, -0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Week two of the pairing between The Voice (1.0) and Weakest Link (0.6) saw a two-tenth drop for both shows. The NBC lineup is not meaningfully ahead of ABC's Dancing with the Stars (0.9/1.0) and Emergency Call (0.6) at least in the prelims, though ABC could be affected by football preemptions in finals.
  • Fox's LA's Finest (0.4) and Filthy Rich (0.3) came back to earth after football bumps last week, while CBS aired a special on essential workers (0.2) at 9/8c after Big Brother (1.0), bumping One Day At a Time (0.2/0.2) into the 10:00 hour.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/25/20


FINALS UPDATE: Supermarket Sweep (0.9), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.6), NFL Overrun (6.1, +2.5), 60 Minutes (2.5), Sunday Night Football (4.3, +0.7) and World Series (2.6, +0.8) adjusted up while The Neighborhood (R) (0.7, -0.4), Football Night in America p2 (1.4, -0.4), Football Night in America p3 (2.2, -0.8), World Series Pregame (1.0, -0.7) and Pandora (0.0) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's game show lineup of Supermarket Sweep (0.8), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.5) and Card Sharks (0.3) took relatively standard week two drops. This left Sweep still ahead of the year-ago second episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things (0.75).
  • There was another heavy suite of sports competition from Sunday Night Football (4.1/3.9/3.1) and the World Series (2.2/1.5/1.5), plus the presidential interviews on 60 Minutes (2.4) had that show looking stronger than usual.

The War of 18-49, The Good Place



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/22/20


FINALS UPDATE: ABC Presidential Debate (2.6, +0.5), ABC Presidential Debate Analysis (1.6, +0.2), CBS Presidential Debate (1.3, +0.2), CBS Presidential Debate Analysis (0.9), NBC Presidential Debate (2.6, +0.5), NBC Presidential Debate Analysis (1.6, +0.3) and Thursday Night Football (3.2, +1.1) adjusted up while Debate Preview Special (0.7) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted. On the night of the second presidential debate, this time Fox sat out of the broadcast simulcast in favor of Thursday Night Football.

The War of 18-49, MacGyver



Thursday, October 22, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/21/20


FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.0), The Amazing Race (0.7), American Ninja Warrior (0.5) and World Series (2.3, +0.5) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's Wednesday comedies became the first of the 'normal' fall scripted offerings to return, with a one-hour The Goldbergs (0.8) leading into relocated The Conners (0.9) and Black-ish (0.6). Goldbergs and Conners both matched their May finales, though Goldbergs looked a little better on a year-to-year basis (down two tenths from a 1.0 for last fall's premiere). Black-ish was up from its last few spring results, but had a similar year-to-year decline as The Conners. The comedies seemed to help out documentary The Con (0.5), which grew by two tenths vs. last week when it had a movie lead-in.
  • NBC's The Wall (0.6) and American Ninja Warrior (0.4) both kicked off new Wednesday runs, with the latter taking a rough hit. The CBS reality duo of Big Brother (0.9) and The Amazing Race (0.6) edged down from last week, while the World Series Game 2 prelims (2.1/1.6/1.7) looked similar to Game 1.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/20/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.2), The Voice (1.1) and World Series (2.4, +0.6) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Week two of The Bachelorette (1.1/1.0) and the two-hour Tuesday premiere of The Voice (1.0/1.1) went head-to-head and were in a dead heat in adults 18-49. The former dropped significantly from last week's premiere, but still demolished The Voice in adults 18-34 (1.1 to 0.5). The Voice helped lift Transplant (0.6) to a new series high at 10/9c.
  • Against the reality clash, Fox led the way with Game 1 of the World Series (2.1/1.7/1.5), but it was down significantly from last year's 2.9 prelim for Game 1. The CW's Swamp Thing had a preliminary 0.1 for the first time (after adjusting down to it last week).

The War of 18-49, Bull



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/19/20


FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (0.8, -0.2), Emergency Call (0.4) and LA's Finest (0.6, -0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • A later-than-usual return for The Voice (1.2) put NBC on top of Monday night, though it was down roughly 30% from last year's fall premiere. The show also helped Weakest Link (0.8), now in a new Monday 10/9c slot, to rebound from last week's ugliness.
  • Despite more NBC competition, ABC at least preliminarily edged back up with Dancing with the Stars (1.0) and Emergency Call (0.5), while CBS' Big Brother (0.9) and One Day At a Time (0.2/0.2) were down.
  • Fox had a COVID-delayed NFL game in the late afternoon and running slightly into primetime, distorting the early numbers for LA's Finest (0.9) and Filthy Rich (0.4).

SpotVault - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings





Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Sundays, 9/8c, ABC







SpotVault - The Voice (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Voice
Mondays, 8/7c, NBC







SpotVault - Supermarket Sweep (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings





Supermarket Sweep
Sundays, 8/7c, ABC







SpotVault - Shark Tank (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





Shark Tank
Fridays, 8/7c, ABC







SpotVault - Card Sharks (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings





Card Sharks
Sundays, 10/9c, ABC







SpotVault - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





America's Funniest Home Videos
Sundays, 7/6c, ABC







Monday, October 19, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/18/20


FINALS UPDATE: America's Funniest Home Videos (0.6), 60 Minutes (0.9), Sunday Night Football (3.7, +0.9), NFL Overrun (6.1, +1.5), The OT (3.2), NLCS (2.9, +1.0) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1) adjusted up while Mom (R) (0.2), Football Night in America p2 (1.2, -0.3) and Football Night in America p3 (2.1, -0.7) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Against a lot of sports competition, ABC managed a solid 1.0 for the premiere of its Supermarket Sweep (1.0) revival. Among ABC's recent unscripted forays in the Sunday 8/7c timeslot in the fall, this was definitely the most promising start, up a tenth on last year's Kids Say the Darndest Things premiere (which was itself way above Dancing with the Stars: Juniors from the previous year). It had surprisingly little help from the 7/6c premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos (0.5), down about a third year-to-year.
  • The ABC night fell off pretty sharply after Sweep, as the return of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.6) was considerably down from the 0.9's it was usually pulling even at the end of its spring/early summer run, and Card Sharks (0.4) returned after more than a year off with a new series low at 10/9c.
  • Fox's animation was preempted in favor of Game 7 of the NLCS (2.2/1.7/1.7), which lost head-to-head against Sunday Night Football (3.1/3.1/2.4) but still pulled it down to its lowest prelims of the season.

The War of 18-49, American Housewife



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/16/20


FINALS UPDATE: Dateline (0.5) and WWE SmackDown! (0.6) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's Shark Tank (0.6) returned to top Friday night, and while a long way from the heights of its surge during the early weeks of the pandemic, it was still just a tenth behind last year's fall premiere on a Sunday.
  • In its season premiere, Fox's WWE SmackDown! (0.5) was actually down from recent weeks, while Undercover Boss (0.4) on CBS rebounded a bit.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/15/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Vice President and the People (3.0, +0.4), Emergency Call (R) (0.7), Big Brother (1.0), Decision 2020: Trump Town Hall (2.2, +0.5) and NLCS (1.5, +0.8) adjusted up while Dateline (R) (0.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • On a night of dueling presidential town halls, two hours of Joe Biden on ABC had a big edge on Donald Trump's 8/7c hour on NBC in the young adult demos (2.6 to 1.7 in A18-49, 1.9 to 1.1 in A18-34), but the older-skewing Trump event narrowed the gap noticeably in total viewers (12.229m to 10.386m). The Trump event was also simulcast on MSNBC and CNBC.
  • ABC aired a repeat of Emergency Call (0.6) at 10/9c, while NBC followed its event with two episodes of Connecting... (0.5/0.2).
  • Fox was on the map with the NLCS (0.7/0.7/0.8), and the CW's Supernatural (0.3) was down a notch from last week's big premiere.

SpotVault - The Amazing Race (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Amazing Race
Wednesdays, 8/7c, CBS







SpotVault - The Bachelorette (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings





The Bachelorette
Tuesdays, 8/7c, ABC







SpotVault - One Day At a Time (CBS) - Fall 2020 Ratings





One Day At a Time
Mondays, 9/8c, CBS







SpotVault - Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) - Fall 2020 Ratings





Fear the Walking Dead
Sundays, 9/8c, AMC







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