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Ratings Roundup for the Week of March 7, 2021

Thursday night's Presidential Address scrambled schedules for the evening. Something to keep in mind if your favorite show airs on Thursday and the numbers look a little off. 


CBS feasted on the Oprah special interview with Meghan and Harry last week. Strangely, the network chose to air a rerun of The Equaliser instead of a new episode to cash in on the ratings win. The Eye also announced some early renewals. No real surprise The Equalizer was renewed for a second season. The Neighborhood and Bob (Hearts) Abishola also earned season renewals from the network. B Positive slipped a tenth, but it earned a few extra episodes, and will probably be renewed. The same cannot be said for Clarice. Fans should enjoy what's left as the thriller is likely done. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Oprah With Meghan and Harry2.717.8 
60 Minutes0.810.0 
The Neighborhood0.85.6Renewed
Young Sheldon0.76.5 
The Equalizer (rerun)0.75.9 Renewed
CBS News Special Report: The President's Address0.75.8 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.75.2Renewed
B Positive0.64.9 
FBI: Most Wanted0.56.1 
Oprah With Meghan and Harry (rerun)0.53.1 
SEAL Team0.43.5 
Tough As Nails0.42.8 
Bull (rerun)0.33.0 
The Equaliser (rerun)0.32.8 
48 Hours0.32.7 
Clarice (rerun)0.21.5 
48 Hours0.21.3 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (rerun)0.21.0 
The Unicorn (rerun)0.11.0 

ABC ran the first new episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Station 19 and A Million Little Things since December. Grey's Anatomy lost a couple of tenths off its last new episode, Station 19 and A Million Little Things each lost a tenth. Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 will both be renewed. Fans of A Million Little Things have nothing to worry about, even with those low numbers. Shows in their third season are rarely cancelled. Documentary series' The Con and Soul of a Nation each lost a tenth. The network execs are going to have to sweat it out the next few weeks as the two programs burn off their episodes. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelor1.25.1 
Station 190.95.4 
Grey's Anatomy0.95.1 
ABC News Special Report: The President's Address0.86.5 
American Idol0.85.3 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.75.6 
The Good Doctor0.64.2 
Shark Tank0.63.9 
To Tell The Truth0.63.5 
The Goldbergs (rerun)0.52.5 
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire0.43.0 
A Million Little Things0.42.9 
American Housewife (rerun)0.41.9 
Black-ish (rerun)0.41.8 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.32.0 
The Conners (rerun)0.31.8 
Mixed-ish (rerun)0.31.5 
Call Your Mother (rerun)0.31.4 
American Idol (rerun)0.21.8 
The Con0.21.7 
Soul of a Nation0.21.4 

NBC saw the return of its Chicago shows. Chicago Med was up a tenth from its last new episode a few weeks ago. Chicago Fire and PD were both even. New Amsterdam held onto its premiere audience, the same cannot be said for Debris, however. The freshman drama shed two tenths and a little over a million viewers off its premiere. It cannot afford to lose any more if it wants to see a second season. Good Girls opened its fourth season even with last season's numbers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Voice (Monday)1.07.6 
Chicago Med1.07.6Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Fire1.07.0Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (Tuesday)1.06.9 
Chicago PD0.85.9Renewed (through 2023)
New Amsterdam0.64.2Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (rerun)0.64.1 
NBC News Special Report: The President's Address0.54.2 
Dateline (Friday)0.53.4 
Dateline (Saturday)0.43.1 
Good Girls (premiere)0.41.7 
The Blacklist0.33.2Renewed
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.32.1Renewed (through 2023)
Vintage SNL0.32.1 
The Voice (rerun)0.32.0 
Superstore0.31.9Final Season
Ellen's Game of Games0.31.5 
Dateline (Thursday)0.21.9 

FOX announced a couple of renewals last week. The Simpsons was renewed for the next two seasons, no real shock there. More of a surprise was the renewal of The Great North. Assuming the network plans to keep its current Sunday night animation block intact, Bless The Harts will likely be renewed as well even though its numbers are extremely low. The network also premiered yet another game show, Game of Talents, following the fifth season premiere of The Masked Singer. Game of Talents opened well, and assuming it holds its audience, should be renewed. 9-1-1 gained a tenth, 9-1-1 Lone Star was even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer (premiere)1.35.6 
9-1-1 Lone Star0.95.3 
Game of Talents0.73.1 
The Resident0.63.4 
Hell's Kitchen0.62.4 
FOX News Special Report: The President's Address0.52.2 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.52.0 
Bob's Burgers0.51.2Renewed (through 2023)
Last Man Standing0.42.4Final Season
Call Me Kat0.41.8 
The Simpsons0.41.4Renewed (through 2023)
Family Guy0.41.1Renewed (through 2023)
The Great North0.41.0Renewed
Cherries Wild0.31.4 
Name That Tune (rerun)0.31.2 
Bless The Harts0.30.8 
College Basketball0.20.9 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.20.8 

The CW had a quiet week. Thanks to COVID restrictions scrambling schedules, this may be one of the few times this season where all of the network's current dramas air new episodes in the same week. Superman & Lois garnered the highest ratings, while Walker had the highest number of viewers. Interestingly, The Flash is still right there with the freshman shows even though it is in its seventh season. The Critics Choice Awards was the latest awards show to bomb for its network barely reaching 300,000 viewers; a million less than last year's ceremony. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Superman & Lois0.31.2Renewed
The Flash0.31.0Renewed
All American0.30.8Renewed
Black Lightning0.20.4Final Season
Whose Line Is it Anyway?0.10.8 
Whose Line Is it Anyway? (rerun)0.10.7 
Penn & Teller Fool Us0.10.7 
Nancy Drew0.10.5Renewed
Critics Choice Awards0.10.3 

Upfronts are only a couple of months away. Will your favorite shows be part of the (virtual) highlight reel for the upcoming season?

Written by LadyShelley on Mar 15, 2021


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