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Ratings Roundup for the Week of January 8, 2023

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ABC announced several renewals last week. Abbott Elementary, Celebrity Family Feud, and Press Your Luck all received renewal notices. Two hundred thousand fans of Abbott Elementary apparently didn't get the good news as they weren't watching last week. The Conners returned after a month and a half break, up three hundred thousand viewers. The Rookie lost seven hundred thousand viewers last week, but it's still doing better as the Tuesday night lead-off rather than the Sunday night anchor. The Rookie: Feds lost a million viewers, making it one of the lowest dramas on the network. Will Trent lost seven hundred thousand viewers off its premiere. Its odds for renewal are diminishing quickly. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Conners0.594.1 
Celebrity Jeopardy!0.554.0 
Shark Tank0.513.8 
Abbott Elementary0.512.9Renewed
The Rookie0.504.0 
20/20 (Friday)0.433.3 
The Goldbergs0.422.6 
America's Funniest Home Videos0.393.7 
The Parent Test0.352.0 
The Rookie: Feds0.322.6 
Home Economics0.322.2 
Will Trent0.302.9 
Sunday Movie: The Lion King0.302.0 
The Parent Test (rerun)0.291.6 
The Parent Test (rerun)0.291.6 
The Chase0.252.0 
Big Sky0.212.2 
Will Trent (rerun)0.201.8 
Will Trent (rerun)0.181.7 
Will Trent (rerun)0.181.6 
Abbott Elementary (rerun)0.121.0 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.111.0 
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CBS had more renewal news last week. The network announced Ghosts was renewed for a third season. Not much of a surprise, the show has been a comedy ratings winner for the network. The Monday night NCIS crossover event was a success. All three shows saw huge ratings gains of several million viewers each. If this was a test to see if an all-NCIS night could work in the 2023-24 season it seems the answer is yes. Lingo, an American version of the UK game show, opened to middling numbers. East New York returned after a two-month hiatus, up seven hundred thousand viewers. Fire Country lost ground, dropping seven hundred thousand viewers. So Help Me Todd was up two hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun3.2213.7 
60 Minutes1.2711.2 
FBI0.617.4Renewed
Young Sheldon0.587.2Renewed
The Price Is Right At Night0.584.8 
Ghosts0.576.5Renewed
NCIS0.567.9 
NCIS: Hawai'i0.537.4 
East New York0.525.7 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.506.8 
Blue Bloods0.486.0 
FBI: International0.465.8Renewed
Fire Country0.465.8Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.455.0Renewed
Lingo (premiere)0.453.1 
SWAT0.435.4 
So Help Me Todd0.394.9 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.374.6 
CSI: Vegas0.323.4 
Tough As Nails0.281.9 
Harry: The Interview0.252.5 
48 Hours0.232.3 
East New York (rerun)0.212.4 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.162.0 
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NBC feasted on football last week, which was a nice balm for the losses it took with the Golden Globes. The awards show lost twelve million viewers from its last full telecast in 2020. Moving the event from a Sunday to a Tuesday did it no favors, but there was no way the Peacock network was going to give up those football ratings. Unfortunately, this lack of general interest does not bode well for the Oscars ratings in March. Quantum Leap did not have a good week, losing seven hundred thousand viewers. Young Rock and Lopez vs Lopez were both up two hundred thousand viewers.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Football (Sunday)5.7622.2 
NFL Football (Saturday)4.1015.7 
Football Night In America (Sunday)1.747.0 
80th Annual Golden Globe Awards1.136.2 
Chicago Fire0.676.8Renewed
Chicago Med0.626.8Renewed
Chicago PD0.625.4Renewed
Law & Order: SVU0.625.1 
America's Got Talent: All Stars0.514.5 
Dateline (Friday)0.513.3 
Law & Order0.484.6 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.463.4 
Lopez vs Lopez0.352.1 
Young Rock0.311.4 
Quantum Leap0.261.7Renewed
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FOX premiered Alert: Missing Persons Unit to high numbers, thanks to an NFL overrun. Unfortunately, those Sunday night numbers didn't transfer to the show's regular Monday night timeslot, as it lost two and a half million viewers. If the numbers don't bounce back, at least a little, the show won't be renewed. Special Forces: World's Toughest Test held most of its premiere audience, only losing three hundred thousand viewers. Fantasy Island lost a hundred thousand viewers off its premiere it couldn't afford. Chances are it won't be renewed. Welcome to Flatch was steady at its usual low. Call Me Kat picked up one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun5.0720.5 
The OT2.589.8 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit (premiere)0.904.0 
College Basketball0.531.6 
WWE Smackdown0.522.2 
Hell's Kitchen0.452.1 
Bob's Burgers0.391.3 
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test0.371.8 
Family Guy0.361.2 
Celebrity Name That Tune (premiere)0.351.7 
The Resident0.322.5 
Call Me Kat0.241.2 
Welcome To Flatch0.240.9 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit0.221.5 
Fantasy Island0.211.6 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit (rerun)0.151.1 
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The CW not only ran a couple of new episodes last week it also had some renewal news. All American became the first show to receive a renewal slip under the new management. Walker and Walker: Independence returned after a two-month break, down one hundred thousand viewers each. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Walker0.130.7 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.080.6 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.070.6 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.070.5 
All American (rerun)0.070.3Renewed
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.060.4 
Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)0.060.4 
Walker: Independence0.060.4 
Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)0.050.3 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.040.5 
The Winchesters (rerun)0.040.3 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.030.4Cancelled
Criss Angel's: Magic with the Stars (rerun)0.030.4 
World's Funniest Animals0.030.4 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.030.4 
Mysteries Decoded (rerun)0.030.2 
Kung Fu (rerun)0.030.2 
All American: Homecoming (rerun)0.030.1 

A few more winter premieres are still to come. How are your favorite shows doing after the holiday break? 

Written by LadyShelley on Jan 16, 2023

Comments

LadyShelley posted 11 days ago

@CostaDax wrote:
I've watched the first three episodes of FOX's Alert: Missing Persons Unit and the first three episodes of ABC's Will Trent

Alert's strengths are an interesting premise and the popularity and great performance of Scott Caan. But the writing is terrible. And the character of Kemi (played by Adeola Role) is out of touch with reality to say the least. I want to like it but there are things that make me mad. I believe if it weren't for Scott Caan, the show would not have a chance.

 

It was nice to see Scott in a new vehicle after Hawaii Five-0 (not to mention the death of his father), but yeah, this ... isn't very good. I guess I was used to that instant chemistry Scott and Alex shared that seeing this, it's just not there. I tried the first episode and bowed out about halfway through. 

CostaDax posted 11 days ago

I've watched the first three episodes of FOX's Alert: Missing Persons Unit and the first three episodes of ABC's Will Trent

Alert's strengths are an interesting premise and the popularity and great performance of Scott Caan. But the writing is terrible. And the character of Kemi (played by Adeola Role) is out of touch with reality to say the least. I want to like it but there are things that make me mad. I believe if it weren't for Scott Caan, the show would not have a chance.

Will Trent has interesting storylines and a topline lead duo (Ramón Rodríguez and Erika Christensen) with deep backstories and a complicated relationship. Some of the other characters are not in par though. Nevertheless I like it so far.

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

LadyShelley posted 14 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
In that case, I hope the season finale doesn't end with a cliffhanger!

Always the dread! Only made worse by showrunners trying to call a network's bluff by setting up a massive cliffhanger in the hopes that will ensure a renewal. It rarely works. (Legends of Tomorrow we're looking at you.)

gmpugs posted 14 days ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
At a guess, I'd say things don't look good, but then I've said that for the last couple of years. There is no push to automatically renew the show for a fourth season for syndie deals since it has aired short seasons and is nowhere near the threshold, so that won't help its cause either. The show is consistently the lowest-rated series (drama or comedy) for the network. When A Million Little Things is airing at the same time, the two shows jockey for the position. Million Little Things is already cancelled. It will wrap up its run starting next month. 

Its future may also rest on what happens with The Rookie: Feds. If the network is determined to build a franchise, they may sacrifice Big Sky for schedule space. 

In that case, I hope the season finale doesn't end with a cliffhanger!

LadyShelley posted 14 days ago

@gmpugs wrote:
I have a question, last week was part one of Big Sky's season finale, with the second part airing this week. Do you know of ABC's plan for a fourth season? 

At a guess, I'd say things don't look good, but then I've said that for the last couple of years. There is no push to automatically renew the show for a fourth season for syndie deals since it has aired short seasons and is nowhere near the threshold, so that won't help its cause either. The show is consistently the lowest-rated series (drama or comedy) for the network. When A Million Little Things is airing at the same time, the two shows jockey for the position. Million Little Things is already cancelled. It will wrap up its run starting next month. 

Its future may also rest on what happens with The Rookie: Feds. If the network is determined to build a franchise, they may sacrifice Big Sky for schedule space. 

gmpugs posted 14 days ago

I have a question, last week was part one of Big Sky's season finale, with the second part airing this week. Do you know of ABC's plan for a fourth season? 

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