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Ratings Roundup for the Week of May 1, 2022


CBS had a busy week last week. The Equaliser was rewarded with a two-year renewal, which means it will likely also eventually earn a fifth season as well. (Shows that run four seasons are rarely ever cancelled if the episode count is high enough.) Magnum PI and Blue Bloods wrapped their seasons last week. Magnum picked up a couple hundred thousand viewers for its finale. Blue Bloods gained a ratings tenth and four hundred thousand viewers. Blue Bloods is already renewed for next season, Magnum should be renewed as well. Good Sam closed out its freshman season picking up a ratings tenth and one hundred thousand viewers. It won't be renewed, however. How We Roll lost several hundred thousand viewers after last week's back-to-back episodes. It couldn't afford the loss and is likely done. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Neighborhood0.65.5Renewed
60 Minutes0.57.1 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.55.4Renewed
Blue Bloods (finale)0.46.0Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles0.45.2 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.45.2Renewed
NCIS: Hawai'i0.45.2Renewed
FBI (rerun)0.44.8 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.43.1Renewed (through 2024)
Beyond The Edge0.42.7 
Magnum PI (finale)0.34.9 
FBI: International (rerun)0.33.8 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.33.3 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.33.1 
United States Of Al (rerun)0.33.1 
How We Roll0.33.0 
Good Sam (finale)0.32.1 
Bull (rerun)0.22.5Cancelled
Come Dance With Me0.22.1 

ABC opened its summer fare last week with premieres for Holey Moley, The Chase, and freshman series Who Do You Believe. None of them opened particularly well, and it's possible Who Do You Believe could be quickly pulled with those abysmal premiere numbers. Big Sky returned after a month off, down two hundred thousand viewers. A Million Little Things managed to find one hundred thousand viewers last week. Its chances for renewal are still poor. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
American Idol (Sunday)0.96.6 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.85.4 
American Idol: The Great Idol Reunion0.75.9 
Station 190.64.3Renewed
Grey's Anatomy0.63.9Renewed
The Rookie0.54.2Renewed
Shark Tank0.53.6 
The Good Doctor0.43.7Renewed
Shark Tank0.43.5 
The Goldbergs0.43.0Renewed
The Conners0.43.0 
Holey Moley (premiere)0.42.8 
Big Sky0.32.4 
The Chase (premiere)0.32.3 
The Wonder Years (rerun)0.31.7 
Home Economics (rerun)0.31.6 
A Million Little Things0.22.0 
Who Do You Believe? (premiere)0.21.8 

NBC wrapped The Endgame last week. The Morena Baccarin series dropped three hundred thousand viewers for its finale and is likely done. Young Rock and Mr Mayor both lost a ratings tenth last week. Young Rock held its audience numbers while Mr Mayor lost one hundred thousand viewers. It's still anyone's guess which, if any, of the Peacock's current stable of half-hour comedies will be renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
This Is Us0.74.7Final Season
Law & Order: SVU0.64.9Renewed
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.64.1 
Law & Order0.44.2 
Chicago Fire (rerun)0.43.8Renewed
Chicago PD (rerun)0.43.5Renewed
Chicago Med (rerun)0.33.7Renewed
New Amsterdam0.33.4Renewed
Dateline (Friday)0.32.6 
Young Rock0.32.1 
American Song Contest0.31.6 
The Blacklist0.22.7Renewed
Weakest Link0.21.6 
Mr Mayor0.21.6 
Sunday Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them0.21.5 
The Endgame 0.21.4 

FOX premiered the third season of Duncanville last week. It remains the lowest-rated of the Sunday animation block and with that low opening, it's hard to see it getting a season four. Call Me Kat wrapped its second season last week. It suffered from schedule issues, and never really recovered, but it might squeak a season three. Its fate rests on if FOX is interested in more scripted programs or if the network will pivot to more 'reality' or competition shows to fill schedule time. 9-1-1 was even while 9-1-1: Lone Star lost a ratings tenth and three hundred thousand viewers. Both shows will be easy renewals for the network. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer0.74.1 
9-1-1 Lone Star0.54.3 
The Resident0.43.2 
MasterChef Junior0.42.0 
WWE Smackdown0.41.9 
Call Me Kat (finale)0.41.6 
Family Guy (rerun)0.41.0Renewed
Domino Masters0.31.7 
Name That Tune0.31.5 
The Simpsons0.31.0Renewed
Bob's Burgers0.31.0Renewed
The Great North0.30.7Renewed
Welcome to Flatch0.20.8 
Duncanville (premiere)0.20.6 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.10.6 

The CW had a quiet week, with no new bombshells for its fans. Superman & Lois was down one hundred thousand viewers. Naomi must have found them, it was up one hundred thousand viewers. Charmed and Dynasty were even. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Superman & Lois0.20.7Renewed
The Flash0.10.5Renewed
Kung Fu0.10.5Renewed
All American0.10.4Renewed
All American: Homecoming0.10.3 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.00.2 
Would I Lie To You? (rerun)0.00.1 

Upfronts are in one week! Expect the networks to announce a flurry of renewals this week ahead of their big press parties. Here's the schedule again in case you missed it last week: 

May 16 -- NBC, FOX

May 17 -- ABC

May 18 -- CBS

May 19 - The CW

Written by LadyShelley on May 9, 2022


LadyShelley posted 13 days ago

@CostaDax wrote:
Thank you, LadyShelley! BTW, all three FBI shows have been renewed for 2 additional seasons at CBS!

Yep, I saw that a little while ago. No surprise at all. Expect renewal news to be fast and furious this week. :) 

CostaDax posted 13 days ago

Thank you, LadyShelley! BTW, all three FBI shows have been renewed for 2 additional seasons at CBS!

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