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Ratings Roundup for the Week of December 6, 2020


ABC ran a special Monday Night Football in conjunction with ESPN last week, which topped the network's rating chart. The Great Christmas Light Fight returned for an eighth season, opening even with last year's run. Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 were both even with the previous week's numbers. Big Sky earned itself an additional six episodes and celebrated by dropping a ratings tenth. A Million Little Things was also down a tenth, but For Life managed to gain a tenth last week. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Monday Night Football1.56.4 
Grey's Anatomy1.25.7 
The Bachelorette1.24.3 
Station 190.85.6 
The Great Christmas Light Fight (premiere)0.74.0 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.65.0 
Big Sky0.63.5 
Supermarket Sweep0.62.9 
Shark Tank0.53.8 
Monday Night Football: Kickoff0.53.7 
A Million Little Things0.53.6 
Who Wants to be a Millionaire0.53.0 
College Football0.52.0 
For Life0.42.1 
Card Sharks0.31.9 

CBS enjoyed a Sunday night NFL overrun, which may have helped The Eye cope with the ratings losses on Tuesday. NCIS fans shouldn't worry too much about that two tenth drop, a make-up NFL game over on FOX was the reason. MacGyver, Magnum PI and Blue Bloods all held their premiere numbers. SEAL Team gained a tenth from its premiere. SWAT was up a tenth from its last new episode a couple of weeks ago. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL overrun5.019.2 
60 Minutes1.711.5 
Holly Dolly Christmas0.76.4 
The Neighborhood0.75.3 
The Amazing Race0.74.1 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.65.3 
SEAL Team0.64.5 
Blue Bloods0.56.1 
Magnum PI0.55.6 
FBI: Most Wanted0.54.9 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.54.5 
All Rise0.54.2 
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer0.52.8 
Frosty The Snowman0.52.7 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.44.2 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.43.9 
48 Hours0.42.6 
Frosty Returns0.42.1 
Bull (rerun)0.33.6 
B Positive (rerun)0.32.9 
Mom (rerun)0.32.8 
Mom (rerun)0.32.6 
Star Trek: Discovery0.21.6Import

NBC had no new scripted shows last week. The Grinch Musical was not well received, losing almost a million viewers in its second hour. The Peacock announced it would air the second season of Transplant. As the program is produced in Canada by CTV, no word on when the episodes will air in the US. Nurses, another Canadian import, premiered to middling numbers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Sunday Night Football4.617.1 
Football Night in America3.211.1 
The Voice (Monday)0.86.9 
The Voice (Tuesday)0.76.6 
The Grinch Musical0.62.6 
One Night Only0.53.7 
Dateline (Friday)0.53.1 
Nurses (premiere)0.43.6Import
The Weakest Link (rerun)0.42.6 
The Wall (rerun)0.42.3 
TIME Magazine Person of the Year0.32.3 
Vintage SNL0.32.2 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.31.9 
Nurses (rerun)0.31.6Import

FOX ran a special NFL game on Tuesday after the NFL postponed the Sunday night game. Numbers were about even with the Thursday night game. The Masked Singer lost half a ratings point last week. A pair of I Can See Your Voice episodes were down a couple of tenths from its last, non-football inflated, numbers. The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers were even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Tuesday Night Football3.913.5 
NFL Thursday Night Football3.613.6 
NFL Thursday Night Football Pregame2.29.0 
NFL Tuesday Night Pregame1.97.0 
The Masked Singer1.14.9 
I Can See Your Voice0.83.4 
I Can See Your Voice0.82.5 
WWE Friday Night Smackdown0.62.1 
The Simpsons0.61.6 
Family Guy (rerun)0.61.4Renewed
Bob's Burgers0.51.2Renewed
Bless The Harts0.41.0 
Major League Soccer0.31.0 
Cosmos (rerun)0.21.1 

The CW's slate of holiday specials performed about as well as the reruns and imports on the rest of its schedule. The Christmas Caroler Challenge opened with half a million viewers. Pandora and The Outpost each managed a tenth of a ratings point last week. Network execs have got to be eager for January when they might, hopefully, see a rating other than 0.1 for a program. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (rerun)0.20.7 
Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (rerun)0.10.7 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.10.6 
Silent Night: A Song for the World0.10.6 
Greatest Holiday Commercials0.10.5 
Christmas Caroler Challenge (premiere)0.10.5 
Swamp Thing0.10.4Import
The Outpost0.10.3Renewed
Tell Me A Story0.10.3Import

There's one more week of Ratings Roundup and then a break for the Christmas holidays. What new shows premiering in January are you waiting to watch?

Written by LadyShelley on Dec 14, 2020


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