Ratings Roundup Week of May 6, 2018

ABC had a programming bloodbath last week as they announced several canceled shows late last Friday. No real surprises on what was ended, though a bit of a shock For the People was renewed. The only currently airing program still undecided is Agents of SHIELD, not sure Disney can justify another season with fewer than 2 million viewers.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Roseanne

2.6

10.3

Renewed

Grey's Anatomy

1.9

7.3

Renewed

American Idol

1.8

8.6

Renewed

The Middle

1.5

5.9

Final Season

Modern Family

1.3

4.7

Renewed

The Goldbergs

1.2

4.7

Renewed

Black-ish

1.2

4.3

Renewed

American Housewife

1.1

4.1

Renewed

Dancing with the Stars

1.0

7.7

Renewed

America's Funniest Home Videos

1.0

5.2

Renewed

Splitting Up Together

1.0

3.5

Renewed

Station 19

0.8

4.4

Renewed

Deception

0.7

3.2

Canceled

Aliex, Inc

0.7

3.0

Canceled

The Crossing

0.5

3.7

Canceled

Designated Survivor

0.5

3.3

Canceled

20/20 Friday

0.5

2.4

Renewed

Once Upon A Time

0.5

2.3

Canceled

For The People

0.5

2.0

Renewed

Quantico

0.5

2.0

Canceled

Agents of SHIELD

0.5

1.9


American Idol (rerun)

0.4

2.2


20/20 Saturday

0.3

2.1


CBS announced renewals for its comedies and a few drama holdouts last week. Kevin Can Wait was the surprise cancellation, Elementary apparently gets good enough ratings for a summer show to earn another season. The only currently airing shows still undecided are Code Black and Ransom, it's hard to see how Ransom is going to get more air time even as a summer show.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Big Bang Theory (finale)

2.9

15.5

Renewed

Young Sheldon (finale)

2.2

12.4

Renewed

NCIS

1.6

15.0

Renewed

Mom

1.5

9.1

Renewed

Survivor

1.5

7.7

Renewed

Mom (finale)

1.3

8.0


Bull (finale)

1.2

11.8

Renewed

Kevin Can Wait (finale)

1.0

5.4

Canceled

SEAL Team

0.9

6.1

Renewed

SWAT

0.9

5.5

Renewed

Man with a Plan

0.9

4.9

Renewed

60 Minutes

0.8

9.1

Renewed

Blue Bloods (finale)

0.8

8.7

Renewed

NCIS: New Orleans

0.8

8.1

Renewed

NCIS: Los Angeles

0.8

7.7

Renewed

Hawaii Five-0

0.8

7.0

Renewed

Instinct

0.7

7.0

Renewed

Code Black

0.7

5.0


Superior Donuts

0.7

4.3

Canceled

The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

0.7

4.3


Undercover Boss (premiere)

0.6

5.0

Renewed

Elementary

0.6

4.6

Renewed

Madam Secretary

0.5

5.9

Renewed

48 Hours

0.5

3.6

Renewed

48 Hours

0.4

3.1


Ransom

0.2

2.4


NBC gave The Blacklist a late renewal last week, though the Peacock is playing coy with the future of Timeless, the time travel series is likely done, it was not part of the upfront announcement made this morning.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

1.5

8.4

Renewed

The Voice (Tuesday)

1.3

7.3


Chicago PD (finale)

1.2

6.3

Renewed

Chicago Med

1.1

5.8

Renewed

Law & Order: SVU

1.1

5.7

Renewed

Chicago Fire (finale)

1.0

5.9

Renewed

Running Wild with Bear Grylls (premiere)

0.9

3.5


The Blacklist

0.8

5.0

Renewed

NHL Playoffs

0.8

2.6


Dateline Friday

0.7

4.2

Renewed

Rise

0.7

3.7

Canceled

Vintage SNL

0.7

2.5

Renewed

Dateline Sunday

0.6

3.2


Genius Junior

0.6

2.8

Canceled (?)

Genius Junior

0.5

2.8


Blindspot

0.5

2.8

Renewed

Law & Order: SVU (rerun)

0.5

2.7


Timeless

0.5

2.2

Canceled

FOX renewed Lethal Weapon last week, along with the news of casting a new character to replace Clayne Crawford's Martin Riggs. Time will tell if the series can survive. Gotham also got good renewal news and will get a final season. Lucifer was not so lucky and will end after this season. Still no word on LA To Vegas or Ghosted, neither show is on the fall schedule which does not bode well. There is schedule room for the two comedies after football ends, but FOX has not confirmed the status for either show yet.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

1.6

5.0

Renewed

Star

1.2

3.7

Renewed

The Simpsons

0.9

2.1

Renewed

Family Guy

0.9

1.9

Renewed

The Resident

0.8

4.0

Renewed

Lethal Weapon (finale)

0.8

3.1

Renewed

Meghan Markle An American Princess

0.7

3.7


Lucifer

0.7

2.9

Canceled

Gotham

0.7

2.2

Renewed

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.7

1.7

Canceled (picked up by NBC)

The Last Man On Earth (finale)

0.7

1.7

Canceled

Bob's Burgers

0.7

1.6

Renewed

Showtime at the Apollo

0.6

2.3


New Girl

0.5

1.3

Final Season

Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.4

1.0


Masterchef Junior (rerun)

0.3

1.0


The CW renewed iZombie for another year last week. And not to be outdone in the controversy department, the network announced it was not picking up Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

0.7

1.7

Renewed

Supergirl

0.5

1.6

Renewed

Supernatural

0.4

1.3

Renewed

The 100

0.4

1.1

Renewed

Riverdale

0.4

1.0

Renewed

Arrow

0.3

1.0

Renewed

iZombie

0.3

0.8

Renewed

The Originals

0.3

0.8

Final Season

Dynasty (finale)

0.1

0.6

Renewed

Life Sentence

0.1

0.4

Canceled

It's almost the end of another television season. Ratings Roundup will post for the next two weeks and then be off for the summer.

Written by LadyShelley on May 14, 2018

Comments

SilverSurfer posted 4 months ago

Elementary apparently makes CBS money before it even airs. Though they would never do it, they could continue to make the show and not have it air on CBS and it would still be profitable.

Ghosted is pretty much toast. LA to Vegas I think has a shot at another short, mid-season pick-up. YMMV

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