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Ratings Roundup for the Week of May 2, 2021

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ABC finally got on the renewal board last week. Big Sky and The Good Doctor were both renewed for another season. Rebel returned after a week off, even with its last new episode. Home Economics was steady as well. Rebel may squeak a second season, Home Economics could get renewed if Mixed-ish and/or Black-ish are cancelled. A Million Little Things will probably be renewed even with those anaemic numbers as it is in season three.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Grey's Anatomy0.94.9 
American Idol (Sunday)0.86.0 
Station 190.84.5 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.54.6 
The Rookie0.54.0 
Shark Tank0.53.4 
The Goldbergs0.52.8 
Monday Movie: Incredibles 20.52.2 
Rebel0.43.3 
20/200.43.0 
Big Sky0.42.6Renewed
Pooch Perfect0.42.3 
Home Economics0.42.2 
A Million Little Things0.32.1 
The Conners (rerun)0.31.9 
The Conners (rerun)0.31.9 
Black-ish (rerun)0.31.4 
Mixed-ish (rerun)0.31.3 
Home Economics (rerun)0.31.2 
VAX Live: The Concert To Reunite The World0.21.7 
American Idol (rerun)0.21.3 
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CBS premiered the second season of Kids Say The Darndest Things last week. Not sure why they thought it was a good idea to start off a night of high action shows like SEAL Team and SWAT with a kids variety show, but they did. The good news for fans of those shows, the ratings didn't drop, but they didn't improve either. NCIS gained a couple of tenths to retake the top spot on the chart, but it was still down several tenths from its average last season. NCIS: Los Angeles was renewed for another season, no real surprise there. Clarice ran its first new episode in a month, but it's likely playing out the side at this point.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NCIS0.89.7Renewed
FBI0.88.1Renewed
The Equalizer0.77.2Renewed
The Neighborhood0.75.3Renewed
60 Minutes0.67.6 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.67.2Renewed
Young Sheldon0.66.6Renewed (through 2024)
Mom0.65.3Cancelled
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.64.9Renewed
Bull0.55.6Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.55.5Renewed
NCIS: New Orleans0.54.8Cancelled
B Positive0.54.1 
Blue Bloods0.45.7Renewed
United States Of Al0.44.8 
Magnum PI (finale)0.44.8Renewed
Kids Say The Darndest Things (premiere)0.43.7 
SEAL Team0.43.7 
All Rise0.43.6 
SWAT0.43.1Renewed
Kids Say The Darndest Things (rerun)0.33.0 
48 Hours0.32.7 
Clarice0.32.5 
VAX Live: The Concert To Reunite The World0.21.3 
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NBC wrapped Young Rock's first season last week, steady with its previous numbers. Both it and Kenan were renewed for second seasons. For the second week in a row, The Peacock ran back-to-back episodes of Manifest. The show is in its third season, and ratings have been okay, it should be renewed. The behaviour is odd, however. Burning off episodes is usually a sign the network just wants to be done with the program. Debris held its numbers, but it probably won't be enough to convince the network to renew it.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Chicago Fire1.07.2Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Med0.97.1Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago PD0.95.7Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (Monday)0.85.9 
Dateline (Saturday)0.53.3 
Manifest0.53.0 
Manifest0.52.8 
Young Rock (finale)0.52.4Renewed
New Amsterdam0.43.0Renewed (through 2023)
Dateline (Friday)0.42.8 
Debris0.42.5 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.42.3Renewed (through 2023)
Vintage SNL0.42.3 
Ellen's Game of Games0.41.8 
Young Rock (rerun)0.41.7 
The Blacklist0.33.1Renewed
This Is Us (rerun)0.31.8Renewed
Ellen's Game of Games (rerun)0.31.6 
Good Girls0.31.4 
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist0.31.3 
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FOX had a quiet week last week. The Resident and Prodigal Son returned after a week off, both even with their last new episodes. Let's Be Real dropped 100,000 viewers from its premiere. Chances are it will be cancelled. 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star were each up a tenth. Neither show is in any danger. The Masked Singer gained three tenths over the previous week.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer1.14.7 
9-1-11.06.1 
9-1-1: Lone Star0.85.2 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.62.2 
The Resident0.53.4 
Game of Talents0.52.2 
Prodigal Son0.42.0 
Family Guy0.41.1Renewed (through 2023)
Bob's Burgers0.40.9Renewed (through 2023)
Last Man Standing0.32.1Final Season
Name That Tune (rerun)0.31.5 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.30.8Renewed (through 2023)
Let's Be Real0.21.0 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.20.6 
Bless The Harts0.20.6Cancelled
The Great North (rerun)0.20.6Renewed
Major League Soccer0.10.4 
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The CW surprised no one by announcing the renewal of Kung Fu last week. Walker returned with its first new episode in almost a month. It lost a tenth and 100,000 viewers. DC's Legends of Tomorrow opened low. Down a tenth or two from last season. More worrisome is it shed a couple hundred thousand viewers in the process. Maybe fans didn't know it was back? Dynasty also premiered last week, garnering a 0.0 rating and barely 300,000 viewers. That better be one sweet syndication deal it has as the network has already renewed it for another season of painful ratings numbers.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Flash0.20.7Renewed
Walker0.11.0Renewed
Kung Fu0.10.9Renewed
Supergirl0.10.6Final Season
Legacies0.10.5Renewed
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (premiere)0.10.4Renewed
Batwoman0.10.4Renewed
Nancy Drew0.10.4Renewed
Charmed0.10.4Renewed
All American (rerun)0.10.3Renewed
Black Lightning0.10.3Final Season
Dynasty (premiere)0.00.3Renewed

It's make or break time for network shows. Upfronts start in a week, so expect a flurry of renewals over the coming days. Remember, networks rarely announce a show is cancelled this late in the game. So the tell will be those fall schedules. If your favorites are on that schedule or at least mentioned as returning next season, all is good. If nothing is said, the show is done. Fall schedules will be announced here when we have the information, so keep checking back.

 

Written by LadyShelley on May 10, 2021

Comments

LadyShelley posted 30 days ago

@TonyMayhew wrote:
Cool, thx for that info. Is good to know. I noticed that the catch-up services do still have ads in them, which is why I asked :) 

They do, but the advertisers can't be sure the ads are actually watched in that situation, which is why they discount those numbers. The same with the 7 Day and 30 Day numbers. People may be watching, sure, but are they watching the ads? :) 

TonyMayhew posted 30 days ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
No. The ratings I use are the national overnights (the adjusted overnights, not the fast nationals that can still be influenced by time zones or big events) as those are the closest parallel to the C3 (commercial 3 day) ratings that networks and advertisers use, and which we plebes can't access, to determine if a show is producing an audience that is watching the ads. That's the key. A show could have great numbers at the end of 30 days or if the streaming numbers are included, but that does nothing to make sure eyeballs are watching the ads, which is all the advertisers, and by extension, the network cares about. 

Cool, thx for that info. Is good to know. I noticed that the catch-up services do still have ads in them, which is why I asked :) 

LadyShelley posted 30 days ago

@TonyMayhew wrote:
@LadyShelley I'm curious, do the ratings cover catch-up services provided by the networks or cable/satellite services?

Reason I ask, I, like many people these days, hardly ever watch live tv as it broadcasts, but rather watch a show when it suits me a day or 2 later.

No. The ratings I use are the national overnights (the adjusted overnights, not the fast nationals that can still be influenced by time zones or big events) as those are the closest parallel to the C3 (commercial 3 day) ratings that networks and advertisers use, and which we plebes can't access, to determine if a show is producing an audience that is watching the ads. That's the key. A show could have great numbers at the end of 30 days or if the streaming numbers are included, but that does nothing to make sure eyeballs are watching the ads, which is all the advertisers, and by extension, the network cares about. 

TonyMayhew posted 30 days ago

@LadyShelley I'm curious, do the ratings cover catch-up services provided by the networks or cable/satellite services?

Reason I ask, I, like many people these days, hardly ever watch live tv as it broadcasts, but rather watch a show when it suits me a day or 2 later.

gmpugs posted a month ago

I watched Call me Kat's pilot and wasn't too impressed with it to watch more. For the fans of the show, I'm glad it got renewed.

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@gmpugs wrote:
I think Fox announced after you posted that Prodigal Son got cancelled. I hope they didn't do a cliffhanger finale if they don't get shopped around to a different network/streaming service.

Yep it was. Cat me Kat was renewed (no real surprise). ABC renewed Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 as well (no surprise with those either)

gmpugs posted a month ago

I think Fox announced after you posted that Prodigal Son got cancelled. I hope they didn't do a cliffhanger finale if they don't get shopped around to a different network/streaming service.

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