Thursday, June 8, 2023

The Breakdown: CBS Monday in 2022-23 (The Neighborhood, NCIS, Bob Hearts Abishola and more!)

It's time for a journey through the CBS Monday schedule in 2022-23...


2021-22The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i109
2022-23The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i97 (-11%)
125 (+1%)98 (-5%)100 (-19%)80 (-13%)
111 (-2%)


CBS returned its Monday lineup from 2021-22 completely intact. In the fall, the comedy hour at 8/7c was fairly steady, but NCIS and its spin-off were unable to keep up with their relatively strong starts from last fall.


2021-22The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i100
2022-23The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i102 (+2%)
130 (+7%)110 (+6%)103 (-2%)82 (+1%)
120 (+6%)


The news got better across the board in the winter as all four shows perked up somewhat, way better than how they behaved last year. Neighborhood and Abishola were up year-to-year in Plus, while the dramas were basically dead even. Hawai'i benefited from a big crossover episode at the start of January, but then had a 0.29 the next week against a huge NFL playoff game which kinda cancelled it out.


2021-22The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i97
2022-23The NeighborhoodBob Hearts AbisholaNCISNCIS: Hawai'i91 (-6%)
112 (-4%)90 (-8%)97 (-3%)75 (-12%)
101 (-6%)


The spring was not particularly kind, with all four shows dipping below last spring's pace. Hawai'i was mired with 0.3's for the whole spring and had some ugly y2y points.

Rating the Ratings

The Neighborhood*0.40.520.7-16%121solid+1%detail
Bob Hearts Abishola0.30.420.5-19%98marginal-3%detail
NCIS: Hawai'i0.30.350.5-33%81marginal-20%detail

The Neighborhood: Though it was perhaps overshadowed a bit this year by the strong Thursday comedies, The Neighborhood just keeps plugging away, leading one of the most consistent hours in primetime over the last several years. Grade: B.

Bob Hearts Abishola: A little worse than The Neighborhood trend-wise but still very much in line with its performance historically. Grade: B-.

NCIS: A lot of its decline was tied up in the early part of the season, when it was compared against the Mark Harmon send-off episodes from fall 2021. Since then, it's been down more gradually, but it's still kinda crazy to see this show fall all the way back to the ratings of its early seasons. Lowest Plus since season four! Grade: C+.

NCIS: Hawai'i: Decline is largely driven by a post-football episode from season one. Just looking at Monday episodes, it's -7% in Plus, but I'm a touch harsher than with the mothership because it fell off more at the end of the season. Not really any stronger than the first couple Monday seasons of Bull now. Grade: C.

The names in this last table link to the shows' War of 18-49 pages. Links with an asterisk(*) have been updated with the new info. Updates to younger shows will come later in the summer.

Previous Breakdowns for CBS Monday: 2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22

Here's the now updated Schedules Plus for CBS Monday.

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