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Thursday, March 23, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/20/17

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 12.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 APB
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Supergirl
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

On Monday night, Dancing with the Stars returned in a surprisingly big way. It delivered 12.1 million viewers and a 2.1 demo. This was on par with its fall premiere and way up from last spring's 1.8 demo premiere. I thought this season didn't have much buzz but apparently I was wrong. This was a very healthy return. It was barely any help to Quantico though, which was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It looks like it will get to continue to air here the rest of the season but that's a waste by ABC. On NBC, The Voice took a hit from Dancing. It was down 1.5 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. No surprise that it took a big hit in total viewers. At 10pm, Taken was down a million viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo. After an OK hold last week, the wheels fell off here and its chances are looking pretty bad again.

It was another week of inching down for more series lows for the CBS comedies. Kevin Can Wait had a rough outing, dropping nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. The other comedies also hit series lows and they clearly suffered in total audience drops thanks to the return of Dancing with the Stars. Man with a Plan and Superior Donuts were both down a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while 2 Broke Girls was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 10pm, Scorpion held on better as it was down just a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, 24: Legacy was another show that had a rough week, dropping six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Yikes. At 9pm, APB was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 24: Legacy (FOX)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WEEKLY RECAP: March 13-19, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #26. 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 26s:   2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 3.4    18th week
2. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.7    11th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.6    16th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.5    15th week
5. Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.0    16th week
6. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.9    17th week
7. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    14th week
8. The Middle (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    6th week
    The Voice (NBC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.6    Special Airing
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:35pm) 1.6    9th week
    Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 1.6    3rd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 14.2 million    18th week
2. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 12.8 million    14th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 12.2 million    16th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 11.7 million    13th week
5. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:35pm) - 10.9 million    20th week
6. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.4 million    12th week
7. Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 9.6 million    3rd week
8. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:35pm) - 9.1 million    15th week
9. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 8.4 million    11th week
10. Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 7.9 million    5th week
      Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 7.9 million     5th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    11th week
    Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.4    3rd week
    American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.4    2nd week
4. People Icons (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.6    3rd week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.6    2nd week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:35pm) - 0.6    16th week
7. APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
    Bones (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    7th week
    The Catch (ABC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
    The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    2nd week
    Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.7    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.6 million    3rd week
2. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    19th week
    Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.8 million    11th week
    Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 1.8 million    3rd week
5. Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    2nd week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 1.9 million    11th week
    American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 1.9 million    1st week
8. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.0 million    12th week
9. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    11th week
10. Bones (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    6th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Bachelor (ABC)    4th week
Tuesday - This is Us (NBC)    10th week
Wednesday - Black-ish (ABC)    2nd week
Thursday - Chicago Med (NBC)    4th week
Friday - Truth and Lies: The Family Manson (ABC)    Special Airing
Sunday - 60 Minutes (CBS)    6th week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Man with a Plan (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - Trial & Error (NBC)    1st week (NEW SHOW)
Wednesday - The Goldbergs (ABC)    1st week
Thursday - Kicking & Screaming (FOX)    1st week
Friday - The Originals (CW)    1st week (New Season)
Sunday - Time After Time (ABC)    2nd week

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, March 22

Wednesday night has the series premiere of Shots Fired on FOX followed by the return of Empire. Shots Fired seems like it will be a tough sell for audiences while Empire was on the decline before it went on hiatus but still one of the top draws on TV. It will be interesting to see what it comes back to. Elsewhere, everything except ABC is fully new. ABC only has a new Designated Survivor, which has had a couple good weeks but now must follow repeats. NBC's lineup is back in tact for the first time in a month.

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

9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)
10:00 Designated Survivor #13 "Backfire"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #272 "In the Dark"
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #16 "The Devil's Breath"

NBC
8:00 Blindspot #39 "Evil Did I Dwell, Lewd I Did Live"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #402 "Genes"
10:00 Chicago PD #78 "Remember the Devil"


FOX
8:00 Shots Fired #1 "Hour One: Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 Empire #40 "Sound and Fury"


CW
8:00 Arrow #109 "Kapiushon"
9:00 The 100 #52 "Gimme Shelter"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/19/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Time After Time
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
7:00 NCAA Tournament Overrun
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
7:35 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:35 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:35 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:35 Elementary
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Little Big Shots
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Making History
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

On Sunday night, CBS had the NCAA tournament running into primetime and making the shows start 35 minutes late. 60 Minutes benefited from the bigger lead-in and was up nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo. NCIS: Los Angeles didn't benefit from the halo effect as it was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9:35pm, Madam Secretary was down six tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Elementary was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Bob's Burgers was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo for a solid 7:30pm showing. The Simpsons was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Making History and Family Guy followed and were both down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 9:30pm, The Last Man on Earth dipped to a new series low as it was even in viewers but down a tenth in the demo.

It was a really ugly night for ABC. At 7pm, America's Funniest Home Videos was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It topped the night for ABC with a 0.9 demo. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time hit a new series low, dropping four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. And then it got REALLY ugly. At 9pm, Time After Time was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo to a horrific 0.4. American Crime ended the night down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, also getting a 0.4. These ABC dramas are getting CW numbers. Yikes. Finally on NBC, everything was down but it wasn't as brutal as the ABC showing. At 8pm, Little Big Shots was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Chicago Justice was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. If it gets renewed (and I think it will), I think it is Friday-bound. At 10pm, the just renewed Shades of Blue was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

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

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, March 21

Tuesday night should be NBC's for the taking with ABC and CBS mostly in repeats. Trial & Error takes over the 9pm slot after an underwhelming premiere following the This is Us finale last week. It will be interesting to see if it can do better at an earlier slot though The Voice will not be as strong a lead-in as This is Us was last week. FOX and the CW are new as well with their regular lineups.

ABC
8:00 The Middle (REPEAT)
8:30 American Housewife (REPEAT)

9:00 Fresh Off the Boat (REPEAT)
9:30 Black-ish (REPEAT)

10:00 People Icons

CBS
8:00 NCIS (REPEAT)
9:00 Bull (REPEAT)
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 Trial & Error #3 "The Other Man'
9:30 Trial & Error #4 "An Unwelcome Distraction"

10:00 Chicago Fire #108 "Telling Her Goodbye"

FOX
8:00 New Girl #136 "Misery"

8:30 The Mick #12 "The Wolf"
9:00 Bones #245 "The Day in the Life"

CW
8:00 The Flash #63 "Duet"
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow #31 "Fellowship of the Spear"

Monday, March 20, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: The Big Bang Theory

CBS announced today that it has renewed The Big Bang Theory for an 11th and 12th season, which will take it through 2019.

The veteran comedy is still one of the top shows on TV and CBS paid a pretty penny to keep it around. It is a syndication beast and the vital cog that keeps the entire CBS comedy lineup afloat so this was probably money well spent. I'd be surprised if it goes beyond 12 seasons though. 12 seasons will put it ahead of long running comedies like Cheers, Friends, Frasier, and M*A*S*H. In fact, when it finishes season 12, it will tie My Three Sons and Two and a Half Men and only trail The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest running live action sitcoms.

CBS has not made many renewals yet but The Big Bang Theory joins NCIS and Big Brother on that list. Sure renewals are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Survivor and probably Criminal Minds. Likely renewals include Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, and Superior Donuts. On the bubble is 2 Broke Girls, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, The Great Indoors, Hunted, and Undercover Boss. Doubt has been cancelled and it's not looking good for The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Ransom, and Training Day.

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, March 20

Monday night is fully new. ABC has the premiere of Dancing with the Stars for its 24th edition. The cast doesn't seem all that interesting but that hasn't stopped it from being relatively stable even in its old age. It could have an impact on The Voice, which is starting its battle rounds but I also think the CBS lineup could take a hit.

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars (24th Edition Premiere)
10:00 Quantico #36 "LNWILT"

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #20 "Double Date"
8:30 Man with a Plan #17 "Doctor No"

9:00 Superior Donuts #8 "Man Without a Health Plan"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #136 "And the Alley-Oops"
10:00 Scorpion #66 "Broken Wind"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Taken #4 "Mattie G"

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #8 "7:00PM-8:00PM"
9:00 APB #7 "Risky Business"

CW
8:00 Supergirl #36 "Star-Crossed"
9:00 Jane the Virgin #58 "Chapter Fifty-Eight"

Sunday, March 19, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/17/17

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Truth and Lies: The Family Manson
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CW
8:00 The Originals

Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Reign
Viewers: 0.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Friday night, CBS had more basketball which kept their drama lineup off the air. With The Vampire Diaries over, the CW replaced it with its spinoff, the new season of The Originals. The season premiere was down a tenth in the demo from the usual results of The Vampire Diaries. At 9pm, Reign was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On ABC, Last Man Standing was up half a million viewers and even in the demo while Dr. Ken was up half a million viewers and even in the demo. Another true crime special, Truth and Lies: The Family Manson did decently for Friday night. On NBC, Grimm was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo while Dateline NBC was up three tenths in viewers and down two tenths in the demo. Finally on FOX, Sleepy Hollow was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Truth and Lies: The Family Manson (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Originals (CW)

RENEWAL ALERT: Shades of Blue

Just a couple episodes into its second season, Shades of Blue was renewed for a third season. The drama starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta did admirable in a Thursday 10pm slot last year, holding steady despite airing behind low-rated repeats for much of its run. It was moved to Sunday 10pm this spring and has done decently considering its circumstances once again.

Shades of Blue joins The Good Place, This is Us, Superstore, and The Voice as official renewals for next season. Sure to join them are Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, and Little Big Shots. It's also looking good for The Blacklist, Chicago Justice, and Chicago Med. On the bubble is Blindspot, Taken, Timeless, and Trial & Error while it's not looking good for The Blacklist: Redemption, Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon, Emerald City, The New Celebrity Apprentice, and Powerless.

RATINGS RECAP: 3/16/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy

Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Catch
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
8:00 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Trial & Error (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 1.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1
9:00 The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours (Special - Repeat)
Viewers: 0.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.1

Thursday night had CBS airing the first day of March Madness. It didn't do all that much with games on several different channels. On ABC, Grey's Anatomy was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo but the other two dramas couldn't follow. Scandal was up three tenths in viewers but even in the demo with last week's series low while The Catch was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo to a weak 0.7. On NBC, Superstore was up seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo. An encore of Trial & Error was quietly subbed in for a new Powerless which doesn't bode well for Powerless. At 9pm, Chicago Med had a good week as it was up 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. It has sung from a 1.7 to a 1.1 to a 1.4 demo the past three weeks. At 10pm, The Blacklist: Redemption was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On FOX, Masterchef Junior was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while week two of Kicking & Screaming was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago Med (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Kicking & Screaming (FOX)

RATINGS RECAP: 3/15/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 The Voice Clip Show
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Star
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CW
8:00 Arrow
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The 100
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Wednesday night marked the season finales for two FOX freshman dramas. At 8pm, Lethal Weapon was up a tenth in viewers and the demo while at 9pm, Star was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Both these dramas have performed decently especially by FOX standards and have been renewed for a second season. Next week is the premiere of Shots Fired and the return of Empire. On CBS, Survivor was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo with last week's underwhelming premiere. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was up a million viewers but even in the demo as it skewed much older. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders was even with last week's premiere. It had a lower but more compatible lead-in this week. On the CW, Arrow was down a tenth in viewers and the demo to tie a series low. The 100 hit a series low outright in the demo as it was even in viewers but dropped a tenth in the demo.

On ABC, The Goldbergs was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo while Speechless was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Both hit season lows last hit against Hairspray Live in December. It's also interesting to note that the Tuesday pair of The Middle and American Housewife did better than these two comedies this week. At 9pm, Modern Family was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The viewer total was a new series low. At 9:30pm, Black-ish was down two tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo despite the other comedies being even or down. At 10pm, Designated Survivor was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. This is the second straight week it has outperformed expectations in my opinion and I think its renewal is a lock at this point. Finally on NBC, a "Best of the Blind Auditions" edition of The Voice did well for a clip show.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Black-ish (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Goldbergs (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, March 19

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #124 "Ill-Boding Patterns"
9:00 Time After Time #4 "Secrets Stolen"

10:00 American Crime #23 "Season Three, Episode Two"

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #186 "Getaway"
9:00 Madam Secretary #61 "Swept Away"
10:00 Elementary #113 "The Ballad of Lady Frances"

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
8:00 Little Big Shots

9:00 Chicago Justice #5 "Friendly Fire"
10:00 Shades of Blue #16 "Ghost Hunt"

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #120 "The Grand Mama-Pest Hotel"

8:00 The Simpsons #614 "A Brother's Watch"
8:30 Making History #3 "The Boyfriend Experience"
9:00 Family Guy #285 "Saturated Fat Guy"
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #43 "Hair of the Dog"

RATINGS RECAP: 3/14/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 American Housewife
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 People Icons
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 14.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 12.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
10:00 Trial & Error
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:30 Trial & Error
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 New Girl

Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 The Mick (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bones
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 The Flash
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Tuesday night, freshman phenom This is Us ended its impressive first season with strong numbers. First up on NBC though, The Voice was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Then This is Us ended season one by surging 1.6 million viewers and four tenths in the demo to a new series high. This is a show that debuted to huge numbers and it didn't have a constant rise like Empire did but it got to the point where it was hitting new highs multiple times and ending its season six tenths in the demo above its already impressive September premiere. The creators only wanted 18 episodes so that's why it is ending in March but you can bet NBC will relentlessly promote its return in the fall. However, the good news for NBC ended when the clock turned 10pm. Despite a huge lead-in for sampling, new comedy Trial & Error pulled a weak 1.4 demo (two full points below This is Us) and further dropped to a 1.0 at 10:30pm. This was a huge opportunity and it blew it so I don't think its long term prospects are very good.

On ABC, The Middle was down two tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. It has held up very well on Tuesdays. At 8:30pm, American Housewife was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Fresh Off the Boat was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo at 9pm. The season finale of The Real O'Neals ended the comedy block down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. I don't think this will be back for a third season but it wouldn't completely shock me if it was. At 10pm, People Icons was up a tenth in viewers and the demo from last week's premiere. On CBS, NCIS inched down again as it was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. It has been exploring new lows in the demo several times this season. Two hours of NCIS: New Orleans followed and was up from its usual 10pm performance. On FOX, New Girl was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Bones was even. Finally on the CW, The Flash was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while DC's Legends of Tomorrow was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: This is Us (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Trial & Error (NBC)

RATINGS RECAP: 3/13/17

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
10:00 The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:30 Man with a Plan
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 5.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 APB
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala

Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

On Monday night, ABC had the season finale of The Bachelor and it did very well as usual. It was up 1.3 million viewers and a nice half a demo point. It was a bit below last year's 2.9 demo finale but still a great result. As usual, the "After the Final Rose" special did well at 10pm. ABC now has the return of Dancing with the Stars and low-rated Quantico next week. On NBC, The Voice held up well despite airing against The Bachelor finale. It was up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Taken also held up as it was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo for a more promising week three. On FOX, 24: Legacy was up a tenth in viewers and the demo while APB was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

Finally, it was a rough night for CBS with everything tying or hitting a series low in the demo. Kevin Can Wait was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. Man with a Plan was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. Both tied series lows and Man with a Plan actually did better last week as a repeat following a repeat of The Big Bang Theory. The 9pm comedies both hit outright series lows. Superior Donuts was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while 2 Broke Girls was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally at 10pm, Scorpion tied a series low by dropping three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Bachelor (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Man with a Plan (CBS)

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

With Nielsen finally catching up on ratings releases after their power outage and my busy schedule, I will catch up as soon as I can with the ratings recaps!

FRIDAY
The Vampire Diaries is over for the CW its spinoff remains on the network as The Originals begins its fourth season airing in the slot previously occupied by Diaries. It will probably be a little bit lower than Diaries was. Elsewhere, ABC has a special on the Manson family airing after the comedies while CBS continues with the NCAA tournament.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #128 "Heavy Meddle"
8:30 Dr. Ken #42 "Ken and the CEO"

9:00 Truth and Lies: The Family Manson (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 NCAA Basketball Tournament

NBC
8:00 Grimm #121 "Where the Wild Things Were"
9:00 Dateline NBC


FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #60 "The Way of the Gun"


CW
8:00 The Originals #67 "Gather Up the Killers" (Season Premiere)
9:00 Reign #67 "Highland Games"

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
8:30 NBA Basketball: Cleveland at LA Clippers

CBS
8:00 NCAA Basketball Tournament

NBC
8:00 MOVIE: Fast Five

FOX
8:00 Monster Energy Supercross: From Indianapolis

WEEKLY RECAP: March 6-12, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #25. 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 25s:   2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 3.0    17th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.8    18th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.7    15th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.6    14th week
5. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.2    10th week
6. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.9    16th week
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 1.9    15th week
8. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    13th week
    Survivor (CBS, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    13th week
    Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 1.7    2nd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 14.2 million    17th week
2. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursday 8:00pm) - 13.1 million    18th week
3. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 12.1 million    15th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 11.6 million    12th week
5. This is Us (NBC, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 11.2 million    13th week
6. Bull (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 10.4 million    16th week
7. Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 10.1 million    2nd week
8. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.0 million    19th week
9. Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00pm) - 9.4 million    16th week
10. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 9.3 million    14th week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    10th week
2. People Icons (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 0.5    2nd week
    American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.5    1st week (New Season)
4. Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.6    2nd week
    Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    15th week
6. Bones (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 0.7    6th week
    Training Day (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
    Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 0.7    2nd week
    The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.7    1st week
    Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.7    1st week (NEW SHOW)
    Grimm (NBC, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    8th week
    Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 0.7    1st week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.7 million    10th week
2. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 1.8 million    10th week
    Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 1.8 million    2nd week
4. The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.0 million    11th week
5. Kicking & Screaming (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.2 million    1st week (NEW SHOW)
6. Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    2nd week
7. Powerless (NBC, Thursday 8:30pm) - 2.4 million    5th week
8. Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    10th week
9. People Icons (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 2.6 million    1st week
    The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    7th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - Superior Donuts (CBS)    3rd week
Tuesday - This is Us (NBC)    9th week
Wednesday - Designated Survivor (ABC)    1st week
Thursday - Life in Pieces (CBS)    2nd week
Friday - The Vampire Diaries (CW)    1st week
Sunday - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - 24: Legacy (FOX)    1st week
Tuesday - Chicago Justice (NBC)    1st week
Wednesday - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)    1st week (New Season)
Thursday - The Catch (ABC)    1st week (New Season)
Friday - Blue Bloods (CBS)    1st week
Sunday - American Crime (ABC)    1st week (New Season)

RATINGS RECAP: 3/12/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Time After Time
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:00 Little Big Shots
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Making History
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

On Sunday night, NBC had the second week of its new lineup. Everything was down some but it could have been worse I guess. At 8pm, Little Big Shots dropped 1.6 million viewers and three tenths in the demo to tie series lows. This is a solid performance but this show isn't going to have another amazing spring run. At 9pm, Chicago Justice was down eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from last Sunday's episode. It was down just a tenth from the special Tuesday episode so I would consider this an acceptable time period showing. At 10pm, Shades of Blue was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. It had a ton of 1.0 demos last year but never went below that until now. On CBS, 60 Minutes was down seven tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. NCIS: Los Angeles followed and was down two tenths in viewers and the demo. At 9pm, Madam Secretary was up eight tenths in viewers and even in the demo while Elementary ended the night up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos was even and topped the ABC lineup in the demo despite airing at 7pm. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. After a very weak premiere, Time After Time dropped two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its second week. It wasn't a horrible drop but there's only so much lower it can go after last week's ugly premiere. The news was worst at 10pm where American Crime completely bombed at 10pm with a 0.5 demo, three tenths lower than its series low. I'm not sure the awards buzz will be able to save it when its this low. Finally on FOX, Bob's Burgers and The Simpsons were both even. Making History had a bad second week as it dropped four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its premiere to a weak 0.7 demo. At 9pm, Family Guy was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo while The Last Man on Earth ended the night down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: American Crime (ABC)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, March 16

Thursday night has the start of the NCAA Basketball tournament. This used to be a big draw but now it's spread out on so many channels so it doesn't have the punch on CBS anymore. Elsewhere, ABC had a weak night last week so we'll see if a second week in a row can help matters. NBC and FOX are all new as well.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #285 "Who is He (and What is He to You?)"
9:00 Scandal #96 "Extinction"
10:00 The Catch #12 "The Hammer"

CBS
8:00 NCAA Basketball Tournament

NBC
8:00 Superstore #28 "Integrity"
8:30 Powerless #6 "I'ma Friend You"
9:00 Chicago Med #35 "Monday Mourning"
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption #4 "Operation Davenport"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

9:00 Kicking & Screaming

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries (REPEAT)

9:00 The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours (SPECIAL - REPEAT)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, March 15

Check below this post for a review of Trial & Error!

Wednesday night has the season finales for the FOX Wednesday combo of Lethal Weapon and Star. Both freshman dramas have been renewed for next season but they will give up the night for the rest of this season to the new Shots Fired and the return of Empire next week. CBS has the second week of the new season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which had a disappointing start last week. NBC is airing its regular "Best of the Blind Auditions" edition of The Voice.

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #89 "Bare"
8:30 Speechless #18 "D-i-Ding"

9:00 Modern Family #183 "Pig Moon Rising"
9:30 Black-ish #66 "Manternity"
10:00 Designated Survivor #12 "The End of the Beginning"

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #271 "Assistance is Futile"
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #15 "II Mostro"

NBC
8:00 The Voice: Best of the Blind Auditions (SPECIAL)
10:00 Chicago PD (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #18 "Commencement" (Season Finale)

9:00 Star #12 "Showtime" (Season Finale)

CW
8:00 Arrow #108 "Checkmate"
9:00 The 100 #51 "We Will Rise"

PILOT REVIEW: Trial & Error

TRIAL & ERROR











Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez, with Sherri Shepherd, and John Lithgow

Created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller
Written by Jeff Astrof & Matt Miller, Directed by Jeffrey Blitz

In an era where there is a public fascination with true-life crime stories, it was only a matter of time before a parody appeared. We have that now in Trial & Error, a comedy that clearly draws the most inspiration from Netflix sensation Making a Murderer. Larry Henderson (John Lithgow) is a poetry professor in a small southern town accused of killing his wife. A young lawyer from New York, Josh Simon (Nick D'Agosto) is hired to defend him along with his team of two locals: Dwayne (Steven Boyer) and Anne Flatch (Sherri Shepherd). Rounding out the main cast is the prosecutor Carol Anne Keane (Jayma Mays) and Larry's daughter, Summer (Krysta Rodriguez).

I absolutely love the premise. I'm an unabashed fan of most of these true crime stories (I even watched the Menendez brother special on ABC in January). But even as a fan of those, I appreciate that they are ripe for parody and this show seems to have all the right ideas in place for making a great satire. The problem is it just hasn't come all together and it isn't all that funny.

Unfortunately, it all plays a little too niche for me. I know this has been a criticism of shows I've loved like Parks and Recreation, but right now I'm finding the humor to be lacking. The cast is very strong. John Lithgow is a veteran who needs to be given more to do and allowed to be more eccentric than he's coming across (they seem to want him to be really eccentric but the writing does not seem to match up). I liked Nicholas D'Agosto as the lead and I thought Krysta Rodriguez was promising in a small part in the pilot. Steven Boyer could get on my nerves but had some funny moments. By far the biggest problem in the cast is Sherri Shepherd and I don't think a lot of it is Shepherd's fault. It's a stupidly written character who is nothing more than a series of odd quirks. Even if an oddball show like this, characters can't be straight up cartoons and unfortunately Shepherd's character is and it's very distracting and bad.

I really wanted to like Trial & Error and I'm willing to give it a couple more episodes because shows like this sometimes take awhile to gel. Look at the beginning of Parks and Recreation or The Office, probably two of the three most famous mockumentaries to hit TV. Also the premise is enough for me to be curious to see how the case itself actually resolves (and how will this show keep going if it gets renewed for a second season?). There was more "error" than I hoped for in Trial & Error, especially with a lot of positive reviews but I just wanted it to be better than it was.

WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yes, I am watching the second episode now but a lot of the same problems persist. I'll still give it some time because I really want to like it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Tuesday, March 14

Tuesday night has what will surely be a big event with the season finale of This is Us. The biggest new show hit a series high last week and that could happen again this week for the finale. NBC will surely miss this show the rest of the season. It is followed by the series premiere of Trial & Error, a new comedy that's gotten some good reviews and a lot of promotion. It should get some sampling thanks to its lead-in but how the second episode does at 10:30 will be telling. ABC has the season finale of The Real O'Neals, which remains on the bubble. CBS is airing an extra episode of NCIS: New Orleans at 9pm instead of Bull.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #185 "Exes and Ohhhs"
8:30 American Housewife #17 "Other People's Marriages"
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat #54 "The Flush"
9:30 The Real O'Neals #29 "The Real Secrets" (Season Finale)
10:00 People Icons

CBS
8:00 NCIS #324 "M.I.A."
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans #64 "Swift, Silent, Deadly"
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans #65 "Slay the Dragon"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 This is Us #18 "Moonshadow" (Season Finale)
10:00 Trial & Error #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:30 Trial & Error #2 "A Wrench in the Case"

FOX
8:00 New Girl #135 "Socalyacon VI"

8:30 The Mick (REPEAT)
9:00 Bones #244 "The Radioactive Panthers in the Party"


CW
8:00 The Flash #62 "Into the Speed Force"
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow #30 "Moonshot"

Monday, March 13, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, March 13

Monday night has the season finale of The Bachelor after another great year for the long-running franchise. It should have a strong night for the both the finale and the annual "After the Final Rose" special. CBS, NBC, and FOX are all new as well but outside of The Voice, they will all pale in comparison. The Voice may take a hit as well.

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor (Season Finale)
10:00 The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (SPECIAL)

CBS
8:00 Kevin Can Wait #19 "Showroom Showdown"
8:30 Man with a Plan #16 "The A-Team"
9:00 Superior Donuts #7 "The Amazing Racists"
9:30 2 Broke Girls #135 "And the Baby and Other Things"
10:00 Scorpion #65 "Monkey See, Monkey Poo"

NBC
8:00 The Voice
10:00 Taken #3 "Off Side"

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy #7 "6:00PM-7:00PM"
9:00 APB #6 "Daddy's Home"


CW
8:00 The Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (SPECIAL)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, March 12

It's week two of the regular Sunday nights after two months of lots of awards shows, sporting events, and other things. ABC has the new season of the critically acclaimed American Crime premiering at 10pm. It has never been a ratings draw and is in its worst slot yet but it's only on the air because of the acclaim. It has to follow Time After Time, which was a big bomb for its series premiere last week. NBC had the most success last week but it will be interesting to see how Chicago Justice does in its fourth episode, but only second in its regular slot. FOX has week two of Making History, which had a soft but not entirely disastrous premiere last week.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #123 "Murder Most Foul"
9:00 Time After Time #3 "Out of Time"
10:00 American Crime #22 "Season Three, Episode One" (Season Premiere)


CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #185 "Queen Pin"
9:00 Madam Secretary #60 "Break in Diplomacy"
10:00 Elementary #112 "Fidelity" Part 2


NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (REPEAT)
8:00 Little Big Shots

9:00 Chicago Justice #4 "Judge Not"
10:00 Shades of Blue #15 "Eye of the Hurricane"

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #119 "Like Gene for Chocolate"

8:00 The Simpsons #613 "22 for 30"
8:30 Making History #2 "The Shot Heard Round the World"
9:00 Family Guy #284 "Cop and a Half-Wit"
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #42 "The Spirit of St. Lewis"

Saturday, March 11, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/10/17

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Dr. Ken
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 MacGyver
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 Grimm
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Rosewood (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 1.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
9:00 The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Friday night, The Vampire Diaries said goodbye to the CW. It was up a tenth in viewers and the demo for its best performance since February 26, 2016. It had a dynamic eight year run as a game changer for its network but it ended its life quietly on a Friday. It is still perhaps the most iconic CW show of all time. On ABC, Last Man Standing was down nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo and Dr. Ken was down seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Both comedies tied a series low. After a Shark Tank repeat, 20/20 was down 1.1 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. On CBS, MacGyver was up eight tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo, Hawaii Five-0 was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, and Blue Bloods was down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to tie a series low set back in April 2015. On NBC, Grimm was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Dateline NBC moved back to being two hours and was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Finally on FOX, Sleepy Hollow was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Vampire Diaries (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Blue Bloods (CW)

Friday, March 10, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/9/17

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 The Catch
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 13.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
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: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Training Day
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC
8:00 Superstore (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
8:30 Powerless
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Kicking and Screaming
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 Supernatural

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

It was a pretty ugly night all the way around on Thursday. ABC had its new TGIT lineup and The Catch was a big step down from How to Get Away with Murder. First up though, Grey's Anatomy was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to tie a series low it has hit twice before. At 9pm, Scandal hit an outright series low, dropping eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. This show seemed to be on the upswing before a two week break that seemed to dull some momentum. Then The Catch returned and it is certainly a weak link with a 0.8 demo. It got a surprise renewal last year despite low numbers and now it tied its series low with this premiere. I'm sure this will air through the rest of the season but I can't imagine ABC giving it another reprieve. Over on FOX, Masterchef Junior was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The series premiere of the new Kicking and Screaming was no different from the just ended My Kitchen Rules so it was a pretty even swap.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It was a bad night for The Great Indoors, which was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, retaining only 50% of the Big Bang audience. At 9pm, Mom was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo while Life in Pieces was the only show on any network to rise from its last airing as it was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 10pm, Training Day was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. On NBC, Superstore was a repeat and the rest of the lineup had a rough outing. Powerless was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Without The Voice as a lead-in, Chicago Med plummeted 2.5 million viewers and six tenths in the demo to tie a series low. This show can succeed in a good situation but it hasn't had that on Thursdays. At 10pm, The Blacklist: Redemption was also hit hard from a much lower lead-in. It was down 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo. Not surprisingly, this is looking like a dead show. Finally on the CW, Supernatural hit a new series low, dropping a tenth in viewers and the demo. Newly renewed Riverdale held up well though as it dropped a tenth in viewers but was even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Life in Pieces (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Catch (ABC)

RENEWAL ALERT: The 100

The CW announced today that it has renewed The 100 for a fifth season. The drama has been a cult hit but never a major ratings performer. It was held for midseason this year but has proven to be an OK lead-out of a diminishing Arrow. It seems likely it will be held again for midseason next year.

The 100 joins Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Riverdale as renewals for next year. The Vampire Diaries and Reign are ending, The Originals and iZombie have yet to premiere, and it's not looking likely for No Tomorrow and Frequency.

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

FRIDAY
Friday night marks the end of an era for the CW. The Vampire Diaries was a breakout show for the CW back when it premiered in 2009. It gave the CW an identity before it became the DC Comics/quirky dramedy network. The vampire drama was a buzzy hit in the Twilight era but has become mostly forgotten in recent years. It ends tonight after eight seasons and 171 episodes. Airing after a retrospective at 8pm, I wouldn't be surprised to see a bump for the 9pm finale. Elsewhere, all the networks have pretty normal nights.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #127 "House of Tutor"
8:30 Dr. Ken #41 "Ken's Old Professor"
9:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 MacGyver #18 "Flashlight"
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #162 "Puka 'ana"
10:00 Blue Bloods #150 "Shadow of a Doubt"

NBC
8:00 Grimm #120 "Blood Magic"
9:00 Dateline NBC


FOX
8:00 Rosewood (REPEAT)
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #59 "Insatiable"


CW
8:00 The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours (SPECIAL)

9:00 The Vampire Diaries #171 "I Was Feeling Epic" (SERIES FINALE)

SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 NBA Countdown
8:30 NBA Basketball: Golden State at San Antonio

CBS
8:00 Ransom #10 "The Artist"
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (REPEAT)
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 The Voice (REPEAT)
9:00 Taken (REPEAT)

10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy (REPEAT)

9:00 APB (REPEAT)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/8/17

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:30 Speechless
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Designated Survivor
Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon

Viewers: 5.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Star
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CW
8:00 Arrow (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
9:00 The 100 (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2

It was a down Wednesday night for ABC until 10pm. At 8pm, The Goldbergs was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo while Speechless was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Modern Family finally dipped below a 2.0 demo for the first time ever. It was an impressive seven and a half year run without falling below that threshold but it has happened now. The only broadcast shows that have never gone below a 2.0 now are The Big Bang Theory, This is Us, and Empire. At 9:30pm, Black-ish was down two tenths in viewers and the demo. The best news of the night for ABC came from Designated Survivor, which returned after nearly three months off up from its December finale. I thought this was a prime candidate for a rough return with a serialized freshman drama that had a long time off so the fact that it was up was certainly a promising return.

CBS had the return of Survivor but it was a pretty weak start for the long running franchise. It had its weakest debut ever with 7.6 million viewers and a 1.7 demo. The spring edition started disappointingly last year but then had a decent season so we'll see what happens here. It led into the season premiere of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which struggled and hit a series low. It still did better than Doubt but it was another weak Wednesday 10pm performance. It's a little understandable since it was rushed back to air with little promotion but still, Code Black is continuing to look better with each new show that airs in the slot. Finally on FOX, Lethal Weapon was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo for a new series low while Star was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Designated Survivor (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)

THE RUNDOWN: Thursday, March 9

A busy March week continues Thursday night with the return of The Catch to the TGIT lineup. It was disappointing last year and a surprise renewal so I don't see this season going any better. FOX has the series premiere of Kicking & Screaming as the newest unscripted attempt. A 1.0 premiere would be a win here.

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy #284 "Civil War"
9:00 Scandal #95 "They All Bow Down"

10:00 The Catch #11 "The New Deal" (Season Premiere)

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #225 "The Escape Hatch Identification"
8:30 The Great Indoors #15 "Relationship Jack"
9:00 Mom #82 "Martinis and a Sponge Bath"
9:30 Life in Pieces #38 "Earthquake Mechanic Awkward Ordained"
10:00 Training Day #6 "Faultlines"

NBC
8:00 Superstore (REPEAT)
8:30 Powerless #5 "Cold Season"
9:00 Chicago Med #34 "Prisoner's Dilemma"

10:00 The Blacklist: Redemption #3 "Independence, USA"

FOX
8:00 Masterchef Junior

9:00 Kicking & Screaming (SERIES PREMIERE)

CW
8:00 Supernatural #256 "Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell"

9:00 Riverdale #7 "In a Lonely Place"

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/7/17

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 6.1 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: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 People Icons
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

CBS
8:00 NCIS

Viewers: 14.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Bull
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 This is Us
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
10:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 New Girl (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
8:30 The Mick (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 Bones
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CW
8:00 The Flash
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

Tuesday night brought a mixed bag for NBC. First up at 8pm, The Voice was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo, holding up much better week to week than Monday's edition. At 9pm, the phenom This is Us celebrated its penultimate episode by rising 1.8 million viewers and a stunning half a demo point to a new series high. It also hit a 3.0 in January, but that was fudged a bit by unusual scheduling that night with President Obama's Farewell Address. This is an outright, legitimate series high and it begs the question, how high can it go for the season finale next week? But the great news at 9pm did not extend to 10pm where another episode of Chicago Justice did not get the sampling it should have. It was even below Sunday night's episode and got only a 1.3 demo out of the huge lead-in. I believe Chicago Fire would have done significantly better here. Maybe NBC has now overdone it with the Chicago shows. We'll see how Justice holds up in its regular slot this Sunday.

On ABC, The Middle was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo while American Housewife was even. Fresh Off the Boat and The Real O'Neals went back to their regular 9pm hour after airing at 8pm last week. Both shows were down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is taking a break for the month of March. In its place, cheap newsmagazine People Icons is airing and it was even down from Marvel's usual weak numbers. Of course it's just filler so it's not really a big deal. On CBS, NCIS was down seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo, tying its series low from two weeks ago. At 9pm, Bull was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo for its fifth straight 1.3 demo. At 10pm, NCIS: New Orleans was down half a million viewers and even in the demo. Finally, it was a rough night for the CW. The Flash was down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to tie a series low while DC's Legends of Tomorrow was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for an outright series low.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: This is Us (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Chicago Justice (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, March 8

Wednesday night has NBC and the CW taking the night off but there's still a lot going on. With the failure of Doubt, CBS rushed Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders back on for its second season and it premieres at 10pm following the return of Survivor a little bit later than usual. It should be a solid night for CBS. ABC has the return of Designated Survivor, which has been off since December. I'm a little skeptical about this one because it was a high profile freshman serialized drama that was declining and then was off for three months. It reminds me a bit of The Event from several years ago and that didn't come back well after months off.

ABC
8:00 The Goldbergs #88 "Deadheads"
8:30 Speechless #17 "S-u-r-Surprise"

9:00 Modern Family #182 "Basketball"
9:30 Black-ish #65 "ToysRn'tUs"
10:00 Designated Survivor #11 "Warriors"

CBS
8:00 Survivor (34th Edition Premiere)
10:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders #14 "Lost Souls" (Season Premiere)

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

10:00 Chicago PD (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 Lethal Weapon #17 "A Problem Like Maria"
9:00 Star #11 "Saving Face"


CW
8:00 Arrow (REPEAT)
9:00 The 100 (REPEAT)

RATINGS RECAP: 3/6/17

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor

Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 The Bachelor: The Women Tell All
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Man with a Plan (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Superior Donuts
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 Kevin Can Wait (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Scorpion (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
10:00 Taken
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 24: Legacy

Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 APB
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

CW
8:00 Supergirl

Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

Monday night had week two of NBC's new lineup and there were pretty big drops for both shows. The Voice was down nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo from last week's premiere. This seems like a bigger than usual drop while they're still in the blind auditions. At 10pm, Taken was down 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from its premiere. It seems like it will be in Timeless territory sooner rather than later. On ABC, The Bachelor was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo while its annual "The Women Tell All" was a big improvement from the When We Rise numbers of last week but below regular numbers for The Bachelor. Only Superior Donuts was new for CBS but it had a stronger than usual Man with a Plan repeat ahead of it (thanks to a repeat of The Big Bang Theory) ahead of that. It was down just two tenths in viewers and even in the demo for a solid showing. On FOX, 24: Legacy was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. FOX's president didn't sound overly optimistic on this show when asked this week. At 9pm, APB was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Finally on the CW, only Supergirl was new and it was even with last week.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Superior Donuts (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: 24: Legacy (FOX)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: Riverdale

The CW handed out its first (and probably only) renewal to a freshman series, renewing Riverdale for a second season. The Archie Comics murder mystery drama has been quiet but able to do something that freshmen flops No Tomorrow and Frequency have been unable to do: stay somewhat steady around a 0.4 demo despite a lower lead-in. Tomorrow and Frequency were frequently getting 0.2 demos with bigger lead-ins.

Riverdale joins Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Supernatural, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW renewal list. No Tomorrow and Frequency are likely dead along with the ending The Vampire Diaries and Reign. The 100 is on the bubble while The Originals and iZombie have yet to start their new season.

WEEKLY RECAP: February 27-March 5, 2017

Here is my weekly recap for Week #24. 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 24s:  2016   2015

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 3.1    14th week
2. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.6    13th week
3. The Bachelor (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 2.4    9th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 2.3    Special Airing
5. Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 8:30pm) - 2.0    15th week
    Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.0    1st week (New Season)
7. Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.9    1st week
8. The Goldbergs (ABC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.8    12th week
9. Chicago Fire (NBC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 1.7    Special Airing
    Chicago Justice (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 1.7    Special Airing
    Chicago Med (NBC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 1.7    1st week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 13.0 million    14th week
2. Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 11.7 million    1st week (New Season)
3. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 11.4 million    11th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Thursday 8:00pm) - 10.7 million    Special Airing
    60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 10.7 million    18th week
6. Chicago PD (NBC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 9.6 million    1st week
7. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 9.5 million    13th week
8. Chicago Fire (NBC, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 9.0 million    Special Airing
9. Chicago Med (NBC, Thursday 9:00pm) - 8.8 million    1st week
10. Chicago Justice (NBC, Wednesday 10:00pm) - 8.7 million    Special Airing

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.4    9th week
2. Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00pm) - 0.6    14th week
3. Emerald City (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.7    9th week
    Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.7    1st week (NEW SHOW)
5. APB (FOX, Monday 9:00pm) - 0.8    1st week
    Training Day (CBS, Thursday 10:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
    My Kitchen Rules (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
    Grimm (NBC, Friday 9:00pm) - 0.8    7th week
    Dateline NBC (NBC, Friday 10:00pm) - 0.8    8th week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00pm) - 0.8    6th week
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 0.8    1st week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Bob's Burgers (FOX, Sunday 7:30pm) - 1.8 million    9th week
2. Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Friday 9:00pm) - 1.9 million    9th week
3. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.1 million    18th week
4. My Kitchen Rules (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 2.2 million    8th week
    Making History (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 2.2 million    1st week (NEW SHOW)
    The Last Man on Earth (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.2 million    10th week
7. The Mick (FOX, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.4 million    9th week
8. Time After Time (ABC, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    1st week (NEW SHOW)
    Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.5 million    9th week
10. The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.6 million    6th week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Voice (NBC)    2nd week
Tuesday - The Voice (NBC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Chicago PD (NBC)    2nd week
Thursday - Chicago Med (NBC)    3rd week
Friday - Shark Tank (ABC)    4th week
Sunday - Little Big Shots (NBC)    1st week (New Season)

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - When We Rise (ABC)    Special Airing
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - When We Rise (ABC)    Special Airing
Thursday - When We Rise (ABC)    Special Airing
Friday - Sleepy Hollow (FOX)    5th week
Sunday - Time After Time (ABC)    1st week (NEW SHOW)