FOX Renew/Cancel Week 2: ’Call Me Kat’ Lands in the Doghouse


Predictions for 10/01/22

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Below are the latest renew/cancel predictions for the Fox network in the 2022-23 television season. Since the previous update, six sitcoms have entered the table, with the Sunday four being heavily inflated by football. On the other hand, the Thursday comedies begin at the very bottom of the roster. As always, only scripted programming will be taken into account in this column. 

Call Me Kat: The Fox network has all the Nielsen data needed to know that 'Call Me Kat' is a far stronger performer than 'Welcome to Flatch' in the 18-49 demographic. Despite that, they decided to move this third-season sitcom from 9PM to 9:30, placing it at the bottom of an hour led by the much weaker 'Flatch'. Though 'Kat' was able to improve on its unreliable lead-in by two-hundredths, the 0.20 rating it posted for its return serves as a series low for the program. Between the timeslot downgrade and the fact that it was not gifted an NFL boost on premiere night like years past, it seems like this series is no longer a priority for the higher-ups. 'Kat' deserves some praise for building on its lead-in, but it did not grow nearly enough from 'Flatch' to be considered a solid performer. Due to these factors, 'Call Me Kat' is Likely to be Canceled unless it shows signs of improvement in the near future.

Welcome to Flatch: In 2020, Fox handed comedy series 'The Moodys' a season two renewal despite the program's shortcomings in the Nielsen department. The series aired five episodes of its second season before being yanked off the schedule and canceled, with its remaining three installments being dumped in the dead of summer. In 2021, Fox renewed low-rated 'Duncanville for a third season before it even aired season two. They then canceled the cartoon without even airing the six episodes left of its third-season order. Fox's habit of renewing meager performers and then coming down with a case of buyer's remorse is evident, with 'Welcome to Flatch' likely to become the next show to be part of this trend. 'Flatch' debuted with a pathetic 0.18 rating for its second season premiere and lost more than half of its 'Hell's Kitchen' lead-in (0.39). This is the lowest-rated show on the big 4 networks and has no discernable online buzz. Though it cannot be counted out altogether because of Fox's bizarre history of renewing duds, 'Flatch' is Likely to be Canceled because of its horrific Nielsen ratings.

The Simpsons: Since it airs directly after 'The OT' on select evenings, 'The Simpsons' always receives the most NFL help of the shows in the Sunday animation block. As a result of the football juice pumped into it, the sitcom soared to a massive 1.41 rating for its season 34 premiere. This is more than two-tenths higher than last year's premiere and makes it the highest-rated scripted program on broadcast television...for now. When it has to air on nights without football help, America's favorite yellow family will likely find itself in the much weaker (albeit still acceptable) 0.3-0.5 range. Because this NFL-boosted 1.4 is higher than any rating it posted last season, this long-running cartoon is Certain to be Renewed.

The Great North: Per Deadline, 'The Great North' was Renewed for a fourth season before season three even debuted. Though it retained a lackluster 53% of its 'Simpsons' lead-in, Fox clearly wants this middling player to stick around for a little while longer. 

Bob's Burgers: 'Bob's' lost a little too much from 'The Great North' on premiere night, especially for a 9PM anchor. The Belcher family began season 13 by posting a fairly solid 0.57 rating but lost over 20% of the 'Great North' demo (0.75). Despite that, the show's true strength will likely become clear on nights when the football boost is absent. It usually ends up besting both 'Simpsons' and 'North' when those two are not reaping the benefits of NFL, meaning that the series is Certain to be Renewed.

Family Guy: Though this series receives the least NFL help of the four cartoons, season 21 began with a solid 0.50, a rating only eight-hundredths below its season 20 launch (0.58). 'Family Guy' has clearly become a weaker show since Fox plugged it into the undesirable 9:30PM timeslot, but it remains a sturdy player for the network. The Griffin family is Certain to be Renewed for the time being.

9-1-1: '9-1-1' dropped by close to a full tenth from its premiere rating in week 2, going from a 0.69 rating to a 0.60 in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Though this serves as a new series low for the juggernaut, it remains one of the most reliable dramas on broadcast television. '9-1-1' continues to be Certain to be Renewed.

Monarch: 'Monarch' pulled off the unthinkable in week 2, rising by three-hundredths to a 0.24 rating even as its 'Resident' lead-in (0.33) declined by two. Though it does appear stronger than it did a week ago, it is still not performing well enough to secure an upgrade. 'Monarch' remains Likely to be Canceled but may be promoted to a higher category if it continues this upward trajectory. 

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Friday TV Ratings 9/30/22: The Price Is Right At Night Weak, Shark Tank Ties Low, WWE SmackDown Leads (Again)

Final numbers and analysis to come.

Thursday Cable Ratings 9/29/22: Little Demon and Atlanta Tick Up, Weather Channel Stays Strong for Hurricane Ian Coverage, The Five Leads Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 9/29/22. Items of note include Atlanta on FX, Little Demon on FXX, and College Football on ESPN.

(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Thursday TV Ratings 9/29/22: So Help Me Todd Has Modest Start, Young Sheldon Hits New Low as Ghosts Builds On It, Law & Order Shows Slip, Hocus Pocus Strong (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: CBS's 'Young Sheldon' (0.51) began season six with a new series low and declined by almost 30% from last year's return (0.70). At 8:30, 'Ghosts' (0.55) began season two by growing from 'Sheldon' and topping the evening altogether. This rating was just a single hundredth below its series premiere from 2021 (0.56) and proves that the sophomore sitcom has plenty of life in it. But the good will from 'Ghosts' did not translate into ratings magic at 9 as 'So Help Me Todd' (0.37) lost over 30% of its lead-in and only managed to place third in its hour. At 10, 'CSI: Vegas' (0.27) dropped down to a new low for its first episode of its second season. It was a bit of a bloodbath on NBC as 'Law & Order' (0.49, -0.11), 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.53, -0.16), and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.49, -0.13) all lost large chunks of their premiere ratings from the crossover event that took place a week prior. Fox's 'Hell's Kitchen' (0.39) premiered with a new series low, and the season two premiere of 'Welcome To Flatch' (0.18) shed over 50% of that already modest rating. 'Call Me Kat' (0.20) did its best to build from 'Flatch' at 9:30 but was unable to get very far. On ABC, 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.48, +0.01) grew by a hundredth and led into a solid showing of 90's Halloween film 'Hocus Pocus' (0.42). The CW had the 1-hour finale of 'Bump' (0.05/0.04) and the 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.04, -0.01).

Finals Update: 'So Help Me Todd' (+0.1) and 'Ghosts' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Hocus Pocus' (-0.1), 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (-0.1), and the 8:30 episode of 'Bump' (-0.1) adjusted down.

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Our House Season 5, Episode 1
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NBC Renew/Cancel Week 2: La Brea Avoids Slipping Down a Sinkhole in Season Two Premiere

Just two weeks into the season, NBC has mostly completed their fall premieres, with only SNL and two shows set to premiere, with those latter shows not coming until November. This week, we discuss recent premieres La Brea and Law & Order: SVU. Keep reading to see my initial predictions for them!

Wednesday Cable Ratings 9/28/22: Weather Channel Dominates with Continued Hurricane Ian Coverage, Resident Alien Rises for Finale, Archer Hits Season Low, Tucker Carlson Tops Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 9/28/22. Items of note include Archer on FXX, Hurricane Ian coverage on Weather Channel, and Resident Alien on Syfy.

(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Wednesday TV Ratings 9/28/22: The Masked Singer Rises, Survivor and Abbott Elementary Drop (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Attendance for 'Abbott Elementary' (0.46, -0.11) nosedived in week two, with the ABC sitcom losing more than a full tenth from its premiere (0.57). 'The Goldbergs' (0.36, -0.08), 'Home Economics' (0.30, -0.08), and 'Big Sky' (0.19, -0.07) all dealt with sizable blows as well, but 'The Conners' (0.51, -0.02) seemed a little more resilient in the 8PM hour. On CBS, 'Survivor' (0.66, -0.13) and 'The Amazing Race' (0.38, -0.08) both crashed to new series lows. NBC dramas 'Chicago Med' (0.66, -0.04), 'Chicago Fire' (0.68, -0.01), and 'Chicago PD' (0.66, -0.01) all dipped a bit from their week-ago returns. On Fox, 'The Masked Singer' (0.66, +0.03) somehow managed to rise by three-hundredths from last week's start. 'LEGO Masters' (0.35, -0.01) shed a single hundredth in the 9PM hour. 'Stargirl' (0.04, -0.02) lost another two-hundredths on the CW and was beaten out by repeats of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.05/0.05) that came after.

Finals Update: 'Survivor' (+0.1), 'Chicago Med' (+0.1), 'Chicago Fire' (+0.1), and 'Chicago PD' (+0.1) adjusted up.

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Tuesday Cable Ratings 9/27/22: Queen Sugar Ticks Up Again, Weather Channel Leads with Hurricane Ian Coverage, The Five Tops Tucker Carlson Tonight to Lead Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 9/27/22. Items of note include Queen Sugar on OWN, Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and Weather Channel Live on Weather.

(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.)

Tuesday TV Ratings 9/27/22: The Rookie: Feds Has Weak Start, La Brea Nears Low in Return, Bachelor in Paradise Premiere Hits New Low (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise' (0.65) debuted with a new series low and was just over 30% behind its August 2021 debut (0.93). At 10, spinoff series 'The Rookie: Feds' (0.34) outdid the return of 'The Rookie' itself (0.31) but barely retained half of its lead-in. Unless it manages to stabilize fast, the future is looking rather bleak for 'Feds'. On NBC, sophomore drama 'La Brea' (0.49) returned close to its delivery from late season one but managed to avoid hitting a new series low, something that almost seems like a feat in this day and age. 'The Voice' (0.69, -0.04) and 'New Amsterdam' (0.33, -0.06) dealt with medium-sized drops at 8 and 10 respectively. CBS drama 'FBI' (0.54, -0.10) lost a full tenth from its premiere while 'FBI: International' (0.48, -0.02) and 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.47, -0.04) dealt with more digestible declines. Fox's 'The Resident' (0.33, -0.02) shed two-hundredths from its week-ago start and tied its series low. At 9, struggling 'Monarch' (0.24, +0.03) somehow grew by three-hundredths and was the only show of the evening to rise on a week-to-week basis. The only issue here is that it was still the lowest-rated, non-CW program of the night. 'Leonardo' (0.04, -0.01) and 'Devils' (0.03, -0.01) lost a hundredth apiece on the CW. 

Finals Update: 'The Voice' (+0.1), 'La Brea' (+0.1), and 'FBI: Most Wanted' (+0.1) adjusted up.

Monday Cable Ratings 9/26/22: American Dad! Nears Season High, Monday Night Football, Kevin Can F Himself and Halloween Baking Championship Rise, The Five Tops Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Monday, 9/26/22. Items of note include Halloween Baking Championship on Food, Kevin Can F**k Himself on AMC, and American Dad! on TBS.

(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.)

Sunday Cable Ratings 9/25/22: Under Wraps 2 Down Slightly from Original, City on a Hill Ends Down, House of the Dragon Rises

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 9/25/22. Items of note include Rick & Morty on Adult Swim, House of the Dragon on HBO, and Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Saturday Cable Ratings 9/24/22: Fly Away With Me Decent for Hallmark, College Football Dominates, On Patrol: Live Stable

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 9/24/2022. Items of note include Fly Away With Me on Hallmark, On Patrol: Live on Reelz, and Hamster & Gretel on Disney.

(Note: Click the name of any show with its title in red to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Monday TV Ratings 9/26/22: The Cleaning Lady, The Neighborhood, NCIS, and Bob Hearts Abishola Hit Lows, Quantum Leap Slides, The Voice Barely Down (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: After premiering with new lows last week, CBS programs 'The Neighborhood' (0.46, -0.04), 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.39, -0.04), and 'NCIS' (0.40, -0.02) slid even further into the abyss. Though this trio hit new lows two weeks in a row, 'NCIS: Hawai'i' (0.33, -0.07) avoided that fate yet again, even though it had the harshest drop of the four shows. On NBC, new drama 'Quantum Leap' (0.34, -0.13) crumbled in week two, declining by nearly 30% from its workable launch (0.47) from seven days prior. Earlier in the night, 'The Voice' (0.66, -0.01) only shed a single hundredth, giving 'Quantum' no excuse for taking the dive it did. Fox dramas '9-1-1' (0.60, -0.09) and 'The Cleaning Lady' (0.32, -0.03) slipped to their weakest ratings to date. On ABC, the 'Cowboys v. Giants' NFL game (2.27) performed significantly worse than the week-ago 'Vikings v. Eagles' faceoff (3.81). The CW's reruns of 'Mysteries Decoded' (0.03) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.04) dipped on a week-to-week basis. 

Finals Update: 'NFL: Cowboys v. Giants' (+0.4), The Voice (+0.1), and The Neighborhood (+0.1) adjusted up.

Raymond Island Season 4 Episode 2 - The Searchers

Raymond Island Season 4, Episode 2
The Searchers

ABC Renew/Cancel Week 1: Abbott Elementary Aces Another Test

ABC has begun its new TV season, with the returns of their Wednesday lineup, including Emmy-winning hit comedy Abbott Elementary, veteran The Goldbergs, and third-season drama Big Sky. Keep reading for my initial predictions for all five Wednesday shows, plus The Rookie, in the year's first renew/cancel!

Friday Cable Ratings 9/23/22: On Patrol: Live Rebounds, Real Time with Bill Maher Slips, The Five Leads Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Friday, 9/23/22. Items of note include RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race on VH1, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and On Patrol: Live on Reelz.

(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.)

Premiere Sunday TV Ratings 9/25/22: Celebrity Jeopardy Has Disappointing Premiere, Big Brother Rises for Finale, The Rookie Returns Down, The Simpsons Rises from Season 33 Premiere (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Though it admittedly had rotten lead-in support in the form of the 'Global Citizen Festival' (0.12), ABC's 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' (0.42) did not impress on series premiere night. While not a bad rating by any means, one would expect a brand as famous as 'Jeopardy!' to manage a little more for the debut of a new variation. Later in the evening, 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.47) actually grew by seven-hundredths when compared to its Fall 2021 launch (0.40), but 'The Rookie' (0.31) declined by half a point on a year-to-year basis. On Fox, 'NFL Overrun' (7.04) and 'The OT' (3.46) improved noticeably from last year. This clearly helped the season premiere of 'The Simpsons' (1.41) grow by just under 20% from its year-ago return (1.18). The growth slowed by the time 'The Great North' (0.75) arrived, with the latter improving by just 10% and retaining a subpar 53% of the 'Simpsons' rating. The extra NFL help did nothing for 9PM comedies 'Bob's Burgers' (0.57) and 'Family Guy' (0.50) as the two dipped by 8% and 14% respectfully from their year-ago premieres. CBS went with a sturdy '60 Minutes' (0.57) and a 'Big Brother' finale (0.81, -0.13) that declined dramatically from last week. A 10PM rerun of 'The Equalizer' (0.19) was the weakest, non-CW offering of the night. NBC's '49ers v. Broncos' football game (5.04) towered over the other broadcasts and gave the peacock network an easy win. The CW had repeats of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.06/0.08) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.05).

Finals Update: 'NFL Overrun' (+2.5), 'The OT' (+1.0), 'The Simpsons' (+0.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (+0.1), 'Family Guy' (+0.1), 'NFL: 49ers v. Broncos' (+1.3), and 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Football Night In America' (-0.3) adjusted down.

The Princess Royal Season 2 Premiere - It’s Coronation Day

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CBS Renew/Cancel: One NCIS Show Among Two Shows Downgraded After Rough Premieres for NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i


Saturday TV Ratings 9/24/22: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State College Football Tops Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Game, 48 Hours Dips (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: ABC's 'Wisconsin vs. Ohio State' college football game (1.07) comfortably outrated Fox's Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Game' (0.81), but both broadcasts were far above anything on the other networks. CBS's '48 Hours' (0.21, -0.02) lost two-hundredths from last week's premiere but grew substantially from the rerun of 'FBI: International' (0.16) that led into it. The 8PM 'FBI' encore (0.22) beat out the two offerings that came after it. NBC had a pilot encore of 'Quantum Leap' (0.13), 'Dateline' (0.17), and 'SNL Vintage' (0.17). The CW had meager reruns of 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.04) and 'Masters of Illusion' (0.03/0.04).

Finals Update: 'College Football: WI v. OH St.' (+0.3), 'College Football: KS St. v. OK' (+0.2), and 'SNL Vintage' (+0.1) adjusted up.

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Premiere Friday TV Ratings 9/23/22: Shark Tank Live Premiere Nearly Steady, Big Brother Clip Show Weak, Secret Celebrity Renovation Finale Horrific (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: ABC's 'Shark Tank' (0.48) went live for the first time in its run, but the addition of a studio audience did not result in a noticeable surge. Nonetheless, this rating was just 8% lower than its 2021 premiere (0.52) and shows that 'Tank' still has legitimate life in it. '20/20' (0.32) also had a small dip from its year-ago start (0.36) but fell a hundredth short of NBC's 'Dateline' (0.33). The 'Dateline' rating looked far more impressive than '20/20' since the former had to grow from a weak 'Capital One College Bowl' lead-in (0.22). CBS started out their evening with a middling 'Big Brother' clip show (0.37) that placed third in the 8PM hour. At 9, 'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (0.14, -0.07) crashed to a horrific rating for its season finale and was beaten by the 10PM rerun of 'Blue Bloods' (0.16). Fox mainstay 'WWE Smackdown' (0.63) was the top program of the night by a wide margin, putting all other shows to shame. The CW's 'Killer Camp' (0.06, +0.02) picked up two-hundredths on finale night and led into reruns of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.05/0.06).

Finals Update: 'WWE SmackDown' (+0.1), 'Shark Tank' (+0.1), 'Big Brother' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'Blue Bloods' (+0.1) adjusted up.

FOX Renew/Cancel Week 1: Funeral Plans Arranged For ’Monarch’


Predictions for 9/24/22

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Below are the first renew/cancel predictions for the Fox network in the 2022-23 television season. One new drama has debuted thus far and is noticeably underperforming in the Adults 18-49 demographic when compared to returning shows. As always, only scripted programming will be taken into account in this column. 

9-1-1: '9-1-1' began season six with a sturdy 0.69 rating and was down by just 9% from its year-ago premiere. Outside of ABC's NFL game, the procedural drama beat out every program on the evening of September 19th, including NBC juggernaut 'The Voice'. Despite being the oldest drama in the current Fox roster, it remains the strongest of the pack. As a result, '9-1-1' is Certain to be Renewed.

Monarch: At face value, the 0.91 rating that 'Monarch' posted for its series debut looks fantastic. A number of this size should be enough for Fox to award it a multi-season renewal and greenlight a spinoff series. That is, until you pull back the curtain and realize it had a 2.8 lead-in from an NFL post-game show. Once 'Monarch' was stripped of that cushiony football boost, it eroded down to a measly 0.21 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic, a whopping 77% below its premiere from just 9 days prior. The country music drama retained just 60% of 'The Resident' and went lower than every episode of 'Our Kind of People', the series that occupied this timeslot last year and was canceled after just 12 episodes. Though anything is possible in a world where 'Welcome To Flatch' can score a renewal, it is highly unlikely that 'Monarch' will make it past season one, meaning it is Likely to be Canceled.

The Cleaning Lady: In its first season, 'The Cleaning Lady' performed just well enough to secure a second season but never felt like anything more than a passable player. Middling freshmen shows like that tend to deal with a sophomore slump and 'Cleaning Lady' was unable to buck that trend. The Elodie Yung vehicle returned with a new series low out the gate, posting a mediocre 0.35 rating and retaining just half of its '9-1-1' lead-in (0.69). This is clearly an unsatisfactory performance and puts the series in a shaky position. For now, this crime drama is Likely to be Renewed, but that may change if it slips much further from this semi-acceptable level.

The Resident: 'The Resident' opened its sixth season with the same 0.35 rating that 'The Cleaning Lady' garnered but looked a good bit better since it does not air after a powerhouse like '9-1-1'. However, that does not mean that this seasoned medical drama performed exceptionally well. As always, this series only looks as good as it does because the other dramas on the Fox network are doing worse than it. Only time will tell if the middle-of-the-road performance of 'The Resident' will be enough to warrant a seventh season renewal. Since it has not had a massive decline and appears stronger than the non-'9-1-1' offerings, it remains Likely to be Renewed...for now.

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Thursday Cable Ratings 9/22/22: College Football Leads, Atlanta Hits Another Low, Tucker Carlson Tonight Tops Cable News

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 9/22/22. Items of note include Atlanta on FX, Little Demon on FXX, and College Football on ESPN.

(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Premiere Thursday TV Ratings 9/22/22: Law & Order Shows Rise for Three-Hour Crossover Premiere, Big Brother Slides, Norman Lear Special OK (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: NBC's three-hour crossover premiere did wonders for the ratings of the 'Law & Order' trio and put the network in a virtual tie with Fox's 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (0.64). The night began with 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.62) soaring to its highest rating since December 2021 and actually beating out its year-ago premiere (0.60). At 9, 'SVU' (0.69) was only a tenth below last year's start (0.79) and posted its highest 2022 rating yet. The original 'Law & Order' (0.60) exceled in the 10PM hour and went well above every episode from the spring outside of its premiere (0.74). On ABC, the season finale of 'Celebrity Family Feud' (0.45, -0.02) dipped by two-hundredths and led into a middling special about TV legend Norman Lear (0.29). CBS juggernaut 'Big Brother' (0.62, -0.08) lost eight-hundredths on a week-to-week basis and was followed by a feeble pair of 'Ghosts' reruns (0.19/0.14). Earlier in the night, encores of 'Young Sheldon' (0.36/0.35) performed significantly better than 'Ghosts'. The CW went with 'Bump' (0.04), a rerun of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.03), and 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.06).

Finals Update: The 8PM repeat of 'Young Sheldon' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Law & Order' (-0.1) and 'Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter' (-0.1) adjusted down.

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The Big Launch

NBC Renew/Cancel Week 1: Quantum Leap Looking to Leap to a Second Season

The 2022-23 season has begun, which means it's time for a new season of renew/cancels to begin. This week, a trio of smash hit NBC dramas returned, while a new drama also premiere. Keep reading for my initial predictions!

Wednesday Cable Ratings 9/21/22: AEW: Dynamite Slips, Resident Alien Drops to Another Series Low, Tucker Carlson Tops Cable News as CNN and MSNBC Rise

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 9/21/22. Items of note include Archer on FXX, AEW: Dynamite on TBS and Resident Alien on Syfy.

(Click the names of the shows written in teal or blue to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)

Premiere Wednesday TV Ratings 9/21/22: Abbott Elementary Returns Steady, The Amazing Race Hits New Low, The Conners and Home Economics Rise (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Emmy-winning comedy 'Abbott Elementary' (0.57) made the move from Tuesday evenings to Wednesday nights and viewers clearly followed along with it. This rating was on-par with the sitcom's April finale and only seven-hundredths below its strongest showing (0.64). Right after 'Abbott', 'Home Economics' (0.38) returned with its highest rating since early February and was just three-hundredths behind its season premiere from fall 2021 (0.41). Earlier in the night, ABC aired the season five premiere of 'The Conners' (0.53) and the 10th season debut of 'The Goldbergs' (0.44). 'Conners' was well above its spring levels in this new timeslot while 'Goldbergs' was only a tiny bit higher than its season finale/all-time low (0.39). 10PM drama 'Big Sky' (0.26) remained abysmal in its move to Wednesdays, returning a single hundredth above its finale (0.25). On CBS, 'Survivor' (0.79) was only a hundredth higher than its series low on premiere night. In the 10PM hour, 'The Amazing Race' (0.46) went the extra mile by creating a new low for itself. Fox's 'The Masked Singer' (0.63) tied its series low on arrival and led into the middling return of 'LEGO Masters' (0.36). NBC's 'Chicago Med' (0.70) improved from its May finale (0.67), but 'Chicago Fire' (0.69) and 'Chicago PD' (0.67) declined from where they left off (0.80/0.74). The CW's 'Stargirl' (0.06, -0.02) shed two-hundredths and was followed by reruns of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.05/0.04).

Finals Update: 'Survivor' (+0.1), 'Chicago Fire' (+0.1), 'Abbott Elementary' (+0.1), 'Chicago PD' (+0.1), and 'The Amazing Race' (+0.1) adjusted up.

Tuesday Cable Ratings 9/20/22: Tucker Carlson Tonight Leads, Queen Sugar Ticks Up

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 9/20/22. Items of note include Queen Sugar on OWN, Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and Morning Joe on MSNBC.

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Premiere Tuesday TV Ratings 9/20/22: FBI Shows Return Up from Finales, Monarch Abysmal, The Bachelorette Rises for Finale, The Resident Returns Steady (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Premiere night continued on as CBS rolled out the red carpet for the returns of 'FBI' (0.64), 'FBI: International' (0.50), and 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.51). All three dramas improved from their season finales that aired in spring 2022 (0.56/0.44/0.41), but the lineup noticeably trailed its Fall 2021 launch (0.72/0.59/0.66). On NBC, the Tuesday edition of 'The Voice' (0.73) and drama 'New Amsterdam' (0.39) both shed about 30% from their year-ago starts (1.09/0.54). After mustering up a football-boosted 0.91 for its series premiere, Fox drama 'Monarch' (0.21, -0.70) completely collapsed for its timeslot debut. In the 8PM slot, 'The Resident' (0.35) tied its May '22 finale but was 30% lower than its 2021 return (0.50). ABC staple 'The Bachelorette' (0.90, +0.01) picked up a hundredth for its season finale and topped the night effortlessly. 'Leonardo' (0.05, 0.00) and 'Devils' (0.04, 0.00) were both stable on the CW.

Finals Update: 'The Bachelorette' (+0.1) and 'The Resident' (+0.1) adjusted up.