Ratings Roundup Week of October 22, 2017

The first freshman series was canceled last week, along with a summer series, there was also a late premiere. The World Series and NFL Football dominated ratings across several networks, and The CW still can't get rid of those low rated CBS shows.


NBC's top of the grid was another wash-rinse-repeat of the last four weeks; the only changes are the actual numbers. Good news for fans of The Blacklist, the show was no longer the lowest rated drama for the network, that honor went to Blindspot which had a late premiere last week. Fans don't need to worry, Blindspot just started its third season which means a fourth is a given for syndication episode counts. NBC's middle of the grid shows continued a workman-like week. The Dick Wolfe one-two of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD should be safe for another year; likewise Law & Order: SVU and Superstore. The Brave and Law & Order True Crime held on by their fingernails, and its iffy if either will see a longer season or a season two.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Sunday Night Football

6.5

19.2


Football Night in America

3.1

9.3


This Is Us

2.8

10.6

Renewed

The Voice (Monday)

2.2

10.1


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.9

9.7


Will & Grace

1.8

6.8

Renewed

Chicago Fire

1.2

6.6


Law & Order: SVU

1.2

5.8


Superstore

1.2

4.6


Chicago PD

1.1

6.2


The Good Place

1.1

4.0


The Brave

1.0

5.2


Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

1.0

4.6


Great News

1.0

3.9


Dateline: Friday

0.9

4.9


The Blacklist

0.8

5.2


Blindspot (premiere)

0.7

4.1


Vintage SNL

0.6

2.7


Dateline: Saturday

0.5

3.4


ABC was the first network to cancel a show last week. Ten Days in the Valley was removed from the schedule and will play out its last few episodes in the dead Saturdays of December. Good news, fans will at least see the full ten episode run, bad news for those fans, there won't be anything else. You can expect similar news for Marvel's Inhumans; the November 10 episode is already being sold as the "season finale" don't expect to see any more from this one either. In fact, with the exception of The Good Doctor, the fall freshman shows were pretty much a bust all around for the network as The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves The World tumbled again last week and the future for both is now in doubt. For the good news, The Good Doctor topped the ratings grid for the network once again, though it did slip a couple of tenths. Grey's Anatomy kept chugging along and is in no danger.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Good Doctor

1.8

10.4


Grey's Anatomy

1.8

7.7


Modern Family

1.7

6.0

Renewed

The Goldbergs

1.4

5.5

Renewed

Dancing with the Stars

1.3

9.2


The Middle

1.3

5.8

Final Season

American Housewife

1.3

4.8


Scandal

1.1

4.9

Final Season

Fresh Off The Boat

1.1

4.2


Speechless

1.1

4.2


Black-ish

1.1

4.0


Shark Tank

1.0

4.3


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

4.6


How To Get Away With Murder

0.9

3.6


Saturday Night College Football

0.9

3.5


The Mayor

0.8

3.0


Designated Survivor

0.7

3.9


Kevin (Probably) Saves The World

0.7

2.9


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.5


20/20

0.5

2.2


Marvel's Inhumans

0.5

2.1


The Toy Box

0.4

2.3


Ten Days in the Valley

0.4

2.2


CBS hosted its last Thursday Night Football game last week, they can say goodbye to the ratings boost as the rest of the NFL Thursday night line-up moves over to NBC and the NFL Channel. The regular Thursday night lineup of comedies led by The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon begins next week. Otherwise, The Eye had a rather quiet ratings week. 9JKL continued to do well, it was the second highest rated comedy behind The Big Bang Theory. Likewise, NCIS and Bull kept their spots at one and two for dramas. Me, Myself & I held at the same numbers as last week, but that probably won't save it. Wisdom of the Crowd held steady and should be safe for now. SEAL Team lost a tenth from last week and can't lose any more if it wants to see a season two. In summer television news, CBS canceled Zoo last week after three seasons.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

4.4

17.7


Thursday Night Football

3.4

11.4


The Big Bang Theory

2.8

13.2

Renewed

60 Minutes

2.4

14.6


Survivor

1.7

8.2


NFL Thursday Night Kickoff

1.6

6.6


NCIS

1.4

13.3


9JKL

1.4

7.2


Bull

1.2

10.7


Kevin Can Wait

1.2

6.1


NCIS: New Orleans

1.1

9.5


NCIS: Los Angeles

1.1

8.2


Wisdom of the Crowd

1.1

7.7


Michael Jackson's Halloween

1.1

5.7


SEAL Team

1.0

6.9


Criminal Minds

1.0

5.9


Blue Bloods

0.9

8.1


Me, Myself & I

0.9

4.7


MacGyver

0.8

6.9


Madam Secretary

0.8

6.4


Scorpion

0.8

5.2


48 Hours

0.6

4.7


NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)

0.4

3.4


NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)

0.4

3.0


The World Series dominated FOX programming last week, and while the network would love the series to play out all seven games, The Astros could put the series to bed in Game 6. The big surprise was the rating gain by The Orville last week. After a week off, the show gained two tenths from its last new episode. If it keeps up those numbers the series is sure to get a second season. Ghosted and The Gifted also continued to do well, Ghosted gained a tenth while The Gifted lost a tenth. Gotham maintained its numbers from the last two weeks, and while not great it will probably get another season.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

World Series Game 2

4.2

15.5


World Series Game 1

3.9

15.0


World Series Game 3

3.4

13.8


World Series Game 4

2.9

12.5


The Simpsons

1.6

3.7

Renewed

Bob's Burgers

1.3

3.0


The Orville

1.2

4.2


Family Guy

1.2

2.7


Ghosted

1.1

2.7


The Gifted

1.0

3.4


Gotham

0.9

2.9


The Mick (rerun)

0.9

2.4


Lucifer

0.8

3.3


The Last Man On Earth

0.8

2.0


The CW shows were a carbon copy of last week. The Flash gained a tenth to stay at the top, Supernatural lost a tenth, but stayed in second place. Riverdale continued its sophomore surprise tour and held at the same numbers as last week. The rest of the superhero lineup was steady and none are in any danger of cancellation. As for the rest, while CW execs would probably like to ditch all four of the programs, chances are Valor and Dynasty are the ones that are done, fans should enjoy what episodes remain. Odds are more in favor of keeping the veteran shows to pump up the syndication sales.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

1.0

2.6


Supernatural

0.6

1.9


Riverdale

0.6

1.6


Supergirl

0.5

1.8


Legends of Tomorrow

0.5

1.4


Arrow

0.5

1.3


Valor

0.2

0.9


Dynasty

0.2

0.7


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

0.2

0.6


Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6


How did your favorites do last week?

Written by LadyShelley on Oct 30, 2017

Comments

LadyShelley posted 16 days ago

@shevanje030 The reality is unless you're a Nielsen family, it doesn't matter how you watch as your viewing isn't counted at all.

With that said, the numbers networks actually look at for decision making purposes are something called the C3 numbers (the C stands for Commercial and the 3 is three day or the day of transmission numbers plus three days of DVR viewing) What they are really looking at is how many of those Nielsen families were watched the ads, as that's all they care about.

Those of us out here in Joe Public Land don't get access to those numbers, the closest analog is the adjusted overnights (which is what we post each week). They aren't an exact match, but they're close enough to make pretty good guesses as to what the network will do. (Before you ask Live+3 numbers rarely have much shift from the adjusted overnights to really make a difference for the purposes of predicting what will get renewed and what will get cancelled)

shevanje030 posted 16 days ago

Thisratings are sad.... but "WE" dont get in the statistic numbers, we the online binge watchers

LadyShelley posted 19 days ago

@gmpugs The Toy Box is a "reality" show, so it's cheap to make and doesn't need to follow the same rules as a scripted program. With that said, even being cheap may not save it with those low numbers.

gmpugs posted 19 days ago

I have a question about that show The Toy Box: it looks like it's consistently at or near the bottom, ratings-wise. How come it's still on the air?

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