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Thursday, April 27, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/26/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Black-ish
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired

Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Empire
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

CW
8:00 Arrow
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The 100
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Wednesday night marked new episodes everywhere as we head into May Sweeps. ABC started things off with The Goldbergs, which was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its worst performance since May 2014, back in its first season when it aired on Tuesdays. It is one of the few veteran shows that has not hit or tied a series low in the demo this year but it's getting close to that mark (a 1.3). At 8:30pm, Speechless was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a series low. Modern Family had the week off so ABC went with two episodes of Black-ish. If ABC was trying to see if Black-ish could be an anchor, the results weren't great as the 9pm episode tied a series low. The regular 9:30pm episode actually built on the 9pm episode. At 10pm, Designated Survivor was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo, getting back to the 1.1 demo it was getting for several weeks after its hiatus. On FOX, Shots Fired was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Empire was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a new series low. Even Empire is heading to the 1s in the demo and could hit it before the end of the season.

It seems like the NBC Wednesday lineup is always in repeats, but it was new for the beginning of the stretch run. At 8pm, Blindspot continued to stay in the renewal conversation as it was even with its last airing three weeks ago. The other dramas took a small step back. Law & Order: SVU was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo while Chicago PD was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On CBS, Survivor was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Its 1.7 premiere for this edition seemed low, but it has gotten a 1.7 or 1.8 demo every week since. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ended the night also down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, Arrow was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while The 100 was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Survivor (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Black-ish (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, April 27

May Sweeps begins on Thursday night with new episodes across the board except for a special instead of a regular episode of Masterchef Junior. Kicking & Screaming has its season (and likely series) finale after that. The NFL Draft will take a lot of eyeballs away on Thursday night and it has always been rough on The Big Bang Theory so a new series low would certainly not be a surprise.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #290 "Don't Stop Me Now"
9:00 Scandal #102 "Mercy"
10:00 The Catch #18 "The Knock-Off"


CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #229 "The Cognition Regeneration"
8:30 The Great Indoors #20 "The Heartbreaker"
9:00 Mom #86 "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold"
9:30 Life in Pieces #42 "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript"
10:00 The Amazing Race


NBC
8:00 Superstore #32 "Cheyenne's Wedding"
8:30 Powerless #10 "No Consequence Day"
9:00 Chicago Med #39 "Deliver Us"

10:00 The Blacklist #85 "Philomena"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior: An Extra Serving (SPECIAL)
9:00 Kicking & Screaming (Season Finale)

CW
8:00 Supernatural #260 "The Future"
9:00 Riverdale #11 "To Riverdale and Back Again"

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PILOT REVIEW: Great News

GREAT NEWS











Starring: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Nicole Richie, Horatio Sanz, and John Michael Higgins

Created by Tracey Wigfield
Written by Tracey Wigfield, Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller

Great News is a late season entry by NBC from the people who brought us the acclaimed but niche 30 Rock. Taking place in a TV newsroom, it centers on a mother and daughter, Kate and Carol (Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin), who are pretty close until Carol starts working as an intern at the news station where Kate works. Meanwhile, Kate is trying to be more respected by her boss, Greg (Adam Campbell) and the news anchors Chuck and Portia (John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie). Rounding out the main cast is control room guy Justin (Horatio Sanz).

I never watched much of 30 Rock, but this seems to have the same kind of feel at first glance. The pilot was smart by starting the episode showing a loving relationship between mother and daughter. It allowed for the inevitable conflict when Carol joins the newsroom a bit more enjoyable because they had already established that there is fundamentally a sweet relationship.

Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin have genuine chemistry as mother and daughter and they both give winning performances here. I enjoy seeing Martin in pretty much anything. Another strong performance was surprisingly turned in by Nicole Richie, who is far past her Simple Life days with Paris Hilton. She was well-cast and funny. I found John Michael Higgins to be a funny part, but I thought he was overdoing it a bit. He can be very funny, but he tends to push too hard and unfortunately, this part is ripe for overacting.

Still, I think the groundwork was laid for a funny show. There are strong characters, a good conflict that a lot of stories can be mined from, and a fun setting. All the pieces are there but now the show needs to put it all together, which is often the case with new sitcoms. It needs time to gel and I think it will get there.

WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yep. I'm already watching the second episode!

CANCELLATION ALERT: Powerless

NBC quietly cancelled Powerless this week by pulling the final three episodes from the schedule. The superhero comedy was already pulled at the last minute a couple times for Trial & Error reruns but now there are no immediate plans to air these last three episodes, sealing its fate. Superstore will air repeats at 8pm leading into new episodes at 8:30pm for the next couple weeks.

RATINGS RECAP: 4/25/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 American Housewife (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Speechless (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Imaginary Mary
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Bull (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 48 Hours: NCIS
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Great News
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Great News
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Mick
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Prison Break
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CW
8:00 The Flash

Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 iZombie
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Tuesday night marked the last scripted series premiere before Upfronts and well it may not have lived up to its title, it wasn't horrible news for NBC. The new comedy Great News was well above recent Trial & Error episodes and even its premiere was only two tenths behind the premiere for Trial (which followed a 3.4 demo for the This is Us season finale). The 9:30pm episode dropped to a 1.0 demo, which equals the opening night demo for episode two of Trial. All in all, it might have put itself in consideration for Upfronts but we'll see how next week goes. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was up six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. CBS had a premiere of its own but the filler 48 Hours: NCIS, which followed repeats, skewed old and was mostly ignored.

On ABC, Imaginary Mary had to follow repeats and it was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was even in viewers and the demo for a third straight week. At 8:30pm, The Mick had a positive performance, rising two tenths from its lead-in. It was up a tenth in viewers and the demo from its last new episode. Prison Break finally stabilized at 9pm, rising four tenths in viewers and staying even in the demo. Finally on the CW, The Flash was new for the first time in a month and was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while iZombie was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Great News (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 48 Hours: NCIS (CBS)

RATINGS RECAP: 4/24/17

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Superior Donuts (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Kevin Can Wait (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Gotham

Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 APB
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Supergirl

Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Monday night, Gotham was back on FOX after three months off. It returned to tie a series low at a 1.0 demo. I guess it could have been worse for late April but it should have never been off the air. At 9pm, the season (and most certainly series) finale of APB was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. On ABC, Dancing with the Stars gave back last year's Disney-themed spike, dropping eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Quantico was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On NBC, The Voice continued to inch down, dropping three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Taken was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally, it was a rough night for the CW's return to new programming after a month as both shows hit new series lows. Supergirl was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo while Jane the Virgin was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for its first ever 0.2.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: None
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Jane the Virgin (CW)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, April 26

May Sweeps may not be officially starting until tomorrow but it feels like it's starting tonight with all new episodes across the board. The only unusual scheduling item is on ABC where they are double pumping Black-ish with two new episodes. Could they be trial ballooning Black-ish as an anchor?

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #92 "Fonzie Scheme"
8:30 Speechless #20 "R-u-n-Runaway"

9:00 Black-ish #21 "Sister, Sister"
9:30 Black-ish #22 "All Groan Up"
10:00 Designated Survivor #18 "Lazarus"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #275 "Unforgettable"
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #22 "Blowback"

NBC
8:00 Blindspot #42 "Regard a Mere Mad Rager"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #405 "The Newsroom"
10:00 Chicago PD #81 "Grasping for Salvation"

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired #6 "The Fire This Time"
9:00 Empire #44 "Love is a Smoke"


CW
8:00 Arrow #111 "Dangerous Liaisons"
9:00 The 100 #54 "DNR"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: April 17-23, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #31. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Past Week 31s:   2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.0    21st week
2. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.8    6th week
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    20th week
4. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    19th week
5. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    8th week
    NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    16th week
    Scandal (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3    6th week
    Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.3    5th week
9. American Housewife (CBS, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 1.2    4th week
10. Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.1    11th week
     Scorpion (CBS, Monday 10:00pm) - 1.1    1st week
     Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 1.1    3rd week
     NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.1    1st week
     Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.1    1st week
     America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.1    1st week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.3 million    21st week
2. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 11.2 million    14th week
3. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.3 million    19th week
4. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 10.2 million    15th week
5. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 9.9 million    25th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    21st week
7. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 9.4 million    18th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 8.9 million    18th week
9. Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 8.4 million    6th week
10. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.9 million    8th week
      Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 7.9 million    9th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.3    7th week
2. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.5    18th week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.5    18th week
4. APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.6    7th week
    The Catch (ABC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.6    4th week
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 0.6    6th week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.6    7th week
    The Toy Box (ABC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6    1st week
    Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6    21st week
    Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.6    5th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.3 million    6th week
2. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 1.6 million    14th week
3. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    15th week
4. Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.8 million    7th week
    American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 1.8 million    6th week
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    12th week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    Special Airing
8. Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.0 million    9th week
9. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.4 million    18th week
    Prison Break (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.4 million    1st week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Dancing with the Stars (ABC)    2nd week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    3rd week
Wednesday - Survivor (CBS)    1st week
Thursday - None
Friday - Dateline NBC (NBC)    2nd week
Sunday - Little Big Shots (NBC)    2nd week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 2 Broke Girls (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - Trial & Error (NBC)    3rd week
Wednesday - Shots Fired (FOX)    1st week
Thursday - The Catch (ABC)    2nd week
Friday - The Toy Box (ABC)    1st week
Sunday - American Crime (ABC)    3rd week

RATINGS RECAP: 4/23/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Match Game
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 Little Big Shots
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Making History
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Little Big Shots (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: American Crime (ABC)

RATINGS RECAP: 4/21/17

ABC
8:00 The Toy Box

Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 MacGyver (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 First Dates
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Lethal Weapon (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 The Originals (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 Reign (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Dateline NBC (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Toy Box (ABC)

RATINGS RECAP: 4/20/17

ABC
8:00 Scandal (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Catch
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 The Great Indoors (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 Supernatural (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 H1Z1: Fight for the Crown
Viewers: 0.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: None
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Catch (ABC)

RATINGS RECAP: 4/19/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Speechless (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired

Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Empire (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CW
8:00 Arrow (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1
9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Survivor (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Shots Fired (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, April 25

Tuesday night has two series premieres. NBC is premiering its newest comedy Great News, which has gotten a ton of promotion. Consider the fact that The Voice isn't all that strong at this point in the year and Trial & Error didn't do well in this slot, I don't have high hopes for this one. CBS has a bit of an afterthought with the series premiere of new docuseries 48 Hours: NCIS, which is more filler than anything else.

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 American Housewife (REPEAT)
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:30 Imaginary Mary #5 "In a World Where Worlds Collide"

10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #85 "All the Madame's Men"

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Bull (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours: NCIS (SERIES PREMIERE)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 Great News #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:30 Great News #2 "Bear Attack"

10:00 Chicago Fire #111 "Carry Their Legacy"

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #83 "The Last Ride"
8:30 The Mick #16 "The Implant"

9:00 Prison Break #85 "The Prisoner's Dilemma"

CW
8:00 The Flash #65 "The Once and Future Flash"
9:00 iZombie #36 "Wag the Tongue Slowly" 

Monday, April 24, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/18/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Imaginary Mary
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 13.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Trial & Error
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:30 Trial & Error
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Mick (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Prison Break
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CW
8:00 The Flash (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 iZombie
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Trial & Error (NBC)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, April 19-Monday, April 24

I will be gone until Monday so here is the rundown until then!!

WEDNESDAY

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

10:00 Designated Survivor #17 "The Ninth Seat"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #21 "Pankration"

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)

10:00 Chicago PD (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired #5 "Before the Storm"
9:00 Empire (REPEAT)

CW
8:00 Arrow (REPEAT)

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

THURSDAY

ABC
8:00 Scandal (REPEAT)
9:00 Scandal #101 "Trojan Horse"
10:00 The Catch #17 "The Birthday Party"


CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 The Great Indoors (REPEAT)
9:00 The Amazing Race
10:00 The Amazing Race

NBC
8:00 Superstore #31 "Spring Cleaning"
8:30 Powerless #9 "Emergency Punch-Up"
9:00 The Blacklist #83 "Dembe Zuma"
10:00 The Blacklist #84 "Requiem"


FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
9:00 Kicking & Screaming

CW
8:00 Supernatural (REPEAT)
9:00 H1Z1: Fight for the Crown (SPECIAL)


FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 The Toy Box
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

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

10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 First Dates
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #43 "Amparo & the American Dream"
9:00 You the Jury

CW
8:00 The Originals (REPEAT)
9:00 Reign (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 American Housewife (REPEAT)
8:30 American Housewife (REPEAT)
9:00 Black-ish (REPEAT)

9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20 Saturday

CBS
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
9:00 Training Day #9 "Bad Day at Aqua Mesa"

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 Stanley Cup Playoffs

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior (REPEAT)
9:00 You the Jury (REPEAT)


SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #129 "Where Bluebirds Fly"
9:00 Match Game
10:00 American Crime #28 "Season Three, Episode Seven"

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #189 "Battle Scars'
9:00 Madam Secretary #64 "Global Relief"

10:00 Elementary #117 "The Art of Sleights and Deception"

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
8:00 Little Big Shots
9:00 Chicago Justice #10 "Drill"
10:00 Shades of Blue #21 "Unpaid Debts"

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #124 "Zero Larp Thirty"
8:00 Bob's Burgers #125 "The Laser-inth"
8:30 Making History #6 "The Godfriender"
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #46 "Name 20 Picnics... Now!"


MONDAY

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Quantico #41 "MHORDER"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (REPEAT)
8:30 Man with a Plan (REPEAT)
9:00 Superior Donuts (REPEAT)

9:30 2 Broke Girls (REPEAT)
10:00 Scorpion (REPEAT)


NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Taken #9 "Gone"

FOX
8:00 Gotham #59 "How the Riddler Got His Name"
9:00 APB #12 "Ricochet" (Season Finale)


CW
8:00 Supergirl #38 "Ace Reporter"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #60 "Chapter Sixty"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/17/17

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 APB
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 Supergirl (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Monday night, a Disney themed night provided a surge for Dancing with the Stars on ABC. It was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best performance since this edition's premiere a month ago. But it provided absolutely no help to Quantico, which was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo to a new series low. There are reports that this might get renewed for a third season but that would be so foolish by ABC. On FOX, the season finale of 24: Legacy was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. It's on the bubble for next season and I really could see it going either way. I don't think it deserves to come back, but it might. At 9pm, APB was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On CBS, Kevin Can Wait was down a tenth in viewers and the demo to tie series lows. Man with a Plan and Superior Donuts were both up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. The season finale of 2 Broke Girls followed and was even with last week. This comedy lineup is nothing if not compatible. For Girls, it could have been the series finale but I tend to think it will get renewed for next year, although possibly held for midseason. At 10pm, Scorpion was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on NBC, The Voice was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Taken was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 2 Broke Girls (CBS)

WEEKLY RECAP: April 10-16, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #30. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Past Week 30s:   2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.5    21st week
2. Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.3    13th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.1    20th week
4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.8    20th week
5. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    18th week
6. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 1.6    5th week
    The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    19th week
8. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.3    7th week
    Scandal (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3    5th week
    Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.3    4th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 11.6 million    21st week
2. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.3 million    13th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 9.9 million    20th week
4. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.4 million    19th week
5. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 8.5 million    15th week
6. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 8.3 million    7th week
7. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 8.2 million    24th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 7.8 million    17th week
9. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 7.1 million    7th week
10. Mom (CBS, Thursday 9:00pm) - 6.9 million    7th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. You the Jury (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.3    2nd week
2. American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.4    6th week
3. Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
    Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    20th week
5. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.6    17th week
    APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.6    6th week
    Trial & Error (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 0.6    Special Airing
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Match Game (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    17th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. You the Jury (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.2 million    2nd week
2. American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 1.8 million    5th week
3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9 million    11th week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    6th week
5. Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.0 million    8th week
6. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.2 million    12th week
7. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.3 million    17th week
8. Match Game (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.4 million    1st week
9. Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    17th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    6th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Kevin Can Wait (CBS)    6th week
Tuesday - Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)    1st week
Wednesday - Empire (FOX)    3rd week
Thursday - Chicago Med (NBC)    5th week
Friday - 20/20 (ABC)    1st week
Sunday - Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees (CBS)    Special Airing

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Quantico (ABC)    6th week
Tuesday - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)    1st week
Wednesday - Designated Survivor (ABC)    2nd week
Thursday - Trial & Error (NBC)    Special Airing
Friday - You the Jury (FOX)    2nd week
Sunday - Elementary (CBS)    3rd week

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, April 18

Tuesday night has mostly new episodes. NBC has a two hour edition of The Voice followed by the season (and possibly series) finale of Trial & Error with back to back episodes in the 10pm hour. Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned very weakly for FOX and I'm not sure it will get better while Prison Break is likely not done dropping.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #188 "Adult Swim"
8:30 American Housewife #20 "The Walk"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #57 "The Masters"
9:30 Imaginary Mary #4 "Prom-Com"

10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #84 "No Regrets"

CBS
8:00 NCIS #327 "One Book, Two Covers"
9:00 Bull #19 "Bring it On"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #68 "Krewe"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Trial & Error #12 "The Defense Rests"
10:30 Trial & Error #13 "The Verdict" (Season Finale)

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #82 "Serve & Protect"
8:30 The Mick (REPEAT)
9:00 Prison Break #84 "The Liar"


CW
8:00 The Flash (REPEAT)
9:00 iZombie #35 "Eat, Pray, Liv"

RATINGS RECAP: 4/16/17

ABC
7:00 Inside Disney Nature: Wild Lives
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Match Game
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Making History (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Easter night, CBS had a surprisingly healthy performance from a Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees. It skewed old but still got over 10 million viewers, no small feat these days. I think that even surprised CBS. It didn't help Elementary, which was down nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The other networks were pretty steady. Perhaps they have fallen so low that Easter doesn't cause a dent like it used to. On ABC, Once Upon a Time was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, Match Game was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, and American Crime was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on NBC, Chicago Justice was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Shades of Blue was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Elementary (CBS)

Monday, April 17, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, April 17

Monday night has the season finale of 2 Broke Girls on CBS and it could end up being the series finale as the six year veteran was not picked up with the many other CBS shows. I think it deserves to come back, at least as filler, but we'll see. Everything else is new with its regular lineup except for the CW, which is in repeats. FOX has the season finale of 24: Legacy, which also may or may not be a series finale but I tend to think it will come back.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Quantico #40 "KUMONK"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #22 "Quiet Diet"
8:30 Man with a Plan #19 "Spring Fling"
9:00 Superior Donuts #11 "Wage Against the Machine"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #138 "And the 2 Broke Girls - The Movie" (Season Finale)
10:00 Scorpion #68 "Strife on Mars"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Taken #8 "Leah"

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #12 "11:00PM-12:00AM" (Season Finale)
9:00 APB #11 "Pandora's Box"

CW
8:00 Supergirl (REPEAT)
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (REPEAT)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, April 16

Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday brings some new episodes sprinkled with repeats and specials. Historically, this has been a down night for the broadcast networks and given how ugly Sundays have been recently, it could get really ugly tonight for the ABC and NBC dramas.

ABC
7:00 Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives (SPECIAL)
8:00 Once Upon a Time #128 "Awake"
9:00 Match Game
10:00 American Crime #27 "Season Three, Episode Six"


CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees (SPECIAL)
10:00 Elementary #116 "High Heat"

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
8:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
9:00 Chicago Justice #9 "Comma"
10:00 Shades of Blue #20 "A House Divided"


FOX
7:00 Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade (SPECIAL)

7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/14/17

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 The Toy Box
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 First Dates
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 You the Jury
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

CW
8:00 The Originals
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On a very soft Friday night, nothing was above a 1.0 demo. That's not too surprising given the spring ratings drops and the fact that it's Easter weekend. On ABC, week two of The Toy Box was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from its premiere. Shark Tank was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while 20/20 was down three tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. On CBS, the season finale of MacGyver was even in viewers but down a tenth in the demo for a series low. It wasn't a great way to go out but it's already been renewed for a second season. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Blue Bloods was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On NBC, First Dates was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Dateline NBC was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Rosewood was even but week two of You the Jury was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a horrible 0.3. I know it's Friday night in April, but will FOX even keep this on the air? Finally on the CW, The Originals was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Reign was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Reports are that The Originals is still very much on the bubble but it deserves to come back considering it's doing as well as iZombie, The 100, and Riverdale in a more difficult situation.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: 20/20 (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: You the Jury (FOX)

Friday, April 14, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/13/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 The Catch
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Trial & Error
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 Supernatural

Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Riverdale
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Thursday night, ABC saw small gains for its veteran dramas and their big episodes. Grey's Anatomy was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. The 100th episode of Scandal followed and was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Yes, it went up but this was a heavily promoted episode and it could only go up a tenth. Scandal's ceiling seems to be getting lower and lower. At 10pm, The Catch was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down 1.1 million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a new series low. The Great Indoors was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Mom was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Life in Pieces was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, The Amazing Race was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo.

On NBC, a special airing of Trial & Error led off the night and definitely hurt its already small chances for a renewal with a series low 0.6 demo. At 8:30pm, Powerless was even. Despite anemic 0.6 demo lead-ins, Chicago Med was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a solid 1.1. This show has really been up and down in terms of its performance this spring. At 10pm, the season finale of The Blacklist: Redemption was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Aside from one Voice-fueled night, it got 0.7 or 0.8 demos for its entire run. I doubt it comes back for a second season. On FOX, Masterchef Junior was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Kicking & Screaming was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for a new series low. Finally on the CW, Supernatural and Riverdale were both even.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago Med (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Trial & Error (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15

FRIDAY
Friday night brings week two of all the unscripted shows that premiered last week. They all premiered pretty low so I don't think the drops will severe but I don't think any of them will miraculously go up.

ABC
8:00 The Toy Box
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #21 "Cigar Cutter"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #165 "Waimaka 'ele'ele"
10:00 Blue Bloods #153 "No Retreat, No Surrender"

NBC
8:00 First Dates
9:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #42 "Calliphoridae & Country Roads"
9:00 You the Jury


CW
8:00 The Originals #71 "I Hear You Knocking"
9:00 Reign #71 "Pulling Strings"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: The Ten Commandments

CBS
8:00 Ransom #13 "Bulletproof" (Season Finale)
9:00 Training Day #8 "Blurred Lines"
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

FOX
8:00 UFC Fight Night

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/12/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Speechless (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Black-ish (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Empire
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3

CW
8:00 Arrow (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Wednesday night, only the FOX lineup was completely new with its regular lineup. Shots Fired was down a tenth in viewers and the demo at 8pm but Empire managed to stop the recent bleeding and was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo at 9pm. On CBS, Survivor was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Two episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders followed. The 9pm episode was up slightly from regular Borders episodes but down from usual episodes of the mothership. The 10pm episode was up a tenth in viewers and the demo from last week. Finally on ABC, only Designated Survivor was new and it felt the effects of following repeats as it dropped four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a new series low at 0.9. It has been doing well in DVR and came back from its hiatus better than expected, but it has had a tall order. With the drops for Survivor and Shots Fired, the only new dramas this year that have not gone below a 1.0 demo are This is Us, Lethal Weapon, Star, and Bull.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Empire (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Designated Survivor (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, April 13

Thursday night has new episodes across the board. ABC has the 100th episode of Scandal. It's coming off a series low but could pop back up a bit for the big episode. NBC is airing a special episode of Trial & Error instead of Superstore at 8pm, which could set the lineup off on a bad foot.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #289 "In the Air Tonight"
9:00 Scandal #100 "The Decision"
10:00 The Catch #16 "The Hard Drive"

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #228 "The Separation Agitation"
8:30 The Great Indoors #19 "Ricky Leaks"
9:00 Mom #85 "Tantric Sex and the Sprouted Flute"
9:30 Life in Pieces #41 "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly"

10:00 The Amazing Race

NBC
8:00 Trial & Error #11 "Unusual Suspect"
8:30 Powerless #8 "Van v Emily: Dawn of Justice"
9:00 Chicago Med #38 "Generation Gap"

10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption #8 "Whitehall" Part 2

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
9:00 Kicking & Screaming

CW
8:00 Supernatural #259 "The Memory Remains"

9:00 Riverdale #10 "The Lost Weekend"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/11/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 Imaginary Mary
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Bull (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Trial & Error
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Trial & Error
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Chicago Fire (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 The Mick
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Prison Break
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CW
8:00 The Flash (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 iZombie
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

The spring doldrums are definitely here with another bad night for the broadcast networks. FOX had the return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine after over three months off and it did not go well as the veteran comedy hit a new series low with a 0.7 demo. FOX has put a ton of shows on long hiatuses this year and that's always a risk, even for comedies. At 8:30pm, The Mick was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo despite the lower lead-in. At 9pm, week two of Prison Break took a big tumble, falling six tenths in viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo from its premiere. This isn't surprising, but also not a good sign. NBC aired a clip show of The Voice, which did OK, but Trial & Error finally stabilized despite the lead-in drop. It was even in the demo for the 9pm episode and actually up a tenth in the demo at 9:30. It will air a special Thursday episode before the two episode season finale next week.

On ABC, The Middle was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low. American Housewife also fell to a series low, dropping a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, Fresh Off the Boat was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. For whatever reason, this show has held up much better in recent weeks than the other comedies. Week two in its regular timeslot meant another drop for Imaginary Mary as it was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It's basically the same as The Real O'Neals. At 10pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, iZombie followed a repeat of The Flash and was down a tenth in viewers and the demo to new series lows.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, April 12

It's a very quiet Wednesday night with only FOX having its regular lineup. If Empire goes down again against repeats on ABC, NBC, and CW and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on CBS, that's a problem. CBS is double pumping Beyond Borders, which probably won't go well for them.

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

10:00 Designated Survivor #16 "Party Lines"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #19 "Cinderella and the Dragon"
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #20 "La Huesuda"

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (REPEAT)

10:00 Chicago PD (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Shots Fired #4 "Truth"
9:00 Empire #43 "My Naked Villainy"

CW
8:00 Arrow (REPEAT)
9:00 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)
9:30 Whose Line is it Anyway? (REPEAT)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/10/17

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 APB
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 Supergirl (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Monday night, CBS has a steady but low night. The best performance came from Kevin Can Wait, which was up a tenth in viewers and the demo for a 1.2. Everything else had a 1.0 demo. Man with a Plan was even, Superior Donuts was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, 2 Broke Girls was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, and Scorpion was down a tenth in viewers and the demo to a new series low. On ABC, Dancing with the Stars was down two tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo while Quantico was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On NBC, The Voice was down a tenth in viewers and the demo while Taken was down half a million viewers and even in the demo. Finally on FOX, 24: Legacy was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while APB was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Kevin Can Wait (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Quantico (ABC)

WEEKLY RECAP: April 3-9, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #29. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows). It also does not cover CW in the ratings section to make past year comparisons more accurate.

Past Week 29s:   2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.7    20th week
2. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.2    19th week
    Empire (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.2    12th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.9    18th week
    Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.9    19th week
6. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    17th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.7    19th week
8. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    15th week
    The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    15th week
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.6    11th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 13.8 million    20th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 12.6 million    20th week
3. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 11.6 million    23rd week
4. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 11.1 million    18th week
5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.5 million    12th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 10.0 million    19th week
7. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.8 million    18th week
8. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 9.5 million    16th week
    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 9.5 million    17th week
10. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 8.9 million    14th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. You the Jury (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    1st week (NEW SHOW)
    American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.4    5th week
3. Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.5    19th week
4. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.6    16th week
    APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 0.6    4th week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.6    5th week
8. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    14th week
    Trial & Error (NBC, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 0.7    1st week
    Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
    The Catch (ABC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
    The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
    Match Game (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
    Shades of Blue (NBC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. You the Jury (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.5 million    1st week (NEW SHOW)
2. American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 1.7 million    4th week
3. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.0 million    22nd week
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.0 million    7th week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.0 million    5th week
6. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.1 million    11th week
7. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.2 million
8. Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 2.5 million    16th week
9. APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 2.6 million    1st week
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    5th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - NCAA Tournament Championship (CBS)    Special Airing
Tuesday - Prison Break (FOX)    1st week (NEW SHOW)
Wednesday - Blindspot (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - Mom (CBS)    1st week
Friday - The Originals (CW)    2nd week
Sunday - 60 Minutes (CBS)    7th week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Taken (NBC)    1st week
Tuesday - American Housewife (ABC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)    3rd week
Thursday - Superstore (NBC)    2nd week
Friday - You the Jury (FOX)    1st week (NEW SHOW)
Sunday - Once Upon a Time (ABC)    2nd week

RATINGS RECAP: 4/9/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Match Game
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
7:00 Masters Championship Overrun
Viewers: 15.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
8:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 Little Big Shots
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)

Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Making History (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Sunday night, CBS had the Masters Golf Championship airing into the evening and it pushed the whole lineup back an hour and preempted Elementary entirely. 60 Minutes was up 2.1 million viewers and half a demo point, benefiting from the Masters lead-in. Both NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary were down big from their last airings which had a March Madness halo effect boosting their ratings. It was another horrible Sunday for ABC with nothing above a 0.7 demo. America's Funniest Home Videos was hit by the Masters and down from last week's repeat. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a new series low. At this point, I think we would know if it was getting cancelled but you never know with ABC especially after their treatment of Nashville and Castle last year. At 9pm, Match Game was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while American Crime ended the night down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on NBC, Little Big Shots was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, Chicago Justice was down four tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo, and Shades of Blue was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: 60 Minutes (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Once Upon a Time (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, April 11

Tuesday night has the return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on FOX. It hasn't been on since New Year's Day but I think it will return to New Girl type numbers. Later in the night, Prison Break has its second episode and a big drop wouldn't shock me. Elsewhere, CBS is in repeats and NBC has a recap of The Voice which could lead to more lows for Trial & Error. ABC is fully new and could be up a bit with less competition.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #187 "The Confirmation"
8:30 American Housewife #19 "The Polo Match"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #56 "Driving Miss Jenny"
9:30 Imaginary Mary #3 "The Parent-y Trap"
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #83 "Identity and Change"

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Bull (REPEAT)

10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice: Road to the Live Shows
9:00 Trial & Error #9 "Opening Statements"
9:30 Trial & Error #10 "A Hostile Jury"
10:00 Chicago Fire (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #81 "The Audit"
8:30 The Mick #15 "The Sleepover"
9:00 Prison Break #83 "Kaniel Outis"


CW
8:00 The Flash (REPEAT)
9:00 iZombie #34 "Zombie Knows Best"

Monday, April 10, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, April 10

Monday night has new episodes on all the networks except for the CW. Dancing with the Stars and The Voice had to contend with the NCAA Championship last week so they could pop back up a bit. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see more lows for the CBS and FOX lineups.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
10:00 Quantico #39 "ODYOKE"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #21 "Kenny Can Wait"
8:30 Man with a Plan #18 "The Blame Game"
9:00 Superior Donuts #10 "Painted Love"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #137 "And the Rock Me on the Dais"
10:00 Scorpion #67 "Rock Block"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Taken #7 "Solo"

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #11 "10:00PM-11:00PM"
9:00 APB #10 "Strange Bedfellows"

CW
8:00 Supergirl (REPEAT)
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (REPEAT)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, April 9

Sunday night has FOX in reruns but the other networks with their regular lineups. CBS has the Masters in the afternoon which could bleed into the primetime lineup and definitely help it. 60 Minutes will definitely benefit and NCIS: Los Angeles could get a small bump.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #127 "Mother's Little Helper"
9:00 Match Game
10:00 American Crime #26 "Season Three, Episode Five"

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #188 "From Havana With Love"
9:00 Madam Secretary #63 "Good Bones"
10:00 Elementary #115 "High Heat"


NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
8:00 Little Big Shots
9:00 Chicago Justice #8 "Lily's Law"
10:00 Shades of Blue #19 "Fracture"

FOX
7:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 Making History (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (REPEAT)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/7/17

ABC
8:00 The Toy Box
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 First Dates
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 You the Jury
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CW
8:00 The Originals
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

Friday night brought three unscripted premieres. There weren't really any winners but there was definitely a clear loser and that was on FOX. On ABC, the Eric Stonestreet hosted The Toy Box premiered to 4.1 million viewers and a 0.8 demo. This was just a bit below recent numbers for the comedies in the hour. At 9pm, Shark Tank was new for the first time since February 24 and down a million viewers and two tenths in the demo, but that was a high showing back in February so this isn't bad especially with so many weeks off. At 10pm, 20/20 was up half a million viewers and even in the demo. CBS had their three dramas tie series lows in the demo. MacGyver was even, Hawaii Five-0 was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, and Blue Bloods was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo.

On NBC, First Dates premiered to 3.8 million viewers and a 0.8 demo, which was almost exactly even with The Toy Box. I'd say this was more of an over-performance because The Toy Box is part of a better lineup and got more promotion. At 9pm, Dateline NBC was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Rosewood was even to start the night. While The Toy Box and First Dates had passable performances, FOX's You the Jury was completely ignored with 1.5 million viewers and a 0.4 demo. It'll probably get to keep airing here and it's not too much lower than Sleepy Hollow, but it's still a bad performance. Finally on the CW, The Originals was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Reign was even.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Originals (CW)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: You the Jury (FOX)

Friday, April 7, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 4/6/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Catch
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 Supernatural

Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Riverdale
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Thursday night, TGIT followed up its good week with a really bad showing and new series lows for veterans Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Grey's was down four tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo while Scandal was down a rough 1.5 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. For Grey's, it was a new series low by two tenths. For Scandal, it was an ugly 1.2 demo a week before its 100th episode. At 10pm, The Catch was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. CBS had a pretty solid week with every show even or up. At 8pm, The Big Bang Theory was down two tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo from last week's series low. At 8:30pm, The Great Indoors was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Perhaps the best night was had by Mom, which was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9:30pm, Life in Pieces was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 10pm, week two of The Amazing Race was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On NBC, Superstore crashed to tie a new series low as it was down 1.1 million viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo for a new series low. The last time it hit a 0.8 demo was a one-off airing over the Christmas/New Years week in December 2015. At 8:30pm, Powerless was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Chicago Med followed and was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo from last week's series low. At 10pm, The Blacklist: Redemption was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Masterchef Junior was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, tying a series low set in November 2015, while Kicking & Screaming was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, Supernatural and Riverdale were both down a tenth in viewers and the demo to tie series lows in the latter categories.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Mom (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Superstore (NBC)