Ratings Roundup Week of April 1, 2018

It took a little longer than usual, but The CW was once again the first network to announce renewals for the majority of its scheduled programs last week. Of the shows still in question, Valor and Life Sentence are probably canceled, iZombie may squeak another year. Black Lightning took the top spot last week, right at its usual numbers. Supernatural slipped three tenths from the week before, but that was still enough to take the second spot. Arrow dropped another tenth and dropped below one million viewers.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Black Lightning

0.5

1.5

Renewed

Supernatural

0.4

1.4

Renewed

Legends of Tomorrow

0.4

1.2

Renewed

Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)

0.3

0.9

Renewed (summer)

Arrow

0.3

0.9

Renewed

The Flash (rerun)

0.2

0.9

Renewed

Dynasty

0.2

0.7

Renewed

Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6

Renewed

Riverdale (rerun)

0.2

0.5

Renewed

Life Sentence

0.1

0.4



ABC premiered new sci-fi drama The Crossing to low numbers. Splitting Up Together lost a sizable chunk of its audience from the premiere last week while Alex, Inc lost slightly less. Both should be renewed assuming they don't lose any more viewers. Deception gained a tenth, not sure if that's enough to save it. Roseanne lost a chunk of viewers as well, but that was expected. The interesting numbers will be in the next week or so to see where the series settles.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Roseanne

3.9

15.4

Renewed

The Middle

2.2

8.4

Final Season

Grey's Anatomy

1.7

6.8


American Idol (Sunday)

1.6

7.5


Modern Family

1.5

5.6

Renewed

Black-ish

1.5

5.3


American Idol (Monday)

1.4

7.2


The Goldbergs

1.4

5.4

Renewed

Splitting Up Together

1.4

4.8


American Housewife

1.2

4.7


Station 19

1.0

5.1


The Crossing (premiere)

0.9

5.4


Scandal

0.9

3.8

Final Season

Alex Inc

0.9

3.7


Roseanne (rerun)

0.8

4.3


Deception

0.8

4.0


For The People

0.8

2.8


NBA Saturday Primetime

0.7

2.4


Designated Survivor

0.6

3.8


20/20 Friday

0.5

2.4


Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.2

Canceled

Agents of SHIELD

0.5

2.0


NBA Countdown

0.4

1.9


CBS ran a lot of The Big Bang Theory and NCIS reruns last week and, especially for the normal Monday comedy lineup, that could be a problem as those repeats did far better than original episodes of Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan, and Superior Donuts did the week before. Ransom opened its season two at the bottom of the chart; the only good news for its fans is those numbers are right about where it was last season.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Big Bang Theory

2.4

13.0

Renewed

Young Sheldon

1.9

11.7

Renewed

Survivor

1.7

8.4


NCIS

1.3

12.2


Mom

1.3

8.3


The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

1.3

6.9


Bull

1.2

11.0


Young Sheldon (rerun)

1.2

6.5


The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

1.1

6.0


Criminal Minds

1.0

5.9


NCIS: New Orleans

0.9

8.4


Hawaii Five-0

0.9

7.9


Life In Pieces

0.9

6.1


Blue Bloods

0.8

8.7


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.8

7.1


MacGyver

0.8

6.7


SWAT

0.8

5.0

Renewed

Living Biblically

0.8

4.1


60 Minutes

0.7

8.3


NCIS (rerun)

0.7

5.2


Instinct

0.6

6.6


48 Hours

0.6

4.6


NCIS (rerun)

0.6

4.5


Madam Secretary

0.5

5.7


NCIS (rerun)

0.4

3.4


Random (premiere)

0.4

2.7


NBC led the singing competition once again as The Voice took the top spots. The Easter special Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert took third. Rise was steady with last week and appears to have settled, not sure that's a number that can get a renewal though. AP Bio, Champions, and Taken are all probably done, even a schedule change wasn't enough to improve the numbers for Taken. Will & Grace wrapped it's first revival season; for those curious, it opened the season with a 3.0 and ended at a 0.9.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

1.9

10.0


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.8

9.4


Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

1.7

9.6


Chicago Med

1.1

6.2


Chicago Fire

1.0

5.5


The Blacklist

0.9

5.4


Good Girls

0.9

4.0


Will & Grace (finale)

0.9

3.6

Renewed

Dateline (Sunday)

0.8

4.9


Rise

0.8

4.4


Superstore

0.8

3.2

Renewed

Dateline (Friday)

0.7

4.7


Chicago PD (rerun)

0.7

4.2


Law & Order: SVU (rerun)

0.7

3.8


Dateline (Saturday)

0.7

3.4


Vintage SNL

0.7

2.8


Little Big Shots (rerun)

0.6

4.0


AP Bio

0.6

2.2


Champions

0.5

2.0


Superstore (rerun)

0.5

2.0


Taken

0.4

3.0


Will & Grace (rerun)

0.3

1.9


FOX wrapped The Mick last week, with the final episode steady with the week before, ratings have only been middling good for the comedy, but it will probably be enough for another season. Gotham has been consistent week-to-week and while the numbers aren't great they should be enough for a renewal. LA To Vegas popped up a tenth from the week before while Brooklyn Nine-Nine lost a tenth.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

1.8

5.6


Star

1.3

4.2


The Simpsons

0.9

2.1

Renewed

Family Guy

0.9

2.0


Masterchef Junior

0.8

3.5


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.8

1.8


Gotham

0.7

2.5


LA To Vegas

0.7

2.0


The Mick (finale)

0.7

1.8


Bob's Burgers

0.7

1.5


Showtime at the Apollo

0.6

2.7


The Last Man On Earth

0.6

1.4


Lethal Weapon (rerun)

0.5

1.8


Lucifer (rerun)

0.4

1.7


The Resident (rerun)

0.4

1.7


Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade

0.4

1.3


The Resident (rerun)

0.3

1.7


Showtime at the Apollo (rerun)

0.3

1.3


Masterchef Junior (rerun)

0.3

1.1


Another week closer to decision time. How are your favorites doing in the race to the end of the season?

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 9, 2018

Comments

mpflipper posted 4 days ago

I couldn't care less if CW cancels Life Sentence.. didn't like that show much anyway..But I DO hope they renew VALOR.. Loved that show and it has great potential !!!

SilverSurfer posted 14 days ago

Disney isn't getting Fox TV since they already own ABC ... but they could "fix" Fox by taking away all the programs Fox Studios provide leaving the network with very little. While I highly doubt Disney would attempt such a move to eliminate a network competitor ... it does present interesting choices going forward for Fox TV with no sister studio creating a programming synergy ... who do they use to get their shows?

LadyShelley posted 14 days ago

@SilverSurfer I'm sure some FOX shows premiered below a 1.0 and lived to tell the tale.

It will be interesting to see which tack the CW takes with its Sunday schedule; Sunday nights are big TV nights and there is a lot of competition. Not to mention the last time the CW tried Sunday night programming it failed spectacularly. My guess would be take a successful veteran series and pair it with something new. So is it The Flash, Black Lightning, or Supernatural that's shifted to the Sunday night anchor position with a rookie in the 9PM slot? I doubt they would try to pair something like Dynasty with a new show, or put two rookie shows on back-to-back on that night.

Thursday Night Football will play havoc with the scheduling but both networks will still need to fill that time with something while the games are on the opposite rotation. The bigger question for FOX will be the Disney deal (assuming it goes through). Will the Mouse let things lie or will it decide to "fix" things for the network. That may affect renewals more than the football.

SilverSurfer posted 14 days ago

Has anything, other than on the CW, premiered below a 1.0 and lived to see a second season?

More flux than normal for 3 of the networks this year ... the CW is adding a night so they need more hours of programing, as does CBS that no longer has Thursday Night Football (TNF) while FOX picking up TNF has fewer hours to fill the first half of the season ... this has to impact the renewal process to some extent on these 3 networks.

WilsonMeister posted 15 days ago

The Crossing is very intriguing and yet seems to have a bit of Fringe thrown in to make it even MORE so.

I hope this one makes it . . .

JuanArango posted 15 days ago

I actually liked The Crossing, but with those numbers it seems doomed from the start.

gmpugs posted 15 days ago

I could say the same thing for Young Sheldon. When I first heard that CBS was doing a spin-off about when Sheldon was a kid, my first thought was "ugh, this won't be funny." Though I have to say I'm glad I gave it a chance, I'm liking it better than Big Bang Theory.

LadyShelley posted 15 days ago

I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying LA To Vegas, I usually don't go in much for comedies. So yeah, I hope it gets another season. :)

gmpugs posted 15 days ago

I'm hoping LA to Vegas gets a second season, it's pretty funny. Designated Survivor has been somewhat disappointing for me this season. If it gets picked up for a third season, I'm not sure I'll want to watch it or not. Big Bang Theory, that last couple seasons the writing has been rather bad. And before anyone says "stop watching," I've been sticking with it, with the hopes that the storylines improve, hopefully it will with season 12. And for Hawaii Five-0, even though the storylines have been pretty good, may this should be the last season...end on a high note and all in my opinion.

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