New Ratings Database Features

Although the regular season has come to a close, summer is now here and there are still plenty of shows on the air. With this come two additions to the ratings base: year-to-year percentage trends (when applicable) and projected ratings.

The year-to-year percentage trends will only apply to shows that are returning for another season in the summer and already have a ratings database page. Those are shows like To Tell The Truth and The Wall. This will be highlighted in yellow as demonstrated below.

The projected ratings are my projections for the seasonal averages based on a given show's current ratings and what its trends and/or future competition will be. This will be highlighted in blue, and I plan on changing these projections on every airing. Only the most recent projections will be shown, but a separate projection page will be made. These projections will be color coded just like the raw numbers; an above average projection is in a shade of green, an average projection in white, and a below average projection in a shade of red. Take a look at the page for The Wall as an example.


The Trends Part 2: Massive Time Slot Upgrades to Newer Comedies (REVISED)

The Trends Part 2: Massive Time Slot Upgrades to Newer Comedies (REVISED)
UPDATE: This article has been revised to reflect Superstore's return to Thursday at 8pm instead of airing after The Voice.

Welcome to The Trends! In this segment, I discuss some of the trends that we saw in the madness that was early-to-mid-May 2017. This second segment focuses on giving returning comedies massive time slot upgrades.

Many times, when networks see a lot of untapped potential in a show, they move it to a better time slot and hope the show improves. It worked yesteryear with Seinfeld, it worked a couple years ago with The Goldbergs, and next fall there are three comedies getting the same treatment, and the second seasons of American Housewife on ABC and Great News on NBC.

Back when it was a pilot named The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, American Housewife is the show that I thought was going to be scheduled behind Modern Family due to Blackish moving to Tuesday. I was wrong. In fact, The Middle moved to Tuesday to launch American Housewife while Blackish stayed put. This year is different; Blackish is now airing Tuesday at 9pm, and to pretty much everyone's surprise, American Housewife got the post-Modern Family time slot. This mostly shows that ABC wasn't too into their family comedy pilots, given none of them even made the fall schedule. Since Blackish is now about to get to syndication, ABC seems to be protecting fellow ABC Studios comedy American Housewife now. With Modern Family renewed for a ninth and tenth season, American Housewife can really be nurtured if ABC wants to go that route. While it did well in its first season, getting great retention out of The Middle, is wasn't a show that screamed 8 seasons and anchor material. ABC is attempting to change that by putting new life into the show; in fact, it's entirely possible that it ends up being Modern Family's heir. That being said, we have to remember that they once moved Suburgatory behind Modern Family in its second season and it didn't improve, so maybe the same will happen here. Either way, it's great that they're trying to make it their next big hit.

It's an interesting trend overall; in the 2014-15 season, we saw The Goldbergs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Mom get massive time slot upgrades, all so-so rated freshmen shows which are now about to enter their fifth season as a result. There was nothing of that type in the two seasons to follow, and now we're seeing it happen again. The difference is while many saw the potential The Goldbergs would have if aired between The Middle and Modern Family, the Internet was blindsided by American Housewife moving behind Modern Family, and Great News even getting renewed.

It is also notable that the big time slot upgrades are going to comedies. Like we saw this season, moving a drama past its freshmen season to a better time slot may not always work out like one would hope (see: Quantico). Comedies are much easier to grow if given better time slots and a big promotional push, and it's quite possible that more than one of these shows will be alive and well in 2020. It reinforces the notion that comedies have a lot of value to advertisers and can be long-term investments, even if they don't live up to their full potential right out of the gate.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! 

NBC REVISES FALL 2017 SCHEDULE (UPDATED)

NBC REVISES FALL 2017 SCHEDULE (UPDATED)


UPDATE: Looks like per a press release, Chicago Med is scheduled to air Tuesday at 10 midseason. This is likely subject to change.

Here is NBC's NEW fall 2017 schedule. Lots of changes to Tuesday and Thursday:

SUNDAY
7-Football Night in America
8-NFL Football Pre-Game
8:30-Sunday Night Football

MONDAY
8-The Voice
10-The Brave

TUESDAY
8-The Voice
9-This is Us
10-Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

WEDNESDAY
8-The Blacklist
9-Law & Order: SVU
10-Chicago PD

THURSDAY
8-Superstore
8:30-The Good Place
9-Will & Grace
9:30-Great News
10-Chicago Fire

FRIDAY
8-Blindspot
9-Taken
10-Dateline NBC

Jess's Take: This Week in Megaflops

Welcome to a new installment of Jess's Take. Since Still Star-Crossed premiered in Quantico territory, I thought I would title this special post. 

Still Star-Crossed, A Megaflop of Epic Proportions
Very little promotion, summer scheduling, and Memorial Day premiere led to disaster, as the megaflop premiered to a 0.5 A18-49 rating, after a high rated Bachelorette. Now, I wonder why ABC premiered this trainwreck. 

Part of it has something to do with TVLine's Blind Item. A lot of speculation brought on the possibility that Still Star-Crossed was that pungent TV series that the networks tried to sell to a streaming service for pennies on the dollar. Knowing Shonda Rhimes, she would be the one to stop a sale from occurring. 

That 0.5 translates to a 41 Plus for the 10pm hour. Ouch! Arguably, that is Quantico-level bad. Only time will tell whether it goes lower or not. What ABC needs to do is to flush this down the toilet to oblivion and never look back. 

This concludes This Week in Megaflops. 

The Trends Part 5: High Profile Revivals

The Trends Part 5: High Profile Revivals
Every year, networks either revive old TV shows and turn movies into TV shows. This season is no different except for the caliber of the revivals. This season, NBC is bringing back Will & Grace, The CW is bringing back Dynasty, and ABC is bringing back both American Idol and Roseanne. These are four of the most successful shows in television. Let's take a look at these revivals and what they may mean for broadcast television both now and in the coming years.


NBC has already started advertising the return of Will & Grace, a show that aired in the 90s and early 2000s as part of their "Must See TV" Thursday night lineup. While the show's ratings were not the same after it lost its Friends lead-in, it is still a widely-loved sitcom that will likely have the power to bring in both new and some old viewers in its return this fall. It should be noted that NBC hasn't revived a comedy in recent years, and the only comedy they've aired in the post-Office years with a familiar name was the short-lived About a Boy. Last season, NBC trusted Superstore to start off Thursday nights, and while it didn't do terrible, there was clearly room for improvement. At this point, if NBC were to ask a comedy to start off Thursdays, a revival would be necessary. Time will tell if this Will & Grace revival will last, but even by bringing it back for a short season should be enough to put some new life into their Thursday nights.


On a similar note, ABC, the network who has held back the most on revivals and adaptations, is brining back hit sitcom Roseanne. About a working class family, Roseanne spent its first six seasons as a top four show on all of television, and even tied for #1 once. The show was so popular that 20 years after its final season, it's still airing in syndication. The question here is if viewers are willing to accept more new episodes of Roseanne, and even more importantly where it fits in on the schedule now that there is no multi-cam comedy block. Its most compatible partner would be The Middle. Assuming it airs in-season, this will be the first time ABC has revived a sitcom that aired in-season since before the beginning of the era that brought in Modern Family and The Middle, as far as I can tell. It seems that an eye should be kept on ABC to see if they continue this trend of reviving shows, as they rarely did it before these last few seasons. There also hasn't been word on what happens if Roseanne does well; does it make the fall schedule? Is that bad news for another comedy airing on ABC's schedule?

A third high-profile revival is Dynasty on The CW. Although it kind of faltered towards the end of its run, it spent four seasons in the top 5 shows and spent one season at #1--kind of like Roseanne. Also, when it did a two-episode reunion, its ratings were higher than they had been in the final two seasons. It's hard to expect this to stay a top 10 or 20 show given it will be airing on The CW, but chances are the version that will air in the fall will still pull in solid numbers for the network. The other show The CW has revived in recent years was The Flash, and that has done some record-breaking numbers for it that is even competitive with many shows on the Big 4 networks. The one problem could be that The CW's audience and Dynasty's audience may not seem to be a perfect match, but if promoted enough viewers will probably make their way to see their favorite show 30 years later.


While all of these revivals are high-profile, there is none quite as big as American Idol. American Idol had a whole farewell season in 2015, when in reality it would only take one season off before ABC decided to bring it back (yes, ABC, not FOX). The show has already been the center of attention in the media; most notably Katy Perry's $25 million contract and how that is reportedly almost 2/3rds of the talent budget. ABC reportedly plans on airing 40 hours on the once-monster-hit singing competition, which means it will have to do some shuffling on its schedule to accommodate it. If it flops, ABC may have a huge problem on their hands. If it hits, though, ABC will have a huge success. It's a high risk, and ones that networks seemingly don't take all that often out of fear of its costing them too much money. Some say it's too soon for American Idol to return since the nostalgia factor is not there; others say there were still a lot of people watching the show when it finished its final season, and therefore is an audience there for the revival. Regardless of who is right, the return of American Idol will most likely be the biggest ratings story of the season.

What do you think about this trend? Let me know in the comments below!

Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 2: Still Star-Crossed is Already a Certain Cancellation

Welcome to week 2 of Summer Renew/Cancel! We're only two weeks in and we've already got some fun development with the network's scripted programs, with Still Star-Crossed premiering this week and an interesting week 2 for Downward Dog.

Certain to be Canceled:
Still Star-Crossed (0.5)

Likely to be Canceled:
N/A

Leans Cancellation:
Downward Dog (1.1)

Leans Renewal:
N/A

Likely to be Renewed:
N/A

Certain to be Renewed:
N/A

Fate Determined:
N/A

Yet to Premiere:
Somewhere Between (July 2017)
Midnight, Texas (July 2017)
Salvation (July 2017)
Marlon (August 2017)
The Carmichael Show (May 2017)
The Night Shift (June 2017)
Hooten & the Lady (July 2017)
Zoo (June 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)

Downward Dog- After a soft premiere, ABC's newest comedy had a very solid week 2. It's 1.0 in week 2 was a strong hold that I didn't see coming. With the lower viewing levels and without a strong lead-in, I was expecting a 0.8 at best. Needless to say, this was a pleasant surprise. I'm not changing my prediction this week, as I'd like to see one more night of ratings for it before upgrading it. It faces America's Got Talent this week, so it could see a harsh drop.

Still Star-Crossed: Words cannot express how awfully Still Star-Crossed premiered. The ShondaLand  series premiered to a 0.5, with a 0.4 in the second half-hour. To put it lightly, that's terrible. Despite a solid 1.5 lead-in from the Bachelorette, the series could only garner a 0.6 in the first half. Even Shonda can't save a show with a 0.4 in its second half. The Catch couldn't even get a renewal, and it NEVER dipped this low. This ABC newbie is already a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

Later this week, The Carmichael Show will premiere its third season. Stay tuned for my initial prediction for it next Tuesday, and my other predictions every Tuesday after that.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.

TV Ratings 5/29/17: Still Star-Crossed Anemic, Lucifer Ends Up, Whose Line? Repeat Beats Original (UPDATED)

It was a strong Memorial Day for NBC. And to some extent, Fox. But not so much for everyone else. ABC had the worst night, arguably, with the Bachelorette dipping three tenths on Memorial Day and Still Star-Crossed premiering to an anemic 0.5. It's a terrible start to the season for the Shakespearean drama, which lost much of its lead in. The show even collapsed in half-hours, going from an already-bad 0.6 to a downright sad 0.4. On the CW, Whose Line got off to a rough start, starting the season with a new low of 0.2. The Lea Thompson repeat episode at 9:30 actually beat the season premiere. NBC had a strong night, with approximately a 1.7 average for the night. It was a solid outing for the Stanley Cup, making it up from last year. It was in stark contrast to the other major sporting event of the weekend, NASCAR, which was down a good deal year-to-year. CBS was in repeats, at 0.6 for the first half and 0.5 for the second half. Lucifer on Fox aired its season finale, its final episode in the 9 PM slot, and it ticked up a tenth. Its lead-in, Gotham, ticked down.

Finals Update: Gotham (+0.1) adjusted up.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PM
2017 Stanley Cup Final
1.7/6
4.89
NBC 

The Bachlelorette
1.5/5
5.60
ABC 

1.0/4
2.90
Fox 

Kevin Can Wait (R)
0.6/3
3.73
CBS 

Supergirl (R)
0.2/1
1.03
The CW 
8:30 PM
Man With a Plan (R)
0.6/3
3.62
CBS
9 PM
Lucifer (F)
0.9/3
3.29
Fox 

Superior Donuts (R)
0.6/2
3.49
CBS 

0.2/1
0.95
The CW 
9:30 PM
2 Broke Girls (R) 
0.5/2
2.86
CBS 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)
0.3/1
0.93
The CW 
10 PM
Still Star-Crossed (Series P) 
0.5/2
2.42
ABC

Scorpion (R)
0.5/2
3.44
CBS

Predict the Series Premiere Ratings for Still Star-Crossed

Tonight, ABC is premiering their latest drama series from Shondaland, Still Star-Crossed. The series focuses on the Montagues and Capulets after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, and gets the benefit of a large Bachelorette lead-in. This time slot was home to Mistresses last season. That series was cancelled after suffering from low ratings in its fourth season. Do you think Still Star-Crossed will suffer the same fate or will it be a success story?

Still Star-Crossed, Mondays at 10 on ABC


Tell us your predictions for the series in the comments below and in the poll above.

A Bridger Cunningham Exclusive -- A (PROPER) Peek at Orange is the New Black, Season 5

A Bridger Cunningham Exclusive -- A (PROPER) Peek at Orange is the New Black, Season 5
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Written in Solitary Awaiting a June 9 Release by Bridger Cunningham

Behold, viewers are 10 1/2 days away from the official release of Orange is the New Black, which has amplified its game following last year's titular last moments of Season 4.  Leaked footage has been slurring throughout the internet over the last month as an internet hacker released the footage as Netflix refused to pay the ransom.  This site will not feed these troubled soul's attempts at attention and monetary gains at others' downfalls.  Internet hackers are the terrorists of the 21st century, waging a passive aggressive war on society's simple pleasures.  What these embattled individuals forget is Netflix encourages people to view at their own pace.  Whether eager viewers take the day off of work and binge on June 9, or wait until next February, paid subscriptions to the streaming service will not falter.

The only developments for this season which will be discussed are that of OFFICIAL trailer releases from Netflix.  This site respects the entertainment industry's production costs and the standards it needs to survive and deliver us entertainment.  TV Ratings Guide chooses to encourage folks to follow the entertainment schedules in order to assure favorites upon official releases, not pirated or sneaking a speak to fulfill selfish pleasures.  This is no different than a child sneaking cookies before eating dinner.  It is immediately satisfying, yet spoils what could be a wonderful dining experience.  Let's eat our OITNB desserts after a proper banquet and experience.  Dinner has not been served, yet the chefs at Netflix have given a taste of dessert by allowing eager viewers to lick the bowl before the cookies come out of the oven via this official trailer: https://youtu.be/NzJATbm8U98

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Viewers still have those final moments of the last season featuring Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at corrupt Detention Officer Humphreys' (Michael Torpey) head.  It is time to retire that image, as it has played out.  The trailers appear to dissuade from Daya shooting Humphreys, a wise choice by writers to further creative fuel.  What has emerged, however, is the prisoners "are on strike".  Comical, as their rights were stripped at incarceration.  Great dynamics are emerging, as the prisoners appear to be poised to shine light on the ugliness of the system.  The shining stars from the trailer are Danielle Brooks (Tasha 'Taystee" Jefferson) and Amanda Stephen (Allison Abdullah).  Taystee cleverly declared "We are stuffed four of us in bunks like chickens", paying homage to why Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow) declared he picked her as his secretary as "she has half of a brain."

Taystee has developed nicely from her boisterous demeanor from Season 1, having deliberately returned to jail.  Season 2 featured a dual development as she not only labored to create an image/life for herself outside of prison, but became emotionally entangled in prison vice boss Yvonne "Vee" Parker's (Lorraine Touissant) deadly web.  Having lain tow the last two seasons, it is time to catapult Taystee onto the front burner again.  Given Maria (Jessice Piemental) used aggressive force to further prisoners' rights in Season 4, Taystee's non-felonious approach may help deviate the tone from a cliche prison right and lockdown.

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Taystee's tone is warranted at shining light on the sewage-filled conditions in the prison.  OITNB, however, appears to be veering into Norma Rae territory as depicted by that trailer.  Playing a refreshingly prominent role is Allison rallying prisoners for collective grievances.  Given she is the only (known) Muslim inmate by her visible burka, Allison is visually prominent in advertisements and appearance.  Allison was used as side fodder in Season 4 as she was one of the unwelcome transfers in the prison overcrowding arc.  She of course engaged in a superficial feud with recent Jewish convert "Black" Cindy Hayes (Adrienne C. Moore), and upped her prison capital as she hides contraband cellphones in the toilet tank.  Others marinate toilet wine for dinner; she harvests much-desired communication.  Given the controversial association the Muslim culture has with extremist groups in the world, it is refreshing to see perhaps a criminal show such as OITNB can depict a peacemaker from this demographic.

The black subculture took a backseat following the prison vice arc in season 2 and deserves shelf space in a juicy arc.  From the trailer, it appears Maria softened her crime lord status, calling prisoners from all groups to unite.  The black-centric focus is also prevalent in showing an infirmary-bound Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren (Uzo Aduba) digests the after-effects of being forced to chicken fight spurned lover Maureen Kukudi (Emily Althaus).  These women experienced the greatest injustice as the guards forced them to fight like chickens to the death.  In a refreshing twist, increasingly diminished Piper (Taylor Schilling) noticed the ensuing trouble and turns the other way.  It's about time, as Alex (Laura Prepon) keeps warning her to "Stay out of other people's s--t."

But of course, Piper appears to be returning to her social injustice reporting, videographing the developments via phone.  The longer the show exists, it moves further into a rabbit hole of darkness, and it appears the comedy may be sacrificed.  This change may be warranted for the show's continuation or overall creative arc to wrap the show up at masterpiece standards.  So what can viewers expect from Season 5?  A compressed, compelling arc added to the storytelling.  Season 5 is a game-changing bold stroke, which will either re-ignite the creative fire or stifle it with the ashes of past seasons burned over.

Given plotting or exploration can fade with any great series, minor reboots are needed to inject life into tired premises.  Desperate Housewives did this in 2008 with a much-hyped 5-year time jump in the story.  Grey's Anatomy went big and broke our hearts in 2012 by killing off Dr. Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) and Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) in the heartbreaking season 8.  Over in the comedy arena, 2 Broke Girls departed bleak poverty tones mid-season 5 in 2016 and sent the girls on a lavish Hollywood adventure.  And Cheers faced the loss of Shelley Long in 1987, scrambling to reinvent the tone the following season 6 with Kirstie Alley's entrance as the show burned nuclear in the ratings.

The results?  DH enjoyed the initial kindle of speculation and a rewarding season 5.  Season 6 stifled the thunder with two forgettable mysteries, gradually hastening the show's departure in Season 8.  The time jump may have suited Season 6 for longevity, as the show was firing on all creative cylinders in season 4 and emerged fairly unscathed from the devastating 2007-08 Writer's Strike.  Grey's Anatomy set up the rebranding of Seattle Grace to Grey-Sloan Memorial, ensuring the show's continuation if Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) chose to exit the series.  The move paid off, as the show has continued to deliver powerhouse ratings and a valid premise 5 years later.  2 Broke Girls finished season 5 with creative finesse, then burned off their newfound energy the following season, ending in cancellation.  And Cheers created its second arc, centering around the will-they/won't-they of equally vapid counterparts Sam and Rebecca.  The series rode the Nielsen current through the top 10 into 1993, making their reboot a success.

In order for OITNB to become a success with this reboot, it will need a dramatic, impacting event to close season 5 and leave us wanting to return next summer.  If the ladies break down the wall and take another swim in the pond, it will further disbelief similar to DH's plane crash on the street or 2BG's forgettable adventure in Season 6.  Both events left viewers tiring of the premise, and ratings tanked shortly after.  OITNB's reboot has promise, so let's eagerly serve out our 10 1/2 day sentence until it is officially released on June 9.

Jess's Take: Some TV Shows to Check Out This Summer

Here comes another installment folks! I came up with a list of television shows to check out for the summer.

1. The Gong Show (ABC)
This revival of the classic variety show is set to turn some heads. This is hosted by "Tommy Maitland", a character attributed to comedian and Shrek voice actor Mike Myers. Already, this is going to be hilarious. It premieres June 22.

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
The fifth season is premiering June 9 on Netflix. Make sure to binge watch the first four seasons before watching this upcoming season.

3. Will (TNT)
This screams a William Shakespeare biopic. It is about a young Shakespeare navigating through Elizabethan London. It premieres July 10.

4. Salvation (CBS)
The old people network's summer offer, Salvation, is about trying to save Earth from an impending apocalypse via asteroid. It premieres July 12.

5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
The penultimate season will premiere July 16. It will consist of seven episodes, and The Great War has begun.

Here we have it: five shows to check out during the summer. We'll have more shows for a Part 2 another day.

Jess's Take: Some TV Show Worthy News Stories

Welcome to a new installment of Jess's Take. I'm Jessica, and I write this editorial-style column, Off Topic, and the CW Renew/Cancel Watch. Today's installment is a little different, as we will be ripping from the headlines. Here we go!

A Sports Figure's Fall From Grace
Earlier today, the news outlets reported that Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with a DUI. That is called driving under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances. This is the same guy that cheated on his ex-wife with over a dozen women back in 2009. He was one of the biggest golf players of all time, but he is associated with his fall from grace and has failed to make a comeback.

His fall from grace is TV show worthy because it captures a story of the golfer at his highest point in his career, only to let his impulsive decision making get in the way.

Another sports figure that fell from grace is former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. He admitted to doping on steroids during an interview with Oprah in January 2013. He is since banned from the Olympics for life and has been stripped of his seven Tour de France championships.

With these two sports figures, we should name a television show: An Athlete's Fall from Grace. Let's make that an anthology.

WorldStar Level Crazy
Last week, two educators: a teacher and a paraprofessional got into a brawl in a middle school classroom in Georgia. The video and story can be found at the link below:
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhRBVgnX4I2m6ZA64K

Fights like these sound like a hood version of Nashville without the music. But since Nashville turned into Maddieville, we all know this level is going to turn off some longtime viewers. The teachers in the brawl got Donkey of the Day last Thursday and it's easy to know why.

It could work if this clip is shown on WorldStar TV. For it to be TV show worthy, it has to be the right coordination, and there doesn't need to be any speaking involved.

This is it for this installment of Jess's Take. Stay tuned to the TV Ratings Guide for more news and updates over the summer!

TV Ratings 5/28/17: NASCAR Down from Last Memorial Weekend (UPDATED)

It was a slow Sunday of Memorial Weekend last night, with no original scripted programming and only a few newsmagazines and NASCAR airing originals. This showed in the ratings, with the #1 shows all tied at 0.8. Fox took a not-so-triumphant first place, with a 0.8 average for the night with NASCAR coverage, which came in far lower than last year's Memorial Weekend airing. ABC had a very strong repeat of AHFV at 8, tying or beating many original episodes of Once in that slot. Their airing at 7 was less successful, but still better than the low rated Bachelorette repeat. On NBC, Dateline NBC had an ugly 0.4, followed by a weak Celebrity Ninja Warrior repeat. The American Ninja Warrior: All Stars repeat doubled those ratings with a 0.8. On CBS, 60 Minutes lead the pack with a 0.6, with NCIS:LA repeating at 0.4 and Madam Secretary and Elementary repeating awfully.

Finals Update: American Ninja Warrior: All Stars (R) (+0.1) adjusted up. NASCAR (-0.1) and The Bachelorette (R) (-0.1), adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
7 PM
NASCAR Racing
0.7/4
4.09
Fox

60 Minutes
0.6/3
6.58
CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)
0.5/3
3.36
ABC

Dateline NBC
0.4/2
2.73
NBC
8 PM
America's Funniest Home Videos (R)
0.8/4
4.04
ABC

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
0.4/2
4.25
CBS

Celebrity Ninja Warrior (R)
0.4/2
1.94
NBC
9 PM
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars (R)
0.9/4
3.20
ABC

The Bachelorette (R)
0.3/2
1.68
NBC

Madam Secretary (R)
0.3/1
3.69
CBS
10 PM 
Elementary (R) 
0.3/1
2.61
CBS 

TV Ratings 5/27/17: Fast & Furious 6 Dominates, 48 Hours Goes Low

Saturday Ratings


Time
Show
18-49 Rating
Total Viewers      (In Millions)
8:00pm
Fast & Furious 6 (NBC)
0.5
1.93

Major League Baseball (FOX)
0.4
2.01

To Tell the Truth (R) (ABC)
0.3
2.34

Scorpion (R) (CBS)
0.3
2.27




9:00pm
Fast & Furious 6 (NBC)
0.7
2.48

Major League Baseball (FOX)
0.5
2.07

To Tell the Truth (R) (ABC)
0.4
2.25

48 Hours (CBS)
0.3
2.76




10:00pm
Fast & Furious 6 (NBC)
0.7
2.76

48 Hours (CBS)
0.5
3.44

20/20 (R) (ABC)
0.3
2.03
(R) = repeat

On a repeat-filled night, NBC had the upper-hand with their showing of Fast & Furious 6 (0.5/0.7/0.7). From 9-11, it was the highest program of the night.

CBS's 48 Hours (0.3/0.5) was the only original of the night and had a rotten showing at 9 leading out of a Scorpion repeat (0.3), but a more digestible result at 10. 

ABC had 2-hours of To Tell the Truth repeats (0.3/0.4) leading into a low 20/20 repeat (0.3). To Tell the Truth will be airing originals starting Wednesday, June 21st at 10 pm. 

FOX had MLB (0.4/0.5).