Friday TV Ratings 9/20/19: 20/20 Tops the Night, Most Repeats Do 0.4s

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMAmerican Ninja Warrior (R)0.5/32.38NBC

American Housewife (R)0.4/32.44ABC

Hawaii Five-0 (R)0.4/32.4.09CBS

MasterChef (R)0.4/31.47Fox

Masters of Illusion0.2/11.09The CW
8:30 PMFresh Off the Boat (R)0.3/21.87ABC

The Big Stage0.2/10.94The CW
9 PM20/20 (P)0.5/33.67ABC

Magnum PI (R)0.4/23.93CBS

Peaking0.1/10.66The CW
9:30 PMPeaking0.1/10.59The CW
10 PMDateline NBC (R)0.4/32.54NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.4/24.44CBS

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Finally Together Season 1 Episode 6: The Reaction (TVRGO Throwback)



Focus on Josh and Andrew, alone outside.

ANDREW
Aren't you going to tell your parents?

JOSH
About what?

ANDREW
The fact that you've had a husband for 7 years?

CATHERINE
You've had a husband for 7 years??

JOSH
Where'd you come from?!

CATHERINE
I have good ears. (Yelling) Hey everyone, Josh has a husband!


CHRIS
Wait, so like, you're married to a guy?

JOSH
Yep, Andrew.


DAVID
I knew it! You owe me $200 now Mary.

MARY
That was a deal we never made.

DAVID
Figured it was worth a shot.


CATHERINE
Do you two love each other or are you doing it for fun? I know I did it for fun for a little bit back in the--


BRITNEY 2
Mom!

WILLIAM
Yeah, and I totally knew all about this.


CATHERINE
What? I'm saying it's perfectly normal to try it out. And we all know he's just trying to impress us with the 7 years thing, nice try Josh, though I'll give you credit for being convincing enough at first.


JOSH
It actually has been 7 years but...thanks?

ANDREW
It has been 7 years right?

JOSH

Uh huh, don't let them convince you otherwise. (To the rest) He can be easily swayed by what other people are saying.

ANDREW
I can?


JOSH
See, you just did it there. Now, who has questions and who wants to tell Mom and Dad?

CATHERINE
What's there to tell?

JOSH
Maybe that I'm gay and they didn't know it?


CATHERINE
And? I'm straight and they didn't know it.


BRITNEY 2
Mom usually when you have two kids with a man they'll assume that.

CATHERINE
That's enough out of you, my third-favorite Britney.


FRAN (walking outside)
What's all this chattering about? (Everyone looks at Josh) And why is everyone looking at Josh?


JOSH
OK Mom, I have something to say. I've had  a secret I've been hiding from you for a while and I Think it's about--


CATHERINE
Josh and Andrew are married Mom!


FRAN
OH MY GOD!!! NOOOOOOOOO!


JOSH
I'm sorry this cause you so much pain, I just thought it was about time.


FRAN (choking up)
How long has this been?

ANDREW

7 years.

FRAN
You had a wedding without me 7 years ago and you've waited this long to tell me????


JOSH
It wasn't a huge wedding, just a small, private ceremony.


FRAN
NOOOOOOO! All my kids need to have large, expensive weddings! How could you do this to me Josh??


JOSH
That's not exactly the point I was trying to get across...


FRAN
Then what was it, that you don't love me? That you don't think I matter in your life so you would just have the wedding without me? You're only 63 once you know! I'm very mad at you for not inviting me to the wedding.


CHRIS
I'd like to just say for the record that I'm not gay. Just if anyone's wondering. (Looks at Britney, she smiles back.)

BRITNEY 2 (to BRITNEY)
Stop looking at him, he's your cousin.

BRITNEY
Oh. Right.


BRIAN (entering)
Chris nobody cares.

FRAN
I have news for you Brian, you're going to want to sit down for this one.


BRIAN (sits)
What is it?

FRAN
Josh got married to Andrew, and they didn't invite us to the wedding!


BRIAN
Where was the wedding?

JOSH
Vermont.


BRIAN
Thanks for thinking of me Josh. I know, all kids are equal and everything, but I'm not about to go up to Vermont for a stupid wedding. Even if it was my own wedding. Too far for me.


JOSH
That's the spirit.


BRIAN
So this is real right, this isn't you trying to be Catherine?


JOSH
Trust me, I would never try to be Catherine.


BRIAN
Good. (Most people head back inside.)

ANDREW (to JOSH)
Maybe we should talk to your parents more often because that reaction was way different from what you said it would be.

JOSH
Yeah, come to think of it we've kind of grown far apart recently...guess I read them wrong.


CHRIS (to BRITNEY)
You know if you have any friends--

BRITNEY 2
Nope she doesn't have any friends move along. (Everyone else walks inside.)

FRAN
Andrew, let me ask you something?

ANDREW
Yeah?


FRAN
You don't have any kids right?

ANDREW

No, not yet.

FRAN
Oh thank God. If I found out I had a grandkid, biological or not, I would lose it. I better be the 3rd face that kid sees from this family or else.


DAVID
Hey has anyone seen my kids?

(BRITNEY's phone buzzes. She looks at it.)

BRITNEY
Oh, I, uh...have to pick up something. I'll be right back!


CATHERINE
That's my girl.


Predict The Renewals Game: Fall 2019


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Wednesday Cable Ratings 9/18/19: American Horror Story: 1984 Has Smaller Drop than Previous Seasons, Pearson Rises for Finale

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Wednesday, 9/18/19. Items of note include the premiere of American Horror Story: 1984 on FX, the finale of Pearson on USA, David Makes Man on OWN.
(Click the names of the shows written in teal to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
American Horror Story: 1984FX12.13
Basketball WivesVH10.51.23
Black Ink CrewVH10.471.01
WWE NXTUSA0.431.18
The ChallengeMTV0.420.72
Black Ink Crew ComptonVH10.330.73
Forged In FireHistory0.320.83
Married At First Sight ReunionLifetime0.311.08
Property BrothersHGTV0.271.22
House HuntersHGTV0.261.45
House Hunters InternationalHGTV0.241.41
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.240.81
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.233.29
Expedition UnknownDiscovery0.230.91
Special Report with Bret BaierFox News0.232.43
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeTBS0.230.69
HannityFox News0.223.12
Guy's Grocery GamesFood0.220.68
The Real Housewives of DallasBravo0.220.62
The FiveFox News0.212.58
Ghost HuntersA&E0.210.71
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe KendaInvest. Disc.0.211.20
SportscenterESPN0.210.48
SuitsUSA0.20.96
House HuntersHGTV0.21.03




Highlights Below the Chart:


South SideComedy Central0.120.21
PearsonUSA0.10.49
David Makes ManOWN0.080.35

Thursday TV Ratings 9/19/19: Phil Hartman Special Decent for ABC, Downton Abbey and The Good Place Specials Abysmal

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMCelebrity Family Feud (R)0.8/54.68ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.6/44.45CBS

MLB Baseball0.6/32.95Fox

Return to Downton Abbey0.4/22.83NBC

The Outpost0.2/11.25The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)0.6/44.56CBS
9 PMBig Brother1.1/64.41CBS

The Last Days of Phil Hartman0.7/43.93ABC

The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place0.2/11.34NBC

Two Sentence Horror Stories (F)0.2/10.86The CW
10 PMFBI (R)0.3/22.56CBS

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.2/21.67NBC

Off Topic -- Week 1 (2019-20 Season)

Welcome to a brand new season of Off Topic! After taking a hiatus from weekly threads for the summer, we are back in full force and just in time for the fall.

The Emmys will mark the start of the fall TV season on Sunday and it's off to the races.

What are you most looking forward to this season? What are your goals for this season that is non-TV related? Anything else? Let's discuss away!

The Book of Terri - Episode 1.16 - Friendly Fire (Season Finale)




THE BOOK OF TERRI
1X16 - “FRIENDLY FIRE”

Written By:
Jessica Boggs
FADE IN:

EXT. BLACK - NIGHT

Previously on The Book of Terri…

INT. CAFETERIA - AFTERNOON

Janice enters the scene. 

She approaches the girls. 

Terri and Abigail sigh as Janice hands them both pieces of paper. 

JANICE (CONT’D)
You’ll be preparing for this board meeting tomorrow to clear this from your record. Tables set, microphone check in the gymnasium, and reserved signs taped to each row in the reserved section. We’re reserving this for parents and community members. Is that clear?

ABIGAIL
Yes, ma’am. 

Terri nods. 

BACK TO PRESENT EPISODE. 

INT. GYMNASIUM - AFTERNOON

Terri and Abigail are serving after school detention preparing for the big event. 

Abigail checks the mics one by one, with a tap on her finger. 

Terri is setting reserved signs. 

ABIGAIL
There goes our perfect record. 

TERRI
Let’s focus on this thing, okay? 

ABIGAIL
(frustratingly)
None of this would have happened if this fight is handled in a rational manner. 

TERRI
We’re not going to point fingers at each other right now. I don’t blame you for what happened. I should have approached you calmly. 

ABIGAIL
Well it is over now. Dad is p****** at me. 

Terri looks at Abigail. 

ABIGAIL (CONT’D)
Okay, let’s take a moment. 

TERRI 
Alrighty then. 

SUPER: HOURS LATER

Parents and students are gathered in the auditorium. 

Board members (FEMALE BOARD MEMBER #1, FEMALE BOARD MEMBER #2, MALE BOARD MEMBER #1, RANDY, and Peter) assemble in their assigned board seats. 

Peter solemnly looks at the audience. 

Randy smiles, only for a moment. 

Mr. Coleman walks over to the podium to give a speech. 

INT. CAFETERIA - EVENING

Outside the gym, Terri, Abigail, Katie, and Natasha are at the refreshment table. 

Katie grabs some punch. 

Yvette enters the cafeteria with a smile on her face.

Natasha turns towards Yvette. 

NATASHA
I thought you were suspended!

YVETTE
I was. Now I’m not. I came with backup. 

Behind Yvette, is a wagon. With a laptop computer, a portable projector, and a disk. 

KATIE
What is that?

YVETTE
When you’re ready, take this to the audio control area. 

She turns around. 

A group of five police officers raid the compound.

One of them, Yvette’s dad, JACKSON, gives her the nod. 

Yvette then gives the wagon to Katie. 

YVETTE
Go now!

Katie and Natasha enter the gym with the wagon. 

INT. GYMNASIUM - EVENING

All of a sudden, the students, parents, and board members turn around.

OFFICER #1 grabs the handcuffs.

He heads with Jackson over to where Randy sits.

OFFICER #1
Randall McClellan?

In a defiant manner, Randy attempts to resist as the two
officers put his hands behind his back to handcuff him.

INT. CAFETERIA - EVENING

Abigail's eyes widen in horror. She turns towards her dad as he is escorted out of the gym.

INT. GYMNASIUM - EVENING

Then she rushes inside. 

She gets on the podium. 

ABIGAIL
What is going on here?

With the wagon, Katie and Natasha rush towards the audio area of the gym.

AUDIO CONTROL AREA

Katie heads to a sound booth. 

Natasha takes what appears to be a projector, a computer, and a disc. 

The image enters into the gymnasium wall. 

INSERT - PROJECTED COMPUTER SCREEN

revealing a candid conversation between Randy and Mr. Coleman.

The rest of the board, including Peter (Terri’s dad), angrily turn towards Mr. Coleman. 

Peter rushes to the podium. 

PETER
So this is where the missing money went, huh Vance? And Randall?

The parents and students furiously leave one by one.

BACK TO THE CAFETERIA.

Terri watches in amazement.

Her eyes widen in shock. 

BACK TO THE GYMNASIUM.

Yvette comes into the gymnasium. 

Mr. Coleman angrily looks at Yvette. 

MR. COLEMAN
Who told you to come here? I thought you were suspended. 

Yvette looks at the other officers. 

Abigail leaves the gymnasium. 

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - EVENING

Abigail reacts angrily as she runs towards Randy in handcuffs.

ABIGAIL
How could you do this, Dad? You were supposed to protect me!

Randy freezes with an anxious disposition. 

BACK TO THE GYMNASIUM.

With a horrified look, Mr. Coleman rushes towards Yvette.

MR. COLEMAN
Stop this right now, Miss Davis.

OFFICER #3, OFFICER #4, and OFFICER #5 storm towards Mr.
Coleman.

OFFICER #3
I don't think that is necessary. Put your hands behind your back.

MR. COLEMAN
What are you doing? I'm not a crook! I'm not a crook!

The officers, unfazed, put Mr. Coleman in handcuffs. They escort him away from the gymnasium.

The audience and board members watch in complete amazement.

Cassidy, sitting among the audience, is recording the entire exchange.

She cheers as Mr. Coleman is dragged away.

CASSIDY
Look who’s in trouble now.

As the screen shuts off, Terri enters the podium with Yvette.

TERRI
Well, well, well. 

YVETTE
Guess we won’t be having any more issues with Coleman anymore. 

They hug each other. 

SUPER: A FEW DAYS LATER

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

Students file everywhere, laughing and gossiping. 

The exchange hit national news. 

Abigail is at her locker. A solemn look enters her face. 

Terri, Natasha, and Katie enter the scene. 

Cassidy follows. 

CASSIDY
Abbs, how you holding up?

ABIGAIL
There will likely be a trial. Dad’s about to go away for a long time. 

Tears flow from her face. Natasha comforts her. 

The girls walk away to class. 

That was an explosive season finale. Join us next season on The Book of Terri! 

FADE OUT

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. 


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