Thursday TV Ratings 7/18/24: Lucky 13 Has OK Start, Republican National Convention Jumps for Trump Speech but Still Trails 2020, Big Brother Slips

Analysis to come.

Suits: LA and Grosse Pointe Garden Society Ordered to Series

NBC has ordered both of their drama pilots to series, with Suits: LA and Grosse Pointe Garden Society scoring orders today.

Bake Your Heart Out Season 6 Episode 4 - Spain in the Neck

Bake Your Heart Out Season 6 Episode 4
Spain in the Neck

Wednesday TV Ratings 7/17/24: Big Brother Returns Down, Claim to Fame Recovers as Millionaire Slips, Republican National Convention Rises

Analysis to come.

Tuesday TV Ratings 7/16/24: MLB All-Star Game Slightly Down from 2023, Celebrity Family Feud Tops America’s Got Talent, Republican National Convention Declines

Analysis to come.

Monday TV Ratings 7/14/24: Republican National Convention Drops from Opening Night of 2020, Biden/Lester Holt Interview OK, The Bachelorette Slides

Analysis to come.

Sunday TV Ratings 7/14/24: Tulsa King Flounders in CBS Debut, Copa America Final Dominates, House of the Dragon Stable

Analysis to come.

Saturday TV Ratings 7/13/24: Shark Week Ends on an All-Time Low, Fox News Easily Leads with Coverage of Trump Assassination Attempt, Rescuing Christmas Weak On Hallmark [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: Regularly-scheduled programming was largely abandoned on Saturday night as the major networks quickly pivoted to coverage of the shooting at former President Trump's Pennsylvania rally. Of the "Big Three" broadcast networks, it was ABC (0.41 rating/3.33 million viewers) that led the way. NBC (0.33 rating/2.74 million viewers) placed second in terms of Adults 18-49 ratings but third in total viewership. CBS (0.31 rating/2.98 million viewers) had the smallest rating of the three but edged out NBC in total viewers. Over on Fox, MLB: Regional Coverage (0.17, -0.35) completely collapsed. The CW aired a repeat of Crime Nation (0.05). Key: (R) = repeat.

76th Emmy Award Nominations Announced

The 76th Emmy nominations have been announced. This year's nominations continue a near-shutout of broadcast TV, with only Abbott Elementary and Saturday Night Live making appearances in the major categories. The Bear, Shogun and Only Murders in the Building are among the year's most-nominated programs, with new series such as Fallout and Palm Royale also making a splash. The nominees are as follows:

The Princess Royal Season 4 Episode 5 - The Lady’s For Returning

The Princess Royal Season 4, Episode 5
The Lady's For Returning

Friday TV Ratings 7/12/24: Shark Week Hits Another All-Time Low, WWE SmackDown Returns to #1, Lingo Drops [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: WWE Smackdown (0.70, +0.04) inched up on Fox and was the top-rated program of the night for the first time in over a month. CBS's Lingo (0.16, -0.05) declined and was followed by encores of SWAT (0.13) and Blue Bloods (0.14). ABC's repeat of Jeopardy! Masters (0.24) trumped NBC's encores of Night Court (0.13/0.11), but NBC's Dateline rerun (0.19) beat ABC's 20/20 repeat (0.17). The Big Bakeover (0.05, +0.02) was up slightly on the CW, while Totally Funny Animals (0.08, +0.06) and Totally Funny Kids (0.07, +0.05) surged. Key: (R) = repeat.

Summer Renew/Cancel Week 5: ABC Enriches Itself with More Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

It may have been the busiest week of the summer season last week, as ABC, at long last, rolled out their summer originals, which were delayed until after the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup. Keep reading to see the starting predictions for Claim to Fame, Millionaire, The Bachelorette and more!

Thursday TV Ratings 7/11/24: ESPYS Decline from 2023, President Biden Press Conference Leads, Shark Week Rises, Impractical Jokers Returns Down [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: The 2024 ESPY Awards (0.38) dipped on ABC, with the ceremony declining by 7% from 2023's show (0.41) in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Earlier in the night, the Alphabet Network led the way with their coverage of President Biden's NATO Press Conference (0.52). NBC's coverage (0.33) took second, while CBS's (0.32) was close behind in third. Fox (0.18) was in last place and used their showing of the press conference as a lead-in for Don't Forget the Lyrics! (0.26, 0.00). Later in the night, CBS's repeats of Ghosts (0.15), Elsbeth (0.10), and Fire Country (0.11) fell behind NBC's encores of Law & Order (0.18), SVU (0.20), and Organized Crime (0.20). On the CW, Masters of Illusion (0.03, +0.01) and World's Funniest Animals (0.04, +0.02) improved. Key: (R) = repeat.

Bake Your Heart Out Season 6 Episode 3 - Picture It, Sicily!

Bake Your Heart Out Season 6 Episode 3
Picture It, Sicily!

FOX Renew/Cancel 2024-25 Preseason Predictions


Predictions for 07/11/24

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Below are the Fox preseason predictions for the upcoming 2024-25 television season. The scripted offerings that will be returning or debuting in fall 2024 will be covered.

9-1-1: Lone Star: 9-1-1: Lone Star is the only scripted series left on the Fox network that can realistically compete with the top performers on the big 3 networks (ABC, CBS, NBC). In early 2023, the series ranked third in terms of Nielsen ratings, only behind a football-boosted Simpsons and parent program 9-1-1. But, despite all that is going for it, Lone Star begins as a Likely Cancellation. In a now-deleted social media post, cast member Robyn Lively said she was excited to be a part of the "final season" of the series. Another cast member, Sierra McClain, recently left the long-running drama. Considering that Fox canceled the original 9-1-1 despite its massive Nielsen ratings, it is clear that Lone Star is not safe just because it posts respectable ratings, especially since its numbers are a notch below 9-1-1. Fox was unwilling to keep the original 9-1-1 around due to the high costs that came with it, and it is likely that history will repeat itself with this spinoff series. Expect season five of 9-1-1: Lone Star to be its last.

Accused: Anthology series Accused was a textbook flameout in season one, going from a solid 0.45 in its time slot premiere all the way down to a meager 0.18 by episode 13. Despite that, the series is a Likely Renewal. Low ratings did not stop The Cleaning Lady or Alert from securing renewals, and this one may benefit from airing in the 8 p.m. time slot, an hour earlier than before. Additionally, the anthology format means that the series could potentially grow an audience without viewers needing additional context. This gives the program a leg up over serialized dramas. Though Accused is by no means a lock, it will probably live on to see a third season.

Bob's Burgers: Bob's Burgers was largely absent in spring 2024 but will return to its regular 9 p.m. time slot in the fall. This long-running animated sitcom is a Certain Renewal. Bob's is one of the strongest animated offerings that Fox has and is being prioritized over Family Guy, as the latter is nowhere to be found on the fall schedule. It will definitely score a season 16 renewal in the near future.

Krapopolis: Krapopolis will be starting its second season in fall 2024, now airing at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday nights instead of 8:30. Being an extra hour away from the football lead-in will likely do a number on the show's overall average, but the series is already Renewed through the 2025-26 television season, so it will be sticking around for at least another season after this one.

Murder in a Small Town: Murder in a Small Town is a co-production with Canadian network Global and will be premiering on the Fox network this September. Having Accused as a lead-in probably won't help its case, but Fox is generous when it comes to handing out renewals to first-year dramas. It begins as a Likely Renewal

Rescue: Hi-Surf: Lifeguard drama Rescue: Hi-Surf appears to be similar in tone to its 9-1-1: Lone Star lead-in, so it should have no trouble in the retention department. This seems positioned to become a decent performer for the Fox network. Another Likely Renewal.

The Simpsons: As long as football is around, The Simpsons will be around. Certain Renewal.

Universal Basic Guys: Though it has not aired a single episode, Universal Basic Guys has already been Renewed for a second season. This is a common practice for the Fox network, as they have been adamant about wanting to build up their animation brand. Airing right after The Simpsons means Basic Guys will be getting the best slot in the house, so this cartoon will have a Nielsen ratings average with a significant amount of football inflation.

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Wednesday TV Ratings 7/10/24: Claim to Fame Premieres Down, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Returns Strong, Shark Week Hits An All-Time Low [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: After being off the air for over three years, iconic game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (0.44) had a very strong return on ABC, with a rating four-hundredths higher than its last episode that aired back in 2021 (0.40). The season three premiere of Claim to Fame (0.26) aired right after Millionaire, but Fame debuted with a rating that was 35% lower than last summer's premiere (0.40). On Fox, MasterChef (0.31, +0.07) and Food Stars (0.19, +0.06) bounced back after a week off. CBS's The Real CSI: Miami (0.23, +0.09) also surged in a one-off move to an earlier time slot but dropped back down at 10 (0.19, -0.04). Neither episode was able to beat the 8 p.m. repeat of The Price Is Right At Night (0.29). NBC went with reruns of Chicago Med (0.18), Fire (0.18), and PD (0.19). The CW aired encores of Police 24/7 (0.05) and Wild Cards (0.03). Key: (P) = premiere. (R) = repeat.

Shark Week 2024: Complete Ratings for Every Discovery Channel Special

Since 1988, Shark Week has been a beloved summer tradition on Discovery Channel, with seven straight days of programming entirely dedicated to the most feared of ocean predators. Three hours of new shows tend to air each night in primetime on what is traditionally Discovery's highest-rated week of the year. Last year's series of specials reached a high of 0.44 in the key 18-49 demo for "Jaws vs The Meg," a special that aired on the first night of Shark Week, which tends to attract the highest interest. It reached a low of 0.13 for Friday night special Deadly Sharks of Paradise, an all-time low for Shark Week. The 2023 edition averaged 0.26 overall, a 15% increase from 2023. This year, Shark Week launched to an average of 0.19 on Sunday night, a decline of over 50% from the opening night of Shark Week 2023. Below, you can see the ratings for all of this year's specials:

Tuesday TV Ratings 7/9/24: Celebrity Family Feud Ties Series Low in Premiere, The Quiz with Balls Jumps, Shark Week and Password Slip [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: Long-running game show Celebrity Family Feud (0.33) tied its series low on season premiere night and declined by 13% from its year-ago start (0.38). Earlier in the night, ABC aired the special Family Feud: Decades of Laughs (0.32). On Fox, both Beat Shazam (0.25, +0.03) and The Quiz with Balls (0.27, +0.05) were up markedly. NBC's America's Got Talent (0.51, 0.00) matched last week's rating, but Password (0.23, -0.05) took a hit. CBS aired reruns of FBI (0.22), FBI: International (0.20), and FBI: Most Wanted (0.21). Repeats of The Conners (0.03/0.03/0.04/0.04) aired on the CW. Key: (P) = premiere. (R) = repeat

Monday TV Ratings 7/8/24: The Bachelorette Returns Heavily Up from 2023 Premiere, All American: Homecoming Sinks in Premiere, The Wall Rises [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: ABC's The Bachelorette (0.45) returned with a rating that was a full tenth higher than its 2023 season premiere (0.35), making it Monday night's highest-rated program on broadcast television. On NBC, American Ninja Warrior (0.31, -0.02) slipped, but The Wall (0.23, +0.04) climbed higher. The 1% Club (0.22, -0.03) declined on Fox as Name That Tune (0.22) went into repeat-mode. All American (0.08, 0.00) held steady on the CW and led into the season premiere of spin-off series All American: Homecoming (0.06). CBS aired repeats (0.21/0.20/0.21/0.18). Key: (P) = premiere. (R) = repeat.

Bachelor in Paradise Renewed for Season 10, to Air in 2025

Bachelor in Paradise's hiatus will be short-lived. The long-running Bachelor spinoff, which was put on hold this year after sharp declines its ninth season in 2023, has been renewed for a tenth season. ABC has not yet confirmed when the tenth season will air, but the show was traditionally a summertime staple, airing its first seven seasons after The Bachelorette wrapped for the season and ending just before the start of the fall season. In season eight, it moved in-season, following Dancing with the Stars' move to Disney+, and it stayed in the fall the next season due to the SAG and WGA strikes, which caused ABC to have its first-ever scripted-free lineup. That season averaged 0.34, a performance below the league average and a decline of 38% from the prior season. Following a late premiere for The Bachelorette caused by the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup, as well as the premiere of new spinoff The Golden Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise missed the lineup for ABC this year, but will return in 2025.

Sunday TV Ratings 7/7/24: Shark Week Starts Heavily Down, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Mediocre on ABC, NASCAR Coverage Leads [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: NBC's NASCAR coverage (0.59) led the way in prime time and put the peacock network on top. CBS aired repeats of 60 Minutes (0.34/0.30), Tracker (0.18), and The Equalizer (0.16). ABC's broadcast of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (0.16) was mediocre at best but did beat last week's showing of animated film The Princess and the Frog (0.15). Reruns of MasterChef (0.11), Beat Shazam (0.14), and Name That Tune (0.13) aired on Fox. The CW went with I Am Evel Knievel (0.04). Note: (R) = repeat.

NBC and ABC Announce Fall Premiere Dates

Two of the Big Four networks have announced the premiere dates for their fall programming. Below are the dates for both NBC and ABC's fall premieres:

Saturday TV Ratings 7/6/24: MLB Rises from Last Saturday and Easily Leads, ABC Takes Second with Celebrity Family Feud Repeat Marathon [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: MLB: Regional Coverage (0.52, +0.06) grew on Fox and was the highest-rated broadcast on Saturday night. ABC's Celebrity Family Feud repeat marathon (0.14/0.20/0.25) had a slow start but improved as the evening progressed. CBS aired one Tracker encore (0.16) and two encores of 48 Hours (0.15/0.18). NBC was a notch below CBS with reruns of America's Got Talent (0.12) and Dateline (0.13). The CW aired a repeat of Crime Nation (0.02).

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Friday TV Ratings 7/5/24: President Biden Interview Draws Strong Ratings, WWE SmackDown Takes Second, Lingo Rises [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: George Stephanopoulos's interview with President Joe Biden was a roaring success for ABC. The interview garnered a 0.7 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and passed the eight-million mark in total viewership, making it the top program of the night. Viewers quickly fled from there, as reruns of Jeopardy! Masters (0.26) and 20/20 (0.22) were nowhere near Biden. Fox's WWE Smackdown (0.66, 0.00) assumed second place in the key demo yet again, with this serving as its fourth week being blocked from the top spot. On CBS, Lingo (0.21, +0.02) increased in size. NBC went with repeats of Night Court (0.15) and Dateline (0.16). On the CW, The Big Bakeover (0.03, -0.01), Totally Funny Animals (0.02, -0.03), and Totally Funny Kids (0.02, -0.03) all declined.

The Princess Royal Season 4 Episode 4- Trayman Season’s Over

The Princess Royal Season 4, Episode 4
Trayman Season’s Over

Summer Renew/Cancel Week 4: The Real CSI: Miami’s Ratings Are the Real Crime

After a week off last week, the Summer Renew/Cancel is back this week to look at two of the new entries - The Real CSI: Miami and The Wall! Keep reading to see the outlook for both!

Thursday TV Ratings 7/4/24: Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Decline from 2023, Copa America Tops the Night [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (0.60) performed quite well on NBC, but this rating was still about a tenth below 2023's coverage (0.71). The 10 p.m. re-broadcast (0.43), however, was much closer to the repeat showing from 2023 (0.46). Fox inched past NBC in the key demo with its Copa America broadcast (0.64). Encores of AFV (0.22/0.20/0.22) made up ABC's lineup. CBS aired repeats of Young Sheldon (0.20), Ghosts (0.17), Elsbeth (0.12), and Fire Country (0.09), with each rerun declining from the previous one. Masters of Illusion (0.02, -0.03) and World's Funniest Animals (0.02, -0.03) plummeted on the CW.