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Sunday, December 31, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: January 1-7, 2018

Check below this post for My Top 20 Episodes of 2017!!

Here's a look at Week #15 and the first week of 2018!

ABC
ABC kicks off 2018 with the season premiere of The Bachelor on New Year's Day. It always does well but it doesn't usually have to start on a holiday so it could be down on a year to year basis. The comedies are new during the week except The Mayor is oddly preempted. Match Game will once again be the bridge for Designated Survivor on Wednesdays. The Thursday lineup doesn't come back for a couple more weeks so there are comedy repeats and another Truth & Lies special this week. Friday brings the premiere of the unscripted Child Support, which will be a bridge for Once Upon a Time. It won't do well but can it really do much worse than Once has?

MONDAY
8:00 The Bachelor (Season Premiere)
10:00 The Good Doctor (Repeat)

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs
8:30 Speechless
9:00 Modern Family
9:30 American Housewife
10:00 Match Game (Season Premiere)

THURSDAY
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
8:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
9:00 Truth and Lies: Waco (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 Child Support (Series Premiere)
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 The Good Doctor (Repeat)
9:00 Ten Days in the Valley
10:00 Ten Days in the Valley (Season Finale)

SUNDAY
7:00 TBA
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 Shark Tank

CBS
CBS is going with repeats on Monday but then new episodes the rest of the week including the season premiere of The Amazing Race, which will be a bridge for Survivor. CBS often comes back strong in early January, will that be the case again this year?

MONDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
8:30 Young Sheldon (Repeat)
9:00 Young Sheldon (Repeat)
9:30 Young Sheldon (Repeat)
10:00 SEAL Team (Repeat)

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Amazing Race (Season Premiere)
9:00 SEAL Team
10:00 Criminal Minds

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

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

SATURDAY
8:00 NFL Wild Card Game

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

NBC
NBC has all new episodes for the first four days including the bridge shows for The Voice: The Wall, Better Late Than Never (double pumped on Monday) and Ellen's Game of Games (double pumped on Tuesday). Both The Brave and This is Us don't come back until next week. Friday and Saturday bring figure skating to NBC while Sunday has the Golden Globes.

MONDAY
8:00 The Wall
9:00 Better Late Than Never
10:00 Better Late Than Never

TUESDAY
8:00 Ellen's Game of Games
9:00 Ellen's Game of Games
10:00 Chicago Med

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

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

FRIDAY
8:00 2018 US Figure Skating Championships

SATURDAY
8:00 2018 US Figure Skating Championships

SUNDAY
7:00 Golden Globe Awards Preshow
8:00 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Special)

FOX
FOX has the busiest week with four premieres including three series premieres. Tuesday has new comedy LA to Vegas, which has gotten a ton of promotion but is airing in a difficult slot. Wednesday has the return of The X-Files, which hasn't aired since Spring 2016. It is followed by the series premiere of 9-1-1 which could get off to a good start if X-Files is as strong as it was two years ago. Thursday has the series premiere of FOX's new unscripted hope, The Four. I think this is the show that's most likely to have very disappointing premiere numbers. Sunday has an NFL playoff game leading into their comedy block so season highs seem quite likely

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon
9:00 LA to Vegas (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:30 The Mick

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The X-Files (Season Premiere)
9:00 9-1-1 (SERIES PREMIERE)

THURSDAY
8:00 The Four: Battle for Stardom (SERIES PREMIERE)

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 9-1-1 (Repeat)

SATURDAY
8:00 The Four: Battle for Stardom (Repeat)

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

CW
The CW is still in holiday mode with only Valor and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airing new episodes.

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl (Repeat)
9:00 Valor

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale (Repeat)
9:00 Dynasty (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural (Repeat)
9:00 Arrow (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
Nothing from this past week but we're sure to get a lot of news soon with the TCA Winter Tour over the next two weeks!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 20 Episodes of 2017

Here is my annual year-end countdown of the best episodes of the year!

Past countdowns: 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011

20. Fresh Off the Boat #57 "The Masters" (ABC/April 18)
In an episode that was a funny take on the "Tiger Mom" stereotype, Jessica learns that Tiger Woods is half Asian and decides to start pushing her kids even more. She runs into resistance from Louis so they use two of their children to test their different parenting styles while teaching golf. The contrast between Louis' fun loving approach and Jessica's intensity led to a funny plot throughout the episode. As with all the best Fresh Off the Boat episodes, it was another great showcase for Constance Wu, easily the best part of the show.


19. Young Sheldon #6 "A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac" (CBS/November 30)
I am not a fan of The Big Bang Theory, but I am very much enjoying Young Sheldon because it seems like it belongs more with the ABC family sitcoms instead of a Big Bang-like show. My favorite episode so far in its short run involved Sheldon challenging a NASA engineer and then becoming so stressed with trying to become a theoretical physicist that he gives himself an ulcer. In this episode (and all of them so far), young Iain Armitage has done a fantastic job of being endearing without being annoying despite the character. It's enjoyable to see this precocious child show up the big boys of NASA.


18. American Housewife #14 "Time for Love" (ABC/February 14)
If you're a regular watcher of American Housewife, it probably doesn't surprise you that Katy Mixon's Katie doesn't enjoy Valentine's Day. But the Valentine's Day episode was the best of the year of this underrated sitcom. From the frantic attempts by Greg to not do the big romantic gesture he planned for Katie to a very sweet storyline between siblings Oliver and Anna-Kat, I think this show is ABC's true successor to The Middle. It seamlessly blends a cynical and sweet feel in each episode.


17. Brooklyn Nine-Nine #84 "Moo Moo" (FOX/May 2)
Despite being set in a police precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has rarely delved into serious social issues but it did by addressing police profiling with "Moo Moo." Because Nine-Nine is not a message-based show, it made it refreshing. It also handled the topic in a very funny way that didn't take itself too seriously. Terry is stopped by police in his own neighborhood, which leads to some questions about police and race. It also allowed the show to subtly highlight the fact that it has a gay and black captain leading the precinct and that's not something we've seen on TV. A very funny babysitting subplot involving Jake and Amy makes this an all around great episode.

16. The Middle #198 "Thanksgiving IX" (ABC/November 14)
The final season of The Middle has been enjoyable and sad at the same time. Enjoyable because the show is still at the top of its game and sad because everything we see this season is a last. And for a show that always did holiday episodes well, the last Thanksgiving episode was indeed a sentimental one. The Hecks get involved in a traffic jam on their way to Aunt Janet's for Thanksgiving and what initially is one disaster after another turns into making the best of the situation, which The Middle so often does.


15. Mom #75 "Bad Hand and British Royalty" (CBS/January 5)
One of the funniest episodes of the season belonged to Mom and a great guest turn by Bradley Whitford and Nicole Sullivan as Adam's best friends who also turn out to be raging alcoholics and partiers. Mom can sometimes be an issues show but this episode was just hilarious with Whitford easily the standout in an arrogant and outrageous role. It was also funny to see former alcoholics Bonnie and Christy on the exasperated sober side trying to deal with the drunks, especially when they had to go through a drive-through.

14. The Good Doctor #10 "Sacrifice" (ABC/December 4)
My favorite new drama of the year is The Good Doctor, which is a medical drama with something more to it thanks to Freddie Highmore and his dynamic performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a doctor with autism. Highmore elevates this show from being an average medical drama to something much more and that was on display in the most recent episode to air. After an episode of growing tensions over Shaun refusing to see a therapist, he has a major meltdown in the hospital lobby. As someone who has worked with children with autism, it all felt very real and that's a credit to the writers and particularly to Highmore.

13. Feud: Bette and Joan #8 "You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends" (FX/April 23)
One of the most interesting shows I watched this year was Feud. I'm still not even sure what I think about it as a whole because I felt like it never quite got where it should have, yet I was weirdly fascinated by it. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon were captivating in their roles as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and the finale, with a very apt title, was a wistful look at what could have been with those two actresses even as Joan Crawford faded into dementia. The chilling hallucination scene in Joan's apartment was interesting and sad and a lesson for those who let their egos get the best of them.

12. Master of None #11 "The Thief" (Netflix/May 12)
I have only just started the second season of Master of None and this is the only episode I've watched so there may be better ones to come, but I wanted to give some representation to one of the most interesting shows airing right now. Every time I watch an episode of Master of None, I feel a little unsure of my opinion except to know I enjoyed it and I like that with some shows. The second season premiere, an ode to Italian cinema but with contemporary touches, was another fascinating episode to watch. Filmed entirely in black and white, it seamlessly blended an old fashioned Italian feel with the story of a stolen cell phone. I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store.

11. The Middle #178 "Escape Orson" (ABC/January 3)
Some of the best episodes of The Middle throughout its run have involved the entire family in the same place for the duration of the episode. And what better place to keep the family in one place than an escape room? It was part of a small little boom of episodes involving escape rooms on TV but it was the best one with the trademarked Heck bickering as they frantically tried to beat the record set by the perfect Donahues. There were some great family moments including Sue revealing she always cheated at family games and Brick convinced that the random man in the room with them is actually a famous author.

10. New Girl #135 "Socalyalcon VI" (FOX/March 14)
If you've read my blog before, you know that I'm mixed at best about the Nick-Jess relationship on New Girl and I definitely like it better when they are apart. This episode is great because it deals with the Nick-Jess dynamics but in a different way. Despite the fact that Nick is dating Reagan, Jess realizes that she's doing a lot of "girlfriend things" and tries to navigate that, which ultimately leads to a drunken trip by Nick and Jess to Schmidt and Cece's new house and it's many, many points of entry. It's a very funny episode that advances the Nick-Jess storyline in a positive way.

9. Superstore #34 "Grand Reopening" (NBC/September 28)
After a tornado ripped apart the Cloud Nine Superstore at the end of season two, Superstore's stellar third season started with a hilarious episode about the rush to get the store ready for a reopening happening sooner than they were planning for. There were so many funny things in this episode including quick cuts to show a staff furiously trying to get a store ready to Glenn's realization that he has a strange sounding voice. I think Superstore has been the most consistently strong show this season, comedy or drama, and it was apparent from the season premiere.

8. This is Us #24 "The 20s" (NBC/October 31)
The best episode of the second season of This is Us to date is one that took us to a new era for the Big Three: ten years ago when they were in the 20s. We got to meet Randall, Kate, and Kevin in an era of their life we hadn't seen yet (and got a glimpse into how Rebecca and Miguel got together). But the best part of this episode took place in their childhood and a Halloween that wasn't for young Randall. Dressed as Michael Jackson and trying to stick to a schedule, Randall learns about the baby he replaced in the Pearson household in a very touching scene with Mandy Moore's Rebecca. Speaking of Moore, she definitely needs an Emmy nomination this year after her snub last season for her beautiful monologue in the hospital to Randall's baby girl during the glimpse into the 20s.

7. Chicago Fire #114 "My Miracle" (NBC/May 16)
The reason this episode is ranked here is on the merits of the individual episode. I felt as though Chicago Fire cheated a bit when it came back for the next season and revealed that nobody had died in the terrible warehouse fire depicted in this episode. While I never really believed that Casey would die despite his emotional goodbye to Gabby, I did believe that Mouch was in grave danger as he suffered a heart attack while in the warehouse. This kind of show should always be about life and death and these firefighters are in a position where they could lose their lives on any given call. It seemed like Fire was ready to address it head on in this heart pounding episode. I guess you could argue they still addressed that even without losing any cast members.

6. Blue Bloods #156 "Cutting Losses" (CBS/September 29)
Blue Bloods kicked off its eighth season with a very surprising revelation: that Danny's wife Linda had died. Not only was this a great episode and performance by Donnie Wahlberg, but it was very clever how the episode revealed Linda's death. At first, it seemed as though there may have been a divorce or separation. Then it was slowly obvious that Linda had died. Then it was revealed that she died in a tragic rescue helicopter crash. Although Linda was a supporting character, her loss still was felt by longtime fans and with it being a quiet Friday night show, it was able to keep that revelation a secret until the episode aired.

5. The Mick #15 "The Sleepover" (FOX/April 11)
The funniest episode of the year belonged to The Mick and a madcap premise that involved Mickey and Chip having to race against the clock to help someone Chip met at school but who's actually just using his house as a place to be with his girlfriend. I love episodes where characters have to sneak around in a frantic way, those have been funny since the I Love Lucy days, and this was another entry in a long list. But what I really enjoy about The Mick is it doesn't care one bit about being sweet or sentimental. I love my ABC comedies but The Mick is basically an anti-ABC comedy. All the snark and cynicism with absolutely no trace of the sweetness and heart.

4. Black-ish #60 "Lemons" (ABC/January 11)
Black-ish loves to tackle hot button issues. Sometimes it can be done very well. Other times, it feels very forced and heavy handed. "Lemons" was an example of it being done very effectively. The episode was written in direct response to the election of Donald Trump as President and it so accurately captured discussion and debate going on all around the country following the divisive 2016 election. While chances are that most Black-ish viewers were agreeing with the Johnsons' view of Trump, it was still a fair episode that was more about having a dialogue and coming together than it was about taking a side. It was expertly crafted and very timely. Maybe it won't hold up in the long run but it was a very appropriate episode for 2017.


3. Scandal #109 "Day 101" (ABC/October 19)
Scandal spent the first two episodes of its final season focusing on the beginning of the Mellie Grant administration. But the best episode of an uneven final season was one that focused on the Grant who used to occupy the White House. The episode started with a fascinating look into Fitz's lonely life in Vermont and came to a head in a wild argument between Fitz and Marcus. Despite a short visit from Rowan that threatened to spoil the episode, it ended on a very powerful moment with Fitz taking a stand in a local Vermont news story. I've always been fascinated by the post-presidency life and this was a great episode about that very topic. I'll get more into Scandal when its final episode airs but as I said last year with a high charting episode, it's still capable of creating great episodes and moments. It's just a shame that they are much more rare these days.

2. Superstore #40 "Christmas Eve" (NBC/December 5)
Already having a fantastic season, Superstore gave us an instantly classic Christmas episode this year. I'm a big sucker for Christmas episodes which is why one usually appears somewhere on this countdown. This one had all the elements of a great Christmas episode including someone being Scroogey about something (Mateo in this case) and a family (a work family here) being together for the holiday. It also was the episode with the best sight gag of the entire year: Amy, Dina, and Cheyenne riding Cloud 9 carts over to Amy's estranged husband and his new girlfriend. "Christmas Eve" at Superstore provided some laugh out loud and very sweet moments.

1. This is Us #16 "Memphis" (NBC/February 21)
The competition for #1 wasn't even close this year. As soon as I watched "Memphis" back in February, I was pretty sure that the most heart wrenching episode of This is Us would be #1 on this countdown and nothing in the 10 months that followed could come close. I'm not one to cry during TV shows but "Memphis," which centered on the life and death of William had me a teary mess. The episode featured standout performances by Ron Cephas Jones as William, Sterling K. Brown as Randall, and Jermel Nakia as a young William. It was brilliant the way the show managed to show a man's entire life in one episode (including before he was even born), punctuating it with the beautiful song "We Can Always Come Back to This." William didn't have an easy life, it could be argued that his life was one of missed opportunities and questionable decisions but have you ever rooted for a character more? I have saved that episode on my DVR since it first aired but haven't been able to bring myself to watch it again. Honestly, it's making me emotional just thinking back to it as I write this. This is Us will probably run for several more years and have many more great moments. But it's hard for me to imagine it ever reaching the emotional height of "Memphis" again (yes, that includes when they finally get around to Jack's death). I consider "Memphis" to be one of TV's greatest episodes ever, not just in 2017.

Monday, December 25, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: December 25-31, 2017

Here's a look at Week #14! The quietest week of the regular season - the week between Christmas and New Year's.

ABC

MONDAY
8:00 NBA Basketball: Houston at Oklahoma City
10:30 Black-ish (Repeat)

TUESDAY
8:00 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (Special)
9:00 Rudolph's Shiny New Year (Special)
10:00 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (Repeat)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
8:30 Speechless (Repeat)
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
9:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
10:00 Match Game (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 To Tell the Truth (Repeat)
9:00 The $100,000 Pyramid (Repeat)
10:00 Match Game (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
9:00 20/20
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie (Special - Repeat)
9:00 Match Game (Repeat)
10:00 Ten Days in the Valley

SUNDAY
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
8:00 Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (Special)

CBS

MONDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (Repeat)
9:00 Young Sheldon (Repeat)
9:30 Man with a Plan (Repeat)
10:00 Scorpion (Repeat)

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
9:00 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (Special)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (Special - Repeat)
10:00 SEAL Team (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
8:30 Young Sheldon (Repeat)
9:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
9:30 Mom (Repeat)
10:00 S.W.A.T. (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 MacGyver (Repeat)
9:00 MacGyver (Repeat)
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)

SATURDAY
8:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
9:00 48 Hours
10:00 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 S.W.A.T. (Repeat)
9:30 SEAL Team (Repeat)
10:30 Bull (Repeat)

NBC

MONDAY
8:00 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Special)
8:30 Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

TUESDAY
8:00 Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat)
9:00 Better Late Than Never (Repeat)
10:00 Chicago Med (Repeat)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Wall
9:00 Movie: Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors - Circle of Love

THURSDAY
8:00 Superstore (Repeat)
8:30 Will & Grace (Repeat)
9:00 Will & Grace (Repeat)
9:30 Great News
10:00 Chicago Fire

FRIDAY
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Saturday Night Live (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Teams TBA

FOX

MONDAY
8:00 Showtime at the Apollo Christmas (Special - Repeat)
9:00 The Gifted (Repeat)

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)
9:00 The Mick (Repeat)
9:30 The Mick (Repeat)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 College Football: Foster Farms Bowl

THURSDAY
8:00 Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)

SATURDAY
8:00 The Gifted (Repeat)
9:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Time Square (Special)

CW

MONDAY
8:00 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 (Special)
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge (Special)
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 (Special)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: December 11-17, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #12. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.6    11th week
2. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:38pm) - 2.4    10th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.0    8th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9    12th week
    Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.9    9th week
6. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    12th week
7. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    11th week
    Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.7    10th week
9. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    10th week
10. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    10th week
     Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4    7th week
12. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    10th week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.3    6th week
    American Housewife (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 1.3    9th week
    Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.3    9th week
16. Black-ish (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    3rd week
    Speechless (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 1.2    2nd week
18. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.1    8th week
    Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.1    4th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.1    5th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    9th week
    Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    9th week
3. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    10th week
4. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    9th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    9th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    3rd week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.5    12th week
8. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    9th week
9. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 0.7    3rd week
      Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    Special Airing
      Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    10th week
     Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
     Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:38pm) - 0.7    10th week
14. Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
     The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
     The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.8    7th week
     Designated Survivor (ABC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
     MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
     Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
20. The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.9    1st week
    Superior Donuts (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.9    9th week
    NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.9    3rd week
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.9    3rd week
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.9    Special Airing
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.9    5th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:38pm) - 0.9    5th week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:38pm) - 14.4 million    12th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.7 million    11th week
3. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 12.6 million    10th week
4. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 11.6 million    8th week
5. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.9 million    10th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.4 million    12th week
7. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.8 million    11th week
8. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.7 million    12th week
9. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.6 million    7th week
10. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 8.5 million    10th week
11. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 8.2 million    10th week
12. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 7.7 million    Special Airing
13. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:38pm) - 7.2 million    11th week
14. MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 6.9 million    9th week
15. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:38pm) - 6.7 million    9th week
16. Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 6.6 million    4th week
17. S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.5 million    5th week
18. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 6.3 million    4th week
19. Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 6.2 million    4th week
20. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 6.1 million    1st week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    9th week
2. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.8 million    9th week
3. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    10th week
4. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4 million    9th week
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    10th week
6. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.8 million    3rd week
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    Special Airing
8. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.3 million    9th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.3 million    11th week
10. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.5 million    5th week
11. The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.8 million    4th week
    The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.8 million    7th week
13. Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 3.0 million    4th week
14. Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million    1st week
15. Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.4 million    3rd week
16. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 3.9 million    2nd week
17. Lethal Weapon (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 4.1 million    4th week
    Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 4.1 million    2nd week
19. The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 4.3 million    1st week
    9JKL (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 4.3 million    2nd week
    Black-ish (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 4.3 million    1st week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Voice (NBC)    2nd week
Tuesday - Bull (CBS)    2nd week
Wednesday - The Goldbergs (ABC)    1st week
Thursday - Mom (CBS)    2nd week
Friday - None
Sunday - 60 Minutes (CBS)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 9JKL (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)    2nd week
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None
Friday - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - None

Sunday, December 17, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: December 18-24, 2017

Here's a look at Week #13!

ABC
ABC is filled with specials this week including two year-end reflections and some repeats of Christmas specials. A rare outlier for this week is a normal episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Friday night. Christmas Eve brings a showing of the animated Beauty and the Beast.

MONDAY
8:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Finale)
10:00 The Year in Memoriam 2017 (Special)

TUESDAY
8:00 Olaf's Frozen Adventure (Special)
8:30 Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Special)
9:00 The Year: 2017 (Special)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
8:30 Speechless (Repeat)
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
9:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
10:00 Match Game (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 A Charlie Brown Christmas (Special)
9:00 CMA Country Christmas (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight (Repeat)
10:00 Ten Days in the Valley

SUNDAY
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
8:00 Movie: Beauty and the Beast
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)

CBS
CBS has the most normal week with their regular Monday and Thursday lineups. Wednesday brings the Survivor finale while Friday has colorized special episodes of I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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

TUESDAY
8:00 A Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban (Special)
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Survivor (35th Edition Finale)
10:00 Survivor Reunion Special (Special)

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

FRIDAY
8:00 I Love Lucy Christmas Special (Special)
9:00 The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color (Special)
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)

SATURDAY
8:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
9:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)

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

NBC
NBC has the finale of The Voice this week and on Monday, they are using the performance night finale to launch a preview of January's Ellen's Game of Games, which seems like it should get an OK sampling. They are burning off two episodes of Great News on Thursday, including a Christmas episode. As always, Christmas Eve brings It's a Wonderful Life.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Ellen's Game of Games (SERIES PREMIERE)

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice Recap
9:00 The Voice (13th Edition Finale)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Will & Grace (Repeat)
8:30 Movie: Pitch Perfect

THURSDAY
8:00 Great News (Christmas episode)
8:30 Great News
9:00 SNL Christmas Special (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 Football Night in America
8:20 NFL Football: Minnesota at Green Bay

SUNDAY
7:00 DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (Special)
7:30 How Murray Saved Christmas (Special)
8:00 Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

FOX
FOX has all repeats and specials this week. Yawn.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer (Repeat)
9:00 The Gifted (Repeat)

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)
9:00 The Mick (Repeat)
9:30 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (Special)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Empire (Repeat)
9:00 Star (Repeat)

THURSDAY
8:00 Gotham (Repeat)
9:00 The Orville (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)

SATURDAY
8:00 The Gifted (Repeat)
9:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
8:30 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (Special)
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
9:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)

CW
The CW has all specials except for Thursday night which has repeats of the regular lineup. The CW specials just never sound that appealing.

MONDAY
8:00 Popstar's Best of 2017 (Special)
9:00 The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors 2017 (Special)

TUESDAY
8:00 Movie: Big Game

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Special)
9:00 The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (Special)

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural (Repeat)
9:00 Arrow (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic (Special)
9:00 Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (Special)

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- ABC announced that the revival of Roseanne will have a one hour premiere on Tuesday, March 27 at 8pm. Roseanne will take over the 8pm slot while the final episodes of The Middle move to 8:30pm as Fresh Off the Boat will be done with its season on March 20. ABC still has many midseason premiere dates left to announce.

- NBC will air a sneak preview of new comedy A.P. Bio on Thursday, February 1 at 9:30pm and it will return to that slot after the Olympics as Great News will have ended its season by then.

- ABC has given a straight to series order for an untitled sitcom from Alec Baldwin, Julie Bean, and black-ish creator Kenya Barris. It is a family comedy about an opinionated TV star who moves in with his liberal daughter. While not an official decision, it could be a show that stars Baldwin.

- ABC has yanked The Great American Baking Show off the schedule after judge Johnny Iuzzini was accused of sexual misconduct. They will air repeats and specials in place of the short holiday run it was scheduled for.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: December 4-10, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #11. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.8    10th week
2. The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:06pm) - 2.3    6th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.2    7th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8    11th week
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    10th week
    Will & Grace (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.8    Special Airing
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    11th week
    Empire (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    8th week
9. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.7    9th week
10. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.6    10th week
11. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    9th week
12. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4    6th week
      Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 8:36pm) - 1.4    3rd week
14. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.3    4th week
15. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.2    9th week
    Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.2    3rd week
    American Housewife (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 1.2    8th week
    Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 1.2    3rd week
    Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    8th week
    Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:36pm) - 1.2    5th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    8th week
    Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    8th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    7th week
4. Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    7th week
5. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.4    8th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    9th week
7. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    9th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    8th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    8th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    2nd week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.5    11th week
12. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    8th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.6    9th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    9th week
15. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    9th week
    Designated Survivor (ABC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    9th week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 14.4 million    10th week
2. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 12.5 million    7th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 10.0 million    10th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.0 million    11th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.9 million    11th week
6. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.4 million    10th week
7. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.1 million    9th week
8. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 9.0 million    10th week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 9.0 million    11th week
10. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.8 million    6th week
11. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 7.5 million    10th week
12. Will & Grace (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 7.2 million    Special Airing
      MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 7.2 million    8th week
14. SEAL Team (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 6.9 million    8th week
15. Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 6.6 million    3rd week
16. Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 6.5 million    2nd week
      Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 6.5 million    3rd week
      Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 6.5 million    4th week
19. Man with a Plan (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 6.4 million    2nd week
20. S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.3 million    4th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    8th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6 million    7th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    7th week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9 million    8th week
5. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.1 million    9th week
6. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    8th week
7. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5 million    8th week
8. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.6 million    9th week
9. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.7 million    9th week
10. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    9th week
11. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.9 million    9th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    2nd week
13. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.2 million    9th week
14. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.4 million    9th week
      Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    8th week
      20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.4 million    10th week
17. Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    7th week
18. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.6 million    4th week
19. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.7 million    6th week
20. The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.8 million    3rd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - None
Tuesday - Will & Grace (NBC)    Special Airing
Wednesday - Survivor (CBS)    2nd week
Thursday - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)    1st week
Friday - Dateline NBC (NBC)    5th week
Sunday - The Simpsons (FOX)    2nd week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Gifted (FOX)    3rd week
Tuesday - Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Criminal Minds (CBS)    1st week
Thursday - Arrow (CW)    1st week
Friday - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)    1st week
Sunday - None

Sunday, December 10, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: December 11-17, 2017

Here is a look at Week #12!

ABC
ABC has a lot of holiday episodes and Christmas specials this week. They are also finally starting the burnoff of cancelled Ten Days in the Valley with two episodes on Saturday.

MONDAY
8:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight
10:00 The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie (Special)

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

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

THURSDAY
8:00 Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Special (Special)
8:30 Disney Prep & Landing (Special)
9:00 The Great American Baking Show

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Special)
9:00 Ten Days in the Valley
10:00 Ten Days in the Valley

SUNDAY
7:00 Movie: The Sound of Music

CBS
CBS has the most normal lineup this week with a few Christmas episodes sprinkled in. They are airing two episodes of Hawaii Five-0 on Friday instead of Blue Bloods. Other than that, it's a very typical week for CBS.

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

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull (Christmas episode)
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans

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

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

FRIDAY
8:00 MacGyver (Christmas episode)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Christmas episode)

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

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

NBC
NBC is down to just a few of its regular shows - The Voice, Blindspot, Chicago Med, and Dateline NBC. They have several Christmas specials mixed in and two nights of football (including a dud game on Thursday night). They are also previewing the new season of Better Late than Never which will air on Mondays in January.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Better Late Than Never (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 Gwen Stefani's Make You Feel Like Christmas (Special)
10:00 Chicago Med

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Wall (Repeat)
9:00 Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special (Special)

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in Indianapolis
8:30 Thursday Night Football: Denver at Indianapolis

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

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

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

FOX
FOX has a mix of new episodes and specials. They are airing the fall finales of Empire and Star as well as the last scheduled episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which will return sometime in the spring. Friday night brings the Season Finale of The Exorcist, which seems like it will be a series finale but I thought that last year too. Sunday night has A Christmas Story Live! The last FOX musical, Grease Live!, did extremely well with viewers and critics back in January 2016 so we'll see if they can strike gold twice.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon (Christmas episode)
9:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Empire
9:00 Star

THURSDAY
8:00 Showtime at the Apollo Christmas (Special)
9:00 Taraji's White Hot Holidays (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
9:00 The Exorcist (Season Finale)

SATURDAY
8:00 UFC Fight Night

SUNDAY
7:00 A Christmas Story Live! (Special)

CW
The CW is heading into holiday mode with only three regular shows: Valor on Monday and then Christmas episodes of Riverdale and Dynasty on Wednesday.

MONDAY
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)
9:00 Valor

TUESDAY
8:00 Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (Special)
9:00 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Special)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale (Christmas episode)
9:00 Dynasty (Christmas episode)

THURSDAY
8:00 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 (Special)

FRIDAY
8:00 The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Special)

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- The CW announced that Supergirl will go on hiatus starting February 12 and be replaced in its Monday 8PM slot by the rest of the season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl will return on April 16 and run all the way until mid-June. Still no word on what will air at 9pm Mondays after Valor completes its initial order.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: November 27-December 3, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #10. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.8    10th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.5    9th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.1    6th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9    10th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    9th week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    10th week
7. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.7    9th week
    Empire (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    7th week
    The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.7    5th week
10. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.6    8th week
11. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.5    3rd week
12. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    8th week
      Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4    5th week
14. Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.3    2nd week
     Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 1.3    2nd week
16. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    7th week
      Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    7th week
      60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.2    9th week
19. Man with a Plan (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 1.1    1st week
    Speechless (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 1.1    1st week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.1    4th week
    Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.1    4th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    7th week
2. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.3    Special Airing
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    8th week
4. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.5    10th week
6. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    8th week
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Designated Survivor (ABC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    1st week (New Season)
    Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
12. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.8    8th week
    Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
    MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.8    5th week
    Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 0.8    6th week
17. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.9    8th week
    Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.9    8th week
    Arrow (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9    Special Airing
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.9    8th week
    The Orville (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.9    4th week
    Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.8 million    9th week
2. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 12.1 million    6th week
3. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 11.5 million    10th week
4. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.9 million    10th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 10.6 million    9th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    10th week
7. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.2 million    9th week
8. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 8.8 million    9th week
9. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.6 million    5th week
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 8.6 million    8th week
11. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.3 million    10th week
12. Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 7.9 million    2nd week
13. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 7.1 million    1st week
14. Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 7.0 million    1st week
15. S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.7 million    3rd week
16. Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 6.6 million    2nd week
     MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 6.6 million    7th week
18. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 6.4 million    3rd week
19. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 6.1 million    1st week
20. Man with a Plan (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 5.7 million    1st week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    7th week
2. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.1 million    Special Airing
3. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.2 million    8th week
4. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4 million    7th week
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    8th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.7 million    8th week
7. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.9 million    8th week
8. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.2 million    8th week
9. Arrow (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    Special Airing
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    1st week (New Season)
11. Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    6th week
      Ghosted (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 2.6 million    7th week
      Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.6 million    7th week
14. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.7 million    8th week
15. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.8 million    8th week
      DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.8 million    8th week
      Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.8 million    3rd week
18. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 3.0 million    9th week
19. The Orville (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 3.6 million    3rd week
20. Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 3.7 million    1st week
      Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 3.7 million    2nd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Voice (NBC)    1st week
Tuesday - This is Us (NBC)    3rd week
Wednesday - Law & Order: SVU (NBC)    2nd week
Thursday - S.W.A.T. (CBS)    1st week
Friday - Dateline NBC (NBC)    4th week
Sunday - Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special (CBS)    Special Airing

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - None
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - American Housewife (ABC)    1st week
Thursday - Gotham (FOX)    2nd week
Friday - The Exorcist (FOX)    3rd week
Sunday - Ghosted (FOX)    1st week

Sunday, December 3, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: December 4-10, 2017

Here is a look at Week #11!

ABC
ABC has quite a few originals this week including the 200th episode of The Middle and season premieres of annual holiday runs for The Great Christmas Light Fight and The Great American Baking Show. It will also be interesting to see how The Good Doctor does with its winter finale.

MONDAY
8:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Premiere)
10:00 The Good Doctor

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

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

THURSDAY
8:00 Shrek the Halls (Special)
8:30 Toy Story That Time Forgot (Special)
9:00 The Great American Baking Show (Season Premiere)

FRIDAY
8:00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 Movie: Mary Poppins

SUNDAY
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Christmas episode)
8:00 Movie: Frozen
10:00 Encore! (Special)

CBS
CBS has a mix of new episodes and repeats this week. CBS is forgoing a Kevin Can Wait repeat to give Man with a Plan a Big Bang Theory repeat lead-in instead. CBS is also trialing a repeat of S.W.A.T. in the Scorpion slot and a repeat of SEAL Team in the Bull slot.

MONDAY
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
8:30 Man with a Plan
9:00 Superior Donuts
9:30 9JKL
10:00 S.W.A.T. (Repeat)

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
9:00 SEAL Team (Repeat)
10:00 Bull (Repeat)

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

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

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

SATURDAY
8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Special)
9:00 Frosty the Snowman (Repeat)
9:30 Frosty Returns (Special)
10:00 48 Hours

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

NBC
NBC has a lot of Christmas themed programming mixed with some originals. With This is Us done until the new year, they are airing special Christmas themed episodes of Will & Grace and Superstore that have gotten a lot of promotion and should do well.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Wall (Christmas episode)

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 Will & Grace (Christmas episode)
9:30 Superstore (Christmas episode)
10:00 Chicago Med

WEDNESDAY
8:00 A Very Pentatonix Christmas (Special - Repeat)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
10:00 Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Thursday Night Football: New Orleans at Atlanta

FRIDAY
8:00 Blindspot
9:00 Dateline NBC

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

SUNDAY
7:00 Football Night in America
8:30 Sunday Night Football: Baltimore at Pittsburgh

FOX
FOX is all new this week including the season finale of The Orville, which had a limited first season but has already been renewed for season 2. On Sundays, they are airing a one hour Bob's Burgers Christmas episode after The Simpsons. With the NFL halo, it should do well.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Empire
9:00 Star

THURSDAY
8:00 Gotham
9:00 The Orville (Season Finale)

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

SATURDAY
8:00 The Gifted (Repeat)
9:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)

SUNDAY
7:00 NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Bob's Burgers (Christmas episode)
9:30 Family Guy (Christmas episode)

CW
The CW has another week of all originals in their regular slots as they have many times already this fall. They are a pretty boring network when it comes to the schedule!

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Valor

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

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Riverdale
9:00 Dynasty

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow

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

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- CBS has given a de facto cancellation to Wisdom of the Crowd as it will not pick up any more episodes, leaving it at only 13. While all 13 are likely to air, it would take a miracle for it not to be the end of the road for the disappointing Sunday drama especially with the Jeremy Piven accusations.

- CBS gave full season orders to Superior Donuts and Man with a Plan, which had only been picked up for 13 seasons each. With only one new comedy slated for midseason and the disappointments of 9JKL and Me, Myself & I, this was not a surprising move.

- After that news, CBS released its midseason schedule. The Amazing Race will serve as a Survivor bridge, premiering January 3. Celebrity Big Brother will air as competition to the Olympics on NBC, premiering right before the Olympics on February 7. New Comedy Living Biblically will take over the Monday 9:30pm slot starting February 26 while new drama Instinct premieres March 11 at 8pm. No premiere dates have been announced for Code Black or Elementary, though Elementary was given an additional 8 episodes for its sixth season, bringing its total to 21.

- NBC announced its winter replacements for The Voice. On Mondays, it will be The Wall, which did well last year as a Voice filler, and Better Late Than Never (last seen in Summer 2016) starting January 1. On Tuesdays, it will be the new Ellen's Game of Games, which will get a sneak preview after The Voice on December 18 and begin airing regularly on January 2.

- FOX has ordered six more episodes of Ghosted and will bring it Paul Lieberstein as a new showrunner. While not a full season, it is certainly a good sign for the freshman sitcom especially with New Girl ending and Brooklyn Nine-Nine likely to join it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: November 20-26, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #9. Please note no repeats, sports, specials, or Saturday airings are counted.

TOP 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.6    5th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.5    9th week
3. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:47pm) - 1.9    8th week
4. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.8    8th week
    Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.8    4th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.7    9th week
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    8th week
8. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.4    8th week
    NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    9th week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    9th week
11. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    8th week
    Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.3    Special Airing
    Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.3    1st week (New Season)
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.3    3rd week
15. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    6th week
      America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.2    1st week
17. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 1.1    2nd week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.1    5th week
    SEAL Team (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.1    2nd week
    S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 1.1    1st week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    7th week
2. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.3    7th week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.3    7th week
4. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.6    7th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    9th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:47pm) - 0.6    8th week
9. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
10. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 0.8    1st week
    The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 0.8    2nd week
12. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.9    7th week
    The Brave (NBC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.9    1st week
    Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm )- 0.9    1st week
    NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.9    2nd week
    The Wall (NBC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.9    Special Airing
    Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:47pm) - 0.9    4th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:47pm) - 0.9    4th week
20. Man with a Plan (CBS, Monday 8:30pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Superior Donuts (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Lethal Weapon (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Criminal Minds (CBS, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 1.0    1st week
    Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.0    1st week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 12.5 million    9th week
2. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:47pm) - 12.3 million    9th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 11.4 million    5th week
4. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.1 million    9th week
5. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 10.0 million    8th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.4 million    8th week
7. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.3 million    9th week
8. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.2 million    Special Airing
9. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.1 million    9th week
10. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.0 million    9th week
11. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 8.0 million    9th week
12. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 7.9 million    4th week
13. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:47pm) - 7.6 million    9th week
14. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.4 million    9th week
15. SEAL Team (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 6.9 million    7th week
16. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:47pm) - 6.7 million    8th week
17. Criminal Minds (CBS, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 6.3 million    1st week
18. Chicago Med (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 6.2 million    1st week (New Season)
19. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 6.1 million    2nd week
    The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 6.1 million    1st week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.0 million    7th week
2. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.1 million    7th week
3. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.2 million    7th week
4. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    7th week
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    7th week
6. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    7th week
7. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    7th week
8. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.2 million    7th week
9. The Gifted (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.9 million    2nd week
10. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 3.2 million    8th week
11. Lucifer (FOX, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.3 million    3rd week
12. Lethal Weapon (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 3.9 million    3rd week
13. Shark Tank (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 4.1 million    1st week
14. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 4.3 million    1st week
15. 9JKL (CBS, Monday 9:30pm) - 4.4 million    1st week
16. The Wall (NBC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 4.5 million    Special Airing
17. The Brave (NBC, Monday 10:00pm) - 4.7 million    1st week
18. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 5.1 million    1st week
19. Superior Donuts (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 5.2 million    1st week
20. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 5.3 million    1st week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Scorpion (CBS)    1st week
Tuesday - Chicago Med (NBC)    1st week (New Season)
Wednesday - SEAL Team (CBS)    1st week
Thursday - Young Sheldon (CBS)    3rd week
Friday - None
Sunday - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)    2nd week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Gifted (FOX)    2nd week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - None
Thursday - Supernatural (CW)    1st week
Friday - None
Sunday - Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)    4th week