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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 9/8c, 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

SpotVault - The Outpost (CW) - Fall 2020 Ratings

The Outpost
Thursdays, 9/8c, CW

SpotVault - Connecting... (NBC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Thursdays, 8/7c, NBC

SpotVault - Swamp Thing (CW) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Swamp Thing
Tuesdays, 8/7c, CW

SpotVault - NEXT (Fox) - 2020-21 Ratings

SpotVault - Ellen's Game of Games (NBC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Ellen's Game of Games
Tuesdays, 9/8c, NBC

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/13/20

FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelorette (1.4), Celebrity Family Feud (0.7), NFL Football (3.0, +0.3) and Ellen's Game of Games (0.5) adjusted up while Swamp Thing (0.1) adjusted down.

  • ABC's The Bachelorette had a good start to its fall 2020 run with a 1.3 in A18-49 and a whooping 1.2/1.3 in adults 18-34, in line with its summer 2019 premiere (1.4 A18-49, 1.2 A18-34). A special Celebrity Family Feud (0.6) rounded out the night at 10/9c.
  • CBS dominated with another virus-delayed NFL game in primetime (2.8/2.7) leading into The FBI Declassified (0.9) which started just after 10:00 ET.
  • Against way more Tuesday competition, it was a brutal night for the NBC lineup, with Weakest Link (0.6) and Ellen's Game of Games (0.4) each down multiple tenths and Transplant (0.3) also falling again. Fox's Cosmos: Possible Worlds and NEXT each held at 0.3, while the CW got a second week at 0.2 out of Swamp Thing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/12/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.0) and NLCS (1.2, +0.4) adjusted up while Dateline (0.4) adjusted down.

  • CBS had a quiet start to its rebroadcast of Pop comedy One Day at a Time (0.3/0.3), dropping by two thirds from its Big Brother lead-in (0.9). Manhunt: Deadly Games returned from a week off and was stuck at 0.2 at 10/9c.
  • ABC's Dancing with the Stars (0.9) and Emergency Call (0.4) topped a stronger-looking American Ninja Warrior (0.6) and Dateline (0.5) on NBC, but both networks might be affected a bit by football preemptions. And Fox had a rare night of Monday competitiveness with Game 1 of the NLCS (0.9/0.8/0.8).

Monday, October 12, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/11/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (3.2, +1.0), NBA Finals Postgame (2.4, +1.0), NFL Overrun (6.6, +1.9), 60 Minutes (1.7, +0.5), 60 Minutes (R) (0.6) and Sunday Night Football (4.2, +1.0) adjusted up while NBA Countdown (0.4, -1.0), Football Night in America p2 (0.6, -0.9), Football Night in America p3 (2.0, -1.1) and The Simpsons (R) (0.3) adjusted down.

The War of 18-49, This Is Us

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/9/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (3.2, +1.2) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.6, -0.7) and NBA Countdown (0.7, -0.6) adjusted down.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/8/20

FINALS UPDATE: Match Game (0.4), Big Brother (1.0) and Thursday Night Football (4.5, +1.5) adjusted up.

  • NBC got almost no interest in new socially distant comedy Connecting... (0.3), and even less for a Seth Meyers special at 8:30 (0.2).
  • Against the return of Thursday Night Football (2.6/3.2/3.1) to Fox, ABC's game show trio (0.7/0.5/0.3) was down a tenth.
  • And the CW had a strong return for Supernatural (0.4) as it began its final run of episodes, matching its fall premiere from a year ago. But it was no help to the season three premiere of usual summer staple The Outpost (0.1).

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 10/7/20

FINALS UPDATE: ABC Vice Presidential Debate (2.2, +0.3), ABC Vice Presidential Debate Analysis (1.6, +0.3), Big Brother (1.0), CBS Vice Presidential Debate (1.1), CBS Vice Presidential Debate Analysis (0.8), NBC Vice Presidential Debate (1.6, +0.3), NBC Vice Presidential Debate Analysis (1.1), The Masked Singer (1.5) and Fox Vice Presidential Debate (1.2, +0.2) adjusted up while 20/20 Special (0.8) adjusted down.

  • Preliminary ratings for the four-network simulcast of the vice presidential debate (1.9 ABC, 1.0 CBS, 1.3 NBC, 1.1/1.0 Fox) were in total roughly 70% of the first presidential debate prelims from last week.
  • In the 8/7c hour, The Masked Singer (1.4) was on top but lower than usual, beating out CBS' Big Brother (0.9) and another pre-debate edition of Weakest Link (0.8) on NBC. The CW began airing Italian acquisition Devils (0.1).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/6/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (2.9, +1.0), The FBI Declassified (0.4) and Ellen's Game of Games (0.7) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.6, -0.7) and NBA Countdown (0.8, -0.4) adjusted down.

  • Week two of NBC's Weakest Link (0.8) was the night's top entertainment program, despite a noticeable drop from its pre-debate premiere a week ago. It led into Ellen's Game of Games (0.6) and Transplant (0.4).
  • Fox rounded out another night of 0.3's as new drama NEXT (0.3) debuted in the 9/8c hour, leading out of Cosmos: Possible Worlds (0.3). The CW got a decent start from DC Universe import Swamp Thing (0.2), while CBS introduced reality filler The FBI Declassified (0.4/0.3).
  • Game 4 of the NBA Finals (1.9) on ABC improved by a few tenths on the Game 2/3 prelims.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/5/20

FINALS UPDATE: NFL Football (4.0, +0.7), Big Brother (0.9) and Decision 2020: Joe Biden Town Hall (0.7, +0.2) adjusted up while Emergency Call (0.5) and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (0.1) adjusted down.

  • Originally scheduled for late afternoon Sunday, CBS' Patriots/Chiefs NFL game (4.0/3.1) was bumped into Monday primetime for COVID reasons, and led into a special edition of Big Brother (0.8) at 10/9c.
  • More Monday NFL than usual damaged the broadcast competitors. ABC's Dancing with the Stars (0.9) and Emergency Call (0.6) easily finished second, beating NBC with a Joe Biden town hall (0.5) and a 9/8c edition of American Ninja Warrior (0.4/0.3). Fox's LA Finest (0.3) ticked down again, matching its lead-out Filthy Rich (0.3).

Monday, October 5, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 10/4/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (2.2, +0.7), NFL Overrun (5.3, +1.1) and Sunday Night Football (4.5, +1.0) adjusted up while NBA Countdown (0.4, -0.3), Black-ish (0.6, -0.2), 60 Minutes (1.6, -0.4), 60 Minutes (0.7), Football Night in America p2 (1.0, -0.8) and Football Night in America p3 (2.2, -1.1) adjusted down.

  • With an early start time and head-to-head NFL competition, Game 3 of the NBA Finals (1.3/1.5/1.6) couldn't even do any better than the Game 2 prelims on Friday, and remained enormously down year-to-year. The game led into a one-hour Black-ish special (0.8), two and a half weeks before its regularly-scheduled return on Wednesdays. (The NBA coverage actually ran 14 minutes into the 10:00 hour.)
  • Against the sports competition, the first non-NFL Sunday for Fox's cartoons (0.5/0.3/0.4/0.5) went low. CBS used its NFL overrun on two hours of 60 Minutes (2.7/1.3/0.9/0.6). And the CW brought back Pandora (0.1) for season two, just over a year after the season one finale.

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/2/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (2.4, +0.8) and WWE SmackDown! (0.6) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.5, -0.6) and NBA Countdown (0.6, -0.3) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

SpotVault - Dateline (NBC) - 2020-21 Ratings

Thursdays, 10/9c, NBC

SpotVault - Weakest Link (NBC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

SpotVault - The Simpsons (Fox) - 2020-21 Ratings

The Simpsons
Sundays, 8/7c, Fox

SpotVault - Undercover Boss (CBS) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Undercover Boss
Fridays, 9/8c, CBS

SpotVault - Family Guy (Fox) - 2020-21 Ratings

Family Guy
Sundays, 9:30/8:30c, Fox

SpotVault - Emergency Call (ABC) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Emergency Call
Mondays, 10/9c, ABC

SpotVault - Bob's Burgers (Fox) - 2020-21 Ratings

Bob's Burgers
Sundays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - Bless the Harts (Fox) - Fall 2020 Ratings

Bless the Harts
Sundays, 8:30/7:30c, Fox

SpotVault - 20/20 (ABC) - 2020-21 Ratings

Fridays, 9/8c, ABC

Friday, October 2, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/1/20

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (1.2) and The Wall (0.5) adjusted up while Press Your Luck (0.6), Match Game (0.4), The Masked Singer (R) (0.4), Let's Be Real (0.4) and Family Guy (R) (0.2, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 9/30/20

FINALS UPDATE: NBA Finals (2.9, +0.8), Ellen's Game of Games (R) (0.5), The Masked Singer (1.9, +0.2) and I Can See Your Voice (1.2) adjusted up while Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (0.6, -0.5) and NBA Countdown (0.8, -0.2) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

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