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 2019-20 network TV shows — through the end of week four (Sunday, October 20, 2019).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, American Housewife, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Black-ish, Bless This Mess, The Conners, Dancing with the Stars, Emergence, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, A Million Little Things, Mixed-ish, Modern Family, The Rookie, Schooled, Shark Tank, Single Parents, and Stumptown.
CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bob ♥ Abishola, Bull, Carol’s Second Act, Evil, FBI, God Friended Me, Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team, Survivor, SWAT, The Unicorn, and Young Sheldon.
CW shows this season (so far): All American, Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Charmed, Dynasty, The Flash, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Supergirl, and Supernatural.
FOX shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, Almost Family, Bless The Harts, Bob’s Burgers, Empire, Family Guy, The Masked Singer, Prodigal Son, The Resident, and The Simpsons.
NBC shows this season (so far): The Blacklist, Bluff City Law, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Dateline NBC, The Good Place, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New Amsterdam, Perfect Harmony, Sunnyside, Superstore, 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?