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 three (Sunday, October 8, 2017).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, 9JKL, America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Housewife, Black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Designated Survivor, Fresh Off the Boat, The Gifted, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Marvel’s Inhumans, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank, Speechless, Ten Days in the Valley, and The Toy Box.
CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, The Mayor, Me Myself & I, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, SEAL Team, Survivor, Wisdom of the Crowd, and Young Sheldon.
CW shows this season (so far): (none).
FOX shows this season (so far): Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Ghosted, Gotham, Hell’s Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lethal Weapon, The Mick, The Orville, The Simpsons, and Star.
NBC shows this season (so far): The Blacklist, The Brave, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Dateline NBC, The Good Place, Great News, Law & Order True Crime, Superstore, This Is Us, The Voice, and Will & Grace.
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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?
Kevin saves the world, Good doctor, The good place, Lucifer, Riverdale, and both Marvels Inhumans and the Gifted all seem to be finding their legs as well as their fans. In the “good old days” (some might say) one could look in the newspaper to determine what shows were coming on and which to watch. Sadly, advancements in technology have perhaps confused the matter for the worse. Between advertisements, differing channels, and just plain misleading sites has made it more difficult not less to even know what and where to watch. If you are like us, when we see a… Read more »
Bull is our favorite, but it is up against a red hot This Is Us. BULL needs a different time slot. (Or This Is Us needs a different time slot.)
Surprised how low once upon a time is. Great acting with little props and with green screens. Maybe because the dialogue is to intelligent for 18 – 29 to understand
I wouldn’t believe these statistics. Many viewers tape their favorite shows. If you decide to cancell the favorite shiws, then you usually find out how popular they are!