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Ratings Roundup for the Week of April 11, 2021

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CBS announced a flurry of renewals last week. NCIS, Bull, SWAT, Magnum PI, and Blue Bloods were all renewed for another season. Still no word on the remaining veteran dramas, SEAL Team, NCIS: Los Angeles, or All Rise. United States of Al and B Positive were both even and will probably be renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
60 Minutes0.98.7 
Young Sheldon0.77.5 
Blue Bloods0.66.6Renewed
United States Of Al0.65.4 
Mom0.65.3Cancelled
The Neighborhood0.65.0Renewed
Magnum PI0.55.3Renewed
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.54.7Renewed
The Equalizer (rerun)0.54.6Renewed
B Positive0.54.1 
Tough As Nails (finale)0.53.3Renewed (through 2023)
NCIS (rerun)0.45.5Renewed
Bull0.45.1Renewed
FBI (rerun)0.44.3Renewed
MacGyver0.44.2Cancelled
All Rise0.43.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)0.43.7 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.43.4Renewed
NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)0.43.2Cancelled
United States Of Al (rerun)0.31.9 
NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)0.22.3 
48 Hours0.22.3 
NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)0.22.2 
United States Of Al (rerun)0.21.7 
SWAT (rerun)0.21.7Renewed
Clarice (rerun)0.21.7 
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ABC saw the return of Big Sky last week after an almost two-month break. Viewers apparently didn't get the news, as it was down two tenths from its last new episode. Rebel held its premiere numbers. Home Economics lost a tenth. Pooch Perfect was even. The Rookie was down a tenth, but it is in no danger as third season shows are rarely cancelled. That need for a certain number of episodes may be the only thing saving A Million Little Things. It lost another ratings tenth and is now the lowest-rated drama on the network. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Grey's Anatomy0.95.0 
American Idol (Sunday)0.86.1 
American Idol (Monday)0.85.4 
Station 190.85.1 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.64.9 
The Conners0.63.9 
Shark Tank0.63.8 
The Goldbergs0.63.3 
Rebel0.53.5 
Big Sky0.53.4 
20/200.53.3 
Home Economics0.52.9 
NBA Basketball0.51.9 
The Rookie0.43.7 
Call Your Mother0.42.7 
Pooch Perfect0.42.5 
A Million Little Things0.32.5 
Rebel (rerun)0.32.2 
NBA Countdown0.31.7 
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NBC had a quiet week. Law & Order: SVU, Manifest, This Is Us, and Kenan were all even. Law & Order: Organised Crime lost a tenth, Young Rock and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist gained a tenth. Young Rock should be renewed. Zoey is likely done at the end of the season. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Law & Order: SVU0.94.7Renewed (through 2023)
This Is Us0.84.8Renewed
The Voice (Monday)0.75.8 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.74.4 
Young Rock0.62.8 
Chicago Fire (rerun)0.53.9Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Med (rerun)0.53.6Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago PD (rerun)0.53.3Renewed (through 2023)
Manifest0.53.3 
New Amsterdam0.43.4Renewed (through 2023)
Dateline (Friday)0.42.7 
Debris0.42.6 
Kenan0.42.1 
The Blacklist0.33.4Renewed
Vintage SNL0.31.9 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.31.7 
Good Girls0.31.5 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.31.4 
Law & Order: Organised Crime (rerun)0.21.9 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.21.5 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.21.5 
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FOX saw the return of Prodigal Son and The Resident last week after a month off. The good news for Prodigal Son is its ratings were even with its last new episode. The bad news is, that's still low. The Resident was down a tenth, but will likely get another season. The Moodys lost another tenth and is likely done. 
 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer1.25.2 
Hell's Kitchen0.82.8 
Game of Talents0.62.6 
The Resident0.53.5 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.52.0 
Family Guy0.51.3Renewed (through 2023)
Last Man Standing0.42.5Final Season
9-1-1 (rerun)0.42.0 
Prodigal Son0.41.9 
The Simpsons0.41.2Renewed (through 2023)
Bob's Burgers0.41.2Renewed (through 2023)
The Great North0.41.0Renewed
America's Most Wanted0.31.5 
The Moodys0.21.1 
Bless The Harts0.20.7Cancelled
The Simpsons (rerun)0.20.6 
Boxing0.10.6 
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The CW wrapped Whose Line Is It, Anyway? and an extended season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us last week. Both shows are usually summer fare, and both managed respectable numbers during the fall and winter seasons. No reason to think they won't be renewed. Kung Fu held its premiere numbers, expect a renewal announcement for the show any day. Walker was steady as well, gaining 100,000 viewers. The Flash was even with the previous week, though it lost 100,000 viewers. 
 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Flash0.30.9Renewed
Kung Fu0.21.4 
Walker0.21.1Renewed
All American0.20.7Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (finale)0.10.7 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.10.7 
Penn & Teller Fool Us (finale)0.10.7 
Supergirl0.10.6Final Season
Nancy Drew0.10.6Renewed
Batwoman0.10.5Renewed
Legacies0.10.5Renewed
Black Lightning0.10.4Final Season
Charmed0.10.3Renewed

Upfronts are in a few weeks. ABC is the only network keeping mum about its renewals. The other networks have made announcements for most of their line-ups. How are your favorites doing?

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 19, 2021

Comments

gmpugs posted 25 days ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
There was a lot of grumbling over the lack of First Nations representation in the cast as well as the network seemingly ignoring the threat of missing and murdered First Nations women in Indian Country. I'm not sure if it's all resolved now or not (I'm assuming not). 

I don't watch the show, so I don't know what bearing any of this has on the actual plot. 

From what I've watched so far, it hasn't. From what I've seen, it's based on a series of books by author CJ Box and aside from that, I don't know if that was part of the plot in the books. How much creative liberty they took from the books to the show, I couldn't tell you.

LadyShelley posted 25 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
What was the bad press in regards to Big Sky? You seem to be more aware of network and show news than I am. Or it's possible I heard about it and forgot as fast as it was reported on.

There was a lot of grumbling over the lack of First Nations representation in the cast as well as the network seemingly ignoring the threat of missing and murdered First Nations women in Indian Country. I'm not sure if it's all resolved now or not (I'm assuming not). 

I don't watch the show, so I don't know what bearing any of this has on the actual plot. 

gmpugs posted 25 days ago

What was the bad press in regards to Big Sky? You seem to be more aware of network and show news than I am. Or it's possible I heard about it and forgot as fast as it was reported on.

LadyShelley posted 27 days ago

Young Sheldon will be renewed. It's the highest-rated comedy on CBS. 

ABC is playing things close to the vest for some reason. The Goldbergs should be renewed based on its numbers. The Good Doctor is nowhere near the highs of its first season, but will probably get another year. Big Sky is ... 'eh, hard to say. Its numbers have been okay. Not great, but okay. The bigger issue is it has had some bad press and the network may not want to continue dealing with that. 

FOX has always been an odd duck network. I think its execs do things sometimes just to show how they aren't predictable! LOL! The numbers for Prodigal Son have been sliding all season (and the whacked scheduling due to shortened seasons hasn't helped, but that's a problem every network show is dealing with this season.) Its renewal will likely be based more on what the network wants to do moving forward (more "reality", competition, and sports over scripted programming), and what its fall rookie shows are. 

Kenan will probably get a second season, but it might be pushed off to the Spring as opposed to airing in the Fall. Clarice is done. A better match schedule-wise may have helped some, but we'll never know. 

Kung Fu will be renewed. The CW only has four shows that manage to garner a million viewers and Kung Fu is one of them. If shows like Charmed and Dynasty can get renewed with barely 300,000 viewers, Kung Fu certainly will. 

gmpugs posted 27 days ago

Still waiting to hear if the shows I like on ABC will be renewed (Goldbergs, the Good Doctor), and Big Sky and Young Sheldon will be on CBS. Based on what you said about Prodigal Son, that might not come back, same with Clarice. Do you think Kenan's show will survive with a second season? How about Kung Fu?

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