Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/29/20

FINALS UPDATE: ABC Presidential Debate (3.2, +0.6), ABC Presidential Debate Analysis (2.1), CBS Presidential Debate (1.4, +0.3), CBS Presidential Debate Analysis (1.0), NBC Presidential Debate (2.7, +0.5), NBC Presidential Debate Analysis (1.8, +0.2) and Fox Presidential Debate (1.6, +0.3) adjusted up while 20/20 Special (1.1), Weakest Link (1.2) and Cosmos: Possible Worlds (0.4) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/27/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.0), Sunday Night Football (5.3, +1.0), NFL Overrun (6.6, +1.9) and NFL Overrun (7:30) (6.6, +1.8) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (0.4, -1.0), Football Night in America p3 (1.8, -1.8) and The Simpsons (1.7, -0.3) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/24/20

FINALS UPDATE: Filthy Rich (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted. ABC's summer game show trio of Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and Match Game began a fall Thursday run. CBS had the first episode of CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.

The 2020-21 Daily Year-to-Date Rankings

This is a sortable list of series and ratings averages for the 2020-21 season, including every series that has a page in the SpotVault or War of 18-49. For the first time, it is also a filterable list, meaning you can boil the table down to just one network, one category of programming or only new shows. (The striped formatting looks kinda ugly when filtered, but hopefully that is worth the added functionality.)

SpotVault - Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings

Star Trek: Discovery
Thursdays, 10/9c, CBS

SpotVault - I Can See Your Voice (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

I Can See Your Voice
Wednesdays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - The Masked Singer (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

The Masked Singer
Wednesdays, 8/7c, Fox

SpotVault - Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Tuesdays, 8/7c, Fox

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/23/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.2), America's Got Talent (R) (0.7), America's Got Talent (0.9), The Masked Singer (1.6, +0.2) and I Can See Your Voice (1.2) adjusted up.

  • Fox reality stalwart The Masked Singer (1.4) returned to top Premiere Wednesday, but it was down a steep 40%ish from the show's fall premiere a year ago. Its new unscripted lead-out I Can See Your Voice (1.1) held on well at 9/8c, clearly outperforming the dud year-ago post-TMS occupant (Almost Family) and posting about the same retention as the winter occupant LEGO Masters (which premiere to a 1.6 after a 2.0).
  • It was finale night for America's Got Talent (0.8/0.9) from 9:00 to 11:00, possibly eyeing the series' first 0.9 in over a month. CBS had its usual duo of Big Brother (1.1) and Love Island (0.6), with the latter hitting a new season high if it holds in finals.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/22/20

FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (1.1) and Love Island (0.5) adjusted up.

  • Week two of Dancing with the Stars (1.0) got moved to Tuesday due to the NFL simulcast on Monday. It was down at least a couple tenths from its breakout premiere, but still drastically up on a year-to-year basis (vs. a 0.8 for week two of last season). It led into a Time100 special (0.4) at 10/9c.
  • Fox continued to roll out its modified fall schedule with two hours of the documentary series Cosmos: Possible Worlds (0.4/0.3), which had been initially slated to air as a Fox/Nat Geo simulcast well over a year ago before eventually airing on only Nat Geo six months ago. NBC began its finale week for America's Got Talent (0.8/0.7) leading into week four of resilient medical drama Transplant (0.5).

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/21/20

FINALS UPDATE: Monday Night Football (2.0, +0.4), The Neighborhood (R) (0.4), Young Sheldon (R) (0.4) and Filthy Rich (0.5) adjusted up.

  • On a different kind of Premiere Monday, Fox rolled out a drama lineup of Spectrum acquisition LA's Finest (0.5) and leftover 2019-20 series Filthy Rich (0.4). The pair didn't do much, but they still managed to outrate CBS' own Spectrum series Manhunt: Deadly Games (0.3) at 10/9c.
  • ABC dominated with a one-time broadcast simulcast for Monday Night Football (1.6/1.7/1.6), but it would appear much of the audience stayed at its usual ESPN home. Summer series American Ninja Warrior (0.5) and Love Island (0.5) kept rolling into the regular season.

SpotVault - Manhunt: Deadly Games (CBS) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Manhunt: Deadly Games
Mondays, 10/9c, CBS

SpotVault - LA's Finest (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

LA's Finest
Mondays, 8/7c, Fox

SpotVault - Filthy Rich (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Filthy Rich
Mondays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - 60 Minutes (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings

60 Minutes
Sundays, 7/6c, CBS

Monday, September 21, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/20/20

FINALS UPDATE: Primetime Emmy Awards (1.3, +0.3), NFL Overrun (5.5, +1.5), 60 Minutes (1.6, +0.3), Big Brother (1.1, +0.2), Love Island (0.5), Football Night in America p2 (2.4, +0.6), Sunday Night Football (5.2, +1.0) and The Simpsons (R) (0.4) adjusted up while Celebrity Family Feud (0.5, -0.2), Football Night in America p3 (2.4, -1.3) and Last Man Standing (R) (0.4) adjusted down.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/17/20

FINALS UPDATE: Transplant (R) (0.3) adjusted up while Holey Moley Special (0.4), Match Game (R) (0.2, -0.2), Love Island (0.4) and Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

A18-49+ Season Comparison Chart (thru 2019-20)

This is an interactive chart allowing you to compare seasonal A18-49+ ratings (through 2019-20) for up to three different shows. It includes the 154 broadcast scripted shows with at least a 250 Career A18-49+, the same shows included on the Career A18-49+ Sortable Table.

Career A18-49+ Sortable Table (thru 2019-20)

This is the Career A18-49+ sortable table, with A18-49+ numbers that can be used to evaluate the full run of a series. This includes Career A18-49+, the sum of each individual season's historical-adjusted A18-49 rating, as well as how many times each show went over some of the A18-49+ label thresholds.

A few quick notes about what's in here:
  • This includes all 154 broadcast scripted series with a career A18-49+ total of 250 or higher. Unlike in previous years, that means a handful of netlet shows are in the mix (though of course they can be filtered out easily). The 45 "hit for CW" and 35 "solid for CW" labels are applied to the "hit" and "solid" counts for those shows.
  • This number will be incomplete for shows that aired before 2001, but to help account for this, the number of missing seasons is included in parentheses under the "Seasons" column. You can also filter in or out the shows that have missing seasons, as well as the shows still "active" (and thus still adding to their counts).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/15/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.1) adjusted up while The Conners (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

SpotVault - Power Book II: Ghost (STARZ) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Power Book II: Ghost
Sundays, 8/7c, STARZ

SpotVault - Transplant (NBC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Tuesdays, 10/9c, NBC

SpotVault - Dancing with the Stars (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Dancing with the Stars
Mondays, 8/7c, ABC

SpotVault - American Ninja Warrior (NBC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

American Ninja Warrior
Mondays, 8/7c, NBC

SpotVault - 48 Hours (CBS) - 2020-21 Ratings

48 Hours
Saturdays, 10/9c, CBS

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/14/20

FINALS UPDATE: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) (0.1) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R) (0.1) adjusted down.

  • A revamped Dancing with the Stars (1.3) got off to a great start for ABC, roaring past last season's 1.0 premiere and potentially growing even more in adults 18-34 (a 1.0/1.1 vs. last year's 0.7). It could shift down in finals due to a Pittsburgh NFL preemption, but not enough to make it anything less than a big win. A 'Vote Or Miss Out' special at 10/9c (0.4) dropped significantly.
  • American Ninja Warrior (0.5) could not shake off its slow Labor Day start, and was in fact down a tenth from last week, but CBS' Love Island (0.4) did tick up from last Monday.

Schedules Plus & The Breakdown Index for 2019-20

The Breakdown
The Breakdown is a comprehensive look at the broadcast networks' performance in the most recent season, comparing the season's historical-adjusted ratings with the previous season (and the historical averages).

Monday, September 14, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/13/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.1), Sunday Night Football (6.2, +1.3), NFL Overrun (7.9, +3.0) and The Masked Singer Special (1.6, +0.3) adjusted up while 60 Minutes (0.8), Football Night in America p2 (0.8, -1.0), Football Night in America p3 (2.7, -1.2), The OT (3.9) and Fox Fall Preview (0.5) adjusted down.

The Breakdown: CW Sunday in 2019-20 (Batwoman, Supergirl)

It's time for a journey through the CW Sunday schedule in 2019-20...

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/10/20

FINALS UPDATE: Holey Moley (0.5), Big Brother (1.1), Football Night in America p3 (4.3, +0.2) and Sunday Night Football (6.7, +1.3) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 9/7/20

FINALS UPDATE: Bull (R) (0.2) adjusted down.

  • Premiering three months later than usual, the new season of American Ninja Warrior (0.5/0.6) tumbled by nearly half from its 1.0 premiere a year ago. It was still enough to top the night, as ABC finished off its run of The Bachelor Presents: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (0.2).

The Breakdown: NBC Sunday in 2019-20 (Little Big Shots, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Good Girls and more!)

It's time for a journey through the NBC Sunday schedule in 2019-20...

Monday, September 7, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 9/6/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Playoffs (2.0, +0.7), NHL Playoffs (0.5), FOX NFL Sunday 2020 Season Preview (0.2) and Premier Boxing Champions (0.2) adjusted up while America's Funniest Home Videos (R) (0.8, -0.3) and Playoffs NBA Countdown (0.7, -0.2) adjusted down.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 9/3/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.1), The Wall (R) (0.4), Law and Order: SVU (R) (0.3) and Beat Shazam (R) (0.4) adjusted up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 9/1/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Playoffs (1.2, +0.2) and America's Got Talent (0.8) adjusted up.

  • NBC premiered medical drama Transplant (0.4), a Canadian acquisition, after America's Got Talent (0.7). Transplant went behind all results from the previous occupant World of Dance. ABC got a rare Tuesday win thanks to the NBA playoffs (0.8/1.0/1.0).

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