Tuesday Cable Ratings 4/16/24: NBA Playoffs Play-In Games Dominate, Shogun Ticks Up, The Five Tops Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 4/16/24. Items of note include Shogun on FX, Vanderpump Rules on Bravo, and NBA on TNT.

(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Monday Cable Ratings 4/15/24: WNBA Draft Hits All-Time High, WWE Narrowly Leads, Spring Baking Championship Slips

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Monday, 4/15/24. Items of note include Spring Baking Championship on Food Network, WWE Raw on USA, and the WNBA Draft on ESPN.

(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.)

So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas Canceled by CBS

CBS continues to whittle down the number of shows with outstanding fates. One day after renewing freshman Thursday drama Elsbeth, the Tiffany Network has canceled two series. Legal dramedy So Help Me Todd has been canceled after two seasons, while CSI reboot CSI: Vegas has been canceled after three seasons. Both series rated towards the bottom of CBS' scripted pack, with Todd and CSI squandering strong lead-ins - Ghosts and Tracker, respectively. Both series rated nearly the same as they did last season, with Todd down 4% and CSI: Vegas up 3%, marking some of the best year-to-year trends on broadcast. That was not enough to save either show, as CBS has a full slate heading into next season, having already ordered five new shows, including three new hour-long dramas. Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin headed the cast of So Help Me Todd, while CSI: Vegas featured Paula Newsome and Matt Lauria in lead roles. The cancellation of So Help Me Todd is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide, while CSI: Vegas is a miss. These decisions leave just two shows - The Equalizer and NCIS: Hawai'i - awaiting decisions.

Thursday TV Ratings 4/18/24: Ghosts and Law & Order: SVU Lead the Night, Young Sheldon and So Help Me Todd Slip, Elsbeth Stable (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Sunday Cable Ratings 4/14/24: The Sympathizer Off to Weak Start on HBO, Parish and When Calls the Heart Drop, MLB Leads

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 4/14/24. Items of note include the series premiere of The Sympathizer on HBO, Parish on AMC, and When Calls the Heart on Hallmark.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Frances in the Kitchen Season 5 Premiere - Essie in the Kitchen

Frances in the Kitchen Season 5 Episode 1
Essie in the Kitchen

NBC Renew/Cancel Week 15: Law & Order: Organized Chaos + One Shining Moment for Law & Order: SVU or Magnum PI as NBC Renew/Cancel March Madness Concludes

This week on the NBC Renew/Cancel, I take a closer look at the only drama with its fate still hanging in the balance, withs its odds continuing to take a downturn as May approaches. Plus, the results of the championship game of the NBC Renew/Cancel March Madness!

Wednesday TV Ratings 4/17/24: Survivor and The Conners Jump, Abbott Elementary Drops to New Low, Family Guy Slips for Finale (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Elsbeth Renewed by CBS

CBS continues to lock down their programming for next season. This time, they have renewed their latest show, police procedural Elsbeth, for a second season. The show, starring Carrie Preston reprising her Emmy-winning role from The Good Wife, premiered February 29 before taking a one-month break. Despite that, it has performed well enough for CBS, averaging 0.30 in the key 18-49 demo and drawing over ten million viewers in multiplatform viewing. The series is the latest collaboration between CBS and married creatives Robert and Michelle King, who also created the aforementioned Good Wife and its first spinoff, The Good Fight, as well as CBS-turned-Paramount+ drama Evil. Elsbeth was one of only two new scripted originals on CBS this season, the other being the breakout hit Tracker, as the WGA and SAG strikes impacted scripted content on all of TV in the first half of the season. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

Saturday Cable Ratings 4/13/24: Legend of the Lost Locket Mediocre on Hallmark, Big City Greens and Monsters At Work Hit Season Highs, UFC Dominates

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 4/13/24. Items of note include On Patrol: Live on Reelz, Big City Greens on Disney, and Legend of the Lost Locket on Hallmark.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Tuesday TV Ratings 4/16/24: Weakest Link and FBI: Most Wanted Slip, The Cleaning Lady and Alert Rise, FBI Stays #1 (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Friday Cable Ratings 4/12/24: The Masters Dominates, RuPaul’s Drag Race Rises, BMF Hits Series Low

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Friday, 4/12/24. Items of note include RuPaul's Drag Race on MTV, The Masters on ESPN, and Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in purple or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Monday TV Ratings 4/15/24: The Neighborhood Leads the Night, NCIS Rises for 1000th Episode of the NCISVerse, American Idol Hits All-Time Low (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Sunday TV Ratings 4/14/24: Billy Joel Special Solid on CBS, The Great North Rises for Double Episode, American Idol Also Ticks Up (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Saturday TV Ratings 4/13/24: SNL Slips in Demo but Rises in Viewers, 48 Hours Soars (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

Raymond Island Season 5 Episode 7 - Rich Girl (Midseason Premiere)

Raymond Island Season 5, Episode 7
Rich Girl

ABC Renew/Cancel Week 8: One Shining Moment for Station 19 or The Rookie, as the ABC Renew/Cancel March Madness Concludes

This week on the ABC Renew/Cancel, it's the announcement of the winning show in the ABC Renew/Cancel March Madness Tournament! Plus, I take a closer look at one of ABC's most vulnerable shows this season!

Friday TV Ratings 4/12/24: Fire Country Slips for Backdoor Pilot, SWAT and Shark Tank Rise, WWE SmackDown Remains Dominant (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

The Rookie Renewed by ABC

Officer John Nolan may not be a rookie anymore, but he'll remain on the case for another year. ABC has renewed The Rookie, their veteran police procedural, for a seventh season. The drama series has been a decent live+same-day performer for the network over its run, but is a top performer in digital multiplatform viewing. This year, the show averaged a 0.33 in the L+SD 18-49 demo, a decline from last season, but still enough to keep the show competitive in its hour. The show celebrated its 100th episode this season, and its success in delayed viewing inspired an order for its spinoff, The Rookie: Feds, in 2022. After failing to live up to the success of its parent show, Feds was canceled last year after a single season, but The Rookie remains a valuable asset for the network. Nathan Fillion, Melissa O'Neil, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan Richard T. Jones and Alyssa Diaz star in the series. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

Thursday Cable Ratings 4/11/24: The Masters Tops NBA to Lead the Night, Gutfeld Takes #1 in Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Thursday, 4/11/24. Items of note include NBA on TNT, Jersey Shore Family Vacation on MTV, and The Masters on ESPN.

(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Wednesday Cable Ratings 4/10/24: Chucky Returns Higher, American Horror Story and Top Chef Also Rise, NBA Leads

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 4/10/24. Items of note include the midseason premiere of Chucky on Syfy and USA, American Horror Story: Delicate on FX, and Top Chef on Bravo.

(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

CBS Renew/Cancel Week 30: One Shining Moment for S.W.A.T. While Other Veterans Find Themselves In Trouble

The Ratings Junkie Sunday, April 14, 2024

 

Tuesday Cable Ratings 4/9/24: Vanderpump Rules Ticks Up, NBA Tops the Night, Shogun Slips

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 4/9/24. Items of note include Shogun on FX, Vanderpump Rules on Bravo, and NBA on TNT.

(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Thursday TV Ratings 4/11/24: Station 19 Drops for 100th Episode, 9-1-1 Stable In the Lead, SVU Hits Another Series Low (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.

The Talk to End in December After Fifteen-Season Run

In a rare shakeup to the networks' daytime lineup, CBS has announced that their long-running afternoon chat show The Talk will end in December 2024, after fifteen seasons. The show first premiered in 2010, after soap opera As the World Turns was canceled following a run of more than fifty years. In the years since, the show has been a reliable fixture of CBS's daytime lineup. Trouble seemed to be brewing for the show after reports that CBS was developing a new hour-long soap opera, The Gates. The show had been one of the lower-rated shows on daytime TV, consistently placing outside of the top ten in the daytime broadcast ratings, and trailing similar panel talk shows such as ABC's The View. Over the years, The Talk has featured hosts Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler and Carrie Ann Inaba as regular panelists, with  Sheryl Underwood (the show's longest-running host), Natalie Morales, Jerry O'Connell, Amanda Loots and Akbar Gbajabiamila making up the show's current panel.

Sunday Cable Ratings 4/7/24: Curb Your Enthusiasm Jumps for Series Finale, When Calls the Heart Returns Down, Parish Drops

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 4/7/24. Items of note include the series finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, Parish on AMC, and the season premiere of When Calls the Heart on Hallmark.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Our House Season 6 Finale - Our London

Our House Season 6, Episode 22
Our London

NBC Renew/Cancel Week 14: Lopez vs. Ratings + NBC Renew/Cancel March Madness Championship

This week on the NBC Renew/Cancel, further developments weaken one show's argument for renewal. Plus, it's the championship match of the NBC Renew/Cancel March Madness!

Wednesday TV Ratings 4/10/24: The Conners Slips for 100th Episode, Survivor Also Drops, The Masked Singer Hits Season High (Final Ratings)

Analysis to come.