Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 12/17/18


WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC dominated with part one of The Voice's fall finale (1.5/1.6), down 20%ish from the year-ago evening. At 10/9c was an America's Got Talent special (1.2), which also served in part as a preview for the upcoming winter edition.
  • Like most comedies that have aired deep into December, CBS' The Neighborhood (1.0) and Happy Together (0.7) ended on a down note. It would be a new series low for HT. The Great Christmas Light Fight finished on ABC with a 0.7.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 12/16/18


FINALS UPDATE: 60 Minutes (2.5) and Sunday Night Football (5.4, +0.5) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (2.0) and Football Night in America p3 (2.8, -1.3) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • With a big national NFL lead-in, CBS went forward with its regular lineup of 60 Minutes (2.4), God Friended Me (1.1/1.0) and NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9/0.8). Compared to the last CBS NFL lead-in three weeks ago, the 7:00 NFL half-hour (6.3) was up eight tenths and 60 Minutes (2.9/1.9) was up three tenths in both preliminary half-hours, but the dramas were not much different.
  • There were lots of specials elsewhere; Fox looks about even year-to-year with the three-hour Miss Universe competition (0.9/1.2/1.3). ABC was even or a tick down year-to-year with its annual showing of The Sound of Music (0.5/0.8/0.9/0.8). And the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (0.2) made its way to the CW Sunday.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Friday 12/14/18


FINALS UPDATE: Fresh Off the Boat (0.5) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • In one last comedy duel before the holiday hiatus, Fox's Last Man Standing (1.0) and The Cool Kids (0.8) came out on top as usual, but ABC's Fresh Off the Boat (0.6) was the only one that managed a steady night week-to-week in the rounded numbers; its lead-out Speechless (0.4) also inched down.
  • Later in the ABC evening, things got super-ugly as Child Support (0.3) somehow found another new low, but it was a season high night for NBC's Dateline (0.8) in its return to two-hour episodes. CBS went with I Love Lucy (0.6) and Dick Van Dyke (0.5) holiday specials, while the CW had a Hollywood Christmas Parade special (0.2).

Friday, December 14, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 12/13/18


FINALS UPDATE: Thursday Night Football (5.0, +1.6) adjusted up while Young Sheldon (R) (1.0) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC kept just one hour of comedy around for the second Thursday in December, and was not rewarded; Superstore (0.7) fell to a new season low, while I Feel Bad (0.4) couldn't improve at all in a special 8:30 edition. CBS also had a single comedy hour at 9/8c, which saw Mom (1.2) build on Sheldon repeats (1.1/1.1), but Murphy Brown was down to its first 0.7 at 9:30.
  • Week two of ABC's The Great American Baking Show (0.6) and the CW's Supernatural (0.4) and Legacies (0.3) were all down a tenth from last week. And Fox got a big showing from its last Thursday Night Football of the season (3.2/3.5/3.4); it could be a 5.0ish in finals.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 12/12/18


FINALS UPDATE: No adjustments.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Fall finale night was a mixed bag for ABC, with The Goldbergs (1.1) preliminarily on the downturn but the other comedies American Housewife (1.0), Modern Family (1.4) and Single Parents (0.9) all up a notch. A Million Little Things posted another 0.7 at 10/9c, in its last episode before a move to Thursday after Grey's Anatomy in the new year.
  • Following a steady Survivor (1.5), CBS was on the upswing with dramas SEAL Team (1.0) and Criminal Minds (0.8). It would be the first trip into the ones all season for SEAL.
  • NBC had holiday special editions of Ellen's Game of Games (1.2) and Little Big Shots (0.8), and the CW was even with the fall finales of Riverdale (0.4) and All American (0.2).

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 12/11/18


FINALS UPDATE: The Rookie (0.8) and Supergirl (0.8) adjusted up.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was fall finale night on ABC, which got one-tenth rebounds for comedies The Conners (1.4), The Kids Are Alright (0.9) and Splitting Up Together (0.7), and CBS, which was up a notch with NCIS (1.3) but down a notch at 10/9c with NCIS: New Orleans (0.8).
  • NBC had another week of special programming after The Voice (1.4); this time, a one-hour Darci Lynne special (0.8) and Hollywood Game Night (0.5) did considerably worse than last week's SNL.
  • And the CW finished up its three night crossover with Supergirl (0.7) hitting season high levels on a special night. Though this was basically the same as a normal The Flash rating, Black Lightning (0.4) still managed an uptick at 9/8c.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Monday 12/10/18


FINALS UPDATE: Arrow (0.8) adjusted up while The Neighborhood (1.1, -0.2), Happy Together (0.8, -0.2), Magnum P.I. (0.8, -0.2) and Bull (0.8, -0.2) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • Numbers to come.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 12/9/18


FINALS UPDATE: Sunday Night Football (5.9, +0.6) and The Flash (0.7) adjusted up while Football Night in America p2 (0.5, -1.2) and Football Night in America p3 (2.3, -2.1) adjusted down.

WHAT MATTERS:
  • With a big Dallas Cowboys game in the late afternoon that stretched into the 7:30 half-hour, Fox got an even bigger NFL boost than usual for The Simpsons (2.8), Bob's Burgers (1.8), Family Guy (1.5) and Rel (0.8). The NFL also had a good night on NBC, where Sunday Night Football (5.4/5.5/5.1) should uptick back to 6.0ish after finals.
  • CBS' God Friended Me (0.8), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9) and Madam Secretary (0.6) aired without the NFL lead-in, and looked similar to the same situation three weeks ago (LA a little better). ABC's Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.6) couldn't pick up any steam on finale night, and Shark Tank (0.7) was also even.
  • The CW began a three-night superhero crossover with The Flash (0.6) taking a turn on Sunday. It was toward the low end ratings-wise by Flash standards, but better than anything Supergirl has done on the night this season. With a new lead-in, Charmed remained at 0.3.

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