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Monday, August 31, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 31 & Tuesday, September 1

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
10:00 The Whispers #13 "Game Over" (Season Finale)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 The Odd Couple (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

TUESDAY
ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:30 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
10:00 Extreme Weight Loss

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Zoo #10 "Emotional Contagion"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Hollywood Game Night

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/29/15

Please note that these numbers are based on preliminary results and could be inflated due to NFL preemptions. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 Movie: Cars
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:30 Last Man Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football

Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/28/15

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 What Would You Do?
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football

Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Gotham (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 8/27/15

ABC
8:00 Beyond the Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)

Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Boom!
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Friday, August 28, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 28, Saturday, August 29, & Sunday, August 30

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Detroit at Jacksonville

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 Gotham (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: Cars
10:30 Last Man Standing (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Seattle at San Diego

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
10:00 Hannibal #39 "The Wrath of the Lamb" (SERIES FINALE)

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (REPEAT)

9:00 Home Free (REPEAT)

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise

10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Cyber (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 The Carmichael Show (REPEAT)
7:30 The Carmichael Show (REPEAT)
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: Arizona at Oakland

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)

7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/26/15

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 The Carmichael Show
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Carmichael Show
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Home Free
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

RATINGS RECAP: 8/25/15

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)

Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Zoo
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PILOT REVIEW: The Carmichael Show

THE CARMICHAEL SHOW










Starring: Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, with Loretta Devine, and David Alan Grier

Created by Nicholas Stoller, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher, and Willie Hunter
Story by Nicholas Stoller, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher, & Willie Hunter, Directed by Mark Cendrowski

The Carmichael Show is a new sitcom based on the stand-up of comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The best way to describe it is a black version of Everybody Loves Raymond. Carmichael plays a character named after himself and he has recently moved in with girlfriend Maxine (Amber Stevens West). They must deal with Jerrod's overbearing parents, Cynthia and Joe (Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier). Rounding out the main cast is Jerrod's brother, Bobby (Lil Rey Howery) and Bobby's ex-wife, Nekeisha (Tiffany Haddish).

The show started weakly but started to find its groove by the end of the first episode and the second episode that immediately followed was even stronger (and touched on a hot button issue in 2015 with its Black Lives Matter theme). At first, I was rolling my eyes at the tired jokes and exaggerated hand movements and facial expressions in the opening scene. But it was almost as if I was seeing a play and the actors just needed to settle down a little bit because the episode got better as it went along.

The episode really improved once Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier appeared. I have found Grier annoying in the past but he was funny here and slightly more mellowed. Or maybe he just appeared mellow because Loretta Devine was so outrageous. But she was outrageous in a good way with an exaggerated voice and a sense of self-righteousness that could have been annoying but was actually pretty hysterical. While the Republican debate has already been done on Black-ish this past season, the discussion about prayer and the Bible was pretty funny.

Black family comedies and generation gap comedies have both been staples on TV for a long time but this felt a little bit different by blending the two. The show isn't afraid to tackle news of the day in a year where racial issues have been all over the news. Despite some typical sitcom conventions, this felt fresher than most multi-camera sitcoms in recent years have felt. It's too bad NBC is dumping its six episodes over three weeks during the dog days at the end of summer.

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 26 & Thursday, August 27

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)

9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 Big Brother

9:00 Extant #23 "Don't Shoot the Messenger"
10:00 Criminal Minds (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 The Carmichael Show #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:30 The Carmichael Show #2 "Protest"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

9:00 Home Free

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Beyond the Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Mistresses #38 "Reasonable Doubt"

10:00 Rookie Blue #73 "Breaking Up the Band"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Under the Dome #37 "Love is a Battlefield"

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Boom!
9:00 Bones (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/24/15

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 The Whispers
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Odd Couple (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior: Clip Show
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/23/15

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)

Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 CSI: Cyber (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 Hollywood Game Night (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
8:00 Hollywood Game Night (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

Monday, August 24, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
10:00 The Whispers #12 "Traveller in the Dark"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
8:30 The Odd Couple (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance


TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Zoo #9 "Murmuration"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Hollywood Game Night

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/22/15

Please note these are based on preliminary results and could be inflated due to NFL preemptions in certain markets. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Beyond the Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Boston EMS
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Aquarius
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

RATINGS RECAP: 8/21/15

ABC
8:00 We Day
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)

Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers; 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Gotham (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 8/20/15

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Boom!
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Friday, August 21, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22, & Sunday, August 23

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 We Day (SPECIAL)
9:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Elementary (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)

9:00 Gotham (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
9:00 Beyond the Tank (REPEAT)

10:00 Boston EMS

CBS
8:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
9:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (REPEAT)
9:00 Aquarius #13 "Old Ego is a Too Much Thing" (Season Finale)
10:00 Hannibal #38 "The Number of the Beast is 666..."

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (REPEAT)
9:00 Home Free (REPEAT)


SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise

10:00 Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm with Robin Roberts (SPECIAL)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Cyber (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)
8:00 Hollywood Game Night (REPEAT)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)


FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)

7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 NFL Preseason Football: St. Louis at Tennessee

Thursday, August 20, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/19/15

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Home Free
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/18/15

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Zoo
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 19 & Thursday, August 20

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)
9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #22 "The Other Side"
10:00 Criminal Minds (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 Mr. Robinson #5 "Can't Buy Me Love"
9:30 Mr. Robinson #6 "School's Out for Summer" (Season Finale)
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Home Free

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club #10 "Landing" (Season Finale)
9:00 Mistresses #37 "Guilt by Association"
10:00 Rookie Blue #72 "Ninety Degrees"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Under the Dome #36 "Legacy"

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Boom!
9:00 Bones (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/17/15

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 The Whispers
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Odd Couple (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9


RATINGS RECAP: 8/16/15

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 PGA Golf Overrun
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
7:30 60 Minutes
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:30 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:30 CSI: Cyber (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 Hollywood Game Night (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
7:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 2015 Teen Choice Awards
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

Monday, August 17, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 17 & Tuesday, August 18

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
10:00 The Whispers #11 "Homesick"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
8:30 The Odd Couple (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance


TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Zoo #8 "The Cheese Stands Alone"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Hollywood Game Night

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/15/15

Please note these numbers are based on preliminary results. The numbers are inflated due to NFL preemptions in certain markets. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Beyond the Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Boston EMS
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Gymnastics
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 8/14/15

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Gotham (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 8/13/15

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Boom!
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Friday, August 14, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15, & Sunday, August 16

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 What Would You Do?
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Elementary (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)

10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 Gotham (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
9:00 Beyond the Tank (REPEAT)
10:00 Boston EMS

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

9:00 Criminal Minds (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 Gymnastics Women's Championship
10:00 Hannibal #37 "... And the Beast From the Sea"

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (REPEAT)
9:00 Home Free (REPEAT)

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)

8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Cyber (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Hollywood Game Night (REPEAT)
8:00 Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium (SPECIAL)

9:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)

FOX
7:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)

7:30 Family Guy (REPEAT)
8:00 Teen Choice Awards 2015 (SPECIAL)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/12/15

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Home Free
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

RATINGS RECAP: 8/11/15

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat)

Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Zoo
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 12 & Thursday, August 13

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)
9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)

10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #21 "Arms and the Humanich"
10:00 Criminal Minds (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 Mr. Robinson #3 "Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog"
9:30 Mr. Robinson #4 "Love the One You're With"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Home Free

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club #9 "The Dark Side"
9:00 Mistresses #36 "What Could Have Been"
10:00 Rookie Blue #71 "Integrity Test"

CBS
8:00 Mom (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother
10:00 Under the Dome #35 "Plan B"

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Boom!
9:00 Bones (REPEAT)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/10/15

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 The Whispers
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Odd Couple (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/9/15

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 CSI: Cyber (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 Mr. Robinson (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Mr. Robinson (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 NFL Preseason Football
Viewers: 11.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.6

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Monday, August 10, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 10 & Tuesday, August 11

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
10:00 The Whispers #10 "Darkest Fears"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
8:30 The Odd Couple (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
8:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
9:00 Extreme Weight Loss

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Zoo #7 "Sleuths"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Hollywood Game Night

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/8/15

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Boston EMS
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 Aquarius
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 8/7/15

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 What Would You Do?
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Gotham (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 8/6/15

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Boom!

Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Friday, August 7, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, August 7, Saturday, August 8, & Sunday, August 9

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Elementary (REPEAT)

9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (REPEAT)
10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)

9:00 Gotham (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise (REPEAT)

10:00 Boston EMS

CBS
8:00 Hawaii Five-0 (REPEAT)
9:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
9:00 Aquarius #12 "(Please Let Me Love You) and It Won't Be Wrong"
10:00 Hannibal #36 "And the Woman Clothed in the Sun"

FOX
8:00 Bullseye (REPEAT)
9:00 Home Free (REPEAT)

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise

10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes

8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Madam Secretary (REPEAT)
10:00 CSI: Cyber (REPEAT)

NBC
7:00 Mr. Robinson (REPEAT)

7:30 Mr. Robinson (REPEAT)
8:00 NFL Hall of Fame Game: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)

7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 8/5/15

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Big Brother

Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent Special
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Mr. Robinson
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 Masterchef

Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Home Free
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

RATINGS RECAP: 8/4/15

ABC
8:00 CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Zoo
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo; 1.1

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Thursday, August 6, 2015

PILOT REVIEW: Mr. Robinson

MR. ROBINSON












Starring: Craig Robinson, Ben Koldyke, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer, Amandla Stenberg, and Peri Gilpin

Created by Owen Ellickson, Developed by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen
Written by Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen, Directed by Andy Ackerman

Mr. Robinson is a long-delayed sitcom that's getting the "burn-off" treatment by NBC by airing six episodes in three weeks in August. It centers on Craig Robinson (name of both actor and character). The character is a struggling Chicago musician who takes a temporary job as a music teacher at his old high school to try to hook up with an old friend, now an English teacher (Meagan Good). Most of the main characters are the other teachers, a lame gym teacher who nicknamed himself "Magnum PE," Jimmy Hooper (Ben Koldyke), a math teacher who strips on the weekend, Ashleigh Fellows (Spencer Grammer), and the no-nonsense principal with a wild past, Eileen Taylor (Peri Gilpin). Rounding out the main cast is Craig's brother and bandmate, Ben (Brandon T. Jackson), and one of his students, Halle (Amandla Stenberg).

This show is such a colossal waste of talent and it further perpetuates the stereotype of multi-camera sitcoms being stuck in the past. This feels more like a TV Land sitcom than a broadcast network sitcom. Everything feels so incredibly dated and/or lame. A gym teacher who regularly makes a Magnum P.I. reference? Students who routinely talk about google or twitter just to show their tech abilities? I am around teenagers a lot and they do not talk like that.

The show tried to do all the things school shows or movies always try to do: an unconventional teacher getting his kids to really care. This has worked well in movies like Dead Poets Society but it didn't work here at all partly because everything felt so rushed. Craig had no problem getting the kids on board. In fact, he barely had any resistance as he taught them a vocal version of the song "Fancy." The pilot's climax was an attempt at a very sweet moment which re-created the 1994 prom to Janet Jackson's "Escapade" and for me, it did not come off at all the way it was intended. I think that's because everything felt so rushed and the writing and acting were so off, that it didn't seem sweet at all. It just kind of led to a shrug from me.

I didn't even get to the horrible jokes featuring Peri Gilpin that referenced both Notorious B.I.G. and Diddy. When you have people like Robinson and Gilpin, who were fantastic on The Office and Frasier, you know this show can do better. The writing is just so pathetically lame and it's clear that those writing have no idea how teachers or teenagers talk. It was a good concept with a good cast but the execution is just terrible.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6

WEDNESDAY

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)

9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #19 "You Say You Want an Evolution"
10:00 Extant #20 "The Other"

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
9:00 Mr. Robinson #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:30 Mr. Robinson #2 "Flesh for Fantasy"
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

FOX
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Home Free

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club #8 "Abort"

9:00 Mistresses #35 "Unreliable Witness"
10:00 Rookie Blue #70 "Best Man"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Under the Dome #34 "Breaking Point"

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Boom! (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones (REPEAT)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/3/15

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise

Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 The Whispers
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)

Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Odd Couple (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

RATINGS RECAP: 8/2/15

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Save My Life: Boston Trauma
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 CSI: Cyber (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Monday, August 3, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4

MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 The Whispers #9 "Broken Child"

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
8:30 The Odd Couple (REPEAT)
9:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)

10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior
10:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance


TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)

9:00 Zoo #6 "This is What It Sounds Like"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Hollywood Game Night

FOX
8:00 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

9:00 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 8/1/15

ABC
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Boston EMS
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Madam Secretary (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Aquarius
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 Hannibal
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

FOX
8:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Home Free (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

RATINGS RECAP: 7/31/15

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Gotham (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/30/15

ABC
8:00 The Astronaut Wives Club
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Dateline NBC (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Boom!
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Bones (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4