Ratings Roundup Week of March 3, 2019

ABC pulled most of its half-hour comedies last week in favor of reality programs. American Idol premiered down a good six tenths from where it started last year. For The People premiered about where it ended last season. Whiskey Cavalier saw a nice American Idol bump, up two tenths from its premiere the previous week. The Rookie received a nice bump from The Bachelor lead-in gaining two tenths from the previous week to see one of its best ratings weeks for the season. Comedy lead-ins are not doing either program any favors, it seems.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

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The Bachelor (Monday)

2.0

7.3


American Idol (Sunday) (premiere)

1.7

8.6


The Bachelor (Tuesday)

1.6

6.1


American Idol (Wednesday)

1.5

7.8


Grey's Anatomy

1.5

6.5


The Good Doctor

1.1

6.7

Renewed

America's Funniest Home Videos

1.1

6.6

Renewed

Whiskey Cavalier

0.9

5.3


Station 19

0.9

5.2


Shark Tank

0.9

4.1


The Rookie

0.8

4.5


NBA Basketball

0.8

2.7


20/20 (Friday)

0.7

4.0


Fresh Off The Boat

0.6

3.1


For The People (premiere)

0.5

3.1


NBA Countdown

0.5

2.1


Speechless

0.4

2.2


CBS had a pretty standard week. That weeping sound you're hearing is CBS execs realising there are only six episodes of The Big Bang Theory left. Blue Bloods returned after a couple of weeks off steady with its last episode. Hawaii Five-0 was up a tenth from its last new episode. Man with a Plan lost three tenths while Fam gained a tenth.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

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The Big Bang Theory

2.1

13.0

Final Season

Young Sheldon

1.7

11.6

Renewed

Survivor

1.5

7.2


Mom

1.2

8.3

Renewed

CBS News: Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly

1.2

6.6


60 Minutes

0.9

10.2


Blue Bloods

0.9

8.2


Hawaii Five-0

0.9

7.2


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.9

7.0


Fam

0.9

5.7


SWAT

0.9

5.6


The Neighborhood (rerun)

0.8

5.1

Renewed

God Friended Me

0.7

6.7

Renewed

Magnum PI

0.7

5.6

Renewed

Man with a Plan

0.7

4.9


NCIS (rerun)

0.6

7.4


FBI (rerun)

0.6

5.4

Renewed

Madam Secretary

0.6

5.2


The World's Best

0.6

2.9


Bull (rerun)

0.5

4.3


FBI (rerun)

0.4

3.8


48 Hours

0.4

3.7


Ransom

0.3

2.5


48 Hours (rerun)

0.3

2.4


NBC had another bit of renewal news last week as Superstore was renewed for a fifth season. Good Girls premiered last week to low numbers, off three tenths from last season. A.P. Bio somehow managed to squeak a renewal last year, hard to see that happening again as it opened with low numbers. No surprise The Enemy Within lost ground, losing three tenths from its premiere. As long as it doesn't lose any more, it should be fine.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

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The Voice (Monday)

2.1

11.0


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.9

10.2


This Is Us

1.7

7.8


New Amsterdam

1.0

5.8

Renewed

World Of Dance

1.0

4.2


The Enemy Within

0.9

5.3


Superstore

0.8

3.1

Renewed

Dateline

0.7

4.1


Dateline

0.7

4.0


Vintage SNL

0.7

3.1


Good Girls (premiere)

0.7

2.7


Will & Grace

0.7

2.6

Renewed

Chicago Med (rerun)

0.6

4.7

Renewed

Chicago Fire (rerun)

0.6

4.4

Renewed

Chicago PD (rerun)

0.6

3.9

Renewed

Dateline Friday

0.6

3.2


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

2.0

Renewed

The Blacklist

0.5

3.8


Blindspot

0.5

3.1


World Of Dance

0.5

3.0


Law & Order: SVU

0.5

2.5


A.P. Bio (premiere)

0.5

1.9


FOX had a quiet week. The Passage was up a tenth. Proven Innocent lost a tenth, don't expect any good renewal news, fans should enjoy what's left. Gotham has been quietly playing out the side with consistent numbers week to week. The Orville lost a couple of tenths after its big two-part storyline.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

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Last Man Standing

1.0

5.4


The Resident

0.9

5.1


The Passage

0.9

3.4


Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (finale)

0.8

2.7


The Simpsons

0.8

2.2

Renewed

Family Guy

0.8

2.1

Renewed

Bob's Burgers

0.8

2.0

Renewed

The Cool Kids

0.7

3.9


Family Guy (rerun)

0.7

1.8


The Orville

0.6

2.9


Masterchef Celebrity Showdown (rerun)

0.6

2.0


Gotham

0.6

2.0

Final Season

Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.5

1.3


Proven Innocent

0.4

1.9


The Simpsons (rerun)

0.4

1.4


Premiere Boxing Champions

0.3

1.3


The CW woke up and ran new episodes of its programs last week. The only real news to come out was the announcement Arrow's next season would be its last and it would be a short, ten episode run. For those wondering, yes there are still new episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dynasty, however when repeats are getting better numbers, what's the rush?

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

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The Flash

0.6

1.7

Renewed

Supernatural

0.4

1.3

Renewed

Supergirl

0.4

1.1

Renewed

Roswell, New Mexico

0.3

1.0


Riverdale

0.3

0.9

Renewed

Charmed

0.3

0.7

Renewed

Arrow

0.2

0.9

Renewed

Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)

0.2

0.9


Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)

0.2

0.9


Black Lightning

0.2

0.8

Renewed

Legacies

0.2

0.8

Renewed

All American

0.2

0.6


Written by LadyShelley on Mar 11, 2019

Comments

gmpugs posted 8 days ago

I feel that way about Modern Family. I hear that's such a great show, though the times I've attempted to watch it, I never saw the appeal. Oh well.

For Black Lightning, that's kinda surprising to me. I watch all the DC shows on CW and I have to say I've found that the writing for it has improved as the season wore on while the others have gotten way to preachy politics-wise (Supergirl, I'm looking at you), or rather boring (Flash and Arrow). For Legends of Tomorrow, what I love about that one is that they don't take themselves too seriously that while some of the storylines can be kinda dumb, it still works for them (at least in my opinion).

LadyShelley posted 9 days ago

I think I'm the only person on the planet that never watched Big Bang Theory. Everyone told me I'd love it, but I found so many of the characters grating that I gave up after a couple of episodes. No, the Arrow news isn't at all a surprise. Some of the other superhero shows many not be long for the world, either. Black Lightening's numbers get lower and lower week after week.

gmpugs posted 9 days ago

For the final season of Big Bang Theory, I'm finding it to be very underwhelming. I was hoping that the writing would have improved for the final season so it would go out on a higher note, but so far it doesn't seem to be (at least to me). And as for Arrow ending next season, I can't say I'm surprised, after season five and they were done with the five years of flashbacks, I was wondering how long the show would go on. And I really liked Legacies last week. It was nice to learn a little more about Landon's background.

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