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Ratings Roundup for the Week of February 28, 2021


NBC had several premieres last week. The Voice opened about where it ended last season. New Amsterdam was down a bit from last season's numbers. New sci-fi drama, Debris opened to okay numbers, it will have to hold there if it wants to see a season two. The Peacock also took a bath on The Golden Globe Awards this year, losing more than half the audience it had for last year's ceremony. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Golden Globe Awards1.56.9 
The Voice (Monday) (premiere)1.17.9 
The Voice (Tuesday)0.96.3 
Young Rock0.73.2 
Debris (premiere)0.64.4 
New Amsterdam (premiere)0.64.2 
Golden Globe Preshow0.52.7 
Chicago Med (rerun)0.43.5Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Fire (rerun)0.43.0Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago PD (rerun)0.42.8Renewed (through 2023)
Dateline (Thursday) (rerun)0.42.6 
Dateline (Friday)0.42.6 
Superstore0.42.3Final Season
The Blacklist0.33.1Renewed
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.32.1Renewed (through 2023)
Vintage SNL0.31.7 
The Voice (rerun)0.21.8 
Debris (rerun)0.21.6 
Young Rock (rerun)0.21.4 

ABC premiered two short-run documentary series' last week. Neither opened terribly well, but the network may have little choice but to continue to air them in light of other shooting delays. Call Your Mother was down a tenth, fans should probably enjoy what episodes remain. Black-ish lost a tenth, Mixed-ish was steady. It wouldn't be much of a surprise if the network wrapped both series' after this season. The Rookie lost two tenths, but it's in its third season and is in no danger. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelor1.14.5 
American Idol1.06.6 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.85.8 
Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune0.75.7 
Shark Tank0.74.5 
The Chase0.64.3 
The Goldbergs0.63.5 
The Conners0.63.5 
To Tell The Truth0.53.9 
The Chase0.53.4 
American Housewife0.52.7 
The Rookie0.45.6 
Call Your Mother0.42.4 
Soul of a Nation (premiere)0.31.9 
The Con (premiere)0.31.8 
The Good Doctor (rerun)0.21.9 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.21.7 
American Idol (rerun)0.21.6 

CBS had a quiet week last week. The Equalizer lost another tenth. It is still safe for now, but it can't afford to lose much more. Hopefully, its numbers will stabilise soon. Clarice was steady, but low, chances are, it won't be renewed. Magnum PI was steady and should be renewed. MacGyver lost a tenth off its last new episode, but will probably be renewed as well. SWAT and SEAL Team returned after a week off, both were even with their last new episodes.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Young Sheldon0.97.7 
The Equalizer0.77.8 
B Positive0.75.0 
60 Minutes0.68.1 
NCIS: New Orleans0.65.0Cancelled
The Unicorn0.63.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.55.8 
FBI: Most Wanted0.55.7 
Magnum PI0.55.4 
SEAL Team0.54.1 
The Neighborhood (rerun)0.53.7 
Blue Bloods0.46.0 
Tough As Nails0.43.5 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (rerun)0.43.4 
Bull (rerun)0.33.0 
48 Hours0.32.6 
All Rise (rerun)0.32.2 
Bull (rerun)0.32.1 
NCIS New Orleans (rerun)0.22.3 

FOX saw few surprises last week. 9-1-1 was down a tenth. The Great North was down a tenth as well, and chances are it won't be renewed. Prodigal Son was even but remains the lowest-rated drama on the network. If FOX execs are in a cancelling mood, Prodigal Son will be the likely target. The Resident was even, while 9-1-1 Lone Star managed to pick up a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
9-1-1 Lone Star0.95.3 
Hell's Kitchen0.72.6 
The Resident0.63.6 
Name That Tune0.62.8 
Name That Tune0.62.5 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.62.1 
Call Me Kat0.52.0 
Last Man Standing0.42.5Final Season
Prodigal Son0.41.9 
Family Guy0.41.4Renewed
The Simpsons0.41.2 
Bob's Burgers0.41.1Renewed
Cherries Wild0.31.3 
Bless The Harts0.31.0 
The Great North0.31.0 
Name That Tune (rerun)0.20.9 
9-1-1 (rerun)0.10.9 

The CW was busy last week. Superman & Lois was renewed just in time to take a couple of months off due to filming delays. Supergirl's final season will plug the schedule hole in the meantime. Even though it lost a tenth off its premiere, the network is going to miss those Superman & Lois ratings numbers in the coming weeks. The Flash premiered its seventh season last week about where it ended in the spring. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Superman & Lois0.31.2Renewed
The Flash (premiere)0.31.0Renewed
Whose Line Is it Anyway? (rerun)0.20.8 
All American0.20.7Renewed
Walker (rerun)0.10.8Renewed
Whose Line Is it Anyway? (rerun)0.10.7 
Penn & Teller Fool Us0.10.7 
Black Lightning0.10.4Final Season
Riverdale (rerun)0.10.3Renewed
Legacies (rerun)0.00.3Renewed
Nancy Drew (rerun)0.00.2Renewed

Decision time is coming for most network shows. Will your favorites live to see the fall season?

Written by LadyShelley on Mar 8, 2021


LadyShelley posted a month ago

@gmpugs wrote:
Bummer if Prodigal Son gets cancelled, that's one I enjoy watching.

Prodigal Son's future is really going to depend on what FOX wants to do with programming moving forward. The network only has four scripted, hour-long dramas now (as opposed to say CBS with thirteen) and they, like the CW, don't run a full schedule. FOX seems to be leaning toward more "reality" and "game" shows, over anything scripted. 

gmpugs posted a month ago

Bummer if Prodigal Son gets cancelled, that's one I enjoy watching.

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@JuanArango wrote:
I hope Debris is keeping the numbers, really liking it so far. 

The preliminary numbers for this week are not looking good. The finals aren't out yet, but it looks like the show lost two tenths off its premiere, putting it in the 0.4 range, well below every other drama on the network. (except The Blacklist, which I don't understand how that one keeps getting renewed)

JuanArango posted a month ago

I hope Debris is keeping the numbers, really liking it so far. 

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