Rating Roundup Week of May 5, 2019

ABC posted most of its renewal news Friday afternoon. Bless The Mess somehow squeaked a second season. The Kids Are Alright, and Splitting Up Together weren't so lucky, both were cancelled. Fans of The Rookie were happy, their show was renewed. Grey's Anatomy got a two year extension, renewed through at least 2021. The Fix was cancelled, along with Speechless (no surprise there), For the People, and Whiskey Cavalier. Still no word on some of the reality shows.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Grey's Anatomy

1.4

6.4

Renewed

American Idol (Sunday)

1.2

7.5


The Goldbergs (finale)

1.1

4.6

Renewed

Modern Family (finale)

1.0

4.4

Renewed

America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

5.3

Renewed

Station 19

0.9

5.0

Renewed

Schooled (finale)

0.9

3.9

Renewed

American Housewife

0.8

4.0

Renewed

Shark Tank

0.7

3.6

Renewed

Single Parents (finale)

0.7

2.6

Renewed

Bless This Mess

0.6

3.2

Renewed

The Kids Are Alright

0.6

3.0

Cancelled

The Bachelorette Special

0.6

2.8


20/20 (Friday)

0.5

2.7

Renewed

1969

0.4

2.6


20/20 (Saturday)

0.4

2.6


Whiskey Cavalier

0.4

2.4

Cancelled

For The People

0.4

2.3

Cancelled

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (premiere)

0.4

2.3

Renewed

Bless This Mess (rerun)

0.4

2.2


The Fix

0.3

2.2

Cancelled

American Idol (rerun)

0.3

2.1


CBS also posted late Friday renewals. Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, SEAL Team, SWAT, and Bull were all renewed. Of the new fall comedies, only The Neighborhood survived. Fam, Murphy Brown, and Happy Together were all cancelled. Surprisingly, Life In Pieces also got the ax. No word on Ransom or The Code at this point.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Big Bang Theory

2.0

12.6

Final Season

Young Sheldon

1.5

10.5

Renewed

Survivor

1.5

7.3


Mom (finale)

1.1

8.1

Renewed

NCIS

1.0

11.7

Renewed

FBI

0.8

8.8

Renewed

Blue Bloods (finale)

0.8

8.4

Renewed

Life In Pieces

0.8

5.6

Cancelled

The Big Bang Theory (rerun)

0.8

5.1


Man with a Plan (finale)

0.8

4.9

Renewed

The Amazing Race

0.8

4.4


NCIS: New Orleans

0.7

6.7

Renewed

Hawaii Five-0

0.7

6.6

Renewed

SWAT

0.7

5.0

Renewed

60 Minutes

0.6

7.6

Renewed

Bull

0.6

6.2

Renewed

MacGyver (finale)

0.6

5.4

Renewed

SEAL Team

0.6

4.1

Renewed

NCIS: Los Angeles

0.5

4.9

Renewed

The Code

0.5

4.1


The Red Line

0.4

3.9


48 Hours

0.4

2.8

Renewed

Ransom

0.3

2.0


Million Dollar Mile

0.3

1.7


NBC had most of its schedule already renewed. Fans of Blindspot get one more season. World of Dance was also renewed. This Is Us was renewed for a whopping three more seasons. That may be a first. I Feel Bad was cancelled. Still no word on Abby's, A.P. Bio, The Enemy Within, or the The Village. Abby's and probably A.P. Bio will be quietly written off when they don't appear on the Fall schedules.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

1.1

7.3


Chicago Med

1.0

7.8

Renewed

Chicago Fire

1.0

7.7

Renewed

Chicago PD

0.9

6.3

Renewed

The Voice (Tuesday)

0.9

6.2


New Amsterdam

0.8

5.2

Renewed

World of Dance (finale)

0.8

3.5

Renewed

Superstore

0.8

2.9

Renewed

Law & Order: SVU

0.7

3.7

Renewed

Superstore

0.7

2.5


The Blacklist

0.6

3.9

Renewed

The Village

0.6

3.8


The Enemy Within

0.6

3.7


NHL Playoffs

0.6

2.3


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.6

1.8

Renewed

Dateline Friday

0.5

3.6

Renewed

Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)

0.5

2.6


Good Girls

0.5

2.2

Renewed

Abby's

0.4

1.4


FOX had a couple of shocking cancellations with the news Star and The Cool Kids were both axed. No surprise really that Lethal Weapon was cancelled, the same for Proven Innocent and The Passage. The Orville was renewed. No word yet on the reality shows, though all of them will probably be back for another season.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Empire (finale)

1.2

4.1

Renewed

9-1-1

1.1

5.8

Renewed

Star (finale)

1.0

3.4

Cancelled

The Resident (finale)

0.8

5.0

Renewed

Last Man Standing

0.8

4.7

Renewed

Masterchef Junior

0.7

2.9


The Simpsons

0.7

1.8

Renewed

Family Guy

0.7

1.7

Renewed

Bob's Burgers

0.7

1.6

Renewed

The Cool Kids (finale)

0.6

3.4

Cancelled

Family Guy (rerun)

0.6

1.5


Mental Samurai

0.5

1.7


Paradise Hotel (premiere)

0.5

1.4


Proven Innocent (finale)

0.4

1.7

Cancelled

Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.4

1.0


Premier Boxing Champions

0.3

1.2


The Simpsons (rerun)

0.3

1.0


The CW was business as usual, all of their programs already know their fates. Network execs may start looking up if they can un-renew things like Dynasty and In The Dark. Sub-500,000 viewers is not the way to run a network, no matter what kind of deal you have with the streaming services.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Flash

0.5

1.4

Renewed

Supergirl

0.3

1.0

Renewed

Legends of Tomorrow

0.3

0.9

Renewed

The 100

0.3

0.8

Renewed

Riverdale

0.3

0.7

Renewed

Jane The Virgin

0.3

0.7

Final Season

Charmed

0.2

0.6

Renewed

Arrow

0.2

0.6

Renewed

iZombie

0.2

0.6

Final Season

In The Dark

0.1

0.5

Renewed

Whose Line is it Anyway (rerun)

0.1

0.5


Whose Line is it Anyway (rerun)

0.1

0.5


Dynasty

0.1

0.4

Renewed

Written by LadyShelley on May 13, 2019

Comments

gmpugs posted 7 days ago

With the exception of a few established ones like Young Sheldon and Mom. You could make the argument with Big Bang as well, but I've felt that the writing has been pretty bad since season 10. I only kept watching through the series finale, hoping it would get back to how it was in the earlier seasons.

LadyShelley posted 11 days ago

No. CBS did not have much luck with the comedies this season.

gmpugs posted 11 days ago

Not really surprised that Fam got canned, the few episodes I watched while giving it a chance weren't that good (in my opinion). Happy that the shows I like got renewed. :)

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