In part because of the pandemic, NBC aired a mixture of original and acquired scripted series during the regular 2020-21 television season. The peacock network cancelled some of the originals and renewed others. Which TV shows will draw big ratings and survive the 2021-22 season? Stay tuned.
NBC shows this season (so far): America’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent: Extreme, American Auto, American Ninja Warrior, American Song Contest, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Courtship, Dancing With Myself, Deadline NBC, The Endgame, Grand Crew, Home Sweet Home, Kenan, La Brea, Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mr. Mayor, New Amsterdam, Ordinary Joe, Password, That’s My Jam, The Thing About Pam, This Is Us, Transplant, The Voice, Weakest Link, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Young Rock.
There’s lots of data that NBC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here’s how the network’s 2021-22 TV shows are doing.
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Some 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. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
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. Older viewers also matter but younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are therefore harder to reach. Delayed viewing matters more and more these days (if commercials are watched) but live viewing is still advertisers’ ideal.
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 2021-22 shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?
Why would you take the longest running soap opera off ? There’s people who don’t have WiFi and can’t get peacock
THE ENDGAME ratings is a shocker. I can’t wait for each episode. Why is the rating so low? Easy answer? MONDAY 10 pm? WHY? POOR promotion of it. A real binge watching but you cannot control yourself once you get a taste of Eleana (Morena Baccarin -think Deadpool and 2009 series V-yep should do a final season of V with today’s tech, Netflix)
Please renewed ordinary Joe season 2. I love this show. Enjoy it and love love it.
Why does this list not include tonight show with Jimmy Fallon
These are primetime shows.
Please renewed another season Ordinary Joe. So good drama love it.
Ordinary Joe is done. 🙁 I heard rumors NBC is not renewing.
I never knew about Blacklist until COVID hit the scene. Typically not a tv viewer. I turned it on and i was hooked. I watched Seasons 1-8 nonstop. I love Blacklist.
The blacklist season premiere I can’t wait for new season. Enjoy it and love it.
Please boost your ratings look forward every Monday drama Ordinary Joe. Enjoy it and love it.