FOX Renew/Cancel Week 8: ’HouseBroken’ May Face Eviction


Predictions for 12/31/22

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Below are the latest renew/cancel predictions for the Fox network in the 2022-23 television season. The numbers listed in the table mark the Nielsen rating low, average, and high for each respective program in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Since the previous update, 'The Simpsons', 'The Resident', and 'Welcome to Flatch' have all posted new season highs. Despite those gains, 'The Simpsons' and 'The Resident' have also garnered new lows in the last month. Sophomore drama 'The Cleaning Lady' has similarly dipped to its lowest rating on record. As always, only scripted programming will be taken into account in this column. 


HouseBroken: From a Nielsen ratings perspective, the summer 2021 run of animated comedy 'HouseBroken' was nothing short of disastrous. The series never went above a 0.29 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and regularly lost over 50% of its 'Hell's Kitchen' lead-in. In terms of total viewership, not a single episode crossed the 1 million mark. And despite Fox's decision to renew it for a second season, the series was absent for the entirety of summer 2022. It wasn't until the tail-end of the Fall season that it awkwardly reemerged for a Christmas-themed double-pump. 

Airing behind a middling installment of 'The Simpsons' (0.37), the first of the two episodes posted a fairly decent 0.26 rating. In all, this is barely any different from the type of mediocre performance that 'The Great North' manages in this timeslot. However, the second of the two episodes dropped to a 0.21 at 9, marking a new series low for the comedy. This type of haphazard scheduling indicates that 'HouseBroken' is not much of a priority for Fox, especially since the series is not slated to air again until the end of May. 'HouseBroken' is Likely to be Canceled based on the Nielsen data currently available and the fact that Fox is content with putting it on hiatus for over a year. 


Welcome to Flatch: Even though 'Welcome to Flatch' has proven time and time again to be a Nielsen ratings dud, the Fox network still has high hopes for the sophomore entry. The sitcom was granted a direct NFL lead-in on November 27th, an opportunity that comedies such as 'Duncanville and 'HouseBroken' never received. As a result of this generous gift, the program soared to a series high (0.67 rating) in the Adults 18-49 demographic, posting a rating that was over 200% above its previous high. The problem here is that it retained a measly 29% of its NFL lead-in and crashed back down to a meager 0.20 for the following installment. This is the exact same Nielsen rating that 'Flatch' posted for the episode that aired ten days before the football-boosted one, signaling that the post-NFL showing did nothing to help it grow an audience. This series is Likely to be Canceled and the network's efforts to boost its numbers have failed miserably.


The Cleaning Lady: Earlier in the season, the unsatisfactory performance of 'The Cleaning Lady' could be chalked up to the fact that it was independent of its '9-1-1' lead-in. There were episodes of the drama that rose by a larger amount than '9-1-1' did and there were other times when it dipped as '9-1-1' rose. However, that argument flew out the window when it crumbled to a terrifying new low (0.23) on an evening when a feeble TMZ special (0.24) served as its lead-in instead of the much stronger '9-1-1'. Though it has bounced back since and remains Likely to be Renewed, the series is on shakier ground than it has ever been before. A future downgrade is not out of the question. 


Monarch: On December 7th, the Fox network officially CANCELLED country drama 'Monarch' after a single season that consisted of a mere eleven episodes. 'Monarch' began in the 'Likely to be Canceled' category and never shed that distinction due to abysmal ratings. This decision comes as no surprise and serves as a correct prediction for this column. 


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Friday TV Ratings 12/30/22: The Wheel Ticks Up for Finale, WWE SmackDown Leads, Criminal Minds: Evolution Repeat Average (UPDATED)

Finals Update: WWE SmackDown (+0.1) adjusted up.

Thursday Cable Ratings 12/29/22: College Football Dominates, The Five Declines but Remains #1 in Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Thursday, 12/29/22. Items of note include The Five on Fox News, Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN, 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 12/29/22: The Wheel Inches Up, Celebrity Jeopardy Encore Leads Repeat-Littered Night (UPDATED)


Finals Update: The Wheel (+0.1) adjusted up. Repeats of Young Sheldon (-0.1), Hell's Kitchen (-0.1), Welcome to Flatch (-0.1) and Call Me Kat (-0.2) adjusted down.

Wednesday Cable Ratings 12/28/22: College Football Leads, The Five Tops Cable News, AEW: Dynamite Down

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 12/28/22. Items of note include AEW: Dynamite on TBS, College Football on ESPN, and The Challenge on MTV.

(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 12/28/22: Kennedy Center Honors Slightly Up from 2021 Ceremony, College Football Leads, The Wheel Drops (UPDATED)

Finals Update: College Football: OR v NC (+0.2) and The Wheel (+0.1) adjusted up.

Tuesday Cable Ratings 12/27/22: Tucker Carlson Tonight Rises but Still Trails The Five, College Football Leads

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 12/27/22. Items of note include College Football on ESPN, Premier League on USA, and The Five on Fox News.

(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.)

Paramount+ Renew/Cancel: Criminal Minds and SEAL Team Are Looking Strong

 

Monday Cable Ratings 12/26/22: Kids Baking Championship Returns Down, Monday Night Football Rises, WWE Raw Slides, Fox News Live Leads Battered Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Monday, 12/26/22. Items of note include the season premiere of Kids Baking Championship on Food, NFL on ESPN, and WWE Raw on USA.

(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 12/25/22: A Christmas Story Nearly Steady with Christmas 2021, Disney Parks Christmas Parade Solid

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 12/25/22. Items of note include A Christmas Story on TNT and TBS, NBA on ESPN, and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade on Freeform.

(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 12/24/22: Frosty, Rudolph & Santa Claus Solid, A Christmas Story Down from Christmas Eve 2021, NFL Leads

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 12/24/2022. Items of note include NFL on NFL Network, Frosty the Snowman on Freeform, and A Christmas Story on TBS and TNT.

(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.)

Tuesday TV Ratings 12/27/22: The Wheel Holds Steady as Night’s Only Original Program, Celebrity Jeopardy! Hits New Series High for Repeat (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Repeats of Celebrity Jeopardy! (+0.1) and FBI (+0.1) adjusted up.

Analysis to come.

Friday Cable Ratings 12/23/22: College Football Easily Takes First, AEW: Rampage Rises,The Five Leads Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Friday, 12/23/22. Items of note include College Football on ESPN, AEW: Rampage on TNT, and The Five on Fox News.

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.)

Monday TV Ratings 12/26/22: The Year: 2022 Slightly Down from The Year 2021, The Wheel Ticks Up, Celebrity Jeopardy Repeat Leads (UPDATED)

Finals Update: The repeat of The Neighborhood (+0.1) adjusted up. Family Film Awards (-0.1) adjusted down.

Marietta Season 5 Episode 7- Murray Christmas, Unhappy Holidays (Midseason Finale)

Raymond Island Season 5, Episode 7
Murray Christmas, Unhappy Holidays

Sunday TV Ratings 12/25/22: NFL and NBA Solid in Christmas Day Airings (UPDATED)

Finals Update: NFL: Broncos v. Rams (+3.3), 60 Minutes (+0.2), NBA: Bucks v. Celtics (+0.5), NBA Countdown (+0.2), NBA: Grizzlies v. Warriors (+0.5), NFL: Buccaneers v. Cardinals (+1.2), and repeats of TMZ's Merry Elfin' Christmas (+0.1) and The Simpsons (+0.1) adjusted up. Football Night in America (-0.2) adjusted down.

Jess’s Take: The CW is Full of Woe, Can it Come Back?

Jessica here, back with another Jess's Take. 

Back in my podcast TV update, I went into detail of the CW canceling everything in sight. Here's a recap. 

The CW had canceled many shows from their lineup, including those with Netflix deals. Here are the following shows leaving the CW airwaves: 4400, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Naomi, The Republic of Sarah, and Roswell: New Mexico, with Riverdale and Supergirl getting renewed for final seasons. One thing I am speculating with the whole slate getting canceled was nothing to do with ratings (although ratings on these shows were pretty much low the entire season, and 0.0 in the key 18-49 demographic on a regular occurrence doesn’t help matters), it has everything to do with the sale of the CW by network partners Paramount (when it was ViacomCBS) and Warner Bros. Discovery (before Discovery acquired WarnerMedia).

Let's start with January when Mark Pedowitz sent an internal memo to corporate headquarters about the sale. On January 5, word got out that Nexstar Media Group was negotiating with the two broadcast partners for a majority stake in the network. According to Variety, this was first reported in the Wall Street Journal. “Nexstar, based in Irving, Texas, is the nation’s largest owner of TV stations and the core affiliate group for the CW in major markets such as New York and Los Angeles.” – Variety. If you have not heard of the NewsNation channel, a recent news network, this is owned by Nexstar. The channel itself used to be known as WGN America.

In late June, Nexstar purchased the CW and now controls 75% of the CW, while Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount control the other 25%. This led to many cancelations on the network.

Fast forward to now, we have ratings from the now-Nexstar majority owned CW. And it's not exactly looking in the best shape. 

The highest rated CW show, All American is pulling in renewable numbers at a 0.13 with less than 500,000 viewers, but it has a successful Netflix deal on its side and a spinoff. Walker follows the spinoff closely behind with a 0.09, but skews older with 748,000 viewers. And that's in A18-49. The rest of the CW is closely behind in 0.0 territory. 

Realistically, I don't know if I can see the CW survive much longer in its current state, but with broadcast ratings down across the board, there has to be another way, and I'm not sure about the plans Nexstar has yet. 

And this concludes another installment of Jess's Take. Stay tuned for more installments. 

Saturday TV Ratings 12/24/22: Home Alone Easily Tops It’s a Wonderful Life on Busier-than-Normal Christmas Eve (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Home Alone (+0.1), It's A Wonderful Life (+0.1) and repeats of LEGO Masters Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular (+0.1) and America's Funniest Home Videos (+0.1) adjusted up. Repeats of Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All! (-0.1) and 48 Hours (-0.1) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

CBS Renew/Cancel Special Edition: A Look Back At How The Predictions Have Changed This Year

  

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, from the TV Ratings Guide to You

From all of us here at The TV Ratings Guide, we wish a very Merry Christmas to you and yours, and hope for all of our readers to get everything they want and more. Enjoy the Official TVRG Christmas 2022 playlist below, and we hope it brings you a cup of good cheer.

Jess’s Take: A Review of Wednesday, Episode 1 - Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe

 

Jessica here, and I have returned. Recently, I started watching the new series Wednesday on Netflix. 

Friday TV Ratings 12/23/22: 5 More Sleeps til Christmas Down from 2021 Airing, The Grinch Takes Second, The Wheel, A Home for the Holidays and The Con All Go Low (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Mickey Saves Christmas (+0.1) and Olaf's Frozen Adventure (+0.1) adjusted up.

Thursday Cable Ratings 12/22/22: Prep & Landing, Frosty the Snowman & Santa Claus Solid on Freeform, College Football Leads, The Five Tops Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Thursday, 12/22/22. Items of note include Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, Frosty the Snowman on Freeform, 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 12/22/22: SNL Christmas Encore Leads the Night, The Wheel Slips (UPDATED)

Finals Update: The Wheel (+0.1) and repeats of Young Sheldon (+0.1) and Ghosts at 8:30 (+0.1) adjusted up. Repeats of Hell's Kitchen (-0.1), Welcome to Flatch (-0.2) and Call Me Kat (-0.2) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

Wednesday Cable Ratings 12/21/22: Rudolph and Frosty Continue to Rate Strong for Freeform, College Basketball Leads, MSNBC and CNN Jump for Coverage of Zelenskyy Speech

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 12/21/22. Items of note include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Freeform, President Zelenskyy's Address to Congress on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, AEW: Dynamite on TBS.

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

Raymond Island Season 4 Episode 6 - Not An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Raymond Island Season 4, Episode 6
Not An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Wednesday TV Ratings 12/21/22: Paul Simon Grammy Tribute Modest, Price Is Right at Night Leads, LEGO Masters Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular Finale and The Wheel Steady (UPDATED)

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.

Analysis to come.

Tuesday Cable Ratings 12/20/22: College Football Edges Out NBA to Win the Night, The Oval Hits New Low, Tucker Carlson Tonight Easily Leads Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Tuesday, 12/20/22. Items of note include College Football on ESPN, NBA on TNT and The Oval on BET.

(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 12/20/22: Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All! Decent for CBS, Santa Claus Is Comin to Town and The Grinch Lead the Night, The Wheel Rises (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Repeats of America's Funniest Home Videos (+0.1) and Ghosts (+0.1) adjusted up.

Analysis to come.

Monday Cable Ratings 12/19/22: Final January 6th Committee Hearings Weak, American Dad! Sets Series Low for Season Finale, Holiday Baking Championship Also Ends Down

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Monday, 12/19/22. Items of note include the final January 6th Committee Hearing on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, the season finale of Holiday Baking Championship on Food, and the season finale of 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 12/18/22: Countdown to Christmas Ends on an Upswing with Hanukkah on Rye, 1923 Strong After Declining Yellowstone, Christmas Cookie Challenge Ends on Series Low

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Sunday, 12/18/22. Items of note include the special preview of 1923 on Paramount, the season finale of Christmas Cookie Challenge on Food, and Hanukkah on Rye 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 12/17/22: Twas the Night Before Christmas Solid on Hallmark, NFL Dominates, On Patrol: Live Stable

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Saturday, 12/17/2022. Items of note include 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Hallmark, NFL on NFL Network, and On Patrol: Live on Reelz.

(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 12/19/22: The Wheel and LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular Off to Horrific Starts, Below-Average NFL Easily Leads Silent Night (UPDATED)

Finals Update: NFL: Rams v. Packers (+0.2), Shrek 2 (+0.1) and LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular (+0.1) adjusted up.

Analysis to come.

Frances in the Kitchen Season 3 Christmas Special - Rudolph in the Kitchen

Frances in the Kitchen Season 3 Christmas Special
Fifty in the Kitchen

The CW Renew/Cancel Part 4: Unhappy Holidays for The Winchesters

It's the final CW Renew/Cancel of 2022, and it's looking like a Blue Christmas for one CW freshman series.

Friday Cable Ratings 12/16/22: The Santa Clauses Previews Strong on Freeform, Holiday Heritage Rates as Weakest Hallmark Christmas Film of 2022, The Five Leads Cable News

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Friday, 12/16/22. Items of note include Holiday Heritage on Hallmark, On Patrol: Live on Reelz, and the special preview of The Santa Clauses on Freeform.

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.)

Sunday TV Ratings 12/18/22: When Christmas Was Young Extremely Weak, Annual Sound of Music Broadcast Hits New Low (UPDATED)

Finals Update: NFL Overrun (+1.4), The Sound of Music (+0.1), 60 Minutes (+0.1), NFL: Giants v. Commanders (+0.8) and the repeat of Bob's Burgers (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of The Masked Singer (-0.2), Football Night In America (-0.5) and the 9 PM episode of Coroner (-0.1) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

Thursday Cable Ratings 12/15/22: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Solid on TNT, The Five Tops Tucker Carlson to Lead Cable News, Women’s College Volleyball Wins the Night

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Thursday, 12/15/22. Items of note include Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, Women's College Volleyball on ESPN, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on TNT.

(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 12/15/22: Beauty and the Beast Live Solid on ABC, Ghosts Inches Up for Hour-Long Christmas Episode, The Parent Test Meager (UPDATED)

Finals Update: Ghosts (+0.1), Beauty and the Beast (+0.1) and So Help Me Todd (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of HouseBroken (-0.1) adjusted down.

Analysis to come.

Bake Your Heart Out Season 4 Christmas Special - It’s Coming On Christmas

Bake Your Heart Out Season 4 Christmas Special

It's Coming On Christmas

NBC Renew/Cancel Week 10: Chestnuts Roasting on a Chicago Fire...

It's the final update of the NBC Renew/Cancel this year, and the focus turns to a reliable veteran that NBC must surely be grateful for this holiday season.

The Never Game Ordered to Series by CBS

 

Wednesday Cable Ratings 12/14/22: AEW: Dynamite Ticks Up, Weaker NBA Leads, Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Five Tie for Cable News Lead

Below are the top 50 programs on cable on Wednesday, 12/14/22. Items of note include the NBA on ESPN, AEW: Dynamite on TBS, and Tooning Out the News on Comedy Central.

(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 12/14/22: Survivor and LEGO Masters Inch Up for Finales, SNL Christmas Strong (UPDATED)

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.

Analysis to come.