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Tuesday was a finale-packed night, with many shows ending their seasons last night. One show that's only just begun is Downward Dog, which aired its time-slot premiere. After a relatively low premiere, the show surprised by holding up very well, down just a tenth despite the loss of a lead-in and lower viewing levels. It's a pretty solid number considering some of the factors going against it, though it will face major competition next week with AGT, so that's going to be its true strength test. Behind it was the Dancing With the Stars finale, which came in a half point lower this Monday's performance show. On CBS, Bull aired behind an NCIS repeat and was noticeable effected, down two tenths to tie a series low. Behind it was another low-rated edition of 48 Hours: NCIS. Over on NBC, Great News had two higher-rated episodes at 0.7 and 0.8. They weren't exactly high rated, but the episodes still were stronger than the ugly 0.7/0.6s from last week. The Voice was up four tenths from last Tuesday and was pretty steady with this Monday's performance show with a 1.9, improving the 9 PM slot by an insane amount. Over on the CW, The Flash won the 8 PM hour with a 1.1, while iZombie ticked up preliminarily, though, other than its premiere, it has yet to hold onto a 0.4 in the finals. On Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was even with last week, though Prison Break hit a new low against the increased competition from the Voice and DWTS.

Finals Update: Dancing With the Stars (+0.1) adjusted up. iZombie (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Flash (F)1.1/52.97The CW

Downward Dog1.0/45.71ABC

NCIS (R)0.9/48.31CBS

Great News0.7/33.13Fox

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.7/31.81NBC
8:30 PMDancing With the Stars (F)1.4/58.83ABC

Great News (F)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (F)
0.8/3
0.6/2
3.07
1.55
NBC
Fox
9 PMThe Voice (F)1.9/79.06NBC

Bull (F)1.1/48.35CBS

Prison Break0.7/31.91Fox

iZombie0.3/11.04The CW
10 PM48 Hours: NCIS0.6/24.67CBS

Welcome to another installment of Jess's Take! Since summer is approaching, I thought I would provide some filler articles until the fall television season approaches. In this installment, I definitely have a lot to say about cable channel Freeform.

Freeform (or shall I say Freefall) continues its ratings downward spiral, to the point where the highest rated show outside of Pretty Little Liars regularly gets a 0.2 in the adults 18-49 demographic. Last week, Famous in Love plunged below a 0.1 in the key demographic. Add to the fact that the entire first season was available on the Freeform website and app. That 0.09 is close to the lowest rating that Guilt and Beyond got. All this adds to the many instances that show that Freeform is collapsing before our very eyes.

Case in point, I want to talk about the new talk show Truth & Iliza. The show stumbled in its debut with a 0.03 in the A18-49 demographic. That is lower than any premiere I've seen left to date. Take away the 3 from that number, and you have a show that has premiered at the Blutarsky. It also had only 92,000 viewers for the premiere. That's also puzzling to me. The viewership has drifted lower each week, from 92,000, to 85,000 viewers, to last week's 74,000 viewers. The key A18-49 demographic has fluctuated between 0.02 and 0.03 each week. Both numbers round down to 0.0. That should be an automatic certain cancelation and should scream pull me, but that dud is continuing to air out its order on a dud cable network.

I really do not understand why Freeform's ratings struggles are not as public as Viacom's is, but the network formerly known as ABC Family and its leadership needs to be held accountable for the continued ratings decline. Even binge watching cannot save this sinking ship. So, I shall provide the sweet sound of the Hamiltones that also has the biggest hee-haw.

This concludes this installment. Stay tuned to the TV Ratings Guide for more updates.

I've embedded a quick survey to evaluate us on this season if you would like. Contributors are also allowed to fill this out. The responses are anonymous, not mandatory, and will not be held against anyone. It's just to see if we have lived up to expectations this season and what we can do to improve.


***Spoilers Ahead***

The Bank Job

FOX

It's standard procedure that Brooklyn Nine-Nine ends each season with a cliffhanger. Some are more interesting than others (Going into witness protection after taking down a crime mob vs Holt leaving the Nine-Nine), but ultimately, no loose ends will be tied up. "The Bank Job" does a great job setting up for the finale and reintroduces us to an old favorite.

First off, the cold opening is handled really well. While it has a lot to do with the plot, unlike most great cold openings, it's really hilarious to see serious police work being discussed in a setting as silly as a Razzmatazz class. Things start to heat up when Jake & Rosa choose Adrain Pimento as the one to interrogate/beat up in order to prove to Hawkins that they're dirty cops. Pimento is a character one either loves or hate. I'm definitely on the "love" side simply because his madcap style of comedy meshes well with the rest of the squad. A great example of this is the interrogation scene as Peralta beats him up and it's super difficult to tell if he's in real pain or just faking it (until he admits he doesn't have health care). Still, I think Pimento works best in short and abrupt doses, his shtick would probably get a little old if he were a series regular. Nonetheless, he seriously steals the show here. 

Aside from the Pimento stuff, we're met with the strong duo of Jake & Rosa as they get drunk and high at the bar with the rest of Hawkin's gang. There's not much to say except that these two continue to work extremely well off each other. The writers shake things up as the two are forced to take part in a bank robbery and ultimately double-crossed by Hawkins. If these episodes weren't airing two at a time, this would have been a great cliffhanger, but we end up getting answers five minutes later in the next episode. 

Outside of the main hijinks, we're hit with the news that Gina is pregnant. I'm sure the writers got inspiration for this side-plot due to Peretti's real-life pregnancy. Nevertheless, there's really nothing special to this story. Boyle's constant meddling just seems annoying here instead of funny as he continues being incredibly inappropriate while Terry & Amy pretty much do nothing. If there is any payoff to this plot, it has to be when Milton Boyle (the father of the child) shows up and turns out to not be the loser that Charles said he was. I guess standards of "cool" are just different in the Boyle family.

"The Bank Job" is a stellar Brooklyn Nine-Nine outing. I loved seeing Pimento return and the writers really know how to keep things interesting and exciting. 


Grade: A


Crime and Punishment 

FOX


The stakes are always raised when Brooklyn Nine-Nine produces its season finale and that stays true in tonight's installment.

Things pick up as the squad and the lawyer talk over how they can win the case. Long story short, Jake & Rosa's alibis are demolished. It's expected that Brooklyn Nine-Nine puts these characters in a terrible situation, but the stakes are much higher here as the two are faced with serious charges and aside from Peralta's humorous outbursts, there isn't a very comedic tone to this court case. That doesn't stop "Crime and Punishment" from producing a genuinely touching moment. Ultimately, Holt manages to stop Rosa from fleeing the country and makes her realize how much her family (the Nine-Nine) would miss her. It may seem a bit cliche, but it's a nice change of pace to witness a normally stone-cold character like Rosa express her emotions.

Meanwhile, Jake and Amy find the former cop who was double-crossed by Hawkins in order to have him testify in court. I thought it was a pretty major twist to have him turn out to actually be working for Hawkins, but it's one that ended up making things more exciting, though I will say that I was really getting invested in his story. 

In a slightly lower stakes plot, Boyle and Terry try to get a hacker to break into the bank account to prove Jake & Rosa innocent. It was a phenomenal running gag to have Terry's information continue to be hacked by each new hacker because we got to learn all these cool new details about him. Speaking of running gags, the judge and Carl from season 2's "Jake & Sophia" and season 3's "Karen Peralta" reappear. I find it pretty amusing that they always show up in every court case that the 9-9 take part in, it's even funnier since Jake, Boyle, or anyone in the squad don't seem to recognize them. 

Ultimately, "Crime and Punishment" caps off a solid season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It leaves the audience hanging, but at the same time makes them more excited for the next season. I really hope that the writers don't return to status quo after just 3-4 episodes, but even if they do, it'll still be very interesting to see how things play out 


Grade: A

Season Grade: B


Thanks for reading my review of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. 


The season finale's case takes the team to Miami, where J.P. defends a single mother.


S1E23 "Benevolent Deception"

J.P. is hired to represent a woman who was found with heroin hidden at her house. Bull is opposed to this case, because it is likely being funded by drug money, but J.P. insists that  they do this case because of the woman they will be helping. The jurors don't want to be there because they are scared, so the court decides to use an anonymous jury, which presents a unique challenge to Bull. How does he analyze a jury he knows nothing about?

Bull will have to rely heavily on the juror's voices and answers to their questions. Bull is still against the client's brother, and after he confronts the client, J.P. gets angry. telling Bull that this should be their last case working together. The team discovers that the 911 call came from the son. Bull tells the client this, and reasons that he was trying to protect his mother, because he saw his uncle bring the drugs the house.

Going behind J.P's back, the team meets, and they decide that Benny and Bull will work with the mother to cooperate with the government. The prosecution and judge works with them in court, to keep this a secret. This way of going about things is interesting, though it is annoying that in a show about a jury consultant, the decision came down to the judge. Bull helps J.P. get out of the way of the responsibility when the brother ends up getting arrested.


This was an interesting case, though the anonymous jury obstacle turned out to be no obstacle at all, which made it pointless, and annoying considering that this show is supposed to deal heavily with the jury.

Score: 7.5/10

What do you think of "Benevolent Deception"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
In the final two episodes of the first season of Great News, Carol struggles at school, and Katie makes a big discovery in her hacking story.


S1E9 "Carol Has a Bully"

It is revealed that Greg's grandmother owns the network, and they have to impress her when she comes to visit. Greg's grandmother gives the job to his brother, and Chuck realizes that he is in love with her. Greg stands up for himself, so his grandmother finally approves of him.

Katie discovers that Carol hasn't been going to school. This is an interesting problem for Katie that this show's premise allows. It's hilarious when Carol says that she has a bully, and this turns out to be the teacher. Carol has to study for the midterm the next day, and it's funny when Katie refers to Blindspot with how Carol has written the answers on her arms and legs.

Katie helps Carol, but as a result neglects her story. Carol gets upset at Katie for accusing her of using pregnancy as an excuse for quitting school the first time around. However, Katie ends up standing up for Carol, and as a result gets fired.


S1E10 "Carol's Eleven"

Katie enjoys not working, but Carol tries to get her to apply for new jobs. Everyone is annoyed with how Greg is running things, due to his grandmother's influence. Katie moves back in with Carol, which she is excited about, but she still feels that there is something wrong.

Katie discovers that Greg's grandmother is behind the hacking, but when they threaten to expose this, she insists that they air her version of the story. Katie, however, comes up with a plan. They do a fake show, where there is a hilarious line from Portia about what a homicide victim may be hiding, while the real show is filmed on the roof.

The grandmother attempts to shut down the show, but she fails. It's funny when Katie doesn't get the credit for this, but tries to. Near the end of the episode, Greg is about to kiss Katie when others come into the room, so he covers by saying it's a British thing, and it's hilarious when then he has to kiss a bunch of the employees.


The first episode of the hour was enjoyable the whole way through, though it didn't stand out in any way. It had funny jokes, and the story worked very well, but it wasn't hilarious or anything. I mostly really enjoyed the season finale, though I felt that the scenes where Carol saw Katie as a kid still felt like too much.

Score: 9/10 (episode 9)

Score: 9.5/10 (episode 10)

What did you think of "Carol Has a Bully" and "Carol's Eleven"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

It's hard to believe that it's already the finale of Dancing With the Stars. I remember my anticipation that the season would be starting like it was just yesterday. We've seen a lot of dances, a lot of spray tans, and a lot of sequins. Let's get to my final review of Dancing With the Stars (well, for this season, I'll be back for season 25 in fall).

Night 1:

Rashad Jennings & Emma
These dances tonight were really excellent. Rashad was so great. His first dance was beautiful and he was very graceful. His second dance was so much fun to watch and it was just amazing. If I was basing my opinion solely on these final performances, this is Rashad's Mirror Ball to lose.
My Score (Viennese Waltz): 10
My Score (Freestyle): 10

Normani Kordei & Val
I was pretty disappointed by Normani's dances tonight. Her quickstep was good, but it wasn't as top-notch as I've come to expect from her. There wasn't really anything major wrong with it, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Her freestyle was also disappointing. It just didn't really feel like a freestyle, and it wasn't really anything special. My Score (Quickstep): 9
My Score (Freestyle): 9


David Ross & Lindsay
David was really good tonight. While his Viennese Waltz was my least favorite dance of the night, his freestyle was so fun to watch and was really good. It wasn't an all-time-great freestyle, but it was certainly great to watch. My Score (Viennese Waltz): 8
My Score (Freestyle): 10

Superlatives

Dance of the Night: Rashad's Freestyle
Worst of the Night: David's Viennese Waltz

My Rankings for the Week:
1- Rashad's Freestyle
2- Rashad's Viennese Waltz
3- David's Freestyle
4- Normani's Quickstep
5-Normani's Freestyle
6- David's Viennese Waltz

Wrap-Up
This was a great finale. It was short, so it allowed for an episode filled with dancing and fun. I'm very excited to see who wins. I think it's really close, but I'm going with Normani.
Episode Score: 9.5/10
Episode Grade: A
Welcome to the first week of the Summer Renew/Cancel. I'm Rebecca Bunch and I'll be taking over for Hunter this season. These first few weeks won't have very many shows, but more will be joining soon. These Renew/Cancels will only include scripted programming, as unscripted shows will be covered in the Summer Reality Renew/Cancel posts done by Jon. Let's begin.

Certain to be Canceled:
N/A

Likely to be Canceled:
N/A

Leans Cancellation:
Downward Dog (1.1)

Leans Renewal:
N/A

Likely to be Renewed:
N/A

Certain to be Renewed:
N/A

Fate Determined:
N/A

Yet to Premiere:
Still Star-Crossed (May 2017)
Somewhere Between (July 2017)
Midnight, Texas (July 2017)
Salvation (July 2017)
Marlon (August 2017)
The Carmichael Show (May 2017)
The Night Shift (June 2017)
Hooten & the Lady (July 2017)
Zoo (June 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)

Downward Dog- The very first summer series to debut was in a pretty good position, as far as Summer series go. It had a nice promotional push and received the best comedy lead-in on ABC. The premiere was pretty disappointing in the ratings department, with a 1.1 rating. While that would be fine (and incredibly renewable) for a normal episode, especially if it was self-starting on Tuesday in Summer, this is a premiere with a cushy lead-in. I don't expect the show to hold up that number at all. But I don't have any actual facts to back that up at the moment, so for now the Allison Tolman-led sitcom LEANS CANCELLATION. Stay tuned for an update next week, when the series will potentially be downgraded.

Next Week, Still Star-Crossed will premiere. Stay tuned for my initial prediction for it next Tuesday, and my other predictions every Tuesday after that.

What do you think of my predictions? What do you think will become of Downward Dog? Let me know in the comments below.
Before I get started, note that this article can be seen as a sequel of sorts to "The Hits and Misses of Famous Creators and Franchises", which can be found here. Turns out, ABC's recent failure Conviction isn't the only show named Conviction that didn't make it past the first 13 episodes.



Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
While the CSI and NCIS franchises are far more well-known, CBS has also made two spin-offs for popular, yet only partially-owned, Criminal Minds. The first spin off, Suspect Behavior, came in Criminal Minds' sixth season. As mentioned in the other article, its second episode got a 2.4 A18-49 Live + Same Day rating out of a 3.2 for Criminal Minds.  Not terrible, just a little bit below league average. The season finale, however, hit a 1.8 rating airing after a rerun of the mother show, just 70% of the league average that season. It never saw a second season.

CBS was a little bit more patient on Beyond Borders, which premiered last season. Its 1.25 average out of a 1.6 average lead-in wasn't terrible, and it was remarkable how it received an ugly 1.1 out of a 2.1, but a much more stellar 1.0 out of a 1.0. The second season is where it fell apart. The fact that an episode received a 0.8 rating out of a 1.6 for the mother show is simply not acceptable, that's rejection at its finest. If anyone was to accept Beyond Borders it should be the fans of the mother show, yet the show only had half the audience.

Whether CBS looks for a third Criminal Minds spin-off or not is a big question-mark, though it wouldn't be surprising to see one come during the find season of the mother show.

Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Trial By Jury
If you turn on your TV right now, I'm guessing you'll find at least two or three Dick Wolf shows airing. Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU are airing in syndication seemingly all the time, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent also made it 10 seasons. Both peaked as monster hits, and while Law & Order didn't exactly have a glamorous goodbye, it's still arguably one of the most remembered shows of all time. Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Trial By Jury didn't exactly live up to that standard. In 2010, NBC canceled both the original show and LA, something that they probably wouldn't be able to get away with today given Dick Wolf has even more of a presence there now. While Law & Order: LA was a failure, only getting to air 22 episodes, Trial By Jury was even worse, with only 13 episodes and even then, only 12 aired on NBC (the final aired on Court TV). Airing on Fridays at 10pm, the final episodes went below 10 million viewers, which was considered poor in 2005. Compare that to the over 15 million viewers SVU was receiving, and the 12 million that the original show was getting a decade and a half after it premiered. And remember that 1.8 that Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior received that sealed its fate negatively? Law & Order: LA got a 1.3 that same night.

CSI: Cyber
At one point, CBS had the original CSI alongside CSI: New York and CSI: Miami all doing very well for them. However, eventually the two spin-offs were canceled and CSI was declining fast as well in its new Sunday time slot. The plan was to end the original CSI show and carry on with the franchise with CSI: Cyber. The short first season didn't exactly do all that great in the ratings, but being part of the CSI franchise both meant international sales, network support, and Ted Danson signing on to do Season 2. It didn't work, and CBS realized that the glory days of the CSI franchise had come to an end. It wouldn't be too surprising if they eventually either rebooted the original CSI or made yet another spin-off, but Cyber showed that not all CSI spin-offs are surefire hits.

NCIS: Red
If you don't remember this one, don't beat yourself up. NCIS: Red never made it past the pilot stage. While NCIS and NCIS: LA were big hits, this NCIS: LA spin-off clearly was not liked by CBS brass and/or focus groups. There was speculation that this spin-off would lead to CBS creating an all-NCIS Tuesday, and it would be one of the most obvious pick-ups of the season. Something about the show had to have been off; probably it was just plain bad, whether that be because they couldn't find the right off-screen talent or if the acting was sub-par. It almost certainly wasn't because they were afraid of over-saturation, as NCIS: New Orleans was ordered to series just a year after this forgotten failure.

Chicago Justice
This article wouldn't be complete without discussing the cancelation of Chicago Justice. As part of the Chicago franchise, it was expected that the show wouldn't really be a big hit, but nonetheless a solid player that helps out NBC's schedule. While it did decently on Sundays, much better than the comedy block that had aired there the season before, NBC realized that airing Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, Law & Order: SVU, and Law & Order: True Crime in one season was probably a bit much. It's tough to say whether or not Chicago Justice would have been a solid player on Friday and eventually syndication, but since none of the Chicago shows are syndicated it seems NBC is moving on to supporting just the ones that are actually doing well in the ratings: Fire and PD. The lower-rated Med, while renewed, has been benched.

Of all the shows discussed here, there has only been one other time where four shows in the same franchise were airing at once. In the 2004-05 season, NBC aired not only the original Law & Order, but also SVU, Trial By Jury, and Criminal Intent. As already discussed, Trial By Jury didn't do well. Justice is to the Chicago franchise what Trial By Jury was to the Law & Order franchise.

What do you think? Leave your comments below!


Welcome to The Trends! This installment takes on the trend of canceling shows that were six seasons deep but not owned by the network. If you've missed the previous articles, they can be found by clicking on the titles below:

The Trends Part 1: Renewing More Low-Rated Shows
The Trends Part 2: Massive Time Slot Upgrades to Newer Comedies
The Trends Part 3: Less Reliance On The Super-Creator

Considering that most of the shows on broadcast TV these days get very similar ratings, it should not be surprising to see a slightly lower-rated show get renewed over a higher-rated show for multiple factors. These include the age and ownership of the show, both of which play a role in the show's profit. The past NBC sitcom Community, which to say the least was never a ratings hit, coined the "Six Seasons and a Movie" term, and as the show kept getting renewed, fans started joking that Community could somehow make it that far without ever really being a hit. Unfortunately, six seasons and no movie was the final fate of the show, assuming they don't somehow convince a movie studio to do a feature film. Turns out, Community wouldn't be the only show to suffer from six seasons and no movie; the fate also recently came to 2 Broke Girls and Last Man Standing.


For several years, ABC has tried to fix their Tuesday at 8pm time slot by airing one of their buzziest new shows there. Last Man Standing was one of them, and it didn't work out. While it premiered well, ratings sunk to levels that would not be acceptable given the landscape of ratings then. Regardless, ABC renewed it and saw an opening on Friday, where audiences could accept the Tim Allen-starring multi-cam. Of course, it naturally took a big drop in its second season, but those ratings looked acceptable for a Friday night. It more or less steadied off after that, and while it was often unsuccessful of launching whatever show ABC tried to air after it, it was still a stronger show each season. If it was renewed for a seventh season and did a similar ratings trajectory, it may even have ended up averaging higher than the Big 4 league average, something that very few Friday shows can accomplish.

However, each year Tim Allen's high salary put the show on the bubble. For all the credit it has been given, it's still a multi-cam sitcom airing on a Friday night with below-average ratings, and Tim Allen's salary far exceeded the typical salary for that kind of show. For the longest time though, ABC kept renewing the show and kept placing a different show at 8:30pm. Going into the 2016-17 season, they finally found the perfect fit with Dr. Ken. However, at the end of the season, Dr. Ken was down over 20% from its first season, while the contracts on Last Man Standing had expired. Many expected for this to be worked out because Sony would have worked magic to get Dr. Ken to syndication, and that ABC would renew the two shows because they still did way better in the ratings than The Toy Box, which replaced them in April. Instead, Last Man Standing became more expensive than ABC would have liked, and Dr. Ken was canceled alongside it. In the fall, Once Upon a Time is scheduled to air there, which despite having a much better time slot than Last Man Standing, very rarely, if ever, rated higher than that week's episode of Last Man Standing. This is a classic example of how as much as we talk about ratings, profits are what really matter. While a lot of times ratings are a very strong indicator of a show's profits, that certainly was not the case here.


2 Broke Girls, while another show fitting the six seasons and no movie mold, had the writing on the wall much before the show was canceled. The first negative sign for it was how they not only picked up Superior Donuts off-cycle, but also moved 2 Broke Girls to 9:30pm, not allowing it to launch the show. If a show is in its sixth season and isn't trusted to launch and/or support a show, the people working on the show better hope that it's making the network a ton of money in syndication or via streaming. Since CBS did not own 2 Broke Girls, it wasn't making money off of it in either of these ways. The second kiss of death was the fact that Superior Donuts really did no worse than 2 Broke Girls, the former of which CBS owns and is almost certainly less expensive. And while CBS typically does a mass renewal and then holds off another couple for May, the fact that 2 Broke Girls was omitted from the mass renewal that contained not only Superior Donuts, but also Man with a Plan and Life in Pieces, was a bad sign. Simply put, CBS ran out of room for a show that's more expensive than the others that are owned and doing similar ratings. Had they owned it, it probably would have gotten a seventh season. Supposedly it is very lucrative for Warner Brothers in syndication, but that's irrelevant to CBS.

Networks almost always favor the shows they own versus the ones they don't. It should be noted that Once Upon a Time, also in its sixth season but lower-rated, is an in-house production. With their cast contracts expiring, they showed no mercy towards Last Man Standing and 2 Broke Girls. They were both good syndication players and were solidly-rated, but from a monetary standpoint the fact that the networks didn't own them made that irrelevant. There has been a lot of public fan outcry, but we've simply moved away from a time where ratings and profits were 100% correlated.

What do you think? Leave your comments below!

Monday was a very good night for most of broadcast, with many shows improving on last week's performances. ABC has the best night by far, with Dancing With the Stars rising a solid three tenths for the first part of its finale. The Bachelorette was an insane improvement on the 10 PM slot, nearly tripling Quantico's performance in that slot and it improved the 9 PM hour, as well. It was down a bit from the 2016 premiere, but it was still a very strong performance. The Voice on NBC was also up, though it was by just a tenth. It's lead-out, Running Wild, was lower than The Wall's performance these past few weeks, but was still an improvement on many episodes of Taken, so that's something. On Fox, Gotham was up a tenth, but Lucifer stayed stuck at a 0.8. It's not a promising rating at all for Lucifer, which will have to lead into newbie The Gifted in fall. All I can say is that the Gifted will likely have its work cut out for it. CBS aired filler programming after airing the finales of all of their Monday shows in the past few weeks. Their Diana special pulled in pretty weak ratings and was well below the MWAP finale and Big Bang/Kevin repeats airing last week. The Carpool Karaoke special was also pretty weak, and was down two tenths from last year's edition.

Finals Update: The Voice (+0.1) and Princess Diana: Her Life (+0.1) adjusted up. Jane the Virgin (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Voice2.0/89.48NBC

Dancing With the Stars1.8/710.38ABC

Gotham1.0/42.88Fox

Princess Diana: Her Life0.8/36.11CBS

Supergirl (F)0.6/32.13The CW
9 PMThe Bachelorette (P)1.8/75.67ABC

Lucifer0.8/33.04Fox

Jane the Virgin (F)0.3/11.01The CW
10 PMRunning Wild with Bear Grylls0.9/43.69NBC

The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Special 20170.7/34.23CBS
Welcome to the full list of series that have been renewed, canceled, picked up to series, and pilots that have been passed on. Even though this is meant to inform you on decisions made in the weeks leading up to Upfronts, I'll be including every show. Clicking on each show's name will lead you to the renewal/cancellation/pickup/pass announcement.

Renewals
ABC:
The Goldbergs
American Housewife
Designated Survivor
Speechless
The Middle
Grey's Anatomy
Scandal
How to Get Away with Murder
Modern Family
Blackish
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
Once Upon a Time
Fresh Off the Boat
Quantico

NBC:
Great News
Trial & Error
Law & Order: SVU
Taken
The Good Place
This Is Us
Superstore
Shades of Blue
Blindspot
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
The Blacklist
Timeless


CBS:
Man With a Plan
Superior Donuts
Kevin Can Wait
Scorpion
Bull
NCIS
NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: Los Angeles
Madam Secretary
MacGyver
Hawaii Five-0
Blue Bloods
The Big Bang Theory
Mom
Life in Pieces
Criminal Minds
Elementary
Code Black

Fox:
The Last Man on Earth
Gotham
Star
The Simpsons
Lethal Weapon
Family Guy
Empire
Bob's Burgers
The Mick
Lucifer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Exorcist
New Girl

The CW:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jane the Virgin
The Flash
Arrow
Supergirl
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Supernatural
Riverdale
The 100
The Originals
iZombie

Cancellations/Final Seasons
ABC:
American Crime
Last Man Standing
Time After Time
Conviction
Notorious
Dr. Ken
Imaginary Mary
Secrets & Lies
The Real O'Neals
The Catch

NBC:
Emerald City
Grimm
Powerless
The Blacklist: Redemption
Chicago Justice

CBS:
Doubt
2 Broke Girls
Pure Genius
The Great Indoors
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
The Odd Couple
Ransom
Training Day

Fox:
Pitch
Rosewood
Bones
Shots Fired
Sleepy Hollow
APB
Making History
Son of Zorn
Scream Queens

The CW:
No Tomorrow
Frequency
Reign
The Vampire Diaries

Series Orders
ABC:
Splitting Up Together
Deception
Inhumans
The Mayor
Alex, Inc.
For the People
The Crossing
The Gospel of Kevin
The Good Doctor
Roseanne
Untitled Grey's Anatomy Firefighter Spin-Off
Ten Days in the Valley

NBC:
A.P. Bio
Rise
The Brave
Good Girls
Reverie
Champions

Fox:
The Orville
The Gifted
Ghosted
LA to Vegas
The Resident
911

CBS:
Young Sheldon
9JKL
Me, Myself, & I
Instinct
SEAL Team
Wisdom of the Crowd
SWAT
By the Book

The CW:
Dynasty
Valor
Black Lightning
Life Sentence

Passed-On Pilots
NBC:
What About Barb?
Untitled Kourtney Kang Project
Spaced Out
Relatively Happy
Shelter
Red Blooded
Redliners

ABC:
Jalen Vs. Everybody
Libby & Malcolm
Charlie Foxtrot
Unit Zero
Raised By Wolves
Doomsday
Las Reinas
Losing It
The Trustee
Untitled Single Dad Project
Household Name (To be Redeveloped)

CBS:
Real Time
Distefano
Perfect Citizen
Brothered Up
The Get

The CW:
N/A

Fox:
Linda from HR
Controversy
Behind Enemy Lines
Amy's Brother
Thin Ice
Type A

Schedules:
NBC
Fox
ABC
CBS
The CW

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