Monday Cable Ratings 2/18/19: Klobuchar Town Hall OK for CNN, I Am The Night Hits New Low

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 2/18/19. Items of note include the Amy Klobuchar Town Hall on CNN, I Am the Night on TNT, and American Dad! on TBS.
(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
WWE EntertainmentUSA1.083.05
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.972.84
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.842.43
Love & Hip HopVH10.671.43
Love & Hip Hop MiamiVH10.511.10
Kids Baking ChampionshipFood0.481.67
Teen Mom 2MTV0.460.90
Vanderpump RulesBravo0.451.11
American Dad!TBS0.380.78
Street Outlaws No PrepDiscovery0.381.13
Cartel CrewVH10.360.76
House HuntersHGTV0.351.58
Children Of the SnowInvest. Disc.0.351.42
Kids Baking Champ: Extra IcingFood0.320.94
The Rachel Maddow ShowFood0.323.23
House Hunters InternationalHGTV0.31.34
College Basketball: VA v. VA TechESPN0.30.98
HannityFox News0.282.98
People Magazine InvestigatesInvest. Disc.0.273.04
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.273.04
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.270.79
College Basketball: KS St. v. WVESPN0.260.84
The Loud HouseNickelodeon0.251.56
Home TownHGTV0.251.56
Winner Cake AllFood0.250.77

Highlights Below The Chart:

I Am the NightTNT0.221.01
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Town HallCNN0.191.15
Those Who Can'tTru0.080.14

Writers Block - Episode 1.08 - Episode 8

Writer’s Block
1x08 - “Episode 8”

Written By:
Jessica Boggs

JACK types away at his computer. NOAH is making notes on his notebook.
Noah puts his notebook down. He gets up.
What are you doing?
Taking a break.
We’ve been taking too many breaks while writing these scripts.
(looking downward)
Aren’t we on episode 8 now?
Then we have a show right?
Jack puts his computer down.
Noah’s eyes widen.
Jack turns to face Noah.
I don’t think that’s simple.
Come on, we’ve dealt with much worse. We did Guide to TV Ratings and...
That’s not an appropriate thing to discuss, Noah.
We just need to know where the show stands.
Noah then sits back down on the couch. He takes his notepad.
He looks over it, glaringly.
Jack reviews his notes.
He turns to Noah with a sad disposition.
Do you even think the show is worth making?
(taken aback)
I don't know. What exactly do you think about the show?
It could be better.
Well, it could be worse.
Jack gets up. Noah follows.
Jack is in the kitchen, as he puts his hands on the counter.
Noah enters.
Jack does not look at Noah at first. He then turns.
So, have you made up your mind on this show yet?
We should go back to the drawing board.
But why? Surely there are scenes in our script that align with the core purpose.
If you ever had a core purpose, then what would you do?
Simply put, even with all the money in the world, it takes a lot of hard work to get where we need to be.
That's a start.
Noah turns to Jack.
Why don't you try to cook something to get this script out of your mind?
Okay, I have the ingredients to one.
Jack then gets the ingredients together furiously. Noah observes carefully.
Jack gets pieces of bread, eggs, and other food items.
Making french toast?
How did you ask?

WRITER’S BLOCK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.

WRITERS BLOCK is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO as well as Boggs Productions. 


The Goldbergs Season 6 Episode 14 Review

Valentine's Day is here on The Goldbergs, and that's not a good thing for any member of the family. Adam and Murray fight over (getting rid of) Beverly, while Barry remains upset over Lainey leaving him and ruins things for Geoff and Erica in the meantime.

It's Valentine's Day, and Barry is depressed because he'll "never love again," though the JTP is able to cheer him up. Adam gets a candy-gram from Beverly at school, which is just the start of Beverly interrupting his Valentine's celebrating with Jackie. The Ericas' band is struggling without Lainey, and Geoff offers to help them find a new member. It doesn't go well at first, but they eventually find someone, the Kremps' nephew Evan. Barry tells Geoff that Evan is moving in on Erica, and Geoff starts getting jealous. Adam tells Beverly that they need to spend Valentine's Day apart. Beverly decides to spend it with Murray, and Murray isn't fond of this idea. Murray sabotages Adam by making Beverly think that Adam wrote a beautiful poem for her, which makes Beverly want to have dinner with him on Valentine's Day instead of Murray.

Adam and Murray keep lying about the other giving Beverly various nice Valentine's gifts, so much so that Beverly doesn't even know who she's going to dinner with now. After getting advice from Barry, Geoff yells at Evan, which causes Evan to leave. This angers Erica, who tells Barry not to get in Geoff's head. He responds by telling her that he just didn't want Geoff to get ditched like he did. Beverly stops by the Kremps' flower shop, and Virginia tells her that, despite Murray's name being on the card, Adam was the one who bought the flowers. She also gives her theory about why this happened, saying that Murray and Adam are trying to pass her off on one another. A hurt Beverly heads home and confronts Murray about this. Murray apologizes and tells Beverly that he loves her, which makes her forgive him. Erica and the JTP track Barry down and help make his Valentine's Day special.


I really enjoyed this episode, and felt that it was one of the show's most original episodes that they've aired this season. Obviously both plots had familiar elements, but they both felt fresh and new, and were really fun. I'm glad that the show is actually showing Barry's heartbreak over Lainey, and aren't just having him move on quickly. One of the biggest problems I've had with the Goldbergs is the fact that there's no real character development in these recent seasons, but this is a step in the right direction towards developing Barry's character more and making him more mature. The ending of the plot with Barry and Erica was very heartwarming, and the entire plot was really enjoyable to watch, even if it wasn't as funny as the other plot. Adam and Murray dueling over who will be stuck with Beverly was one of the funniest things I've seen on this show in a very long time, even though I felt terrible for Beverly when she finally realized what was happening. All in all, this is one of the stronger Goldbergs episodes plot-wise in a really long time, and it's probably my second-favorite episode of the season overall, behind the midseason premiere.

Score: 9/10
Grade: A-

Sunday Cable Ratings 2/17/19: Last Week Tonight Returns Up from Finale, Fast Layne Falls Apart

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Sunday, 2/17/19. Items of note include the premiere of Last Week Tonight on HBO, The Walking Dead on AMC, and Black Monday on Showtime.
(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA All-Star GameTNT2.425.77
The Walking DeadAMC1.684.54
NBA All-StarTNT1.222.97
The Real Housewives of AtlantaBravo0.721.95
UFC Fight NightESPN0.591.46
Talking Dead
Don't Be Tardy
Worst Cooks In AmericaFood0.451.55
BeachFront Bargain HuntHGTV0.431.92
BeachFront Bargain HuntHGTV0.421.95
Don't Be TardyBravo0.41.11
NBA All-Star GameTBS0.391.03
BTK: A Killer Among UsInvest. Disc.0.391.46
UFC Fight NightESPN0.380.99
Sister WivesTLC0.361.55
Deadpool 2HBO0.340.75
True DetectiveHBO0.341.32
Island LifeHGTV0.341.70
Caribbean LifeHGTV0.331.70
Island LifeHGTV0.321.59
Caribbean LifeHGTV0.311.55
Watch What Happens LiveBravo0.310.92

Highlights Below the Chart:

Last Week Tonight With John OliverHBO0.271.03
Fast LayneDisney0.080.56
Black MondayShowtime0.080.28
High MaintenanceHBO0.070.20
The CircusShowtime0.050.26

Saturday Cable Rating 2/16/19: Deadpool 2 Strong on HBO, Bizaardvark and Coop & Cami Collapse to New Lows

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Saturday, 2/16/19. Items of note include Deadpool 2 on HBO, Bizaardvark on Disney Channel, and the NBA All-Star Game on TNT.
(Note: Click any show with its name in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA All-Star GameTNT2.245.02
College Basketball: TN v. KYESPN0.83.01
NBA All-Star Game0.630.631.51
Live PDA&E0.622.08
Deadpool 2HBO0.611.68
College Basketball: NC v. DukeESPN0.571.86
Dragon Ball SuperAdult Swim0.430.82
AAF: Stallions v. IronTNT0.371.02
Allstar MotorsportsTNT0.350.80
College BasketballESPN0.341.08
Love, Romance & ChocolateHallmark0.323.07
Players OnlyTNT0.320.74
Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationAdult Swim0.310.60
Finding GiannisTNT0.30.76
Your Worst NightmareInvest. Disc.0.281.24
College BasketballESPN0.270.87
Sword ArtAdult Swim0.260.51
House Hunters RenovationHGTV0.251.32
The KitchenFood Network0.251.33
Heart of DarknessInvest. Disc.0.251.12
20/20Invest. Disc.0.241.16
Deadpool 2HBO0.240.54
The Pioneer WomanFood Network0.231.22
MegaloboxAdult Swim0.220.42

Highlights Below the Chart:

Total DramaRamaCartoon Network0.190.64
Big City GreensDisney0.120.54
Coop & Cami Ask the WorldDisney0.070.47

Tuesday TV Ratings 2/19/19: Splitting Up Together Holds Steady Behind Slipping Blackish, This Is Us Rises

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMEllen's Game of Games1.4/66.09NBC


American Housewife0.9/44.37ABC

Lethal Weapon0.8/33.28Fox

The Flash (R)0.2/10.68The CW
8:30 PMThe Kids Are Alright0.7/33.41ABC
9 PMThis Is Us1.8/87.56NBC



The Gifted0.5/21.62Fox

Roswell, New Mexico (R)0.2/10.63The CW
9:30 PMSplitting Up Together0.6/32.42ABC
10 PMNew Amsterdam1.0/55.61NBC

NCIS: New Orleans0.8/46.99CBS

The Rookie0.6/33.54ABC

American Housewife Season 3 Episode 12 Review

American Housewife returned with a bang last week with a stellar Little Shop of Horrors-themed episode that reunited Taylor and Tripp and was all-around just a ton of fun. This week's episode sees some mother/daughter bonding with Katie and Taylor, and some father/son bonding with Greg and Oliver.

Taylor begs Katie for new boots, but Katie doesn't want to buy them for her because she doesn't think they're appropriate. Oliver doesn't want to build a doghouse with Greg. Greg tells Katie about this, and she tells him to go to a seminar with Oliver that he's been talking about a lot.

Katie decides to ask Taylor to hang out, and Anna-Kat gives her advice on how to go about it. She texts her, and Taylor reluctantly agrees. Greg and Oliver go to the Johnny Diamond seminar together, and it helps them talk to one another. Meanwhile, Katie and Taylor also bond when they go boot shopping, which leads to ten going for lunch. Back at the seminar, Greg and Oliver do a trust fall, and  despite Greg's doubts, Oliver actually catches him. The seminar comes to a close, and Johnny Diamond tells everyone to find a loved one to work on a project with. Oliver suggests that they build the doghouse together. At lunch, Taylor admits to vaping over summer, and Katie ruins their "friend time" by turning back into a mom. The two argue, and Katie storms out.

Greg discovers that Johnny Diamond was arrested for various crimes, and Oliver decides that since Johnny Diamond was a fraud, his new bond with Greg is fraudulent too and he decides against building the doghouse with Greg. Later on, Katie tells Oliver that he should worship Greg instead of searching for someone to worship. She also talks to Taylor and they make up.


This was a decent episode, but it wasn't near the level of the midseason premiere. This episode had some strong moments, but all in all just wasn't as funny or as creative as the episode that preceded it. I would probably consider this episode to be the weakest episodes of the season, because I really just wasn't that interested in it. Katie and Taylor's plot was the weak point of the episode, and it felt very similar to tories we've seen before from the show and other ABC family comedies. The Greg and Oliver plot was definitely better, but wasn't on the level of normal storylines for the show. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the guest appearance by Cheyenne Jackson and I wish he would have had more screen time. His Johnny Diamond character seemed like a very interesting fellow and it would have been nice to learn more about him.

Score: 7/10
Grade: C+