Ratings Roundup Week of April 7, 2019

CBS announced two more renewals last week. Both NCIS and Blue Bloods were renewed for another season. No real surprise for either show. Sixteen years, and NCIS is still consistently the top rated drama for the network. The Tom Selleck-led Blue Bloods is a steady anchor to the Friday night line-up behind MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0, both of which are certain to be renewed for another year as well. The Code premiered in the coveted spot following NCIS and proved there has to be something there for people to want to watch. The Code opened more than three tenths below where FBI rated in the same slot and almost half a point below where Bull rated when it aired on Tuesday. Fam wrapped its first season, up a tenth from last week. Time will tell if it earned a second season. All of the new CBS comedies rated at the same middling numbers; throwing darts at a wall may be the best way for the network to decide what gets renewed.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

2019 NCAA Basketball Championship

5.3

19.6


NCAA Pregame

1.7

7.4


54th Academy of Country Music Awards

1.6

9.9


Survivor

1.5

7.6


NCIS

1.2

11.8

Renewed

The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

1.0

7.0

Final Season

Young Sheldon (rerun)

1.0

6.8

Renewed

60 Minutes

0.9

9.5


The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

0.9

6.1

Renewed

The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

0.9

5.1


Fam (finale)

0.8

4.9


The Code (premiere)

0.7

8.1


Blue Bloods

0.7

8.0

Renewed

Hawaii Five-0

0.7

6.8


MacGyver

0.7

6.1


NCIS: New Orleans

0.6

6.7


SEAL Team

0.6

4.4


SWAT (rerun)

0.6

3.7


NCIS (rerun)

0.5

4.0


48 Hours

0.5

3.9


Ransom

0.4

3.0


The Code (rerun)

0.3

2.2


ABC wrapped up Fresh Off The Boat and Speechless last week. Neither benefited from the move to Friday night. Fresh Off the Boat may squeak another year, but Speechless is most likely done. For The People and The Fix are also likely cancelled. Whiskey Cavalier and The Rookie might see a second season and be pushed off to summer. Of the two, The Rookie has a better chance of survival. Schooled should be renewed along with Single Parents, American Housewife, and Black-ish.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Grey's Anatomy

1.5

6.8


Modern Family

1.2

4.8

Renewed

American Idol (Monday)

1.1

6.5


The Goldbergs

1.1

4.6


NBA Playoffs

1.1

3.7


American Idol (Sunday)

1.0

6.1


Schooled

1.0

3.8


Station 19

0.9

5.4


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.8

5.2

Renewed

Shark Tank

0.8

3.7


Single Parents

0.8

3.2


American Housewife

0.7

3.6


Black-ish

0.7

2.8


The Rookie

0.6

3.6


20/20 (Friday)

0.6

3.4


Whiskey Cavalier

0.6

3.1


Fresh Off The Boat (finale)

0.6

3.1


The Kids Are Alright

0.6

2.9


Splitting Up Together (finale)

0.6

2.5


The Fix

0.5

3.2


For The People

0.5

3.1


Speechless (finale)

0.5

2.3


NBC announced Good Girls was renewed for a third season, numbers for the show have been lower than last season, but consistent. Abby's lost a tenth it couldn't afford and is most likely done. The Enemy Within lost two tenths from the previous week while The Village was steady.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

1.2

7.6


The Voice (Tuesday)

1.2

7.3


Superstore

0.9

3.4

Renewed

New Amsterdam

0.7

4.6

Renewed

The Village

0.7

4.1


Law & Order: SVU

0.7

3.9

Renewed

World of Dance

0.7

3.2


The Enemy Within

0.6

4.1


Chicago Fire (rerun)

0.6

4.0

Renewed

Dateline Friday

0.6

3.3


Good Girls

0.6

2.4

Renewed

NHL Playoffs

0.6

2.2


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.9

Renewed

Chicago Med (rerun)

0.5

4.2

Renewed

The Blacklist

0.5

3.8

Renewed

Chicago PD (rerun)

0.5

3.5

Renewed

Blindspot

0.5

3.2


A.P. Bio

0.5

2.0


Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)

0.4

2.0

Renewed

Abby's

0.4

1.6


FOX ran mostly reruns, with only a scattering of new episodes. The Orville returned after a couple of weeks off where it's been all season. It should get another year even with the less than stellar second season. Proven Innocent came in even with the previous week. Mental Samurai lost another tenth. Even for a reality show, it's getting into dangerous water as far as a renewal is concerned. Empire and Star are in no danger.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire

1.1

3.8


Star

0.9

3.1


Bob's Burgers

0.8

1.8

Renewed

Masterchef Junior

0.7

2.6


The Simpsons

0.7

1.6

Renewed

Last Man Standing (rerun)

0.6

3.1


The Orville

0.6

2.6


The Cool Kids (rerun)

0.6

2.5


Family Guy (rerun)

0.6

1.6

Renewed

Family Guy (rerun)

0.6

1.5


The Resident (rerun)

0.5

2.5

Renewed

9-1-1 (rerun)

0.5

2.5

Renewed

Mental Samurai

0.5

1.8


NASCAR Toyota Owners 400

0.4

2.7


Proven Innocent

0.4

1.8


Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.4

1.1


The Simpsons (rerun)

0.4

1.0


Gotham (rerun)

0.3

1.2

Final Season

The CW also ran a lot of repeats last week, and no that's not a typo. Repeats of Whose Line and Penn & Teller really did beat out everything else (new and rerun alike) except for Supernatural. When reruns are pulling in almost a million more people than new episodes of the regularly scheduled programs, it's a wonder the network doesn't ditch the usual Friday night lineup and go with the repeats all the time. In The Dark was steady, ratings-wise, with its premiere, though it did lose 200,000 viewers.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Supernatural

0.4

1.5

Renewed

Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)

0.3

1.3


Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)

0.3

1.2


Legends of Tomorrow

0.3

0.9

Renewed

Roswell, New Mexico

0.2

0.8


In The Dark

0.2

0.7


The Flash (rerun)

0.2

0.6

Renewed

In the Dark (rerun)

0.2

0.6


Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6

Final Season

Supergirl (rerun)

0.1

0.4

Renewed

Arrow (rerun)

0.1

0.4

Renewed

Charmed (rerun)

0.1

0.3

Renewed

Upfronts are in a month. Renewal news should be coming out for most programs in the next few weeks.

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 15, 2019

Comments

LadyShelley posted 5 days ago

the Goldbergs is in no danger. It is the third highest rated comedy on the network after The Connors and Modern Family.

gmpugs posted 5 days ago

How about The Goldbergs, that has a good chance of getting renewed too, right?

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