Ratings Roundup Week of March 25, 2018

ABC premiered three comedies last week, though you probably only heard about one of them. Roseanne roared back to television with a huge opening and was promptly renewed for a second season. Splitting Up Together opened the same night, and along with Black-ish, rode the ratings high; it will be interesting to see if it can hold on to its audience. Alex, Inc also premiered last week to a more usual opening rating. So many successful comedies could put the network in a bind when it comes to renewals. Station 19 gained a tenth from its premiere while Deception lost a tenth.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Roseanne (premiere)

5.2

18.4

Renewed

Black-ish

2.6

8.6


Splitting Up Together (premiere)

2.1

7.0


Grey's Anatomy

1.8

7.1


The Good Doctor (finale)

1.7

9.5

Renewed

American Idol (Monday)

1.7

7.8


American Idol (Sunday)

1.7

7.5


The Goldbergs

1.4

5.5

Renewed

Modern Family

1.4

5.4


Station 19

1.2

5.9


Alex, Inc (premiere)

1.1

4.6


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

5.2


For The People

0.9

3.5


Scandal

0.8

3.7

Final Season

Splitting Up Together (rerun)

0.8

3.4


Deception

0.7

3.9


Designated Survivor

0.7

3.8


Saturday Movie: The Ten Commandments

0.6

4.7


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.1

Cancelled

Agents of SHIELD

0.5

1.9


20/20 Friday

0.4

2.2


CBS announced both SEAL Team and SWAT were renewed for second seasons, good news for those fans of both shows. Living Biblically settled at the same numbers as last week, not enough to save it, though. Criminal Minds had a healthy bounce last week, gaining a couple of tenths. The Friday night lineup of MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods all returned from the NCAA break at about where they were a few weeks ago.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NCAA Tournament (overrun)

5.9

25.6


60 Minutes

4.0

22.1


The Big Bang Theory

2.5

13.3

Renewed

Young Sheldon

2.0

11.9

Renewed

Survivor

1.7

8.1


Mom

1.4

8.6


NCIS

1.3

11.9


Instinct

1.3

10.2


Bull

1.1

10.6


NCIS: Los Angeles

1.1

8.6


Criminal Minds

1.1

6.6


Hawaii Five-0

1.0

7.7


Life In Pieces

1.0

6.1


NCIS: New Orleans

0.9

8.5


Blue Bloods

0.9

8.3


SEAL Team

0.9

6.5

Renewed

Kevin Can Wait

0.9

5.6


Man with a Plan

0.9

5.4


MacGyver

0.8

6.4


SWAT

0.8

5.3

Renewed

Scorpion

0.8

4.9


Superior Donuts

0.8

4.6


Madam Secretary

0.7

6.1


Living Biblically

0.7

3.9


48 Hours

0.5

3.5


NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)

0.4

3.0


NCIS (rerun)

0.3

2.7


NBC had a quiet week with The Voice taking the top three spots on the chart. Rise stumbled from it's opening two episodes and dropped three tenths from last week; either the story wasn't that good or the curiosity viewers have moved on. TImeless and Taken both lost another tenth last week, fans should enjoy the remaining episodes. After taking last week off, Champions came back down two tenths, it's most likely canceled.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

2.0

10.5


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.7

9.0


The Voice (clip show)

1.3

6.9


Chicago Med

1.0

5.8


Chicago Fire

1.0

5.4


Little Big Shots

0.9

6.0


Good Girls

0.9

4.0


Will & Grace

0.9

3.7


Rise

0.8

4.3


Superstore

0.8

3.0

Renewed

Genius Junior

0.7

4.2


Dateline

0.6

3.3


Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar

0.6

3.2


Timeless

0.6

2.6


Vintage SNL

0.6

2.6


AP Bio

0.6

2.0


Dateline Saturday

0.5

3.1


Blindspot

0.5

2.9


Little Big Shots (rerun)

0.5

2.7


Champions

0.5

1.9


Taken

0.3

2.1



Empire and Star returned to the FOX lineup last week and reclaimed the one-two spots. Brooklyn Nine-Nine had another good week steady at the same numbers as the week before. LA To Vegas lost a tenth and renewal might be in question now.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

2.0

6.2


Star

1.5

4.6


The Resident

0.9

4.2


The Simpsons

0.9

2.1

Renewed

Family Guy

0.9

1.9


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.9

1.8


Bob's Burgers

0.9

1.7


Lucifer

0.8

3.2


Masterchef Junior

0.8

3.0


Gotham

0.7

2.4


The Mick

0.7

1.8


The Last Man On Earth

0.7

1.6


Showtime at the Apollo

0.6

2.4


LA To Vegas

0.6

2.0


9-1-1 (rerun)

0.5

2.1

Renewed

Lethal Weapon (rerun)

0.5

1.9


Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.5

1.1


Masterchef Junior (rerun)

0.3

0.9


Showtime at the Apollo (rerun)

0.3

0.9



Supernatural had a good week last week for the CW, the outside-of-the-box crossover seemed to work. Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow were all at their usual numbers. Life Sentence pulled less than 500,000 viewers last week and is most likely done.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Supernatural

0.7

2.0


Black Lightning

0.5

1.5


Legends of Tomorrow

0.4

1.3


Arrow

0.4

1.1


Riverdale

0.3

1.0


Dynasty

0.3

1.0


Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)

0.2

1.0


The Flash (rerun)

0.2

0.8


iZombie

0.2

0.7


Life Sentence

0.1

0.4


Upfronts are a month away. Except for shows that have premiered over the last week or two, most renewal decisions have been made by the networks, even if they haven't announced them yet. Will your favorites live on for another year?

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 2, 2018

Comments

DavidJHanvey posted 18 days ago

I really like Superstore. its simple, endearing, funny, relatable, always gives me a chuckle and a smile. I recommend it to people looking for clean humour with feel good moments.

LadyShelley posted 20 days ago

@viscera693028

It seems a lot of people agree with you regarding Dynasty, no where near the powerhouse series it was in the 1980s (no I didn't watch it then, either)

Valor is probably done. There was no episode extension given during its run and the silence is deafening regarding its future.

iZombie could squeak another year, Life Sentence is done.

The Brave is probably canceled. It was another one that didn't get any episode extension and rating were never very good.

Near the end of last season Alex O'Loughlin was in a lot of pain from several injuries incurred over the years doing stunts. He said in several interviews last year that he was not going to re-up his contract at the end of the 2017-18 season due to his health, which is probably when the production started the whole restaurant idea as a way to wrap the series. Over the summer, and after several doctor visits, O'Loughlin was in less pain at the start of this season and his story changed. He was feeling loads better, and he was considering future seasons. So, here we are at the end of the 2017-18 season, the ratings have been good for a Friday night show and the star is saying he's good to go, no reason to think the show won't be renewed. (before you ask I have no idea where Scott Caan is with his contract, if that will need renegotiating as well or if he has another year.)

viscera693028 posted 22 days ago

This New Dynasty is not even a pimple on the butt of the Real True Blue 80s Dynasty. Now that was a show with class and true drama and acting. jmo......

The 100 should get renewed but needs to wrap up the show, so this should be finale season. jmo

Valor is an ok show if it comes back ill watch, if not no loss to me.

The Brave, i havent seen any thing on that show is it or isn't it coming back. Seal team is the best out of all 3 of the military shows or special forces or what ever you refer them as?

Hawaii 5-0 is awesome and Alex O'loughlin should feel lucky as hell. Because b4 5-0 he was on the last 1 or 2 seasons of the fx hit series the Shield. So he didnt work long there. Then his own series, where he was a Vampire, that tanked fast. Then maybe some small time parts then he landed his big break on 5-0. So if i was him ill keep 5-0 as long as i can. Cause jobs dont come that easy. I think they was gonna end 5-0 after this season that why Danno and Steve was going into the restaurant business together cause they were gonna retire and they would have their new career to fall back on. So if they get another season then i am sure their new career will be waiting on them.

Riverdale, is like Dynasty the trailers for them is taking to much time on air. Dont need them. JMO....

gmpugs posted 24 days ago

Oh, that's cool about the CW shows. I'm sure those fans of Dynasty are happy.

LadyShelley posted 24 days ago

The CW just announced their renewals, Only shows still in question are The 100, Valor, iZombie, and Life Sentence. Everything else got happy renewal news (yes even Dynasty. :wink:)

Five-0 was a question because Alex O'Loughlin wasn't sure he wanted to continue. It sounds like he's changed his mind on that. The rating for the show have been fine, so no reason to assume it wouldn't be back.

gmpugs posted 24 days ago

Based on what you've been writing, it looks like all the DC shows will be coming back for new seasons, so cool. :) How about Riverdale, do you think it will be renewed for a third season? And I've heard that this could be Hawaii Five-0's last season, any idea that's the case, or if it'll come back for a season 9?

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