Thursday, February 13, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/12/20


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Week two of the Fox unscripted lineup saw a two-tenth decline for The Masked Singer (1.8) and a steep-ish 25% decline for newbie LEGO Masters (1.2).
  • Fox had another tough unscripted competitor as Survivor (1.3) returned for its two-hour 40th season premiere. The show took a roughly league-average decline vs. its spring 2019 premiere (1.6).  
  • ABC got upticks from Modern Family (0.9) and Single Parents (0.6) on the night of Modern's Paris episode, but The Goldbergs (0.8) inched down to lead off the night. NBC's Chicago trio (1.1/1.1/1.0) looked normal, as did the CW's Riverdale (0.2).

SpotVault - Survivor (CBS) - Spring 2020 Ratings





Survivor
Wednesdays, 8/7c, CBS







Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/11/20


FINALS UPDATE: The Flash (0.4) adjusted up while Mixed-ish (0.5) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC showed a little more Tuesday spunk than usual with a live edition of The Conners (1.1), a one-tenth uptick for its other three comedies (0.7/0.6/0.6), and a respectable start at 10/9c for new legal drama For Life (0.7). For Life looked better vs. its lead-in but still started in the same area as fall dramas Emergence (0.8) and Stumptown (0.7).
  • It was a down night vs. two weeks ago for all three CBS dramas (1.0/0.8/0.6). NBC's Ellen's Game of Games (0.9) and New Amsterdam (0.6) also downticked, though This Is Us (1.4) held up at 9/8c.
  • The CW also had bad news, with The Flash (0.3) preliminarily eyeing a new series low. And Fox's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (0.6) was even after a repeat of The Resident (0.3).

SpotVault - For Life (ABC) - Spring 2020 Ratings





For Life
Tuesdays, 10/9c, ABC







Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/10/20


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • After last week's Super Monday bounce, Fox's drama newbies 9-1-1: Lone Star (1.0) and Prodigal Son (0.7) fell back to normal.
  • But it was an up night for much of the rest of broadcast. The Bachelor (1.8) and The Good Doctor (0.9) were both on the upswing, as was most of the CBS lineup (0.9/0.7/0.7/0.7). At least in the prelims, the CW's All American is eyeing what would be its first 0.3 since the season premiere.
  • NBC's Manifest fell back to 0.6 and an outright third place at 10/9c, following another 1.0/1.1 hourly breakdown from America's Got Talent: The Champions.

SpotVault - MacGyver (CBS) - 2020 Ratings





MacGyver
Fridays, 8/7c, CBS







SpotVault - Homeland (Showtime) - Spring 2020 Ratings





Homeland
Sundays, 9/8c, Showtime







Monday, February 10, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/9/20


FINALS UPDATE: Academy Awards (5.3, +0.7) and Outmatched (R) (0.3) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The Academy Awards posted 23.6 million viewers and a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating in the time zone-adjusted fast nationals (more accurate numbers than what is listed in the table below). That would be a horrifying 31% drop in the demo vs. last year, though last year had been a significant rebound from the previous year. Pending finals, it could be the first year that Oscar lost in the demo to the Grammy Awards (5.4) since the Whitney Houston tribute-fueled Grammys in 2012.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 2/7/20


FINALS UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Debate (1.3, +0.2) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted. ABC aired a Democratic presidential debate, while CBS brought MacGyver back to its longtime 8/7c slot and slid Hawaii Five-0 to 9/8c.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/6/20


FINALS UPDATE: Last Man Standing (0.7) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers posted. NBC revamped its comedy Thursday with the double-episode return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, plus newbie Indebted at 9:30. CBS debuted new drama Tommy at 10/9c, while the CW premiered Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene.

SpotVault - Tommy (CBS) - Spring 2020 Ratings





Tommy
Thursdays, 10/9c, CBS







SpotVault - Katy Keene (CW) - Spring 2020 Ratings





Katy Keene
Thursdays, 8/7c, CW







SpotVault - Indebted (NBC) - Spring 2020 Ratings





Indebted
Thursdays, 9:30/8:30c, NBC







SpotVault - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) - 2020 Ratings





Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thursdays, 8:30/7:30c, NBC







Thursday, February 6, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 2/5/20


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Three days after the Super Bowl, The Masked Singer (2.0) returned diminished; it was down a third from the year-ago winter premiere, and 20% off from the fall premiere. But Fox got a major consolation prize in the 9/8c hour with an outstanding start for unscripted lead-out LEGO Masters (1.6), more than doubling the premiere of fall TMS lead-out Almost Family which had the same 2.0 lead-in.
  • Fox had a lot of competition, not just from NBC's Chicago trio (1.1/1.1/1.1) but also from a special Wednesday edition of The Bachelor (1.4/1.3). Bachelor, however, was no help to the usual 10/9c occupant Stumptown (0.4).
  • CBS had a Survivor retrospective special (0.6) a week before the 40th season premiere, leading into a double-dose of Criminal Minds (0.6/0.5). The CW (0.2/0.1) was even.

SpotVault - The Masked Singer (Fox) - Winter Spring 2020 Ratings





The Masked Singer
Wednesdays, 8/7c, Fox







SpotVault - LEGO Masters (Fox) - Winter Spring 2020 Ratings





LEGO Masters
Wednesdays, 9/8c, Fox







Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/4/20


FINALS UPDATE: NCIS (R) (0.5) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • The big four simulcast the State of the Union starting at 9:00 ET. The only entertainment originals in the 8:00 hour were unscripted offerings Ellen's Game of Games (1.0) and an out-of-slot edition of 24 Hours to Hell and Back (0.8), and they were rewarded as the NBC (0.9/0.8) and Fox (0.9) SOTU coverage easily outrated ABC (0.5/0.6) and CBS (0.5/0.5) in the prelims.
  • The CW had the only scripted counterprogramming as The Flash (0.4) returned for its first new episode of 2020, leading into Legends of Tomorrow (0.2).

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 2/3/20


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Fox got an impressive Super Monday bounce as 9-1-1: Lone Star (1.3), at least for one night, looked every bit as strong as the 9-1-1 mothership, while Prodigal Son was back up to 0.8 for the first time in six episodes.
  • ABC still dominated the night thanks to three hours of The Bachelor (1.6/1.6/1.4), while NBC's Manifest (0.7) preliminarily had a crucial rebound following a steady-ish America's Got Talent: The Champions (1.0/1.1).
  • CBS' The Neighborhood (0.8) was down a notch after a week off, and all the other eye originals (0.7/0.6/0.6) matched two weeks ago. The CW (0.2/0.2) was also even.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 2/2/20


FINALS UPDATE: Super Bowl (29.9, +3.2) adjusted up while Ellen's Game of Games (R) (0.2), Super Bowl Postgame (18.2, -2.8) and The Masked Singer (8.1, -1.8) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Time zone-adjusted fast nationals (much more accurate than what is in the table below) have the Super Bowl at 99.9 million viewers, up by 1% from last year, while lead-out The Masked Singer (23.7 million viewers and an 8.1 demo rating) was only a modest improvement on last year's The World's Best (22.2 million and a 7.0) and trailed This Is Us from two years ago (27.0 million and 9.3).
    • In terms of the game's 18-49 score, the non-adjusted hourly 18-49 ratings (27.7/27.0/25.5) are suggesting a roughly 4% year-to-year decline vs. last year's preliminaries (28.5/28.2/27.1), trending a bit worse as the game went on. Last year's game adjusted up to a 31.1 final.
    • It is possible the time zone-adjusted numbers could shift enough in finals to put the game over 100 million. (Last year's game had 98.2 million in the fast nats and ended up with 98.5 million in the finals.)

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