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Ratings Roundup for the Week of October 3, 2021


CBS premiered the rest of its fall lineup last week. Young Sheldon opened even with last season's numbers. United States of Al slipped a tenth. The premiere of Bull dropped a tenth from where it ended last season. The move to a new night did not do the show any favors, and the show is currently the lowest-rated drama for the network. If things don't improve, this could be the last season for Michael Weatherly and company. Two more freshman shows premiered last week. Ghosts opened to okay numbers. A resurrected CSI: Vegas was only moderately successful. NCIS: Hawai'i and FBI: International were steady with the previous week.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun5.822.3 
60 Minutes1.510.3 
Young Sheldon (premiere)0.77.1Renewed (through 2024)
The Neighborhood0.65.5 
Ghosts (premiere)0.64.5 
FBI: International0.56.1 
FBI: Most Wanted0.55.6 
NCIS: Hawai'i0.55.5 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.55.2 
United States of Al (premiere)0.54.9 
CSI: Vegas (premiere)0.54.1 
Tough As Nails (premiere)0.53.1 
Blue Bloods0.45.7 
Magnum PI0.45.0 
Bull (premiere)0.34.2 
Sunday Movie: Star Trek0.32.3 

ABC saw most of its shows slip last week. Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Big Sky, and The Rookie were all down a tenth. Home Economics and A Million Little Things both lost a tenth as well, and for those shows, it's a tenth they couldn't afford. Both shows are likely done. The Goldbergs was up a tenth and The Wonder Years held its second-week audience and should be safe for the moment.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Dancing with the Stars0.74.7 
The Bachelor in Paradise (finale)0.72.9 
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.64.7 
Station 190.64.3 
Grey's Anatomy0.64.0 
The Goldbergs0.63.2 
America's Funniest Home Videos (premiere)0.54.7 
Shark Tank (premiere)0.53.5 
The Conners0.53.1 
The Wonder Years0.52.4 
The Good Doctor0.43.7 
Supermarket Sweep0.42.9 
The Rookie0.33.1 
Big Sky0.32.8 
Home Economics0.31.9 
A Million Little Things0.21.7 

NBC saw both of its rookie shows lose more of their audience last week. Ordinary Joe lost a ratings tenth and one hundred thousand viewers. Things are not looking good for the show, it's currently the lowest-rated program for the network. La Brea shed two ratings tenths and a million and a half viewers off its premiere. It can't afford to lose any more. With franchises like the Chicago shows and various Law & Orders filling the schedule, there won't be much room left for anything else that doesn't perform well. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Sunday Night Football7.426.7 
Football Night In America5.720.3 
The Voice (Monday)1.07.5 
The Voice (Tuesday)0.97.2 
Chicago Fire0.87.2Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago Med0.87.0Renewed (through 2023)
Chicago PD0.75.7Renewed (through 2023)
La Brea0.65.0 
Law & Order: SVU0.63.9Renewed (through 2023)
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.53.2 
Dateline (Friday)0.45.0 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.42.4 
New Amsterdam0.32.9Renewed (through 2023)
Ordinary Joe0.32.6 
Ordinary Joe (rerun)0.21.9 

FOX saw its Sunday animated shows return to Earth last week as there was no NFL overrun to help pump up the numbers. The entire Sunday block returned to where they were last season. Alter Ego lost another tenth. There is a limit to how low even cheap, competition shows can go, and Alter Ego might be close to the line. Our Kind of People lost one hundred thousand viewers it couldn't afford, while The Big Leap lost another two hundred thousand sets of eyeballs. Cancellation is likely in the cards for both shows. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL: Thursday Night Football4.214.8 
The Masked Singer0.94.3 
The Resident0.53.1 
WWE: Friday Night Smackdown0.52.0 
The Simpsons0.51.5Renewed (through 2023)
Family Guy0.51.3Renewed (through 2023)
Bob's Burgers0.51.1Renewed (through 2023)
Alter Ego0.42.4 
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.41.2 
Our Kind Of People0.31.4 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.31.1 
The Great North0.31.0Renewed
The Big Leap0.21.3 

The CW wrapped up the series finale of The Outpost with a whimper. Riverdale, and In The Dark also wrapped their seasons with barely anyone to notice. Nancy Drew opened with a 0.0 rating, something becoming common for the network, and barely five hundred thousand viewers, but since it is the CW, it will likely still be renewed. Penn & Teller: Fool Us held its premiere audience and took the top spot on the chart. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.10.7 
Roswell, New Mexico0.10.5 
DC's Stargirl0.10.5 
Penn & Teller Fool Us (rerun)0.10.4 
Riverdale (finale)0.10.4 
iHeartRadio Music Festival0.10.3 
In The Dark (finale)0.10.3 
Nancy Drew (premiere)0.00.5 
The Outpost (finale)0.00.3Cancelled

A few weeks into the season and trends are starting to appear. Which freshman show do you see getting cancelled first? Which one will be the first to gain a coveted back nine order and live to see January? Let us know your predictions in the comments! 


Written by LadyShelley on Oct 11, 2021


LadyShelley posted 5 days ago

@sorehammer wrote:
I can see la brea getting the boot as it's so slow and predictable. 

When the best thing people can say about it is that it's a poor retread of Lost, you have to wonder what they were thinking. 

sorehammer posted 5 days ago

I can see la brea getting the boot as it's so slow and predictable. 

LadyShelley posted 6 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
Cancelled first: my prediction will be Ghosts. First to gain the coveted back nine: FBI International

Good bet on FBI international (or NCIS Hawai'i for that matter) getting their back nine in the next few weeks. My first to be cancelled is either The Big Leap or La Brea. I have not heard much good word of mouth on La Brea at all. 

gmpugs posted 6 days ago

Cancelled first: my prediction will be Ghosts. First to gain the coveted back nine: FBI International

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