Ratings Roundup Week of September 30, 2018

CBS had a few premieres last week. For the new shows, The Neighborhood opened strong, Happy Together did not, it will need to hold right where it is if it wants to see any longevity. God Friended Me had a healthy bump from the NFL overrun, it will be interesting to see if the show holds that audience when it doesn't have the assist. For the returning shows, NCIS Los Angeles opened well, up a little from where it ended last season. SEAL Team and Criminal Minds did not start as well as hoped, both lost a good portion of their audience from the Spring. Monday night continues to plague the network. Magnum PI slipped a couple of tenths from its premiere, though it is doing better in the time slot than anything else the Eye has tried there. Time will tell if that's enough to get the program a full season or a renewal. Murphy Brown and FBI both lost a tenth from their premieres, but should be fine for now.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Overrun

4.0

15.0


60 Minutes

2.2

13.5


The Big Bang Theory

2.2

12.3

Final Season

Young Sheldon

1.8

10.7


Survivor

1.5

7.3


NCIS

1.4

12.1


God Friended Me (premiere)

1.3

10.4


The Neighborhood (premiere)

1.3

8.1


Mom

1.3

7.8


FBI

1.2

9.4


NCIS Los Angeles (premiere)

1.1

8.7


NCIS New Orleans

1.0

7.8


Murphy Brown

1.0

7.1


Happy Together (premiere)

1.0

5.9


Magnum PI

0.9

6.2


Blue Bloods

0.8

8.5


Hawaii Five 0

0.8

7.3


Bull

0.8

6.7


SEAL Team (premiere)

0.8

5.0


MacGyver

0.7

5.8


SWAT

0.7

5.2


Magnum PI (rerun)

0.7

4.7


Criminal Minds (premiere)

0.7

4.4


48 Hours

0.6

3.6


The Neighborhood (rerun)

0.5

2.8


Happy Together (rerun)

0.4

2.2


ABC did not have any new shows premiere last week. For the returning programs, Station 19 rose a tenth from where it ended in the Spring. Fresh Off The Boat and Speechless saw significant drops in numbers with the move to Friday night. Even with the bit of grace given to Friday shows, the future of both could be in trouble. A Million Little Things lost three tenths off its premiere, it will need to bounce back a bit if it wants to last. Single Parents also dropped but should be fine for now.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Grey's Anatomy

1.6

6.6


Modern Family

1.4

5.4


The Goldbergs

1.3

5.1


The Good Doctor

1.1

7.2


Station 19 (premiere)

1.1

5.2


American Housewife

1.1

4.5


College Football

1.1

4.4


Single Parents

1.1

4.2


Dancing with the Stars (Monday)

0.8

7.1


Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday)

0.8

6.1


America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)

0.8

5.3


A Million Little Things

0.8

3.8


How To Get Away With Murder

0.8

3.0


Fresh Off The Boat (premiere)

0.6

2.9


Sunday Movie: Frozen

0.6

2.8


A Million Little Things (rerun)

0.5

2.7


Speechless (premiere)

0.5

2.4


Shark Tank (rerun)

0.5

1.9


20/20 Friday

0.4

2.5


Child Support (premiere)

0.4

2.1


NBC premiered Will & Grace and Superstore last week; both rose a bit from their numbers in the Spring. Manifest and New Amsterdam each lost three tenths off their premieres, however both should be fine for now, as long as they don't lose any more. Putting the Dick Wolfe shows all together on the same night looks like a winner for the Peacock Network as all three Chicago shows held steady from their premiere numbers.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Football

6.1

16.2


SNF Pregame

3.8

11.2


This Is Us

2.4

8.9


The Voice (Monday)

2.1

10.1


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.8

9.4


Manifest

1.8

8.4


New Amsterdam

1.5

7.4


Football Night In America

1.4

4.5


Chicago Med

1.3

8.8


Chicago Fire

1.3

8.1


Chicago PD

1.2

7.8


Law & Order SVU

1.0

4.2


Will & Grace (premiere)

1.0

4.0

Renewed

Superstore (premiere)

0.9

3.2


The Good Place

0.9

3.0


I Feel Bad

0.7

2.6


Dateline Friday

0.6

3.2


Dateline Saturday (rerun)

0.5

3.1


Manifest (rerun)

0.5

3.0


Saturday Night Live (rerun)

0.5

2.4


New Amsterdam (rerun)

0.4

2.6


FOX had a good second week. The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, and Family Guy all opened well. Last Man Standing dropped a good bit from its premiere, but is in no danger. The Cool Kids also dropped from its premiere, it will need to hold where it is if it wants to see the Spring. Lethal Weapon was steady from its premiere, but news Damon Wayans wants to leave at the end of the season puts the program's future in doubt. Can you still have a Lethal Weapon series without Riggs or Murtaugh?

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NFL Thursday Night Football

4.3

13.2


9-1-1

1.5

6.1


Empire

1.5

5.1


The Simpsons (premiere)

1.4

3.2


Last Man Standing

1.3

6.0


Star

1.2

4.0


Bob's Burgers (premiere)

1.2

2.6


Family Guy (premiere)

1.2

2.6


The Cool Kids

1.1

4.8


The Resident

1.0

4.9


Lethal Weapon

0.8

3.1


Hell's Kitchen

0.8

2.8


Rel

0.8

2.0


The Gifted

0.7

2.2


Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.7

1.5


The Simpsons (rerun)

0.5

1.5


College Football

0.5

1.4


The CW wrapped up its few remaining summer programs ready to charge into the fall season next week. No word on if the top two ratings winners for the week, Penn & Teller Fool Us or Masters of Illusion, have been renewed.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Penn & Teller Fool Us (finale)

0.3

1.2


Masters Of Illusion (finale)

0.2

0.9


Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)

0.2

0.9


Masters of Illusion (rerun)

0.2

0.8


Whose Line Is It Anyway

0.2

0.7


Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)

0.2

0.6


Supernatural (rerun)

0.2

0.6


Burden of Truth (finale)

0.1

0.7


The Outpost (finale)

0.1

0.6


The Flash (rerun)

0.1

0.5


Supergirl (rerun)

0.1

0.4


The Originals (rerun)

0.1

0.4


Not surprising that most every program saw a loss over premiere numbers, curiosity viewing for the new shows, and wrapping up cliff-hangers for the returning shows will do that. The next couple of weeks will start to see how the ratings will shake out for everyone. How did your favorites do?

Written by LadyShelley on Oct 8, 2018

Comments

gmpugs posted 2 months ago

I really liked the premiere of God Friended Me, hopefully the remaining episodes will as good as the first one. Big Bang Theory? So far, I'm finding the final season as disappointing as the last couple seasons, which is a bummer. Young Sheldon is still really pleasant to watch, same with Mom. I thought Thursday's episode of Mom was better written, and had more lol moments than its season premiere episode. CW, let's see what you'll have with your Fall premieres! :)

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