Tuesday TV Ratings 5/21/19: The Kids Are Alright Steady for Series Finale after Slipping American Housewife, Blood & Treasure Flops

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMNCIS (F)1.2/611.94CBS

MasterChef Junior0.8/42.88Fox

American Housewife (F)0.7/43.64ABC

The Village (F)0.6/34.25NBC

The Flash (R)0.2/10.74The CW
8:30 PMThe Kids Are Alright (Series Finale)0.6/32.96ABC
9 PMThe Voice (F)1.1/57.38NBC

Blackish (F)0.7/32.92ABC

Blood & Treasure (Series Premiere)0.6/35.68CBS

Mental Samurai (F)0.5/21.63Fox

The 1000.2/10.78The CW
9:30 PMBless This Mess (F)0.6/32.81ABC
10 PM19690.4/21.93ABC

Monday TV Ratings 5/20/19: Carpool Karaoke Special Low, Beat Shazam Returns Steady with Season 2 Average

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Bachelorette1.2/64.51ABC

The Voice1.2/57.85NBC

The Big Bang Theory (R)1.0/45.90CBS

Beat Shazam (P)0.7/32.48Fox

DC's Legend of Tomorrow (F)0.3/11.10The CW
9 PMThe Code0.7/34.92CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.6/32.48Fox

Roswell: Mysteries Decoded0.1/10.77The CW
10 PMThe Enemy Within (F)0.6/34.33NBC

Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special0.5/23.07CBS

The Fix (Series Finale)0.5/32.92ABC

Sunday TV Ratings 5/19/19: American Idol Rises on Finale Night, NCIS: LA Ends Down

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
7 PM60 Minutes0.8/48.21CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (F)0.7/45.61ABC

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.5/32.62NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.3/20.85Fox
7:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.3/20.85Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol (F)1.3/67.71ABC

Dateline NBC0.7/34.30NBC

Hotel Transylvania 20.4/21.25Fox

The Red Line (F)0.3/13.38CBS

Supergirl (F)0.3/11.05The CW
9 PMCharmed (F)0.2/10.60The CW
10 PMGood Girls0.5/32.47NBC

NCIS: Los Angeles (F)0.5/25.13CBS

Saturday TV Ratings 5/18/19: MLB and Dateline Repeats Lead the Night

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMMLB: Brewers v. Braves0.5/32.37Fox

Dateline NBC (R)0.5/33.14NBC

American Idol (R)0.3/21.91ABC

God Friended Me (R)0.2/11.99CBS
9 PMRansom0.2/12.27CBS
10 PMSNL Vintage0.5/32.59NBC

48 Hours0.3/23.08CBS


Timeslot Winner Predictions: Fall 2019, Tuesday

Welcome to the second edition of Timeslot Winner Predictions. I will be discussing the shows that are set to air on the broadcast networks in fall 2019, and how they will do relative to one another. Enjoy!

ABC will air the second season of The Conners in the lead-off spot on Tuesday nights, with Bless This Mess airing directly thereafter. CBS has NCIS, The CW has The Flash, and NBC has The Voice airing in this hour in the fall, something that can now have been said for six straight years. FOX’s medical drama The Resident shifts over to Tuesdays for its third season.

The Conners started out strong for its first season, as it already had a built-in audience from those who watched Roseanne. However, it can easily see relatively big declines for its second season now that the novelty of seeing how the show would deal with no Roseanne Barr/Conner has worn off. Its bottom-of-the-hour companion Bless This Mess started out promising for its short first season that premiered late in the spring, but has since settled lower. While it’s doing what it can given its lead-in, there is not much to indicate it will be able to break out in this new time slot.

The Voice has seen some declining ratings lately, and while it is still potent, I think ultimately NCIS will hold up better and be the highest-rated time slot occupant in the coveted Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 demographic. I think while The Conners could occasionally compete for #1 in its half-hour, Bless This Mess will likely cause the network to finish #3. With The Flash declining to ratings almost as close to 0.0 as 1.0, The Resident would be the 4th-Place finisher. The Resident has remained solidly steady in its first two seasons, but a move to a night where FOX has struggled for the past few years is bound to do it no favors.

1st: NCIS (CBS)
2nd: The Voice (NBC)
3rd: The Conners/Bless This Mess (ABC)
4th: The Resident (FOX)
5th: The Flash (The CW)

ABC has ordered to series a prequel to Black-ish, called Mixed-ish. Both will air in the Tuesday 9pm hour, with Mixed-ish airing at 9 and Black-ish at 9:30. FBI will stay put on CBS, making it the second show in the time slot to have scored a spin-off presumably despite the Live + Same Day ratings, or even the DVR ratings for that matter. FOX and The CW are giving new time slots to the final seasons of Empire and Arrow, respectively. NBC will air This Is Us in the hour, as usual.

Empire and This Is Us tend to both thrive in the Women 18-34 demographic, but Empire’s bestbdays are far behind it. This Is Us is also declining rather quickly, making this matchup not as exciting as it would’ve been in fall 2017 or 2018. FBI and Black-ish will probably lag behind a bit, though it remains to be seen if Emoire collapses in its new time slot. Airing between Bless This Mess and Black-ish, I don’t see Mixed-ish as much more than a failed attempt to replicate the success
of Young Sheldon on CBS. Regardless, the ‘ish’ hour will almost certainly have no problem beating Arrow, even if the post-The Flash time slot does put a tiny bit of life back into it.

1st: This Is Us (NBC)
2nd: Empire (FOX)
3rd: FBI (CBS)
4th: Mixed-ish/Black-ish (ABC)
5th: Arrow (The CW)

CBS and NBC respectively have NCIS: New Orleans and New Amsterdam airing in the same time slot as they did in fall 2018. ABC picked up NBC-reject Emergence, which will have the displeasure of being the network’s latest Tuesday at 10pm attempt.

New Amsterdam has shown that it needs a lead-in to have Live + Same Day success, and with This Is Us back in the picture it shouldn’t have much trouble out-rating NCIS’s second spin-off. I can’t see Emergence doing well; even if it starts out OK, NBC reportedly passed on it out of fear that the concept would lead to quick ratings declines, and to even meet the league average it will probably have to grow from its likely-incompatible lead-in.

1st: New Amsterdam (NBC)
2nd: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
3rd: Emergence (ABC)

What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday TV Ratings 5/17/19: No Exit! Flops and Drags Down Hawaii Five-0 Finale

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Blacklist (F)0.6/44.45NBC

Meghan and Harry Plus One0.5/35.00CBS

Agents of SHIELD0.4/22.24ABC

MasterChef Junior (R) 0.3/21.58Fox

Dynasty0.2/10.96The CW
9 PMDateline NBC0.6/34.03NBC

MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (R)

No Exit!0.4/23.36CBS

Whose Line It It Anyway? (R)0.2/10.84The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line It It Anyway? (R)0.2/10.84The CW
10 PMHawaii Five-0 (F)0.5/34.98CBS

Timeslot Winner Predictions: Fall 2019, Monday

Welcome to the first edition of Timeslot Winner Predictions. I will be discussing the shows that are set to air on the broadcast networks in fall 2019, and how I believe they will do relative to one another. Enjoy!

ABC is leading off its Monday night with a new cycle of Dancing with the Stars. It will air against NBC’s singing competition hit The Voice, as well as a comedy hour on CBS led by The Neighborhood and continued by new Chuck Lorre comedy Bob Hearts (stylized as ♥️) Abishola. FOX is offering its Ryan Murphy drama 9-1-1 in the time slot, which slides from the 9pm time slot it occupied in the 2018-19 season. Finally, The CW is trying out Season 2 of All American on a new day and time.

I think The Voice will be able to come out on top here, though it should be a rather competitive hour. 9-1-1 is FOX’s highest-rated drama and the #3 drama overall on broadcast television, and The Neighborhood has provided steady ratings slightly above the league average. Dancing with the Stars’ most recent fall cycle underwhelmed a bit by performing lower than the average show’s fall performance. It should end up being a reliable performer against tough competition, but not one that will be able to allow ABC to compete for first. As for All American, its Season 1 ratings indicate that The CW will finish a distant 5th, even if it sees a little bit of a Netflix bump.

1st: The Voice (NBC)
2nd: 9-1-1 (FOX)
3rd: The Neighborhood/Bob ♥️ Abishola (CBS)
4th: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
5th: All American (The CW)

The second hour of Dancing with the Stars and The Voice will air on ABC and NBC, respectively. CBS and FOX will both be airing new dramas; that means legal drama All Rise for CBS, and crime show Prodigal Son for FOX. On The CW, Black Lightning will remain in its most recent time slot.

I see no changes being made here from the 8pm hour in terms of network order. Prodigal Son is very unlikely to grow from 9-1-1, and All Rise is a mystery given it is a new drama that will be airing out of a new comedy. I can see this order changing a little bit in the scenario where All Rise flops, but I think the predictions below are the safest bet.

1st: The Voice (NBC)
2nd: Prodigal Son (FOX)
3rd: All Rise (CBS)
4th: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
5th: Black Lightning (The CW)

While FOX and The CW do not program 10pm, the remaining networks will all air dramas. For ABC and CBS, that involves keeping The Good Doctor and Bull in their 2018-19 time slots. NBC will be airing new legal drama Bluff City Law.

I personally think The Good Doctor will continue to have a lot of untapped potential airing in that time slot, but whatever it gets should still be able to outrate Bull, a show that has seen ratings declining as low as 0.6-0.7 lately in the Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 demo. Bull also has to deal with airing after two new and unproven shows. Bluff City Law does not seem to be getting overwhelmingly positive attention right away. While it will almost certainly premiere higher than Bull and The Good Doctor, I think ultimately it will underwhelm by the standards of that time slot and settle somewhere between the two shows.

1st: The Good Doctor (ABC)
2nd: Bluff City Law (NBC)
3rd: Bull (CBS)

What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments below!

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Canceled After 20 Seasons

Long-running syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has been canceled. The series, originally hosted by Regis Philbin, debuted in 1999 on ABC and was a massive hit before sliding in the ratings. It was canceled in 2002, and a daily syndication version was soon ordered, hosted by Meredith Vieira. Veira exited in 2013 and experienced multiple host changes before finally finding its fifth and final host, Chris Harrison, in 2015. The show will wrap up later this year.

What do you think of this news? Will you miss Millionaire? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday TV Ratings 5/16/19: The Big Bang Theory Soars to Season High for Series Finale, Young Sheldon Also Soars to High

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Big Bang Theory (Series Finale)3.1/1617.99CBS

Grey's Anatomy (F)1.3/65.90ABC


Paradise Hotel0.3/21.09Fox

iZombie0.2/10.62The CW
8:30 PMSuperstore (F)0.6/32.02NBC
9 PMYoung Sheldon (F)2.2/1013.70CBS

Station 19 (F)0.8/44.88ABC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.5/31.70NBC

In The Dark0.2/10.52The CW
9:30 PMUnravelling The Mystery1.8/811.76CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (F)0.5/31.53NBC
10 PMSWAT (F)0.9/45.99CBS

Law & Order: SVU (F)0.7/43.53NBC

For the People (Series Finale)0.5/32.55ABC

Wednesday TV Ratings 5/15/19: Survivor Ends Steady, MasterChef Celebrity Showdown Flops (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Chicago Fire (+0.1) adjusted up.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMSurvivor (F)1.5/77.42CBS

Chicago Med1.1/67.86NBC

Toy Story 20.6/32.32ABC

MasterChef Celebrity Showdown0.5/32.06Fox

Riverdale (F)0.3/20.91The CW
9 PMChicago Fire1.1/57.86NBC

Paradise Hotel0.3/21.14Fox

Jane the Virgin0.2/10.64The CW
10 PMSurvivor Reunion Show1.1/65.53CBS

Chicago PD1.0/56.77NBC

Whiskey Cavalier0.4/32.49ABC

The CW Announces Fall 2019 Schedule

The CW has announced their fall schedule for the 2019-20 season. The schedule includes new series Batwoman and Nancy Drew, as well as timeslot moves for shows such as Charmed and Arrow.

8 PM: All American (new timeslot!)
9 PM: Black Lightning

8 PM: The Flash
9 PM: Arrow (new timeslot!)

8 PM: Riverdale
9 PM: Nancy Drew (new drama!)

8 PM: Supernatural
9 PM: Legacies

8 PM: Charmed (new timeslot!)
9 PM: Dynasty (new timeslot!)

8 PM: Batwoman (new timeslot!)
9 PM: Supergirl (new timeslot!)

What do you think of this schedule? Let us know in the comments below?

Tuesday TV Ratings 5/14/19: New Amsterdam Rises for Finale, NCIS: New Orleans Slides as NCIS Rises

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMNCIS1.1/611.48CBS

American Housewife0.8/43.73ABC

MasterChef Junior0.7/42.77Fox

The Village0.6/33.84NBC

The Flash (F)0.5/31.52The CW
8:30 PMThe Kids Are Alright0.6/32.88ABC
9 PMThe Voice1.0/46.46NBC

FBI (F)0.8/48.50CBS


Mental Samurai0.4/21.43Fox

The 1000.3/10.86The CW
9:30 PMBless This Mess0.6/32.66ABC
10 PMNew Amsterdam (F)0.9/45.54NBC

NCIS: New Orleans (F)0.6/37.00CBS


Madam Secretary Ending with Shortened Season 6

Madam Secretary is about to enter her final term. The CBS political drama, which just scored a slot on the CBS fall schedule in its usual timeslot, will wrap up for good with a short 10-episode season. The show has been one of the lowest-rated renewals for much of its run, and was always a far stronger show in viewers than it was in 18-49. It recently averaged just a 0.56 in the demo, which left it pretty close to the season 4 average. The show will get to finish its run on its own terms this fall, a move that CBS has made just recently with Criminal Minds, which will end for good at a TBD time next season. Tea Leoni and Tim Daly star in the drama.

What do you think of this news? Will you miss Madam Secretary when it wraps? Let us know in the comments below!

CBS Announces Fall 2019 Schedule

CBS has announced their fall schedule for fall 2019. It includes new series Evil, All Rise, Carol's Second Act, and more, as well as timeslot moves for SWAT and Magnum PI.


8 PM: The Neighborhood
8:30 PM: Bob Hearts Abishola (new comedy!)
9 PM: All Rise (new drama!)
10 PM: Bull


10 PM: NCIS: New Orleans


8 PM: Survivor
9 PM: SEAL Team (returning to old slot)
10 PM: S.W.A.T. (new slot!)


8 PM: Young Sheldon
8:30 PM: The Unicorn (new comedy!)
9 PM: Mom
9:30 PM: Carol's Second Act (new comedy!)
10 PM: Evil (new drama!)


8 PM: Hawaii Five-0 (new timeslot!)
9 PM: Magnum PI (new timeslot!)
10 PM: Blue Bloods


8 PM: Crimetime Saturday
10 PM: 48 Hours


7 PM: 60 Minutes
8 PM: God Friended Me
9 PM: NCIS: Los Angeles
10 PM: Madam Secretary

What do you think of this news? What will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!

Monday TV Ratings 5/13/19: 9-1-1 Ends On an Uptick, The Bachelorette Returns Slightly Lower (UPDATED)

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PM9-1-1 (F)1.3/66.35Fox

The Bachelorette (P)1.3/64.66ABC

The Voice1.1/57.60NBC

The Big Bang Theory (R)0.8/45.42CBS

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.3/21.04The CW
8:30 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)0.9/45.59CBS
9 PMThe Code0.6/35.56CBS

Paradise Hotel0.4/21.41Fox

Arrow (F)0.2/10.93The CW
10 PMBull (F)0.7/47.10CBS

The Enemy Within0.6/33.75NBC

The Fix0.4/32.52ABC