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Ratings Roundup for the Week of January 10, 2021


FOX managed a couple of scripted premieres last week. Both The Resident and Prodigal Son lost two tenths off their season finales.  Call Me Kat dropped another tenth on its regular night. Last Man Standing was even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Dancer0.73.0 
Name That Tune0.73.0 
Hell's Kitchen0.72.7 
The Resident (premiere)0.63.9 
The Masked Dancer (rerun)0.62.4 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.62.2 
Call Me Kat0.52.8 
Last Man Standing0.52.8Final Season
Prodigal Son (premiere)0.52.3 
911 (rerun)0.42.3 
911 Lone Star (rerun)0.42.2 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.40.9 
Family Guy (rerun)0.40.8 
Family Guy (rerun)0.40.8Renewed
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.30.8Renewed
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.30.6 
Prodigal Son (rerun)0.20.8 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.20.7 

The CW premiered Trickster, another Canadian import, last week to low numbers. Considering the show wasn't picked up by CBC, don't get too attached.  The second season premiere of Two Sentence Horror Stories was also less than stellar. Here's hoping the network has better luck with its scripted dramas which start premiering this week. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Whose Line Is It, Anyway?0.20.9 
Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (rerun)0.20.7 
Penn & Teller Fool Us0.20.7 
World's Funniest Animals0.10.7 
World's Funniest Animals0.10.7 
Two Sentence Horror Stories (premiere)0.10.5 
Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)0.10.4 
Trickster (premiere)0.10.4 Import
All American Stories0.10.3 
Riverdale (rerun)0.10.3 
Legacies (rerun)0.10.3 
Critic's Choice Super Awards0.10.2 
Nancy Drew (rerun)0.00.2 

ABC premiered Call Your Mother last week as part of its Wednesday comedy block. Opening numbers were soft, as it was the lowest program for the night on the network. The Rookie lost a tenth off its premiere. Having game shows for a lead-in on Sunday night is not doing the series any favors. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune gained a tenth along with The Hustler. The Chase lost a tenth off its premiere. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune1.27.8 
The Bachelor1.24.7 
The Chase0.95.4 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.75.2 
Shark Tank0.74.2 
The Goldbergs0.73.8 
The Good Doctor0.64.0 
The Conners0.63.9 
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (rerun)0.63.3 
The Hustler0.63.3 
American Housewife0.63.1 
Call Your Mother (premiere)0.53.4 
Who Wants to be a Millionaire0.53.1 
Movie: Captain America The Winter Soldier0.52.3 
The Rookie0.43.1 
Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune (rerun)0.32.1 
The Chase (rerun)0.31.7 
The Chase (rerun)0.31.5 
For Life (rerun)0.10.8 

CBS enjoyed a juicy NFL overrun that boosted its Sunday night numbers. NCIS Los Angeles saw a bump of two tenths, NCIS New Orleans was even. For the Friday block, Magnum PI and Blue Bloods each lost a tenth, MacGyver was even. SEAL Team was even after a week off, SWAT lost a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun7.528.6 
60 Minutes2.114.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.75.9 
The Price Is Right At Night0.74.9 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.64.4 
The Neighborhood (rerun)0.64.1 
Magnum PI0.55.3 
NCIS (rerun)0.55.2 
NCIS: New Orleans0.54.7 
FBI (rerun)0.54.4 
SEAL Team0.54.0 
Blue Bloods0.44.4 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.44.0 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (rerun)0.43.4 
B Positive (rerun)0.43.1 
Mom (rerun)0.42.9 
Bull (rerun)0.33.0 
All Rise (rerun)0.32.6 
48 Hours0.32.4 
The Unicorn (rerun)0.32.2 
Bull (rerun)0.22.0 
Star Trek: Discovery0.21.5Import
Magnum PI (rerun)0.11.7 

NBC feasted on football again last week. The Peacock also saw the return of its Chicago shows after a two-month hiatus. Chicago Med and Fire were even, Chicago PD gained a tenth. Mr Mayor was even with its numbers last week in its regular time slot. Good news for fans, it didn't lose anything. Time will tell if that number will be enough for a renewal. Superstore was even with its last episode in November. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist lost a ten of its premiere. Considering it was a surprise renewal anyway, things are not looking good. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Playoffs7.324.8 
NFL Division Playoffs5.821.8 
Football Night in America1.34.8 
Chicago Med1.07.9Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Fire1.07.3Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago PD1.06.7Renewed (through 2023)
This Is Us1.05.4Renewed (through 2022)
Law & Order: SVU0.63.8Renewed (through 2023)
Ellen's Game of Games0.63.1 
Mr Mayor0.53.7 
The Wall0.52.8 
Mr Mayor (rerun)0.52.6 
The Weakest Link0.52.5 
Superstore0.52.5Final Season
Dateline (Thursday)0.43.3 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.42.7 
US Figure Skating Championships0.32.4 

It will be interesting to see how COVID issues help or hinder shows as we head into Spring. As with the uncertainty of last season, it's possible some of the marginal programs that would usually end up on the dust heap, may see a reprieve as networks try to fill schedules. Will shows like Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist or For Life manage to squeak another season?

Written by LadyShelley on Jan 18, 2021


gmpugs posted a month ago

I'm going to give Walker a chance too. With Batwoman, I kinda like how they wrote Ruby Rose leaving the show. It'll be interesting as the season goes to see how Javicia Leslie does as the new Batwoman. Hopefully they won't go too insane with soap box messaging that Supergirl has tended to go way overboard on in past seasons.

LadyShelley posted a month ago

I haven't been impressed with any of the 30 minutes comedies for at least five years or more. They all just strike me as shallow and inane. Shrug. 

I was a fan of Supernatural, so I'll give Walker a go, and Legends of Tomorrow when it comes back. Not sure of the others. So many of the DC shows have decided they need to have A MESSAGE, and kind forget things like plot while they are beating us over the head with it. 

gmpugs posted a month ago

I'm giving Call Your Mother's next episode a chance, if it isn't much better than the pilot, I might not watch anymore. I'm looking forward to CW's shows starting this upcoming week.

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