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Ratings Roundup for the Week of May 12, 2024

No Friday or Saturday numbers

Network upfronts were last week, and all five networks released their 2024-25 Fall Schedules. FOX and CW had some interesting omissions, but most networks had few surprises. 

The 2023-24 season will wrap this week, and then Ratings Roundup will be off for the summer. 



CW announced a fall schedule full of new game shows, lots of sports, and the return of The Librarians franchise, along with a few other original scripted shows. What was missing was any mention of All American, Walker, or Penn & Teller Fool Us, the three biggest ratings winners for the network. Walker is in the most trouble due to the cost of making the show versus its low licensing fees, meaning it costs more to make than the network can get from selling the show to other networks or streamers. Its chances for renewal are slim as a result. All American is in a similar budget crisis but might have a better chance of making the cuts needed to return. Penn & Teller: Fool Us is regularly the highest-rated show on the network. There should be schedule space beginning in January (Joan is an ITV import with only six episodes), giving the competition magic show the best chance for renewal. No mention of FBoy Island either, but with that show's low ratings, and the equally low showing for Lovers & Liars, it was cancelled. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
All American0.110.38 
Sunday Movie: Mamma Mia0.080.55 
Hostage Rescue (premiere)0.070.29 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.070.28Renewed
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rerun)0.060.28 
Police 24/70.050.41 
Patti Stranger: The Matchmaker0.030.24 
Lovers & Liars0.030.16 
Sight Unseen0.020.27Import

ABC saw most of its shows drop viewers last week. 9-1-1 dropped seven hundred thousand viewers. Grey's Anatomy was down three hundred thousand viewers. Abbott Elementary lost four hundred thousand viewers. Will Trent and The Rookie each picked up one hundred thousand viewers.

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
American Idol (Sunday)0.635.22Renewed
America's Funniest Home Videos0.564.20Renewed
Jeopardy! Masters (Monday)0.424.36 
Jeopardy! Masters (Wednesday)0.424.17 
Grey's Anatomy0.352.75Renewed
Abbott Elementary0.332.22Renewed
Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune (finale)0.322.93Renewed
Will Trent0.303.89Renewed
The Rookie0.272.98Renewed
TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People0.241.95 
The Conners0.222.02Renewed
Station 190.211.93Cancelled
The Good Doctor0.202.29Cancelled
Press Your Luck (rerun)0.191.64Renewed (summer)
The $100,000 Pyramid (rerun)0.151.44 

CBS wrapped Young Sheldon last week to big numbers. The two-part series finale picked up three million viewers over the previous week, giving the show some of its highest viewer numbers in the last few years. The big audience didn't carry over to the rest of the night, however. So Help Me Todd wrapped its second and final season even with the previous week. Elsbeth was also even at its usual low. Tracker was down three hundred thousand viewers. The Equaliser dropped one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Young Sheldon (Thursday II) (finale)0.769.32Cancelled
Young Sheldon (Thursday I)0.719.15Cancelled
60 Minutes0.436.22Renewed
The Amazing Race (finale)0.412.86Renewed
The Equaliser0.365.76Renewed
So Help Me Todd (finale)0.354.40Cancelled
FBI: International0.344.79Renewed
FBI: Most Wanted0.314.55Renewed
Young Sheldon (rerun) (Monday I)0.273.73 
CSI Vegas0.254.16Cancelled
Young Sheldon (rerun) (Monday II)0.253.56 
NCIS (rerun)0.203.46Renewed
NCIS: Hawai'i (rerun)0.202.79Cancelled

NBC wrapped the Law & Order franchise for another year last week. Parent show, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU ended their seasons even with the previous week. Law & Order: Organised Crime picked up two hundred thousand viewers as it moves to Peacock next season. Deal No Deal Island wrapped its first season, up one hundred thousand viewers. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
Chicago Fire0.475.86Renewed
Chicago PD0.454.99Renewed
Chicago Med0.445.49Renewed
Law & Order: SVU (finale)0.414.14Renewed
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: 10th Anniversary Special0.413.58 
The Voice (Monday)0.395.07Renewed
The Voice (Tuesday)0.354.70Renewed
Law & Order (finale)0.353.68Renewed
Law & Order: Organised Crime (finale)0.332.90Cancelled on network Renewed on streamer
Deal No Deal Island (finale)0.323.14Renewed
American Ninja Warrior: Women's Championship0.201.25 
American Ninja Warrior (rerun)0.171.35 

FOX had several reality shows conspicuously missing from any mentions during its upfront presentation last week. Farmer Wants a Wife, So You Think You Can Dance, and I Can See Your Voice were all forgotten during the network presentation. That could mean the three shows will be pushed off to summer next season, but the more likely scenario is all three will be quietly cancelled. On the ratings front, the Sunday animation block slid once again. The Simsons dropped one hundred thousand viewers from the previous week and the rest of the night dropped in equal measure. Alert: Missing Persons Unit wrapped its second season even with the previous week. 

ProgramRatingMillions of ViewersRenew/Cancel
The Masked Singer (clip show)0.352.77Renewed
The Masked Singer0.342.91Renewed
Master Chef Junior0.251.43 
Farmer Wants A Wife (finale)0.191.74 
I Can See Your Voice0.171.08 
The Simpsons0.160.72Renewed
The Cleaning Lady0.151.11Renewed
So You Think You Can Dance0.130.85 
The Great North0.120.47Renewed
Alert: Missing Persons Unit (finale)0.111.00Renewed
Grimsburg (finale)0.110.38Renewed
Next Level Chef (rerun)0.040.26 

Other than a few holdout decisions for CW and FOX, all network shows know their fates. Will your favorite shows be back next season?

Written by LadyShelley on May 20, 2024


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