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Ratings Roundup for the Week of February 12, 2023


FOX had its turn to host the Super Bowl last week, garnering some of the highest ratings in the history of the televised game. The second season of Next Level Chef premiered after the game to huge numbers. Unfortunately, little of that audience bothered to follow the cooking series to its regular night. The Masked Singer opened its spring season even where it ended in the fall. Freshman comedy, Animal Control, opened its season with almost double the audience as Welcome to Flatch in the same slot. The better lead-in also helped Call Me Kat pick up six hundred thousand viewers. Accused returned after a week off, down three hundred thousand viewers. Alert: Missing Persons Unit gained one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Super Bowl LVII33.78112.2 
Super Bowl LVII Post Game20.6966.4 
Next Level Chef (premiere)5.015.7 
The Masked Singer (premiere)0.633.7 
9-1-1: Lone Star0.533.6 
WWE Smackdown0.482.2 
Call Me Kat0.371.6 
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test0.351.9 
Next Level Chef0.351.9 
College Basketball0.321.4 
Animal Control (premiere)0.312.1 
Alert: Missing Persons Unit0.271.9 
Fantasy Island0.242.0 

ABC wrapped The Parent Test to middling numbers. The show might be renewed if, for no other reason, it's cheap to produce. The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds returned after a week off. Both shows were down more than half a million viewers. Chances are still good, however, that both shows will be renewed. Not Dead Yet dropped six hundred thousand viewers from its regular night premiere. The show can't lose much more if it wants to be renewed. Will Trent was down three hundred thousand viewers. A Million Little Things lost two hundred thousand viewers off its final season premiere. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Bachelor0.592.9 
The Rookie0.484.1 
Shark Tank0.473.7 
The Conners0.473.6 
Abbott Elementary0.472.8Renewed
The Goldbergs0.332.3 
20/20 (Friday)0.322.7 
The Rookie: Feds0.322.6 
The Parent Test0.321.9 
Not Dead Yet0.312.3 
Will Trent0.302.9 
The Good Doctor0.293.1 
The Parent Test (finale)0.271.5 
A Million Little Things0.242.0Final Season
The Chase0.241.8 
NHL Saturday Night Hockey0.211.0 
Celebrity Jeopardy! (rerun)0.191.3 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.151.3 
America's Funniest Home Videos (rerun)0.141.2 
Shark Tank (rerun)0.090.6 

CBS had a quiet week. In a nice change, both the NCIS and FBI franchises ran new episodes last week, it was a good chance to compare the two. Parent FBI and parent NCIS still pull in about the same number of viewers, and even the spinoffs aren't that far off from each other. Proof a network can run more than one franchise and be successful. The FBI shows have already been renewed. There's no reason to think either of the two remaining NCIS shows won't be as well. SWAT was preempted for an episode of Greatest #AtHome Videos, to the detriment of the Friday lineup. The video variety show lost about half of SWAT's audience in the same slot. The Price Is Right At Night returned after a week off, down almost a million viewers. Lingo was down three hundred thousand viewers.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Young Sheldon0.617.3Renewed
The Neighborhood0.526.2Renewed
The Price Is Right At Night0.464.4 
Bob (Hearts) Abishola0.425.6Renewed
FBI: International0.415.5Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.384.8Renewed
NCIS: Hawai'i0.305.0 
Blue Bloods (rerun)0.283.4 
The Greatest #AtHome Videos: The Cedys0.243.2 
Fire Country (rerun)0.243.1Renewed
Tough As Nails0.231.8 
CSI: Vegas0.212.9 
So Help Me Todd (rerun)0.203.1Renewed
The Equaliser (rerun)0.182.2 
60 Minutes (rerun)0.112.0 
The Equaliser (rerun)0.111.5Renewed
Saturday Night Movie: Star Trek Beyond0.111.4 
The Equaliser (rerun)0.101.5 

NBC also ran new episodes of its Chicago shows and various Law & Orders last week. Looking at how these two franchises stack up, the only show in any possible danger would be Law & Order: Organised Crime. The threat of cancellation is slim, however. The network ran a couple of repeats of Magnum PI in preparation for the show's move from CBS to its new network this week. Night Court still hasn't settled, losing another four hundred thousand viewers. It's still a couple million viewers up on any other half-hour comedy on the network, but execs would like it to find bottom soon. Lopez vs Lopez was up two hundred thousand viewers. American Auto lost two hundred thousand viewers it couldn't afford. Young Rock was steady at its usual low.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Law & Order: SVU0.655.1 
Chicago Fire0.646.7Renewed
Chicago Med0.626.7Renewed
Chicago PD0.535.2Renewed
Law & Order0.534.7 
Night Court0.493.8Renewed
America's Got Talent: All Stars0.484.0 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.463.4 
Magnum PI (rerun)0.291.8 
Dateline (Friday)0.262.3 
La Brea0.252.1Renewed
Lopez vs Lopez0.252.1 
American Auto0.251.9 
Vintage SNL0.181.8 
America's Got Talent: All Stars (rerun)0.181.7 
Young Rock0.181.3 
Magnum PI (rerun)0.171.2 
America's Got Talent: All Stars (rerun)0.120.9 
America's Got Talent: All Stars (rerun)0.061.2 

The CW still hasn't premiered most of its winter/spring schedule yet. The Flash held its premiere audience. Walker returned after a couple of weeks off steady. Walker: Independence was down one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
All American0.170.5Renewed
All American: Homecoming0.110.4 
The Flash0.100.5Final Season
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rerun)0.090.6 
Whose Line Is It Anyway0.090.6Cancelled
Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)0.090.6 
Kung Fu0.080.4 
Masters Of Illusion0.050.5 
World's Funniest Animals0.050.5 
World's Funniest Animals: Valentine's Day (rerun)0.050.4 
Walker: Independence0.050.4 
The Winchesters (rerun)0.050.3 
Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)0.050.2 
Masters Of Illusion (rerun)0.040.4 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.040.4 
Whose Line Is It Anyway (rerun)0.030.2Cancelled
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.020.2 
World's Funniest Animals (rerun)0.020.2 

No renewals or cancellations last week. How are your favorite shows doing?

Written by LadyShelley on Feb 20, 2023


LadyShelley posted a month ago

@pieslapper wrote:
NCIS LA has announced this is last season. You would think that they would learn numbers will be down when you don't keep a consistent schedule.

Everyone, including members of the cast, expected NCIS: LA to end last season, if you watch the show and saw the finale you'd see why. Eric Christian Olsen was even tweeting that he thought it was the last season LOL! And then they got renewed. So the cancellation this season probably wasn't much of a surprise. The problem for any show that airs on Sunday on a network that airs NFL football is when the afternoon game overruns into primetime. The Networks love that as it counts as prime-time viewers when they go to advertisers with their rates. Fans hate it because as you say, the schedule for the rest of the evening is a mess. 

pieslapper posted a month ago

NCIS LA has announced this is last season. You would think that they would learn numbers will be down when you don't keep a consistent schedule.

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