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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

Sunday, November 26, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: November 27-December 3, 2017

Here is a look at Week #10!

ABC
ABC has a mix of their regular lineup and specials/repeats, as is often the case with December. Dancing with the Stars has ended so Monday has the annual CMA Country Christmas special leading into The Good Doctor, which will air without a Dancing lead-in for the first time. After a full slate of repeats on Tuesday, Wednesday is all new while Thursday has classic special A Charlie Brown Christmas. On Friday is the two hour premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It won't do well by any means, but I don't think it will be a worse option than Once Upon a Time or Marvel's Inhumans.

MONDAY
8:00 CMA Country Christmas (Special)
10:00 The Good Doctor

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

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

THURSDAY
8:00 A Charlie Brown Christmas (Special)
9:00 The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (Special)

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

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 Shark Tank (Christmas episode)
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)

CBS
CBS has its regular lineup on Monday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Tuesday brings its regular post-Thanksgiving Tuesday lineup of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer-NCIS repeat-Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Both Rudolph and the Fashion Show are always highly rated specials. Wednesday has a Bruno Mars special following two hours of Survivor while Sunday has a 50th Anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show, which will skew old but could do well in total viewers.

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

TUESDAY
8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Special)
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
10:00 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Special)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Survivor
10:00 Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo (Special)

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 Kevin Can Wait (Repeat)
8:30 Man with a Plan (Repeat)
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
10:00 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (Special)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)

NBC
Like ABC and CBS, NBC has several holiday specials mixed in. With The Brave done for the fall, a Pentatonix special gets the post-Voice slot on Monday. Tuesday is the regular lineup with the fall finale of This is Us followed by week two of the new season of Chicago Med, which did OK last week for its premiere. Wednesday has the always decently rated Christmas in Rockefeller Center which will provide a better lead-in for its crime dramas.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 A Very Pentatonix Christmas (Special)

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us
10:00 Chicago Med

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Special)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
10:00 Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in Dallas
8:30 Thursday Night Football: Washington at Dallas

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: Philadelphia at Seattle

FOX
FOX has its regular lineup across the board except for Monday, which is in repeats. They have more episodes left from their baseball preemptions so that helps explain why they can air most of their regular lineup.

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

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

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

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

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

It is Crossover Week on the CW but they are restricting it to two days with Arrow moving over for one night only to air after Supergirl. Last year, this crossover led to big gains for these shows but they don't seem to have the heat they had last year. So I think they'll still go up but not like they did last year. With Arrow airing on Monday, a one off airing of Penn & Teller: Fool Us will air on Thursday. And there are Holiday specials instead of the usual Friday lineup.

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Arrow

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 Penn & Teller: Fool Us

FRIDAY
8:00 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Special)
9:00 Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic (Special)

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- FOX has slated Tuesdays at 9pm as the slot for LA to Vegas starting January 2. The Mick moves to 9:30pm while Brooklyn Nine-Nine goes on hiatus. FOX doesn't have a ton of great slots but this is definitely one of their weaker ones so that doesn't seem like a great sign for the new comedy

- In a bigger promotional push, FOX has given its post-NFC Championship Game slot to new drama The Resident. It will premiere on Sunday, January 21 and then settle into a Monday 9pm slot following the end of the first season of The Gifted.

- NBC has renewed The Good Place for a third season. The underdog comedy had a very solid start to its second season and will return in January following NBC's football package. The first season also reportedly did well on Netflix over the summer.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: November 13-19, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #8. 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) - 2.6    8th week
    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.6    8th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.0    8th week
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.0    7th week
    Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.0    6th week
    Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.0    4th week
7. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.9    7th week
8. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.8    7th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:35pm) - 1.8    7th week
10. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.7    7th week
      Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    8th week
12. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    8th week
    The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    7th week
14. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.4    7th week
    The Voice (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.4    Special Airing
    Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.4    3rd week
17. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.3    5th week
    The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    7th week
    American Housewife (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 1.3    7th week
20. Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 1.2    1st week
      Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    6th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.2    6th week
    Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    6th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    6th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.2    6th week
5. The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    7th week
6. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
    The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.5    8th week
12. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.6    6th week
    Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6    4th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:35pm) - 0.6    7th week
15. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    5th week
    Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:35pm) - 0.7    3rd week
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 0.7    5th week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.4 million    8th week
2. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.1 million    8th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 11.8 million    4th week
4. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:35pm) - 11.5 million    8th week
5. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.3 million    8th week
6. The Good Doctor (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 10.1 million
    This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.1 million    8th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 10.0 million    7th week
9. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.9 million    8th week
10. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 9.7 million
11. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    8th week
12. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.3 million    8th week
13. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.2 million    7th week
14. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.8 million    8th week
15. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.4 million    3rd week
16. The Voice (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 7.7 million    Special Airing
17. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 7.5 million    7th week
18. SEAL Team (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 7.2 million    6th week
      MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 7.2 million    6th week
20. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:35pm) - 7.0 million    8th week
 
BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    6th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    6th week
3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7 million    6th week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.9 million    6th week
5. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    6th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    7th week
7. Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.4 million    6th week
8. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    6th week
9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.6 million    6th week
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.6 million    7th week
11. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    6th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    6th week
    Ghosted (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.9 million    6th week
14. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    6th week
      Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    6th week
16. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.3 million    7th week
17. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
      Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 2.4 million    3rd week
19. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    6th week
20. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.6 million    3rd week
      Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    5th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Kevin Can Wait (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - The Voice (NBC)    1st week
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    3rd week
Thursday - Supernatural (CW)    1st week
Friday - 20/20 (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - Sunday Night Football (NBC)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Valor (CW)    2nd week
Tuesday - The Mayor (ABC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Dynasty (CW)    2nd week
Thursday - The Orville (FOX)    1st week
Friday - Blindspot (NBC)    1st week
Sunday - Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)    3rd week

Sunday, November 19, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: November 20-26, 2017

Here is a look at Week #9! It is Thanksgiving week which means lots of specials.

ABC
ABC has the finale of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday. It has been an OK season for Dancing and this show doesn't pop much for finales anymore. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are littered with repeats and specials.

MONDAY
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8:00 The Middle
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat
9:00 Dancing with the Stars (25th Edition Finale)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Special)
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
9:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
10:00 Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics (Special)

THURSDAY
8:00 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (Repeat)
9:00 The Good Doctor (Repeat)
10:00 The Good Doctor (Repeat)

FRIDAY
8:00 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Special)
9:00 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
8:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)

CBS
CBS is the network with the most normal lineup this week as they are airing on Thanksgiving Eve and even Thanksgiving itself. They do have the late Thanksgiving game though so their primetime lineup should do OK, at least on the early end.

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

TUESDAY
8:00 NCIS
9:00 Bull (Thanksgiving 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 (Repeat)
8:30 Young Sheldon
9:00 Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces (Thanksgiving episode)
10:00 S.W.A.T.

FRIDAY
8:00 Frosty the Snowman (Special)
8:30 Frosty Returns (Special)
9:00 Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special (Special)

SATURDAY
8:00 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire (Special)
8:30 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (Special)
9:00 The Story of Santa Claus (Special)
10:00 48 Hours

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

NBC
NBC has the season premiere of Chicago Med on Tuesday night. Given how it often overperformed on Thursday nights last year, it should be an improvement on Law & Order True Crime. Wednesday has a one off of The Wall while both Wednesday and Friday have specials. NBC has football on Thanksgiving night as usual but it's a pretty uninteresting matchup this year.

MONDAY
8:00 The Voice
10:00 The Brave

TUESDAY
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us
10:00 Chicago Med (Season Premiere)

WEDNESDAY
8:00 The Wall
9:00 SNL Thanksgiving (Special)

THURSDAY
8:00 Football Night in America
8:30 NY Giants at Washington

FRIDAY
8:00 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Special)
8:30 DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (Special)
9:00 Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8:00 The National Dog Show (Special)
10:00 Dateline NBC

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

FOX
FOX has its regular lineup on Monday and Tuesday but then its repeats, college football, and specials the rest of the week! Not much to see here.

MONDAY
8:00 Lucifer
9:00 The Gifted

TUESDAY
8:00 Lethal Weapon
9:00 The Mick
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Thanksgiving episode)

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

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

FRIDAY
8:00 College Football

SATURDAY
8:00 College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 The 66th Miss Universe Competition (Special)

CW
The CW has its regular lineup on Monday, Tuesday, and (surprisingly) Thursday. The other two nights are the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which was preempted after the Vegas shooting.

MONDAY
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Valor

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

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

THURSDAY
8:00 Supernatural
9:00 Arrow (Thanksgiving episode)

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

TV NEWS & THOUGHTS
- The first of a lot of midseason news, FOX announced that The X-Files will return on Wednesday, January 3 at 8pm and will be followed by the Ryan Murphy drama 9-1-1 at 9pm. The X-Files was a huge hit the last time it was seen in the 2015-16 season.

- NBC will premiere Good Girls on Monday, February 26 at 10pm immediately after the new edition of The Voice and one day after the end of the Winter Olympics. They will premiere the highly anticipated new drama Rise on Tuesday, March 13 at 10pm following the season finale of This is Us. It will then take over This is Us's 9pm slot the following week.

- ABC will premiere a game show, Child Support, hosted by Fred Savage on Friday, January 5 at 8pm as a bridge for Once Upon a Time. It will also have Designated Survivor on a hiatus, to be replaced again this year by Match Game, starting January 3.

- ABC has ordered light crime procedural Take Two straight to series from a Castle executive producer and starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian. This is the second light procedural ordered straight to series by ABC, joining The Rookie.

- CBS has handed a full season order to S.W.A.T. after just three episodes that only did modestly. They also ordered three more episodes of 9JKL, which doesn't seem to bode well for its long term chances. They did not make any decision on Wisdom of the Crowd yet, but I'd be surprised if it goes beyond its 13 episode order.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: November 6-12, 2017

Here is the weekly ratings recap looking back at the week in ratings for Week #7. 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    7th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.5    7th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.2    3rd week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.0    7th week
5. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9    6th week
    The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.9    4th week
8. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.8    5th week
9. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    7th week
10. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.5    7th week
     Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.5    2nd week
12. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.4    6th week
      Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.4    3rd week
14. Ghosted (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.3    2nd week
15. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    6th week
    Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.2    4th week
    Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    4th week
    Star (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.2    5th week
    Life in Pieces (CBS, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.2    2nd week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.2    6th week

BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.2    5th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.2    5th week
3. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.3    5th week
    Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    5th week
5. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.4    7th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    6th week
7. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    5th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
    The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
14. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    6th week
17. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    4th week
      Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
     The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    5th week
     Blindspot (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
     Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week

TOP 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.8 million    7th week
2. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.5 million    7th week
3. Young Sheldon (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 12.4 million    3rd week
4. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 11.3 million    7th week
5. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.8 million     7th week
6. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.9 million    7th week
    Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.9 million    7th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    7th week
9. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.5 million    6th week
10. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.3 million    7th week
11. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 9.2 million    7th week
     Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.2 million    6th week
13. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.7 million    2nd week
14. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 8.1 million    6th week
15. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 7.9 million    7th week
16. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.8 million    7th week
17. MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 7.3 million    5th week
18. S.W.A.T. (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 6.6 million    2nd week
     Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 6.6 million    7th week
     Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 6.6 million    3rd week
     
BOTTOM 20 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Jane the Virgin (CW, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6 million    5th week
2. Dynasty (CW, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 0.7 million    5th week
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7 million    5th week
4. Valor (CW, Monday 9:00pm) - 1.1 million    5th week
5. Arrow (CW, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    5th week
    The Exorcist (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.3 million    6th week
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
    Riverdale (CW, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.5 million    5th week
10. Supernatural (CW, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.7 million    5th week
11. Supergirl (CW, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    5th week
     Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    7th week
13. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    5th week
14. 20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 2.2 million    7th week
      The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.2 million    6th week
16. The Toy Box (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 2.3 million    7th week
17. The Flash (CW, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
      Once Upon a Time (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    6th week
19. The Mayor (ABC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.6 million    4th week
20. Gotham (FOX, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.7 million    4th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Lucifer (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - NCIS (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    2nd week
Thursday - Mom (CBS)    1st week
Friday - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)    3rd week
Sunday - Family Guy (FOX)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Dancing with the Stars (ABC)    1st week
Tuesday - The Mick (FOX)    1st week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - None
Friday - Marvel's Inhumans (ABC)    2nd week
Sunday - Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)    2nd week