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Ratings Roundup for the Week of March 8, 2020


CBS wrapped two of its freshman comedies last week. The Unicorn and Carol's Second Act were both up a tenth from the previous week and will likely squeak season two renewals. Hawaii Five-0, SEAL Team, and SWAT were all up a tenth. SEAL Team and SWAT are both in their third season, so a renewal is practically guaranteed. NCIS: Los Angeles was down a tenth, NCIS: New Orleans was steady, though on the low side. Both shows should be easily renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Young Sheldon1.18.9Renewed
CBS News Special (President's Address)1.06.5 
The Neighborhood0.95.7 
60 Minutes0.89.4 
Blue Bloods0.78.1 
Hawaii Five-00.77.0Cancelled
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.75.8 
The Unicorn (finale)0.75.8 
Carol's Second Act (finale)0.75.2 
SEAL Team0.74.9 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.66.6 
FBI: Most Wanted0.66.0 
All Rise0.64.6 
God Friended Me0.55.9 
NCIS: New Orleans0.55.6 
48 Hours0.43.5 
NCIS Los Angeles (rerun)0.33.2 
SEAL Team (rerun)0.32.9 

NBC wrapped Lincoln Rhyme last week with back-to-back episodes. The first hour was up a tenth, the last hour dropped back to where it was last week. Chances are, however, the show is likely cancelled. Indebted gained a tenth, while Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist lost a tenth. Both shows are done in a few more weeks.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Voice (Monday)1.38.7 
This Is Us1.15.6Renewed
NBC News Special Report (President's Address)0.96.0 
Ellen's Game of Games0.94.4 
New Amsterdam0.74.4Renewed
Chicago Med (rerun)0.64.6Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Fire (rerun)0.64.3Renewed (through 2023)
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector0.63.8 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.62.1Renewed
Chicago PD (rerun)0.53.9Renewed (through 2023)
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (finale)0.53.4 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.52.4Renewed (through 2023)
Superstore (rerun)0.52.3Renewed
Will & Grace0.52.3Cancelled
Saturday Movie: The Fate of the Furious0.52.3 
Good Girls0.51.9 
Little Big Shots0.43.1 
Little Big Shots (rerun)0.32.4 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.31.9 

ABC had very little scripted programming last week. Station 19 and The Rookie each gained a tenth, both shows should be renewed. Grey's Anatomy lost a tenth. A Million Little Things was steady but will likely be renewed as well. For Life returned after a week off steady with its previous numbers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelor (Tuesday)2.48.5 
The Bachelor (Monday)2.17.7 
American Idol1.37.2 
Grey's Anatomy1.26.3Renewed
Station 191.16.6 
The Good Doctor0.95.7Renewed
ABC News Special Report (President's Address)0.94.8 
The Rookie0.85.1 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.85.0Renewed
Shark Tank0.84.7 
A Million Little Things0.63.7 
Modern Family (rerun)0.63.3Final Season
Modern Family (rerun)0.62.8 
For Life0.62.6 
Modern Family (rerun)0.52.6 
Modern Family (rerun)0.52.2 
Modern Family (rerun)0.52.1 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.42.6 
American Idol (rerun)0.42.2 

FOX ran back-to-back episodes of 9-1-1 Lone Star last week. Both episodes were even with the previous week. LEGO Masters gained a tenth. Both freshman shows should be easy renewals. Deputy was even with its last week. It may squeak a renewal depending on what the network's Fall slate of shows looks like. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer1.97.2 
FOX News Special Report (President's Address)1.44.8 
LEGO Masters1.03.4 
9-1-1: Lone Star0.95.4 
9-1-1 Lone Star0.95.2 
The Resident0.73.7 
WWE Friday Night Smackdown0.72.6 
Last Man Standing0.63.7 
Empire0.61.9Final Season
The Simpsons0.51.6Renewed
Family Guy0.51.4 
Bob's Burgers0.51.3 
Duncanville (rerun)0.31.1 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.21.3 
LEGO Masters (rerun)0.20.9 

The CW saw the return of The Flash last week, down a tenth and 200,000 viewers. A repeat of Penn & Teller took the second spot on the chart again last week, and this time there isn't the excuse of most of the other programs also airing repeats. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Flash0.31.0Renewed
Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)0.21.0 
All American0.20.7Renewed
Legends of Tomorrow0.20.7Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.20.7 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.20.7 
Black Lightning0.20.5Renewed
Nancy Drew0.10.7Renewed
Katy Keene0.10.5 

The next few weeks will see a number of season/series finales. Upfronts are the week of May 10. Will your favorite make it through to another season?

Written by LadyShelley on Mar 16, 2020


SilverSurfer posted 23 days ago

This is just a guess but, I think we may see borderline shows get a renewal this year because pilot production is halted. Networks need time to plan and a known, even if weak, product beats the heck out of an unknown. Also, in person upfronts are canceled. I guess they're going to go online?

gmpugs posted 24 days ago

Well dang, just watched the finale of Lincoln Rhyme and with how it ended, I'm kinda hoping there will be a second season...even if it'll only be a summer season or mid-season one with 10 episodes.

gmpugs posted 24 days ago

I think I mentioned before if Fox has to choose between Deputy and Prodigal Son, I hope Prodigal Son is the one that gets renewed, even though I like both. What a bummer about Perfect Harmony.

LadyShelley posted 24 days ago

Perfect Harmony is cancelled. It did not receive any episode extension at mid-season. FBI Most Wanted is a safe bet for renewal. The Goldbergs should be renewed. If ABC renews Black-ish and Mixed-ish, they have no excuse not to renew Schooled as well, since it has better ratings than either if the other two. Of your list the only real question mark is the coin toss FOX will need to make regarding Deputy and Prodigal Son. 


gmpugs posted 24 days ago

Of the ones that I've been watching this season, almost all have been renewed or in the case of Hawaii Five-0 is ending. Still waiting to hear about the Goldbergs, Schooled, Perfect Harmony, FBI: Most Wanted, Prodigal Son, and Deputy. Still have to watch the last 2 episodes of Lincoln Rhyme, though if that one doesn't get a second season I won't be heartbroken. It would be nice if both Prodigal Son and Deputy get renewed. I've watched, or at least kept the channel on in between Young Sheldon and after Mom, so I've watched bits and pieces of the Unicorn and Carol's Second Act. Not sure what's making the Unicorn so popular, and while I'm not much of a fan of Patrica Heaton, her show looks entertaining.

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