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Ratings Roundup for the Week of May 8, 2022

Most networks announced renewals and cancellations last week in the lead-up to this week's upfronts. More than a few surprise cancellations were announced along with some head-scratcher renewals. 


The CW, the network known for rubber-stamping series renewals, led the bloodbath of network cancellations, ending eleven shows last week. Surprise cancellations include Naomi, Batwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow. Not so surprising, is Dynasty, a show that only continued thanks to an influx of NetFlix money that has now dried up. The other reason for so many cancellations is likely tied to the pending sale of the network, and both CBS and Warners pulling back on the content they provide.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Flash0.10.5Renewed
Kung Fu0.10.5Renewed
All American0.10.4Renewed
Naomi (finale)0.10.4Cancelled
All American: Homecoming0.10.3Renewed
Walker (rerun)0.00.4Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.00.3 
Would I Lie To You? (rerun)0.00.2 
Legacies (rerun)0.00.2Cancelled

ABC announced eight cancellations last week, though none were much of a surprise. Black-ish was in its final season, while Queens and Promised Land never stood a chance. The only cancellation of note is Dancing with the Stars, as the network plans to move the series to Disney+. So far, streamers have mostly stayed away from competition shows, preferring more traditional fare. This may be a sign Disney is interested in tapping a new market for subscribers. As for renewals, A Million Little Things managed to pull off another renewal, likely to pump up the episode count for syndication. The Wonder Years will see a second season, though if it wants a third it will have to improve its low audience numbers. Big Sky announced not only a renewal but the addition of Jenson Ackles to the cast. Time will tell if the Supernatural fans will follow him to the new show.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
American Idol (Sunday)0.85.5Renewed
America's Funniest Home Videos0.74.9Renewed
Station 190.53.9Renewed
Grey's Anatomy0.53.6Renewed
The Rookie0.43.7Renewed
Shark Tank0.43.1Renewed
The Conners0.42.7Renewed
The Goldbergs0.42.6Renewed
Holey Moley0.42.4 
The Good Doctor0.33.1Renewed
The Chase0.32.3 
Monday Night Movie: Moana0.32.1 
The Wonder Years0.31.8Renewed
Big Sky0.22.1Renewed
Home Economics0.21.7Renewed
A Million Little Things (rerun)0.21.7Renewed
Who Do You Believe?0.21.5 

CBS announced six cancellations last week, the most surprising being Magnum PI. The rebooted series starring Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks was a stable rating workhorse of the Friday night lineup, and the cancellation probably had more to do with production contracts than ratings numbers. Less of a surprise was the news How We Roll would not be back for a second season. Scripted shows with Spring premieres, rarely get renewed. The network also cancelled United States of Al after two seasons, further paring down its roster of sitcoms. On the renewal side, CBS announced the three FBI shows will all return for the next two seasons. As for ratings, Come Dance With Me lost another hundred thousand viewers and is likely done. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
FBI0.67.2Renewed (through 2024)
60 Minutes0.67.1Renewed
Young Sheldon0.66.9Renewed (through 2024)
The Equaliser0.66.5Renewed (through 2024)
FBI: International0.55.8Renewed (through 2024)
The Neighborhood0.55.5Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.55.3Renewed (through 2024)
United States Of Al0.54.9Cancelled
NCIS: Los Angeles0.45.2Renewed
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.45.1Renewed
How We Roll0.43.7 
NCIS (rerun)0.34.2Renewed
How We Roll0.33.3Cancelled
Beyond The Edge0.32.5 
NCIS: Hawai'i (rerun)0.23.3Renewed
Blue Bloods (rerun)0.22.9Renewed
Magnum PI (rerun)0.22.5Cancelled
Come Dance With Me0.22.0 
FBI (rerun)0.21.9 

NBC must have decided to toss a coin to figure out which of its lackluster comedies to keep and which ones to cancel. Young Rock and Grand Crew won the renewal toss while Kenan and Mr Mayor lost. Freshman dramas, The Endgame and Ordinary Joe were also cancelled. No real surprise for either show. New Amsterdam was renewed for a fifth and final season. As for ratings, American Song Contest wrapped its first season last week. It picked up four hundred thousand viewers for its finale, but chances are that's too little too late. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
This Is Us0.84.8Final Season
Chicago Fire0.76.8Renewed
Chicago PD0.75.6Renewed
Chicago Med0.66.4Renewed
Law & Order: SVU0.64.5Renewed
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.53.2Renewed
Law & Order0.43.8Renewed
New Amsterdam0.43.0Renewed (final season)
Young Rock0.41.9Renewed
Dateline (Friday)0.32.9Renewed
New Amsterdam0.32.4 
American Song Contest (finale)0.32.0 
An SNL Mother's Day0.31.8 
American Ninja Warrior: Women's Championship0.31.7 
The Blacklist0.22.7Renewed
Mr Mayor0.21.5Cancelled

FOX kept mum on its renewal plans last week. The network did announce that freshman series'  The Big Leap, Pivoting, and Our Kind Of People were all officially cancelled. In ratings news, back-to-back episodes of Welcome To Flatch were down several hundred thousand more viewers from the previous week. Domino Masters wrapped its first season, low, losing three hundred thousand viewers. Duncanville shed two hundred thousand viewers from its premiere. Hard to see how the network will bother with a fourth season.  

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
9-1-1 Lone Star0.64.8 
The Masked Singer: Clip Show0.53.0 
WWE Smackdown0.41.8 
MasterChef Junior0.31.9 
The Resident0.31.8 
Family Guy0.31.1Renewed
Bob's Burgers0.30.9Renewed
The Simpsons0.30.8Renewed
Name That Tune0.21.4 
Domino Masters (finale)0.21.4 
The Great North0.20.7Renewed
Welcome to Flatch0.20.7 
Welcome to Flatch0.10.6 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.10.4 
Duncanville 0.10.4 

Upfronts are this week. Fans of any show still up in the air will learn the fate of their favorites in the next few days. 

Written by LadyShelley on May 16, 2022


pieslapper posted a month ago

The Endgame was actually decent.

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