Empire Renewed by FOX for a Sixth Season

The Ratings Junkie Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Empire Renewed by FOX for a Sixth Season

FOX has renewed Empire for a sixth season. The drama is down 26% year-to-year in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.37 rating so far. This still makes it one of their higher-rated shows. It is being reported by Variety that Jussie Smollet, who stars on the show as Jamal Lyon, is unlikely to return for the season.

This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide, and joins The Resident, 9-1-1, Last Man Standing, and the three animated comedies on FOX’s 2019-20 schedule.

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

Sunday Cable Ratings 4/28/19: Game of Thrones Soars to New Season High, Killing Eve Rises on BBC America

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Sunday, 4/28/19. Items of note include Game of Thrones on HBO, Killing Eve on BBC America, and the finale of American Gods on Starz.
(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.)
Game of ThronesHBO5.2812.02
Porsha's Having a BabyBravo0.521.47
90 Day FiancéTLC0.511.63
NHL: Avalanche v. SharksNBCSN0.451.26
90 Day FiancéTLC0.441.58
Keeping Up with the KardashiansE!0.421.03
Lakefront Bargain HuntHGTV0.391.63
Naked and AfraidDiscovery0.381.30
Caribbean LifeHGTV0.361.57
Worst Cooks In AmericaFood0.361.25
Caribbean LifeHGTV0.361.65
Lakefront Bargain HuntHGTV0.361.58
Real Housewives of the PotomacBravo0.310.98
On the Case with Paula ZahnInvest. Disc.0.271.30
Premier LeagueNBCSN0.270.69
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.271.01
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.271.18
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.261.15
MLB: Indians v. AstrosESPN0.261.23

Highlights Below the Chart:

Killing EveBBC America0.120.46
Killing EveAMC0.120.63
A Discovery of WitchesAMC0.120.53
The ChiShowtime0.110.39
American GodsStarz0.060.27
A Discovery of WitchesBBC America0.050.19
Now ApocalypseStarzTBATBA

Saturday Cable Ratings 4/27/19: Rock and Roll HOF Induction Ceremony and Full Frontal Special Do OK, Low Return for The Son

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Saturday, 4/27/19. Items of note include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Indiction Ceremony on HBO, Full Frontal: Not the White House Correspondents Dinner on TBS, and the season premiere of The Son on AMC.
(Note: Click any show with its name in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA: Spurs v. NuggetsTNT1.313.49
NBA: 76ers v. RaptorsTNT1.13.08
Inside the NBA PlayoffsTNT0.761.76
Live PDA&E0.62.02
NFL DraftESPN0.451.25
NFL Draft Post-ShowESPN0.391.04
Dragon Ball SuperAdult Swim0.340.77
90 Day Dream HomeHGTV0.291.24
College GamedayESPN0.290.82
Live PD RewindA&E0.281.13
UFC Fight NightESPN0.270.72
NBA Playoffs Pre-GameTNT0.260.74
Restaurant ImpossibleFood0.251.10
NFL DraftNFL0.250.71
Love Takes FlightHallmark0.242.56
The KitchenFood0.231.11
The Pioneer WmanFood0.211.18
Elena of AvalorDisney Jr.0.20.79
Murder DecodedInvest. Disc.0.20.88
Log Cabin LivingHGTV0.20.95
Power RangersNickelodeon0.190.62

Highlights Below the Chart:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame InductionHBO0.180.80
Not the WH Correspondents DinnerTBS0.160.71
Alien News DeskSyfy0.160.47
Trading SpacesTLC0.140.75
Alien News DeskSyfy0.110.30
The SonAMC0.090.67

Monday TV Ratings 4/29/19: The Fix Hits New Low, Man With a Plan Rises

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Voice1.2/57.20NBC

The Resident0.9/45.12Fox

The Big Bang Theory (R)0.8/45.52CBS

The Show Must Go On0.8/45.61ABC

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.3/20.94The CW
8:30 PMMan With a Plan0.8/45.28CBS
9 PM9-1-11.1/65.43Fox

The Code0.5/24.45CBS

Arrow0.2/10.65The CW
10 PMThe Enemy Within0.6/33.79NBC


The Fix0.4/22.84ABC

ABC Renew/Cancel - April 29: Another Shot of Whiskey Looking Unlikely, Bless This Mess Isn’t That Messy

The ABC Renew/Cancel took a week off last week, but we're back this week with updates on a few pivotal shows, including new sitcom Bless This Mess and ABC's new obsession, Whiskey Cavalier.

Certain Cancellation:
The Fix (0.5, 0.5-0.7)

Likely Cancellation: 
For the People (0.5, 0.5-0.6)
Splitting Up Together (0.7, 0.6-0.9)
Whiskey Cavalier (0.6, 0.4-0.9)

Leans Cancellation:

The Kids are Alright (0.9, 0.6-1.4)
Single Parents (0.9, 0.6-1.3)

Leans Renewal: 
Bless This Mess (0.8, 0.7-0.9)
How To Get Away With Murder (0.7, 0.5-0.8)
Speechless (0.5, 0.4-0.6)

Likely Renewal:
Fresh Off the Boat (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
The Rookie (0.7, 0.6-1.0)
Schooled (1.0, 0.8-1.3)
Station 19 (1.0, 0.8-1.3)

Certain Renewal:

American Housewife (1.0, 0.7-1.2)
Black-ish (0.8, 0.6-1.1)
The Goldbergs (1.2, 1.0-1.4)
Grey's Anatomy (1.6, 1.4-1.9)

Already Renewed:
The Conners
The Good Doctor
A Million Little Things
Modern Family

Whiskey Cavalier: I was pretty optimistic about the show's future a few weeks ago due to the sheer amount of adoration ABC has for it. However, sometimes networks need to cut their favorites. It's apparent that that needs to happen with Whiskey Cavalier. Even though it had a somewhat-decent start in the slot, it has absolutely fallen apart and is now the lowest of the low among the ABC 10 PM slate, sinking even lower than the certainly-dead The Fix last week. A 0.4 lead-in is certainly not ideal, but that doesn't make its 0.4 last week excusable in any way. ABC won't be taking another shot of Whiskey this May. It's a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Bless This Mess: The oft-ridiculed sitcom with a seemingly-prophetic title shocked the ratings community by actually having a solid premiere, growing a tenth on its Blackish lead-in with a 0.9 for its series premiere. That's not exactly a hit rating, but for a lineup that's been an absolute garbage fire since The Conners exited stage left back in January, this is more than enough to put it at least in contention. The week two drop to 0.7 doesn't give it much wiggle room, but that's still enough to keep it in talks for a renewal given how decent its retention from Blackish is and how poorly all of ABC's other new comedies are performing. We'll see where it lands this week, but as of now, Bless This Mess isn't off to nearly as messy of a start as I thought it would be. It LEANS RENEWAL.

Station 19: Even though it isn't lighting the world on fire by any means, ABC's Grey's Anatomy spinoff is still a very safe call to come back. I was more hesitant than most, but at this point even I will agree that the show's probably doing enough to come back. I still think it's underperforming, but ABC has so many flop dramas that this is one of the fish in their pond that's the least in need of frying. I'm upping it to a LIKELY RENEWAL.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday Cable Ratings 4/26/19: Real Time Returns Steady, NBA Playoffs Lead the Night Overall

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Friday, 4/26/19. Items of note include Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, NBA Playoff coverage on ESPN, and Live PD on A&E.
(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in purple to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA: Warriors v. ClippersESPN1.363.71
NFL DraftESPN0.982.59
Live PDA&E0.571.89
NFL DraftNFL0.411.10
NFL DraftESPN-20.381.01
NHL: Avalanche v. SharksNBCSN0.340.94
My Lottery Dream HomeHGTV0.331.56
NHL: Hurricanes v. IslandersNBCSN0.30.96
Live PD RewindA&E0.291.05
Real Time with Bill MaherHBO0.261.51
First TakeESPN0.250.60
Gold Rush: Parker's TrailDiscovery0.241.43
Diners, Drive-Ins & DivesFood0.240.85
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (R)Food0.230.61
Gold Rush: Parker's TrailDiscovery0.231.34
Mama June: From Not To HotWE0.230.78
What You Get For Your MoneyHGTV0.231.20
Paw PatrolNickelodeon0.210.90
Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost MineDiscovery0.211.21
NFL Total AccessNFL0.210.55
College GamedayESPN0.20.52

Sunday TV Ratings 4/28/19: The Red Line Disastrous on CBS, American Idol Rises (UPDATED)

Finals Update: American Idol (+0.2) and The Simpsons (+0.1) adjusted up. The premiere of The Red Line (-0.1) somehow uglier and adjusted down.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
7 PMAmerica's Funniest Home Videos1.1/65.68ABC

60 Minutes0.8/49.06CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.5/32.37NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.4/21.09Fox
7:30 PMBob's Burgers (R)0.4/31.14Fox
8 PMAmerican Idol1.6/67.88ABC

World of Dance0.8/43.36NBC

The Simpsons0.8/41.92Fox

The Red Line (Series Premiere)0.4/24.86CBS

Supergirl0.3/11.14The CW
8:30 PMBob's Burgers0.8/41.83Fox
9 PMFamily Guy0.8/41.96Fox

Charmed0.2/10.73The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.6/31.62Fox
10 PMShark Tank0.8/44.10ABC

NCIS: Los Angeles0.6/35.63CBS

Good Girls0.6/32.40NBC

Saturday TV Ratings 4/27/19: Ransom Rises, NHL Wins the Night

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMNHL: Columbus v. Boston0.8/42.60NBC

American Idol (R)0.4/22.13ABC


MasterChef Junior (R)0.2/10.91Fox
9 PMFBI (R)0.2/23.03CBS

The Resident (R)0.2/10.88Fox
10 PM20/20 (R)0.5/32.78ABC

48 Hours0.4/23.33CBS

Friday TV Ratings 4/26/19: Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0 Lead a Low-Rated Night

Final numbers to come.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PMMacGyver0.6/45.62CBS

The Blacklist0.6/34.11NBC

Last Man Standing (R)0.5/32.88Fox

NFL Draft0.5/32.58ABC

Dynasty0.2/10.59The CW
8:30 PMThe Cool Kids (R)0.4/22.16Fox
9 PMHawaii Five-00.7/46.55CBS

The Blacklist0.5/33.97NBC

Proven Innocent0.3/21.75Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.58The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.58The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.7/47.71CBS

Dateline NBC0.6/34.02NBC

The Book of Terri - Episode 1.08 - Sixteen (Midseason Finale)

1X08 - “SIXTEEN”

Written By:
Jessica Boggs



A high school is situated in the northwestern part of West Hartford, a suburb of the capital city of Connecticut.


Terri enters the hallway while carrying her backpack full of textbooks. She sees Katie and Natasha and greets them with open arms.

Katie then smiles.

Do you know what day it is, Terri?

Terri shrugs in slight confusion.

Happy birthday, Terri!

Terri then perks up with a slight smile on her face.

She puts her backpack down on the floor.

Oh yes. I’m sixteen. Just another day.

Katie then turns to Terri with a stern disposition.

Natasha picks up Terri’s backpack.

She hands the backpack to Terri, with great fervor.

The bell rings. The girls then walk to class.



Terri, Katie, and Natasha walk towards the coffee shop.

Where are we going?

Natasha turns to Terri.

Katie then opens the door and lets Terri and Natasha go through before she enters the coffee shop.


A small group of students jump up.


Terri attempts to hold back tears.

She turns to Katie and Natasha.

Did you guys plan this?

After Katie and Natasha nod with a smile, Corey jumps from among the crowd.

Happy birthday, Terri! I have something for you.

Corey gives Terri a teddy bear.

Terri smiles. Her eyes widen in joy.

She looks at everyone in the crowd.

Thank you so much for coming, everyone!

MARY ANNE, 14, passes through among the crowd.

Of course, Madame President. We don’t mind celebrating the occasion in the coffee shop.

Sounds of laughter fill the coffee shop.

Once the crowd settles, Terri then gives her speech.

This has been a great start to the semester. I’m excited for what is going to happen next.

The crowd cheers and applauds.

Terri then smiles as she looks among the crowd.


THE BOOK OF TERRI is one of The TV Ratings Guide's ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.

THE BOOK OF TERRI is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO as well as Boggs Productions.