Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2017-18 network TV shows — through the end of week one (Sunday, September 24, 2017).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20 and Dancing with the Stars.
CBS shows this season (so far): 60 Minutes.
CW shows this season (so far): (none).
FOX shows this season (so far): Gotham and The Orville.
NBC shows this season (so far): The Good Place.
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The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I’ve included two for more accurate ranking.
Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better?