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Ratings Roundup for the Week of November 21, 2021

With the Thanksgiving holiday, repeats and Christmas specials dominated the schedules last week. 

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ABC execs breathed a sigh of relief last week as The American Music Awards held its audience from last year's ceremony. The Good Doctor picked up a tenth from the previous week. It's now off the schedule until May 2022, so things are iffy as to whether or not the show will be renewed. Queens was even for ratings, but dropped another hundred thousand viewers. The Bachelorette lost a tenth.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
College Football1.45.5 
American Music Awards1.03.8 
Dancing with the Stars (Monday) (finale)0.95.6 
The Bachelorette0.62.7 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.54.4 
The Good Doctor0.54.1 
20/200.32.4 
The Goldbergs (rerun)0.32.2 
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town0.32.0 
Queens0.31.1 
The Conners (rerun)0.21.8 
The Wonder Years (rerun)0.21.5 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.21.5 
Home Economics (rerun)0.21.2 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.11.7 
The Magic Maker0.11.5 
The Queen Family Singalong (rerun)0.11.1 
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CBS feasted on a Thanksgiving football overrun, then squandered that audience on repeats, which explains the high numbers for Young Sheldon and United States of Al. CSI: Vegas was even with the previous week, but the lack of any back nine episode order announcement by now is a good sign the show is done. The Equaliser and NCIS: Los Angeles were even with their last new episodes. Neither show is in any danger of cancellation. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun6.727.2 
Young Sheldon (rerun)2.39.2 
Survivor0.95.2 
United States of Al (rerun)0.94.6 
60 Minutes0.67.6 
The Equaliser0.66.6 
Ghosts (rerun)0.64.6 
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer0.63.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.55.2 
FBI (rerun)0.55.0 
CSI: Vegas0.44.0 
FBI: International (rerun)0.43.5 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.43.4 
Tough As Nails0.42.9 
Bull (rerun)0.42.7 
Frosty The Snowman0.42.4 
Blue Bloods (rerun)0.33.2 
NCIS (rerun)0.33.0 
FBI: International(rerun)0.32.7 
NCIS: Hawai'i (rerun)0.32.6 
Magnum PI (rerun)0.32.6 
Robbie the Reindeer0.32.5 
5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas0.32.2 
48 Hours0.21.7 
The Story of Santa Claus0.21.3 
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NBC took two big bites from the NFL apple last week, both games pulling in an equal audience share. La Brea lost a tenth. Ordinary Joe found it gaining a tenth that won't matter in the long run. New Amsterdam was even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Sunday Night Football3.814.5 
Thursday Night Football3.814.0 
Football Night In America (Sunday)2.911.5 
Football Night In America (Thursday)2.710.0 
The Voice (Tuesday)0.86.3 
The Voice (Monday)0.76.3 
La Brea0.54.3Renewed
How The Grinch Stole Christmas0.53.2 
An SNL Thanksgiving0.52.9 
New Amsterdam0.43.3Renewed (through 2023)
Frosty Returns0.42.0 
An SNL Christmas0.41.9 
Chicago Med (rerun)0.33.0Renewed (through 2023)
Ordinary Joe0.32.1 
Vintage SNL0.31.8 
Trolls Holiday In Harmony0.31.7 
The National Dog Show (rerun)0.21.7 
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FOX enjoyed a Sunday night NFL overrun that bumped up the animation block. The Resident lost a tenth. The network pulled The Big Leap and Our Kind of People and replaced them with repeats of 9-1-1 and The Masked Singer respectively. On one hand, the change makes sense with the lower holiday watch numbers, the network doesn't want to waste new episodes. Unfortunately, the repeats still did better than new episodes of both freshman shows. Not a good sign for the future of either show.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun7.028.1 
The OT3.211.6 
The Simpsons1.24.0Renewed (through 2023)
College Football0.72.5 
The Great North0.72.1Renewed
Bob's Burgers0.61.8Renewed (through 2023)
Family Guy0.61.7Renewed (through 2023)
WWE Smackdown0.52.0 
The Resident0.33.0 
9-1-1 (rerun)0.32.0 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.31.9 
The Masked Singer (rerun)0.31.6 
World Pet Games0.31.4 
9-1-1 (rerun)0.21.8 
Alter Ego (rerun)0.21.1 
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The CW had a quiet week. The Flash lost a ratings tenth, but held its premiere viewer numbers. Riverdale held its premiere numbers. 4400 lost one hundred thousand viewers, but will probably be renewed. Legends of the Hidden Temple lost its ratings tenth, though it held its pitiful viewer numbers. Chances are, it's done. DC's Legends of Tomorrow was even, Batwoman picked up one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
All American0.20.6 
The Flash0.10.7 
Masters Of illusion Christmas Special0.10.7 
Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer0.10.6 
DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.10.5 
Batwoman0.10.5 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.10.5 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.10.5 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.10.4 
44000.10.3 
Riverdale0.10.3 
Scooby-Doo Where Are You, Now (rerun)0.10.3 
World's Funniest Animals0.10.3 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.10.3 
Legends of the Hidden Temple0.00.2 
Masters Of Illusion (rerun)0.00.2 
Masters Of Illusion (rerun)0.00.2 

Whether the networks have publicly said so or not, the die is cast for the Fall freshman shows. Will your new favorite shows still be around after the holidays?


 

Written by LadyShelley on Nov 29, 2021

Comments

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@LeonKennedy wrote:
How is it that The Good Doctor is rated 6th? When it should be on top of the rest of pile.

The Good Doctor's numbers have been sinking since its second season and more than just normal attrition. It is now off the air until Spring, and it would not surprise me if this is its last season. 

LeonKennedy posted a month ago

How is it that The Good Doctor is rated 6th? When it should be on top of the rest of pile.

gmpugs posted a month ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
Good question. That's according to our schedule here at Maze, so assuming that's correct (and I have no reason to think it's not) ABC is pulling The Good Doctor to premiere something else in that slot that they hope will pull in a bigger audience. Not a good sign for the Good Doctor. 

And personally, of the shows that I watch during the week, that's probably the only one I consistently consider to take off my DVR and stop watching because other shows have been holding my attention better

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@gmpugs wrote:
Good Doctor isn't coming back on until April/May? How come?

Good question. That's according to our schedule here at Maze, so assuming that's correct (and I have no reason to think it's not) ABC is pulling The Good Doctor to premiere something else in that slot that they hope will pull in a bigger audience. Not a good sign for the Good Doctor. 

gmpugs posted a month ago

Good Doctor isn't coming back on until April/May? How come?

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