June Cable News Ratings: FOX News Wins The Month Despite Strong Start from CNN



Put Me In Season 2 Episode 1: Back On The Mound (Crossover Part 1 of 3)



Thursday TV Ratings 7/2/20: Council of Dads Steady for Series Finale, Holey Moley and Young Sheldon Repeats Lead

Off Topic -- Summer 2020 Thread



Welcome to the summer 2020 thread of Off Topic! Last season, TVRG decided to suspend weekly threads for the summer. This season, we're doing it again! 

Cable Renew/Cancel - AMC, FX & USA: Dirty John Probably Won’t Get Washed Away Just Yet

It's a few months since our last update to the AMC, FX and USA renew/cancel, and multiple new shows have premiered in that time frame. Keep reading for initial placements on Dirty John and NOS4A2 and updates on Briarpatch, Friday Night In, and a slew of FX and USA series with fates now determined.

Summer Renew/Cancel Week 8: Game On? Game Off? Who Knows

This week on the Renew/Cancel, I take a deeper dive into Game On!, which has been a really tough prediction this season. Plus, I analyze Council of Dads in the wake of its cancellation and discuss another show that recently wrapped for the season.

Katy Keene Canceled by The CW

The second-lowest-rated show on broadcast TV has been canceled, as the CW has canceled Katy Keene today. It was their only show with a fate previously unannounced, and it becomes the rare CW show to be axed. Lucy Hale stars as the titular character in the show, a spinoff of Riverdale. Katy Keene was one of the few new shows to air in an 8 PM slot on the CW, and it didn't make good use of that opportunity, rating a half-tenth lower than the next-lowest-rated 9 PM show Charmed. That was enough to get it canceled. Ashleigh Murray, Katherine LaNasa, Julia Chan, Lucien Laviscount and Jonny Beauchamp star alongside Hale in the series.

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

Wednesday Cable Ratings 7/1/20: Full Frontal Drops, The Challenge Leads, Tucker Carlson Tops Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Wednesday, 7/1/20. Items of note include Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, The Challenge on MTV, and The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Wednesday TV Ratings 7/1/20: Game On!, SHIELD and The 100 Rise from Lows, The Goldbergs Repeat Solid (UPDATED)


Preliminary Analysis: In preparation for the fall season, ABC's Wednesday repeat lineup consisted of their upcoming roster, 'The Goldbergs' (0.5) / 'Black-ish' (0.4) / 'The Conners' (0.3) / 'American Housewife' (0.3). At 10, 'Agents of SHIELD' (0.3) inched up a tenth after last week's miserable new low point.

CBS's 'Game On!' (0.6) rose two-tenths after last episode's season low, topping the three other originals of the night. The 'SEAL Team' & 'SWAT' encores after it both managed 0.4s. NBC's 'One Chicago' encore lineup (0.4/0.4/0.4) remained in good-not-great territory. Fox preempted 'Ultimate Tag' and went with two 'MasterChef' repeats (0.4/0.4). The CW's 'The 100' (0.2) ticked up while 'Bulletproof' (0.1) remained even.

Finals Update: The 100 (-0.10 adjusted down.

What In The World! Season 1 Episode 8: What In The World Are We Going To Do? (SEASON FINALE)

Tuesday Cable Ratings 6/30/20: Celebrity Show-Off Rises in Week 2, Dirty John and Greenleaf Slide, Tucker Carlson Leads

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 6/30/20. Items of note include Celebrity Show-Off on TBS, Greenleaf on OWN, and Dirty John: Betty on USA.
(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.)

A Review of Heartland’s Pilot, "The Tornado" (1989)



Hello peoples! Long time, no see. Jessica here, and it is apparently one of those times for me to review a random episode of a classic sitcom. But first, let me provide the reason for me reviewing an episode of short-lived sitcom Heartland. After being in the weather community for a while, I thought about providing examples of weather phenomena in scripted television. Also, there are other examples of how the weather is infused in pop culture besides The Weather Channel. Thus, we begin with today's review of the pilot episode of Heartland.

Tuesday TV Ratings 6/30/20: The Genetic Detective Ends Steady, AGT Drops (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: With the month of June over, NBC continued to be the only network with any sort of ratings momentum on Tuesday evenings. 'America's Got Talent' (1.2) fell a tenth to a new low but remained miles above any other broadcast offerings. Lead-out reality series 'World of Dance' (0.8) held even at 10.

ABC swapped out 'The Conners' with 'Modern Family' repeats (0.4/0.3) and got the exact same result. 'Modern' led into repeats of 'Black-ish' (0.3) and 'Mixed-ish' (0.2). At 10, 'The Genetic Detective' finale (0.3) clung to last week's low but still managed to build from a poorly-rated 'Mixed-ish'. CBS managed 0.4s across the board with encores of 'NCIS' and the 'FBI' duo. Fox tied them with a 2-hour repeat of '24 Hours to Hell and Back' (0.4). The CW's 'Stargirl' (0.2) held steady once more and led into a Barry Brewer comedy special (0.1). Brewer matched what Louie Anderson's special managed in the timeslot the week prior.

Finals Update: The 8 PM repeat of Modern Family (-0.1) adjusted down.

Monday Cable Ratings 6/29/20: CNN Slides as Fox News Rebounds, American Dad! Nears High, I May Destroy You Hits Another Low

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 6/29/20. Items of note include American Dad! on TBS, I May Destroy You on HBO, and Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN.
(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.)

Sunday Cable Ratings 6/28/20: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark Ties Perry Mason on Premiere Night, Yellowstone Slides, Hightown Hits New High

Below are the top 25 programs on Sunday, 6/28/20. Items of note include the miniseries premiere of I'll Be Gone In The Dark on HBO, the midseason premiere of Black Monday on Showtime, and Yellowstone on Paramount.
(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

’Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed For 11th Season By HBO


The long-running comedy series will be returning for more.

Credit: HBO
After closing out its 10th season in March, acclaimed sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm has been renewed by HBO for an eleventh season. The series features Seinfeld creator Larry David playing a fictional version of himself and has been on the air since October 15, 2000. In total, Curb has produced 100 episodes during its nearly 20-year run. Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, and J.B. Smoove make up the main cast and star alongside Larry David. In response to HBO's decision, David replied with a satirical take.The comedian stated “Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are. One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.” The 10-episode tenth season averaged a 0.17 rating in the A18-49 demographic but rose to a season high for its finale. Despite that, it was still down a steep 50% from the season prior. Below are the full Nielsen ratings for season 10.


What do you think of this news? Are you a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Will you be tuning in to the upcoming eleventh season? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Saturday Cable Ratings 6/27/20: Doctor Sleep Solid for HBO, UFC Leads, Judge Jeanine Drops

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Saturday, 6/27/20. Items of note include Doctor Sleep on HBO, UFC on ESPN, and Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News.

Monday TV Ratings 6/29/20: Cannonball Preview Has Decent Retention from The Wall, The Titan Games Drops

Preliminary Analysis: On an ordinary summer Monday, The Titan Games' (0.7) lost a bit of steam on NBC, down a tenth from its previous broadcast. That was still enough for it to tie lead-out 'The Wall' (0.7) for the highest-rated program of the night. The peacock network closed out with a special preview of USA Network's 'Cannonball' (0.6). It matched what 'Dateline' did the week prior and will formally debut on USA on Thursday, July 9th.

ABC got another 0.4 out of a glorified 'Bachelor' clip show. CBS had encores of 'The Neighborhood' (0.5), 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.4), 'All Rise' (0.3), and 'Bull' (0.4). Fox settled with more repeats of the '9-1-1' duo (0.3/0.4). The CW was a bit behind the others with an original 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.2) and 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us' (0.2). In the middle of the two was a 'Whose Line' encore (0.2).

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.

What In The World! Season 1 Episode 7: Glocked & Loaded

INT. APARTMENT - DAY
Daniel is sleeping on the floor next to Greg and Tyler. Joel is on the couch. Daniel wakes up and looks in the pantry. He pulls out a bag of chips and eats them. Bailey exits Daniel’s room.

Friday Cable Ratings 6/26/20: Drag Race All Stars Rises, Anderson Cooper 360 and Cuomo Prime Time Lead, Fox Primetime Shows Hit June Lows

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Friday, 6/26/20. Items of note include RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars on VH1, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and Sydney To The Max on Disney.
(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.)

Full List of 2019-20 Broadcast Decisions (So Far)

Welcome to the full list of series that have been renewed, canceled, picked up to series, and pilots that have been passed on for the 2019-20 season. Even though this is meant to inform you on decisions made in the weeks leading up to Upfronts, every show from the past season will be included here. Clicking on each show's name will lead you to the renewal/cancellation/pickup/pass announcement.

NBC Orders Debris to Series

NBC has ordered sci-fi drama Debris to series. In Debris, two agents from two different continents and two different mindsets must work together when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has a mysterious impact on humankind. Riann Steele, Jonathan Tucker and Norbert Leo Butz are signed on to star in the series.

Valley Trash Passed On by ABC

ABC has passed on comedy Valley Trash. It centered on The Harmans, a scrappy, blue-collar family living in the deep Valley. They suddenly experience a major culture clash when their fourteen-year-old daughter, Abby, gets accepted to a prestigious LA private high school filled with students and parents who want nothing to do with her, her family or their 818 area code. Jason Lee and Lulu Wilson were signed on to star in the show, which was created by Fresh Off the Boat's Nahnatchka Khan.

ABC Passes on The Brides

Drama The Brides has been passed on by ABC. It was a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy, and their non-traditional family. Gina Torres, Erin Richards, Katherine Reis and Goran Visnjic were attached to star in the series, which came from the creator of Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

ABC Passes on Thirtysomething(else)

Thirtysomething(else), the revival of Thirtysomething, has been passed on by ABC. ABC President Karey Burke has described the original as one of her favorite shows. The revival centered on the children of the characters from the original show, who are now 30-something themselves. Raising children never ends, but who could have known how hard it would be to raise parents? Original stars Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Timothy Busfield and Mel Harris were set to return alongside newcomers Odette Annable, Auden Thornton, Patrick Fugit, Kendrick Sampson and Chris Wood. Original creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz were also set to return.

Sunday TV Ratings 6/28/20: BET Awards Low on CBS, Celebrity Family Feud Hits Season Low After Week Off (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Airing on CBS, The BET Awards (0.4) found its way onto broadcast for the first time to little fanfare. While substantially below 2019's 0.95 rating, this showing was only a simulcast and it likely performed much better on its traditional network. The broadcast was preceded by an original '60 Minutes' (0.7), the news-magazine staple rose a tenth and tied for the top program of the night.

On ABC, 'Celebrity Family Feud' (0.7), 'Press Your Luck' (0.6), and 'Match Game' (0.5) all fell a tenth from their last episodes but still comfortably outperformed CBS head-on. Earlier in the night, the alphabet network filled the 7pm hour with a sturdy 'AFV' repeat (0.5). NBC had a stable 'Hollywood Game Night' (0.2) and another helping of 'Titan Games' + 'AGT' repeats (0.2/0.4).

Despite being embroiled in voice-actor controversy, repeats of 'Simpsons' (0.2) and 'Family Guy' (0.3) did not see any significant bump on Fox. But the 'Bob's Burgers' encore (0.3) inched up from last week. The 'Last Man Standing' (0.1), 'Duncanville' (0.1), and 'Bless the Harts' (0.2) repeats remained in anemic territory. The CW got similar results out of 'Stargirl' (0.1) and 'Penn & Teller' (0.1) encores.

Finals Update: Celebrity Family Feud (+0.1) adjusted up.

Working as a Family - Episode 1.02 - Need a Tutor?


Working as a Family
1x02 - “Need a Tutor?”

Written by:
Jessica Boggs

Saturday TV Ratings 6/27/20: SNL Vintage Down Behind Global Goal, Shark Tank Repeat Leads (UPDATED)

It was a mildly stronger Saturday night than the previous one, with ABC seeing big gains in particular. The Alphabet saw two 0.1s last week. This week, they started off the night with a 0.3 for a repeat of an AFV special. They then saw a huge week-to-week gain at 9 PM as Shark Tank drew a 0.4, winning the night and rising a whopping three tenths from the Last Dance encore that aired in the slot last week (0.1). They capped off their night with a modest 0.2 for a Good Doctor encore.

NBC had a down night, with a special entitled "Global Goal" unable to even come close to the ratings for last week's Dateline encore. With a lower lead-in, a Natalie Portman-hosted SNL Vintage took a hit to 0.2.

CBS was stuck at 0.2 for their first two hours of the night with repeats of Friday stalwarts MacGyver and Magnum PI. At 10, a 48 Hours encore drew a 0.3, winning the slot and holding steady with last week.

For the first time in over a month, Fox allowed for a Saturday night without 0.1s, as both 24 Hours to Hell and Back and LEGO Masters had 0.2s for their repeats.

Finals Update: The repeat of 24 Hours to Hell and Back (+0.1) adjusted up.