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Ratings Roundup for the Week of January 15, 2023

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NBC execs were likely jumping for joy when they saw the ratings numbers for the rebooted Night Court last week. Granted, the looky-loos were out in full force, but the series had one of the best premieres for a comedy on the network in the last six years. Even the reruns did well thanks to a boost from the NFL playoff game. Now comes the real test, how much of that audience will stick around for this week's episode? If the show can hold most of its premiere audience, it will be a lock for renewal. This is something the productions of Lopez vs Lopez and Young Rock are keenly aware of, as neither show has done much ratings-wise this season. Young Rock, at least, is probably done after this season. New Amsterdam wrapped its series on an up note, picking up several hundred thousand viewers for its finale.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Football (Sunday)7.3326.9 
Football Night In America (Sunday)2.278.8 
Night Court (premiere)0.987.5 
Night Court0.946.9 
Night Court (rerun)0.915.1 
Night Court (rerun)0.843.8 
Chicago Fire0.657.2Renewed
Chicago Med0.656.9Renewed
Chicago PD0.565.6Renewed
Password (rerun)0.512.4 
Law & Order (rerun)0.463.4 
Law & Order: SVU (rerun)0.463.3 
Lopez vs Lopez (rerun)0.421.8 
America's Got Talent: All Stars0.403.7 
New Amsterdam0.393.5 
Law & Order: Organised Crime (rerun)0.372.6 
Dateline (Friday)0.342.7 
New Amsterdam (finale)0.332.8Final Season
Lopez vs Lopez0.332.0 
Young Rock0.311.4 
Quantum Leap (rerun)0.181.2Renewed
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ABC had a quiet week. The Rookie continued to do well on its new night, picking up eight hundred thousand viewers. The Rookie: Feds enjoyed a boost of four hundred thousand viewers. Will Trent picked up an additional four hundred thousand viewers. If it can keep what it's got, it might see a second season. Big Sky picked up two hundred thousand viewers for its season finale. It has consistently been the lowest-rated scripted show, drama or comedy, for the network and its future is very much up in the air, especially since newer (ie cheaper) shows like The Rookie: Feds and Will Trent are outperforming it week after week. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Monday Night Football3.8117.8 
The Rookie0.604.8 
Celebrity Jeopardy!0.564.0 
Abbott Elementary0.553.0Renewed
The Conners0.524.2 
Shark Tank0.523.8 
20/20 (Friday)0.483.1 
The Rookie: Feds0.373.0 
Home Economics (finale)0.362.1 
Will Trent0.353.3 
The Goldbergs0.352.7 
The Chase0.342.3 
The Parent Test0.332.0 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.312.3 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.292.8 
Big Sky (finale)0.252.4 
Sunday Movie: Finding Nemo0.201.1 
UFC Prelims0.100.7 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.100.7 
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CBS announced late last week that NCIS: Los Angeles will wrap at the end of this season. The show has been a steady ratings performer for the network, but at fourteen seasons, it's also an expensive one. LIngo held most of its premiere audience, only losing three hundred thousand viewers. East New York was down four hundred thousand viewers. Without the benefit of a crossover event, NCIS: Hawai'i returned to its usual middling numbers, but will likely be renewed. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Price Is Right At Night0.534.6 
SWAT0.513.8 
60 Minutes0.486.3 
Fire Country0.485.9Renewed
Blue Bloods0.485.9 
Young Sheldon (rerun)0.424.7Renewed
East New York0.415.3 
The Neighborhood0.405.2 
Ghosts (rerun)0.384.1Renewed
Lingo0.382.8 
NCIS: Los Angeles0.344.7Cancelled
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.344.7 
NCIS0.336.2 
FBI (rerun)0.334.4Renewed
So Help Me Todd (rerun)0.333.2 
FBI: Most Wanted (rerun)0.323.1Renewed
FBI: International (rerun)0.313.7Renewed
NCIS: Hawai'i0.294.3 
CSI: Vegas (rerun)0.282.6 
Tough As Nails0.271.8 
48 Hours0.242.7 
48 Hours (rerun)0.222.0 
East New York (rerun)0.182.6 
FBI: International (rerun)0.151.6 
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FOX wrapped the sixth season of The Resident last week. The medical drama picked up five hundred thousand viewers for its season finale, but time will tell if that's enough to earn a seventh season. If the show is renewed, chances are it will be announced as a 'final season'. Alert: Missing Persons Unit was steady but low. It's not getting any help from its anchor of a lead-in, Fantasy Island. It would not be that surprising if both shows were cancelled. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
NFL Overrun8.9233.2 
NFL Football5.923.0 
The OT5.0717.7 
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test (rerun)1.063.6 
WWE Smackdown0.512.1 
Hell's Kitchen0.412.1 
The Resident (finale)0.373.0 
Celebrity Name That Tune0.361.8 
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test0.321.7 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit (rerun)0.321.4 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit0.221.5 
Fantasy Island0.191.6 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit (rerun)0.191.2 
Welcome To Flatch (rerun)0.180.8 
Call Me Kat (rerun)0.160.7 
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The CW once again ran a slate of mostly repeats last week. Walker and Walker: Independence each picked up one hundred thousand viewers. Penn & Teller: Fool Us returned from the holiday hiatus even with its last new episode in December. Criss Angel's Magic with the Stars was down one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
28th Annual Critics Choice Awards0.100.9 
Walker0.080.8 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.080.7 
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.080.5 
Kung Fu (rerun)0.070.3 
All American (rerun)0.070.2Renewed
The Winchesters (rerun)0.060.3 
Mysteries Decoded (rerun)0.060.3 
Walker: Independence0.050.5 
All American: Homecoming (rerun)0.050.2 
Criss Angel's Magic with the Stars0.030.4 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.030.4 
Criss Angel's Magic with the Stars (rerun)0.030.3 
World's Funniest Animals0.030.3 

Networks will be making decisions in the coming weeks regarding renewals and cancellations (even if they don't say anything officially until May). Will your favorite shows be returning for another season?

Written by LadyShelley on Jan 23, 2023

Comments

LadyShelley posted 3 days ago

@CostaDax wrote:
Night Court had a great premiere and, after watching the first three episodes, I can say that I like it. It's not a rolling-on-the-floor-laughing kind of comedy, but it's pretty decent. The ratings numbers may dwindle a bit, but I believe it will easily land a season two renewal.

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

Night Court was down from its premiere, but it's still one of the highest-rated shows on the network, comedy or drama. It should be easily renewed, but I wouldn't expect a multi-year deal like the network did for Will & Grace. They were burned and burned hard when the ratings for W&G fell off a cliff. 

CostaDax posted 3 days ago

@LadyShelley wrote:
NBC execs were likely jumping for joy when they saw the ratings numbers for the rebooted Night Court last week. Granted, the looky-loos were out in full force, but the series had one of the best premieres for a comedy on the network in the last six years. Even the reruns did well thanks to a boost from the NFL playoff game. Now comes the real test, how much of that audience will stick around for this week's episode? If the show can hold most of its premiere audience, it will be a lock for renewal. 

Night Court had a great premiere and, after watching the first three episodes, I can say that I like it. It's not a rolling-on-the-floor-laughing kind of comedy, but it's pretty decent. The ratings numbers may dwindle a bit, but I believe it will easily land a season two renewal.

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

suemac posted 5 days ago

Thanks for the rundown! Quite handy!  In addition to 'my shows' status, I check these posts to see how 'other' shows are doing - ones that I had decided early on weren't for me. So far on target & haven't reversed course.  I still have more watched shows on CBS (11), then NBC (6), ABC only 1 now and no CW shows that last year or so. 

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