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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: November 6-12, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #7. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.8    7th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.5    7th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.2    3rd week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.0    7th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
    The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.9    4th week
8. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.8    5th week
9. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    7th week
10. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    7th week
     Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.5    2nd week
12. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    6th week
      Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.4    3rd week
14. Ghosted (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.3    2nd week
15. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    6th week
    Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    4th week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    4th week
    Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    5th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.2    2nd week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.2    6th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    5th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    5th week
3. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.3    5th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    5th week
5. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.4    7th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    6th week
7. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
    The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
14. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    6th week
17. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    4th week
      Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
     The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
     Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
     Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.8 million    7th week
2. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.5 million    7th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 12.4 million    3rd week
4. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 11.3 million    7th week
5. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.8 million     7th week
6. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.9 million    7th week
    Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.9 million    7th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    7th week
9. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.5 million    6th week
10. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.3 million    7th week
11. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 9.2 million    7th week
     Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.2 million    6th week
13. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.7 million    2nd week
14. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 8.1 million    6th week
15. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 7.9 million    7th week
16. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.8 million    7th week
17. MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 7.3 million    5th week
18. S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.6 million    2nd week
     Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 6.6 million    7th week
     Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 6.6 million    3rd week
     
BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    5th week
2. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    5th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7 million    5th week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.1 million    5th week
5. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    5th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    6th week
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
10. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.7 million    5th week
11. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    5th week
     Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    7th week
13. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    5th week
14. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.2 million    7th week
      The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.2 million    6th week
16. The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 2.3 million    7th week
17. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
      Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    6th week
19. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.6 million    4th week
20. Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.7 million    4th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Lucifer (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - NCIS (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    2nd week
Thursday - Mom (CBS)    1st week
Friday - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)    3rd week
Sunday - Family Guy (FOX)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Dancing with the Stars (ABC)    1st week
Tuesday - The Mick (FOX)    1st week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - None
Friday - Marvel's Inhumans (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)    2nd week

Monday, November 13, 2017

QUICK HITS: CBS Midseason Schedule Suggestion

Here are my CBS schedule suggestions! As usual, CBS doesn't have a ton on the bench but they also have some nights that are definitely having trouble. This might be a year they wish they had more shows on the bench.

MONDAYS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
8:30 Man with a Plan
9:00 By the Book
9:30 Superior Donuts
10:00 Instinct
CBS has tweaked their Monday lineup but the next thing that needs to go is 9JKL, which needs to be cancelled. I don't love the idea of By the Book or Instinct here, but I'm also not high on either of those shows so I guess I'd give them a chance here. I can't imagine they'd be worse offerings than 9JKL and Scorpion.

TUESDAYS
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull 
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
I would leave Tuesdays alone. It's arguably the most stable and solid CBS night.

WEDNESDAYS
8:00 (Jan) Undercover Boss/(late Feb) Survivor
9:00 SEAL Team
10:00 Criminal Minds
CBS doesn't have an obvious filler for Survivor so I would put a short run of Undercover Boss here. Despite its struggles, SEAL Team has a full season so I'd leave it at 9pm. Criminal Minds has made an OK transition to 10pm.

THURSDAYS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory

8:30 Young Sheldon
9:00 Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10:00 (Jan) S.W.A.T./(Mar) Code Black
The Thursday comedy lineup is working well right now so I'd leave it alone. S.W.A.T. has only aired two episodes but I don't think it's going to deserve a back order so this is where I would eventually air the third season of Code Black.

FRIDAYS
8:00 MacGyver
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Blue Bloods
Fridays are lower rated than Tuesdays but still quite solid and stable.

SATURDAYS
8:00 Encores
9:00 Elementary
10:00 48 Hours
I would even bother with putting Elementary on a different night. It's renewed mainly for syndication reasons. Let it air on Saturdays.

SUNDAYS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
9:00 Scorpion
10:00 Madam Secretary
Between its low ratings and the Jeremy Piven scandal, I would cancel Wisdom of the Crowd. I think NCIS: Los Angeles should go back to 8pm and I would try Scorpion at 9pm because it is dying on Monday nights and something needs to be tried.

CANCEL: Wisdom of the Crowd, 9JKL

SAVE FOR SUMMER: The Amazing Race

Sunday, November 12, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: November 13-19, 2017

Here is a look at Week #8!

ABC
ABC has a bunch of Thanksgiving episodes among their comedies. It is also preempting most of its Sunday lineup for the American Music Awards next Sunday. Before it will be the season finale of The Toy Box, and it should be the series finale too, but we'll see. It will be interesting to see how The Good Doctor does after a week off.

MONDAY
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Middle (Thanksgiving episode)
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (Thanksgiving episode)
9:00 Black-ish
9:30 The Mayor
10:00 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs (Thanksgiving episode)
8:30 Speechless (Thanksgiving episode)
9:00 Modern Family (Thanksgiving episode)
9:30 American Housewife (Thanksgiving episode)
10:00 Designated Survivor

THURSDAY
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
9:00 Scandal
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Once Upon a Time
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 The Toy Box (Season Finale)
8:00 2017 American Music Awards

CBS
CBS has already upended its Monday lineup and is bringing back Man with a Plan to the slot it occupied last year. While it won't do great, I think it will be an upgrade on 9JKL's one week in this slot with Kevin Can Wait as a lead-in.

MONDAY
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
8:30 Man with a Plan (Season Premiere)
9:00 Superior Donuts
9:30 9JKL
10:00 Scorpion

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Survivor
9:00 SEAL Team
10:00 Criminal Minds

THURSDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
8:30 Young Sheldon
9:00 Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10:00 S.W.A.T.

FRIDAY
8:00 MacGyver
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
9:00 48 Hours
10:00 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 Wisdom of the Crowd
9:30 NCIS: Los Angeles
10:30 Madam Secretary

NBC
NBC has the season finale of Law & Order True Crime and we'll see if it ends up being the series finale. Obviously if it comes back, it will be a completely different story since it's an anthology.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Brave

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us
10:00 Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (Season Finale)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Blacklist
9:00 The Voice
10:00 Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in America
8:20 Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at Pittsburgh

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 Will & Grace (Repeat)
8:30 Superstore (Repeat)
9:00 Dateline NBC

SUNDAY
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia at Dallas

FOX

FOX has its regular lineup all week. They are advertising the premieres of The Four, LA to Vegas, and 9-1-1 being in January so I think we'll get a midseason schedule this week from the network.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon
9:00 The Mick
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Empire
9:00 Star

THURSDAY
8:00 Gotham
9:00 The Orville

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 The Exorcist

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Thanksgiving episode)
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Ghosted
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 The Last Man on Earth

CW
The CW has another week with its complete regular lineup. Nothing too exciting!

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Valor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Flash
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale
9:00 Dynasty

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow

FRIDAY
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 Jane the Virgin

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- The Mick has gotten seven additional episodes ordered to bring its Season 2 order to 20. This is a good sign for the struggling sophomore comedy. It's one that FOX really likes but it hasn't been able to find a large audience.

- Despite low ratings, the CW handed Dynasty a full season order. This isn't shocking because it seemed likely that one of their new freshman dramas were going to get a full season and Dynasty is one of their CBS studio shows which always seem to have more support from the CW. This news probably does not bode well for the other freshman drama Valor.

- NBC revealed that their regular lineup will mostly return the first week of January including bubble shows The Brave and Great News. Taken will have its revamped second season premiere on Friday, January 12 at 9pm.

- ABC has ordered three extra episodes of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and additional scripts for The Mayor. I don't think either show is going to make it to a second season but ABC has not given up on them yet.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: October 30-November 5, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #6. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.7    6th week
2. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.5    5th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.2    2nd week
4. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.0    6th week
5. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
    The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
7. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.8    5th week
8. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    6th week
    Will & Grace (NBC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.6    6th week
10. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.5    6th week
11. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.4    5th week
    Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4    1st week (New Season)
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 1.4    2nd week
14. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    6th week
      The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.3    3rd week
16. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    3rd week
    The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.2    5th week
    NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.2    6th week
    American Housewife (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 1.2    6th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.2    1st week (New Season)

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    4th week
    Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    4th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    4th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.2    4th week
5. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.4    4th week
    The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.4    6th week
7. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    4th week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    4th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
13. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.6    4th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    4th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:30pm) - 0.6    5th week
17. Me, Myself & I (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 0.7    2nd week
     Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
     The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    3rd week
     Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
     The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
     Great News (NBC, Thursday 9:30pm) - 0.7    3rd week
     Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
     Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    Special Airing

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:30pm) - 15.1 million    6th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 14.1 million    6th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 12.7 million    2nd week
4. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 12.1 million    6th week
5. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 10.6 million    6th week
6. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.9 million    6th week
7. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    6th week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.6 million    6th week
9. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.3 million    6th week
10. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 8.9 million    6th week
11. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 8.6 million    5th week
12. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.5 million    1st week (New Season)
13. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 8.4 million    6th week
14. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:30pm) - 8.0 million    6th week
15. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:30pm) - 7.9 million    6th week
16. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.7 million    6th week
17. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 7.4 million    5th week
18. MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 7.1 million    4th week
19. Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 6.7 million    1st week (New Season)
      S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.7 million    1st week (NEW SHOW)

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    4th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7 million    4th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    4th week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9 million    4th week
5. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    4th week
6. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.4 million    4th week
7. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5 million    4th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
9. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    4th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    4th week
11. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.9 million    5th week
12. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.0 million    4th week
    Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.0 million    6th week
14. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.3 million    5th week
      Ghosted (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 2.3 million    5th week
      Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    5th week
17. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.4 million    3rd week
      The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 2.4 million    6th week
19. Great News (NBC, Thursday 9:30pm) - 2.6 million    2nd week
      20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.6 million    6th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Kevin Can Wait (CBS)    1st week
Tuesday - The Middle (ABC)    1st week
Wednesday - Survivor (CBS)    1st week
Thursday - Young Sheldon (CBS)    2nd week
Friday - Dateline NBC (NBC)    3rd week
Sunday - Bob's Burgers (FOX)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 9JKL (CBS)    1st week
Tuesday - The Flash (CW)    1st week
Wednesday - Speechless (ABC)    2nd week
Thursday - Great News (NBC)    3rd week
Friday - Once Upon a Time (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - Shark Tank (ABC)    1st week

Sunday, November 5, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: November 6-12, 2017

Here's a look at Week #7!

ABC
ABC's week has some preemptions thanks to country music. Most perplexing is the choice to preempt hit drama The Good Doctor for what will surely be a low rated Luke Bryan special. Why couldn't they have aired it on Tuesday and preempt Kevin (Probably) Saves the World? As usual, the CMA Awards will preempt their Wednesday night comedy block but the CMA Awards are usually a decent draw. Thursday marks the 300th episode of Grey's Anatomy and that will surely get it back into the 2s in the demo. Friday marks the season (and most likely series) finale of the low rated and critically trashed Marvel's Inhumans.

MONDAY
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Living Every Day: Luke Bryan (Special)

TUESDAY
8:00 The Middle
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat
9:00 Black-ish
9:30 The Mayor
10:00 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

WEDNESDAY
8:00 51st Annual CMA Awards (Special)

THURSDAY
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
9:00 Scandal
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Marvel's Inhumans (Season Finale)
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 The Toy Box
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 Shark Tank

CBS
CBS has cancelled Me, Myself and I (more below) so their new Monday lineup has already changed. Before Man with a Plan returns next week, there will be a repeat of The Big Bang Theory this week. The rest of the week brings the usual lineup including the second week of their Thursday lineup and newbies Young Sheldon and S.W.A.T. It will be interesting to see how this group does in week two.

MONDAY
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
8:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
9:00 Superior Donuts
9:30 9JKL
10:00 Scorpion

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Survivor
9:00 SEAL Team
10:00 Criminal Minds

THURSDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
8:30 Young Sheldon
9:00 Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10:00 S.W.A.T.

FRIDAY
8:00 MacGyver
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
9:00 S.W.A.T. (Repeat)
10:00 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Wisdom of the Crowd
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00 Madam Secretary

NBC

CBS has passed the Thursday Night Football baton to NBC and will carry the game for the next two months. The rest of the week has the normal lineup and it will be interesting to see if This is Us can rebound from a big, but expected, drop on Halloween and against the World Series. If it can get all the way back to where it was the week before, that will be great for NBC.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Brave

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us
10:00 Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Blacklist
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
10:00 Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in America
8:20 Thursday Night Football: Seattle at Arizona

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 Will & Grace (Repeat)
8:30 Superstore (Repeat)
9:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Denver at New England

FOX
After two weeks of World Series interruptions, FOX's dream is over and its back to reality with their regular lineup. It will be interesting to see how Empire and Star come back as they were easily the strongest FOX performers before two weeks off.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon
9:00 The Mick
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Empire
9:00 Star

THURSDAY
8:00 Gotham
9:00 The Orville

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 The Exorcist

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Ghosted
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 The Last Man on Earth

CW
There's not usually much to write about the CW. Once again, they have their full lineup and will probably see similar results.

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Valor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Flash
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale
9:00 Dynasty

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow

FRIDAY
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 Jane the Virgin

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- CBS cancelled Me, Myself & I this week, pulling the low rated comedy off the schedule after it dropped to a 0.7 on the new CBS Monday lineup. CBS decided it had enough of its post-Big Bang Monday lineup after just one week. In addition to Me, Myself & I getting cancelled, 9JKL has gotten a timeslot downgrade to 9:30pm while Man with a Plan will come off the bench and start its second season November 13. This was the best thing that could have happened for Plan, which was relegated to backup duty when the fall schedule was announced.

- FOX has renewed The Orville for a second season. It will not get additional episodes this season as it needs a lot of lead time and was conceived for a shorter run this season. After a strong post-football debut, it dropped hard on Thursdays as expected, but it has recovered and stabilized higher than many (including me) thought it would and it seems to be developing a cult following.

- ABC has ordered two extra episodes each of Grey's Anatomy, Black-ish, The Middle, and American Housewife bringing each show's total to 24. This is not a big surprise and a few other comedies could get extra episodes ordered too.

- FOX is planning to reboot 24 once again, this time with a female lead. Its last reboot, last season's 24: Legacy was a disappointment but FOX is hoping this will give it a fresh new look, which seems possible.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

PILOT REVIEW: S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T.













Starring: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati, and Jay Harrington

Based on the series "S.W.A.T." Created & Developed by Robert Hamner and Rick Husky
Developed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan
Written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas & Shawn Ryan, Directed by Justin Lin

THE PREMISE
S.W.A.T. is another reboot, there's always a few in the new crop of shows every year. This is based on the moderately successful 1970s series and 2003 film of the same name. While it is basically still a cop show centered o a SWAT team, the show has tried to make itself a little more relevant for 2017 by commenting quite on a bit on the relations between the police and the community as led by Sergeant Daniel Harrleson (Shemar Moore).

THE REVIEW
Criminal Minds was a guilty pleasure of mine for many years (though I only watch sporadically now). I never thought it was a great show and I never thought it was well acted, but I still enjoyed it. One of my favorites on that show, though, was Shemar Moore and the show has never been the same since his departure in Spring 2016. I didn't think he was an amazing actor but he was charismatic and at least believable. The same holds true for S.W.A.T. but there's just not enough here to even make it a guilty pleasure.

For starters, the show tries way too hard to be more important than a procedural cop show. It really is transparently trying hard to be a show about race within the police community. But there's something just way to "CBS procedural" about it for that to actually work. Many times I have commented that a show doesn't always have to be about something important or different. If it's done well, it can be a standard procedural and do a really good job at it. Sometimes shows like that can even surprisingly wade into hot button issues effectively (Blue Bloods does this from time to time to solid results). But this kind of show is a little bit more annoying because it's failing at trying to be important.

There are some good things besides Moore. The action scenes were solid and there were some nice visuals in general throughout the episode. But the the cast was saddled with dumb dialogue and typical procedural elements (Moore's relationship with a colleague was especially grating). Like so many shows this season, there wasn't anything horrible or terrible about it. It was just a very "meh" show from start to finish. And it also begs the question, was the TV show or movie really popular enough to warrant a reboot?

WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Probably not. It's not offensively bad but I don't have time for average shows like this unless they're guilty pleasures and this won't be.

Friday, November 3, 2017

QUICK HITS: CW Midseason Schedule Suggestion

Here is my midseason CW schedule! The CW has four shows waiting in the wings and only programs 10 hours so there's less options than the other networks.

MONDAYS
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 (Jan) Dynasty/(Mar) iZombie
For the second year in a row, CW has struck out with their fall freshman dramas. But I think one should get at least a small extension and I would let Dynasty try its luck on Mondays for a little while, though I doubt it will help. In March, I would replace it with iZombie.

TUESDAYS
8:00 The Flash
9:00 (Jan) DC's Legends of Tomorrow/(Feb) Black Lightning
I think we all expect Black Lightning to take over for DC's Legends of Tomorrow and that is the right move. I think the idea of the CW starting to consolidate its superhero shows to a couple nights and this helps to that end.

WEDNESDAYS
8:00 Riverdale
9:00 Life Sentence
While their fall freshmen have been flops for two years, the CW stumbled into a big success with Riverdale, which picked up a lot of viewers over the summer and has been one of the few shows on any network to post nice year to year growth. So of course it should stay at 8pm. I would put promising freshman Life Sentence after it even if it's not a tonal fit. It is possibly the best slot CW has for a show like this.

THURSDAYS
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow
I would leave Thursdays alone. This pair of veterans has worked decently in the fall and the CW needs to focus on other nights.

FRIDAYS
(Jan)
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 Jane the Virgin

(Feb)
8:00 The Originals
9:00 The 100
I would let Friday be the dumping ground, first for their low rated dramedies and then for their low priority veterans starting around February.

CANCEL: Valor

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: October 23-29, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #5. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.8    5th week
    This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.8    5th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.2    5th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    5th week
5. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.8    5th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.8    4th week
    Will & Grace (NBC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.8    5th week
8. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.7    5th week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    5th week
10. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 1.4    4th week
    NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    5th week
    The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    5th week
13. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.3    4th week
    The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    4th week
    American Housewife (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 1.3    5th week
16. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.2    2nd week
      Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    3rd week
      Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    2nd week
     Superstore (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.2    1st week
     Chicago Fire (NBC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 1.2    2nd week
     The Orville (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.2    1st week
     60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.2    4th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    3rd week
    Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    3rd week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    3rd week
4. Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    3rd week
5. The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.4    5th week
6. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    3rd week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    3rd week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    3rd week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    4th week
    Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
12. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    4th week
15. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    Designated Survivor (ABC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
    Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    1st week (New Season)
    Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
19. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.8    5th week
      Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.8    1st week
      The Mayor (ABC, Thursday 9:30pm) - 0.8    2nd week
      NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.3 million    5th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 13.2 million    5th week
3. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 11.3 million    5th week
4. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.7 million    5th week
5. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.6 million    5th week
6. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 10.4 million    5th week
7. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.1 million    5th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.7 million    5th week
9. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 9.5 million    5th week
10. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.2 million    5th week
11. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 8.3 million    5th week
12. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.2 million    5th week
13. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 7.7 million    4th week
14. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 7.5 million    5th week
15. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 7.2 million    4th week
16. SEAL Team (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 6.9 million    5th week
17. Will & Grace (NBC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 6.8 million    5th week
      Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 6.8 million    5th week
19. Chicago Fire (NBC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.5 million    2nd week
      MacGyver (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 6.5 million    3rd week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6 million    3rd week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    3rd week
3. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    3rd week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9 million    3rd week
5. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.4 million    3rd week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4 million    3rd week
7. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6 million    3rd week
8. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    3rd week
9. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    3rd week
10. The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 2.0 million    5th week
11. Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    5th week
12. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.2 million    5th week
13. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    4th week
14. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    3rd week
15. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.9 million    2nd week
    Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.9 million    3rd week
17. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 3.0 million    2nd week
18. Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 3.2 million    Special Airing
19. Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million    2nd week
20. The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 3.4 million    1st week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 9JKL (CBS)    1st week
Tuesday - The Flash (CW)    1st week
Wednesday - Riverdale (CW)    2nd week
Thursday - The Orville (FOX)    1st week
Friday - Dateline NBC (NBC)    2nd week
Sunday - MLB World Series (FOX)    Special Airing

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Gifted (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)    1st week
Wednesday - The Blacklist (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - Gotham (FOX)    1st week
Friday - 20/20 (ABC)    1st week
Sunday - Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)    1st week

Monday, October 30, 2017

QUICK HITS: ABC Midseason Schedule Suggestion

Here are my midseason thoughts for ABC! ABC has American Idol coming in March and a lot of shows on the bench. I think they could go a lot of ways but this is my suggestion.

MONDAY
(Jan)
8:00 (Jan) The Bachelor/(Mar) Dancing with the Stars
10:00 The Good Doctor

(Apr)
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
9:30 American Idol
10:00 Deception
I know American Idol is going to dominate the midseason schedule but I think ABC needs to hedge its bets with that show. I'm not convinced it will be the hit ABC is hoping for because I don't think anyone is ready for or excited about a return of Idol, it's just too soon. So I think ABC's main Monday focus should be fall hit The Good Doctor by having it paired first with The Bachelor then with Dancing with the Stars. Then in April, after The Good Doctor's season is complete, I would air just half an hour of Idol results shows and lead that into the new Deception.

TUESDAY
8:00 The Middle
8:30 (Jan) Fresh Off the Boat/(Feb) Alex, Inc.
9:00 Black-ish
9:30 (Jan) The Mayor/(Feb) Fresh Off the Boat
10:00 (Jan) Kevin (Probably) Saves the World/(Mar) Shark Tank
I would leave Tuesdays alone in January, but then in February I would cancel The Mayor and move Fresh Off the Boat to 9:30pm to make room for Alex, Inc. I would also eventually cancel Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and move Shark Tank temporarily here since Sundays will be tied up.

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs
8:30 (Jan/May) Speechless/(Mar) Roseanne
9:00 Modern Family
9:30 American Housewife
10:00 (Jan) Designated Survivor/(Apr) Quantico
I would leave Wednesdays alone until March when I would run Roseanne for eight weeks in the 8:30pm slot. Yes it's a revival but why not give it a protected slot? It's not like Speechless is doing boffo numbers. Designated Survivor is Quantico 2.0 with its ratings so why not eventually replace it with a very late spring start for Quantico, which was inexplicably renewed for a third season.

THURSDAY
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
9:00 (Jan) Scandal/(Apr) Untitled Grey's Anatomy Spinoff
10:00 (Jan) How to Get Away with Murder/(Mar) For the People
Thursdays will and should remain a Shonda night while Shonda is still making shows for ABC (this is it with her Netflix move). I would replaced How to Get Away with Murder with For the People in March. I would then replace Scandal with the Grey's Anatomy spinoff in April.

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00 20/20
This is the hole ABC has dug itself into and I don't think there's anything they can do this season about it. So they'll have to keep Once Upon a Time and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (returning in December). They'll have to tackle this night in 2018-19.

SUNDAY
(Jan)
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Shark Tank
9:00 Specials/Encores

(Mar)
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 American Idol
10:00 The Crossing
I would not do much with Sundays in January but then after the Oscars, premiere American Idol and following it with high concept new drama The Crossing at 10pm. This seems like a pretty likely scenario.

DURING OLYMPICS: The Bachelor: Winter Games

ENDING/CANCEL: Ten Days in the Valley, Marvel's Inhumans, The Toy Box

SAVE FOR SUMMER: Splitting Up Together, Dancing with the Stars Junior

Sunday, October 29, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: October 30-November 5, 2017

Here is a look at Week #6!

ABC
ABC has yanked Ten Days in the Valley off the air, the first show pulled this season (more below) so they will double up the Shark Tank airings next Sunday in what will certainly be a ratings improvement for ABC. The rest of the week has a normal schedule. Tuesday could get slammed by Halloween and the World Series not only for ABC but also for CBS and NBC.

MONDAY
8:00 Dancing with the Stars (Halloween episode)
10:00 The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Middle
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat
9:00 Black-ish
9:30 The Mayor
10:00 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs
8:30 Speechless
9:00 Modern Family
9:30 American Housewife
10:00 Designated Survivor

THURSDAY
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
9:00 Scandal
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Marvel's Inhumans
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 The Toy Box
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 Shark Tank

CBS
CBS has a big week with the debut of their Thursday lineup and their revamped Monday lineup. Thursday should go well but Monday could be rough. Kevin Can Wait will return to 8pm while they made a last minute decision to premiere Superior Donuts at 9pm instead of moving the low rated Me, Myself and I up a half hour. Thursdays brings The Big Bang Theory back to the night while pairing it with Young Sheldon, which was last seen on the first night of the season receiving huge ratings. It will be interested to see how many come back for episode two after being off for over a month. The solid Mom and Life in Pieces pair continues at 9pm while the new Shemar Moore-led reboot of S.W.A.T. is the final fall show to premiere at 10pm that night.

MONDAY
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
8:30 9JKL
9:00 Superior Donuts (Season Premiere)
9:30 Me, Myself & I
10:00 Scorpion (Halloween episode)

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Survivor
9:00 SEAL Team
10:00 Criminal Minds

THURSDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
8:30 Young Sheldon
9:00 Mom (Season Premiere)
9:30 Life in Pieces (Season Premiere)
10:00 S.W.A.T. (SERIES PREMIERE)

FRIDAY
8:00 MacGyver
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Halloween episode)
10:00 Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 Wisdom of the Crowd
9:30 NCIS: Los Angeles
10:30 Madam Secretary

NBC
NBC has its regular lineup. It will be very interesting to see the This is Us numbers as it will be dealing with a lead in from a clip show, Halloween, and Game 6 of the World Series. I imagine a season low is coming and it could be a somewhat brutal hit for a family drama on Halloween night though I'm sure it will recover if that does happen.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Brave

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice Clip Show
9:00 This is Us (Halloween episode)
10:00 Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Blacklist
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
10:00 Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8:00 Superstore
8:30 The Good Place
9:00 Will & Grace
9:30 Great News
10:00 Chicago Fire

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 2017 Breeders' Cup
9:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Oakland at Miami

FOX
FOX will definitely get a Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night with the series currently tied 2-2. If the Dodgers and Astros split the next two games, they will get a Game 7 on Wednesday as well. If not, Empire and Star will return. Either way, getting to preempt the low rated Tuesday lineup for a second week is not a bad situation for FOX.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 MLB World Series Game 6

WEDNESDAY
8:00 MLB World Series Game 7

or

8:00 Empire
9:00 Star

THURSDAY
8:00 Gotham
9:00 The Orville

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 The Exorcist

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
7:30 Bob's Burgers
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Ghosted
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 The Last Man on Earth

CW
The CW has their regular lineup across the board. Nothing too exciting to see here!

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Valor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Flash
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale
9:00 Dynasty

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow

FRIDAY
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 Jane the Virgin

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- CBS has cancelled Zoo after three summer seasons. This comes as no surprise as the show was never a hit and it trended downward over the three summers it aired (1.1 demo average in 2015, 0.7 in 2016, 0.5 in 2017).

- ABC has handed a series order to The Rookie, which will bring Castle's Nathan Fillion as an older man who moves to Los Angeles to fulfill his dream of being an LAPD cop, despite being surrounded by much younger peers. Fillion is a popular ABC brand and the show in general seems on brand for ABC.

- ABC has basically cancelled Ten Days in the Valley as the show will be yanked off Sundays effective immediately. It will return in December on Saturday nights where it will air its final four episodes. Considering it was a limited series anyway with minuscule ratings, its future was never really a question, but ABC is not even going to let it air out the string on Sundays.