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Monday, February 29, 2016

RENEWAL ALERT: NCIS

CBS announced today that it struck a deal with star Mark Harmon and will renew NCIS for two more seasons, taking it through its 15th season in 2017-2018. This has been TV's most watched drama for many years and its renewal was never in doubt as it remains one of the few shows regularly posting over 10 million viewers in Live+Same Day ratings. It remains a big draw for the older crowd and has two successful spinoffs, NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles. It will air its 300th episode in a couple weeks.

NCIS joins The Big Bang Theory as the only renewals for next season so far on CBS. Very likely to join them are the other two NCIS shows, Supergirl, Scorpion, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Mom, Life in Pieces, The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, 60 Minutes, Madam Secretary, and 2 Broke Girls. On the bubble is Limitless and it's not looking good for Code Black. This is the announced final season for The Good Wife and Mike & Molly.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, February 29

Monday night has a lot going on starting with the return of The Voice and Blindspot. The Voice remains a big draw but I just have a feeling it will start softer than usual. It leads into the return of the fall's top new show, Blindspot. It's been out of sight, out of mind for awhile so we'll see how it can return. The same type of situation didn't work well for Revolution several years ago. It probably depends on how The Voice does. Meanwhile, FOX has the return of Gotham, which was disappointing in the fall. It surely will come back lower than The X-Files has been, which may not help matters for Lucifer, which remains firmly on the bubble.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
10:00 Castle #164 "And Justice For All"
Prediction: Bachelor - 8.1 million, 2.3/Castle - 5.1 million, 1.0

CBS
8:00 Supergirl #15 "Solitude"

9:00 Scorpion #40 "The Fast & the Nerdiest"
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #161 "Revenge Deferred"
Prediction: Supergirl - 6.5 million, 1.3/Scorpion - 9.1 million, 1.6/Los Angeles - 7.8 million, 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice (10th Edition Premiere)
10:00 Blindspot #11 "Cease Forcing Enemy"
Prediction: Voice - 11.1 million, 3.2/Blindspot - 7.7 million, 2.1

FOX
8:00 Gotham #34 "Mr. Freeze"
9:00 Lucifer #6 "Favorite Son"
Prediction: Gotham - 4.4 million, 1.4/Lucifer - 4.0 million, 1.2

Sunday, February 28, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/27/16

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 NBA Basketball
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 NHL Hockey
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Lucifer (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 28

Sunday night is Oscar night with host Chris Rock and lots of controversy with no black actors nominated for a second year in a row. It'll be interesting to see if that plays any role in how things go with the ratings. It'll be huge as always, the question is how huge. The rest of the networks are punting with newsmagazines, movies, and repeats.

ABC
7:00 Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet (SPECIAL)
8:30 88th Annual Academy Awards (SPECIAL)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 60 Minutes
9:00 MOVIE: Last Vegas

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:30 MOVIE: Ted

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)

8:30 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 Bordertown (REPEAT)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/26/16

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Second Chance
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

It was a very quiet Friday night for the broadcast networks with nothing topping a 1.2 demo. On ABC, Last Man Standing was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo to tie a season low. Dr. Ken was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo, tying a series low. Then, Shark Tank completely faltered, falling seven tenths in viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo. This is its lowest demo performance in its regular slot since May 6, 2011. At 10pm, 20/20 was down a terrible 1.9 million viewers and six tenths in the demo. Just two weeks ago, it was at a 1.7 demo, a full point higher. I'm not really sure what happened in these later two hours.

On CBS, The Amazing Race was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was down six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Blue Bloods closed out the night down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On NBC, Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. A two hour Dateline NBC was the only show to rise in the demo. It was up 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from last week's one hour episode. And it definitely seemed to wreck havoc on 20/20. Finally on FOX, Sleepy Hollow was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo while Second Chance was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Dateline NBC (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 20/20 (ABC)

RATINGS RECAP: 2/25/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 15.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8
8:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

On Thursday night, The Big Bang Theory celebrated its 200th episode by posting its sixth straight 3.8 demo. The total viewer count was up seven tenths. It didn't pop for the big episode, but holding that steady at that high a number is no small feat. Afterwards on CBS, Life in Pieces was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Mom was down eight tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9:30pm, 2 Broke Girls was up two tenths in viewers and the demo for a nice rebound after its return to Thursday last week. At 10pm, Elementary was down two tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. On FOX, American Idol was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. It is holding up much better for its final season than it did last year.

It was another troubling night for TGIT on ABC. Grey's Anatomy was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season low. At 9pm, Scandal was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for series lows in both categories. Before these past two weeks, Scandal's worst numbers were back in November 2012 right before it caught fire. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was even with last week. Finally on NBC, both You, Me, and the Apocalypse were dead even with last week while Shades of Blue was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for new series lows. I don't know why NBC hasn't pulled or moved You, Me, and the Apocalypse yet. Dateline NBC would easily work here temporarily.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: American Idol (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: You, Me, and the Apocalypse (NBC)

Friday, February 26, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27

FRIDAY
Friday night has the regular lineup except for no Grimm on NBC. Numbers should be close to normal. Nothing much to see here!

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #103 "Tanks for the Memories"
8:30 Dr. Ken #16 "Meeting Molly's Boyfriend"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #134 "Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a"
10:00 Blue Bloods #127 "Help Me Help You"

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow #43 "Sins of the Father"
9:00 Second Chance #7 "That Time in the Car"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
8:30 NBA Basketball: Golden State at Oklahoma City

CBS
8:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 NHL Hockey: Detroit at Colorado

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)
9:00 Lucifer (REPEAT)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

RENEWAL ALERT: Bones

FOX announced today that Bones has been renewed for a final, 12 episode season in 2016-17. The veteran drama premiered in 2005 and has been a solid utility player for FOX airing every weekday on the schedule at various times. It has always been capable in any slot its been in, but has waned in recent years and has been a part of tense contract issues with stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. The show will get a chance to have a proper farewell and will have aired 246 episodes when all is said and done. For this season, it will return to the FOX lineup on Thursdays in April.

Bones joins Bob's Burgers, Empire, Scream Queens, and The Simpsons on the renewal list for next year. Sure to join is Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, New Girl, probably Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The X-Files in some capacity. On the bubble are Grandfathered, The Last Man on Earth, Lucifer, and Rosewood while it's not looking good for Bordertown, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, The Grinder, Second Chance, and Sleepy Hollow.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/24/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle

Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:30 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Survivor

Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 American Idol
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

It was a pretty quiet Wednesday with only two shows topping a 2.0 demo. On ABC, The Middle started things out dead even with last week. At 8:30pm, The Goldbergs was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo to a season low. It has come close at times but this is it's first time dipping below a 2.0 demo since last April. Next week, it leads off the night into a special preview of The Real O'Neals. At 9pm, Modern Family was up six tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Black-ish followed and was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, American Crime was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On FOX, American Idol was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Hell's Kitchen was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

On CBS, Survivor was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo from last week's premiere. This edition is off to a weak start. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The season finale of Code Black was at 10pm. It was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week, when it had to follow a repeat of The Big Bang Theory. This show has held on OK through the late fall and winter but it doesn't seem to be enough to get a renewal. Of course, it topped Limitless this week. I wouldn't completely count it out but its chances to come back are slim. Finally on NBC, The Mysteries of Laura was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was down eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo as it had to deal with Criminal Minds competition. Chicago PD was down half a million viewers and even in the demo, building on its lead-in for the third time this season.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: American Idol (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, February 25

Thursday night has all the regular lineups but ABC must be holding its breath after the horrible showing from TGIT last week. I'm not convinced this week will go any better, and it could be worse. There seems to be very little buzz with those shows at the moment. CBS has the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory, an impressive milestone that few shows reach. It could get a small boost that may help the lineup.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #256 "Unbreak My Heart"

9:00 Scandal #81 "Wild Card"
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder #27 "It's a Trap"
Prediction: Grey's - 7.5 million, 2.2/Scandal - 6.0 million, 1.7/Murder - 4.6 million, 1.4

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #200 "The Celebration Experimentation"
8:30 Life in Pieces #18 "Sexting Mall  Lemonade Heartbreak"
9:00 Mom #57 "Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #107 "And the Lost Baggage"
10:00 Elementary #86 "Who is that Masked Man?"
Prediction: Big Bang - 16.3 million, 4.1/Pieces - 9.5 million, 2.2/Mom - 8.9 million, 1.9/Girls - 6.6 million, 1.6/Elementary - 6.2 million, 1.1

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse #5 "Right in the Nuts"
9:00 The Blacklist #60 "The Caretaker"
10:00 Shades of Blue #8 "Good Cop, Bad Cop"
Prediction: Apocalypse - 2.5 million, 0.5/Blacklist - 6.1 million, 1.3/Blue - 5.4 million, 1.1

FOX
8:00 American Idol
Prediction: Idol - 7.9 million, 2.0

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/23/16

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 The Muppets
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Marvel's Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 17.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Limitless
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Grandfathered
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 The Grinder
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

The final Tuesday before The Voice brought mostly more of the same. As expected, CBS was on top. At 8pm, NCIS was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. NCIS: New Orleans was back down a bit from last week's jump as it fell eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Finally at 10pm, it is getting worse and worse for Limitless. The new drama fell a tenth in viewers and the demo for a new series low. Its renewal chances are probably 50/50 at best. On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. At 8:30pm, The Muppets was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The poor evening finished with another two hours of Marvel's Agent Carter, up a tenth in viewers and the demo.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night rebounded a bit as it was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo the week before it gives way to The Voice. At 9pm, Chicago Med was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. It'll get a big boost by the return of The Voice, but it held up quite well through January and February. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally, FOX was even in the demo across the board. Among total viewers, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Grinder were all down a tenth while Grandfathered was even.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Grinder (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, February 24

Wednesday night has the season finale of Code Black on CBS. It has been up and down with momentum this year but a February season finale is never a good sign for renewal. Earlier in the night, Survivor will try to recover from its weak start last week. Everything other network has the same lineup and will try to recover a bit from the down showings last week.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #160 "The Man Hunt"
8:30 The Goldbergs #63 "Edward 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards"
9:00 Modern Family #158 "The Storm"
9:30 Black-ish #40 "Hope"
10:00 American Crime #19 "Season Two: Episode Eight"
Prediction: Middle - 7.5 million, 2.0/Goldbergs - 6.7 million, 2.1/Modern - 7.4 million, 2.4/Black-ish - 5.8 million, 1.8/Crime - 3.1 million, 0.8

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #248 "A Badge and a Gun"
10:00 Code Black #18 "Blood Sport" (Season Finale)
Prediction: Survivor - 8.7 million, 2.0/Criminal - 8.8 million, 1.8/Code - 6.7 million, 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura #37 "The Mystery of the Unknown Caller"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #382 "Star-Struck Victims"

10:00 Chicago PD #54 "The Cases That Need to Be Solved"
Prediction: Laura - 6.5 million, 1.1/SVU - 7.5 million, 1.6/PD - 6.9 million, 1.5

FOX
8:00 American Idol
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Prediction: Idol - 8.1 million, 2.0/Hell's - 3.9 million, 1.1

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RENEWAL ALERT: Superstore

After its solid first season came to an end on Monday night, NBC did the inevitable and renewed Superstore for a second season. The workplace comedy got a solid preview after The Voice in late fall and surprised everyone by premiering in January to a 1.8 demo in the very difficult Monday 8pm slot. It ended up dropping down from there but remained easily ahead of its companion sitcom, Telenovela, and The Biggest Loser, which aired later in the night. It had to completely self-start and it did so in an era where NBC has had a huge amount of difficulty launching comedies. Coupled with decent reviews, there is something to work with for NBC.

Superstore joins The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Law & Order: SVU, and Shades of Blue on NBC's renewal list for next year. The rest of the scripted shows are toss-ups (The Mysteries of Laura, Grimm, and maybe Undateable) or as good as dead (Telenovela, Truth Be Told, The Player, and You, Me, and the Apocalypse). Still premiering this season are Crowded, Heartbreaker, and Game of Silence, and the second season of The Carmichael Show.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/22/16

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 Supergirl
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Telenovela
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 The X-Files
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

On Monday night, many shows recovered from their dip against the Grammys. On NBC, it was a night of season finales. Superstore was back up eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It got a well-deserved renewal today for surviving in a very difficult spot and giving NBC a glimmer of hope in the comedy world. At 8:30pm, Telenovela was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. This one seems very unlikely to return. At 9pm, The Biggest Loser was up 1.1 million viewers and a good four tenths in the demo. This is a nice rebound for the finale. I'm not sure what NBC will do, but I think it'll be back in some capacities. I think it would be a smart thing to air this in the summer. On ABC, The Bachelor was back up 1.5 million viewers and three tenths in the demo, basically to its level from two weeks ago. Castle had a minor rebound as well, rising three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

On FOX, the season finale of the short six episode run of The X-Files was up half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo. FOX will bend over backwards to bring this back but it all depends on the creator and the actors. At 9pm, Lucifer was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo despite the improved lead-in. After its promising showing last week, this was a disappointment. Finally, it was CBS which had the roughest time airing its regular lineup after it was preempted for the Grammys. Supergirl was down six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. Scorpion was hit the hardest, falling 1.5 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. Both Supergirl and Scorpion tied series lows and now they must deal with the return of The Voice next week. At 10pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down a million viewers and three tenths in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The X-Files (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Scorpion (CBS)

WEEKLY RECAP: February 15-21, 2016

Here is my weekly recap for Week #22. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows)

Check out Week #22 from last year.

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.8    15th week
2. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.4    13th week
3. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.3    11th week
4. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.2    7th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.2    9th week
6. The X-Files (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.1    4th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.1    8th week
8. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.0    3rd week
    The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 2.0    9th week
    American Idol (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 2.0    7th week
    American Idol (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.0    7th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 17.3 million    14th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 15.2 million    15th week
3. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 13.4 million    14th week
4. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.7 million    14th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.7 million    16th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 10.7 million    13th week
7. Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 9.3 million    6th week
8. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 8.9 million    4th week
9. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.7 million    2nd week
10. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.3 million    3rd week
     American Idol (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.3 million    6th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Grinder (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.6    14th week
    You, Me, and the Apocalypse (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
    Second Chance (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
4. Telenovela (NBC, Monday 8:30pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    10th week
    Bordertown (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 0.7    2nd week
8. The Biggest Loser (NBC, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
    The Muppets (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
    Grandfathered (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.8    8th week
    American Crime (ABC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.8    4th week
    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.8    11th week
    Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.8    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Grinder (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    15th week
    Bordertown (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    4th week
3. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.9 million    3rd week
4. Second Chance (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.0 million    5th week
5. Grandfathered (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.2 million    12th week
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.2 million    12th week
7. Telenovela (NBC, Monday 8:30pm) - 2.3 million    3rd week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.3 million    7th week
9. Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
10. The Muppets (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    3rd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Lucifer (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    3rd week
Wednesday - The Middle (ABC)    2nd week
Thursday - Mom (CBS)    1st week
Friday - Last Man Standing (ABC)    6th week
Sunday - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Biggest Loser (NBC)    3rd week
Tuesday - Limitless (CBS)    2nd week
Wednesday - Code Black (CBS)    2nd week
Thursday - Scandal (ABC)    1st week
Friday - Sleepy Hollow (FOX)    5th week
Sunday - Bordertown (FOX)    1st week

MY TOP 5 EPISODES OF THE WEEK
1. Mom #56 "Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride"    4th week
2. The Goldbergs #62 "Weird Al"    8th week
3. Scandal #80 "The Candidate"    7th week
4. Fresh Off the Boat #26 "Phil's Phaves"    9th week
5. Black-ish #39 "Twindependence"    6th week

RATINGS RECAP: 2/21/16

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:00 Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes

Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Bordertown
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

It was the battle of two specials on Sunday night and ABC came out on top with its Disneyland 60 special that delivered a solid 1.8 demo. Earlier in the night, America's Funniest Home Videos was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season high. Meanwhile on NBC, the heavily hyped Friends Reunion James Burrows tribute did not quite live up to expectations. If this had just simply been a Burrows tribute, these were more than acceptable if not excellent numbers but ever since it became all about a Friends reunion, it has gotten a huge amount of hype so this has to be considered disappointing. Earlier in the night for NBC, Dateline was up 1.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo.

CBS and FOX were close to last week. On CBS, 60 Minutes was up three tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo from last week and Madam Secretary was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. These shows are holding up OK without football. At 9pm, The Good Wife was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while CSI: Cyber was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, the veteran shows, Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, and Family Guy were all up a tenth in the demo while the newbies, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life and Bordertown were even, making them look even worse by comparison.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Bordertown (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, February 23

Tuesday night has all the regular lineups for the networks which means more of the same and that isn't good for ABC and FOX. NBC had a down week last week and has one more Tuesday night without The Voice so we'll see if the Chicago twins can get some mojo back.

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat #27 "Michael Chang Fever"
8:30 The Muppets #14 "Little Green Lie"
9:00 Marvel's Agent Carter #16/17 "The Edge of Mystery/A Little Song and Dance"

Prediction: Boat - 4.2 million, 1.2/Muppets - 2.4 million, 0.8/Carter - 2.3 million, 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS #298 "Loose Cannons"
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans #39 "Second Chances"

10:00 Limitless #16 "Sands, Agent of Morra"
Prediction: NCIS - 16.9 million, 2.2/New Orleans - 12.8 million, 1.8/Limitless - 6.1 million, 1.2

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Chicago Med #11 "Intervention"
10:00 Chicago Fire #85 "Two Ts"
Prediction: Game - 3.5 million, 0.9/Med - 7.0 million, 1.5/Fire - 7.8 million, 1.7

FOX
8:00 New Girl #102 "The Decision"
8:30 Grandfathered #17 "The Boyfriend Experience"
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #62 "Adrian Pimento"
9:30 The Grinder #16 "Delusions of Grinder"
Prediction: Girl - 3.0 million, 1.3/Grandfathered - 2.4 million, 0.9/Brooklyn - 2.4 million, 0.9/Grinder - 1.8 million, 0.6

Monday, February 22, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, February 22

Monday night has several finales before the returns of Gotham, The Voice, and Blindspot next week. NBC has the finales of its comedies and The Biggest Loser. It seems a given that Superstore will get another season but it doesn't look good for Telenovela and The Biggest Loser is a toss-up. FOX has the finale of The X-Files and they will certainly try to bring it back in some capacity. With no Grammys competition this week, several shows could be on the rise.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
10:00 Castle #163 "The Blame Game"
Prediction: Bachelor - 8.0 million, 2.5/Castle - 5.8 million, 1.0

CBS
8:00 Supergirl #14 "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"

9:00 Scorpion #39 "Adaptation"
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #160 "Matryoshka" Part 2
Prediction: Supergirl - 7.5 million, 1.6/Scorpion - 10.2 million, 1.9/Los Angeles - 9.5 million, 1.5

NBC
8:00 Superstore #11 "Labor" (Season Finale)
8:30 Telenovela #11 "The Stalker" (Season Finale)
9:00 The Biggest Loser (Season Finale)
Prediction: Superstore - 4.7 million, 1.3/Telenovela - 2.6 million, 0.8/Loser - 3.0 million, 1.0

FOX
8:00 The X-Files #208 "My Struggle II" (Season Finale)
9:00 Lucifer #5 "Sweet Kicks"
Prediction: Files - 7.5 million, 2.3/Lucifer - 5.2 million, 1.6

Sunday, February 21, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/20/16

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 NBA Basketball
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
10:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Jeff Gordon's Daytona 500 Kickoff Celebration
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 21

Sunday night has two big specials. NBC should have the bigger night with the James Burrows tribute that has been heavily publicized for the "Friends Reunion" during it. I don't see it being nearly as big as last February's SNL special, but I still think it will have good numbers. ABC has a Disneyland special that probably won't get nearly as much attention. CBS and FOX have their regular lineups and should be close to last week.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 (SPECIAL)
10:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
Prediction: Videos - 5.9 million, 1.2

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Madam Secretary #37 "Right of the Boom"
9:00 The Good Wife #149 "Targets"
10:00 CSI: Cyber #27 "Fit-and-Run"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 9.1 million, 1.0/Madam - 9.4 million, 1.1/Wife - 7.8 million, 0.9/Cyber - 6.5 million, 0.8

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows (SPECIAL)
Prediction: Dateline - 3.9 million, 0.8

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #96 "Sexy Dance Healing"

8:00 The Simpsons #588 "Gal of Constant Sorrow"
8:30 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life #5 "How to Survive Your Roommate's Girlfriend"
9:00 Family Guy #263 "Underage Peter"
9:30 Bordertown #5 "Groundhog Day"
Prediction: Burgers - 2.0 million, 0.9/Simpsons - 2.8 million, 1.2/Cooper - 1.7 million, 0.7/Family - 2.5 million, 1.2/Bordertown - 1.5 million, 0.6

Saturday, February 20, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/19/16

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Second Chance
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

After a rough week for the broadcast networks, it was a pretty typical Friday. On ABC, Last Man Standing was even with its last airing while Dr. Ken was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, Shark Tank came back a bit from last week's spike, dropping half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, 20/20 was back down 1.9 million viewers and four tenths in the demo after last week's big jump. As always, it's about the stories for the newsmagazines. CBS inched down across the board with The Amazing Race down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, Hawaii Five-0 even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo, and Blue Bloods down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. NBC and FOX both stayed under a 1 in the demo. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon was down half a million viewers and even in the demo, Grimm was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, and Dateline NBC was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo for NBC. For FOX, Sleepy Hollow was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for a new series low while Second Chance was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Last Man Standing (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Sleepy Hollow (FOX)

Friday, February 19, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/18/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 15.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8
8:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

Broadcast TV's rough week continued on Thursday where everything was even or down in the demo. By far the most troubling results were courtesy of TGIT on ABC. Grey's Anatomy kept things afloat at 8pm, dipping half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. It got much worse from there. At 9pm, Scandal was down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. The demo is an outright series low while the total viewer count is the worst since November 2012. This show is losing steam fast. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was also down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo, crashing to a new series low. It was also beaten in total viewers by Shades of Blue. These shows are still big DVR gainers but this is a really troubling trend.

CBS easily had the most steady night. The Big Bang Theory was down 1.1 million viewers but even in the demo for a fifth straight episode. Without Empire in the mix, this show is so far and away past every other show in the demo, still. At 8:30pm, Life in Pieces was down seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Mom is holding its own at 9pm as it was up seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. I think this would be in the mid 2s for the demo if it aired at 8:30pm. 2 Broke Girls returned to the Thursday 9:30pm slot after its Wednesday run. It tied a series low in the demo, but was still an improvement on the cancelled Angel From Hell. At 10pm, Elementary was down a tenth in viewers and the demo.

It is getting ugly for You, Me, and the Apocalypse on NBC. It was down another four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to an ugly 0.6 demo. This is starting to bring down The Blacklist, which was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It's time for NBC to replace Apocalypse with Dateline NBC. At 10pm, Shades of Blue was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Considering how The Blacklist has been dropping and 10pm shows are doing in general on every network, it's holding up OK. Finally on FOX, American Idol was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Mom (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Scandal (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20

FRIDAY
Friday night is an all new lineup across the board so I'd expect normal results. Nothing too exciting!

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #102 "Eve's Band"
8:30 Dr. Ken #15 "The Wedding Sitter"

9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20
Prediction: Last Man - 6.3 million, 1.1/Dr. Ken - 4.6 million, 1.0/Shark - 6.1 million, 1.4/2020 - 5.5 million, 1.4

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #133 "Ke Koa Lokomaika'i"
10:00 Blue Bloods #126 "Fresh Start"
Prediction: Race - 5.6 million, 1.2/Hawaii - 8.7 million, 1.2/Bloods - 10.5 million, 1.3

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
9:00 Grimm #98 "Map of the Seven Knights"
10:00 Dateline NBC
Prediction: Camera - 4.0 million, 0.8/Grimm - 4.1 million, 0.9/Dateline - 4.5 million, 0.9

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow #42 "Kindred Spirits"
9:00 Second Chance #6 "Palimpsest"

Prediction: Hollow - 2.9 million, 0.8/Second - 2.0 million, 0.5

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
8:30 NBA Basketball: Golden State at LA Clippers

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
9:00 Criminal Minds (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)
9:00 Jeff Gordon's Daytona 500 Celebration (SPECIAL)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/17/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:30 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

On Wednesday night, Survivor came back to CBS to very disappointing numbers. In a 90 minute premiere, it logged just a 1.9 demo, which is a near series low. This show tends to be pretty steady during the season and it could even rise next week, but this was an off start for the long-running franchise. Following a repeat of The Big Bang Theory, Code Black was down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo to a series low. The season finale is next week. ABC had another "meh" week with its comedies. At 8pm, The Middle was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It was the only show that rose from last week. The Goldbergs was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Modern Family was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo and Black-ish was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, American Crime was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, tying a series low.

On NBC, The Mysteries of Laura was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Without a crossover this week, both Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD were down. SVU was up a tenth in viewers but down two tenths in the demo while PD was down eight tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo. This show gets huge spikes for crossovers, but it still fits quite well with SVU.  Finally on FOX, American Idol was down nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. It surely got hit a bit by Survivor. At 9pm, Hell's Kitchen was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Middle (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Code Black (CBS)

RATINGS RECAP: 2/16/16

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 The Muppets
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Marvel's Agent Carter
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 17.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 13.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Limitless
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Grandfathered
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 The Grinder
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

On Tuesday night, it was CBS on top. NCIS was up four tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, NCIS: New Orleans had a very good week as it rose eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for one of its best non-crossover performances this season. At 10pm, however, Limitless was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to tie a series low. This show shouldn't get a renewal as it has cooled down majorly after a good start. NBC has been holding up very well on Tuesdays without The Voice, but it had a down night this week. Hollywood Game Night was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo, tying a series low. Chicago Med was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a series low. Chicago Fire was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat was the only show besides New Orleans to rise from last week. It was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 8:30pm, The Muppets was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. A two hour Marvel's Agent Carter was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a new series low. Performances of shows like Muppets and Carter contributed to the ousting of ABC President Paul Lee earlier this week. Finally on FOX, everything was down. New Girl was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Grandfathered was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a new series low. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. The Grinder was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Both the 9pm hour shows tied series lows in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Limitless (CBS)

RATINGS RECAP: 2/15/16

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 58th Annual Grammy Awards
Viewers: 25.0 million, 18-49 demo: 7.7

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Telenovela
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 The X-Files
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

Monday night was all about the Grammy Awards on CBS. Airing on a Monday instead of a Sunday, it was actually about even in total viewers from last year, but it was down in the demo. I thought it could have had more of a drop with the move to Monday, we'll see where it goes next year. On ABC, The Bachelor was down 1.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo, which is not bad since it seems like there would be a sizable crossover audience with the Grammys. At 10pm, Castle was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. This is above the special Sunday airing but an all-time low for Mondays. It has hit the three lowest total viewer counts in its history in the last week alone. Time to announce this as the final season.

The X-Files on FOX was perhaps hit the hardest by the Grammys, which was surprising to me because I thought it might be the one show that wouldn't get hit hard. It was down 1.2 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. Despite the much weaker lead-in and the competition, Lucifer was down just four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. This is the most impressive performance by Lucifer so far and gives it a legitimate chance at a second season. Finally, NBC had a rough night against the Grammys. The comedies were down to their lowest levels since their special airings over the Christmas/New Years weeks. Superstore was down 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo while Telenovela was down a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, The Biggest Loser hit a new series low, falling a million viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo. This show needs to be out to pasture or at the very least, relegated to summer.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Lucifer (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Biggest Loser (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, February 18

I apologize for being so behind on the ratings recaps, I will try to catch up today or tomorrow!

Thursday night has the regular lineups. ABC had a rough return with TGIT last week and that's usually the peak in the midseason runs so I think there could be troubling drops this week, especially for Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. On CBS, 2 Broke Girls returns to its old slot and should be a small improvement on the cancelled Angel From Hell.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #255 "All I Want is You"
9:00 Scandal #80 "The Candidate"
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder #26 "She Hates Us"

Prediction: Grey's - 7.8 million, 2.2/Scandal - 6.8 million, 2.0/Murder - 5.5 million, 1.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #199 "The Positive Negative Reaction"
8:30 Life in Pieces #17 "Hair Recital Rainbow Mom"
9:00 Mom #56 "Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #106 "And the Storytelling Show"
10:00 Elementary #85 "A Study in Charlotte"
Prediction: Big Bang - 15.9 million, 3.6/Life - 9.1 million, 2.1/Mom - 7.9 million, 1.7/Girls - 6.5 million, 1.6

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse #4 "What Happens to Idiots"
9:00 The Blacklist #59 "Drexel"
10:00 Shades of Blue #7 "Undiscovered Country"
Prediction: Apocalypse - 2.9 million, 0.8/Blacklist - 6.1 million, 1.4/Shades - 5.2 million, 1.0

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Prediction: Idol - 8.6 million, 2.0

WEEKLY RECAP: February 8-14, 2016

Here is my weekly recap for Week #21. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows)

Check out Week #21 from last year.

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.8    14th week
2. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.6    12th week
3. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.5    6th week
    The X-Files (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.5    3rd week
5. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.4    10th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.4    8th week
7. American Idol (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 2.2    6th week
8. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.1    4th week
    Scandal (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.1    10th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.1    7th week
    American Idol (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.1    6th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 16.9 million    13th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 16.3 million    14th week
3. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 12.6 million    13th week
4. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 11.4 million    9th week
5. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.9 million    13th week
6. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.4 million    15th week
7. Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 10.1 million    12th week
8. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 9.8 million    13th week
9. Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 9.4 million    5th week
10. American Idol (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 9.2 million    5th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Second Chance (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    4th week
2. What Would You Do? (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
3. The Grinder (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    13th week
    Bordertown (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 0.7    1st week
5. The Muppets (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
    Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.8    4th week
    You, Me, and the Apocalypse (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
    Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.8    9th week
    Castle (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.8    Special Airing
    Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.8    1st week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.7 million    2nd week
    Bordertown (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    3rd week
3. The Grinder (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.9 million    14th week
4. What Would You Do? (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.1 million    3rd week
    Second Chance (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    4th week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.1 million    6th week
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    11th week
8. Grandfathered (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.4 million    11th week
9. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.6 million    11th week
10. The Muppets (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.7 million    2nd week
     Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.7 million    4th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Supergirl (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - New Girl (FOX)    1st week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    3rd week
Thursday - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)    5th week
Friday - 20/20 (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - Madam Secretary (CBS)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Castle (ABC)    3rd week
Tuesday - What Would You Do? (ABC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Hell's Kitchen (FOX)    1st week
Thursday - How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)    2nd week
Friday - Sleepy Hollow (FOX)    4th week
Sunday - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)    1st week

MY TOP 5 EPISODES OF THE WEEK
1. Superstore #9 "All-Nighter"    3rd week
2. Fresh Off the Boat #25 "Love and Loopholes"    8th week
3. Grandfathered #15 "The Biter"    7th week
4. Chicago Med #9 "Choices"    4th week
5. Black-ish #38 "Sink or Swim"    5th week

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday night has the premiere of the newest edition of Survivor on CBS. It should return solidly especially with CBS having a good winter so far. It is an hour and a half so it is bridged after with The Big Bang Theory leading into the penultimate episode of Code Black. Elsewhere, the other networks have their regular lineups and should be close to last week except I could see the ABC comedy lineup rising a bit.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #159 "Hecks at a Movie"
8:30 The Goldbergs #62 "Weird Al"
9:00 Modern Family #157 "Thunk in the Trunk"
9:30 Black-ish #39 "Twindependence"
10:00 American Crime #18 "Season Two: Episode Seven"
Prediction: Middle - 7.0 million, 1.9/Goldbergs - 6.5 million, 2.1/Modern - 7.6 million, 2.6/Black-ish - 6.2 million, 1.9/Crime - 3.3 million, 0.9

CBS
8:00 Survivor (32nd Edition Premiere)
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
10:00 Code Black #17 "Love Hurts"
Prediction: Survivor - 10.2 million, 2.3/Code - 7.5 million, 1.4

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura #36 "The Mystery of the Political Operation"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #381 "Collateral Damages"
10:00 Chicago PD #53 "A Night Owl"

Prediction: Laura - 6.5 million, 1.1/SVU - 7.1 million, 1.7/PD - 7.5 million, 1.6

FOX
8:00 American Idol

9:00 Hell's Kitchen
Prediction: Idol - 8.5 million, 2.0/Hell's - 4.2 million, 1.2

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/14/16

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 An SNL Valentine
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 The Tonight Show Valentine's Special
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Bordertown
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

On Sunday night, it was a quiet Valentine's Day. On NBC, a Valentine's Day special from The Tonight Show skewed pretty young with a 1.4 demo to 5.1 million viewers. This probably opens the door to more primetime specials from Jimmy Fallon. The CBS shows held up OK in total viewers without any football lead-in. The first two shows were actually up from their last airing. 60 Minutes was up a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while Madam Secretary was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, The Good Wife was dead even. CSI: Cyber closed out the night down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos is entering its better season where it doesn't have to compete with football as it posted a season high. Following a special of The Bachelor, Castle aired on a special night but delivered a series low by 1.5 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. This can be forgiven for the unique circumstance but it doesn't change the fact that Castle is out of gas.

Finally on FOX, it was a pretty low night. Perhaps a bright spot, if you can call it that, came from Bob's Burgers. It was down three tenths in viewers but even in the demo and was well above the newbies, but more on that in a minute. The anchor shows, The Simpsons and Family Guy, both hit season lows but skewed pretty young. The Simpsons topped the night at a 1.3 demo. They both did a whole lot better than the newbies Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life and Bordertown, which completely fell off the map with less than 2 million viewers and 0.7-0.8 demos. These newbies are making Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth look much better by comparison. Last Man will already replace Bordertown at the beginning of March as Bordertown will move to 7pm. I wouldn't be surprised to see Bob's Burgers and Cooper Barrett switch places then as well.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Madam Secretary (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, February 16

Tuesday night has all the regular lineups so it's the exact same as last week. Therefore, I expect pretty similar results which means near disasters on ABC and FOX after 8pm with solid numbers on CBS and NBC.

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat #26 "Phil's Phaves"

8:30 The Muppets #13 "Got Silk?"
9:00 Marvel's Agent Carter #14 "Life of the Party"
10:00 What Would You Do?
Prediction: Boat - 4.1 million, 1.2/Muppets - 2.5 million, 0.8/Carter - 2.7 million, 0.8/What Would - 2.2 million, 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS #297 "React"
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans #38 "No Man's Land"
10:00 Limitless #15 "Undercover"
Prediction: NCIS - 17.3 million, 2.5/New Orleans - 12.9 million, 1.7/Limitless - 6.5 million, 1.3

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Chicago Med #10 "Clarity"
10:00 Chicago Fire #84 "Bad for the Soul"
Prediction: Night - 3.5 million, 1.0/Med - 7.0 million, 1.5/Fire - 7.9 million, 1.7

FOX
8:00 New Girl #101 "Wig"
8:30 Grandfathered #16 "Gerald Fierce"
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #61 "House Mouses"

9:30 The Grinder #15 "The Ties That Grind"
Prediction: Girl - 3.0 million, 1.3/Grandfathered - 2.5 million, 0.9/Brooklyn - 2.2 million, 1.0/Grinder - 1.7 million, 0.6

Monday, February 15, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, February 15

Monday night has the Grammy Awards. They have aired on Sundays for the past several years but used to air during the week. I can't imagine them doing better on a Monday than they have done on Sundays so I expect them to be down. The networks are going fully against them with their regular lineups but I'm sure they'll take a hit though The X-Files on FOX could be the least affected with its penultimate episode.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
10:00 Castle #162 "Dead Red"
Prediction: Bachelor - 7.3 million, 2.1/Castle - 4.6 million, 1.0

CBS
8:00 58th Annual Grammy Awards (SPECIAL)

NBC
8:00 Superstore #10 "Demotion"
8:30 Telenovela #10 "Caught in the Act"
9:00 The Biggest Loser
Prediction: Superstore - 4.1 million, 1.2/Telenovela - 2.6 million, 0.8/Loser - 3.0 million, 0.9

FOX
8:00 The X-Files #207 "Babylon"

9:00 Lucifer #4 "Manly Whatnots"
Prediction: Files - 7.9 million, 2.4/Lucifer - 4.9 million, 1.5

Sunday, February 14, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/13/16

ABC
8:00 Scandal (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 How to Get Away with Murder (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 48 Hours
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 CBS News: Republican Presidential Debate
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 NASCAR: Sprint Unlimited

Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday night has NBC airing two Valentine's specials including a primetime Jimmy Fallon special, which could become a more regular occurrence if it does well. ABC is airing a special of The Bachelor followed by Castle on a special night, which could hit a series low. The CBS and FOX lineups don't have football anymore so they will have a rough time with old skewing CBS and minuscule total viewer counts from FOX.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love (SPECIAL)
10:00 Castle #161 "Witness for the Prosecution"
Prediction: Videos - 5.1 million, 1.0/Castle - 5.0 million, 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Madam Secretary #36 "Left of the Boom"
9:00 The Good Wife #148 "Monday"
10:00 CSI: Cyber #26 "The Walking Dead"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 8.9 million, 1.0/Madam - 9.3 million, 1.0/Wife - 8.2 million, 0.9/Cyber - 7.5 million, 0.7

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 An SNL Valentine (SPECIAL)
9:00 The Tonight Show Valentine's Day Special (SPECIAL)

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #95 "The Gene and Courtney Show"
8:00 The Simpsons #587 "Love is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4"

8:30 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life #4 "How to Survive Losing Your Phone"
9:00 Family Guy #262 "An App a Day"
9:30 Bordertown #4 "High School Football"
Prediction: Burgers - 2.1 million, 0.8/Simpsons - 3.8 million, 1.3/Cooper - 2.1 million, 0.8/Family - 3.0 million, 1.2/Bordertown - 2.1 million, 0.8

Saturday, February 13, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/12/16

ABC
8:00 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow

Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Second Chance
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Friday night, The Amazing Race returned for its 28th edition and it posted numbers on the high end of what it was getting in the fall. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was down 1.2 million viewers and a tenth in the demo as it skewed younger. At 10pm, Blue Bloods was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. NBC was very steady through the night. At 8pm, Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Grimm was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Dateline NBC closed things out down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

On ABC, a Charlie Brown special was a little below what the comedies usually get. But Shark Tank was on the upswing, rising seven tenths in viewers and a good three tenths in the demo. I don't follow the newsmagazines but 20/20 must have had an intriguing story because it rose 1.4 million viewers and half a demo point. Finally on FOX, Sleepy Hollow was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo, tying a series low. At 9pm, Second Chance was down a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: 20/20 (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Sleepy Hollow (FOX)

Friday, February 12, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/11/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8
8:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 You, Me, and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

On Thursday night, TGIT returned to ABC but with worrying results. The best performance came from Grey's Anatomy, which was down just two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from its fall finale. It was also easily tops of the night for ABC. That was not what ABC had in mind when this moved to 8pm. The anchor of the night, Scandal, was down a troubling 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo from its fall finale for season lows. It was also down a horrendous 1.5 demo points from last year's midseason premiere. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was down an even worse 1.4 million viewers and half a demo point. This show spiked for its finale but these results tie a series low in the demo and are an outright series low in total viewers. ABC basically punted with their lineup, and not just on Thursdays, for the last two months and it seems they are paying a price. The TGIT shows usually have big premieres and finales so this is not a good sign.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was up a million viewers but even in the demo with last week. That could be due to the younger skewing Grey's Anatomy providing competition this week. At 8:30pm, Life in Pieces was up three tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Mom was up a tenth in viewers and the demo at 9pm while a repeat of The Big Bang Theory filled the Angel From Hell slot for a week before 2 Broke Girls returns to the night. At 10pm, Elementary was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On NBC, You, Me, and the Apocalypse continued to inch downward as it fell half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. It seems to be bring The Blacklist down as that show was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 10pm, Shades of Blue was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on FOX, American Idol was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13

FRIDAY
Friday night has the return of The Amazing Race to CBS. It should do alright with very limited competition at 8pm including a Charlie Brown special replacing the comedies on ABC.

ABC
8:00 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (SPECIAL)
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20
Prediction: Shark - 6.3 million, 1.4/2020 - 4.9 million, 1.1

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race (28th Edition Premiere)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #132 "Hoa 'inea"
10:00 Blue Bloods #125 "The Road to Hell"
Prediction: Race - 6.5 million, 1.3/Hawaii - 9.6 million, 1.4/Bloods - 11.1 million, 1.4

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
9:00 Grimm #97 "Star-Crossed"
10:00 Dateline NBC
Prediction: Camera - 3.3 million, 0.8/Grimm - 4.2 million, 0.8/Dateline - 3.9 million, 0.9

FOX
8:00 Sleepy Hollow #41 "Incident at Stone Manor"
9:00 Second Chance #5 "Scratch that Glitch"
Prediction: Sleepy - 2.5 million, 0.8/Second - 2.0 million, 0.6

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 Scandal (REPEAT)
9:00 How to Get Away with Murder (REPEAT)

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
9:00 CBS News: Republican Presidential Debate

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC (REPEAT)
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series