Monday, Nov. 29 saw the majority of shows air new episodes. However, there were a few specials to fill some gaps. How did the live TV ratings fare?
ABC and The CW had two specials to start the night. With the end to another season of Dancing with the Stars last week, ABC filled the gap with CMA Country Christmas. We’re expecting more Christmas specials as there’s no point bringing new episodes of regular programming.
We just have to look at the second two hours of the night. There wasn’t a new episode of The Good Doctor again, as The Great Christmas Light Fight took up two hours from 9/8c.
The CW’s special, The Black Pack: We Three Kings, was fun and it doesn’t seem to have had a knock-on effect on 4400‘s live TV ratings. That’s a great sign for the new show. 4400 was up 66% in the demo and steady in the audience continuing the suggestion that there will be a renewal.
911 up, NCIS down in the live TV ratings
All other networks had new episodes of regular shows except NBC. It had a new series debut in the 10/9c timeslot with Ordinary Joe on a break. That show, That’s My Jam, performed very well in the timeslot. It won the demo of the timeslot and was one of the top demos of the whole night. It was only just behind NCIS: Hawaii in the total audience. This doesn’t bode well for Ordinary Joe but it does suggest that That’s My Jam will be renewed if it can remain stable in the live TV ratings.
This came off the back of The Voice being stable. This show is sure to be renewed.
CBS had a mixed night. The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola remained relatively steady after a two-week break. This is a good sign for both shows. However, both NCIS shows took a dip in the metrics.
I don’t think the dips are anything to be concerned about just yet. The numbers are still good overall on CBS. Plus, NCIS was still the top performer in the audience of the whole night with more than 7 million people tuning in.
FOX started the night well with 911, which was up 19% in the demo and 2% in the audience. The demo was the best of the night, and it’s a great sign after some dips recently. We’re sure to see Season 6 happen.
The Big Leap did see a 25% increase in the demo but a 1.5% decrease in the audience. With the show not getting a back order, I really doubt that it’s going to be renewed.
Take a look at the live TV ratings to see how your favorite shows performed on Monday, Nov. 29.
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