The Rookie saw a slump in the TV ratings on Nov. 17. However, God Friended Me saw a benefit from Sunday football on CBS. Here’s a look at the full ratings.
Sunday night offered mixed TV ratings, which isn’t all that surprising. Football certainly shakes things up. While God Friended Me benefitted from the football on CBS during the afternoon, The Rookie saw a slip.
Let’s look at the good first. CBS’ 60 MInutes and God Friended Me both ticked up in the Sunday TV ratings. This isn’t surprising considering the 23.12 million people who tuned in for the NFL. This is certainly a good sign for the shows’ renewal prospects. There are high chances God Friended Me will see a third season.
More from Ratings
- 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
However, things didn’t hold for NCIS: LA. While the demo remained steady, the total audience was down by 4%. I don’t think there’s anything to be concerned about when it comes to the NCIS spin-off, but just something to keep an eye on.
FOX has a bad night, but that is to be expected. The Simpsons was down by 55% in the demo and by 57% in the total audience. That slip continued with Bless the Harts. While Bob’s Burgers demo remained steady, the total audience dipped by 10%, but Family Guy slipped by both metrics.
It’s not surprising that there is a slip. FOX had the afternoon game that kept viewers tuning in for the animated slot. Without that this week, the ratings were going to slip.
ABC and The CW had mixed results during the night. For The CW, both Batwoman and Supergirl held in the demo but the total audiences slipped slightly. These drops likely aren’t anything to worry about. Batwoman remains the second most popular show on the network, so it will likely be renewed. Supergirl sits in the middle and will help to bridge the gap between the ending Arrowverse shows and the new ones coming in, so won’t be canceled yet.
While America’s Funniest Home Videos ticked up, Kids Say the Darndest Things dipped in the demo by 14%. This new unscripted series is certainly on the bubble. If Shark Tank lands another season (another show that dipped in the metrics) then Kids Say the Darndest Things should be renewed.
The Rookie lost 16% of its demo and 3% of its total audience. While the show continues to perform better than The Alec Baldwin show, it has dipped considerably compared to the first season. The TV ratings will have to steady if it wants to prove to be the stable option for Sunday night TV.
Check out the full Sunday TV ratings for Nov. 17.
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