The live TV ratings were mixed across the networks on Sunday, Oct. 17. Here’s a look at how your favorite shows performed.
Let’s be honest; Sunday nights tend to be mixed when it comes to the live TV ratings. That’s especially the case for FOX and CBS. It all depends on which network has the Sunday afternoon game.
CBS had it this week, which meant all its shows should have been up. Most of them were. 60 Minutes, The Equalizer, and SEAL Team all saw decent ticks up. SEAL Team is still moving to Paramount+ permanently in a couple of weeks, but the upward ticks in the ratings are still positive.
NCIS: LA was the only CBS show to see downward ticks, and this is concerning. It’s not a slow drop-off throughout the night considering SEAL Team pulled in upward ticks in the hour after. In fact, SEAL Team‘s audience was higher than NCIS: LA‘s. Could it suggest that Season 13 is going to be the last of the TV crime drama?
Animation Domination down, The Rookie mixed in the live TV ratings
Meanwhile, FOX saw some big downward ticks. These will be nothing to worry about. Remember, FOX had the football last week and so got the big upward ticks. We’re used to the up and down in the live TV ratings this time of year. FOX will be used to it, too.
ABC and The CW are where we’re paying most of our attention. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune was down while Supermarket Sweep was up in both metrics. We’ll still likely see the two shows renewed considering they cost less than scripted shows to make.
The Rookie was down in the demo but steady in the total audience. The numbers are on the low side, but it depends on what ABC wants out of Sunday shows. The show is one of the bottom performers on the network, just ahead of A Million Little Things. I get a sense this could be the last season if the ratings don’t improve soon.
As for The CW, it’s hard to call what the network will do. All shows have been performing on the low side so there’s a chance the low figures won’t be an issue. Legends of the Hidden Temple did see upward ticks in both the demo and audience. This is after the second episode, which is excellent. As long as it stabilizes well quickly, we should see a renewal.
What about Killer Camp? I get the sense this show will be canceled. The demo was down 61% and while the audience was up 11%, it was still at 0.17 million and down from Legends of the Hidden Temple. It does cost less than scripted to create though which could just save it.
Check out the live TV ratings from Sunday, Oct. 17 to see how your favorite shows performed.
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