Tuesday Cable Ratings 11/13/18: Real Country Struggles in Premiere

 Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 11/13/18. Items of note include the series premiere of Real Country on USA, The Guest Book on TBS, and a special episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E.
(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.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
WWE SmackdownUSA0.82.31
Curse of Oak IslandHistory0.662.92
Below DeckBravo0.531.35
The ChallengeMTV0.510.83
Curse of Oak Island SpecialHistory0.391.91
Basketball: A Love StoryESPN0.370.74
CFP Rankings ShowESPN0.340.82
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.320.88
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.322.74
Basketball: A Love StoryESPN0.310.70
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.33.16
Home AloneInvest. Discovery0.291.05
Election Night In America ContinuedCNN0.291.38
Election Night In America ContinuedCNN0.291.35
Leah Remini: Scientology SpecialA&E0.280.97
The Guest BookTBS0.280.86
Flipping OutBravo0.280.83
HannityFox News0.272.82
Election Night In America ContinuedCNN0.271.36
House HuntersHGTV0.251.18
7 Little JohnstonsTLC0.241.05
Welcome to MurdertownInvest. Discovery0.241.06

Highlights Below the Chart:

Real CountryUSA0.231.00

The Goldbergs Season 6 Episode 7 Review

The Goldbergs takes on Toys R Us, Star Search, and stamps, all in one episode! Plus, the Frentas make an appearance and Murray tries to bond with Adam, and not because he wants to. This should make for an interesting episode.

Adam is participating in a contest to win a shopping spree at Toys R Us, which he has dreamed of winning for years. Meanwhile, the Ericas and Lainey decide to go on Star Search and they want to use Lainey's song. The only problem is that it's about Barry and it makes Erica really uncomfortable. This prompts Erica to record her own song in the mall recording booth. Adam tries to film his entry for the shopping contest, but the Frentas think he's too old to be playing with toys. Beverly asks Murray to introduce Adam to a different hobby, stamps. Lainey and Other Erica confront Erica about her demo tape from the mall, which leads to Erica's departure from the band. Murray shows Adam his stamp collection, and Adam uses those stamps to mail in a ton of entries for the Toys R Us shopping spree, which he still loses thanks to record participation.

Lainey and Other Erica are also recording their Star Search entry, which is also going to be Bohemian Rhapsody, much to the dismay of Erica. Meanwhile, Adam tells Beverly he used all of Murray's stamps and it's pretty clear that this is a major problem. Erica's recording her audition for Star Search live at the mall, and it goes pretty terribly, dismantling her solo career. Beverly helps Adam out with the stamp collection by replacing them all, but Murray notices that they aren't his stamps. Murray's incredibly angry, especially when he learns that it was all because of toys.

Erica tells the band that she fired her manager, but they don't buy it. They start to record their audition, with Barry Big Tasty's help. However, their version of Bohemian Rhapsody is a bit... different, leading to Lainey stopping it midway and asking Erica to rejoin their band. Adam tells Murray that there's a stamp expo going on, and they go together to celebrate Murray's hobby.

This was my favorite episode of the season. Both of the plots were incredibly strong, and I laughed more at the episode than I have at any episode this season. Murray's love for stamps was pretty funny, but also really sweet when we learned why he loved them. That helped it actually make sense, because Murray really doesn't seem someone whose hobby would be stamp collection. Erica's plot, especially the part involving Lainey and Barry's "beautiful" rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, was hilarious and the best material she's been given all season. All in all, this episode had the ingredients of a real classic.

Score: 9/10
Grade: A-

Tuesday TV Ratings 11/13/18: Blackish Slips for 100th Episode

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Voice1.6/78.80NBC

The Conners1.5/76.90ABC


The Gifted0.6/31.97Fox

The Flash0.6/31.71The CW
8:30 PMThe Kids Are Alright1.0/44.70ABC
9 PMThis Is Us2.0/88.46NBC



Lethal Weapon0.6/32.78Fox

Black Lightning0.3/10.94The CW
9:30 PMSplitting Up Together0.7/32.89ABC
10 PMNew Amsterdam1.1/66.05NBC

NCIS: New Orleans0.9/47.54CBS

The Rookie0.7/43.96

Monday TV Ratings 11/12/18: Holiday Baking Championship Rises, Mars Returns Weak

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 11/12/18. Items of note include Holiday Baking Championship and Christmas Cookie Challenge on Food Network and the season premiere of Mars on National Geographic.
(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.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Monday Night FootballESPN3.4510.50
Monday Night KickoffESPN1.454.59
Love & Hip Hop HollywoodVH10.992.00
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.942.76
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.832.45
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.82.14
Real Housewives of Orange Co.Bravo0.551.45
TI & TinyVH10.551.21
Monday Night CountdownESPN0.541.34
Teen MomMTV0.520.91
Paw PatrolNickelodeon0.471.99
Holiday Baking ChampionshipFood0.451.65
Street Outlaws: MemphisDiscovery0.361.03
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.350.96
Love It or List ItHGTV0.321.36
Butterbeans CafeNickelodeon0.311.28
Christmas Cookie ChallengeFood0.311.13
Teen Mom: Young & PregnantMT0.30.56
People Magazine InvestigatesInvest. Discovery0.31.00
Loud HouseNickelodeon0.31.47
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.272.88
Around the HornESPN0.270.69
First TakeESPN0.260.67

Highlights Below the Chart:

MarsNat Geo0.090.60
MarsNat Geo0.070.58

Sunday Cable Ratings 11/11/18: Parts Unknown Rises, The Last Ship Slips for Respective Series Finales

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Sunday, 11/11/18. Items of note include the series finale of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, the series finale of The Last Ship on TNT, and the season finale of Kidding on Showtime.
(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
The Walking DeadAMC2.025.40
The Real Housewives of AtlantaBravo0.741.84
Talking DeadAMC0.732.12
Christmas In LoveHallmark0.623.66
90 Day FiancéTLC0.561.68
NFL CountdownESPN0.531.31
90 Day Fiancè Live AftershowTLC0.421.35
SpongeBob SquarePantsNickelodeon0.361.40
Dream Corp LLCAdult Swim0.340.66
Alaska: The Last FrontierDiscovery0.321.90
Ultimate Thanksgiving ChallengeFood0.321.06
Dream Corp LLCAdult Swim0.30.60
Premier League: Manchester United v. CityNBCSN0.290.75
On the CaseInvest. Discovery0.261.08
Worst Cooks In AmericaFood0.260.84
Hawaii LifeHGTV0.251.16
College BasketballESPN0.240.66
Last Week TonightHBO0.240.78
People's Choice Awards 2018E!0.230.58
Barefoot ContessaFood0.230.98
Blood Runs ColdInvest. Discovery0.231.06

Highlights Below the Chart:

The Last ShipTNT0.191.15
Doctor WhoBBC America0.180.71
Ray DonovanShowtime0.180.87
Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownCNN0.140.78
The CircusShowtime0.050.24

Monday TV Ratings 11/12/18: The Good Doctor Steady at Low, The Neighborhood Ticks Back Up (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Arrow (-0.1) and Legends of Tomorrow (-0.1) adjusted down.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Voice1.7/68.96NBC

The Neighborhood1.1/56.14CBS

Dancing With the Stars0.9/47.32ABC

The Resident (R)0.6/22.76Fox

Arrow0.5/21.58The CW
8:30 PMHappy Together0.8/34.54CBS
9 PMMagnum PI0.8/35.47CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.6/33.01Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.4/21.30The CW
10 PMManifest1.1/56.10NBC

The Good Doctor1.0/56.52ABC


Friday Cable Ratings 11/9/18: Room 104 Collapses in Season 2, Ravens Home & Real Time Rise

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Friday, 11/9/18. Items of note include the premiere of Room 104 on HBO, Raven's Home on Disney, and Van Helsing on Syfy.
(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.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Live PDA&E0.611.78
Gold RushDiscovery0.592.44
NBA: Celtics v. JazzESPN0.581.35
Real Time with Bill MaherHBO0.351.69
Live PD RewindA&E0.311.04
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.33.10
HannityFox News0.273.06
House HuntersHGTV0.271.37
Master of ArmsDiscovery0.260.97
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.261.42
College Football: Louisville v. SyracuseESPN20.261.06
College Football: Arkansas v. TexasESPN0.260.73
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.260.78
Cuomo Prime TimeCNN0.251.40
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.252.45
Diners, Drive-Ins & DivesFood0.240.89
The FiveFox News0.242.75
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.242.56
Highlights Below the Chart:

Raven's HomeDisney0.190.85
Andi MackDisney0.180.84
Coop & Cami Ask the WorldDisney0.140.66
Z NationSyfy0.120.46
The PaynesOWN0.10.46
Van HelsingSyfy0.080.42
Room 104HBO0.060.22
Room 104HBON/AN/A

Dancing With the Stars Season 27 Episode 9 Review

This season of Dancing with the Stars has nearly reached its end, but luckily, we've still got a few weeks. This week is country week, which should make for a diverse variety of dances. Plus, the team dances return, presumably to help boost Joe's scores.

Milo Manheim and Witney:
This wasn't one of my favorite dances from Milo, but it was still great. It didn't seem quite as clean as his typical dance, but all of the elements were there and they were all perfect. Milo and Witney work so well together, and I'm very sad to see this partnership ending soon. Their dances are always a real treat, and this one was no different.
Score: 9

Evanna Lynch & Keo:
Evanna has really grown into a fantastic dancer, and that was especially apparent tonight. This was such a graceful and elegant number, and it was easily one of the night's best, not that that's much of a shock. Evanna is always one of the better dancers of a given night, and she's definitely one of the most improved of the season. This is my favorite dance of hers so far.
Score: 10

Bobby Bones & Sharna:
I have to give Bobby credit for always trying so hard, but it's pretty clear that he's not one of this season's better dancers. Despite this, this was a very admirable effort. It wasn't at all perfect, but it was it was his best effort so far and it really was enjoyable.
Score: 8

Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl:
Juan Pablo has never been my favorite dancer on the show, but I thought this was a spectacular dance. It was an energetic and truly a fun number. The music given to them really didn't fit the Charleston all that well, but they made it work excellently and gave us a beautiful country-inspired Charleston with the flare of Nashville.
Score: 10

Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten:
This was a lot of fun. I don't think this was their best work so far, but it was the most enjoyable to watch for me so far. Also, they're totally my favorite couple on this season of the Bachelor. So sweet.
Score: 10

John Schneider & Emma:
Was this the most technically advanced dance? Obviously not. But I loved it. It was just so much fun, and it was definitely my favorite dance of John's so far from both an entertainment and technical standpoint. He had a great amount of energy and genuinely looked like he was enjoying himself. It was a pure delight.
Score: 9

Grocery Story Joe Amabile & Jenna:
I definitely wasn't expecting a knockout dance from Joe, because, well... However, I was a little disappointed in this dance. Last week showed great progress, but this one had some more issues. It was just a little sloppy, and it was certainly the weakest dance of the night. However, it was still one of Joe's better dances.
Score: 7

DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay:
Without a doubt, this was DeMarcus's best dance. He's fixed a lot of the issues I had with his dances previously and even though he's still in the middle of the pack, he's still a very strong dancer.
Score: 9

Team Joe-Down:
This was a very enjoyable dance, but there was something missing here. I can't really put my finger on it, but I didn't like this one nearly as much as the other team dance. It was still fun to watch for sure, but it could have been something more.
Score: 8

Team Hay Now:
This was such a spectacular number, because the entire team worked so well together. The other dance felt a bit disjointed to me, but this one had everyone, even the "weaker" dancers, working together as one. Obviously, some were more technically perfect than others, but everyone was great.
Score: 10

Dancers of the Night: Juan Pablo & Cheryl
Honorable Mention: Evanna & Keo

Worst of the Night: Joe & Jenna
(Dis)Honorable Mention: Bobby & Sharna

Rankings for the Week:
1- Juan Pablo & Cheryl
2- Evanna & Keo
3- Team Hay Now
4- Alexis & Alan
5- Milo & Witney
6- John & Emma
7- DeMarcus & Lindsay
8- Team Joe-Down
9- Bobby & Sharna
10- Joe & Jenna

This was another wonderful episode, filled with a ton of great dances. While I was again disappointed in the eliminations, the episode as a whole was great. I'm really looking forward to the Semi-Finals and the Finals, because it's really anyone's guess as to who will win this one.
Score: 9/10
Grade: A-