Ratings Roundup Week of November 5, 2017

It's decision time for networks regarding freshman programs as additional episode orders are made (or not) for new shows. Valor was the first of the freshman Special Forces shows canceled, will the other two soon follow?


ABC gave fans of The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves The World some good news and some bad news last week. The good news is, each program received an additional three episode order from the network. The bad news is, that's not going to be enough to get either show renewed, so fans should enjoy what's left and hopefully, the productions will wrap up in a satisfying way. Marvel's Inhumans wrapped up its eight-episode run and the silence from the network on the future of the show is deafening; the program will appear on a list of quietly canceled shows in a few weeks. How To Get Away With Murder is hanging on by the fingertips; it may get one more year just to extend its episode count for syndication.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

51st Annual CMA Awards

3.2

14.3


Grey's Anatomy

1.9

8.1


Saturday Night College Football

1.9

6.4


The Middle

1.4

5.6

Final Season

Dancing with the Stars

1.2

9.3


Scandal

1.1

5.0

Final Season

Black-ish

1.1

3.7


Fresh Off The Boat

1.0

3.7


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

4.4


Shark Tank

0.9

4.0


How To Get Away With Murder

0.9

3.7


Luke Bryan: Living Every Day

0.8

5.2


Shark Tank

0.7

3.3


Kevin (Probably) Saves The World

0.7

2.9


The Mayor

0.7

2.6


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.4


Marvel's Inhumans

0.5

2.0


The Toy Box

0.4

2.4


20/20

0.4

2.2



While CBS enjoyed a ratings boost from the NFL Overrun on Sunday, the execs at The Eye watched as their Monday night lineup slowly imploded with the loss of The Big Bang Theory to anchor the night. 9JKL suffered the worst as it went from a steady, middle of the road rating to the lowest rated comedy on the network, its chances of renewal likewise fell. Sophomore series, Superior Donuts, also felt the pinch and some tough decisions may be in its future as well. For some perspective, the Friday night line-up of MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods drew a higher average than the Monday night shows (Friday averaged a 1.0 while Monday only managed a 0.9). None of the Friday night shows are in any danger. The same cannot be said for SEAL Team or SWAT, both are below the average network rating and unless they can come up a bit, may have a short life. Wisdom of the Crowd rebounded from a low week last week. However, it may be gone from allegations made against Jeremy Piven before the ratings axe can fall.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

5.4

20.6


The Big Bang Theory

2.8

13.8

Renewed

60 Minutes

2.5

15.1


Young Sheldon

2.2

12.4


Survivor

1.6

7.8


NCIS

1.5

13.5


Mom

1.5

8.7


Bull

1.2

10.8


Life In Pieces

1.2

6.5


Kevin Can Wait

1.2

6.3


Hawaii Five-0

1.1

9.1


Wisdom of the Crowd

1.1

7.9


The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

1.1

5.9


Blue Bloods

1.0

9.8


NCIS: New Orleans

1.0

9.2


SWAT

1.0

6.6


Superior Donuts

1.0

5.4


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.9

8.0


MacGyver

0.9

7.3


SEAL Team

0.9

6.2


Criminal Minds

0.9

5.5


Scorpion

0.8

5.2


9JKL

0.8

4.4


Madam Secretary

0.6

5.9


48 Hours

0.6

4.2


SWAT (rerun)

0.5

3.2


NCIS (rerun)

0.4

3.6


Football and "reality" programs dominated the NBC schedule last week (and for the coming weeks as well); only seven scripted shows aired on the network last week. Of those seven, Law & Order True Crime is more than likely canceled after its last episode airs next week; it was well below the average network rating again last week. While Blindspot was even lower, it's in its third season, so a season four is pretty much a given for syndication, however much it hurts the execs to admit it. The Brave, while a steady ratings performer, has not been the breakout series The Peacock hoped it would be. If there is no announcement in the next week or two about an episode extension, take that as confirmation the series is canceled.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Sunday Night Football

4.9

14.4


Thursday Night Football

4.0

13.1


Football Night In America (Sunday)

2.8

8.2


This Is Us

2.5

9.9

Renewed

Football Night In America (Thursday)

2.1

7.9


The Voice (Monday)

2.0

9.6


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.9

9.5


Law & Order: SVU

1.1

5.0


The Brave

1.0

5.2


Chicago PD

0.9

5.2


Dateline: Friday

0.9

5.1


The Blacklist

0.9

5.0


Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

0.9

4.1


Blindspot

0.7

3.4


Vintage SNL

0.6

2.6


Dateline: Saturday

0.5

3.1


Will & Grace (rerun)

0.4

2.2


Superstore (rerun)

0.4

2.1


FOX returned to its regular schedule last week. Empire reclaimed its top spot, with Star right behind it to claim the highest rated dramas. Bob's Burgers and The Simpsons took the top comedy spots. The Gifted and Ghosted ended another workmanlike ratings week, and both should see a season two. Gotham should hold on for another season as well. The rest of the bottom of the ratings grid, however, is more than likely canceled and are just playing out the side as schedule filler until the mid-season shows start.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

1.8

5.4


Bob's Burgers

1.4

2.9


The Simpsons

1.3

2.9

Renewed

Star

1.2

3.8


Family Guy

1.1

2.3


Lethal Weapon

1.0

4.1


The Orville

1.0

3.7

Renewed

Lucifer

1.0

3.5


The Gifted

1.0

3.2


Ghosted

1.0

2.3


Gotham

0.9

2.7


Hell's Kitchen

0.8

3.1

Renewed

FOX College Football

0.8

2.9


The Last Man On Earth

0.8

1.9


The Mick

0.7

2.1


The Simpsons (rerun)

0.7

1.9


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.5


The Exorcist

0.4

1.3


The CW ended the debate regarding its low-rated shows last week when it gave a full season order to Dynasty which means Valor is probably canceled, even though it's been slightly better in the ratings. With Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in need of more episodes for syndication, Jane The Virgin will probably be sacrificed as well. Otherwise, the CW maintained its usual order. Riverdale did slip a tenth last week, but it's in no danger.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

0.9

2.4


Supernatural

0.6

1.7


Supergirl

0.5

1.9


Legends of Tomorrow

0.5

1.5


Riverdale

0.5

1.5


Arrow

0.5

1.3


Valor

0.3

1.1


Jane The Virgin

0.3

0.7


Dynasty

0.2

0.7


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

0.2

0.7


We're seven weeks in to the new season, where are your favorites?

Written by LadyShelley on Nov 13, 2017

Comments

LadyShelley posted 5 days ago

I've watched both the classic version and the new one, and liked them both. Both are very much a product of their time. There were several call backs to the original opening in the 2010 series, both Lord and O'Laughlin are standing on the same balcony for example. The classic series went through any number of cast changes as well, and much more contentious that what happened with Daniel and Grace. (The original actor to play Kono for example was basically fired because Jack Lord demanded it.)

@gmpugs, there wasn't much character development in the classic series. Up until the early/mid 1990s TV writing was very much plot driven; characters were there simply to move the plot along. These days, most television is the opposite; it's character driven and the plot is there to develop the characters. So there wasn't much in the way of backstories or carguments in the old series. :)

Fluky posted 6 days ago

No bickering on TOS. Jack Lord's character, Steve McGarrett, ran a very disciplined operation. The show seemed to have a bit more class as McGarrett, and all the detectives he supervised, were always very well dressed and respectful. When the show first aired, the original intro was hands-down the most awesome TV show intro anybody had ever seen. I still get chills when I see it ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w

gmpugs posted 6 days ago

I have to admit, I haven't seen the original show, did they bicker like they do on this one?

Fluky posted 6 days ago

Without a "book-um Danno" in every episode, the new 5-0 will never be as good as TOS.

gmpugs posted 8 days ago

I have to admit, I was somewhat angry about Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park leaving. However, instead of immediately saying "I refuse to watch the new season," I wanted to see how they did the season premiere. So far, it's still on my list of shows to DVR. Even though it's still doing well, maybe they should have it go out on a good/high note with this one instead of having the writing get stale and painful to watch.

LadyShelley posted 8 days ago

Five-0 is steady at the same rating as last season, those angry at the leaving of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are not pleased, I'm sure. At the end of last season, Alex was in a lot of pain from an old back injury and he gave several interviews where he said season 8 would be his last. Over the summer, however he started a new treatment and seems to be if not pain free, at least in less pain overall, and he's started to waffle on that statement. (Of course now Scott went and tore up his elbow ...) The show is doing well, I'm sure the network wants to renew it. I'm not sure what contract negotiations look like for Alex or Scott at this point.

Young Sheldon already gained a full season order after its first episode aired in September. There is no doubt it will get a season 2.

gmpugs posted 8 days ago

3 more episodes of The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World? Cool. And Hawaii 5-0 has been better than I expected without Kono and Chin. That said, do you know if there's going to be more seasons of it after this one? I've heard in the past that Alex O'Laughlin's contract was through 8 seasons (which is the one currently airing) and had no desire of renewing it. I wonder if that's still the case if that's true. Oh, and how do you think Young Sheldon is faring for a possibility of a full season order and renewing for a second season?

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