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Ratings Roundup for the Week of October 2, 2022

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CBS premiered the last of its fall shows last week, including three more freshman programs. The Equaliser returned for its third season with a strong premiere. Those numbers helped boost freshman series, East New York. Assuming the show doesn't lose much in its second week, East New York shouldn't be in any danger. Fire Country opened with good numbers for a Friday night show, and should also see a back nine order and a probable season two. The outlook is not so rosy for The Real Love Boat. Even for a reality show, those are terrible premiere numbers, and they are only going to sink (ahem) further in the second week. So Help Me Todd managed to hold most of its premiere audience, but it can't afford to lose any viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun6.4724.6 
60 Minutes (premiere)1.3310.3 
Survivor0.805.1 
The Equaliser (premiere)0.667.1Renewed
FBI0.577.0Renewed
The Neighborhood0.525.5 
Ghosts0.496.0 
Young Sheldon0.486.7Renewed
FBI: International0.466.0Renewed
East New York (premiere)0.465.3 
FBI: Most Wanted0.455.3Renewed
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.445.1 
NCIS0.436.9 
Blue Bloods (premiere)0.406.1 
Fire Country (premiere)0.405.7 
SWAT (premiere)0.404.6 
NCIS: Hawai'i0.344.9 
So Help Me Todd0.344.4 
CSI: Vegas0.323.2 
The Amazing Race0.302.4 
So Help Me Todd (rerun)0.292.7 
The Real Love Boat (premiere)0.262.4 
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ABC premiered Alaska Daily last week to middling numbers. It might squeak a back nine order assuming it doesn't drop much in the coming weeks. The Rookie: Feds is not likely to have much of a future. It might get a back nine order to plug schedule holes, but its chances for a season two are fading fast. Big Sky showed some signs of life last week, picking up half of a ratings tenth and four hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelor in Paradise (Tuesday)0.706.5 
The Bachelor in Paradise (Monday)0.562.1 
Grey's Anatomy (premiere)0.554.0 
Station 19 (premiere)0.514.6 
Abbott Elementary0.482.6 
The Conners0.463.6 
Shark Tank0.403.2 
The Good Doctor (premiere)0.393.5 
Celebrity Jeopardy!0.373.5 
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.363.2 
The Goldbergs0.362.2 
America's Funniest Home Videos (premiere)0.343.8 
Alaska Daily (premiere)0.323.6 
Home Economics0.321.9 
The Rookie0.302.9 
20/200.302.7 
The Rookie: Feds0.301.8 
Big Sky0.242.3 
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NBC was business as usual last week. Quantum Leap lost another two hundred thousand viewers but seems to have stabilised. Assuming it doesn't fall any farther, it might see a second season. La Brea held its premiere audience and is likely safe. All of the Law & Order shows lost a few hundred thousand viewers last week. The Peacock execs do love their franchises, though, so all three will likely be renewed.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Football5.5320.8 
Football Night In America1.586.3 
Chicago Fire0.777.3Renewed
The Voice (Monday)0.716.6 
The Voice (Tuesday)0.706.5 
Chicago PD0.685.9Renewed
Chicago Med0.646.7Renewed
Law & Order: SVU0.564.2 
La Brea0.443.9 
Law & Order0.443.9 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.413.0 
Quantum Leap0.362.6 
New Amsterdam0.312.8Final Season
Dateline (Friday)0.302.2 
Capitol One College Bowl0.201.7 
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FOX saw its Sunday animation block return to normal without an NFL overrun to boost the numbers. The Cleaning Lady managed to pick up one hundred thousand viewers. Monarch lost another two hundred thousand viewers it couldn't afford. Fans should prepare for the fact the show is done. Welcome to Flatch was steady, while Call Me Kat lost more ground, and may not have much of a future. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer0.674.2 
9-1-10.645.0 
WWE Smackdown0.502.1 
The Simpsons0.471.5 
Bob's Burgers (rerun)0.391.2 
Family Guy0.391.1 
The Cleaning Lady0.372.3 
Bob's Burgers0.371.1 
Hell's Kitchen0.361.8 
The Great North0.351.1 
LEGO Masters0.341.5 
The Resident0.322.7 
The Simpsons (rerun)0.281.0 
Welcome To Flatch0.180.8 
Monarch0.171.6 
Call Me Kat0.161.1 
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The CW premiered part of its regular season programming last week. Walker returned for its third season taking the top spot on the ratings chart for the network. That helped Walker: Independence open with a little more than half a million viewers. Kung Fu opened its third season with a decent rating, but low viewer numbers. No CW show is safe at the moment. Nexstar has been mum on where it wants to take the network moving forward, only giving a few hints about expanding the viewer demographics. It's going to be a long, nail-biter of a season for any fans of CW shows this season. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Walker (premiere)0.080.8 
Kung Fu (premiere)0.070.4 
Walker: Independence (premiere)0.050.6 
DC's Stargirl0.050.4 
iHeartRadio Music Festival0.040.5 
Coroner (premiere)0.030.4Import
Family Law (premiere)0.030.3Import
Leonardo (finale)0.030.3Import
Mysteries Decoded: Spirit Squad0.030.2 
Devil (finale)0.030.2Import
Mysteries Decoded (rerun)0.020.3 

The Fall 2022 season is now off and running. Have you watched any of the freshman programs this season? 

Written by LadyShelley on Oct 10, 2022

Comments

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@tvseer wrote:
So Help Me Todd is a good show...I think the reason its doing so bad is because marcia harden is not universally liked and people might not give it a chance because of that...I hope they don't cancel it ...

I'm not sure if it's Marcia Gay Harden or the fact the show is one of those programs that doesn't neatly fit into a set definition, so the marketing team doesn't really know how to sell it. Is it an hour-long comedy? Is it a drama? Right now, it's the second lowest scripted show on CBS, which is the bad news. If there is some good news, CBS only has one more hour-long scripted show to premiere (True Lies). So it could squeak another season simply from the fact the network doesn't have anything in the wings to replace it. 

tvseer posted a month ago

So Help Me Todd is a good show...I think the reason its doing so bad is because marcia harden is not universally liked and people might not give it a chance because of that...I hope they don't cancel it ...

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@CostaDax wrote:
I liked Fire Country. Good cast, interesting plot. I feel confident it will be renewed.

Some interesting news about Quantum Leap were released by NBC:

• NBC has ordered six additional episodes of its new drama series "Quantum Leap", bringing its season one total to 18 episodes.

• "Quantum Leap" is the season's #1 new show in the 18-49 demo based on most current data.

• "Quantum Leap" is the #1 NBC current season series on Peacock, and is a Top 5 title on Peacock season-to-date across all genres.

• The Wall Street Journal calls the series "a cult classic in a new body" and that is has "a number of welcome nods to the past". Variety adds "the fun of each episode comes with finding out what imbroglio Ben has zapped into this time and figuring out the details as he does".

I'm starting to feel reservedly optimistic about its future.

Thanks for this week's ratings roundup, @LadyShelley! :)

So a six-episode pickup, but not nine ... hmm. Assuming NBC is shifting to shorter seasons in general (CSI:Vegas and La Brea were short seasons their freshman year too) I can see QL making it to the end of its first season intact. But it really does need to improve if it wants to guarantee a future for itself. Those NBC quotes are pure spin, so take them with a grain of salt. 

Fire Country looks interesting, but I'm not sure how a show dealing with wildfires is going to have long-term legs. It's been tried before without much success. 

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@Magitroopa wrote:
Looks like The Masked Singer is still doing good for FOX, even though it's still down from previous seasons. I do wonder how long Hell's Kitchen will continue considering the viewership has dropped drastically over the years.

Viewership has tanked across the board. Hell's Kitchen has two things going for it: It's fairly cheap to produce, and it still pulls in nearly two million viewers so it's probably safe. Masked Singer is the same. "Reality" shows, and competition shows, they are cheap to make, so networks are willing to use them as schedule spackle where needed. 

LadyShelley posted a month ago

@gmpugs wrote:
Even though So Help Me Todd is on week 2, I just watched the pilot. I liked Walker: Independnce and Fire Country.

I watched the pilot for Walker: Independence and enjoyed it. I've always enjoyed westerns, so it's nice to see one with what seems to be an interesting mystery attached. We'll see if it survives. I hope so. 

CostaDax posted a month ago

I liked Fire Country. Good cast, interesting plot. I feel confident it will be renewed.

Some interesting news about Quantum Leap were released by NBC:

• NBC has ordered six additional episodes of its new drama series "Quantum Leap", bringing its season one total to 18 episodes.

• "Quantum Leap" is the season's #1 new show in the 18-49 demo based on most current data.

• "Quantum Leap" is the #1 NBC current season series on Peacock, and is a Top 5 title on Peacock season-to-date across all genres.

• The Wall Street Journal calls the series "a cult classic in a new body" and that is has "a number of welcome nods to the past". Variety adds "the fun of each episode comes with finding out what imbroglio Ben has zapped into this time and figuring out the details as he does".

I'm starting to feel reservedly optimistic about its future.

Thanks for this week's ratings roundup, @LadyShelley! :)

Magitroopa posted a month ago

Looks like The Masked Singer is still doing good for FOX, even though it's still down from previous seasons. I do wonder how long Hell's Kitchen will continue considering the viewership has dropped drastically over the years.

gmpugs posted a month ago

Even though So Help Me Todd is on week 2, I just watched the pilot. I liked Walker: Independnce and Fire Country.

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