Ratings Roundup Week of November 12, 2017

Most of the freshman shows know their fate now, needless to say it was a rough Fall season for all of the networks. A few veteran shows may be nearly the end of the road as well


It's become a habit with CBS to make announcements around 4pm on a Friday, and last week was no different. Fans of SWAT got the good news as the series was picked up for a full season, even with the lower than average ratings. Fans of 9JKL, however didn't fare so well. As with a couple of programs on another network, the series was given just three additional episodes, so count the series as done at this point. CBS had a pretty good fall season with its new shows. Of the six new shows, there was one breakout hit with Young Sheldon, a couple of marginal hits with SEAL Team and SWAT, and the remaining three probably canceled. In other news, Man with a Plan premiered last week at about the same place it ended last season, which didn't help the Monday night comedy block recover from the loss of The Big Bang Theory.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Big Bang Theory

2.6

13.4

Renewed

Young Sheldon

2.0

11.8


Survivor

1.7

8.9


NCIS

1.5

13.1


Mom

1.4

8.4


Kevin Can Wait

1.3

6.2


60 Minutes

1.2

11.3


Bull

1.1

10.3


NCIS: New Orleans

1.1

9.7


SEAL Team

1.1

7.2


Life In Pieces

1.1

6.4


Hawaii Five-0

1.0

9.1


Criminal Minds

1.0

5.6


Man with a Plan (premiere)

1.0

5.4


Blue Bloods

0.9

9.1


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.9

7.9


MacGyver

0.9

7.2


SWAT

0.9

6.3


Superior Donuts

0.9

4.9


Scorpion

0.8

4.7


9JKL

0.8

4.3


Wisdom of the Crowd

0.7

6.6


48 Hours

0.7

4.5


Madam Secretary

0.6

6.6


NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)

0.4

3.5


48 Hours (rerun)

0.4

3.3


ABC finished another week with The Good Doctor at the top of the ratings chart; Grey's Anatomy wasn't very far behind to take second place. ABC had five new programs premiere this fall. The network earned one huge hit with The Good Doctor, however its other four new programs are either already canceled or will be in the near future. For the veteran series' Once Upon A Time is likely in its last season. How To Get Away With Murder and Designated Survivor were both well below the network average again last week, and their renewal is dependent on the Spring shows; ABC may be forced to keep them if its spring new shows fare as bad as the Fall freshman programs.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Good Doctor

1.9

10.1


Grey's Anatomy

1.8

7.5


Modern Family

1.7

6.0

Renewed

The Goldbergs

1.5

5.6

Renewed

Dancing with the Stars

1.4

9.9


The Middle

1.3

5.7

Final Season

American Housewife

1.3

4.9


Scandal

1.1

5.0

Final Season

Speechless

1.1

4.4


Fresh Off The Boat

1.1

3.9


Black-ish

1.1

3.9


America's Funniest Home Videos

1.0

5.2


Saturday Night College Football

1.0

3.4


Shark Tank

0.9

4.2


How To Get Away With Murder

0.9

3.7


Designated Survivor

0.8

4.1


Shark Tank

0.8

3.6


20/20

0.7

4.0


Kevin (Probably) Saves The World

0.7

2.6


The Mayor

0.7

2.5


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.6


The Toy Box

0.5

2.3


Once Upon A Time

0.4

2.0


NBC had another week of football and contests, only six scripted shows aired on the network last week. Unfortunately, for fans of The Brave, it won't be counted among those scripted shows for much longer as it did not receive any sort of additional episode order from the network. Likewise, Law & Order True Crime is also done. NBC only had two new shows premiere this Fall and both are likely canceled, here's hoping the Spring season is better for The Peacock network. This is Us again topped the scripted shows for the network, and Chicago PD is in no danger from cancellation, either. Blindspot finished well below the network average, however being in its third season, NBC will likely suffer at least one one year of low ratings from the show to get a good syndication episode count.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Sunday Night Football

5.8

17.5


Thursday Night Football

4.2

13.5


Football Night In America (Sunday)

2.8

9.0


This Is Us

2.6

10.1

Renewed

The Voice (Tuesday)

2.0

10.0


The Voice (Monday)

2.0

9.6


Football Night In America (Thursday)

1.9

7.4


The Voice (Wednesday)

1.4

7.7


Chicago PD

1.2

6.4


The Brave

1.0

5.0


The Blacklist

0.9

5.9


Dateline: Friday

0.9

4.3


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

0.9

4.2


Blindspot

0.6

3.4


Vintage SNL

0.6

2.7


Dateline: Saturday

0.6

2.6


Superstore (rerun)

0.6

2.1


Will & Grace (rerun)

0.4

1.9


FOX got a boost from an NFL Overrun which helped all of its Sunday night lineup gain a few tenths. FOX had the best luck with its new Fall shows as all three are either already renewed, or should be renewed by the end of the season. Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, and Gotham were all consistent last week. The first two should see an easy renewal, Gotham will most likely get renewed as well. By rights, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Exorcist should all be done by the end of the season, their futures are dependent on what happens in the Spring.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

5.0

15.2


The OT

3.6

10.2


Empire

2.0

6.1


The Simpsons

1.9

4.8

Renewed

Family Guy

1.4

3.1


Ghosted

1.3

3.3


Star

1.2

3.7


Lethal Weapon

1.0

3.8


Lucifer

1.0

3.6


The Gifted

1.0

3.0


The Orville

0.9

3.3

Renewed

Hell's Kitchen

0.9

3.2

Renewed

Gotham

0.9

2.6


The Last Man On Earth

0.9

2.2


The Mick

0.7

2.1


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.7


The Exorcist

0.4

1.4


FOX College Football

0.4

1.1


The CW may be feeling the pinch from that Dynasty order for a long time. While a full season order is no guarantee of renewal, the cards have been dealt for the two new shows on the network this fall. After getting the good news of a full season order last week, fans rewarded the show by dropping about 100,000 more viewers. The network might have been better off keeping Valor. Supernatural picked up a tenth last week and kept its second place spot, nothing will stop the Winchesters for awhile yet. The network also announced the Spring premiere date for the highly anticipated Black Lightning last week.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

1.0

2.5


Supernatural

0.7

1.9


Supergirl

0.5

1.9


Legends of Tomorrow

0.5

1.5


Riverdale

0.5

1.4


Arrow

0.5

1.3


Valor

0.2

0.9


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

0.2

0.7


Dynasty

0.2

0.6


Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6


Holiday specials and reruns will start soon. What are the Spring premieres you're looking forward to?

Written by LadyShelley on Nov 20, 2017

Comments

LadyShelley posted 22 days ago

Not booted, but certainly delayed. The CW hasn't said when it will be back; I'd expect it sometime around March. There will also be Olympics coverage to deal with, so I'm not sure if any network will run original programming against it. Legends is in no danger, it just needs to wait for a hole in the schedule.

gmpugs posted 22 days ago

So, with Black Lightning on Tuesdays at 9pm, what's happening with Legends of Tomorrow? Moving to a different night or something? I'm looking forward to that one, but will be bummed if Legends gets the boot as a result.

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