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Ratings Roundup for the Week of April 18, 2021


ABC had a quiet week last week. Still no announcements for renewals or cancellations, but that should be coming in the next week or so. More on that later. Home Economics, Rebel, and Big Sky all lost a tenth from the previous week. All three should be renewed, but don't be surprised if they are pushed off to the Spring schedule. Things are really not looking good for Mixed-ish. If it gets renewed, and that could be a big if, expect a final season announcement tacked on to that renewal. Black-ish is doing slightly better, but if one goes, it's likely both of them will. The Rookie gained a tenth, but its renewal is guaranteed, regardless. The same is true for A Million Little Things. Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, and The Conners, should all be safe for another season. Call Your Mother is likely cancelled. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Grey's Anatomy0.94.8 
American Idol (Sunday)0.85.4 
Station 190.71.5 
American Idol (Monday)0.64.2 
Shark Tank0.63.9 
The Goldbergs0.63.3 
The Good Doctor0.54.1 
The Rookie0.53.8 
The Conners0.53.0 
Big Sky0.43.0 
Home Economics0.42.6 
Pooch Perfect0.42.3 
NBA Basketball0.41.6 
A Million Little Things0.32.0 
Home Economics (rerun)0.31.9 
Call Your Mother0.31.9 
NBA Countdown0.31.3 
Home Economics (rerun)0.21.5 

CBS has made most of its renewal decisions already. News of renewals for All Rise, SEAL Team, B Positive, and United States of Al should be coming soon. Clarice is likely done. No real movement ratings-wise of any shows last week. A fair mix of specials, reruns, and the Academy of Country Music Awards all helped the network eke out the last few new episodes it has to get through May sweeps with some respectable numbers. 


ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Academy of Country Music Awards0.86.3Renewed
Young Sheldon0.77.0Renewed (through 2024)
The Neighborhood0.75.1Renewed
60 Minutes0.68.5 
United States Of Al0.65.4 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.64.9Renewed
NCIS (rerun)0.56.4Renewed
FBI (rerun)0.55.7Renewed
The Price Is Right At Night0.53.9 
B Positive0.53.9 
SEAL Team0.43.5 
All Rise0.43.2 
Blue Bloods (rerun)0.33.6Renewed
Magnum PI (rerun)0.33.3Renewed
MacGyver (rerun)0.33.0Cancelled
48 Hours0.32.5 
CBS News Special Report: The Chauvin Verdict0.32.4 
FBI (rerun)0.22.0 
SWAT (rerun)0.21.6 
Clarice (rerun)0.21.4 

NBC has some decisions still to make. Manifest is in its third season and will be renewed. Law & Order: Organised Crime will be renewed. Young Rock has done well and Kenan has done well enough that both should get a second season. Debris has been holding at steady numbers, but those numbers are low. Chances are it will be cancelled. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Good Girls are also likely done. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Chicago Med0.97.1Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Fire0.96.9Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (Monday)0.96.4 
Chicago PD0.95.9Renewed (through 2023)
Law & Order: SVU0.84.5Renewed (through 2023)
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.64.4 
New Amsterdam0.53.7Renewed (through 2023)
Dateline (Friday)0.53.7 
Young Rock0.52.6 
The Blacklist0.43.3Renewed
Good Girls0.41.5 
This Is Us (rerun)0.32.1Renewed
Vintage SNL0.31.8 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.31.2 
Roll Up Your Sleeves0.21.4 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.21.4 
Law & Order: Organised Crime (rerun)0.21.4 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.21.3 

FOX announced last week that The Moodys was cancelled, no real surprise. The Masked Singer, Game of Talents, 9-1-1 and 9-1-1 Lone Star are likely renewed. The Resident should get another season. Prodigal Son's future rests entirely on what the network has planned for the fall. From the numbers, it's most likely cancelled, but if there is a hole in the schedule, the show might squeak another season, but that's a faint hope at best. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer1.25.1 
9-1-1: Lone Star0.95.5 
Hell's Kitchen (finale)0.82.9 
The Resident0.53.5 
Last Man Standing0.52.6Final Season
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.52.0 
Family Guy0.51.2Renewed (through 2023)
Prodigal Son0.41.9 
The Simpsons0.41.3Renewed (through 2023)
Bob's Burgers0.41.0Renewed (through 2023)
The Moodys0.31.3Cancelled
Bless The Harts0.30.9Cancelled
The Great North0.30.9Renewed
The Simpsons (rerun)0.21.0 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.20.9 
Game of Talents (rerun)0.20.9 

The CW has announced most of its renewals. Kung Fu will be renewed. Whose Line and Penn & Teller: Fool Us are also likely renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Kung Fu0.21.1 
All American0.20.6Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.10.9 
Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)0.10.9 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (finale)0.10.8 
Supergirl0.10.6Final Season
Black Lightning0.10.4Final Season
The Flash (rerun)0.10.4Renewed
Nancy Drew (rerun)0.00.4Renewed
Movie: 20400.00.3 

So when is Decision Day for your favorite shows? Upfronts are the week of May 16. This is when the five networks will present their Fall schedules to advertisers. Most networks will make a final blast of renewal news the week before upfronts. If there's no renewal news and your favorite show is not on the Fall schedule, that means it was quietly shuffled off to endless repeats in syndication. 

Will your favorite shows live to see another year? Let us know in the comments.

Written by LadyShelley on Apr 26, 2021


LadyShelley posted 9 days ago

@pieslapper wrote:
Looks like Grey's and Station 19 took a big hit last week. Wonder why?

Actually, those numbers have been the same for the last month. It could be that spring numbers are always lower than the fall, or general attrition as new episodes are so sporadic this season viewers can't get into any sort of viewing habit. Another reason for Grey's Anatomy may be its longevity. NCIS and Law & Order have also seen a general ratings drop this season. It could be the shows are just tired at this point (Grey's has been running 17 seasons, Law & Order twenty-two (in this iteration), and NCIS for eighteen.) 

pieslapper posted 9 days ago

Looks like Grey's and Station 19 took a big hit last week. Wonder why?

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