It was a good night for The CW in the Friday TV ratings. Both shows ticked up. However, American Housewife was down in the Nov. 15 metrics.
The CW’s Friday night lineup continues to be positive in the TV ratings. The same couldn’t be said for all shows on ABC or CBS. Here’s a look at the Nov. 15 metrics and what they could mean for the future.
We’ll start with the positivity of The CW. Both Dynasty and Charmed ticked up in the ratings. While the two are among the lowest-viewed and lowest-rated shows on the network, I doubt there’s anything to worry about. The Netflix and DVR ratings are good enough to keep these shows going. Plus, The CW barely cancels shows that make it past their freshman year before the fourth or fifth seasons.
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- Thursday TV ratings: Grey’s Anatomy up, Walker Independence down
- Wednesday TV ratings: One Chicago mixed, Kung Fu down (November 9)
- Tuesday TV ratings: The Resident and Monarch down (November 8)
- Monday TV ratings: All American down, Quantum Leap up (Nov. 7)
- Weekend live TV ratings: Fire Country and FBI mixed
But just to put the good news for the shows into perspective, Charmed ticked up from the slump the last two weeks. It was up 53% in the demo and 19% in the total audience. Meanwhile, Dynasty‘s demo remained steady for the second week in a row and ticked up by 8.5% this week.
Other networks didn’t see positivity across the board. While Hawaii Five-0 was up by almost 3% in both metrics (to see the best demo of the entire night out), Magnum PI was down in both, with the demo down by 6%. Blue Bloods‘ demo also slipped by 1.6%, but the total audience was up by 1% and pulled in the best audience of the night.
The Blacklist saw a 16% slump in the demo to the joint lowest with Fresh Off the Boat out of the Big Four networks. The total audience also fell by 5%. The show is being benched in January to make way for new TV crime drama Lincoln Rhyme, and the metrics may be the reason for that. I still think putting The Blacklist Season 7 in the fall lineup was a big mistake. It performed much more consistently as a midseason show.
NBC’s metrics rebounded with the two-hour episode of Dateline. The demo ticked up by 17% and the audience ticked up by 5% from the previous episode.
ABC was another network with a mixed night. American Housewife could be in danger of being canceled. The demo fell by 14%, while the total audience was down by 10%. However, this is the first slip in the demo in four episodes and first slip in the total audience in three episodes. There’s still time for the comedy to stabilize.
Fresh Off the Boat has just been canceled, so the metrics won’t matter all that much. However, it did pull in a joint-low demo with The Blacklist, despite ticking up by 4%. The total audiece was also the lowest of the entire night, at 2.34 million (4% down from the previous episode).
20/20‘s demo was steady with a 5% fall in the total audience. I don’t think this show has that much to fear, purely because of the set up. It will be cheaper to make than scripted dramas and works well up against Dateline on NBC.
The only network we’ve left off is FOX, which continutes its WWE night. The metrics are on the lower side, with 2.35 million viewers tuning in (just missing the lowest audience of the night) and a 0.7 rating in the demo. The comedy lineup of last season was much stronger.
Check out the full Friday night TV ratings to see how your favorite shows performed.
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