Ratings Roundup Week of March 18, 2018

NCAA basketball again topped the chart for CBS last week; but in amongst the b-ball and reruns of NCIS and Bull, the Eye did have one premiere last week. Instinct opened to fair numbers, which gives CBS three new dramas hovering in the 1.0 range. If this latest crime drama can hold its audience, it will be an interesting upfronts for the network to see if all three make it to a season two.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

NCAA Tournament overrun

2.9

12.2


NCAA Tournament (Thursday pt2)

2.7

8.3


NCAA Tournament (Friday pt3)

2.4

7.7


NCAA Tournament (Thursday pt1)

1.9

7.0


Survivor

1.8

8.6


NCAA Tournament (Friday pt2)

1.5

5.9


NCAA Tournament (Friday pt1)

1.5

5.8


60 Minutes

1.4

10.1


Instinct (premiere)

1.0

9.0


SEAL Team

1.0

6.4


Kevin Can Wait

1.0

5.7


NCIS: Los Angeles

0.9

8.0


Man with a Plan

0.9

5.4


Criminal Minds

0.9

5.2


NCIS (rerun)

0.8

8.0


NCIS (rerun)

0.8

7.5


Superior Donuts

0.8

5.1


Scorpion

0.8

4.8


Living Biblically

0.7

4.1


Madam Secretary

0.6

5.7


Bull (rerun)

0.6

5.3


48 Hours

0.5

3.4


Bul (rerun)

0.3

2.5


39 Days

0.3

1.8


ABC wrapped Speechless last week on a high note as the comedy scored one of the highest ratings for the season. Station 19 premiered last week with a good opening, if it can hold there it should see a season two. Deception lost a good chunk of its opening audience from its premiere; if it can't recover at least some of those viewers, the series will be short-lived. For The People lost two tenths from its premiere and is pretty much done.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Grey's Anatomy

1.9

7.6


American Idol (Sunday)

1.8

7.8


Modern Family

1.7

5.6

Renewed

The Good Doctor

1.6

9.0

Renewed

American Idol (Monday)

1.6

7.7


The Goldbergs

1.6

5.7

Renewed

The Middle

1.4

5.8

Final Season

American Housewife

1.3

4.4


Speechless (finale)

1.2

4.6


Black-ish

1.1

5.4


Station 19 (premiere)

1.1

5.4


Fresh Off The Boat

1.0

3.6


America's Funniest Home Videos

0.9

5.3

Renewed

Deception

0.8

4.0


Modern Family (rerun)

0.8

3.0


Designated Survivor

0.7

4.0


For The People

0.6

2.7


20/20 Friday

0.5

2.9


Agents of SHIELD

0.5

2.0


Once Upon A Time

0.4

2.3

Canceled

20/20 Saturday

0.4

2.3


Saturday Movie: Over The Hedge

0.4

2.0



NBC premiered its Sunday reality shows last week with Little Big Shots returning about where it ended last year. Genius Junior also started well and since it's cheaper to make should see a renewal if it stays at its current numbers. Rise held from its premiere while Timeless lost a tenth, things are not looking good for the time-travel series. And for anyone interested in the singing competition head-to-head, The Voice has beat out American Idol two weeks in a row on Monday nights.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

The Voice (Monday)

2.3

10.8


The Voice (Tuesday)

2.2

11.0


Law & Order: SVU

1.4

6.5


Chicago PD

1.3

6.9


Chicago Med

1.2

6.9


Chicago Fire

1.2

6.9


Little Big Shots (premiere)

1.1

7.5


Rise

1.1

5.4


Superstore

1.1

3.8

Renewed

Genius Junior (premiere)

1.0

5.0


Good Girls

1.0

4.1


Little Big Shots Special

0.8

6.0


Law & Order: SVU (rerun)

0.8

4.8


AP Bio

0.8

2.9


Timeless

0.7

2.8


Dateline

0.6

3.7


Blindspot

0.6

3.3


Vintage SNL

0.5

2.4


Taken

0.4

2.9


Hope & Fury: MLK The Movement and the Media

0.3

1.9


FOX wrapped The X-Files last week with the program up a couple of tenth from the week before. Now starts the guessing game on if the show will see any future episodes. Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned from its hiatus with some of its highest numbers this season; The Resident and Gotham were also up from last week.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

9-1-1

1.7

6.6

Renewed

Family Guy

1.0

2.2


The Resident

0.9

4.2


The X-Files (finale)

0.9

3.4


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

0.9

1.9


Masterchef Junior

0.8

3.3


Lucifer

0.8

3.2


The Simpsons

0.8

2.1

Renewed

Bob's Burgers

0.8

1.7


Gotham

0.7

2.5


LA To Vegas

0.7

2.2


The Mick

0.7

2.0


The Last Man On Earth

0.7

1.6


Showtime at the Apollo

0.6

2.3


Lethal Weapon (rerun)

0.5

2.3


Bob's Burgers (rerun)

0.5

1.4


9-1-1 (rerun)

0.4

2.2


OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession (rerun)

0.4

1.5


The CW had a quiet week last week with Black Lightning taking the top spot. Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale were both steady. Dynasty popped back up a tenth while Jane the Virgin and Life Sentence raced to the bottom of the chart.

Program

Rating

Millions of Viewers

Renew/Cancel

Black Lightning

0.5

1.5


Legends Of Tomorrow

0.4

1.2


Riverdale

0.4

1.2


Supernatural (rerun)

0.3

0.9


The Flash (rerun)

0.2

0.9


iZombie

0.2

0.7


Dynasty

0.2

0.7


Arrow (rerun)

0.2

0.6


Jane The Virgin

0.2

0.6


Life Sentence

0.2

0.5


No renewals or cancellations announced last week. What do you think will get renewed or canceled this season?

Written by LadyShelley on Mar 26, 2018

Comments

LadyShelley posted 8 months ago

@SilverSurfer I completely agree with you, though they did manage seasons of the show before without Duchovny so ... I think if the ratings had been higher, there would have been more of a chance of either Anderson getting talked into it or the show continuing without her. With things as they stand however there isn't that much incentive for the network to keep the series going.

SilverSurfer posted 8 months ago

Gillian Anderson has said she is done and won't do anymore X-Files. Assuming she sticks to her word there is 0% chance, IMHO, that they will continue without her as part of the series. ymmv

LadyShelley posted 8 months ago

No reason to think Black Lightning won't be renewed, it's done very well.

gmpugs posted 8 months ago

I haven't had a chance to watch last week's Black Lightning yet, but it beat Legends? Wow, I thought it (Legends) was rather good. And a question: will Black Lightning be renewed for a season 2? I've liked what I've seen of it so far.

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