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Ratings Roundup for the Week of May 5, 2024

No Friday or Saturday numbers 

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FOX announced another renewal last week. Alert: Missing Persons Unit was renewed. Interestingly, The Cleaning Lady was a late renewal and will be back next season. HouseBroken was cancelled after two seasons. The show had a brief stint in the fall lineup thanks to the strikes but never garnered much of an audience. In a big blow to FOX, WWE Friday Night Smackdown will be moving back to USA network next season. Smackdown was a consistent ratings winner for the network, and it filled a lot of schedule time. It will be interesting to see what the network uses to fill the Friday night block next season. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer0.383.01 
Next Level Chef (finale)0.291.26 
The Simpsons0.260.85Renewed
Farmer Wants A Wife0.232.03 
Master Chef Junior0.231.42 
Krapopolis0.200.57Renewed
Animal Control (finale)0.191.25Renewed
The Great North0.170.52Renewed
So You Think You Can Dance0.140.78 
The Cleaning Lady0.131.11Renewed
Next Level Chef (rerun)0.130.56 
Grimsburg0.130.45Renewed
Family Guy (rerun)0.120.63Renewed
Alert: Missing Persons Unit0.111.00Renewed
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ABC renewed a slew of reality and competition/game shows last week. American Idol, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Celebrity Jeopardy!, What Would You Do, and Shark Tank were all renewed. Unfortunately for fans of Not Dead Yet, the news was not as good. The show was cancelled after two seasons. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
American Idol (Sunday)0.514.96Renewed
9-1-10.504.39Renewed
America's Funniest Home Videos0.444.17 
Abbott Elementary0.432.67Renewed
Jeopardy! Masters (Wednesday)0.424.10 
Jeopardy! Masters (Monday)0.404.32 
Grey's Anatomy0.393.07Renewed
Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune0.302.55Renewed
Will Trent0.293.72Renewed
The Conners0.282.23Renewed
The Rookie0.262.87Renewed
Station 190.262.31Cancelled
Jeopardy! Masters (Sunday) (rerun)0.221.89 
Press Your Luck (rerun)0.211.49Renewed (summer)
The $100,000 Pyramid (rerun)0.201.65 
The Good Doctor0.142.20Cancelled
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CBS began wrapping up its season last week. The Neighborhood and NCIS each ended their seasons up two hundred thousand viewers. Bob (Hearts) Abisola ended its run, up three hundred thousand viewers. NCIS: Hawai'i wrapped its final season, up four hundred thousand viewers. Back-to-back episodes of Young Sheldon were down about half a million viewers compared to last week. Elsbeth was even, though low. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Survivor0.754.69Renewed
Young Sheldon0.466.82 
FBI0.466.12Renewed
Young Sheldon0.446.65Cancelled
Tracker0.437.64Renewed
NCIS (finale)0.436.84Renewed
The Neighborhood (finale)0.424.99Renewed
FBI: International0.374.94Renewed
The Amazing Race0.372.84Renewed
60 Minutes0.366.51Renewed
NCIS: Hawai'i (finale)0.365.41Cancelled
The Equaliser0.355.85Renewed
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (finale)0.354.86Cancelled
FBI: Most Wanted0.324.53Renewed
So Help Me Todd0.274.41Cancelled
CSI Vegas0.244.10Cancelled
Elsbeth0.224.20Renewed
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NBC officially announced Law & Order: Organised Crime would move to Peacock next season. The Peacock network also renewed Deal No Deal Island. On the comedy front, Lopez vs Lopez won the ratings foot race and will return next fall, while Extended Family was cancelled after its freshman season. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Chicago Fire0.466.08Renewed
Chicago Med0.435.65Renewed
Law & Order: SVU0.424.12Renewed
The Voice (Monday)0.415.27Renewed
Chicago PD0.374.73Renewed
The Voice (Tuesday)0.354.42Renewed
Law & Order0.303.67Renewed
Deal No Deal Island0.303.03Renewed
Weakest Link0.302.93 
Law & Order: Organised Crime0.292.75Cancelled on network Renewed on streamer
Password0.292.59 
Dateline: Sunday (rerun)0.152.02Renewed
Weakest Link (rerun)0.141.46 
The Voice Sunday (rerun)0.131.19Renewed
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CW premiered its latest reality show, Police 24/7 to decent numbers for the network. All American picked up a few tens of thousands of viewers. Walker was down almost one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
All American0.120.46 
Police 24/7 (premiere)0.090.47 
Walker0.070.38 
Sunday Movie: Walk The Line0.060.43 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.060.26 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.050.26 
Patti Stranger: The Matchmaker0.050.25 
Sight Unseen0.030.28Import
Lovers & Liars0.030.16 

Upfronts are this week. Fans will know this week if their favorite shows will be back next season. CBS and NBC have already announced their fall schedules. Once all networks release their fall plans, we will publish the final scheudle.

Written by LadyShelley on May 13, 2024

Comments

LadyShelley posted 2 days ago

@amgtuna wrote:
I can't believe So Help Me Todd is being cancelled! My whole family loves that show ....and everyone I talk to about it loves it too. What's the chances these numbers are not accurate.

Other shows we are sorry to see that are gone or going to be:

The Good Doctor - Blue Bloods - Star Trek Discovery - The Resident - The Rookie Feds - Evil - Seal Team - Curb Your Enthusiasm.

What numbers are you referring to? The ratings numbers? Those are the final overnights. They are the closest numbers civilians can get in terms of what the networks and advertisers look at to decide if a show is worth keeping around*. PR machines can hype the 7day, 30 day and streaming minutes all they like, but advertisers only care about the numbers most likely to have eyeballs on the adverts. 

 

Networks and advertisers work off of something called the C3 numbers (commercial 3 day)Those measure viewer numbers for the adverts, not the programs, which is what the advertisers are interested in. Remember, the shows are the carrot to get you to watch the advertisements. The final overnights are pretty close to those C3 numbers. 

amgtuna posted 3 days ago

I can't believe So Help Me Todd is being cancelled! My whole family loves that show ....and everyone I talk to about it loves it too. What's the chances these numbers are not accurate.

Other shows we are sorry to see that are gone or going to be:

The Good Doctor - Blue Bloods - Star Trek Discovery - The Resident - The Rookie Feds - Evil - Seal Team - Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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