Big Brother Thursday Ratings--Summer 2017

Masters of Illusion Ratings--Season 4 (Summer 2017)

What Would You Do? Ratings--Season 8 (Summer 2017)

Penn & Teller: Fool Us Ratings--Season 4 (Summer 2017)

To Tell The Truth Ratings--Season 3 (Summer 2017)

Somewhere Between Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Midnight, Texas Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Hooten and the Lady Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

CBS News on Assignment Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Candy Crush Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Big Brother Sunday Ratings--Summer 2017

Superhuman Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

So You Think You Can Dance Ratings--Season 14 (Summer 2017)

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Ratings--Season 2 (Summer 2017)

American Ninja Warrior Ratings--Season 9 (Summer 2017)

Zoo Ratings--Season 3 (Summer 2017)

The Night Shift Ratings--Season 4

Hollywood Game Night Ratings--Season 5 (Summer 2017)

The Gong Show Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Battle of the Network Stars Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Boy Band Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Historical Ratings Database

1975-76 Top 30 TV Ratings -- 1,2,3... 1st Times Run Rampant as ABC Reaches 2nd and NBC Sinks to 3rd

1976-77 Top 30 Ratings -- New Record As ABC Jiggles Into 1st, CBS Returns to 2nd After Ruling 21 Undisturbed Years

1977-78 Top 30 Ratings -- ABC Does Its Second Jiggle Into 1st Place Thanks to a Controversial Soap

1978-79 Top 30 Ratings -- ABC Enjoys a Hattrick in 1st Place

1979-80 Top 30 Ratings -- CBS Reclaims 1st After 3-Season Absence

1980-81 Top 30 Ratings -- CBS Rules the Top, ABC Comes In Second, NBC in Another Lost Year

1981-82 Top 30 Ratings -- Primetime is Awash in a Bubble Bath as Nighttime Soaps Become the Rage

1982-83 Top 30 Ratings -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part

1983-84 Top 30 Ratings -- Despite Softer Ratings, Nothing Cancelled at the Top

1984-85 -- NBC Breaks its 8-Year Curse and Shoves Into 2nd Place as ABC and CBS Continue to Bank on Soap Prominence

1985-86 -- NBC Bubbles to New Heights Due to Sitcoms, ABC and CBS' Soap Bubbles Burst

1986-87 -- Overall Ratings Down With NBC Claiming a Large Victory

1987-88 -- Downward Trends. NBC Still 1st, ABC Rebounds to 2nd After 4-Year Drought, CBS Sees All-Time Low in 3rd Place. And FOX is a Joke

1988-89 -- The WGA Writer's Strike Changes The TV Landscape, NBC still rules

1990-91 Ratings History -- ABC Reclaims 1st Place After 11 Years, Sitcoms Still Dominate

1991-92 Ratings History -- Political Controversy Catapults CBS Back to 1st After 7-Year Absence, NBC Fortunes Plummet to 3rd

1993-94 Ratings History -- ABC Sitcoms Go For Gold, NBC Still Down

1994-95 -- ABC Again in 1st, NBC's Creative Renaissance Lands Then in 2nd, UPN and WB Debut in the Cellar

1997-98 Ratings History -- NBC In Front Again as Seinfeld Laughs and ER Drama Captivate

1998-99 -- A Narrow(er) Race for the Top 3 Ranks; Sitcoms Troubled, Duplicate News and Reality TV On the Rise

1999-2000 -- The Game(Show) Changes as 3rd Place ABC Overtakes NBC for 1st Place, CBS Returns to 3rd after 3 Seasons

2000-01 -- Survivor Catapults CBS Back Into 1st Place, ABC Trades the Gold for 3rd

Sitcom Scorecard Database

Welcome to the Sitcom Scorecard Database. By clicking on the titles below, you will be redirected to each individual page. Enjoy!

1984-85 Sitcom Scorecard -- NBC Says No to Soaps as ABC and CBS Binge on Dynasty and Dallas Cocaine

1985-86 Sitcom Scorecard -- NBC Soars as Its Competition Plunges

1986-87 Sitcom Scorecard -- NBC Still Rules; CBS Sports Biggest Gains

1987-88 Sitcom Scorecard -- Unilateral Drops as ABC Rebounds, CBS Plunges and FOX Is a Joke

1988-89 Sitcom Scorecard -- WGA Strike Reduces Sitcom Quantity, NBC Leads, ABC and FOX 

1989-90 Sitcom Scorecard: Look Back on 55 Sitcoms

1990-91 Sitcom Scorecard -- TGIF Grows, Helping ABC Take On Aging NBC Comedies

1991-92 Sitcom Scorecard -- Mid-80's Sitcoms Meet Their Ends, Thursdays and Saturdays Weaken

1992-93 Sitcoms -- Ratings on The Technology Cusp

1993-94 Sitcom Scorecard -- ABC Claims 1st Place in Overall Ranks and Sitcoms, NBC Again in 3rd Place

1994-95 Sitcom Scorecard -- ABC Claims 1st Place a 3rd Year, The Biggest Laugh UPN and CW Deliver Is Their Ratings

1995-96 Sitcom Scorecard -- NBC Returns to 1st Place After 5-Year Absence

1996-97 Sitcom Scorecard -- Not Much Changed As NBC 1st, Ratings Down Across The Board

1997-98 Sitcom Scorecard -- NBC Rules Again, CBS Sitcoms Fall Below FOX's Few Entries

1998-99 Sitcom Scorecard -- Post-Seinfeld Sitcoms Fade; FOX, WB and UPN Now the Three 
Nielsen Laughing Stocks

1999-2000 Sitcom Scorecard -- The Scripted Purge Creates Harsh Realities for Sitcoms

2000-01 Sitcom Scorecard -- New Milestone as FOX is 3rd in Sitcoms for the First Time, New Low as ABC Comedies Sink to 4th

Big Brother Wednesday Ratings (Summer 2017)

American Grit Ratings--Season 2 (Summer 2017)

The $100,000 Pyramid Ratings--Season 2 (Summer 2017)

Steve Harvey's Funderdome Ratings--Season 1

Celebrity Family Feud Ratings--Season 2

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ratings--Season 8 (Summer 2017)

World of Dance Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

America's Got Talent Ratings--Season 13 (Summer 2017)

The Bachelorette Ratings--Season 13 (Summer 2017)

Still Star-Crossed Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

The F Word Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

MasterChef Ratings--Season 8 (Summer 2017)

The Carmichael Show Ratings--Season 3 (Summer 2017)

Downward Dog Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Love Connection Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

Beat Shazam Ratings--Season 1 (Summer 2017)

The Wall Ratings--Season 2 (Summer 2017)

Great News Ratings--Season 1 (Spring 2017)

iZombie Ratings--Season 3 (Spring 2017)

The Toy Box Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

You the Jury Ratings--Season 1 (Spring 2017)

First Dates Ratings--Season 1 (Spring 2017)

The Amazing Race Ratings--Season 29 (Spring 2017)

Imaginary Mary Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Prison Break Ratings--Season 5 (2017)

Shots Fired Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Shots Fired had high expectations due to getting to air before Empire. Premiering to a 1.1 wasn't exactly great, but not dropping too much throughout the rest of the season made a solid case for it to be on the bubble. Ultimately it got canceled, but it could have been much worse given that premiere.

Grade: C

The Originals Ratings--Season 4

Trial & Error Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

American Crime Ratings--Season 3 (2017)

The Catch Ratings--Season 2 (2017)

Kicking and Screaming Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Ratings--Season 2 (2017)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders did OK last season and was given another chance this season. It still got to air after the parent show, and yet sometimes could barely manage 50% retention. It didn't seem to be too lead-in dependent either, as shown from when it had Survivor as a lead-in, indicating that the audiences for Beyond Borders and the parent show could have been very different. Its low ratings led to a justified cancelation. Not a total failure like previous time slot occupant Doubt, but nothing to brag about either.

Grade: D

Survivor Ratings--Season 34 (Spring 2017)

Chicago Justice Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Shades of Blue Ratings--Season 2 (2017)

Little Big Shots Rating--Season 2 (2017)

Time After Time Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Making History Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

The Voice (Tuesday) Season 12 Ratings--Spring 2017

Taken Ratings--Season 1 (Spring 2017)

The Voice (Monday) Ratings Season 12--Spring 2017

The Blacklist: Redemption Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Doubt Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Another Katherine Heigl-led series has been canceled without getting a second season. In fact, this one only made it past its second episode. Enough said. At least it had an evenly-distributed M18-34 and W18-34 raw average.

Grade: F

Reign Ratings--Season 4 (2017)

MasterChef Junior--Season 5 (2017)

APB Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

24: Legacy Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

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Shows On Hiatus
The following shows are not currently airing, but will return this season. Just like in the tables above, you can find their ratings by clicking on the titles.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Dancing with the Stars
Designated Survivor
The Last Man On Earth
Once Upon a Time
Undercover Boss
The Voice (Monday)
The Voice (Tuesday)

Shows Done for the Season
The following shows have finished for the season. Once again, you can see their ratings by clicking on the titles.

Big Fan
Caught on Camera
The Exorcist
The Great American Baking Show
The Great Christmas Light Fight
The Good Place
Hell's Kitchen
No Tomorrow
The Odd Couple
Pure Genius
Scream Queens
Secrets & Lies
Thursday Night Football

Superior Donuts Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Training Day Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Powerless Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

The 100 Ratings--Season 4 (2017)

It's hard to be satisfied with the year-to-year trend of Arrow; in its second season, it was down 15%, and in the third, it was down only 6% when aired on Thursdays. This season, it returned to its original time slot behind Arrow, and although it had its best retention yet, it was still down 31% from last season. At the very least, it's pretty steady, at least in A18-49, and has an audience in that age group that is pretty evenly split between men and women. This show really is an underdog though; although it does do shorter seasons, it still is entering its 5th season, which is no small feat. This season, it came in 8th place on The CW out of 15, meaning there were just as many shows ahead of it as behind it. I do wish it was a little bit higher so it could overtake Riverdale and The Vampire Diaries, which had to self-start on Thursdays and Fridays, respectively.

Grade: B

Hunted Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Please note that the series premiere of Hunted will not count in its average, as it was boosted by the AFC Championship Game and would alter the relative ratings of each show significantly to the point where everything would look weaker than it is, except of course Hunted.

In terms of its Wednesday ratings, Hunted was rather steady in all demographics except maybe M18-34, so it had a pretty solid fanbase. It didn't become the new reality staple CBS probably hoped it would be, but it didn't do terrible either. It may have been expensive, which may explain why there hasn't been word on a second season. The grade below is given for ratings alone, though.

Grade: C+

Riverdale Ratings--Season 1 (Spring 2017)

Scandal Ratings--Season 6 (Spring 2017)

Scandal has been quickly declining for the past couple seasons, even managing to tie its series low for its two-hour finale. This was its weakest-looking season in years given the stability of its Grey's Anatomy lead-in, and while it is still one of ABC's top-rated dramas, the trend is worrisome.

Grade: C

Big Fan Ratings--Season 1 (January 2017)

This may have been a popular segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but it didn't translate well into a post-Bachelor show. While it certainly did better than Quantico and somewhat better than Conviction, it still wasn't a good performer. Maybe if it could hold these numbers in a tougher time slot it could gain more respect.

Grade: D

My Kitchen Rules--Season 1 (2017)

My Kitchen Rules is a huge hit in Australia and is very on-brand with its MasterChef Junior lead-in. While it didn't do terrible, it certainly could have done better. While it was a potent option for the spring, it wasn't able to become a new staple.

Grade: C

Emerald City Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

Grimm Ratings--Season 6 (2017)

Grimm stayed remarkably steady in its pre-announced final season. It's a little disappointing that the finale didn't see a big uptick, even somehow falling from the penultimate episode in M18-34, but it was a respectable player especially for a Friday night.

Grade: B

Sleepy Hollow Ratings--Season 4 (2017)

Sleepy Hollow took huge declines in its second and third seasons, and at the end of the latter a main character was killed off. Season 4 was not an exception, taking another steep decline and ending up canceled this time. While it stayed somewhat steady throughout the season, clearly the show had seen much better days and it wasn't about to improve either.

Grade: D

The New Celebrity Apprentice Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

In terms of relative ratings, The Celebrity Apprentice was never a massive hit the President of the United States would want us to think. That being said, clearly Mr. President was a ratings magnet, as the show simply didn't work with a new host. There wasn't even really initial interest in how the new host would do, with the premiere doing worse than what a typical Trump-led episode would do. NBC has announced they have no plans to bring it back in the immediate future.

Grade: D+

Match Game Ratings--Season 2 (Winter 2017)

Like To Tell The Truth, Match Game's ratings were heavily reliant on its situation. Going from a 1.3 to a 0.6 in A18-49 over the course of seven episodes is disappointing, but the fact that it could even hit a 1.3 to begin with shows that there is interest in the show.

Grade: C+

The Bachelor Ratings--Season 21 (2017)

The Bachelor had such a great season that the season premiere ended up being the season low in A18-49, W18-49, and W18-34. It even saw massive increases in those demographics from the penultimate week to the finale. Truly an outstanding season that placed it as one of ABC's highest-rated shows.

Grade: A+

Bones Ratings--Season 12 (2017)

Bones was never a big hit, except maybe when it aired after American Idol, but it certainly held its own enough to be a respectable utility player for years. It signed off at levels above what the previous time slot occupant did, as well as around on par as the show that would inherit its time slot. That being said, being down 27% in the A18-49 demo in raw from the season before is a shame considering it was announced as a final season well in advance and marketed as such.

Grade: C-

Ransom Ratings--Season 1 (Winter 2017)

Ransom was as good a show as any to air on a Saturday given it was a cheap co-production. It didn't do downright awful given the circumstances, but based on the Sunday premiere it didn't see like there was a ton of interest to begin with.

Grade: C

To Tell The Truth Ratings--Season 2 (Winter 2017)

To Tell The Truth can really benefit from airing in a solid time slot and really hurt if it doesn't air in a solid time slot. As such, it saw some mixed results this season, but overall is a solid edition to the game show roster that can be used as filler when convenient.

Grade: B

The Mick Ratings--Season 1 (2017)

The fact that it got to premiere after a playoff football game and shortly thereafter got another special airing, combined with the endless promotion, shows that FOX really likes The Mick and wants it to work. It never took any steep drops in its Tuesday airings, but rather slowly declined to the point where the A18-49 ratings were consistently fractional. It often built on its New Girl lead-in, showing some potential, but the fact that it never really rebounded from new lows, even hitting one on the finale, is potentially troublesome. Still, it managed to be FOX's only freshmen comedy renewal in the last two years.

Grade: B