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-

Sunday TV Ratings 11/11/18: Bob’s Burgers Falls, Michelle Obama Special Does OK

Analysis and final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
7 PMNFL Football4.717.09*CBS

Football Night In America2.3/97.76NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos0.8/35.71ABC

Last Man Standing (R)0.5/21.90Fox
7:30 PM60 Minutes2.413.76*CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.6/21.53Fox
8 PMFootball Night In America4.8/1815.20NBC

The Simpsons1.0/42.38Fox

Dancing with the Stars Juniors
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8:30 PMSunday Night Football5.9/2317.88NBC

God Friended Me1.18.90*CBS
9 PMFamily Guy1.0/42.22Fox

Becoming Michelle: A First
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9:30 PMNCIS: Los Angeles0.86.70*CBS

10 PMCountry Music's Biggest Stars0.4/23.46ABC
10:30 PMMadam Secretary0.66.03*CBS

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Saturday TV Ratings 11/10/18: ABC Wins a College Football Showdown

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMCollege Football: Clemson v. Boston College1.0/43.81ABC

College Football: Florida St. v. Notre Dame0.8/43.26NBC

College Football: Texas v. Texas Tech0.6/32.65Fox

NCIS (R)0.4/23.33CBS
9 PMFBI (R)0.5/23.45CBS
10 PM48 Hours0.5/33.87CBS

Speechless S3E5 Review


After last week's episode, in which Maya went overboard with mothering Ray (to fill the hole in her life left by an increasingly independent JJ) and realized she needed to "find something else" to occupy her time, this week's ep represents another necessary baby-step toward figuring out who she is and what she can do outside of her familial role.

Upset after receiving from the kids a bunch of birthday gifts (including golf balls and mop-slippers) with the word "MOM" on them, Maya wants to prove to them that she can be more -- by taking up community theater at the suggestion of Joyce (Liz Cackowski), JJ's long-suffering physical therapist. (Maya mentions that she "did tons of plays in college," which is more education / career background than this series' first two seasons combined revealed about her.) When she finds herself having to take charge of Joyce's troupe -- which also includes Mr. Powers (Jonathan Slavin), who has taught JJ's Film class, as well as History classes for both JJ and Dylan -- in ways frustratingly similar to how she manages her own household, Maya assembles her family and the actors to address them about what she has learned: Regardless of how everyone else sees her, she must learn to see herself differently from the nurturing role she has let define her for so long, to back off from acting on those maternal instincts so often, and to start trusting others to figure out how to take care of themselves. She then puts her new resolve to the test, and the actors soon surprise her by being well-prepared and getting along in time for their show's dress rehearsal.

Meanwhile, Jimmy, Ray and Dylan are left to manage a crisis of their own. It all starts when Jimmy finds Dylan's phone and Ray cracks the emoji "code" in a text message -- some Lafayette students are planning a secret party, and his sister has been invited. Jimmy passes this information along to his pal Dane (Paul F. Tompkins, who previously appeared in s1e22 "M-A-- May-Jay"), the "Seafood King of Newport" whose daughter had also planned to attend the party; and Dane, after having the party shut down, ropes Ray into more spying and ratting on his schoolmates. This flatters the boy's ego at first, but when he gets invited to a party himself and declines to do any more of Dane's bidding ("I'm in too deep!"), Dane threatens to have Ray exposed as the "mole" to the whole school.

However, Jimmy -- whom Dane has been plying with fish in payment for Ray's services -- apologizes to his son for using him and, with Dylan's help, ultimately turns the tables on Dane and some other concerned parents who have been using Ray's intel to quash their kids' naughty behavior. This plot ends up cleverly tying into Maya's: On the opening night of her troupe's show (Mr. Powers' autobiographical coming-of-age musical, Richard Powers: A Life), she has to play all the roles herself while the other actors are stricken with food poisoning -- from the spoiled fish left over from Dane's supply, as he's been giving Jimmy all his freshest stuff. (So besides teaching Dane and his fellow parents a lesson in the importance of actually communicating with their children, Jimmy can threaten to expose Dane as the purveyor of bad fish that sickened his wife's cast-mates.)

As for JJ/Kenneth, employment discrimination against the disabled is finally addressed somewhat when Kenneth announces that the supermarket where he's been working part-time to make ends meet (introduced in s1e18 "D-I-- Ding") has just hired JJ for an unspecified position, explaining that JJ felt "ready" for the responsibility but also applied at and was rejected by 20 other places before being given this job. JJ's parents raise a concern that he might be just a pity hire; and as silly as his rivalry with "Quincy" (a smiling cardboard cutout with a voice chip) may be, JJ is justifiably angry about having been given a pointless task (directing customers from the broken self-checkouts to the regular checkout lines, which the inanimate Quincy had been doing). Still, I'm glad he eventually got a chance to show what he can really do -- even if simply by virtue of having read the store manual that all the other employees (including Kenneth) tend to ignore, thus being the only one who knows the self-checkout error codes and how to deal with them.

Musical Moments: Before the troupe's original director shuts down his latest show (142nd Street) "due to lack of talent," Joyce, Mr. Powers, Maya and others sing a parody of "42nd Street" for their auditions; and in a nod to Goodfellas (to which "M-A-- May-Jay" also paid homage), Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire" scores a montage of Ray playing informant for Dane and the other parents while Jimmy reaps some tasty benefits.

Fun Fact: Several years ago, real-life friends Tompkins and John Ross Bowie (Jimmy) played Puppet Doug & John in a series of online ads for the 2012 Ford Focus.

Next Week: Thanksgiving finds the DiMeos in the hospital (and a few familiar faces returning) in "C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE."

Grade: 9/10. Maya and Jimmy's plots were so fun, while furthering the characters' development in small yet important ways; but I kind of wish the JJ/Kenneth one, which touched on a serious issue, had been allowed a little more room to breathe.

Bonus: Info and resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) (which was in October)

Friday TV Ratings 11/9/18: Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids Tick Up, Hawaii Five-0 Slips

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMLast Man Standing1.3/76.33Fox


Fresh Off the Boat0.6/33.09ABC


Dynasty0.2/10.64The CW
8:30 PMThe Cool Kids1.0/54.55Fox

9 PMHell's Kitchen0.8/42.83Fox

Hawaii Five-00.7/37.50CBS

Child Support0.4/22.19ABC

Midnight, Texas0.4/21.95NBC

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend0.1/10.42The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.8/48.93CBS



ABC Renew/Cancel - November 9: Black-ish is Certain to be Renewed

ABC Renew/Cancel - November 9: Black-ish is Certain to be Renewed
This week's predictions include the number of toss-up shows going from two to one, along with one show's fate going from a likelihood to a certainty.

Format for predictions:
Show title (average 18-49 rating, season low-season high)

Certain to be Canceled

Likely to be Canceled
Fresh Off the Boat (0.6, 0.5-0.6)
Splitting Up Together (0.8, 0.7-0.9)

Single Parents (1.0, 0.9-1.3)

Likely to be Renewed
How to Get Away with Murder (0.8, 0.7-0.8)
The Kids are Alright (1.3, 1.1-1.4)
A Million Little Things (0.8, 0.7-1.1)
Modern Family (1.4, 1.2-1.6)
The Rookie (0.9, 0.8-1.0)
Speechless (0.5, 0.4-0.5)

Certain to be Renewed
American Housewife (1.1, 0.9-1.2)
Black-ish (1.0, 0.9-1.1)
The Conners (2.0, 1.7-2.4)
The Goldbergs (1.2, 1.0-1.4)
The Good Doctor (1.1, 1.0-1.3)
Grey's Anatomy (1.7, 1.5-1.9)
Station 19 (1.0, 0.8-1.3)

Black-ish: I never really expected Black-ish to be canceled, but I did in a previous article float the possibility of it being a shock cancelation as a result of limited space and a high rate of success among ABC's newer comedies. Now, any doubt of a Black-ish renewal can be put to rest, as its entering syndication was important to ABC Studios' profits, and was mentioned in the most recent Disney earnings conference call.

Speechless: It appears that the disastrous week 2 rating of 0.4 was a fluke, as Speechless remained at a 0.5 in its 4th episode this season, after taking a week off. This rating still certainly isn't pretty, but now I think that ABC (who will soon own the show) likely won't view it as a lost cause, and give it a renewal so that it could potentially be sold into syndication. This show is one of the hardest calls to make on ABC this season. When we look to the past, it doesn't make things any clearer. Despite absolutely terrible ratings, Til Death made it four seasons on FOX, and got a syndication deal. On the other hand, 8 Simple Rules was canceled after 3 seasons, with ABC thinking that they wouldn't be able to sell it into syndication (where they turned out to be wrong, and the show, even with a less than desirable number of episodes, ended up being syndicated). Most history falls on the Til Death side than the 8 Simple Rules one, making me think that ABC will give Speechless a renewal, but there is no way I will be sure about that.

What do you think of my predictions? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Thursday TV Ratings 11/8/18: The Big Bang Theory Rises, The Voice Recap Flops

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThursday Night Football3.3/1410.75Fox

The Big Bang Theory2.3/1012.71CBS

Grey's Anatomy1.6/76.56ABC


Supernatural0.3/21.41The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon1.8/810.96CBS

The Good Place0.8/42.78NBC
9 PMMom1.2/58.16CBS

Station 191.0/45.06ABC

The Voice (Clip Show)0.7/33.81NBC

Legacies0.3/11.11The CW
9:30 PMMurphy Brown0.8/46.09CBS
10 PMLaw & Order: SVU0.9/44.43NBC

How To Get Away With Murder0.7/33.06ABC


CW Renew/Cancel: Except for Supernatural, No Prediction Changes

Welcome to the CW Renew/Cancel Watch, and as of yesterday's news about CW fall show backorders, not much has changed as far as predictions go. Here are this week's predictions, relatively unchanged from last week, except for an upgrade for Supernatural.

Certain Renewal
Certain Renewal
Certain Renewal
Certain Renewal
Certain Renewal
The Flash
Certain Renewal
Likely Renewal
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Likely Renewal
Black Lightning
Leans Renewal
Leans Renewal
All American
Leans Cancelation
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Final Season
Final Season
Jane the Virgin
Final Season

Because the backorders did not change the story on the fates of Charmed, Legacies, and All American, Supernatural has to go in the headline. Fans need not to worry about Supernatural's fate, it's certain to be renewed for another season. There is no way CW will cancel the third highest rated show on its network anytime soon.

As with the backorders, the full season pickup for Charmed was not a surprise as it is 100% produced by CBS, just like Dynasty. All American and Legacies each got three more episodes added to their episode totals, and both will end their first seasons with 16 episodes. With the partial backorders, I don't know what to think. Because of the late start for Legacies, a partial backorder makes sense. However the same cannot be said about All American, since it started earlier. The only positive news I can come up with is that All American's A18-49 ratings have improved greatly from starting at a 0.194 to a 0.3, a mini Empire effect. But for now, both the predictions for Legacies and All American will remain unchanged. But I do have questions. Will this leave Friday mainstay Dynasty more vulnerable to cancelation? Very unlikely, but time will tell. Even with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie, and Jane the Virgin ending, the CW is certain to cancel at least one more show. As it stands right now, cancelation for All American is becoming much less likely and we have next week to make an upward call for it. That means In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico and The 100 will be in some danger midseason.

What do you think about this week's predictions? Let me know in the comments below!