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Sunday, February 26, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 26

Sunday night is Oscar night. Last year's "Oscars so white" telecast hosted by Chris Rock delivered 34.4 million viewers and a 10.5 demo, which was the worst viewer total since 2008 and the worst demo ever. This year's ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, doesn't seem to have a ton of buzz so I think it could be even a bit lower than last year. Of course, those are still dominating numbers so the other networks are taking the night off.

ABC
7:00 Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet (SPECIAL)
8:30 89th Annual Academy Awards (SPECIAL)

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 60 Minutes
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)


NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 MOVIE: Neighbors

FOX
7:00 Son of Zorn (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy (REPEAT)

9:30 Family Guy (REPEAT)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/24/17

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

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Emerald City
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Friday night, CBS saw MacGyver back on the upswing. After tying the series low last week, it was down two tenths in viewers but up two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Hawaii Five-0 was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On ABC, Last Man Standing was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while Dr. Ken was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Shark Tank was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while 20/20 ended the night up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On NBC, Grimm was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, Emerald City was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, and Dateline NBC was up seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Rosewood and Sleepy Hollow were both even. Finally on the CW, The Vampire Diaries was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Reign was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

Friday, February 24, 2017

CANCELLATION ALERT: Doubt

In the first instance of the entire 2016-17 season, a show has been pulled early from the schedule. CBS has yanked Doubt after just two airings. It will be replaced by a Bull repeat this coming week and then the new season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders starting March 8.

While CBS isn't officially calling it a cancellation, this is the first time a show has been pulled immediately from a schedule. There was one show with its order trimmed (Notorious) and several other shows that did not get additional episodes ordered. But this is the first to be instantly pulled. How crazy that it took until February.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/23/17

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

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 13.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Training Day
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 My Kitchen Rules
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Riverdale
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Thursday night, NBC premiered The Blacklist: Redemption to poor results. But first up, Superstore was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo and Powerless was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The Blacklist returned to its 9pm slot for one week to be a lead-in to the spinoff but it couldn't do any better than its been doing at 10pm lately with a weak 0.9 demo. Then The Blacklist: Redemption premiered to a weak 0.8 demo. This might have been a good idea a couple years ago but people are pretty much over The Blacklist now so it's no surprise that the spinoff was ignored. On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while the next three sitcoms each slipped a tenth in the demo. In total viewers, The Great Indoors and Mom were down half a million viewers and Life in Pieces was down three tenths in viewers. At 10pm, Training Day was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Now that Doubt has been pulled, Training Day is probably safe to air out its full run.

On ABC, Grey's Anatomy was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. The two hour season finale of How to Get Away with Murder followed and was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to tie a season high. This show has declined of course but it quietly had a very steady year, never going lower than a 1.1 demo or higher than a 1.5 demo. It will most likely return in the same Thursday 10pm slot in Fall 2017. On FOX, Masterchef Junior was up a tenth in viewers and the demo while My Kitchen Rules was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, Supernatural was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Riverdale sunk to its first 0.3 demo, dropping a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25

FRIDAY
It's another quiet Friday night with everything new except a repeat of Blue Bloods on CBS. Should be a quiet night!

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #126 "Take Me to Church"
8:30 Dr. Ken #40 "Allison Finds a Lump"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #17 "Ruler"

9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #161 "E malama pono"
10:00 Blue Bloods (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Grimm #118 "The Son Also Rises"
9:00 Emerald City #9 "The Villain That's Become"

10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #39 "Radiation & Rough Landings"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #57 "Sick Burn"

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries #169 "It's Been a Hell of a Ride"
9:00 Reign #65 "Leaps of Faith"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
8:30 NBA Basketball: Chicago at Cleveland

CBS
8:00 Ransom #8 "Say What You Did"
9:00 48 Hours
10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 NHL Hockey: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

FOX
8:00 Premier Boxing Champions

Thursday, February 23, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/22/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Match Game
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Hunted
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Doubt
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Star
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CW
8:00 Arrow

Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The 100
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Wednesday night, ABC's comedy lineup was close to last week. The Goldbergs and Speechless were both down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Modern Family managed to cling to a 2.0 demo again as it was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The viewer total was a new series low. Black-ish was the only comedy to rise. It was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Match Game was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On CBS, Hunted was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. This has quietly been a very steady show. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was even with last week. Week two of Doubt was down 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's DOA premiere. I have to think CBS is going to pull this or Training Day very soon with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on deck. My guess is this one with a late March/early April premiere for Borders but we'll see.

On NBC, Blindspot was even to start off the night. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Chicago PD closed out the night even with last week. FOX aired the just renewed combo of Lethal Weapon and Star. Weapon was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo and Star was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, Arrow was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a new series low. This show has really fallen apart this year for the CW. It is right with the pack instead of being above them all with The Flash. At 9pm, The 100 was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo for a fourth straight week.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Black-ish (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Arrow (CW)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, February 23

Thursday night has the series premiere of The Blacklist: Redemption, a spinoff of The Blacklist, on NBC. This seemed suspect when it was ordered in May and is even more so now that The Blacklist has fallen as low as a 0.9 demo. If The Blacklist doesn't get a lot of interest anymore, it seems very unlikely that the spinoff will. This seems like it could be yet another 10pm premiere that will possibly premiere below a 1.0 demo. Elsewhere, ABC has a two hour season finale of How to Get Away with Murder, which has been stable for several weeks and gets to air its first hour behind Grey's Anatomy. The Big Bang Theory fell below a 3.0 demo for the first time since 2008 last week, we'll see if it can rebound this week.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #283 "Back Where You Belong"
9:00 How to Get Away with Murder #44/45 "He Made a Terrible Mistake/Wes" (Season Finale)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #224 "The Comic-Con Conundrum"
8:30 The Great Indoors #14 "Friends Like These"
9:00 Mom #81 "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin"
9:30 Life in Pieces #37 "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained"
10:00 Training Day #4 "Code of Honor"

NBC
8:00 Superstore #27 "Wellness Fair"
8:30 Powerless #4 "Emily Dates a Henchman"
9:00 The Blacklist #82 "The Apothecary"
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption #1 "Leland Bray" (SERIES PREMIERE)

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
9:00 My Kitchen Rules

CW
8:00 Supernatural #254 "Family Feud"
9:00 Riverdale #5 "Heart of Darkness"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: Lethal Weapon, Star

After renewing The Mick yesterday, FOX announced today that two more freshmen have gotten a second season. The Wednesday pair of Lethal Weapon and Star both got second seasons which was not a surprise. Lethal Weapon has been a solid Wednesday lead off all season whether leading into Empire or Star. It is a much needed procedural success story for FOX. Star has bridged the Empire gap and while the Lee Daniels show is certainly no Empire, it has been steady for quite awhile after a couple rough early drops.

These two dramas join The Mick, Bob's Burgers, Empire, Hell's Kitchen, Lucifer, and The Simpsons as official renewals for 2017-18. I won't rehash all of the rest of the FOX shows after going over it yesterday.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/21/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Wall
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 New Girl

Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 The Mick
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Bones
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 The Flash
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

On Tuesday night, the NBC dramas were on the upswing after Valentine's Day last week. The Wall was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo for its last airing for now. It will be back at some point, could be as soon as late spring or as late as next season. At 9pm, This is Us was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Chicago Fire closed out the night up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On CBS, NCIS was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a new series low. Now it's just one of those many shows stuck in the 1s in the demo but its total viewer count still sets it apart. At 9pm, Bull was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while NCIS: New Orleans was back down after last week's crossover bounce. It was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

On ABC, everything was within a tenth of last week. The Middle was even while American Housewife was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, Fresh Off the Boat recovered a bit from last week's drop as it was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The Real O'Neals followed and was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Finally, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, New Girl was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while the just-renewed The Mick was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for a series low. Go figure but I still think it deserved a renewal. At 9pm, Bones was down a tenth in viewers and the demo. Finally, the CW lineup returned from a week off and The Flash was down a tenth in viewers and the demo while DC's Legends of Tomorrow was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: This is Us (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Mick (FOX)

WEEKLY RECAP: February 13-19, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #22. 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 22s:  2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.8    16th week
2. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.4    7th week
    This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.4    15th week
4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.1    13th week
5. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.0    13th week
6. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    12th week
    The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    10th week
8. Speechless (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 1.6    5th week
    Scandal (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.6    4th week
    The Great Indoors (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 1.6    6th week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 15.3 million    15th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.5 million    16th week
3. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.6 million    14th week
4. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.4 million    17th week
5. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 10.3 million    10th week
6. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.2 million    15th week
7. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.6 million    12th week
8. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.0 million    11th week
9. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 8.6 million    12th week
10. The Great Indoors (CBS, Thursday 8:30pm) - 8.0 million    3rd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    7th week
2. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.6    12th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    12th week
    Emerald City (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    7th week
    Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.6    16th week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.6    2nd week
7. Timeless (NBC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
    Training Day (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
    My Kitchen Rules (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    To Tell the Truth (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    3rd week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.7    14th week
    Son of Zorn (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.7    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Son of Zorn (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.6 million    9th week
2. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.8 million    7th week
3. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.0 million    8th week
4. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.1 million    14th week
    New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.1 million    16th week
    My Kitchen Rules (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.1 million    6th week
7. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    8th week
8. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 2.4 million    10th week
    The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
10. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.5 million    7th week
     Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.5 million    3rd week
     Emerald City (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    6th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Superior Donuts (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    2nd week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    1st week
Thursday - The Great Indoors (CBS)    3rd week
Friday - None
Sunday - NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)    3rd week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - APB (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)    1st week
Wednesday - Doubt (CBS)    1st week (NEW SHOW)
Thursday - Masterchef Junior (FOX)    1st week
Friday - MacGyver (CBS)    1st week
Sunday - Son of Zorn (FOX)    2nd week

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, February 22

Wednesday night has all new episodes across the board. Doubt had a DOA premiere so I don't think there's much that can happen in week two to change its fortune. Modern Family came close to dipping into the 1s for the first time last week. Could this be the week it happens?

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #86 "So Swayze It's Crazy"
8:30 Speechless #16 "O-s-Oscar P-a-Party"
9:00 Modern Family #180 "Heavy is the Head"

9:30 Black-ish #64 "One Angry Man"
10:00 Match Game

CBS
8:00 Hunted
9:00 Criminal Minds #269 "Collision Course"
10:00 Doubt #2 "Then and Now"

NBC
8:00 Blindspot #38 "Draw O Caesar, Erase a Coward"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #402 "No Surrender"

10:00 Chicago PD #76 "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #16 "Unnecessary Roughness"
9:00 Star #9 "Alibi"

CW
8:00 Arrow #106 "The Sin-Eater"
9:00 The 100 #49 "A Lie Guarded"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/20/17

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior All-Stars
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Timeless
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 APB
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CW
8:00 Supergirl
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Monday night, the most sturdy franchise on TV had another great night for ABC. The Bachelor was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season high. Broadcast TV keeps declining and The Bachelor just keeps on ticking. At 10pm, Quantico was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On CBS, Kevin Can Wait was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Man with a Plan was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Superior Donuts was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. After a couple solid weeks, this was a weaker showing but I still feel pretty good about its chances. At 9:30pm, 2 Broke Girls was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Scorpion ended the night also down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

NBC aired a fairly young-skewing American Ninja Warrior special at 8pm ahead of next week's return of The Voice. It was followed by the season finale of Timeless, which was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It recovered some from its ugly 0.6 demo a couple weeks ago but I don't think it recovered enough to get a renewal. I wouldn't completely count it out yet though. It was another rough night for the new FOX lineup. 24: Legacy was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo while APB was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in th edemo to a very weak 0.8. I get why FOX wanted to try this new lineup but it's already weaker than the Gotham/Lucifer combo. Finally on the CW, Supergirl was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Jane the Virgin was even.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Bachelor (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: APB (FOX)

RENEWAL ALERT: The Mick

FOX announced today that it has renewed freshman comedy The Mick for a second season. The Kaitlin Olson sitcom got a strong premiere airing out of an NFL doubleheader on the last Sunday of the regular season. Then given a tough Tuesday 8:30pm timeslot, it has had a small but loyal audience and has often built on its New Girl lead-in. FOX seemed to really be behind it from the start and considering the number of problems FOX is having, The Mick is doing just fine.

The Mick joins Bob's Burgers, Empire, Hell's Kitchen, Lucifer, and The Simpsons as official renewals for next season. Sure to join them are Family Guy, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, and Masterchef Junior. It's looking good for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Star. On the bubble is 24: Legacy, The Last Man on Earth, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl, Rosewood, and Sleepy Hollow. Finally, it's not looking good for APB, The Exorcist, Pitch, Scream Queens, and Son of Zorn though a surprise renewal for one of those shows in the last group wouldn't shock me. Still to premiere is Making History, Kicking & Screaming, Making History, and the return of Prison Break.

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, February 21

Tuesday night has regular lineups across the board. NBC has the last scheduled airing of The Wall because The Voice is coming back but we could still see The Wall before next season, perhaps in late spring or summer. Valentine's Day did not cause major drops but we could still see a couple shows like This is Us or Fresh Off the Boat swing back up from last week's small drops.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #183 "Dental Hijinks"
8:30 American Housewife #15 "The Man Date"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #51 "The Gloves are Off"
9:30 The Real O'Neals #26 "The Real Confirmation"
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #81 "Self Control"


CBS
8:00 NCIS #322 "A Many Splendored Thing"
9:00 Bull #15 "What's Your Number?"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #62 "End of the Line"

NBC
8:00 The Wall
9:00 This is Us #16 "Memphis"
10:00 Chicago Fire #106 "Purgatory"

FOX
8:00 New Girl #133 "Rumspringa"

8:30 The Mick #10 "The Baggage"
9:00 Bones #242 "The Grief and the Girl"

CW
8:00 The Flash #59 "Attack on Gorilla City"
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow #28 "Camelot/3000"

Monday, February 20, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/19/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Movie: Tangled
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 To Tell the Truth
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 The Good Fight
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 Son of Zorn (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
7:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Son of Zorn
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

On a Sunday night with no major events, it was very quiet across the board. On CBS, 60 Minutes was up two million viewers but down two tenths in the demo. It was followed by the sneak preview of new CBS All-Access series The Good Fight. It skewed very old with a 0.7 demo but it did deliver 7.2 million viewers and demos don't matter for streaming services. It may be awhile before we find out if this ultimately was a successful experiment. Despite a special time and following a 0.7 demo, NCIS: Los Angeles was solid with a 1.1 at 9pm. Elementary ended the night down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo with its last airing. On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. After an airing of Tangled, the last scheduled To Tell the Truth (for now) tied a series low at 10pm. A special saluting NBC's 90th Anniversary was mostly ignored. Maybe it will do better for a 100th anniversary event in 10 years. Finally on FOX, everything was just up a tenth in the demo from last week's really low airings against the Grammys. They should have done better here and it wasn't a good end for the season finale of Son of Zorn.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Son of Zorn (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, February 20

Monday night has the season finale of Timeless. The show was firmly on the bubble but it's ugly drop a couple weeks ago probably sealed its fate and this will be a series finale. Earlier in the night, they are airing an American Ninja Warrior special to bridge The New Celebrity Apprentice, which ended last week, and next week's return of The Voice. Elsewhere, the FOX lineup will try to stabilize after drops last week including a big one for APB.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
10:00 Quantico #35 "EPICSHELTER"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #18 "Neighborhood Watch"
8:30 Man with a Plan #14 "Kate's First Date"
9:00 Superior Donuts #4 "Trust Me"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #133 "And the Jessica Schmessica"

10:00 Scorpion #63 "Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap"

NBC
8:00 American Ninja Warrior: All-Stars (SPECIAL)
10:00 Timeless #16 "The Red Scare" (Season Finale)

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #4 "3:00PM-4:00PM"
9:00 APB #3 "Hate of Comrades"

CW
8:00 Supergirl #33 "Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #56 "Chapter Fifty-Six"

Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 19

Sunday night is a quieter Sunday between last week's Grammy Awards and next week's Academy Awards. There are a couple specials including a 90th Anniversary of NBC which should do ok. CBS is offering a preview of its spinoff of The Good Wife, The Good Fight. It will air one episode on CBS before moving to a streaming-only show on CBS All Access. ABC is airing another movie while FOX has the season finale of Son of Zorn, which is on the bubble but I think is closer to cancelled than renewed.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos

8:00 MOVIE: Tangled
10:00 To Tell the Truth

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 The Good Fight #1 "Inauguration" (SPECIAL)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #183 "Payback"
10:00 Elementary #110 "Rekt in Real Life"

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary (SPECIAL)

FOX
7:00 Son of Zorn (REPEAT)
7:30 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #611 "The Cad and the Hat"

8:30 Son of Zorn #13 "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Season Finale)
9:00 Family Guy #282 "The Finer Strings"
9:30 Bob's Burgers #117 "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business"

Saturday, February 18, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/17/17

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 Grimm
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Emerald City
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Rosewood

Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

It was a generally down to even Friday night for the broadcast networks. On CBS, MacGyver tied a series low by dropping eight tenths in viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo. Hawaii Five-0 was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Blue Bloods was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. On ABC, Last Man Standing was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Dr. Ken was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Shark Tank was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, 20/20 was down half a million viewers and even in the demo. On NBC, Grimm was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo, Emerald City was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, and Dateline NBC was down three tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Rosewood was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Sleepy Hollow was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, The Vampire Diaries and Reign were both down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Fridays are pretty boring to report on!

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: None
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: MacGyver (CBS)

Friday, February 17, 2017

PILOT REVIEW: Doubt

DOUBT












Starring: Katherine Heigl, Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, with Steven Pasquale, and Elliott Gould

Created by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan
Written by Joan Rater & Tony Phelan, Directed by Adam Bernstein

Doubt is a new legal drama with a great cast but a pretty standard story. Sadie Ellis (Katherine Heigl) is top attorney who has fallen for one of her clients, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale). Her firm includes TV veterans Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker, and Elliott Gould.

The strongest element to this show is definitely the cast. I am not always a Katherine Heigl fan but she has found a much better vehicle for herself here than State of Affairs, where she was horribly miscast. This is a better role but also she's more of an ensemble which also works better. The rest of the cast is notable too. Elliott Gould is a standout early on and the show got a lot of attention due to the casting of Laverne Cox. The show makes a passing reference to transgender issues but otherwise seems to purposely make it no big deal. Additionally, I have liked Dule Hill since The West Wing and Dreama Walker was the only thing I liked about Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. On top of that, we had Donna Murphy and Judith Light in guest roles.

The story and the script isn't bad but it's also nothing special. However, a strong cast can elevate average material and that seems quite likely to happen with Doubt. The biggest problem is I'm not totally invested in what appears to be a season-long case, the one involving Steven Pasquale. I also rolled my eyes a bit at the fact that Heigl and Pasquale's characters have fallen in love. I was actually more intrigued by the case of the week than the ongoing case.

I did like that this is a legal drama that doesn't seem to take itself too seriously. There was some funny dialogue between Heigl and Hill, between Cox and Walker, and from Gould in general. It's too bad (but not surprising) that this show bombed in the ratings because it's a more ambitious CBS show in some ways. Yes, it's a standard legal drama but it feels a little less procedural-y than the average CBS drama and if CBS is going to catch flak for having white men front all of their fall shows, they also deserve some credit for the casting of Laverne Cox. All in all, I liked Doubt but I'm certainly not getting attached after seeing the ratings.

WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yes, I may be one of the few who will watch it for as long as CBS will keep it on the air (which probably won't be long).

RATINGS RECAP: 2/16/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory

Viewers: 13.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Training Day
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 My Kitchen Rules
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Riverdale
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Thursday night, The Big Bang Theory on CBS went below a 3.0 demo for the first time since its first season. It was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The last time it went below a 3.0 demo was May 19, 2008. It has had an incredible run - nearly 8 1/2 years - at a 3.0 demo or above but all good things must come to an end and it was still easily Thursday's top show. This happened at an interesting time as it sounds like CBS is closing in on a two year renewal for its top comedy and its very expensive stars. In yet another very odd rating point, The Great Indoors was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. I don't know why this show seems to do better every time that Big Bang does worse. At 9pm, Mom was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Life in Pieces was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Training Day inched down again, dropping six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to go lower than any Thursday Pure Genius airing. This is a dead show walking.

On ABC, the drama lineup finally stabilized. All three shows were even in the demo. In total viewers, Grey's Anatomy was down eight tenths, Scandal was down a tenth, and How to Get Away with Murder was down two tenths. On NBC, Superstore was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo and Powerless was even. Chicago Med managed to inch up from last week's series low. It was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, The Blacklist was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Masterchef Junior was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's season premiere for a rough second week while My Kitchen Rules was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Finally on the CW, Supernatural was up a tenth in viewers and the demo while Riverdale was down a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Great Indoors (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Masterchef Junior (FOX)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18

FRIDAY
Friday night has all new episodes across the board so I'd expect numbers close to last week.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #125 "The Friending Library"
8:30 Dr. Ken #39 "Pat's Rash"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #16 "Hook"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #160 "Hahai i na pilikua nui"
10:00 Blue Bloods #149 "Hard Bargain"


NBC
8:00 Grimm #117 "Blind Love"
9:00 Emerald City #8 "Lions in Winter"

10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #38 "Benzodiazepine & the Benjamins"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #56 "Loco Parentis"


CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries #168 "The Lies are Going to Catch Up With You"
9:00 Reign #64 "A Grain of Deception"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 MOVIE: Flushed Away

10:00 20/20 Saturday

CBS
8:00 Ransom #7 "Regeneration"
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours

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

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy (REPEAT)

9:00 APB (REPEAT)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/15/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Match Game
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 Hunted
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Doubt
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon

Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Star
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CW
8:00 Arrow

Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The 100
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Wednesday night, CBS had a DOA premiere with Doubt. The new drama skewed very old and was completely ignored in the demo with a 0.8. So will CBS replace this or Training Day with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders before the season ends? And this can't be bad news for Code Black, which routinely was doing at least a little bit better than this in the same slot. Earlier in the night, Hunted was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Criminal Minds was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On NBC, Blindspot had an ugly week, dropping half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a new series low. This might be the final nail in the coffin for Blindspot. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was down nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last week's 400th episode. Despite the two tenths drops for the first two dramas, Chicago PD was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On ABC, three comedies were steady but centerpiece Modern Family had an ugly drop. First up, The Goldbergs was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Speechless was up a tenth in viewers and also even in the demo. Then came Modern Family, which was randomly down four tenths in viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo to tie a series low. I'm not sure what happened here or why it dropped so hard when everything around it was steady but I do think it'll get into the 1st for the first time ever sometime this season. At 9:30pm, Black-ish was even while Match Game was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. On FOX, Lethal Weapon was up a tenth in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Star was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Finally on the CW, Arrow and The 100 were both up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago PD (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Doubt (CBS)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, February 16

Thursday night has all regular airings so it is just like last week. Last week brought a lot of drops, we'll see if The Big Bang Theory can avoid going into the 2s for the first time since 2008, if Masterchef Junior and Riverdale hold on well, if TGIT can stop the bleeding, and if the NBC lineup can show more of a pulse.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #282 "It Only Gets Much Worse"

9:00 Scandal #94 "The Belt"
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder #43 "It's War"


CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #223
8:30 The Great Indoors #13 "DTR"
9:00 Mom #80 "Roast Chicken and a Funny Story"
9:30 Life in Pieces #36 "Facebook Fish Planner Backstage"
10:00 Training Day #3 "Trigger Time"

NBC
8:00 Superstore #26 "Super Hot Store"
8:30 Powerless #3 "Sinking Day"

9:00 Chicago Med #32 "Cold Front"
10:00 The Blacklist #81 "The Architect"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
9:00 My Kitchen Rules

CW
8:00 Supernatural #253 "Stuck in the Middle (With You)"
9:00 Riverdale #4 "The Last Picture Show"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/14/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 15.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 10.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Wall
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 New Girl
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Mick
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Bones
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CW
8:00 Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within

Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 The Flash (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Valentine's Day, most shows were down a little bit but they were not hit that hard probably because Valentine's Day landing midweek meant less of a damper on TV watching. CBS had the steadiest week with two shows actually rising in the demo. NCIS was down three tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. Bull was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. A crossover with NCIS helped NCIS: New Orleans gets out of the doldrums of the last couple episodes as it was up 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. The viewer total was the best since September. On NBC, The Wall was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. This is Us was dinged a bit by the holiday, dropping six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

On ABC, The Middle was down a tenth in viewers and the demo while American Housewife was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. This is the first time since December 6 that Housewife has matched Middle in the demo. At 9pm, Fresh Off the Boat was noticeably down more than the other comedies and even other network shows. It dropped a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a season low. At 9:30pm, The Real O'Neals was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Finally on FOX, New Girl was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, The Mick was even, and Bones was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, February 15

Wednesday night has the series premiere of Doubt on CBS starring Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, and Laverne Cox. The legal drama has not gotten a lot of buzz so I'd expect a pretty low premiere, perhaps in line with recent Code Black airings. I think anything above a 1.1 or so would be a good night. Elsewhere, everything else is new with their regular lineups and should be close to last week.

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #85 "The Spencer's Gift"
8:30 Speechless #15 "T-h-The C-l-Club"
9:00 Modern Family #179 "Do It Yourself"

9:30 Black-ish #63 "I'm a Survivor"
10:00 Match Game

CBS
8:00 Hunted
9:00 Criminal Minds #268 "Spencer"
10:00 Doubt #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)

NBC
8:00 Blindspot #37 "Borrow or Rob"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #401 "Great Expectations"
10:00 Chicago PD #75 "Seven Indictments"

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #15 "As Good As It Getz"
9:00 Star #8 "Mama's Boy"


CW
8:00 Arrow #105 "Spectre of the Gun"

9:00 The 100 #48 "The Four Horsemen"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: Superstore

NBC handed out another early renewal today. This time it was to Superstore for a third season. The show gave NBC's comedy department a much needed pulse last season and it was tapped to lead off the Thursday lineup this year. It has done OK, managing to not get fractional yet in the demo. It also has some critical goodwill and is the closest thing NBC has to a comedy centerpiece at this point.

Superstore joins The Good Place, This is Us, and The Voice as early renewals for next season. Sure to join them are Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, and The Wall. Likely renewals include Chicago Med and The Blacklist. On the bubble is The New Celebrity Apprentice and Blindspot, and it's not looking good for Emerald City, Powerless, and Timeless. Still to premiere this season is The Blacklist: Redemption, Taken, Chicago Justice, Trial & Error, Great News, and new seasons of Little Big Shots and Shades of Blue.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/13/17

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor

Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Wall (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 The New Celebrity Apprentice
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Timeless
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy

Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 APB
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CW
8:00 Supergirl

Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

On Monday night, NBC had the season finale of The New Celebrity Apprentice and it was even with last week's two hour episode. This was pretty low rated but I don't think it was to the point of not having a chance of renewal as a filler. I could still see it come back but it may not be in the 2017-18 season and may not be with Arnold Schwarzenegger. At 10pm, Timeless recovered just slightly from last week's terrible fall as it was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. CBS was very close to last week across the board. Kevin Can Wait and Superior Donuts were both even while Man with a Plan was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, 2 Broke Girls was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo, and Scorpion was down six tenths in viewers and even in the demo. This is probably most encouraging for Superior Donuts, which is holding up well and fitting in nicely to the comedy lineup. I think its chances of getting a second season are very good at this point.

The FOX newbies didn't fare as well as Donuts. Week two of 24: Legacy was down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. So much for the Super Bowl giving this show a boost as its already down to a 1.2. But the news was even worse for APB, which was down a rough 1.6 million viewers and half a demo point from last week's promising start. This was a big rejection week to week and probably will doom this show. On ABC, The Bachelor was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, easily topping all Monday shows. At 10pm, Quantico continued to squander its lead-in, dropping two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, tying a series low. ABC should just pull this show, honestly. They could get more mileage airing a game show here for the rest of the season. Finally on the CW, Supergirl was up a tenth in viewers and the demo while Jane the Virgin was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Superior Donuts (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: APB (FOX)

WEEKLY RECAP: February 6-12, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #21. 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 21s:  2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 3.0    15th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.6    14th week
3. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.4    6th week
4. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 2.3    12th week
5. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.1    12th week
6. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    9th week
7. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    11th week
8. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    5th week
    Speechless (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 1.6    4th week
    Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.6    1st week
    Scandal (ABC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.6    3rd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 15.6 million    14th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 14.2 million    15th week
3. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.8 million    13th week
4. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 10.7 million    14th week
5. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00pm) - 9.9 million    11th week
6. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 9.6 million    10th week
7. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 9.0 million    9th week
8. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 8.5 million    3rd week
9. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 8.4 million    16th week
10. MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00pm) - 8.0 million    4th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.5    6th week
2. Timeless (NBC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.6    2nd week
    Emerald City (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.6    6th week
    Son of Zorn (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.6    1st week
5. Quantico (ABC, Monday 10:00pm) - 0.7    11th week
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.7    11th week
    Bones (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    Grimm (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    Rosewood (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    15th week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 0.7    1st week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Son of Zorn (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.4 million    8th week
2. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.7 million    7th week
3. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    7th week
4. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.0 million    6th week
5. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.1 million    13th week
6. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.2 million    15th week
7. Emerald City (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    5th week
8. The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.4 million    4th week
9. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.5 million    6th week
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.5 million    2nd week
    My Kitchen Rules (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    5th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - APB (FOX)    1st week (NEW SHOW)
Tuesday - This is Us (NBC)    7th week
Wednesday - Law & Order: SVU (NBC)    2nd week
Thursday - Masterchef Junior (FOX)    1st week (New Season)
Friday - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)    5th week
Sunday - Grammy Awards (CBS)    Special Airing

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Timeless (NBC)    6th week
Tuesday - NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)    2nd week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    2nd week
Thursday - Powerless (NBC)    1st week
Friday - Reign (CW)    1st week (New Season)
Sunday - Family Guy (FOX)    1st week

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's night has new episodes everywhere except the CW. They could be down some due to the holiday but the fact that it's midweek probably means less of an impact than a weekend night. CBS has a crossover between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans but they won't be back to back because of Bull in the middle.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #182 "Sorry Not Sorry"

8:30 American Housewife #14 "Time for Love"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #50 "Neighbors with Attitude"
9:30 The Real O'Neals #25 "The Real Brother's Keeper"
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #80 "The Man Behind the Shield"

CBS
8:00 NCIS #321 "Pandora's Box" Part 1
9:00 Bull #14 "It's Classified"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #61 "Pandora's Box" Part 2

NBC
8:00 The Wall
9:00 This is Us #15 "Jack Pearson's Son"
10:00 Chicago Fire #105 "Trading in Scuttlebutt"

FOX
8:00 New Girl #132 "Operation: Bobcat"
8:30 The Mick #9 "The Mess"
9:00 Bones #241 "The Scare in the Score"


CW
8:00 Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within (SPECIAL)
9:00 The Flash (REPEAT)

Monday, February 13, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/12/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Movie: The Blind Side
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
7:30 Grammy Red Carpet Live
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:00 Grammy Awards
Viewers: 26.1 million, 18-49 demo: 7.8

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Movie: Fast & Furious 6
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
7:00 Son of Zorn (Repeat)

Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
7:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Son of Zorn
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

Sunday night had the Grammys on CBS and music's biggest night delivered big numbers as usual. It was up just over a million viewers and a tenth in the demo from last year's Monday night telecast. The Grammys used to be one of many awards shows but have turned into a major event that can only be topped by the Oscars. FOX aired originals against the Grammys and they must feel foolish for doing so. Son of Zorn and Family Guy crashed to series lows while The Simpsons tied a series low and Bob's Burgers came close. It was particularly ugly for Family Guy, which had a 0.9 demo after its previous low was 1.2. ABC and NBC aired movies and ABC's The Blind Side topped NBC's Fast & Furious 6.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Grammy Awards (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Family Guy (FOX)

RENEWAL ALERT: Lucifer

FOX announced today that it has renewed Lucifer for a third season. The surprisingly steady Monday night drama is currently on hiatus for 24: Legacy and APB and it won't be back until late April but FOX gave it a vote of confidence by already renewing it. With this season lasting into the summer, it's possible Lucifer may not be back until midseason in 2017-18.

Lucifer joins Bob's Burgers, Empire, Hell's Kitchen, and The Simpsons as official renewals for next season. Sure to join them are Family Guy, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, and Masterchef Junior. Likely renewals include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mick, and Star. On the bubble is 24: Legacy, APB, The Last Man on Earth, New Girl, Rosewood, and Son of Zorn. And it's not looking good for The Exorcist, My Kitchen Rules, Pitch, Scream Queens, and Sleepy Hollow. Still to premiere is Making History, Kicking & Screaming, Shots Fired, and the Prison Break revival.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, February 13

Monday night has the season finale of The New Celebrity Apprentice. Perhaps you've heard from the President that its ratings have not been so good and I wouldn't expect much of a spike (or any spike) for the finale. Elsewhere, the new FOX lineup got off to an OK start last week but both 24: Legacy and APB could see sizable drops. Superior Donuts seems more likely to hold up better for CBS. On the CW, Jane the Virgin had a major plot twist last week, it'll be interesting to see if there's any reflection in the ratings to a divisive storyline.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
10:00 Quantico #34 "FALLENORACLE"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #17 "Unholy War"
8:30 Man with a Plan #13 "Valentine's Day"
9:00 Superior Donuts #3 "Crime Time"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #132 "And the Tease Time"
10:00 Scorpion #62 "Keep it in Check, Mate"

NBC
8:00 The Wall (REPEAT)
9:00 The New Celebrity Apprentice (Season Finale)
10:00 Timeless #15 "Public Enemy No. 1"

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #3 "2:00PM-3:00PM"
9:00 APB #2 "Personal Matters"

CW
8:00 Supergirl #32 "Luthors"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #55 "Chapter Fifty-Five"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, February 12

Sunday night has the Grammy Awards hosted by James Corden on CBS. With a new host after years of LL Cool J and some high profile performers including pregnant with twins Beyonce and fresh off the Super Bowl halftime show Lady Gaga, it should be up from last year's telecast, which aired on a Monday and garnered 25 million viewers and a 7.7 demo. Only FOX is airing new episodes against it and they could easily see season lows.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 MOVIE: The Blind Side

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
7:30 Grammys Red Carpet Live (SPECIAL)
8:00 59th Annual Grammy Awards (SPECIAL)

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
8:00 MOVIE: Fast & Furious 6

FOX
7:00 Son of Zorn (REPEAT)
7:30 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #610 "Fatzcarraldo"

8:30 Son of Zorn #12 "The Quest for Craig"
9:00 Family Guy #281 "Peter's Def Jam"
9:30 Bob's Burgers #116 "Bob Actually"

Saturday, February 11, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder

ABC announced on Friday that they renewed their three TGIT dramas for the 2017-18 season. It will be an impressive 14th season for Grey's Anatomy, a 7th season for Scandal, and a 4th season for How to Get Away with Murder. None of these renewals were ever in doubt and though they are not as red hot as they once were, they are still a very solid lineup together. It is likely that Grey's will continue to be a full season and Murder contractually only does 16 episodes a year. The question mark is Scandal, which had a shorter season this year due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. Will it continue as a midyear entry or will it be back in the fall?

The three dramas join The Middle as official renewals for next year. Sure to join them are Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Black-ish, and Shark Tank. Also looking good are American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat Speechless, Designated Survivor, Last Man Standing, and probably Dr. Ken, On the bubble are Quantico, The Real O'Neals, and Once Upon a Time, and it's not happening for Conviction, Notorious, and Secrets and Lies. Still to premiere are Time After Time and Imaginary Mary and new seasons of American Crime and The Catch.

RATINGS RECAP: 2/10/17

ABC
8:00 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 MacGyver

Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Emerald City
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Rosewood
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On a quiet Friday night, the CW had the season premiere of Reign. First up though, The Vampire Diaries was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The premiere of the final season of Reign followed and was in line with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's numbers with 0.8 million viewers and a 0.2 demo, tying its series low. Can it also avoid a 0.1 demo as Crazy did? The entire CBS lineup was up from last week. MacGyver was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, Hawaii Five-0 was up a tenth in viewers and up two tenths in the demo, and Blue Bloods was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On ABC, Shark Tank followed a Charlie Brown special instead of the comedies and was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, 20/20 was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. NBC was very weak with nothing topping a 0.7 demo. Grimm was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, Emerald City was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, and Dateline NBC was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on FOX, Rosewood was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Sleepy Hollow was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Reign (CW)

RATINGS RECAP: 2/9/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 14.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
8:30 The Great Indoors
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Mom
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo; 1.5
9:30 Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Training Day
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 My Kitchen Rules
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CW
8:00 Supernatural
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Riverdale
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Thursday night, two new shows fell fractional while almost everything was down. FOX had the season premiere of Masterchef Junior and it delivered a solid 1.3 demo, beating NBC's entire lineup and the last couple episodes of Hell's Kitchen. This show does well wherever FOX puts it. It also helped My Kitchen Rules, which was back to its premiere rating, up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. On NBC, Superstore was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. After an acceptable premiere last week, Powerless fell apart in week two, dropping six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. Considering the low demo for The Good Place was a 1.0, this was a very disappointing second week and probably knocks it out of renewal conversation barring a surprising recovery. At 9pm, Chicago Med was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a new series low while The Blacklist was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season low. At 8:30pm. The Great Indoors was new for the first time in three weeks and was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Mom was down 1.1 million viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week, when it followed the strong preview of Superior Donuts. At 9:30pm, Life in Pieces was down half a million viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, week two of Training Day was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. This show is already at the point where it's just riding out the string. On ABC, Grey's Anatomy was even in viewers and down two tenths in the demo, Scandal was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while How to Get Away with Murder was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. All three TGIT dramas were renewed on Friday for the 2017-18 season. Finally on the CW, Supernatural was even while Riverdale was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo for an encouraging third week. Considering No Tomorrow only hit a 0.5 once and Frequency never did, the fact that Riverdale has twice now probably helps its renewal chances greatly.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Masterchef Junior (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Powerless (NBC)

Friday, February 10, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11

FRIDAY
Friday night has the final season premiere of Reign on the CW. The low rated drama was a surprise renewal and seems unlikely to do much better, if at all, than Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. ABC's comedy hour is preempted by a Valentine's Charlie Brown special but other than that, it's a pretty typical Friday night.

ABC
8:00 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown/A Charlie Brown Valentine (SPECIAL)
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #15 "Magnifying Glass"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #159 "Poniu I Ke Aloha"
10:00 Blue Bloods #148 "Lost Souls"

NBC
8:00 Grimm #116 "Breakfast in Bed"
9:00 Emerald City #7 "They Came First"

10:00 Dateline NBC

FOX
8:00 Rosewood #37 "Clavicle Trauma & Closure"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #55 "Homecoming"

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries #167 "What Are You?"
9:00 Reign #63 "With Friends Like These" (Season Premiere)

SATURDAY

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

CBS
8:00 Ransom #6 "Celina"
9:00 48 Hours
10:00 48 Hours

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

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy (REPEAT)
9:00 APB (REPEAT)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 2/8/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs

Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Match Game
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 Hunted
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Code Black
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Blindspot
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Star
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CW
8:00 Arrow

Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 The 100
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

Wednesday night was another night with only one show over a 2 in the demo. On NBC, Blindspot started things off down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. The 400th episode of Law & Order: SVU had a bounce as it was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Will it see a 500th episode? I think it's possible. At 10pm, Chicago PD was down eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo despite the improved lead-in. On ABC, The Goldbergs was new for the first time in nearly a month. It was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Speechless was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Modern Family was also new for the first time in almost a month and was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Black-ish followed and was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from its last new episode, when it followed a repeat of Modern. At 10pm, Match Game was even.

On CBS, Hunted was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Criminal Minds fell eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a new series low. It's time to move this show to 10pm next season. At 10pm, the season finale of Code Black was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. After a possibly promising bounce last week, this was a disappointing way to end the season. It still has a chance to come back for a third season but I lean towards thinking it will be done. On FOX, Lethal Weapon was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo for a series low while Star was even. Both Lethal Weapon and Star had the same demo but Star skewed much younger. I think both shows will be back next season. Finally on the CW, Arrow was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while The 100 was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo with last week's season premiere.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago PD (NBC)