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Hot off the press, ABC has renewed the filler used reality series for another season. March Game is a revival of the 1960s series and is hosted by Alec Baldwin with each episode featuring several celebrity contestants. BuzzerBlog broke the news.


 Here are its ratings:

This was a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below!

Netflix has ordered a third season of their adult animation comedy F is for Family. The second season was released late last month, and this pickup isn't really all that surprising. The series stars Bill Burr and Laura Dern as the parents of a family in the 1970s. Season 2 consisted of 10 episodes, though no episode order for the third season has been announced. It's also unknown when the season will be released.

What do you think of this renewal? Let us know in the comments below!
It was an off night for a lot of show, with many dipping in the demo to hit or tie new season lows. The Bachelorette on ABC hit a new series low with a 1.2, a terrible number by the show's own standards but a great number for pretty much any other Summer show. It led into a horribly low 0.5 and 0.4 for the last two episodes of Downward Dog. On NBC, America's Got Talent dipped to 2.4, two tenths below last week but double anything else that aired in that time slot last night. World of Dance ticked up at 10, and it continues to be the standout newbie of the Summer. The CW's iZombie aired its final episode of the season last night, and it was steady at 0.3. Fox and CBS had repeats that were steady with last week.

Finals Update: NBC had some mixed results in the Finals as America's Got Talent (+0.1) adjusted up, but World of Dance (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMAmerica's Got Talent
2.5/10
12.11
NBC

The Bachelorette
1.2/5
4.77
ABC

NCIS (R)
0.6/3
6.21
CBS

Lethal Weapon (R)
0.4/2
1.75
Fox

The Flash (R)
0.2/1
0.65
The CW
9 PMBull (R)
0.6/2
5.47
CBS

iZombie (F)
0.3/1
0.84
The CW

The Mick (R)
0.3/1
1.21
Fox
9:30 PMBrooklyn Nine-Nine (R)
0.3/1
1.05
Fox
10 PMWorld of Dance
1.8/8
7.72
NBC

NCIS: New Orleans (R)
0.6/3
5.86
CBS

Downward Dog
0.5/2
2.16
ABC
10:30 PMDownward Dog (Series Finale)
0.4/2
1.81
ABC
Welcome to the series premiere of the Sporcle Off-Topic Quizzes of the Week. Here' you'll find quizzes on anything from Movies to Science! This week's topic is one that I've long found fascinating: History. Let the games begin!

#1- Female U.S. Senators (Picture Click)
This first quiz is my personal favorite non-TV quiz I've ever made. While I'm fascinated by all of History and Politics, I'm particularly interested in the Senate. Women in Government is also an interesting topic to me, so I combined two of my interests with this quiz. While I'd love to take credit for the whole quiz, the idea to make it a "Picture Click" was the idea of Sporcle's history editor, needapausebutton. Without him, this quiz would look totally different.

#2- US Presidents
If you've only played one History quiz on Sporcle, this is likely the one. With over 7 million plays, this quiz is by far the most played History quiz on Sporcle. And in this case, quantity (of plays) does equal quality. It's a quiz that can be very easy if you're a history buff and very difficult if you don't follow the presidents very closely. Either way, you should be able to get a few answers.
My Score: 45/45

#3- Original UN Members
I'm no expert on the UN, and I really don't know very much about it. I don't even really know the current members, so this was a challenge for me. For some reason, it didn't strike me to just start naming any country until about halfway through this. Nevertheless, I still found this quiz interesting, and it gave a snapshot of the UN from way back in 1945.
My Score: 31/51

RESULTS:
1- JB, 120 points
2- Game of Thrones PT, 75 points
3- Miguens, 53 points
4- Full Boyle, 37 points

TOURNAMENT
This is the first week of the Off-Topic TVRG-Sporcle Tournament. For each week, the number of questions you got correct on each quiz will be added up. The first place finisher receives 3 points for placing first, as well. This is the same scoring system used for the TV edition, which is posted once weekly on Sundays.

For those new to the Sporcle Quizzes of the Week, or those that need brushing up, to participate, just play all three quizzes and comment your scores on each.

Scores will be posted Wednesday.

Tournament Standings:
1- JB, 120 points
2- Game of Thrones PT, 75 points
3- Miguens, 53 points
4- Full Boyle, 37 points

Thanks for playing the Sporcle Quizzes of the Week! Make sure to participate in the original TV edition, every Sunday, only on TVRG. Tune in this Friday to the Off-Topic Quizzes of the Week for the music edition!


Welcome back to Game Day! In this edition, I'll give the series highs and series lows of three shows, as well as a couple hints. Make sure to leave your responses in the Google Forms embedded below.

Show #1
Series High: 4.5
Series Low: 0.6
Hint #1: Never finished a season with above-average ratings.
Hint #2: Still airing.

Show #2
Series High: 3.5
Series Low: 0.4
Hint #1: Took seasonal declines of over 40% in A18-49 ratings each season.
Hint #2: Recently went off the air.

Show #3:
Series High: 1.4
Series Low: 0.5
Hint #1: The series high was hit in Season 3 and matched in Season 4.
Hint #2: Still airing.



Welcome back to Game Day! This time, I'll provide series premiere and finale ratings for three shows, as well as two hints. In the form below, place your guesses. Each correct guess gets one point. This edition will close at the end of the day Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 27.

Show #1
Series Premiere: 5.0
Series Finale: 3.0
Hint #1: Comedy
Hint #2: Ended in the 2010s

ANSWER: The Office

Show #2
Series Premiere: 2.7
Series Finale: 2.9
Hint #1: Series premiere flopped, but ratings skyrocketed after moved behind a mega-hit.
Hint #2: Went above a 10.0 A18-49 rating on five occasions.

ANSWER: House

Show #3
Series Premiere: 11.2
Series Finale: 0.5
Hint #1: Premiere did not air after the Super Bowl.
Hint #2: The series finale was part of a revival over half a decade past when the show originally ran.

ANSWER: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Results For This Round
Alicia Florrick: 3
Full Boyle: 3
Miguens: 3
JB: 3
diegodaily: 3
darkness: 2
HV: 2
GameOfThronesPT: 2
Rebecca Bunch: 2

Total Results
JB: 13
Game of Thrones PT: 10
Rebecca Bunch: 9
Good Behavior in Animal Kingdom: 7
Miguens: 9
Full Boyle: 9
Raph: 3
diegodaily: 5
darkness: 4
HV: 4
Alicia Florrick: 3
Existence: 1
omabin: 1
Who Shot JR: 1



Cable Renew/Cancel - Freeform, TNT, & Syfy: Summer Predictions 1











Show
Prediction
Predicted
Young & Hungry
🙂

Famous in Love
🙂

Stitchers
😨

The Bold Type
😢


Famous in Love: The Bella Thorne led comedy will likely be back for another ten episodes in the new year. Premiering to a modest rating back in April, the Hollywood drama could have performed decently in the live ratings and easily scored a second season renewal. However, Freeform thought it would be a fantastic idea to make the series available on Hulu, iTunes, VOD, everywhere, which tanked the live ratings. However, Beyond also suffered the same scheduling, and was renewed for another season. Freeform boasted a few weeks after the premiere that the soap did quite well across all platforms, so that combined with it reminds me of Beyond's situation, I. Marlene King being attached, Bella Thorne, and the dire state of Freeflop makes me think we'll likely see season two of the drama.

The Bold Type: Aired a sneak peak last week. I know you're probably like, "wait, what? I didn't even know what The Strong Kind was! Much less that it aired a sneak peek!", don't worry, not many people did. The preview was watched by an abysmal 240k people, and scored a lowest of low 0.1 in the 18-49 demo. Sure, you could argue that it was a hardly promoted-sneak peak, and it was, but that's not going to justify the show all of the sudden becoming a hit in time for its official premiere next month. Sure, it'll possibly catch a few more eyeballs, but its not going to do well enough to get renewed, the rating and buzz thus far is just too bad. One and done.















Show
Prediction
Predicted
Claws
😊

Animal Kingdom
😀

Will
Premieres July


Claws: TNT has found another breakout summer hit. The network's first ever dramedy has proven to be a steady success, scoring a solid 0.4 for its premiere, growing for its second episode, and only falling back to a 0.4 last episode against heavy competition. The ratings are there, so, the ex-Scream Queens star led series will return for a second season.














Show
Prediction
Predicted
Dark Matter
🙂

Blood Drive
🙂

Wynonna Earp
😕



Blood Drive: The quirky drama is still on a slippery ratings slope. It's done okay for Syfy summer, but nothing to brag about by any means. If it can hold some ground for a few more airings, the cheapness will likely save it, but the ratings need to remain where they are.

What do you think of the predictions? What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments below!


KEY:
😊 - Certain to be Renewed
😀 - Likely to be Renewed
🙂 - Leans Renewal
😕 - Leans Cancellation
😨 - Likely to be Canceled
😢  - Certain to be Canceled

Hello folks! Welcome to a long overdue installment of Jess's Take. The Monday cable ratings are out, and I have plenty to say about what goes on in cable.

Just How Low Can Freeform Go?
Last night, Shadowhunters scored a 0.25 and Stitchers scored a 0.14 in the adults 18-49 demographic. Considering this, Shadowhunters is a weak lead-in. While most of Freeform's lower tier shows are scoring in the 0.1 range, let this fact sink in. The network will be losing Pretty Little Liars, their highest rated show.

I can say this: the prognosis for this "Becomer" network is not looking good. Even if the focus is turned to streaming, a 0.1 or less is not even going to cut it. But with Beyond already renewed, how in the world would Freeform cut ties with its lower tier? I just don't see a clear way out of the ratings abyss.

MTV vs. VH1: Some Ratings Data
Here is some ratings data from both last night's ratings from VH1 and MTV.

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta - 1.30
Basketball Wives - 0.93
Daytime Divas - 0.39

Teen Mom - 0.75
My Super Sweet 16 - 0.28
Promposal - 0.15

It looks like VH1 is the clear winner in last night's cable ratings. But in the context of this, how in the world can a deprioritized network win over one of Viacom's core six networks? 

Earlier this year, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish named MTV as one of the six core networks along with BET, Comedy Central, Nick, Nick Jr., and Spike TV (which will be renamed the Paramount Network come January). As a result, networks like CMT, VH1, and TVLand were deprioritized. Clearly, the results are showing. 

For MTV, here's the simple fact. When you are losing to VH1, you definitely need to rethink your programming choices. It's not even going to bode well for the upcoming Throwdown Thursdays lineup. The jury is still out on how Wild 'n Out will do, but based on the ratings of the last three episodes of season 8 (0.19, 0.17, 0.16), I think that it will pull 0.1-0.2 ratings, especially since it moved to 11pm. 11pm may have worked fine on MTV2 for the Nick Cannon hosted show, but it's a death sentence on MTV. We'll see what happens. 

Stay tuned for more installments of Jess's Take in the coming weeks and check out more TV Ratings Guide articles for more in-depth analysis, ratings reports, and more! 


AMC has renewed Better Call Saul for a fourth season. The latest season of the series averaged a 0.59 in the 18-49 ratings and 1.65 million viewers. While it was down 34% from the previous year, it remains a solid performer for the network. The series is a crime drama that stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, and Patrick Fabian. 

What do you think of this news? Will you be watching season 4 of Better Call Saul? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. 
It's the sixth week of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and we have a veteran show returning to the mix. Stay tuned for my initial prediction for it. Plus, find out which summer shows have already been axed.

Certain to be Canceled:
N/A

Likely to be Canceled:
The Night Shift (0.6)

Leans Cancellation:
The Carmichael Show (0.8)

Leans Renewal:
N/A

Likely to be Renewed:
N/A

Certain to be Renewed:
N/A

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.4, DE FACTO CANCELED)
Downward Dog (0.8, CANCELED)

Yet to Premiere:
Somewhere Between (July 2017)
Midnight, Texas (July 2017)
Salvation (July 2017)
Marlon (August 2017)
Hooten & the Lady (July 2017)
Zoo (June 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)


The Night Shift: This medical drama returned this week with a dismal 0.6. This is really bad for an unowned series that took quite some time to get renewed last season. While it still theoretically could tick up to a decent number, the prognosis is bad on this one. It isn't going to be easy for it to get a renewal. It's also pretty far from syndication, so I'm not sure how badly Sony is going to push for this one. It's LIKELY TO BE CANCELED.

Still Star-Crossed: While ABC isn't outright saying it, this show is a cancelled. The show is being moved to Saturdays, where it will die. There is no chance of a renewal at this point. I'm considering it  DE FACTO CANCELED

Downward Dog: Despite doing respectable numbers for its first few weeks and finding a pretty loyal audience, this ABC sitcom has unfortunately been taken to the pound by ABC. It has been CANCELLED after one season leaving fans (like myself) devastated.

Stay tuned next week and every Tuesday after that for my initial predictions on Zoo, which starts its third season later this week.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.
Monday night saw some declines, but the most notable of those is the Bachelorette. ABC's Monday anchor dipped two tenths to a new season low, which helped American Ninja Warrior beat it for the first place crown last night. It wasn't all bad news for ABC, though. A repeat of Celebrity Family Feud did better than anything Still-Star Crossed, Conviction, Big Fan or Quantico did in that slot this season. It's a great result for the network, and they've been rewarded with the swift (though some may say not swift enough) yanking of Still Star-Crossed.  As mentioned before, NBC's American Ninja Warrior edged out The Bachelorette for first last night, as it remained steady at 1.5. Its lead-out Spartan did well again, but not quite as well with a one tenth decline. Fox's SYTYCD was finally down to 0.8, which is likely still enough to score it a renewal. Superhuman stayed steady at a mediocre-but-fine 0.7. The CW remained steady despite Whose Line? not even airing an original, and CBS saw small declines as Man With a Plan and Mom repeats both came in at 0.6 vs. last week's 0.7s.

Finals Update: It was a huge adjustments day as Superhuman (-0.1), Spartan (-0.1), both Whose Line? repeats (-0.1 each), a Supergirl repeat (-0.1), a Kevin Can Wait rerun (-0.1), and a Life in Pieces repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PM
American Ninja Warrior
1.5/6
5.99
NBC

1.4/6
5.34
ABC

So You Think You Can Dance
0.8/4
3.11
Fox

Kevin Can Wait (R)
0.6/3
4.35
CBS

Supergirl (R)
0.2/1
1.27
The CW
8:30 PM
Man With a Plan (R)
0.6/3
4.00
CBS
9 PM
Superhuman
0.6/3
2.46
Fox

Mom (R)
0.6/3
4.08
CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)
0.2/1
1.23
The CW
9:30 PM
Life in Pieces (R)
0.5/2
3.57
CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)
0.2/1
1.34
The CW
10 PM
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
1.0/4
3.92
NBC

Celebrity Family Feud (R)
0.9/4
4.28
ABC

Scorpion (R)
0.5/2
3.76
CBS
It was a low night all around, but ABC dominated once again and actually rebounded after last week's drops at 9 and 10 PM. ABC's anchor Celebrity Family Feud was steady at 1.4, but Funderdome and the $100,000 Pyramid both ticked up to a 1.1, up one and two tenths, respectively. That's pretty much where the good news ends, though. Every other network had some really low ratings and not one of them managed to break a 0.8. Despicable Me can describe two things on NBC last night, the movie they ran and the ratings for 7 PM newsmagazine Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly. Sunday Night dropped another tenth, now performing at 50% of its premiere rating. Despicable Me didn't exactly light up the charts, either, but it steadily grew all night long before settling at an average of about 0.65. It's lead-out was a repeat of Little Big Shots: Forever Young at 0.5. On Fox, American Grit got even more pathetic and ticked down to tie its 0.4 premiere rating. It actually rated lower than its Family Guy repeat lead-in, which is a feat on its own, really. CBS had their final all-repeat night before Big Brother comes in to save them from Sunday night obscurity, and things went absolutely horrifically from 8-10, with Madam Secretary repeating at 0.2 and Code Black and NCIS: LA repeats down a tenth each. 60 Minutes was up two tenths, however, which gives CBS some good news, at least.

Finals Update: A repeat of Madam Secretary (+0.1) adjusted up. The Code Black repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
7 PM
America's Funniest Home Videos (R)
0.7/4
3.92
ABC

60 Minutes (R)
0.7/4
7.20
CBS

0.4/2
3.41
NBC

Bob's Burgers (R)
0.3/2
0.90
Fox
7:30 PM
The Last Man on Earth (R)
0.2/1
0.63
Fox
8 PM
Celebrity Family Feud
1.4/6
7.08
ABC

Despicable Me
0.6/3
2.53
NBC

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
0.4/2
4.96
CBS

The Simpsons (R)
0.4/2
1.06
Fox
8:30 PM
Family Guy (R)
0.5/3
1.20
Fox
9 PM
Steve Harvey's Funderdome
1.1/5
5.48
ABC

American Grit
0.4/2
1.03
Fox

Madam Secretary (R)
0.3/1
3.80
CBS
10 PM
The $100,000 Pyramid
1.1/5
5.21
ABC

Little Big Shots: Forever Young (R)
0.5/2
2.40
NBC

Code Black (R)
0.2/1
3.16
CBS