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 2018-19 network TV shows — through the end of week two (Sunday, September 30, 2018).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Housewife, Dancing with the Stars, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, A Million Little Things, Modern Family, and Single Parents.
CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, God Friended Me, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Mom, Magnum PI, Murphy Brown, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, SWAT, and Young Sheldon.
CW shows this season (so far): (None yet).
FOX shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, Bob’s Burgers, The Cool Kids, Empire, Family Guy, The Gifted, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Man Standing, Lethal Weapon, Rel, The Resident, Simpsons, and Star.
NBC shows this season (so far): Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Dateline NBC, The Good Place, I Feel Bad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manifest, New Amsterdam, This Is Us, and The Voice.
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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 typically 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. It’s also important to remember that ratings are designed to estimate how many people watch a show’s commercials — not the show itself. That’s what advertisers pay for.
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What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better?