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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/28/16

ABC
8:00 CMA Country Christmas
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Conviction
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)

Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Man with a Plan (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 The Odd Couple
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Timeless
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Gotham
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CW
8:00 Supergirl
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Monday night, the CW's big four show crossover kicked off with Supergirl surging nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The viewer total was a new high for its CW run while the demo tied the season premiere for its best CW performance. At 9pm, Jane the Virgin was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. FOX had fall finales of their dramas. Gotham was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while Lucifer was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. On ABC, the CMA Country Christmas special was pretty quiet while Conviction was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It will head to Sundays in January to finish out its run while Quantico gets a try airing out of The Bachelor. Finally on CBS, only The Odd Couple was new and it was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. CBS announced this week it will not air more than the 13 episodes ordered for its third season. While not an official death sentence, it's a bad sign. Finally on NBC, The Voice was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Timeless was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo to tie a series low.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Supergirl (CW)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Timeless (NBC)

WEEKLY RECAP: November 21-27, 2016

Here is my weekly recap for Week #10. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Previous Week 10s: 2015   2014

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:49pm) - 2.8    7th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.4    8th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.1    10th week
4. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    5th week
5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8    2nd week
    Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.8    Special Airing
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    9th week
8. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    1st week
9. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.5    7th week
    American Housewife (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 1.5    3rd week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.5    1st week
    Chicago Fire (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.5    2nd week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    9th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:49pm) - 1.5     2nd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:49pm) - 17.3 million    10th week
2. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 14.9 million    8th week
3. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 12.0 million    9th week
4. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:49pm) - 11.4 million    8th week
5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 11.0 million    Special Airing
6. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.9 million    7th week
7. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    10th week
8. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.5 million    4th week
9. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.0 million    7th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:49pm) - 9.0 million    3rd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Scream Queens (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
2. Conviction (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    Secrets and Lies (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:49pm) - 0.7    8th week
6. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 0.8    4th week
    Pure Genius (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.9    5th week
    Code Black (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.9    4th week
10. The Odd Couple (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Lucifer (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:49pm) - 1.0    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Scream Queens (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.2 million    6th week
2. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 1.8 million    7th week
3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.2 million    7th week
4. Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 2.3 million    7th week
5. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
6. Secrets and Lies (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.8 million    3rd week
7. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million    3rd week
8. Gotham (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.4 million    6th week
9. Lucifer (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 3.6 million    3rd week
10. Conviction (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 4.1 million    1st week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Supergirl (CW)    2nd week
Tuesday - NCIS (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None
Friday - None
Sunday - 60 Minutes (CBS)    4th week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Voice (NBC)    2nd week
Tuesday - Scream Queens (FOX)    3rd week
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None
Friday - None
Sunday - Quantico (ABC)    3rd week

RATINGS RECAP: 11/27/16

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 23.4 million, 18-49 demo: 6.5
7:49 60 Minutes
Viewers: 17.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
8:49 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:49 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:49 Elementary
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 18.4 million, 18-49 demo: 6.2

FOX
7:00 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Son of Zorn (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Sunday night, CBS had the NFL overrun for a second straight week and it went until 7:49pm on the east coast. 60 Minutes was up 2.4 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. NCIS: Los Angeles was up a million viewers and even in the demo. Madam Secretary was up half a million viewers and even in the demo. Elementary was even with last week. On NBC, an overtime Broncos-Chiefs game was on par with last week's game. Finally on ABC, Once Upon a Time was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. Secrets and Lies was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Quantico closed out the night down half a million viewers and even in the demo. It will move to Mondays in January but it's probably too late for this show even though it will get The Bachelor as a lead-in. This should have happened a year ago when Quantico still had some buzz.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: 60 Minutes (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Quantico (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, November 30

Wednesday has regular lineups on every network except NBC. That includes night three of the CW crossover on Arrow, and it could see a boost. NBC is airing its annual Rockefeller Center special followed by the new Dolly Parton movie. Last year's was a surprise success though it skewed old but there is a lot of competition tonight so we'll see if they can strike gold twice.

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #79 "The Greatest Musical Ever Written"
8:30 Speechless #8 "R-a-y-c-Raycation"
9:00 Modern Family #174 "The Alliance"
9:30 Black-ish #56 "Being Bow-racial"
10:00 Designated Survivor #8 "The Results"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #262 "Mirror Image"
10:00 Code Black #27 "Sleight of Hand"


NBC
8:00 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (SPECIAL)
9:00 MOVIE: Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors - Circle of Love

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #8 "Can I Get a Witness?"
9:00 Empire #37 "What We May Be"


CW
8:00 Arrow #100 "Invasion!"

9:00 Frequency #8 "Interference"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, November 29

Tuesday night has mostly new programming except for CBS, which is going with the classic special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and some repeats. Rudolph is always a draw and could cut into The Voice or the ABC comedy hour. The CW continues its massive four show crossover week with The Flash.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #175 "Look Who's Not Talking"
8:30 American Housewife #7 "Power Couple"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #43 "WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?"
9:30 The Real O'Neals #19 "The Real Fit"
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #73 "Deals with Our Devils"


CBS
8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (SPECIAL)
9:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
10:00 Bull (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us #9 "The Trip"
10:00 Chicago Fire #99 "Lift Each Other"

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #76 "Skyfire Cycle"
8:30 New Girl #124 "James Wonder"

9:00 Scream Queens #20 "The Hand"

CW
8:00 The Flash #54 "Invasion!"
9:00 No Tomorrow #8 "No Rest for the Weary"

Monday, November 28, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, November 28

Monday night has regular programming on NBC, FOX, and the CW. Perhaps The Voice could get out of its recent doldrums thanks to less competition. ABC is airing the annual CMA Country Christmas and a burn-off of Conviction while CBS is mostly going with repeats except The Odd Couple. The CW is kicking off a four-night superhero crossover with Supergirl. Usually the crossovers are bigger for the later shows in the week than the beginning.

ABC
8:00 CMA Country Christmas (SPECIAL)
10:00 Conviction #8 "Bad Deals"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (REPEAT)
9:00 Man with a Plan (REPEAT)

9:30 The Odd Couple #32 "The Odd Couples"
10:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Timeless #8 "Space Race"

FOX
8:00 Gotham #55 "Beware the Green-Eyed Monster"
9:00 Lucifer #23 "Quid Pro Ho"

CW
8:00 Supergirl #28 "Medusa"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #51 "Chapter Fifty-One"

Sunday, November 27, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, November 27

Sunday night has a big AFC West matchup on Sunday Night Football between the Broncos and Chiefs. It's a big game but those aren't two ratings magnet teams so I think it will be close to last week. It is CBS with the NFL overrun and that will of course boost 60 Minutes and NCIS: Los Angeles. ABC will be low with its drama lineup including the fall finale of Quantico. FOX is going with repeats except for a Christmas Bob's Burgers at 7:30pm.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #120 "Changelings"

9:00 Secrets and Lies #18 "The Racket"
10:00 Quantico #30 "Odenvy"

CBS
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 NCIS: Los Angeles #178 "Sirens"
9:30 Madam Secretary #53 "Breakout Capacity"
10:30 Elementary #104 "How the Sausage is Made"

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America

8:30 Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Denver

FOX
7:00 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (SPECIAL)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #114 "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left"
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 Son of Zorn (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 11/25/16

ABC
8:00 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Frosty the Snowman
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Frosty Returns
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 MacGyver (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 How Murray Saved Christmas
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)

Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Lucifer (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CW
8:00 Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Friday, November 25, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/24/16

ABC
8:00 Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Pure Genius
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 12.7 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
8:30 Thursday Night Football
Viewers: 20.9 million, 18-49 demo: 6.9

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Pitch (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CW
8:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
8:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 11/23/16

ABC
8:00 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 20/20 Special Edition
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 SNL Thanksgiving
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)

Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Empire (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CW
8:00 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors

Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (SPECIAL)
9:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 Frosty the Snowman (SPECIAL)
8:30 Frosty Returns (SPECIAL)
9:00 MacGyver (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (SPECIAL)
8:30 How Murray Saved Christmas (SPECIAL)
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon (REPEAT)

9:00 Lucifer (REPEAT)

CW
8:00 Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (SPECIAL)

9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football


CBS
8:00 Robbie the Reindeer (SPECIAL)

8:30 Robbie the Reindeer (SPECIAL)
9:00 The Story of Santa Claus (SPECIAL)
10:00 48 Hours

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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/22/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 11.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 New Girl
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Scream Queens
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 The Flash

Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 No Tomorrow
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Tuesday night, it was the finale for the fall edition of Dancing with the Stars, but it didn't see its usual spike as it only equaled Monday's 1.8 demo rating. Last year, the finale got a 2.4 so this is a big year to year drop even though the overall season wasn't down a lot. Earlier in the night, The Middle was up seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo while American Housewife was up eight tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. On CBS, NCIS was up two tenths in viewers and the demo for its best performance since October 4. Bull was down a million viewers and even in the demo while NCIS: New Orleans was down seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It appears that Dancing with the Stars took some of the total viewers away from the CBS show.

On NBC, The Voice is looking weaker with each passing week. It was down three tenths in viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo. This is Us remained Tuesday's top show in the demo but was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down half a million viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was even with last week. New Girl was down a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo to tie a series low. Scream Queens really shouldn't be airing anymore, even by FOX standards. It was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a pitiful 0.5 demo. Finally on the CW, The Flash was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while No Tomorrow was even.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Scream Queens (FOX)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, November 23 & Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday night has only regular programming on CBS with two hours of Survivor leading into Code Black. ABC is airing a mix of repeats and specials while NBC and CW are airing specials and FOX is going with repeats.

ABC
8:00 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (SPECIAL)
9:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)
9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)

10:00 The Real Designated Survivor: A Special Edition of 20/20 (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 Survivor
10:00 Code Black #26 "1.0 Bodies"

NBC
8:00 Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special (SPECIAL)
9:00 SNL Thanksgiving 2016 (SPECIAL)

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon (REPEAT)
9:00 Empire (REPEAT)

CW
8:00 The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors (SPECIAL)

THURSDAY
Thanksgiving night has CBS airing new episodes except for The Big Bang Theory, which probably means series lows across the boards especially since they won't even have a direct NFL lead-in. NBC has a Steelers-Colts game while everything else is going with specials and repeats.

ABC
8:00 Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (SPECIAL)
10:00 Modern Family (REPEAT)
10:30 American Housewife (REPEAT)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 The Great Indoors #5 "No Bad Ideas"

9:00 Mom #71 "Blow and a Free McMuffin"
9:30 Life in Pieces #27 "Dinner Professor Steps Lesbian"
10:00 Pure Genius #5 "Fire and Ice"

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

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


CW
8:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)
8:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)

9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/21/16

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 12.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Conviction
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 The Odd Couple
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Timeless
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Gotham
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CW
8:00 Supergirl
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On ABC, the performance finale of Dancing with the Stars was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It didn't get much of  a bounce for its performance finale. Conviction was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. On CBS, Kevin Can Wait was down a tenth in viewers and the demo but the rest of the night was even or up. Man with a Plan was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, showing better retention. 2 Broke Girls was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The Odd Couple was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Scorpion finished the night down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. It's been a rough end to the season for this edition of The Voice as it was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It started strong as always but it has faded badly this fall. At 10pm, Timeless was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo despite the lead-in being down. On FOX, Gotham was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Lucifer was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on the CW, Supergirl was up two tenths in viewers and the demo for its best performance since October 17. Jane the Virgin was up a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Supergirl (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Voice (NBC)

WEEKLY RECAP: November 14-20, 2016

Here is my weekly recap for Week #9. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Previous Week 9s: 2015   2014

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 3.1    6th week
    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.1    9th week
3. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.6    7th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:46pm) - 2.6    6th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.3    9th week
6. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.2    7th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.2    9th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.1    8th week
9. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    3rd week
10. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    8th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:46pm) - 14.9 million    9th week
2. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 14.7 million    7th week
3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 14.3 million    9th week
4. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 11.9 million    6th week
5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 11.3 million    8th week
6. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.4 million    8th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:46pm) - 10.4 million    7th week
8. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 10.1 million    4th week
9. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.0 million    9th week
10. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.8 million    6th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Scream Queens (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    8th week
3. Rosewood (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Pitch (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:46pm) - 0.7    7th week
8. Conviction (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.9    4th week
    Code Black (CBS, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.9    3rd week
    Notorious (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.9    7th week
    Pure Genius (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30pm) - 0.9    7th week
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 0.9    4th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Scream Queens (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.4 million    5th week
2. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.7 million    8th week
3. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 1.9 million    6th week
4. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.0 million    7th week
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.2 million    6th week
6. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.4 million    4th week
7. Pitch (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    6th week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 2.5 million    Special Airing
9. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.7 million    5th week
10. The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.9 million    3rd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Lucifer (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - The Flash (CW)    2nd week
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    1st week
Thursday - How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)    1st week
Friday - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)    3rd week
Sunday - Bob's Burgers (FOX)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 2 Broke Girls (CBS)    1st week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - The Great Indoors (CBS)    1st week
Friday - The Exorcist (FOX)    2nd week
Sunday - Elementary (CBS)    1st week

RATINGS RECAP: 11/20/16

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 American Music Awards
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

CBS
7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 20.1 million, 18-49 demo: 5.7
7:46 60 Minutes
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
8:46 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:46 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:46 Elementary
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 18.7 million, 18-49 demo: 6.2

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

On Sunday night, it was back to CBS having the NFL overrun and it went even past the 7:30pm cushion CBS has established. It also didn't help the lineup as much because last week's 60 Minutes was so huge. 60 Minutes started at 7:46pm  but was down 5.1 million viewers and eight tenths in the demo from last week's Trump interview edition. At 8:46pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down 1.7 million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9:46pm, Madam Secretary was down eight tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Elementary finished things off down half a million viewers and even in the demo. On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos rose nicely from last week as it was up two million viewers and three tenths in the demo. The horrible drama lineup took a week off for the American Music Awards but the long running awards show hit its lowest result ever. Of course, it's still a massive improvement over the regular lineup. NBC had a Packers-Redskins game that was down a lot from last week's big Seahawks-Patriots game. Finally, it was FOX without the NFL overrun so they went back down. Notably though, a special airing of Bob's Burgers at 8:30pm did better than Son of Zorn on non-NFL Sundays.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Bob's Burgers (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Elementary (CBS)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, November 22

Tuesday night has the finale of Dancing with the Stars taking up the 9-11pm slot and it should be stronger than ABC's usual performance in those two hours. Still, I think everything will stay close to even including This is Us, which shows no signs of slowing down.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #174 "Thanksgiving VIII"
8:30 American Housewife #6 "The Blow-Up"
9:00 Dancing with the Stars (23rd Edition Finale)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #314 "Enemy Combatant"
9:00 Bull #7 "Never Saw the Sign"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #54 "Outlaws"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us #8 "Pilgrim Rick"
10:00 Chicago Fire #98 "That Day"

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #75 "Mister Santiago"
8:30 New Girl #123 "Last Thanksgiving"
9:00 Scream Queens #19 "Blood Drive"

CW
8:00 The Flash #53 "Killer Frost'
9:00 No Tomorrow #7 "No You Say It First"

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, November 21

Monday night has regular lineups across the board. Dancing with the Stars has its performance finale which could put it on the upswing. Everything else will probably mostly stay steady. CBS had a rocky Monday last week but I wouldn't be surprised if several CBS shows saw small upticks.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars

10:00 Conviction #7 "A Simple Man"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #10 "The Fantastic Pho"
8:30 Man with a Plan #5 "Thanksgiving"
9:00 2 Broke Girls #124 "And the Duck Stamp"
9:30 The Odd Couple #31 "Eisen Trouble"
10:00 Scorpion #55 "Mother Load"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Timeless #7 "Stranded"

FOX
8:00 Gotham #54 "Time Bomb"
9:00 Lucifer #22 "Homewrecker"

CW
8:00 Supergirl #27 "The Darkest Place"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #50 "Chapter Fifty"

Sunday, November 20, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/18/16

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen

Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 The Exorcist
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 0.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Exorcist (FOX)

RATINGS RECAP: 11/17/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy

Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Notorious
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 14.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Football Night in Carolina
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
8:30 Thursday Night Football
Viewers: 13.3 million, 18-49 demo: 4.2

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Pitch
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

Thursday night had NBC with their first go-round of Thursday Night Football but the Panthers-Saints game wasn't too intriguing and it was below most CBS Thursday games. On ABC, fall finales allowed Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder to jump. Grey's Anatomy was up seven tenths in viewers and a nice three tenths in the demo while Murder was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best performance since the season premiere. In between the two of them was Notorious, which was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Notorious will keep airing in December to finish its run but Grey's and Scandal won't be back until January, when they return with Scandal. On FOX, Rosewood was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Pitch was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down two tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. I'm not sure why last week surged three tenths only for this week to drop back again. At 8:30pm, The Great Indoors was down four tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. A 1.4 demo is pretty unimpressive for a show following Big Bang. At 9pm, Mom was up half a million viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Life in Pieces continued to be a pleasant surprise as it was up half a million viewers and even in the demo. It's interesting how much better a 1.4 demo looks at 9:30pm than 8:30pm. At 10pm, Pure Genius was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, DC's Legends of Tomorrow was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Supernatural was up a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Great Indoors (CBS)

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, November 20

Sunday night has the American Music Awards on ABC, which are always a decent draw. They will be competing against an OK, but not incredible, Sunday night game between the Redskins and reeling Packers. CBS has the late NFL game which will help their lineup while the FOX lineup will drop of course. They are airing a second Bob's Burgers instead of Son of Zorn at 8:30pm.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 44th Annual American Music Awards (SPECIAL)

CBS
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 NCIS: Los Angeles #177 "Glasnost"
9:30 Madam Secretary #52 "Tectonic Shift"
10:30 Elementary #103 "Bang Bang Shoot Chute"

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Green Bay at Washington

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)

7:30 Bob's Burgers #112 "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?"
8:00 The Simpsons #604 "Dad Behavior"
8:30 Bob's Burgers #113 "The Quirkducers"
9:00 Family Guy #276 "High School English"
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #38 "Mama's Hideaway"

Friday, November 18, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19

FRIDAY
Friday night has regular lineups across the board so I would expect very little different from last week!

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #116 "My Father the Car"
8:30 Dr. Ken #30 "Allison's Thanksgiving Meltdown"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #9 "Chisel"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #152 "Elua la ma Nowemapa"
10:00 Blue Bloods #142 "Confessions"

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

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 The Exorcist #8 "The Griefbearers"

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries #160 "Coming Home Was a Mistake"
9:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend #23 "Why is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?"


SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football

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

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 MOVIE: Free Birds
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 College Football

RATINGS RECAP: 11/16/16

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon

Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Empire
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1

CW
8:00 Arrow

Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Frequency
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Wednesday night, NBC started things off with Blindspot, which was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. Two hours of Chicago PD followed and was up four tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo for a series low. It grew in its regular 10pm slot so it appears that where it belongs. On FOX, Lethal Weapon was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo but Empire recovered some from last week's low, rising two tenths in viewers and the demo, which got it back above a 3.0 demo. On the CW, Arrow was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Frequency was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo for a sixth straight week.

On ABC, The Goldbergs was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while Speechless was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Modern Family was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Black-ish followed and was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Designated Survivor was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. It was around a 1.6 then crashed to 1.2 but has been there for three episodes and still has not gotten anything in-between. Finally on CBS, Survivor was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's series low. Code Black finished off the night down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It got an order for three more episodes but that was probably mostly for scheduling purposes.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Empire (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago PD (NBC)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, November 17

Thursday night has the beginning of NBC's portion of Thursday Night Football with a Saints-Panthers showdown. It will be interesting to see if this impacts the CBS lineup, which has always been preempted for football instead of going against it. Elsewhere, Grey's Anatomy had a surprising down night last week but I think it could rebound this week with its fall finale. It is also the fall finale for How to Get Away with Murder as both shows will not be back until January when they return with Scandal.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #278 "You Haven't Done Nothin'"
9:00 Notorious #9 "Choice"
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder #39 "Who's Dead?"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #216 "The Geology Elevation"
8:30 The Great Indoors #4 "You Don't Know Jack"
9:00 Mom #70 "Curious George and the Big Red Nightmare"
9:30 Life in Pieces #26 "Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday"

10:00 Pure Genius #4 "Not Your Grandmother's Robotic Surgery"

NBC
8:00 Football Night in Carolina
8:20 Thursday Night Football: New Orleans at Carolina

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #30 "Prosopagnosia and Parrot Fish"
9:00 Pitch #8 "Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects"

CW
8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow #22 "Outlaw Country"

9:00 Supernatural #247 "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox"

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/15/16

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 David Blaine: Beyond Magic
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 14.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 New Girl
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Scream Queens
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 The Flash
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 No Tomorrow
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

One week after Election Night preempted everything, most Tuesday shows were up from their last airings two weeks ago. The entire ABC comedy lineup was up by at least a tenth in the demo. At 8pm, The Middle was up eight tenths in viewers and a nice two tenths in the demo for its best performance since the season premiere. This is closer to what ABC was probably hoping for from this show on Tuesdays. American Housewife had the smallest rise, but it was still up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It did not build on The Middle but it still tied it in the demo and is a perfect fit. At 9pm, Fresh Off the Boat was up eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo while The Real O'Neals was up nine tenths in viewers and a good three tenths in the demo. A David Blaine special at 10pm was a significant improvement on the usual Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. numbers. CBS was steady for the most part and not up like the other networks. NCIS was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Bull was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. NCIS: New Orleans closed out the night down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It was the only show on any network to drop from its last airing.

On NBC, The Voice was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo with its last regular Tuesday airing. At 9pm, This is Us had another fantastic week, rising a million viewers and three tenths in the demo. Interruptions in the weekly airings aren't hurting the biggest new hit of the season. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The CW saw a nice rise for The Flash, which was up two tenths in viewers and a big four tenths in the demo for its best performance since the season premiere. No Tomorrow couldn't benefit as it was just even. The CW announced today that both No Tomorrow and Frequency would not get back orders though they are not officially cancelled. Finally, FOX aired its regular lineup for the first time in nearly a month due to the World Series and the election. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, New Girl was up a tenth in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Scream Queens was even at a very weak 0.6 demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Flash (CW)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

RATINGS RECAP: 11/14/16

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Conviction
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 The Odd Couple
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Voice

Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Timeless
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Gotham
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CW
8:00 Supergirl

Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

The first fully normal week in awhile started with a lot of shows up slightly on most networks but CBS dropping some. On CBS, Kevin Can Wait started the night well again, though it was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 8:30pm, Man with a Plan was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for another so-so week. 2 Broke Girls was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to tie its series low set on Halloween. Girls always seems to do great as a utility player but disappoints when it's in an anchor slot. At 9:30pm, The Odd Couple was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, Scorpion was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

On ABC, Dancing with the Stars was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while Conviction was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's series low. On NBC, The Voice was even with last week. Timeless returned after a week off and was down seven tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. It was way below the SNL special from last week. It is getting a decent DVR boost but this really isn't cutting it for a post-Voice slot. On FOX, Gotham was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Lucifer was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best performance since October 17. Finally on the CW, Supergirl was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Jane the Virgin was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season low. CW announced its spring schedule today and this night will stay as is.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Lucifer (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 2 Broke Girls (CBS)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday night has mostly regular lineups. NBC has an extra episode of Chicago PD at 9pm instead of Law & Order: SVU. ABC is wisely not doing Thanksgiving Eve episodes for their comedies next week so they have all Thanksgiving episodes for the night. Halloween didn't provide much of a boost but the World Series was a factor so the ABC lineup could be up.

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #78 "HO-LY K.I.T.T."
8:30 Speechless #7 "T-h-a-Thanksgiving"
9:00 Modern Family #173 "Thanksgiving Jamboree"
9:30 Black-ish #55 "Auntsgiving"

10:00 Designated Survivor #7 "The Traitor"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #261 "Elliott's Pond"
10:00 Code Black #25 "What Lies Beneath"

NBC
8:00 Blindspot #32 "Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform"
9:00 Chicago PD #68 "300,000 Likes"
10:00 Chicago PD #69 "A Shot Heard Round the World"

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #7 "Fashion Police"
9:00 Empire #36 "Chimes at Midnight"

CW
8:00 Arrow #99 "Vigilante"

9:00 Frequency #7 "Break, Break, Break"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WEEKLY RECAP: November 7-13, 2016

Here is my weekly recap for Week #8. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Previous Week 7s: 2015   2014

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.4    8th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 3.4    5th week
3. The Simpsons (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 3.1    3rd week
4. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.9    5th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.3    8th week
    Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.3    6th week
7. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 2.0    2nd week
8. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    7th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9    8th week
10. Lethal Weapon (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    2nd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 20.0 million    8th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 14.5 million    8th week
3. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 12.1 million    6th week
4. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.8 million    7th week
5. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.3 million    7th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.0 million    8th week
7. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.8 million    3rd week
8. Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 9.3 million    2nd week
9. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.8 million    1st week
10. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 8.2 million    3rd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Conviction (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    7th week
4. Rosewood (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    Pitch (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Secrets and Lies (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
9. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.8    5th week
10. Code Black (CBS, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Notorious (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.9    6th week
    Pure Genius (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.9    1st week
    Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30pm) - 0.9    6th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.6 million    7th week
2. Pitch (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.6 million    5th week
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.6 million    6th week
4. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.7 million    4th week
    Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 2.8 million    6th week
6. Secrets and Lies (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 3.2 million    2nd week
7. Rosewood (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million     3rd week
    Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million    5th week
9. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 3.4 million    2nd week
10. Gotham (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.5 million    5th week
    Lucifer (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 3.5 million    2nd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Kevin Can Wait (CBS)    3rd week
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - The Goldbergs (ABC)    1st week
Thursday - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)    3rd week
Friday - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)    2nd week
Sunday - 60 Minutes (CBS)    3rd week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Conviction (ABC)    2nd week
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    1st week
Thursday - Pitch (FOX)    3rd week
Friday - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)    2nd week
Sunday - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)    1st week

RATINGS RECAP: 11/13/16

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 20.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 12.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 22.5 million, 18-49 demo: 7.7

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 24.2 million, 18-49 demo: 8.1
7:44 The OT
Viewers: 18.6 million, 18-49 demo: 6.7
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
8:30 Son of Zorn
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

Sunday night was a good night for football with FOX dominating in an NFL overrun for a big Cowboys-Steelers game. On NBC, a Patriots-Seahawks matchup delivered the best ratings for NBC since the opening weekend. Maybe there was something to the election taking away from football ratings, we'll see if it stands. Later in the night on FOX, The Simpsons felt the direct benefits of football and was up four million viewers and 1.7 demo points for its best performance of the season, even better than the 600th/Treehouse of Horror episode a few weeks back. At 8:30pm, Son of Zorn was up 1.5 million viewers and seven tenths in the demo. This is the best performance since October 2 but retention out of The Simpsons was still a problem. It will be preempted for a second Bob's Burgers next week. At 9pm, Family Guy was up a million viewers and four tenths in the demo and the bounce even extended a bit to The Last Man on Earth, which was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo.

On CBS, a much publicized first interview with newly President-Elect Trump delivered dominating ratings for 60 Minutes with 20 million viewers and a 3.4 demo. This was easily a season high for 60 Minutes but it came nowhere close to the first sit-down with President Obama shortly after his election in November 2008. It also propelled NCIS: Los Angeles to a new season high in total viewers. It was 1.8 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Madam Secretary was up 1.1 million viewers and even in the demo while Elementary was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos took a hit from football and 60 Minutes as it dropped 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. Once Upon a Time was down two tenths in viewers and the demo to tie a series low. However, the following two dramas have ever so slight rises. Both were up a tenth in the demo. In total viewers, Secrets and Lies was up four tenths and Quantico was up six tenths.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: 60 Minutes (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday night has mostly regular lineups for the first time in three weeks thanks to Election Night last week and the World Series and multiple repeats the week before. Shows like This is Us and perhaps the CBS dramas or ABC comedies could rise with a return to normalcy. The FOX lineup is back for the first time since October 18 but I'm sure it will continue to be low.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #173 "Roadkill"
8:30 American Housewife #5 "The Snub"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #42 "No Thanks-giving"
9:30 The Real O'Neals #18 "The Real Tradition"
10:00 David Blaine: Beyond Magic (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 NCIS #313 "Home of the Brave"
9:00 Bull #6 "Bedside Manner"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #53 "One Good Man"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us #7 "The Best Washing Machine in the World"
10:00 Chicago Fire #97 "I Held Her Hand"


FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #74 "Monster in the Closet"

8:30 New Girl #122 "Ready"
9:00 Scream Queens #18 "Chanel Pour Homme-icide"

CW
8:00 The Flash #52 "Shade"
9:00 No Tomorrow #6 "No Debts Remain Unpaid"

Monday, November 14, 2016

FULL SEASON ALERT: Man with a Plan, The Great Indoors

CBS handed out full seasons today to Man with a Plan and The Great Indoors. The two comedies didn't premiere until late October so a full season for them is 19 episodes. They have been OK but not great in 8:30pm slots. The Great Indoors has had OK total numbers but poor retention out of The Big Bang Theory while Man with a Plan has had lower numbers but is a decent fit out of it lead-in Kevin Can Wait. CBS also announced that Code Black got an order for three more episodes. Still waiting on its fate is Pure Genius (extra episodes seem unlikely) and The Odd Couple (more likely).

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, November 14

Monday night has regular lineups across the board which means numbers will probably be similar to last week and they could even be up slightly as the pre-election night may have sent more viewers to the news networks. Perhaps Dancing with the Stars has the best chance to rise next week ahead of next week's finals week.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Conviction #6 "#StayWoke"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #9 "The Power of Positive Drinking"
8:30 Man with a Plan #4 "Un-Dressed"
9:00 2 Broke Girls #123 "And the Sophie Doll"
9:30 The Odd Couple #30 "Miss England"
10:00 Scorpion #54 "Sly and the Family Stone"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Timeless #6 "The Watergate Tape"

FOX
8:00 Gotham #53 "The Executioner"
9:00 Lucifer #21 "Trip to Stabby Town"


CW
8:00 Supergirl #26 "Changing"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #49 "Chapter Forty-Nine"

Sunday, November 13, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/11/16

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 The Exorcist
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries

Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 0.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, November 13

Sunday night has FOX with the NFL overrun so the big week will swing back to them with The Simpsons getting the biggest boost as always. NBC has a big game with Seahawks-Patriots that should do well while Quantico and Secrets and Lies have been having some absolutely horrible weeks and that seems likely to continue.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #119 "I'll Be Your Mirror"
9:00 Secrets and Lies #17 "The Statement"
10:00 Quantico #29 "LCFLUTTER"

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #176 "Parallel Resistors"
9:00 Madam Secretary #51 "The Statement"

10:00 Elementary #102 "Ill Tidings"

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

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 The Simpsons #603 "Havana Wild Weekend"
8:30 Son of Zorn #7 "The Battle of Thanksgiving"
9:00 Family Guy #275 "Hot Shots"
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #37 "The Open-Ended Nature of Unwitnessed Deaths"

Friday, November 11, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/10/16

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Notorious
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory

Viewers: 14.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Superstore
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Rosewood

Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Pitch
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

Thursday night had fall finales for the NBC lineup as NBC will now bring the second half of the Thursday Night Football season starting next week. They all left in decent shape with rises from last week. Two episodes of Superstore were both up from last week while the 8:30pm episode built on the 8pm episode. At 9pm, Chicago Med was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo while The Blacklist was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. These shows will be back in January. CBS was also on the upswing with all four comedies. The best jump came from The Big Bang Theory, which was up three tenths in viewers and the demo. Week three of The Great Indoors was down four tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. It was up but it was only at 50% retention out of Big Bang. At 9pm, Mom was up two tenths in viewers and the demo while Life in Pieces was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Pure Genius was the only show not to rise as it was dead even with last week.

On ABC, Grey's Anatomy had a surprising drop despite the end of Daylight Savings. It was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to tie its series low set back in April 2015. At 9pm, Notorious was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, How to Get Away with Murder was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It was a miserable night for FOX. Rosewood was down a tenth in viewers and the demo at 8pm. At 9pm, Pitch crashed a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a new series low. If it still had a glimmer of a chance, I think that's done now. Dan Fogelman still has the huge hit This is Us on NBC but his other drama seems very unlikely to go beyond its initial order. Finally on the CW, DC's Legends of Tomorrow was even with last week while Supernatural was down a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Pitch (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #115 "Bridezilla vs. the Baxters"
8:30 Dr. Ken #29 "Dave Goes on Shark Tank"
9:00 Shark Tank

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #8 "Corkscrew"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #151 "Hana Komo Pae"

10:00 Blue Bloods #141 "Personal Business"

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

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen

9:00 The Exorcist #7 "Father of Lies"

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries #159 "An Eternity of Misery"
9:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend #22 "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football: Michigan at Iowa

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los ANgeles (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)
FOX
8:00 College Football: Southern California at Washington

Thursday, November 10, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 11/9/16

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS

8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon

Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Empire
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9

CW
8:00 Arrow
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Frequency
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Wednesday night, it was a mixed bag as some shows were up but a lot couldn't get back to normalcy after weeks of interruptions from the presidential election and the World Series. The best recovery belonged to The Goldbergs, which was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best demo since the season premiere. At 8:30pm, Speechless was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Modern Family was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The worst drop of the ABC lineup belonged to Black-ish, which was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Designated Survivor was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. We'll see if it can recover next week when it finally gets to air multiple weeks in a row. Over on the CW, Arrow was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Frequency was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It was its fifth straight week at a 0.3 demo.

FOX had another solid night from Lethal Weapon, which was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Empire aired for the first time since October 12. It still topped the night but it dropped 1.1 million viewers and a rough six tenths in the demo to a new series low. This was a very troubling drop but the time off may have played a factor. We'll see how it goes next week. On CBS, Survivor was up 1.9 million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's episode, which aired against the World Series. At 9pm, Criminal Minds crashed from its last airing two weeks ago, falling three tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo to a new series low. Code Black was up 1.5 million viewers and two tenths in the demo, but last week was against the World Series. This was still its lowest rating yet on a normal night. Finally on NBC, Blindspot was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low. This show started the season OK but seems to be losing steam. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Chicago PD was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Goldbergs (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Empire (FOX)

RATINGS RECAP: 11/8/16

ABC
8:00 Your Voice, Your Vote: Election Night 2016
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7

CBS
8:00 Campaign 2016: Election Night
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

NBC
8:00 Decision Night in America
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 4.0

FOX
8:00 You Decide 2016: Election Special

Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CW
8:00 The Flash (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 No Tomorrow (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, November 10

Thursday night has all regular airings except The Good Place is preempted for a second Superstore. The NBC lineup goes on a break after tonight to make room for NBC's run of Thursday Night Football starting next week.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #277 "The Room Where It Happens"
9:00 Notorious #8 "The Burn Book"
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder #38 "No More Blood

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #215 "The Brain Bowl Incubation"
8:30 The Great Indoors #3 "Step One: Shelter"
9:00 Mom #69 "Sparkling Water and Ba-Dinkers"
9:30 Life in Pieces #25 "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem"
10:00 Pure Genius #3 "You Must Remember This"

NBC
8:00 Superstore #20 "Seasonal Help"
8:30 Superstore #21 "Black Friday"
9:00 Chicago Med #26 "Free Will"
10:00 The Blacklist #75 "Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion"

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #29 "Lidocaine & Long-Term Lust"

9:00 Pitch #7 "San Francisco"

CW
8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow #21 "Compromised"
9:00 Supernatural #246 "The One You've Been Waiting For"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

QUICK HITS: Midseason Schedule Suggestion for CBS

After a long wait, here are my midseason CBS thoughts!

MONDAYS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
8:30 Man with a Plan
9:00 2 Broke Girls
9:30 The Odd Couple/The Great Indoors
10:00 Scorpion
Mondays are not going great but I wouldn't make too much of a change. I would let the Monday 8pm family comedies stay for the year because Kevin Can Wait definitely deserves it and Man with a Plan might hang on enough. The only change I would make is eventually ending The Odd Couple before a full season and bringing over The Great Indoors, which is underwhelming on Thursdays.

TUESDAYS
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
I would leave Tuesdays alone. They are working pretty well for CBS.

WEDNESDAYS
(Jan-early Feb)
8:00 Undercover Boss
9:00 Criminal Minds
10:00 Code Black

(late Feb-May)
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Doubt
10:00 Criminal Minds
I would let Undercover Boss be the bridge show between Survivor seasons because its old Friday and Sunday slots both have more stable shows. I would also let Code Black air through to February. Then in February, I would try the new Doubt at 9pm before Empire comes back and let the declining Criminal Minds finally make the move to 10pm.

THURSDAYS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
8:30 Superior Donuts
9:00 Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
I think Pure Genius needs to be cancelled and The Great Indoors can go on hiatus before resurfacing on Mondays. In early January, which is always a good time of year for CBS, I would launch Superior Donuts, which seems like it has potential, behind Big Bang. And I would return Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders to the lineup at 10pm.

FRIDAYS
8:00 (Jan) MacGyver/(Apr) Training Day
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Blue Bloods
I would mostly leave Fridays alone but let MacGyver have a near uninterrupted run so that it gets off the air with a few weeks to spare and a late spring premiere for Training Day.

SUNDAYS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
9:00 Madam Secretary
10:00 Elementary
I guess I would leave Sundays alone. They'll be a mess in the spring at least from 9-11pm and Doubt seems like it could fit here, but why subject a new show to the night? If they want to make a change, do it in the fall when they have football.

CANCEL: Pure Genius

SAVE FOR SUMMER/FILLER: The Amazing Race