Monday, August 30, 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Friday 8/27/21

FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (R) (0.3), Secret Celebrity Renovation (0.3, -0.2), The Greatest #AtHome Videos (0.3), Blue Bloods (R) (0.2), American Ninja Warrior (R) (0.3), Dateline (0.3), WWE SmackDown! (0.6), Burden of Truth (0.0) and Dynasty (0.0) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Monday 8/23/21

FINALS UPDATE: Bachelor in Paradise (1.0) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted. Competition reality series The Ultimate Surfer premiered after Bachelor in Paradise.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 8/17/21

FINALS UPDATE: FBI (R) (0.3), America's Got Talent (0.9) and LEGO Masters (0.5) adjusted up while Stargirl (0.1) and Superman and Lois (0.1) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted.

The Breakdown: ABC Friday in 2020-21 (Shark Tank, 20/20)

It's time for a journey through the ABC Friday schedule in 2020-21...

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Monday 8/16/21

FINALS UPDATE: Bachelor in Paradise (0.9) and American Ninja Warrior (0.6) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted. Bachelor in Paradise returned to ABC after skipping summer 2020.

SpotVault - Stargirl (CW) - 2021 Ratings

Tuesdays, 8/7c, CW

SpotVault - Secret Celebrity Renovation (CBS) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Secret Celebrity Renovation
Fridays, 8/7c, CBS

SpotVault - Roswell, New Mexico (CW) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Roswell, New Mexico
Mondays, 8/7c, CW

SpotVault - Love Island (CBS) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Love Island
Wednesdays, 9/8c, CBS

SpotVault - Fantasy Island (Fox) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Fantasy Island
Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - Family Game Fight! (NBC) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Family Game Fight!
Wednesdays, 9/8c, NBC

SpotVault - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) - 2021-22 Ratings

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

SpotVault - Big Brother (CBS) - Summer 2021 Ratings

Big Brother
Wednesdays, 8/7c, CBS

SpotVault - Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) - 2021 Ratings

Bachelor in Paradise
Tuesdays, 8/7c, ABC

Monday, August 16, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 8/15/21

FINALS UPDATE: America's Funniest Home Videos (R) (0.4), Celebrity Family Feud (0.6), Big Brother (1.0) and America's Got Talent (R) (0.3) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted.

The Breakdown: CW Thursday in 2020-21 (Supernatural, Walker, Legacies)

It's time for a journey through the CW Thursday schedule in 2020-21...

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Friday 8/13/21

FINALS UPDATE: Secret Celebrity Renovation (0.3), Love Island (0.3), Blue Bloods (R) (0.2) and Dateline (0.3) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted. Preliminary numbers may be affected by local NFL preemptions.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 8/12/21

FINALS UPDATE: When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren (0.2), Big Brother (0.9), Love Island (0.4, -0.2), Bull (R) (0.2), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.4, -0.2), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.3, -0.2), Making It (0.2, -0.2), Law and Order: Organized Crime (0.1) and MLB Baseball (0.9, -0.4) adjusted down.

  • Numbers posted. NBC had the double-episode return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, its first originals in more than 15 months. NOTE: Numbers may be inflated due to local NFL preemptions.

The War of 18-49, Young Sheldon

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 8/11/21

FINALS UPDATE: Press Your Luck (0.5) and MasterChef (0.5) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted. Family Game Fight! had its regular timeslot premiere, following the first Wednesday edition of America's Got Talent.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 8/8/21

FINALS UPDATE: 60 Minutes (0.5), Tokyo Gold (0.9, +0.2), Summer Olympics (1.6, +0.5) and Family Game Fight! (0.7) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted. NBC previewed game show Family Game Fight! after the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Its regular timeslot premiere comes on Wednesday.

The Breakdown: NBC Thursday in 2020-21 (Manifest, Superstore, Law and Order: SVU and more!)

It's time for a journey through the NBC Thursday schedule in 2020-21...

Friday, August 6, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 8/5/21

FINALS UPDATE: Summer Olympics (2.0) and NFL Preseason Football (2.0, +0.4) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted. The Olympics got some NFL competition as the Hall of Fame Game kicked off the preseason on Fox.

The War of 18-49, The Good Doctor

A Rare Breakout at 10/9c

After seven seasons with consistent cop drama Castle in the Monday 10/9c hour, then one very bad post-Castle season for the timeslot (shared by flop newbie Conviction and flop sophomore Quantico), ABC immediately came up with a new staple for the timeslot on Premiere Monday in 2017. Medical drama The Good Doctor opened with a whooping 2.2 demo at 10/9c, growing by more than 50% from its Dancing with the Stars lead-in (1.4). That ended up being a 200 Plus, far bigger than any Castle episode ever (its series high was 135). And Good Doc stayed above peak Castle levels throughout season one; it held its 2.2 in week two, then had a couple 2.0's and high-1's for the rest of the fall. In the winter, it mostly stayed north of 1.5 and was about in line with its much bigger lead-ins from The Bachelor. This added up to a 163 Plus, making it one of the biggest rookie dramas in the 10/9c hour over the last decade (a little behind How to Get Away with Murder, but bigger than The Blacklist).

A Fast Fall Back to Reality

 But The Good Doctor's time at those sky-high levels was short-lived. The season two premiere was a 1.3, tying its low from season one, and it stayed at very low-1's for the rest of the season. Season three was fractional almost all the way, only perking up into the 1's for its last couple episodes (at the start of the COVID lockdowns). It wasn't any help that these seasons aired after two of the weakest Dancing with the Stars seasons ever, but by season three it was usually a bit behind its DWTS lead-in: a far cry from its huge gains during season one.

Season four didn't premiere till November due to COVID-driven production delays, meaning the show largely missed out on a major resurgence season for DWTS, plus had to air much deeper into the spring than was typical. That provides some excuse for its continued declines, but the bottom line is that season four ended up looking like a below-average Castle season (at least in Live+SD), and at this point it's hard to imagine it turning around. Nevertheless, it will return to that Monday 10/9c hour for a fifth straight year in 2021-22.

Adults 18-49 info by season:

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Historical-adjusted ratings by season:

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The War of 18-49 chronicles the ratings history of veteran primetime series. For more, see the Index.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 8/4/21

FINALS UPDATE: Big Brother (0.9) and Summer Olympics (2.4, +0.2) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted.

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 8/3/21

FINALS UPDATE: The Goldbergs (R) (0.3), Black-ish (R) (0.2) and Summer Olympics (3.0, +0.3) adjusted up.

  • Numbers posted.

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