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Ratings Roundup for the Week of April 25, 2021

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ABC saw The Oscars telecast hit a new low, dropping more than three ratings points from the telecast in 2020 (and the 2020 ceremony was the previous lowest-rated telecast winner). Was it that few people saw the movies nominated? The pandemic restrictions and how the awards were presented? Maybe. Though every other awards ceremony this season has been down, too. It may be that audiences simply no longer care as much for the pomp and circumstance as in the past. Most of the rest of the network's schedule was taken up with specials, the NFL draft, and President Biden's speech to Congress. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Oscars2.110.4 
NFL Draft (Thursday)1.04.2 
The Oscars: Into The Spotlight0.74.8 
ABC News: The President's Address0.74.2 
The Good Doctor0.53.8 
The Goldbergs0.53.1 
Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days0.52.3 
NFL Draft (Friday)0.52.0 
Big Sky0.42.7 
Pooch Perfect0.42.6 
Home Economics0.42.4 
Black-ish0.42.1 
Mixed-ish0.31.7 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.21.7 
American Idol (rerun)0.21.6 
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CBS wrapped the final season of MacGyver last week. Mac and company ended about even with where they have been all season. NCIS took a big hit last week, dropping four tenths from its last new episode for a new series low. FBI and FBI: Most Wanted were down a tenth each. Bull was up a tenth. Young Sheldon and All Rise were even. 
 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
FBI0.77.6Renewed
Young Sheldon0.77.3Renewed (through 2024)
NCIS0.68.5Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.65.6Renewed
The Neighborhood0.64.9Renewed
60 Minutes0.57.2 
Mom0.55.3Cancelled
United States Of Al0.55.2 
Bull0.55.0Renewed
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.54.7Renewed
The Price Is Right At Night0.53.9 
CBS News: The President's Address0.53.4 
Blue Bloods0.46.1Renewed
Magnum PI0.45.1Renewed
MacGyver (finale)0.44.3Cancelled
B Positive0.44.0 
All Rise0.43.5 
NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)0.33.4 
The Equalizer (rerun)0.32.8Renewed
48 Hours0.32.6 
NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)0.23.0Cancelled
NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)0.22.3 
NCIS: New Orleans (rerun)0.21.9 
Clarice (rerun)0.21.7 
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NBC wrapped the first season of Kenan last week. The ratings haven't been great for the show, but it will likely squeak a second season. Back-to-back episodes of Manifest were even. New Amsterdam and The Voice were down a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Voice (Monday)0.86.8 
NBC News: The President's Address0.63.7 
Manifest0.53.3 
Manifest0.53.2 
Young Rock0.52.4 
Dateline (Friday)0.43.2 
New Amsterdam0.43.1Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Med (rerun)0.43.1Renewed (through 2023)
Debris0.42.6 
Dateline (Saturday)0.42.5 
Kenan (finale)0.41.8 
The Blacklist0.33.3Renewed
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.32.4Renewed (through 2023)
Inspiring America 20210.32.2 
Vintage SNL0.31.9 
This Is Us (rerun)0.31.7Renewed
Sunday Night Movie: Fate of the Furious0.31.5 
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.21.6 
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FOX unceremoniously yanked The Moodys from its schedule after cancelling the series. The final three episodes will air sometime over the summer. It was replaced with the premiere of sketch-comedy series, Let's Be Real, which didn't do any better in the same slot. Prodigal Son lost a tenth it couldn't afford. 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star were each down a couple of tenths. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
9-1-10.95.9 
The Masked Singer0.83.6 
9-1-1: Lone Star0.74.9 
The Resident0.53.3 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.51.9 
FOX News: The President's Address0.41.7 
Last Man Standing0.32.1Final Season
Prodigal Son0.31.8 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.30.9Renewed (through 2023)
Family Guy (rerun)0.30.9Renewed (through 2023)
The Great North (rerun)0.30.8Renewed
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.30.8Renewed (through 2023)
Name That Tune (rerun)0.21.5 
Let's Be Real (premiere)0.21.1 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.20.9 
Bless The Harts (rerun)0.20.7Cancelled
Boxing0.10.6 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.10.5 
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The CW ran a mix of reruns and Royals gossip coverage last week. Kung Fu held its rating numbers, but lost 100,000 viewers. It will be renewed, the network is merely playing coy with the announcement. All American was steady. Supergirl lost another 100,000 viewers as it continues to play out the side before disappearing into syndication. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Kung Fu0.21.0 
World's Funniest Animals0.21.0 
All American0.20.6Renewed
Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)0.10.9 
People Magazine Presents: Will & Kate's Royal Anniversary0.10.8 
People Magazine Presents: Harry & Meghan's American Dream (rerun)0.10.8 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.10.6 
Masters Of Illusion (rerun)0.10.5 
Masters Of Illusion (rerun)0.10.5 
Supergirl0.10.5Final Season
Nancy Drew0.10.5Renewed
The Flash (rerun)0.10.4Renewed
Black Lightning0.10.3Final Season
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.00.6 

It's been a tough rating season for almost every show airing on network television this year. Short seasons and filming restrictions combined to make for a rather patchwork schedule of a few new episodes scattered amongst the reruns and specials resulting in lower ratings across the board. Network television was already suffering from audiences shifting to streaming services. Will this hasten the demise of the current television landscape? Or will networks be able to recover some of their losses in the Fall when, hopefully, production of new episodes returns to normal?

Written by LadyShelley on May 3, 2021

Comments

gmpugs posted 11 days ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
Yep, found where Kenan and Young Rock were renewed. Also, the CW announced Kung Fu was renewed yesterday after the article posted. The same for The Good Doctor. :) TIMING! LOL! 

Oh, cool about The Good Doctor and Kung Fu!

LadyShelley posted 11 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
I believe I read online that Kenan was renewed, same with Young Rock. I'm glad Kenan was, I liked its first season.

Yep, found where Kenan and Young Rock were renewed. Also, the CW announced Kung Fu was renewed yesterday after the article posted. The same for The Good Doctor. :) TIMING! LOL! 

LadyShelley posted 11 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
I believe I read online that Kenan was renewed, same with Young Rock. I'm glad Kenan was, I liked its first season.

I'll double-check. I hadn't seen anything by Friday, but networks like to sneak renewal news late on Friday afternoons and I may have missed it.

gmpugs posted 12 days ago

I believe I read online that Kenan was renewed, same with Young Rock. I'm glad Kenan was, I liked its first season.

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