Empire Renewed by FOX for a Sixth Season

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.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Game of ThronesHBO5.2812.02
BarryHBO0.852.03
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
VeepHBO0.41.08
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
SportscenterESPN0.310.74
Real Housewives of the PotomacBravo0.310.98
SportscenterESPN0.310.73
SportscenterESPN0.280.70
On the Case with Paula ZahnInvest. Disc.0.271.30
Premier LeagueNBCSN0.270.69
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.271.01
SportscenterESPN0.270.92
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.271.18
Live PD: PD CamA&E0.261.15
MLB: Indians v. AstrosESPN0.261.23




Highlights Below the Chart:


BillionsShowtime0.170.74
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.)
Show
Network
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
SportscenterESPN0.320.81
90 Day Dream HomeHGTV0.291.24
College GamedayESPN0.290.82
SportscenterESPN0.280.69
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
SportscenterESPN0.240.63
Love Takes FlightHallmark0.242.56
The KitchenFood0.231.11
SportscenterESPN0.230.56
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.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
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

Bull0.6/36.42CBS

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.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA: Warriors v. ClippersESPN1.363.71
NFL DraftESPN0.982.59
SportscenterESPN0.671.55
Live PDA&E0.571.89
NFL DraftNFL0.411.10
NFL DraftESPN-20.381.01
SportscenterESPN0.350.75
NHL: Avalanche v. SharksNBCSN0.340.94
SportscenterESPN0.330.89
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
RidiculousnessMTV0.20.61

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.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
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.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMNHL: Columbus v. Boston0.8/42.60NBC

American Idol (R)0.4/22.13ABC

Ransom0.3/22.84CBS

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.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
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

Finally Together Season 1 Episode 9: The House



SETTING: JOSH and ANDREW, alone in a room.

ANDREW
What are we going to do?

JOSH
We have to take the house.

ANDREW
Why?

JOSH
Haven't you always wanted to start a family? No way any adoption agency is going to let us have a kid in the tiny apartment we live in now.

ANDREW
I suppose, but what about our jobs?

JOSH
We'll find new ones.

ANDREW
And how do we know that?

JOSH
Look, point is this is the perfect opportunity for us to really make an advancement in our lives. Plus, I'd love for my parents' house to stay in the family.

ANDREW
True. If you're willing then I'm willing, I guess.

SETTING: FRAN and BRIAN, alone in a different room

FRAN
How do you think they took the news?

BRIAN
First off, I'm fairly certain Catherine didn't hear us.

FRAN
How would you know that?

BRIAN
She didn't make some odd comment followed by what's-her-face trying to correct her.

FRAN
Britney 2?

BRIAN
We should really learn our grandkids' names.

FRAN
I'm serious. It's Britney 2. We've been through this before. Anyway, let's just wait and see what they say. Either way, Poland is really calling my name.

SETTING: DAVID and MARY alone, outside

DAVID
That house was supposed to be ours.

MARY
What?

DAVID
I was always Mom's favorite kid growing up.

MARY
What do you want me to do about it?

DAVID
Just wait. You know Josh doesn't have the guts to accept the house. Plus, I need to leave my job.

DREW
And be unemployed? Nice try.

DAVID
Where'd you come from??

DREW
I was hanging out by Aunt Catherine and Uncle William. Julian was with me.

MARY
I'm so sorry.

DREW
I'm pretty sure there plan is to just not leave here.

MARY
That's ridiculous, they weren't even offered the house. And why would they want it?

DREW
I don't know but they seem pretty mad.

SETTING: Everyone gathered together in the living room.

JOSH
We've made our decision. Mom, Dad, thanks for offering the house. We can't wait to be able to move in.

CATHERINE
CRAP!

BRITNEY 2
Not a bad swear? I'm proud of you Mom.

WILLIAM
That's it, try to make us leave. 

BRIAN
This didn't go over the way we expected did it?

CHRIS
Wait...why did everyone want this house so bad?

FRAN [to BRIAN]
He doesn't know?

BRIAN [to FRAN]
Apparently not.

FRAN
Chris...you see...I have no clue.