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Ratings Roundup for the Week of November 22, 2020


CBS, along with every other network, had a fairly quiet week. Just as programs were starting to premiere and find their feet, not to mention an audience, the holiday specials and reruns kicked in. Ouch. NCIS topped the chart, still a sub 1.0 rating, but Gibbs and Company held their audience. NCIS New Orleans gained a tenth, NCIS Los Angeles was even. All Rise held its premiere rating while Bull was up a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
60 Minutes0.99.3 
The Neighborhood0.85.4 
FBI: Most Wanted0.75.7 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.65.6 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.64.9 
The Amazing Race0.63.9 
The Amazing Race0.63.5 
NCIS: New Orleans0.54.9 
All Rise0.54.1 
Frosty The Snowman0.53.0 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.43.6 
Frosty Returns0.42.3 
NCIS Classics (rerun)0.33.1 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.32.8 
B Positive (rerun)0.32.7 
Blue Bloods (rerun)0.32.7 
B Positive (rerun)0.32.2 
CBS News Special0.32.1 
Star Trek: Discovery0.21.5Import

ABC execs had a good news/bad news sort of week. The good news,  Big Sky held its premiere audience and Dancing with the Stars gained a couple of tenths with its finale. The not so good news, The American Music Awards lost more than half a point from last year's ceremony. For Life managed to gain a tenth. Fans of Black-ish may want to start worrying, though. It's renewal last year was a bit of a surprise, and so far the show hasn't done well to justify it continuing. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelorette1.34.5 
Dancing with the Stars (finale)1.06.4 
American Music Awards1.04.0 
Big Sky0.74.5 
The Good Doctor0.64.3 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.64.1 
The Conners0.63.7 
The Goldbergs0.63.5 
American Housewife0.53.0 
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town0.52.8 
Wonderful World Of Disney Holiday Special0.52.4 
For Life0.52.0 
Olaf's Frozen Adventure0.42.1 
Toy Story Holiday Special0.42.1 

NBC had to do some last-minute scrambling when the Thanksgiving-night football game was cancelled at the last minute. A rerun of the National Dog Show was not what they were hoping for in terms of a ratings boost. The Voice was steady with last week's numbers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Sunday Night Football5.419.6 
Football Night in America3.814.2 
The Voice (Tuesday)1.07.1 
The Voice (Monday)0.97.1 
How The Grinch Stole Christmas0.73.7 
The Weakest Link (rerun)0.73.4 
Minion Holiday Special0.73.2 
National Dog Show (rerun)0.63.0 
The Weakest Link0.53.2 
Dateline (Friday)0.53.2 
Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special0.52.5 
The Wall (rerun)0.41.8 
Women of Worth0.21.5 

FOX, however, feasted on an NFL overrun Thursday night and both The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice benefitted. Another overrun on Sunday wasn't as much help. The Simpsons were up two tenths, While Family Guy lost a tenth. Bob's Burgers and Bless the Harts were even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun6.123.9 
The Masked Singer3.010.2 
I Can See Your Voice1.65.5 
The Simpsons1.54.4 
Bless The Harts0.72.0 
Bob's Burgers0.71.8Renewed
WWE Friday Night Smackdown0.62.0 
Family Guy0.61.7Renewed
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.52.6 
I Can See Your Voice (rerun)0.41.9 
LA's Finest0.31.6Import
Filthy Rich0.31.2Cancelled

The CW spent most of the week rerunning the Gilmore Girls "Year in the Life" episodes it borrowed from Netflix. The network also announced the upcoming season of Black Lightning would be the last. (Supergirl will also wrap after the next season.) 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer0.20.8 
World's Funniest Animals0.11.0 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.11.0 
Gilmore Girls Special (Spring)0.10.5Import
Gilmore Girls Special (Summer)0.10.5Import
The Outpost0.10.4Renewed
Gilmore Girls Special (Winter)0.10.4Import
Gilmore Girls Special (Fall)0.10.4Import

How are your favorite shows doing? With more and more holiday programming entering the network schedules, be prepared for more preemptions as we head into December. There's also the new filming restrictions in place for LA County and the possibility of new restrictions in New York City to consider as well. Networks may use the holidays as an excuse to add more reruns so they can start banking episodes already in the can as insurance against further work stoppages that may occur in the coming months. 

Written by LadyShelley on Nov 30, 2020


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