Friday TV Ratings 8/23/19: NFL Preseason Leads, What Would You Do? Rises On Preempted Night

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMNFL: Bills v Lions0.7/53.53CBS

American Housewife (R)0.5/42.87ABC

American Ninja Warrior (R)0.5/32.29NBC

BH90210 (R)0.3/21.04Fox

Masters of Illusion0.2/10.89The CW
8:30 PMFresh Off the Boat (R)0.5/32.30ABC

The Big Stage0.1/10.63The CW
9 PMWhat Would You Do?0.5/33.07ABC

MasterChef (R)0.3/21.14Fox

Hypnotize Me (R)0.1/10.44The CW
10 PMDateline NBC0.6/42.99NBC

20/20 (R)0.5/33.04ABC

Finally Together Season 1 Episode 2--The Arrival, Part 1 (TVRGO Throwback)




David Cross, son of Fran and Brian, is prepared to guide his family down to his parents' house, including his wife Mary, and children Chris, Julian, and Drew. 


DAVID
You all ready for vacation?!!

MARY
Chris certainly isn't. He's been in bed for 14 hours now.

DAVID
Well drag him into the car, because I already told my boss I'll be taking the week out of work.

JULIAN
The whole week Dad?

DAVID

Yes, I know, I've never done that and my job is on the line for it so we better do this right. Let's wake up Chris.

(ALL HEAD INTO CHRIS'S ROOM.)

DAVID
Chris, get up, time for our family reunion.

CHRIS
Why?


DAVID
I just said why...

CHRIS
I mean why are we having a family reunion? Aren't those supposed to be awful?


DAVID
Yep, but it's what your grandmother wants.

CHRIS
How old is she, like 110?

DAVID
Not funny Chris. Get up and get in the car. You've already gotten the middle seat.


CHRIS
How far away is the airport?

DAVID

No airport, we're heading straight there.

CHRIS
Dad, really?! Aren't they in North Dakota or something? That's a long way from Idaho!

DAVID
They're in North Carolina.

DREW
What?? Can't that be illegal?


DAVID
Having a mediocre wage with my job on the line is the thing that should be illegal, get in the car and play I Spy or whatever.

MARY
Relax David. If we want the kids to like this we have to be open about going. And money problems shouldn't be talked about in front of them, these problems have a way of going away.


DAVID
Making Chris pay the bills doesn't mean the problem is going away hypocrite, it just means you're ignoring it. Kids, get in the car, we won't get to North Carolina by magic!

(SKIP AHEAD TO 3 HOURS LATER. ALL 3 KIDS ARE ASLEEP, BUT CHRIS'S LOUD MUSIC IS STILL COMING THROUGH HIS HEADPHONES.)

MARY
Well we're still on the road so that's good.

DAVID
Uh huh.

MARY
You sound mad.

DAVID
It would be nice if someone else could drive for a bit, I'm not Megaman.

MARY
Superman?


DAVID
Chris wake up, you're driving now!

MARY
NO! If you want to make it to North Carolina you'll let Julian drive.


JULIAN (WAKING UP)
Mom I'm 14. You know that.

MARY 
At least you're more responsible than your brother.

JULIAN
Why don't you drive mom?

MARY
No backtalk.


CHRIS
Yeah Mom you have your license.

MARY
I don't want to drive.


DAVID
Neither do I!

MARY
IT WAS YOUR IDEA TO TAKE A CAR!


DAVID (PULLING ASIDE)
Fine. We'll find an airport and take a plane. Happy?

MARY
Not that easy.

DAVID
Then driving it is. We better not be like this when we get there.


DREW
You mean if we get there?

DAVID
Go back to sleep. All of you. Chris shut your music off. I'll get us there.


CHRIS
Go Megaman!


MARY
How long do we have left again?

DAVID
According to my phone...1 day and 8 hours.

MARY 
We'll be there 11 hours after everyone else at this pace!

DAVID
And that's a bad thing?

DREW
How should I know, I've never met them.

DAVID
Not talking to you. Didn't I say something about sleep?

DREW
Then we'll be wide awake at 4am.

DAVID
Dammit you're right.

MARY
Don't swear at the kids. You're just taking your frustration out on them, aren't you? You're finally figuring out this is a bad idea!

DAVID
We'll get there.

(ANOTHER DAY GOES BY)

DAVID
Alright, thanks to me driving way past the speed limit through every area except where there are police, we're two hours away.

MARY
You realize all the traffic tickets you're going to get is going to add up to more than the cost of taking a plane, right?

DAVID
Chris will take care of it.

CHRIS
No I won't.

MARY
OK, stop everyone. I think we're all tired. Let's pretend like we always get along, it will make our hosts and our extended family happy.

(2 HOURS LATER) 

DAVID
Getting close kids! Remember, we're a happy and loving family this week. Julian, if you want more than two people to sign your notebook you'll obey. Drew, first impressions are everything. Chris...well you have nothing to lose. 

(THEY PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND WALK OVER TO THE FRONT DOOR)

BRIAN
William, Catherine, you're here! I didn't know you had a son too! I'll take Fran's presents.

MARY (TO DAVID)
Uh I don't think we remembered the presents.

DAVID (TO MARY)
I don't think we got presents at at all. And they also think we're other people.

MARY (TO DAVID)
Want to ditch this?

DAVID (TO MARY)
We came too far for that. Let's just make the best of it.

Off Topic -- Summer 2019 Thread

We are ushering a new era of Off Topic, folks! This is the official summer 2019 thread for Off Topic. Let's discuss away!

Week 1 (May 24): We are ushering in some new features for TVRG this summer. Season 1B of Writer's Block is coming next Thursday, while season 2B of Network will premiere this Sunday. Now, let's get on with the show!
Week 2 (May 31): Oh my! Summer is a time where pool parties, weddings, and everything under the sun happens. I know that by the time this is published and onto the front page that I am writing this. A few things: this thread will be updated per week. Second thing, I am preparing new Cable Renew/Cancel entries. More to come soon! Let's continue away!
Week 3 (June 7): Nothing happened much in the way of summer this week. Let's discuss away!
Week 4 (June 14): Hello peoples! It's Friday, and time for an update to this thread. Let's discuss away!
Week 5 (June 21): It's Friday folks! Welcome to a new week of OT! Let's discuss away!
Week 6 (June 28): It has been a long week, but a new week starts! Let's discuss away!
Week 7 (July 5): The month of July’s here already? Wow. Let’s discuss away!
Week 8 (July 12): Another week shows up. Let’s discuss away!
Week 9 (July 19): Some big news this past week happened, including a bleak Netflix Q2 earnings report. Since it's Friday, we ended up on week 9. Let's discuss away!
Week 10 (July 26): It's Friday, and this means we have another Off Topic update! Let's discuss away!
Week 11 (August 2): Already, it is August. In this thread, we have officially endured 11 weeks. Let's discuss away!
Week 12 (August 9): We have officially entered week 12 of Off Topic, and it is time for another update. I will be have the August TV Update soon on Pop Culture Cosmos. It is juicy, indeed. For now, let's discuss away!
Week 13 (August 16): I will be on three episodes of Pop Culture Cosmos. One on today's show and two next week, both on the Monday and Friday show. This is the important news coming since it is Week 13. Let's discuss away!
Week 14 (August 23): We are a month away from premiere week. Baseball and football are kicking in high gear at the moment, or will be in the next few weeks. Let's discuss away!

Thursday 8/22/19: Holey Moley Rises on Finale Night, Big Brother Beats NFL Preseason (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Both episodes of Holey Moley (-0.1 each), Reef Break (-0.1), Big Brother (-0.1), The Outpost (-0.2), Two Sentence Horror Stories (-0.1), repeats of The Big Bang Theory (-0.2), Young Sheldon (-0.2), FBI (-0.1), NBC's The Wall (-0.5), NBC's Ellen's Game of Games (-0.6), NBC's Law & Order: SVU (-0.2), and Two Sentence Horror Stories (-0.1) all adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Wall (R) 0.5/32.70NBC

NFL: Jaguars v. Dolphins0.9/53.46Fox

The Big Bang Theory (R)0.6/33.94CBS

Holey Moley0.6/32.65ABC

The Outpost0.1/10.65The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)0.6/33.83CBS
9 PMBig Brother1.2/64.36CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.5/32.43NBC

Holey Moley (F)0.5/32.06ABC

Two Sentence Horror Stories0.1/10.45The CW
9:30 PMTwo Sentence Horror Stories (R)0.1/00.39The CW
10 PMLaw & Order: SVU (R)0.4/22.41NBC

FBI (R)0.4/22.44CBS

Reef Break0.3/21.95ABC

The Book of Terri - Episode 1.12 - The Lead




THE BOOK OF TERRI
1X12 - “THE LEAD”


Written By:
Jessica Boggs


FADE IN:

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

We see students walking along the halls. 

Terri, Natasha, and Katie walk alongside each other. 

All of a sudden, a beep goes off. Terri shuffles through her pocket to get her phone out. 

It’s a notification. 

TERRI
How about that?

Katie and Natasha turn towards Terri. 

KATIE
What is it?

TERRI
You may want to look. 

Katie and Natasha shuffle closer to Terri as they look at the phone. 

It appears to be a Snapchat story going viral at the school. 

Other students along the halls are laughing. 

Oblivious to the commotion, Abigail walks to history class like it never happened. 

The bell rings. Terri then puts her phone back in her pocket.

TERRI
Catch you later. That’s the third period bell. 

Natasha, Katie, and Terri then go their separate ways. 

SUPER: HOURS LATER

We are in the same hallway. School is out. 

Fuming, Terri walks quickly to her locker.

She thinks to herself as tears stream down her face.

She finds a bench to sit as she covers her face with her
hands.

From the corner of the hallway, Abigail walks by and nearly
brushes off Terri.

Terri jumps up.

She quickly faces Abigail.

TERRI
Hey! Watch it!

Abigail freezes.

ABIGAIL
Oh. I'm sorry.

She squirms in embarrassment and turns away from Terri.

TERRI
You don't sound like it.

Terri then composes herself.

At another corner of the hallway, a group of students walk
past them.

STUDENT #1 pulls out her phone. 

STUDENT #1
Fight, fight, fight, fight!

Terri unlocks the combination to her locker and pulls out
what appears to be incriminating evidence of election results. 

TERRI
Explain this.

ABIGAIL
There is nothing to explain.

TERRI
Why were the ballots stuffed? Answer me!

Terri shoots a look at Abigail. The expression on her face
reeks of confusion. .

Abigail continues to walk past her.

In a dose of whiplash, Terri catches her by the arm.

ABIGAIL 
Don’t touch me! 

TERRI
(angrily)
Answer me! 

Fury rises from Abigail's face as she clenches her fist.

She then abruptly grabs onto Terri's hair and clenches it. 

Terri pushes her and kicks her, in order to get off of Abigail but to no avail. 

Student #1 laughs as she holds the camera. STUDENT #2 rushes to the principal’s office. 

The room spins. 

Natasha and Katie rush to break up the fight along with STUDENT #3.

Abigail tumbles to the floor.

She then gets up from the floor. 

Abigail gets up in Terri's face.

ABIGAIL
It's going to cost you.

Terri walks back a couple of steps. Katie and Natasha rush towards Terri’s side. 

She turns away from Abigail and towards Katie and Natasha.

KATIE
Terri, what are you doing? You’re going to get yourself in trouble. 

Terri composes herself.

Abigail slowly walks towards Terri.

ABIGAIL
Alright, you win. My dad paid off someone to stuff the ballots. 

Angrily, Natasha turns towards Abigail. 

NATASHA
Why would he do that? Isn’t that illegal? Did you know who stuffed the ballots?

ABIGAIL
He did not tell me. Even with that, it still was not enough to win the student council election for a freshman class officer position. 

NATASHA
I don’t believe this!

Natasha then walks a couple steps back while Katie steps up to Abigail. 

Abigail trembles. 

The scene ends and we fade to black. 

Next week, we continue on with the scene and Yvette returns. 

FADE OUT

THE BOOK OF TERRI is one of The TV Ratings Guide's ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.



THE BOOK OF TERRI is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO as well as Boggs Productions. 



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Wednesday TV Ratings 8/21/19: Hollywood Game Night Drops to New Low on New Night, BH90210 Down Again, Big Brother Wins Night (UPDATED)

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMBig Brother1.3/74.48NBC

America's Got Talent1.1/67.95CBS

MasterChef0.7/43.05Fox

The Goldbergs (R)0.5/32.54ABC

Bulletproof0.1/10.62The CW
8:30 PMSchooled (R)0.4/21.94ABC
9 PMBH902100.8/42.25Fox

Songland0.7/43.68NBC

Modern Family (R)0.4/21.93ABC

SEAL Team (R)0.4/22.48CBS

Hypnotize Me0.2/10.70The CW
9:30 PMSingle Parents (R)0.3/22.63ABC
10 PMHollywood Game Night0.4/21.95NBC

Celebrity Family Feud (R)0.4/32.63ABC

SWAT (R)0.3/22.63CBS