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Saturday, November 30, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football

CBS
8:00 The Flight Before Christmas (SPECIAL)
9:00 The Story of Santa Claus (SPECIAL)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 National Dog Show (SPECIAL)
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
Sunday night has a Redskins-Giants game on NBC. Both teams are usually big draws but the game carries very little importance since both teams are struggling this season. It will be interesting to see what kind of numbers its gets. Elsewhere, The Good Wife celebrates its 100th episode and the CBS lineup should be up thanks to a direct NFL lead-in. ABC has a feel-good movie in place of Revenge and Betrayal and it will probably skew old. FOX only has new episodes of Bob's Burgers and American Dad! so don't expect much there.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #53 "Save Henry"
9:00 MOVIE: Christmas in Conway
Prediction: Videos - 6.1 million, 1.4/Time - 7.0 million, 2.0

CBS
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 The Amazing Race
9:30 The Good Wife #100 "The Decision Tree"
10:30 The Mentalist #125 "My Blue Heaven"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 16.1 million, 3.4/Race - 9.4 million, 2.2/Wife - 9.8 million, 1.5/Mentalist - 9.7 million, 1.5

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: NY Giants at Washington

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers #27 "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal" (REPEAT)
7:30 American Dad! #151 "Lost in Space" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #531 "Homerland" (REPEAT)
8:30 Bob's Burgers #51 "Purple Rain-Union"
9:00 Family Guy #189 "Into Fat Air" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #158 "Independent Movie"
Prediction: Burgers - 3.1 million, 1.4/Dad - 3.5 million, 1.5

RATINGS RECAP: 11/29/13

ABC 
8:00 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Shrek the Halls
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
8:30 The Elf on the Shelf
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Garth Brooks Live from Las Vegas
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

NBC 
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Grimm
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Dracula
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Raising Hope
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 Raising Hope
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6 

RATINGS RECAP: 11/28/13

ABC 
8:00 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 15.9 million, 18-49 demo: 4.9
8:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
9:00 The Crazy Ones (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 The Crazy Ones (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Crazy Ones (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:30 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
8:30 NFL Football
Viewers: 21.0 million, 18-49 demo: 6.9

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Glee
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9 

On Thanksgiving night, FOX was all new but the results were pretty horrible even for Thanksgiving. The X Factor was down 1.7 million viewers and half a demo point for a series low. Glee was down 1.3 million viewers and half a demo point, also hitting a series low. I know it was Thanksgiving and people may not have known it was new, etc. But still - a 0.9 demo? Yikes. A Steelers-Ravens matchup did well for NBC but it wasn't one of their bigger draws as far as NFL games go. Elsewhere, ABC saw decent numbers from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving but not so much for Lady Gaga's special with the Muppets. CBS aired a mini The Crazy Ones marathon which did OK in the early part of the night thanks to a late NFL game.

RATINGS RECAP: 11/27/13

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Super Fun Night (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Nashville (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 11.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 CSI
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

NBC
8:00 The Making of The Sound of Music Live
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 SNL Thanksgiving
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6 

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

Thanksgiving Eve was quiet as usual with ABC in repeats and NBC airing specials. CBS had its regular lineup and it held up pretty well all things considered. Survivor was down 1.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season low. Criminal Minds was down 1.3 million viewers and four tenths in the demo and CSI was down three tenths in viewers and just a tenth in the demo as it held up the best. These shows are better to run on Thanksgiving Eve than others because they aren't as big draws for the younger crowd that goes out on one of the biggest party nights of the year. The X Factor did not hold up nearly as well as it was down six tenths in viewers and half a demo point to a low 1.2. Time to cancel this show, FOX. An SNL Thanksgiving special for NBC did pretty well.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/26/13

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 14.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

CBS
8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2 

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1 

FOX
8:00 Dads
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Tuesday night had the addition of Dancing and Rudolph to the night. ABC had the 17th edition finale of Dancing with the Stars on but first up at 8pm was Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was up 2.8 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. The viewer total is the best since the series premiere while the demo is the best in over a month. The huge jump in total viewers seems to suggest there is more crossover audience with NCIS, which was not on, than we may have thought. At 9pm, the season finale of Dancing with the Stars was a big improvement for the time period but down big from last fall's 3.0 demo and even last spring's 2.7 demo for the finales. Of course it hasn't aired on Tuesdays all season so that may play a factor too but this show continues to be on the decline. 

CBS started with the classic holiday special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which was up slightly from last year's presentation. It was on par with the NCIS demo but skewed way younger. At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down 2.7 million viewers but just a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down four tenths in viewers but up two tenths in the demo for its best demo in over a month. Los Angeles and Interest held up well without the NCIS lead-in. On NBC, The Biggest Loser started things off up a tenth in viewers and the demo. The Voice was down 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down six tenths in viewers but up two tenths in the demo despite the lead-in being down.

Every single show on ABC, CBS, and NBC was above a 2.0 demo Tuesday night but nothing on FOX was. At 8pm, Dads was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. This show is starting to look much weaker than Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it comes to the two struggling freshmen. At 8:30pm, Brooklyn was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, New Girl was up two tenths in viewers and the demo as it regained a little bit of ground from the bad series lows it's been hitting. At 9:30pm, The Mindy Project was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, November 27, Thursday, November 28, & Friday, November 29

WEDNESDAY
CBS and FOX are going with new programming on Wednesday night. Shows usually dip on this night though CBS is a little bit older skewing so I think it will be slightly less affected by the biggest party night of the year. NBC has a couple specials including a Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving episode.


ABC
8:00 The Middle #97 "The Drop Off" (REPEAT)
8:30 Last Man Standing #51 "Thanksgiving" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #89 "Best Men" (REPEAT)

9:30 Super Fun Night #1 "Anything for Love" (REPEAT)
10:00 Nashville #22 "I Fall to Pieces" (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #196 "The Caller"
10:00 CSI #305 "Girls Gone Wild"

NBC
8:00 The Making of The Sound of Music Live! (SPECIAL)
9:00 Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving (SPECIAL)

FOX
8:00 The X Factor

THURSDAY
Thanksgiving night has the Ravens-Steelers showdown on NBC. FOX has new episode of The X Factor and Glee. Last year, a new Glee on Thanksgiving night set a new series low. I wouldn't be shocked to see that again here. ABC has a couple specials including the new Lady Gaga and the Muppets special. CBS is trying to give some extra exposure to The Crazy Ones with a mini-marathon.

ABC
8:00 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (SPECIAL)
9:00 Modern Family #84 "Party Crasher" (REPEAT)
9:30 Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #122 "The Santa Simulation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Crazy Ones #4 "Breakfast Burrito Club" (REPEAT)
9:00 The Crazy Ones #2 "The Spectacular" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Crazy Ones #3 "Bad Dad" (REPEAT)

10:00 Elementary #20 "Dead Man's Switch" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Football Night in America
8:30 NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Baltimore

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
9:00 Glee #95 "Puppet Master"

FRIDAY
Friday has new programming on NBC and a new Raising Hope on Friday. The day after Thanksgiving isn't a time many think to watch regular programming so series lows for Hope, Grimm, and Dracula wouldn't shock me.

ABC
8:00 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (SPECIAL)
8:30 Shrek the Halls (SPECIAL)
9:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20


CBS
8:00 Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (SPECIAL)
8:30 The Elf on the Shelf (SPECIAL)
9:00 Garth Brooks: Live from Las Vegas (SPECIAL)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Grimm #49 "El Cucuy"
10:00 Dracula #5 "The Devil's Waltz"

FOX
8:00 Bones #172 "The Woman in White" (REPEAT)
9:00 Raising Hope #71 "Extreme Howdy's Makeover"
9:30 Raising Hope #72 "Adoption"

RATINGS RECAP: 11/25/13

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 14.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
8:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 Mike & Molly
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:30 Mom
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Hostages
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 11.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0 

FOX
8:00 Almost Human
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

On Monday night, ABC had the performance finale of Dancing with the Stars. It was up eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo but it wasn't even the best result this season and it was down half a demo point from last year's Monday finale. This show is still a decent performer, especially in total viewers, but it continues to be on the decline. At 10pm, Castle was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. Over on NBC, The Voice was up a million viewers but down a tenth in the demo from last week's episode, which aired from 9-11pm. At 10pm, The Blacklist did just fine with a week off as it was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It continues to have better and better retention out of The Voice and is really starting to seem like more of a standalone hit than Smash or Revolution. The question is, when will NBC give that a try? Probably not until next season at the earliest.

Over on CBS, How I Met Your Mother started things off down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. It dipped below a 3 demo for the first time this season. At 8:30pm, 2 Broke Girls was down a tenth in viewers but even in the demo. It had its best retention out of Mother yet and actually beat that show in viewers. The return to 8:30pm has been kind to 2 Broke Girls so far. At 9pm, Mike & Molly was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best numbers since the season premiere a few weeks ago. The biggest surprise came at 9:30pm where Mom was up six tenths in viewers and an impressive four tenths in the demo for its best numbers in over a month. This is the second time Mom has randomly popped up in the ratings but it's a good sign for the freshman show which was steadily declining. At 10pm, Hostages was up 1.1 million viewers and a tenth in the demo.

FOX arguably had the worst night of the broadcast nets. At 8pm, the second Monday airing of Almost Human was down seven tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo. This is a little more steep than it should have been considering it was the second episode last Monday, not the pilot which aired on a Sunday. A 1.9 demo ties the lowest number Bones got in this slot this season. It would maybe be OK if it was done dropping but something tells me it's not. The biggest problem is it seems to be negatively affecting Sleepy Hollow as that show was down half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo for a series low? Will FOX admit the Bones move was a mistake and bring it back to Mondays before Sleepy Hollow's season ends.

RATINGS RECAP: 11/24/13

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 41st Annual American Music Awards
Viewers: 13.1 million, 18-49 demo: 4.5

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Mentalist
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6 

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:00 NFL Pregame
Viewers: 13.7 million, 18-49 demo: 4.4
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 26.5 million, 18-49 demo: 9.8

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 27.9 million, 18-49 demo: 9.0
7:30 The OT
Viewers: 16.0 million, 18-49 demo: 5.7
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
8:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 American Dad!
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 

Sunday night had a nice uptick for the American Music Awards. It was well above the 2012 numbers of 9.5 million/3.4 demo. It was also up slightly from the 4.3 demo in 2011 and 2010. This is good because last year's numbers were a little bit troubling and it bodes well for award shows to come. The hyped Manning/Brady showdown on Sunday Night Football did very well but actually slightly below last week as the AMAs may have had something to do with that. FOX had an NFL overrun to help their night. The Simpsons was up a big 1.2 demo points from last week's 9pm episode. Bob's Burgers was up four tenths in the demo from its last airing but way down from its lead-in. Family Guy was even from last week while American Dad! was up three tenths in the demo from its last airing.

CBS was left in the dust with nothing topping a 1.6 demo. At 7pm, 60 Minutes was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 8pm, The Amazing Race was down nine tenths in viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo for a new series low. There must be a fair amount of crossover between Amazing Race and AMA fans. At 9pm, The Good Wife was even in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. The hyped Red John episode of The Mentalist was up 1.2 million viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best numbers since the season premiere. Still if a 1.6 demo is all it can muster for a big episode, that's a sign that viewers are pretty checked out with this show.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, November 26

Tuesday night has a couple changes to the regular lineup: ABC has the finale of the fall edition of Dancing with the Stars but I wouldn't be shocked to see it be its lowest yet. CBS has its annual presentation of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which always does pretty well. Elsewhere, things are the same so I would expect only minor changes from last week.

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 "Repairs"
9:00 Dancing with the Stars (17th Edition Finale)
Prediction: Marvel - 7.2 million, 2.4/Dancing - 14.9 million, 2.6

CBS
8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (SPECIAL)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #106 "The Frozen Lake"
10:00 Person of Interest #55 "The Devil's Share"
Prediction: Los Angeles - 14.8 million, 2.4/Person - 12.0 million, 2.0

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
9:00 The Voice
10:00 Chicago Fire #32 "Rhymes with Shout"
Prediction: Loser - 6.2 million, 1.8/Voice - 11.1 million, 3.1/Fire - 6.9 million, 1.8

FOX
8:00 Dads #10 "Dad Abuse"
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #10 "Thanksgiving"
9:00 New Girl #59 "Thanksgiving III"
9:30 The Mindy Project #34 "Wedding Crushers"
Prediction: Dads - 3.1 million, 1.2/Brooklyn - 3.4 million, 1.4/Girl - 3.5 million, 1.7/Mindy - 2.2 million, 1.2      

Monday, November 25, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/23/13

ABC
 8:00 College Football
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

CBS
8:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 College Football
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, November 25

It's Thanksgiving week but it's a normal Monday lineup. ABC has the first part of the Dancing with the Stars finale which may help that show rise a little bit while The Blacklist returns to the 10pm hour after a week off with a big episode. Also Almost Human has its second week on Mondays and will likely see a drop but not a huge one since it already had the drop from the Sunday premiere episode.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Castle #115 "The Good, the Bad, and the Baby"
Prediction: Dancing - 14.3 million, 2.2/Castle - 10.6 million, 2.0

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #195 "Bedtime Stories"
8:30 2 Broke Girls #58 "And the First Day of School"
9:00 Mike & Molly #74 "Careful What You Dig For"
9:30 Mom #10 "Belgian Waffles and Bathroom Privileges"
10:00 Hostages #10 "Burden of Truth"
Prediction: Mother - 8.4 million, 3.1/Girls - 8.0 million, 2.6/Mike&Molly - 7.9 million, 2.2/Mom - 6.9 million, 1.9/Hostages - 4.2 million, 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Blacklist #9 "Anslo Garrick" Part 1
Prediction: Voice - 12.2 million, 3.6/Blacklist - 10.5 million, 3.1

FOX
8:00 Almost Human #3 "Are You Receiving?"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #9 "Sanctuary"
Prediction: Human - 6.2 million, 2.0/Hollow - 6.8 million, 2.5       

Sunday, November 24, 2013

WEEKEND REWIND: CBS 1991-92 Season

CBS had another rough year for freshmen in 1990-91 as only two of the 14 new shows lived to see another season and neither was a huge hit. The good news for CBS was their critically acclaimed Murphy Brown had now become a top 10 hit and that gave CBS an anchor to build their storied Monday night comedy block around. They had Top 20 hits throughout the night on Sunday and Monday but not much else the rest of the season. Unfortunately this season didn't produce any new shows to drastically change CBS' fortunes.

Check out the Weekend Rewind from ABC in 1991-92

Mondays
8:00 Evening Shade
8:30 Major Dad
9:00 Murphy Brown
9:30 Designing Women
10:00 Northern Exposure
CBS Monday night was arguably the strongest night for any network in the 1991-92 season and they chose to leave it completely intact all year and not launch a new show, which may have been a missed opportunity. The block continued to be formidable even as Designing Women had lost series stars Delta Burke and Jean Smart. Murphy Brown had become one of the top shows on TV and had a critically acclaimed season featuring the title character's pregnancy which was then criticized by vice president Dan Quayle in a huge media story during the 1992 presidential campaign. All five shows were in the Top 16 shows on TV that season and it was the home of the Emmy winners for both drama and comedy.

Tuesdays
8:00 Rescue 911
9:00 Tuesday Night Movie
Tuesdays were just as stable as Mondays as the reliable combination of Rescue 911 and the Tuesday Night Movie stayed put for another season.

Wednesdays
(Sep 18-Nov 13)
8:00 The Royal Family
8:30 Teech (through Oct 2)
9:00 Jake and the Fatman
10:00 48 Hours

(Nov 20-Dec 25)
8:00 Brooklyn Bridge
8:30 The Royal Family (through Nov 27)
9:00 Jake and the Fatman
10:00 48 Hours

(Jan 1-Apr 1)
8:00 Davis Rules
8:30 Brooklyn Bridge
9:00 Jake and the Fatman
10:00 48 Hours

(Apr 8-May 13)
8:00 The Royal Family
8:30 Davis Rules
9:00 Jake and the Fatman (through May 6)
10:00 48 Hours
Wednesday nights stayed the same in the 9pm and 10pm hours with Jake and the Fatman and 48 Hours. Though it aired all season, Jake and the Fatman was cancelled at the end of the season after five seasons. The 8pm hour was all over the place though with a rotation of sitcoms. It started with The Royal Family and Teech, both new sitcoms. The Royal Family marked Sanford and Son's Redd Foxx return to TV sitcoms and co-starred Della Reese. But tragedy struck on October 11 when Foxx died on the set of a heart attack. The show aired the Foxx episodes through November then went on hiatus as they retooled. Teech was a short lived school sitcom that only aired four episodes. Brooklyn Bridge came on the night in November after a quickly failed run on Friday. CBS tried so many spots for this critically acclaimed show but could never get it to work. In January, Brooklyn slid back half an hour and was joined by Davis Rules, which had aired on ABC the previous season. It didn't fare any better on CBS as it lasted just half a year. After being paired with Brooklyn Bridge, it then slid to 8:30pm like most other Wednesday 8pm shows that season. The Royal Family returned to 8pm but the retooled version didn't work and the show was cancelled.

Thursdays
(Sep 19-Jan 2)
8:00 Top Cops
9:00 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (through Dec 19)
10:00 Knots Landing

(Jan 9-Apr 9)
8:00 Top Cops
9:00 Street Stories
10:00 Knots Landing 

(Apr 16-30)
8:00 Top Cops
9:00 Street Stories
10:00 The Human Factor
"The Human Factor"
Thursday nights had Top Cops in the 8pm hour all season while the 9pm and 10pm hours saw some moves. At 9pm was initially The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, which had narrowly gotten a renewal thanks to critical acclaim and its star, Sharon Gless. It couldn't do well in this slot though and was yanked in December before returning in April to Saturdays. Replacing it was Street Stories, a newsmagazine hosted by Ed Bradley. At 10pm was the long-running Knots Landing for most of the year but it ended its season early to make room for The Human Factor. The Human Factor was a medical drama starring John Mahoney and featuring Eriq LaSalle, who would have more success on a medical drama a few years later with ER. The Human Factor lasted just five episodes.

Fridays
(Sep 20-Oct 11)
8:00 Princesses (starting Sep 27)
8:30 Brooklyn Bridge (through Oct 4)
9:00 Friday Night Movie

(Oct 18-Dec 27)
8:00 Various Programming
9:00 The Carol Burnett Show (starting Nov 1)
10:00 Palace Guard (through Nov 1)

(Jan 10-Jan 31)
8:00 Various Programming
9:00 Tequila & Bonetti (starting Jan 17)
10:00 Hearts are Wild

(Feb 28-Mar 13)
8:00 Scorch
8:30 Fish Police
9:00 Tequila & Bonetti
10:00 Hearts are Wild

(Apr 10-May 22)
8:00 Various Programming
9:00 Friday Night Movie
"Brooklyn Bridge"
One reason that CBS had trouble with their newbies in the 1991-92 season is they dumped SO MANY of them on Fridays. The night was a mess all season long. The year started with two new New York City set shows in the 8pm hour and a movie at 9pm. At 8pm was Princesses, a short lived sitcom that featured Fran Drescher among others. It was paired with the incompatible period drama Brooklyn Bridge created by Gary David Goldberg and starring Marion Ross. The show was beloved but one of several critically adored period shows of the early 1990s that couldn't find an audience (Homefront and I'll Fly Away are two other examples). This lineup was quickly yanked with Bridge moving elsewhere and Princesses getting cancelled. Various specials filled the slot all the way until the end of February. In November, CBS tried to recapture the magic of the long-running 1970s hit variety show with a revamp of The Carol Burnett Show. But the 1990s were not nearly as kind to variety shows and the new format was yanked after just nine episodes. It was briefly paired with Palace Guard, a crime drama starring DW Moffett. In January, another two shows were added: Tequila & Bonetti, a police dramedy starring Jack Scalia and featuring a young Mariska Hargitay, and Hearts are Wild, a drama set in Caesar's Palace in Vegas. Yet another two new shows joined after the Winter Olympics and these ones were quite the odd pair. Scorch was a fantasy sitcom in the ALF sense featuring a dragon puppet while Fish Police was an animated sitcom featuring the voice talents of Ed Asner, Tim Curry, Hector Elizondo, Buddy Hackett, and John Ritter among others. Despite the top talent providing voices, it was one of the many failed attempts by the networks in this era to capture the magic of The Simpsons on upstart FOX. Both Scorch and Fish Police lasted just three episodes. After premiering eight new shows on the night and cancelling seven of them, CBS finally went with specials and a movie to close out the season.

Saturdays
(Sep 21-Jan 4)
8:00 Saturday Night Movie
10:00 PS I Luv U

(Jan 11-Feb 1)
8:00 Saturday Night Movie

(Feb 29-Mar 14)
8:00 Saturday Night Movie
10:00 The Boys of Twilight

(Apr 11-May 9)
8:00 Saturday Night Movie (starting Apr 25)
10:00 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
"The Boys of Twilight"
Saturday nights had a movie from 8-10pm slot all season with three different dramas trying the 10pm slot. PS I Luv U was a crime drama set in Palm Springs and starring Connie Selleca. The odd title is actually the letters on a phone number to call the fictional security agency featured in the show. It made it half a season which isn't horrible for Saturday night, but that was it. A longer movie took over for awhile until after the Olympics when western drama The Boys of Twilight starring Richard Farnsworth and Wilford Brimley aired briefly. Twilight lasted just three episodes, one of several new CBS shows that season with that embarrassing statistic. The season ended with a burnoff of failed second year show The Trials of Rosie O'Neill at 10pm.

Sundays
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Murder She Wrote
9:00 Sunday Night Movie
The Sunday lineup stayed together for a fifth straight year because why fix something that's not broken? 60 Minutes was the #1 show on all of TV which is shocking for a newsmagazine but it used to be completely dominant.

CBS 1991-92 Stats

Shows in the Top 30
1. 60 Minutes
3. Murphy Brown
6. Designing Women
8. Murder She Wrote
9. Major Dad
14. Sunday Night Movie
15. Evening Shade
16. Northern Exposure
29. 48 Hours

Fall Shows Survival: 1/7 (14%)
Brooklyn Bridge

Midseason Shows Survival: 1/7 (14%)
Street Stories

Total New Shows Survival Rate: 2/14 (14%)

Cancelled/Ended Series:
Jake and the Fatman (5 seasons)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill/Davis Rules (2 seasons)
PS I Luv U/The Royal Family/Teech/Princesses/Palace Guard/The Carol Burnett Show/Hearts are Wild/Tequila & Bonetti/Scorch/Fish Police/The Boys of Twilight/The Human Factor (1 season)

Emmy Award Nominees & Winners (Major Categories)
Northern Exposure (WINNER, Outstanding Drama Series)
Murphy Brown (WINNER, Outstanding Comedy Series)
Brooklyn Bridge (Nominee, Outstanding Comedy Series)
Sharon Gless, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)
Angela Lansbury, Murder She Wrote (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)
Burt Reynolds, Evening Shade (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series)
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown (WINNER, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)
Marion Ross, Brooklyn Bridge (Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)
Edward Asner, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)
John Corbett, Northern Exposure (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)
Valerie Mahaffey, Northern Exposure (WINNER, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)
Cynthia Geary, Northern Exposure (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)
Michael Jeter, Evening Shade (WINNER, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
Charles Durning, Evening Shade (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
Jay Thomas, Murphy Brown (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
Faith Ford, Murphy Brown (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)
Alice Ghostley, Designing Women (Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, November 24

The new Weekend Rewind for CBS 1991-92 will be up later today!

Sunday night has the American Music Awards on ABC and a huge NFL game on NBC - the annual Peyton Manning/Tom Brady showdown. I think the AMAs will be down from last year even if there isn't a ton of crossover with football. I also think football will limit the numbers of the CBS and FOX shows though The Mentalist could be up with its long awaited reveal of the Red John character.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 41st Annual American Music Awards (SPECIAL)
Prediction: Videos - 6.6 million, 1.4

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 The Good Wife #99 "Whack-a-Mole"
10:00 The Mentalist #124 "Red John"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 12.2 million, 1.6/Race - 8.8 million, 1.9/Wife - 9.2 million, 1.3/Mentalist - 9.8 million, 1.5

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

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 The Simpsons #536 "The Kid is All Right"
8:30 Bob's Burgers #50 "Turkey in a Can"
9:00 Family Guy #216 "Life of Brian"
9:30 American Dad! #157 "Kung Pao Turkey"
Prediction: Simpsons - 5.5 million, 2.6/Burgers - 4.7 million, 2.0/Family - 5.2 million, 2.4/Dad - 4.7 million, 1.8

Saturday, November 23, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/22/13

ABC 
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 The Neighbors
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Where Were You the Day JFK Died?
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Bones
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Raising Hope
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Raising Hope
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

The second week of FOX's new Friday lineup was a little bit better than the first. At 8pm, Bones was up six tenths in viewers and a decent three tenths in the demo. It could still do better on another night. The 9pm episode of Raising Hope was even while the 9:30pm episode was up a tenth in the demo from last week. Over on CBS, a clip show of Undercover Boss was understandably down from last week. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Blue Bloods closed out the night up a tenth in viewers and the demo for its best demo since the season premiere. Over on ABC, Last Man Standing was dead even with last week while The Neighbors was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Shark Tank was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's season low. At 10pm, 20/20 was up a tenth in viewers and three tenths in the demo, tying a season high. NBC had low numbers with Dateline NBC, which was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo, and a JFK special.

GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK: November 23, 2013

GOOD WEEK: CBS
Through Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, not one CBS show is down week to week except the dead show walking Hostages. How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Mom, NCIS, Person of Interest, Survivor, and Two and a Half Men were even with last week while NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, and Elementary were up. That's a rare feat in an era where at least a couple shows seem to tank every week. The new normal is slightly dropping so staying even or going up nearly across the board is definitely a win for the Eye Network.

BAD WEEK: FOX FRIDAY
There were many eyebrows raised when FOX announced they were moving the reliable Bones to Friday to pair it with comedy Raising Hope. Even more eyebrows were raised when FOX followed through with the plan despite the successful pairing of Bones with the new Sleepy Hollow on Monday while The X Factor and Glee were tanking on Thursday. But FOX went through with the plan to make room for Almost Human on Mondays and the results were disastrous after one week. Bones lost nearly half its audience from Monday while Raising Hope premiered to DOA numbers. FOX announced midseason plans that keep things in place but if Almost Human slips, I can't imagine FOX not bringing it back to Mondays. At the very least, it should have been Glee or The X Factor results on Fridays.

RATINGS RECAP: 11/21/13

ABC
8:00 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Scandal
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 18.9 million, 18-49 demo: 5.3
8:30 The Millers
Viewers: 11.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
9:00 The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Sean Saves the World
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 The Michael J. Fox Show
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Glee
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

On Thursday night, CBS started with its usual bang. The Big Bang Theory was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best numbers since the season premiere. This is the time of year where Big Bang starts getting bigger so it wouldn't surprise me to see that happen again. At 8:30pm, The Millers was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best numbers in a month. Retention is still terrible but the raw numbers going up is a good sign. At 9pm, The Crazy Ones was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Two and a Half Men was the only CBS show to not be up week to week as it was dead even with last week. At 10pm, Elementary was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Over on ABC, every show was even in the demo from last week. In terms of total viewers Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was down two tenths, Grey's Anatomy was even, and Scandal was down a tenth.

It was another rough Thursday for NBC and FOX. On NBC, Parks and Recreation started things off down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a new series low. Sadly, I think this show's time is up and this will be its final season. At 9pm, Sean Saves the World was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo while The Michael J. Fox Show was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, Parenthood was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At a 1.2 demo, Parenthood was two tenths better than anything else on the network. On FOX, The X Factor was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Glee was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

Friday, November 22, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23

FRIDAY
Friday night has a Tom Brokaw special on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK assassination which should be a decent draw, especially for older viewers and that could hurt the CBS lineup. Elsewhere, FOX has week two of its new Friday lineup after a dreadful start. I don't see it going any better this week.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #51 "Thanksgiving"
8:30 The Neighbors #31 "Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20
Prediction: Last Man - 6.4 million, 1.3/Neighbors - 4.2 million, 0.9/Shark - 6.8 million, 1.8/2020 - 6.9 million, 1.5

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #80 "Hau'oli La Ho'omaika'l"
10:00 Blue Bloods #76 "Bad Blood"
Prediction: Boss - 8.8 million, 1.7/Hawaii - 9.2 million, 1.5/Bloods - 10.9 million, 1.3

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Where Were You: The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw (SPECIAL)
Prediction: Dateline - 5.5 million, 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Bones #176 "The Mystery in the Meat"
9:00 Raising Hope #69 "Ship Happens"
9:30 Raising Hope #70 "Hi-Def"
Prediction: Bones - 5.5 million, 1.3/Hope 9:00 - 2.6 million, 0.8/Hope 9:30 - 2.4 million, 0.7

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football

CBS
8:00 Mike & Molly #54 "Thanksgiving is Cancelled" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mike & Molly #60 "Carl Gets a Roommate" (REPEAT)

9:00 Criminal Minds #164 "The Pact" (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 The Voice (REPEAT)
9:00 The Blacklist #5 "The Courier" (REPEAT)

10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 College Football

Thursday, November 21, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/20/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
8:30 Back in the Game
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
9:30 Super Fun Night
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 12.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 CSI
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

NBC
8:00 Revolution
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7 

CBS had a good night on Wednesday with all three shows performing well. At 8pm, Survivor was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best numbers since the season premiere. At 10pm, CSI was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best numbers in nearly a month. NBC started with the fall finale of Revolution and it was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. A winter hiatus probably isn't going to help this show, which is already on shaky ground. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, Dateline NBC was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

Over on ABC, The Middle started things off down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 8:30pm, Back in the Game was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a series low. This show may not be getting worse numbers than the other freshman sitcoms on Tuesday but its earning its cancellation stripes by being the weak link in the sitcom block. At 9pm, Modern Family was down six tenths in viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo for a season low. It usually doesn't dip down like this until the spring. At 9:30pm, Super Fun Night was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. ABC announced that Suburgatory will take over for Back in the Game in January and Mixology will replace Super Fun Night at the end of February. At 10pm, Nashville was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo as its regained a little bit of ground in the last couple weeks. Finally on FOX, The X Factor was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 11/19/13

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 David Blaine: Real or Magic
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 19.7 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 15.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0 

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.7 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

FOX
8:00 Dads
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

On Tuesday night, a David Blaine special on ABC elevated them and hurt the competition. But first at 8pm, a Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that was a crossover with the new Thor movie helped the series rise for the first time ever. It was up two tenths in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, The Goldbergs was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, once again proving it has a completely different audience than its lead-in. The David Blaine special at 10pm was a huge improvement for the 9:30-11pm slot than anything ABC has aired there all season. Everything was close to normal levels for CBS. At 8pm, NCIS was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down three tenths in viewers but even in the demo.

Over on NBC, The Biggest Loser started things off up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, The Voice was up a tenth in viewers but down two tenths in the demo for a Tuesday low. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down two tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. It may have been hurt by the lead-in being down and the competing David Blaine special but it also doesn't seem to really be using The Voice lead-in as well as it could be. On FOX, the 8pm hour was up as Dads was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo while Brooklyn Nine-Nine was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, New Girl was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. It's barely stronger than the 8pm hour and it was edged in total viewers by Brooklyn. At 9:30pm, The Mindy Project was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a terrible series low. FOX announced that Mindy will have a spring hiatus and Brooklyn will move to 9:30pm when Glee returns to Tuesdays in February.

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, November 21

No time for predictions again, sorry! I am very busy right now but will catch up this weekend!

ABC
8:00 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland #6 "Who's Alice?"
9:00 Grey's Anatomy #206 "Somebody That I Used to Know"
10:00 Scandal #37 "Vermont is for Lovers, Too"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #144 "The Thanksgiving Decoupling"
8:30 The Millers #8 "Internet Dating"
9:00 The Crazy Ones #9 "Sixteen-Inch Softball"
9:30 Two and a Half Men #232 "Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room"
10:00 Elementary #33 "On the Line"

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation #98 "Flouride"
8:30 Parks and Recreation #99 "The Cones of Dunshine"
9:00 Sean Saves the World #8 "Of Moles and Men"
9:30 The Michael J. Fox Show #10 "Thanksgiving"
10:00 Parenthood #77 "Election Day"

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
9:00 Glee #94 "Movin' Out" 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, November 20

No time for predictions or commentary today, sorry!

ABC
8:00 The Middle #103 "Thanksgiving V"
8:30 Back in the Game #8 "No Crying in Baseball"
9:00 Modern Family #104 "ClosetCon '13"
9:30 Super Fun Night #7 "The Set Up"
10:00 Nashville #29 "Hanky Panky Woman"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #195 "Strange Fruit"
10:00 CSI #304 "Check In and Check Out"

NBC
8:00 Revolution #29 "Everyone Says I Love You"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #328 "Rapist Anonymous"
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 The X Factor

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/18/13

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 13.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
8:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 Mike & Molly
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:30 Mom
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Hostages
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice Recap Show
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 10.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.5 

FOX
8:00 Almost Human
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5 

On Monday night, Almost Human settled into its regular timeslot. While it was down big from Sunday, as expected, it did self start pretty well at 8pm. It will be interesting to see what kind of drop it takes next week and then it will be more apparent what kind of player this is in the long term. At 9pm, Sleepy Hollow was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo as it didn't seem to mind a different lead-in. On NBC, a recap show of The Voice did well at 8pm, probably because some people were tuning in ready for it to be a new episode. At 9pm, the actual episode of The Voice was down 1.5 million viewers and three tenths in the demo as it may have been hurt by airing into the 10pm hour.

CBS was very close to last week across the board. At 8pm, How I Met Your Mother was dead even with last week while 2 Broke Girls was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Mike & Molly was down six tenths in viewers but even in the demo while Mom was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. So basically it was the same for the comedies as last week. At 10pm, Hostages was even in viewers but down another tenth in the demo to a new series low. Over on ABC, Dancing with the Stars was up 1.2 million viewers and three tenths in the demo as it may have benefited from not competing with a regular episode of The Voice for half the time. At 10pm, Castle was up eight tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. 

RATINGS RECAP: 11/17/13

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Revenge
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Betrayal
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Mentalist
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
8:00 NFL Pregame
Viewers: 14.0 million, 18-49 demo: 4.7
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 27.0 million, 18-49 demo: 9.9

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 26.9 million, 18-49 demo: 8.8
7:40 The OT
Viewers: 15.0 million, 18-49 demo: 5.3
8:00 Almost Human
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
9:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 Family Guy
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2 

Sunday night had a huge football game and the premiere of FOX's Almost Human. FOX had an NFL overrun and The OT but it wasn't mammoth so that made Almost Human's numbers less dynamite. It still premiered to a solid 3.1 demo though it had a big drop during the hour as expected. Still, if the point was sampling, it definitely got more attention than it would have just starting on Monday as originally planned. At 9pm, The Simpsons disappointed in a special time as it was basically even with last week but with a much better lead-in. Family Guy did well at 9:30pm as it was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo despite the special time. The Sunday night showdown between two of the NFL's best teams was huge for NBC as Sunday Night Football was way up from the last couple weeks and just a tenth down in the demo from the big Broncos-Colts match a few weeks ago.

Over on ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos was down six tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo to a new series low. Remember when this show was getting a high 3 demo just over a year ago? Things have fallen apart quickly for this show. At 9pm, Revenge rebounded a little bit despite a lower lead-in as it was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Betrayal was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from its series low last week. ABC released its midseason schedule today and Revenge will slide back to 10pm (like it should) when it returns from its winter hiatus. Resurrection, planned for 10pm, will instead air at 9pm starting on March 9. Betrayal has not been officially cancelled but it will not air any more episodes this season and an official announcement is probably not even necessary because this show is done.

Finally on CBS, 60 Minutes was up nicely in the demo from the last time it didn't have a direct NFL lead-in. At 8pm, The Amazing Race was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo. The Good Wife was down six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. Once again, it proves that it does better when it starts later in the night. Why won't CBS give this show a chance at 10pm with less competition? I think it has more upside than The Mentalist especially with its renewed critical acclaim this year. The Mentalist was up 1.2 million viewers but only even in the demo despite starting 47 minutes earlier. I think of all the CBS shows besides Hostages, The Mentalist is in the most danger.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, November 19

Check below this post for a review of FOX's new drama Almost Human!

Tuesday has a David Blaine special on ABC replacing Trophy Wife and the 10pm hour though I don't think it'll do much. Earlier in the night, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might rise for the first time ever if it can get some extra viewers thanks to the tie-in with the new Thor movie. CBS, NBC, and FOX are all the same as usual so I'd expect similar numbers.

ABC 
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8 "The Well"
9:00 The Goldbergs #9 "Stop Arguing and Start Thanking"
9:30 David Blaine: Real or Magic (SPECIAL)
Prediction: Marvel - 7.4 million, 2.4/Goldbergs - 5.5 million, 1.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS #243 "Gut Check"
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #105 "Recovery"
10:00 Person of Interest #54 "The Crossing"
Prediction: NCIS - 20.2 million, 3.0/Los Angeles - 14.8 million, 2.5/Person - 12.8 million, 2.1

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
9:00 The Voice
10:00 Chicago Fire #31 "No Regrets"
Prediction: Loser - 6.5 million, 1.9/Voice - 11.8 million, 3.5/Chicago - 7.5 million, 2.1

FOX
8:00 Dads #9 "Comic Book Issues"
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #9 "Sal'z Pizza"
9:00 New Girl #58 "Longest Night Ever"
9:30 The Mindy Project #33 "Mindy Lahiri is a Racist"
Prediction: Dads - 3.4 million, 1.2/Brooklyn - 3.6 million, 1.5/New Girl - 3.8 million, 1.8/Mindy - 2.9 million, 1.4      

PILOT REVIEW: Almost Human

ALMOST HUMAN










Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor

Created by JH Wyman
Written by JH Wyman, Directed by Brad Anderson

Almost Human is set in the dystopian future of 2048 Los Angeles where crime is up 400% and in order to combat the crime, each police office is partnered with a lifelike android. John Kennex (Karl Urban) has been in a coma for over a year following a devastating ambush that killed his human partner. When he awakens and rejoins the police force, he must be with an android but he picks the long dormant Dorian (Michael Ealy) who has more human emotion than some androids. Rounding out the main cast are Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, and Michael Irby as co-workers, and Lili Taylor as Kennex's boss, Captain Sandra Maldonado.

THE GOOD: Almost Human paints a really interesting picture of a futuristic world that seems, in some ways, like it could be possible although 2048 seems awfully soon. They did a good job of using classic crime drama issues but giving it them new twists with the setting, gadgets, etc. An early standout is Michael Ealy as the android partner. After a very brooding and serious start to the episode, Ealy brought some levity to the show and some much needed comedy. He has a good dynamic with Karl Urban's skeptical human partner. The show has the potential to be in the same family as The Blacklist and Person of Interest where they blend the case of the week format with a larger mythology. That would be the best way to go.

THE BAD: Other than Urban and Ealy, I don't think we really got to know any of the other characters. I love Minka Kelly from Friday Night Lights and she was the best part of the short-lived Charlie's Angels reboot, but they didn't seem to really have anything for her character to do here. In fact, the other characters seemed to almost be secondary to the technology. The gadgets and futuristic look is obviously a key element of this show but they need to be careful to not let it be the focus. While Urban is good in the lead role, he did seem to resort to just staring too often. I didn't find myself rooting for him yet.

BOTTOM LINE: Almost Human is the opposite of my type of show, yet I was engrossed enough by the pilot that I'll at least try another episode. I like yet another new twist on a cop drama because it's a tried and true format but needs some updating once in awhile. Also, while interesting, I certainly hope 2048 is not actually the way its depicted!

Monday, November 18, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, November 18

Sorry for no Weekend Rewind this weekend, it will be back next weekend! Also check back later tonight for a review of Almost Human!

Monday night has night two of Almost Human in its time period premiere. I think it will have a decent second night especially because it only faces a recap of The Voice. Speaking of that show, it's airing from 9-11pm because NBC is preempting The Blacklist. It is seemingly for no reason which makes people think it's because The Blacklist didn't have the episode ready in time, which happens. CBS and ABC have their usual lineups and should see similar results though the 8pm hour might be a little stronger for them without The Voice and with Almost Human being a question mark.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Castle #114 "Disciple"
Prediction: Dancing - 13.1 million, 1.9/Castle - 10.2 million, 2.0

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #194 "Mom and Dad"
8:30 2 Broke Girls #57 "And the Pastry Porn"
9:00 Mike & Molly #73 "Sex and Death"
9:30 Mom #9 "Zombies and Cobb Salad"
10:00 Hostages #9 "Loose Ends"
Prediction: Mother - 8.6 million, 3.3/Girls - 8.4 million, 2.8/Mike&Molly - 8.1 million, 2.2/Mom - 7.1 million, 2.0/Hostages - 4.2 million, 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice Recap
9:00 The Voice
Prediction: Voice - 12.8 million, 3.6

FOX
8:00 Almost Human #2 "Skin"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #8 "Necromancer"
Prediction: Human - 7.2 million, 2.4/Hollow - 7.5 million, 2.6

RATINGS RECAP: 11/16/13

ABC 
8:00 College Football
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 48 Hours: JFK 50 Years
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX 
8:00 College Football
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, November 17

There are two big events on Sunday night. The first is the big showdown between the undefeated Chiefs and 8-1 Broncos. While a huge game for NFL fans, it still probably won't be as big as some weeks because the Chiefs and Broncos aren't as big draws as teams usually. The other big event is the series premiere of FOX's new sci-fi drama Almost Human in a special slot following football ahead of its timeslot premiere on Monday night. The football lead-in will certainly help but FOX is hoping for a long and close 4pm NFL game (for most of the country it's Packers-Giants or 49ers-Saints). I expect a good debut but probably a sizable drop as the hour goes on. The big draws on FOX and NBC will probably leave ABC and CBS in the dust.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #52 "Think Lovely Thoughts"
9:00 Revenge #52 "Secrecy"
10:00 Betrayal #8 "... One More Shot"
Prediction: Videos - 6.8 million, 1.3/Time - 7.0 million, 2.2/Revenge - 5.6 million, 1.4/Betrayal - 3.4 million, 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 The Good Wife #98 "The Next Month"
10:00 The Mentalist #123 "The Great Red Dragon"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 9.8 million, 1.4/Race - 8.5 million, 1.8/Wife - 9.7 million, 1.5/Mentalist - 9.2 million, 1.4

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Denver

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 Almost Human #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 The Simpsons #535 "Labor Pains"
9:30 Family Guy #215 "Boopa-dee Bappa-dee"
Prediction: Human - 9.6 million, 3.7/Simpsons - 6.8 million, 2.7/Family - 6.4 million, 2.5     

Saturday, November 16, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/15/13

ABC 
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 The Neighbors
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS 
8:00 Undercover Boss
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 11.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Grimm
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Dracula
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Bones
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Raising Hope
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Raising Hope
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

Friday night had the first night of FOX's new lineup but it was a complete disaster for them. At 8pm, Bones moved over from Mondays and lost a ton of its audience (this past Monday it got 7 million viewers and a 2.0 demo). There is no reason this reliable drama should be airing on Fridays especially with the problems related to The X Factor. The news was even worse at 9pm though where Raising Hope posted miniscule numbers. I guess FOX could return this to Tuesdays but I think this show's time has passed and they should really just ride it out at this point because it'll have enough episodes for syndication at the end of the year. Over on NBC, Dateline NBC started things off up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. After two straight bad drops, Grimm was up nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo as it seems to be leveling off to numbers that were close to last year. At 10pm, Dracula was dead even with last week despite the lead-in rising.

On CBS, Undercover Boss was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, posting its best demo since the season premiere. At 10pm, Blue Bloods was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, posting its best demo in over a month. Finally on ABC, Last Man Standing was even in viewers and down two tenths in the demo while The Neighbors was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a series low. The news wasn't so good for Shark Tank either as it was down eight tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season low. Still, the 1.7 demo it posted was the best of a low night for any network. At 10pm, 20/20 was up four tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. 

RATINGS RECAP: 11/14/13

ABC
8:00 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Scandal
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 18.3 million, 18-49 demo: 5.2
8:30 The Millers
Viewers: 11.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:30 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Sean Saves the World
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 The Michael J. Fox Show
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2 

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Glee
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

On Thursday night, it was all about The Big Bang Theory as usual. It was up 1.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week as it is towering above everything else on TV by more than a demo point at this point. At 8:30pm, The Millers was up seven tenths in viewers but even in the demo. It is now at just 50% retention out of The Big Bang Theory which is worse than failed occupants Rob and $*! My Dad Says. I have to think CBS is going to try something else in this slot at some point this season because the retention is getting too glaring to ignore. At 9pm, The Crazy Ones was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Two and a Half Men was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At least these two shows seem very compatible with each other, which is surprising given their styles. At 10pm, Elementary was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. This show is a big DVR gainer so that helps its case. It's just not as much of an appointment show as its timeslot competition, Scandal. 

Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, not dropping for the first time. Of course it's at a 0.9 demo so that's really a moot point. At 9pm, Grey's Anatomy was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, tying a series low again. At 10pm, Scandal was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. FOX is in bad shape on Thursdays. The X Factor had a little bit of a rebound as it was up 1.5 million viewers and a tenth in the demo. It's barely getting half of what it was getting last year. At 9pm, Glee was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo for a series low. I'll say it again, FOX is going to regret renewing this show for two seasons. Also if Bones has trouble on Friday nights, it should flip with the results show of The X Factor. It could certainly do better than a 1.3 demo.

Finally, things continue to get uglier on NBC on Thursdays as no show topped a 1.2 demo. Every time it seems like the basement can't get lower, it does and this is the biggest problem for any network on any night. At 8pm, Parks and Recreation returned after three weeks off to a series low as it was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Sean Saves the World proved last week's numbers fueled by The Voice were nothing more than a mirage as it fell apart and was down 2 million viewers and half a demo point for a series low. Another series low was reached by The Michael J. Fox Show as it fell a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. This is just getting sad. At 10pm, Parenthood was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. It tied a series low but was the only show to not outright hit a series low. It's also the only show up year to year in the time period (last year was Rock Center in this slot).

Friday, November 15, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16

FRIDAY
Friday has the premiere of FOX's new lineup with the relocated Bones and the fourth season launch of Raising Hope. I think they'll do OK by Friday standards but Bones really shouldn't be taken off of Mondays especially with The X Factor bombing and taking up three hours midweek. Raising Hope will probably have a low showing but it could surprise. Elsewhere, everything is pretty much the same but another fall for Dracula wouldn't shock me.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #50 "Vanessa Fixes Kyle"
8:30 The Neighbors #30 "Good Debbie Hunting"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20
Prediction: Last Man - 6.1 million, 1.4/Neighbors - 4.8 million, 1.0/Shark - 6.9 million, 2.0/2020 - 6.3 million, 1.4

CBS
8:00 Undercover Boss
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #79 "Akanahe"
10:00 Blue Bloods #75 "Justice is Served"
Prediction: Boss - 9.3 million, 1.5/Hawaii - 9.5 million, 1.4/Bloods - 11.2 million, 1.3

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Grimm #48 "One Night Stand"
10:00 Dracula #4 "From Darkness to Light"
Prediction: Dateline - 5.2 million, 0.9/Grimm - 5.0 million, 1.3/Dracula - 2.7 million, 0.8

FOX
8:00 Bones #175 "The Fury in the Jury"
9:00 Raising Hope #67 "Deja Vu Man" (Season Premiere)
9:30 Raising Hope #68 "Burt Bucks"
Prediction: Bones - 5.6 million, 1.6/Hope 9:00 - 3.7 million, 1.2/Hope 9:30 - 3.5 million, 1.1

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls #44 "And the Big Hole" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #2 "A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon" (REPEAT)
9:00 As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years (SPECIAL)
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 The Voice (REPEAT)
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 College Football

Thursday, November 14, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 11/13/13

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
8:30 Back in the Game
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 10.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8
9:30 Super Fun Night
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
10:00 CSI
Viewers: 10.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

NBC
8:00 Revolution
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

FOX
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7 

On Wednesday night, ABC was all new with its lineup after a week with the CMA Awards. At 8pm, The Middle was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best numbers since the season premiere. This was a good showing for ABC's veteran comedy. At 8:30pm, the cancelled Back in the Game was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It's doing better than the Tuesday comedies and almost as well as Super Fun Night but it was the odd one out. At 9pm, Modern Family was up half a million viewers but down a tenth in the demo from its last airing three weeks ago. At 9:30pm, Super Fun Night was up six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo from its last airing when it followed a repeat of Modern Family. What is ABC planning when this show's order is up? Suburgatory? Mixology? One of the Tuesday comedies? We'll see. At 10pm, Nashville was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

CBS was up across the board from last week. At 8pm, Survivor was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Criminal Minds had a major rebound as it was up a big 1.9 million viewers and four tenths in the demo as it got back to where it was before it faced the World Series and CMA Awards. At 10pm, CSI was up 1.4 million viewers and a tenth in the demo. On NBC, Revolution was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo to its best numbers in over a month. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on FOX, The X Factor rallied a little bit as it was up 1.3 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. It got a 2.9 demo this week last year so that's still a pretty ugly showing for the quickly fading show. And yet it's Bones that's heading to Friday?!