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Ratings Roundup for the Week of October 17, 2021


CBS was the first network to announce full-season orders for their freshman shows last week. Ghosts, NCIS: Hawai'i, and FBI International all received back nine orders. No word on CSI: Vegas, which might be telling. The latest CSI incarnation also dropped a tenth, joining Bull as the low-hanging fruit for cancellation. The Equaliser dropped a tenth from its premiere but is in no danger. NCIS held at its new normal. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun6.023.2 
60 Minutes1.611.0 
The Equaliser0.77.3 
The Neighborhood0.75.3 
Young Sheldon0.66.7Renewed (through 2024)
NCIS: Los Angeles0.65.6 
NCIS: Hawai'i0.55.3 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.55.0 
Blue Bloods0.45.8 
Magnum PI0.44.8 
United States of Al0.44.4 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.44.2 
FBI (rerun)0.43.9 
B Positive0.43.8 
SEAL Team0.43.4Import
Tough As Nails0.42.7 
FBI: International (rerun)0.33.6 
CSI: Vegas0.33.5 
48 Hours0.32.3 
CSI: Vegas (rerun)0.22.2 
NCIS: Los Angeles (rerun)0.22.2 

ABC premiered Queens last week to low numbers. Chances are, it won't last very long. The Wonder Years also slipped a tenth last week after several weeks of steady numbers. The Rookie gained a tenth last week while Big Sky was steady. Home Economics dropped a tenth and four-hundred thousand viewers. Fans should enjoy what episodes they can, as the program probably won't be renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Dancing with the Stars (Monday)0.85.0 
The Bachelorette (premiere)0.83.0 
Station 190.64.6 
Grey's Anatomy0.63.9 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.54.4 
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.54.2 
The Goldbergs0.52.9 
College Football0.52.7 
Shark Tank0.43.4 
The Rookie0.42.8 
Supermarket Sweep0.42.5 
The Wonder Years0.42.1 
Queens (premiere)0.41.7 
Big Sky0.32.8 
The Conners (rerun)0.31.8 
The Real Queens Of Hip-Hop0.31.7 
Home Economics0.31.7 

NBC premiered the ninth season of The Blacklist last week about even with where it was at the end of last season. La Brea slipped a tenth but is probably safe as Ordinary Joe lost another five hundred thousand viewers it couldn't afford. Home Sweet Home is just playing out the side as schedule filler at this point. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Sunday Night Football4.616.3 
Football Night In America1.25.2 
Chicago Fire0.87.4Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (Monday)0.86.1 
Chicago Med0.76.8Renewed (through 2023)
The Voice (Tuesday)0.76.7 
Chicago PD0.75.6Renewed (through 2023)
Law & Order: SVU0.63.9Renewed (through 2023)
La Brea0.55.0 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.53.0 
College Football0.52.7 
The Blacklist (premiere)0.43.1 
Dateline (Friday)0.42.9 
Ordinary Joe0.42.4 
New Amsterdam0.33.4Renewed (through 2023)
Home Sweet Home0.21.3 

FOX saw the Sunday animation block yo-yo back to its normal numbers without a boost from football overruns. Alter Ego, Our Kind Of People, and The Big Leap were all even. The only real question is which one will be cancelled first. 9-1-1 and The Resident were both steady. The Masked Singer lost a tenth. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL: Thursday Night Football3.011.7 
The Masked Singer0.94.3 
WWE Smackdown0.52.1 
The Simpsons0.51.5Renewed (through 2023)
Family Guy0.51.4Renewed (through 2023)
Bob's Burgers0.51.2Renewed (through 2023)
The Resident0.43.3 
Alter Ego0.42.2 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.41.2 
The Great North0.41.0Renewed
Our Kind Of People0.31.4 
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.30.9 
The Big Leap0.21.2 
WWE Smackdown (rerun)0.20.6 

The CW chugged along last week. Batwoman and Legacies both held their premiere audience from the previous week. Penn & Teller: Fool Us lost one hundred thousand viewers, but still topped the chart for the network. Legends of the Hidden Temple and Killer Camp wallowed at the bottom of the chart with barely an audience to speak of. It's doubtful even the CW will want to keep either show with those numbers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.10.7 
World's Funniest Animals0.10.6 
DC's Stargirl0.10.5 
DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.10.5 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.10.5 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.10.5 
Howie Mandel & Friends: Don't Sneeze On Me0.10.4 
Nancy Drew0.10.4 
Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.10.4 
Coroner (finale)0.00.5Import
Legends of the Hidden Temple0.00.2 
Killer Camp0.00.2 

More full-season orders should be announced in the next week or so for freshman shows. This is the time where no news is bad news for new shows. Silence is usually the only indication fans will get that a network plans to drop their new favorite show. How are your shows doing this season?


Written by LadyShelley on Oct 25, 2021


kevinohler posted a month ago

Hope they don't nix CSI: Vegas. I was glad to hear they were bringing it back. It's still as good as the original.

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