Ratings Roundup Week of November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving week is a kind of gimme week for programs. Many air reruns or are preempted for holiday specials. Those that do air new episodes usually end up with lower than average numbers as folks aren't watching as much television, especially Thursday through Saturday.


ABC ran reruns and specials for the most part last week. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving rated well as usual. Dancing with the Stars and The Toy Box wrapped up their seasons last week. Dancing finished well, The Toy Box was near the bottom of the chart as usual. Not sure even being cheap to produce will be enough to save it. It wouldn't surprise me if it was pushed off to the summer.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

American Music Awards

2.4

9.2


The Good Doctor

1.8

10.0


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

1.7

6.7


Dancing with the Stars

1.4

10.1


Dancing with the Stars (finale)

1.3

9.2


The Middle

1.3

6.1

Final Season

Saturday Night College Football

1.2

4.8


Modern Family (rerun)

1.2

4.5


Fresh Off The Boat

1.1

4.3


20/20 Special Lights, Cameras, Christmas

0.8

3.6


Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

0.8

3.4


American Housewife (rerun)

0.8

3.2


20/20

0.6

3.2


The Toy Box (finale)

0.5

3.1


The Good Doctor (rerun)

0.5

2.7


The Good Doctor (rerun)

0.4

2.7


Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (rerun)

0.3

2.0


CBS had less luck with its holiday specials, as most of them ended up near the bottom of the ratings chart. Even in reruns, however, The Big Bang Theory powered to the top of the ratings for the network; even more impressive as that was Thanksgiving evening. SEAL Team and SWAT saw a bit of a ratings bump last week, good news for fans of both shows.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

4.4

17.3


The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

2.9

12.1

Renewed

Young Sheldon

2.6

11.3


60 Minutes

1.8

11.5


Mom

1.8

8.0


NCIS

1.4

12.5


Survivor

1.4

7.4


Life In Pieces

1.3

5.9


Kevin Can Wait

1.2

6.1


Bull

1.1

9.0


SEAL Team

1.1

7.0


SWAT

1.1

5.8


Criminal Minds

1.0

6.3


Man with a Plan

1.0

5.4


Superior Donuts

1.0

5.2


NCIS: New Orleans

0.9

8.0


Scorpion

0.9

5.1


Wisdom of the Crowd

0.8

6.0


9JKL

0.8

4.4


Frosty the Snowman

0.8

4.0


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.7

7.0


Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire

0.7

2.9


Madam Secretary

0.6

5.9


Frosty Returns

0.6

5.2


Grammy's Greatest Stories

0.6

3.3


48 Hours

0.6

3.2


Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost

0.5

2.1


The Story of Santa Claus

0.5

2.0


NBC is inching ever closer to having no scripted shows for a week. Last week saw only three scripted programs out of the sixteen it aired. Chicago Med made its fall premiere last week slightly above where it ended last year. Perennial favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, had another good ratings year, as did Trolls Holiday.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Sunday Night Football

7.0

21.1


Thursday Night Football

4.4

14.9


Football Night in America (Thursday)

3.2

11.8


Football Night in America (Sunday)

3.2

10.2


This Is Us

2.5

9.3

Renewed

The Voice (Tuesday)

1.7

9.4


The Voice (Monday)

1.7

9.2


Dreamworks Trolls Holiday

1.4

5.2


Chicago Med (premiere)

1.3

6.2


How The Grinch Stole Christmas

1.3

5.7


SNL Thanksgiving

1.0

3.7


The Brave

0.9

4.7


Dateline: Friday

0.9

4.3


The Wall

0.8

4.5


Dateline: Saturday

0.5

2.9


The National Dog Show

0.5

2.8


The Simpsons topped the chart for FOX last week as Empire was in reruns. For those wondering about back nine episode orders for The Gifted and Ghosted, The Gifted was a set number of episodes for the season, just like The Orville. It should be renewed, easily. Ghosted may be in the same situation, but I can't find anything definite. It will probably be renewed as well.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Simpsons

1.1

2.7

Renewed

Bob's Burger's

1.1

2.4


Lethal Weapon

1.0

3.9


College Football

0.9

3.6


Lucifer

0.9

3.3


The Gifted

0.9

2.9


Family Guy

0.9

2.1


Ghosted

0.8

1.9


The Mick

0.7

2.1


The Last Man Standing

0.7

1.6


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.7


Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.6

1.5


Empire (rerun)

0.5

2.0


FOX College Football

0.5

1.8


Star (rerun)

0.4

1.6


The Orville (rerun)

0.4

1.6

Renewed

Gotham (rerun)

0.4

1.4


The CW had a low week last week. Fans of Supernatural and Arrow shouldn't worry about those low numbers. Both shows aired Thanksgiving evening, nothing to worry about. Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow were steady, though The Flash dipped slightly. Keep an eye on next week's numbers, it will be interesting to see if the two night, four show crossover changes anything with the regular order of programs on the network. Will the superheros gang up on the Winchesters and push the brothers out of their usual number two spot?

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

0.8

2.2


Supergirl

0.5

1.9


Legends of Tomorrow

0.5

1.4


iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1

0.4

1.2


Supernatural

0.3

1.2


Arrow

0.3

1.1


Valor

0.2

1.0


iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2

0.2

0.9


So overall a quiet week of specials, sports, and repeats with a few new episodes salted in.

Written by LadyShelley on Nov 27, 2017

Comments

gmpugs posted 14 days ago

Of the 4 that are currently on air (I'm hoping Black Lightning will be good), Supergirl is probably my least favorite. As for next season, hopefully Black Lightning will have good enough ratings numbers that it will be back for a next season.

LadyShelley posted 14 days ago

Supergirl ... yeah I don't see the appeal honestly. Now granted, the only episodes I've seen are ones that cross over with Flash (or Arrow and Legends) but the writing seemed shallow and the acting was terrible. If the point of crossing over all the shows is to get cross pollination of fans watching all of them, it's been an epic fail for me at least. I don't know enough about the DC comic-verse, would Black Lightning get pulled into the cross-over madness next season?

gmpugs posted 14 days ago

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if Thanksgiving wasn't a result of that. I'm hoping the cross-over will be good. For me, I've been a little disappointed in the previous ones involving Supergirl. It seemed to me that the cross-over started with the very last scene of Supergirl and didn't show her or the other characters from it that much when compared to those from Arrow, Flash and Legends. Hopefully it won't be the case this time around.

LadyShelley posted 14 days ago

@gmpugs, This isn't even the lowest rating for the season, so my guess would be the holiday played a role as least somewhat. I haven't watched any of this season yet (or last season now that I think about it) but the ratings have been in the 1.0 - 0.9 range for the most part. It will be interesting to see what happens with the numbers for the cross-over. Will it pull up Arrow and Legends a bit or pull down Flash and Supergirl?

gmpugs posted 15 days ago

For the Flash, I would blame the crap that is having everything revolve around useless Iris being in charge as the show's problem...but that just might be my opinion, because ever since the storyline from last season, I haven't been a fan of hers.

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