Only three returning ABC TV shows were up in the ratings last season and many new series were cancelled. How will the alphabet network perform this time around? Stay tuned!
There’s lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.
ABC shows (so far): $100,000 Pyramid, 20/20, 20/20: In an Instant, 20/20 Saturday, 500 Questions, American Crime, The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, Bachelor Live, The Bachelorette, BattleBots, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Blood & Oil, Boston EMS, Castle, The Catch, Celebrity Family Feud, Dancing With The Stars, Dr. Ken, The Family, Fresh Off The Boat, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Great Holiday Baking Show, Greatest Hits, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Last Man Standing, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Match Game, The Middle, Mistresses, Modern Family, The Muppets, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Nashville, Of Kings and Prophets, Once Upon A Time, People’s List, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Quantico, The Real O’Neals, Scandal, Shark Tank, To Tell The Truth, Uncle Buck, and Wicked City.
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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.
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.
Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.
The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays and Saturdays, nights when TV viewership is lower.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?
Bring back Last Man Standing…..
So glad that some of the shows are being concealed.Happy to see many of the really funny shows are being kept on. Glad to see nashville has gone!!
You look over these statistics and there is no wonder the nation is getting dumber.
Once Upon A Time is the best show by far on this channel. I love the writing and settings. I hope it’s never cancelled!!!
I can’t edit my post, so will add this to my comment. I stream almost everything, and don’t watch “live” tv, therefore I guess my viewing doesn’t count. I’m older than the coveted demographic too, and wonder why they count us as irrelevant.
Uncle Buck deserves second season so funny getting good ratings I love watch every week this week finale of the season wish made more episode 8 2 in row annoying do it.
And so disappointed that Nashville is being canceled. Is there any chance of ABC rethinking This decision
CMT has picked up Nashville
How could you cancel ” the Family”? How could you end it with a cliffhanger like that. We deserved better than that
Since ABC does not appreciate the older audience, it would be wise for older people to stop watching if they don’t like the way ABC treats them.Lets see if the advertisers will like the low ratings. People, we have more power than we think, but we must use it.
Older folks don’t watch ABC because they are easily nauseated by the nightly exposure of pharmaceutical commercials featuring black or bloody stools. When the nightly news comes on at dinner time it’s even a worse exposure.
ABC scoring 100% at canceling the best written and acted shows they had on their schedule. The “loyal” younger population will drop viewing network TV the second there is a newer option. ABC has become the trash network. If a quality show makes it on ABC guaranteed it’ll be canceled in a season or two like Nashville and Rookie Blue. ABC/Disney is destroying Dancing With the Stars with gimmicks, props and ridiculous themes. No one with an IQ over 90 will be watching ABC. Cable TV beats your network TV every night of the week. Check out Billions and Homeland… Read more »
Congratulations ABC! You have managed to cancel the only good tv show in your lineup! NASHVILLE Unbelievable! I’m done with ABC! (fyi, I’m well over your 18-49 demographic!)
Catering to the young is not smart. They watch an entirely different genre through Netflix, Hulu, etc. I understand that advertisers want the most bang for the buck however older people have more to spend and are more likely to watch the commercials than to skip them. I didn’t watch Nashville at first but now I really enjoy it and the music as well. I don’t watch Scandal and How to get away with murder any longer because it is the same old thing and Murder was too hard to follow. I like “The Catch.” I hate to watch because… Read more »
They cater to the young cause young people watch less tv,less ” live” tv and less ads ,making them harder to reach thus more valuable while older people watch more tv,more ads,more ” live” tv.
Well if that is the case, real easy for me. I will stop watching ABC, so many other channels to choose.
Don’t agree. I am considered the older demographic but watch all streaming, mostly Netflix and Showtime. I do watch the news and I am desperately trying to get a news channel that does not have an agenda and can be streamed when I want to watch it. Not when THEY want to show it to me, also I never watch commercials. The have gotten stupider over the ages. 20 minutes of commercial to 10 minutes of news is ridiculous. The human interest stories during the last 5 minutes are useless pap.