Ratings Roundup Week of October 15, 2017

Fans of the rookie fall shows will know in the next week if their new favorites will see the spring as full season orders will go out before Halloween for the new shows. Remember networks will never say a program is cancelled. If your favorite new shows don't get full season orders, they are done. Full season orders are no guarantee of renewal, but at least fans can enjoy their favorite shows until April.


ABC's cost-cutting measures gained Once Upon A Time another season, much to the teeth gnashing of some fans. However, it's doubtful the show will last. The ratings weren't very good last season, hence the cast cuts, and so far this season they've only got worse. Likewise, Ten Days in the Valley and Marvel's Inhumans are likely done after their initial episodes air. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and The Mayor both started well, but both have also lost viewers each week. At this point, it's a toss-up if either will get a back nine episode order. Fans of sophomore series, Designated Survivor can start to worry now, as well. On the positive side, The Good Doctor continues to rack up good numbers, and the perennial Halloween favorite, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown continues to draw a healthy audience. The rest of the network lineup is in no danger at this point.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Good Doctor

2.0

10.6


Saturday Night College Football

2.0

6.7


Modern Family

1.7

6.2

Renewed

The Goldbergs

1.6

5.6

Renewed

Dancing with the Stars

1.6

5.6


It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

1.4

6.0


American Housewife

1.4

5.1


The Middle

1.3

5.5

Final Season

Toy Story of Terror

1.1

4.7


Scandal

1.1

4.7

Final Season

Shark Tank

1.1

4.6


Speechless

1.1

4.4


Black-ish

1.1

4.1


Fresh Off The Boat

1.1

3.9


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

4.4


How To Get Away With Murder

0.9

3.6


Designated Survivor

0.8

4.3


Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

0.8

3.3


The Mayor

0.8

3.0


20/20

0.5

2.7


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.5


The Toy Box

0.4

2.9


Ten Days in the Valley

0.4

2.6


Marvel's Inhumans

0.4

2.0


CBS new comedies are a tale of contrasts. 9JKL is doing well enough it should get a full season order. Me, Myself & I, however, is a different story, another nine episodes aren't at all a guarantee for the program. SEAL Team is holding steady and should be fine, though it can't afford any losses. Wisdom of the Crowd is steady and should get a full season order. Madam Secretary slipped a tenth from its premiere and needs to pull up if it wants to see a fifth season. MacGyver likewise needs to come up a bit but is still likely safe at that number.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

5.2

19.5


Thursday Night Football

4.5

14.4


The Big Bang Theory

2.8

13.1

Renewed

60 Minutes

2.3

13.4


Survivor

1.8

8.1


NFL Thursday Night Kickoff

1.7

6.5


NCIS

1.4

12.9


Bull

1.2

10.5


9JKL

1.2

6.7


NCIS: New Orleans

1.1

9.5


NCIS: Los Angeles

1.1

8.6


Wisdom of the Crowd

1.1

8.0


SEAL Team

1.1

7.1


Kevin Can Wait

1.1

6.0


Hawaii Five-0

1.0

8.5


Criminal Minds

1.0

5.9


Blue Bloods

0.9

8.9


Me, Myself & I

0.9

4.3


MacGyver

0.8

6.8


Scorpion

0.8

4.8


Madam Secretary

0.7

6.7


48 Hours

0.6

4.0


48 Hours (rerun)

0.4

3.4


NCIS (rerun)

0.4

3.0


No changes at the top of the grid for the Peacock Network, along with the football, This Is Us, The Voice, and Will & Grace are in the same positions as the last few weeks, though each has declined week to week. There's not much great news for Great News however as it's the lowest rated program for the network along with The Blacklist. It's do or die time for The Brave as well, the show has OK numbers, but nothing to write home about.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Sunday Night Football

5.6

16.2


This Is Us

2.9

10.7

Renewed

Football Night In America

2.8

8.5


The Voice (Monday)

2.4

10.4


The Voice (Tuesday)

2.2

10.0


Will & Grace

1.7

6.7

Renewed

Law & Order: SVU

1.2

5.6


Chicago Fire

1.1

6.4


Chicago PD

1.1

5.8


Superstore

1.1

4.2


The Good Place

1.1

3.9


The Brave

1.0

5.0


Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

1.0

4.4


The Blacklist

0.9

5.5


Great News

0.8

3.7


Dateline: Friday

0.7

4.2


College Football

0.6

2.5


Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (rerun)

0.4

2.3


FOX had another steady week, no real changes or surprises. The Gifted and Ghosted have both done well for the network and should get full season orders in the coming days. Gotham and Lucifer have settled at numbers fans and execs alike would want to see higher. Both will probably squeak another season, but only if ratings don't slip any lower. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is most likely done, and The Exorcist has entered embarrassing numbers. What does the production team have on FOX that it is still around?

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

1.8

5.7


Star

1.3

4.2


The Simpsons

1.3

2.9

Renewed

Family Guy

1.2

2.5


The Gifted

1.1

3.5


Bob's Burgers

1.1

2.4


Ghosted

1.0

2.4


Lethal Weapon

0.9

3.8


Lucifer

0.9

3.2


Gotham

0.9

2.8


Hell's Kitchen

0.8

2.8

Renewed

The Mick

0.8

2.3


The Last Man On Earth

0.8

2.0


The Orville (rerun)

0.6

2.1


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.7


Ghosted (rerun)

0.5

1.8


FOX College Football

0.4

1.4


The Exorcist

0.4

1.3


It's tough to be an exec at The CW these days. Programs produced by Warner Brothers do well for the network. Shows produced by CBS, well, don't. Go ahead and guess which ones are CBS productions on the grid. However, at least some of those low-rated shows will have to be renewed to keep the parents happy. So, the question becomes: do you keep new shows like Valor and Dynasty or ditch the rookies in favor of keeping veterans Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane The Virgin; two shows only in their third and fourth seasons so you need to pump up the episode count for syndication? There is no easy answer for the scheduling team; they can only hope the spring premieres do better than the fall programs have so far. At the top of the grid, The Flash continues as the top-rated show for the network. Supernatural leap-frogged some of the superheroes to take the second spot last week.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

0.9

2.5


Supernatural

0.7

1.9


Riverdale

0.6

1.8


Supergirl

0.5

1.8


Legends of Tomorrow

0.5

1.6


Arrow

0.5

1.5


Dynasty

0.3

0.9


Valor

0.2

1.0


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

0.2

0.6


Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6


We're at decision time for the fall new shows. Which ones do you keep and which ones simply disappear in a few more weeks?

Written by LadyShelley on Oct 23, 2017

Comments

viscera693028 posted 28 days ago

Reality show wins out do to its. Well, "brain dead tv". There is no thinking on the viewers part. All you do is watch regular people over EXAGGERATE their lives or situation & try to act heart broken over stupid BS stuff that just doesnt matter. And for the Scripted Reality shows, for people that watch them, just watch a soap Opera it is just as stupid but there not trying to be real or trying to just wing it. at least they follow a script so there for to me. it would be just a tad more entertaining. Because they might keep you guessing or get you to think about it, and figure out the plot b4 it is revealed. Reality shows is just easy money for the networks and their are plenty of Brain dead tv watchers would rather watch that then try to figure out who is killing whom or who are the masked bank robbers or who is hacking they characters and holding them financially hostage and so forth. A lot of people just dont like to think much any more so thats why Brain dead tv wins out and we end up getting a President like Brain Dead Trump.......

gmpugs posted 30 days ago

It'd be nice if The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World get full season orders, because I've been liking their episodes. The Good Doctor has been holding my attention pretty good as well. This season of Designated Survivor has been rather disappointing. I could do without that new character Liar (or whatever the guy's name is that wears the glasses), he's obnoxious! And as for Marvel's Inhumans, I haven't had a chance to watch Friday's episode yet, but if it doesn't get picked up for more episodes/a new season after its original run ends, I won't be heartbroken, despite it being mildly entertaining. And I hope the writers on The Flash work on making Iris way, waaaay, waaaaaay, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less annoying.

LadyShelley posted a month ago

Folks just love them that "reality" TV. :)

(I don't get it either)

TonyMayhew posted a month ago

I really don't get how Survivor beats all the NCIS's every week, lol.

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