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Ratings Roundup for the Week of April 19, 2020


NBC wrapped more of their shows last week. Will & Grace wrapped its revived series, down a tenth from the previous week. Songland held on to its premiere audience, even with the previous week. The Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU were even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Voice (Monday)1.49.2 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.84.1 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.73.7 
Law & Order: SVU (finale)0.73.7Renewed
Superstore (finale)0.73.0Renewed
Chicago Med (rerun)0.64.8Renewed
The Blacklist0.64.8Renewed
Dateline Friday0.64.6 
Chicago Fire (rerun)0.64.5Renewed
Dateline Saturday0.64.4 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (finale)0.62.2Renewed
Chicago PD (rerun)0.53.8Renewed
The Wall0.53.2 
Will & Grace (finale)0.53.1Final Season
A Will & Graceful Goodbye0.53.0 
Vintage SNL0.52.8 
Little Big Shots0.42.7 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.42.0 
Good Girls0.41.7 
New Amsterdam (rerun)0.32.2Renewed

ABC ran more repeats and specials last week. American Idol was down two tenths. For Life lost a tenth. The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart lost a tenth off its premiere. The Baker and the Beauty was even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Draft1.45.7 
American Idol (Sunday)0.85.5 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.85.3Renewed
The Goldbergs0.84.2 
NFL Draft0.83.7 
The Conners (rerun)0.63.7 
American Housewife0.63.0 
The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart0.62.8 
Who Wants to be a Millionaire0.53.7 
The Baker and the Beauty0.52.8 
Single Parents0.52.4 
Bless This Mess (rerun)0.42.4 
For Life0.42.2 
Mixed-ish (rerun)0.41.9 
The Rookie (rerun)0.32.5 
Born Wild: The Next Generation0.32.2 
Black-ish (rerun)0.31.7 
American Idol (rerun)0.31.6 

CBS wrapped NCIS: New Orleans last week, four episodes short of its regular season order, even with the previous week. SEAL Team gained a tenth from its last new episode. Broke lost a tenth. SWAT and Tommy were even. Blue Bloods ran its first new episode in a month; it was up a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Let's Go Crazy: Grammy Salute to Prince 1.06.5 
60 Minutes0.99.6 
Blue Bloods0.88.1 
NCIS (rerun)0.77.7 
Magnum PI0.77.1 
SEAL Team0.75.8 
Man with a Plan0.75.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.66.9 
NCIS: New Orleans (finale)0.66.2 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.65.7Renewed
The Neighborhood (rerun)0.64.8 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (rerun)0.64.5 
God Friended Me0.55.9Cancelled
Mom (rerun)0.54.8Renewed
Bull (rerun)0.44.9 
All Rise (rerun)0.43.7 
48 Hours0.43.5 
Let's Go Crazy: Grammy Salute to Prince (rerun)0.32.2 

FOX wrapped Empire last week, two episodes short of its promised season total. It was up a tenth from the previous week. The production is promising a true finale once it can resume filming. 9-1-1 lost three tenths, The Masked Singer found three tenths. The After the Mask after show, however, did not hold that audience. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer2.18.1 
The Masked Singer: After The Mask1.45.4 
Empire (finale)0.82.9Final Season
Last Man Standing0.74.1 
Prodigal Son0.73.3 
Family Guy0.61.6 
Last Man Standing (rerun)0.52.8 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.52.7 
WWE Friday Night Smackdown0.52.0 
The Simpsons0.51.6Renewed
Bob's Burgers0.51.4 
Mental Samurai (rerun)0.31.5 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.30.8 
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.30.7 
Greatest Games: 20150.10.5 

The CW ran the first new episode of The Flash in a month. It was even with its last new episode. Whose Line had a steady rating, though it found an extra hundred thousand viewers. Katy Keene and In The Dark were anemic, but even. Reruns of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose line once again out performed new episodes of Charmed and Dynasty in the same slot. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Flash0.41.0Renewed
Whose Line is it Anyway?0.21.0 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.20.9 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.20.9 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.20.7 
Legends of Tomorrow0.20.6Renewed
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion0.11.1 
Roswell, New Mexico0.10.7Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.10.6 
Katy Keene0.10.5 
In The Dark0.10.4Renewed
Supergirl (rerun)0.10.3Renewed

Most network shows will wrap their virus-shortened season in the next week or two. Upfronts were scheduled for the week of May 11. NBC has already stated they may not give any sort of upfront presentation, no word yet on how other networks plan to announce their fall schedules.

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 27, 2020


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TCA Cancels Summer Press Tour, Exploring “Virtual Alternatives” With Networks

The Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, an annual marketing ritual held at LA’s Beverly Hilton, has become the latest industry event to be canceled by the coronavirus.

In a memo sent Friday to its members, the TCA said it is “working with the networks to explore virtual alternatives both within the original press tour time frame and later in 2020. But, given the current state of television production, as of now, this is a cancellation not a postponement.”

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