Friday, October 11, 2013

TV Follow Up Ratings Notes For Thursday, October 10, 2013: Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (ABC), The Millers (CBS), Welcome To The Family (NBC), The Crazy Ones (CBS), Sean Saves The World (NBC), The Michael J. Fox Show

Oh woe is me (says NBC), no one likes our com-e-dy.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC, Thursdays at 8pm ET)

5.787 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

5.689 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Good thing this is already a one off, because if it weren't already, it would be, at these ratings.

The Millers (CBS, Thursdays at 8:30pm ET)

11.73 million Overall Viewers
3.0/9 in the 18-49 Demo

Folks, this is the kind of retention you want to see from the Pilot to the second episode of a sitcom.  Something about the show must have connected with audiences, because this is a VERY modest drop from the premiere.  Things might not be looking too bad for Will Arnett to keep his job.

Welcome to the Family (NBC, Thursdays at 8:30pm ET)

2.499 million Overall Viewers
0.8/2 in the 18-49 Demo

I will be SHOCKED if this is still on the air next week.

The Crazy Ones (CBS, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

 9.920 million Overall Viewers
2.4/7 in the 18-49 Demo

Cap'n, she's leaking, WHAT DO WE DO?  Will you go down with the ship?  If this show drops much further, you can kiss Robin Williams goodbye (and he'd probably like that, you know, you kissing him).

Sean Saves the World (NBC, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

3.260 million Overall Viewers
1.0/3 in the 18-49 Demo

No he didn't, not even close.  In the best case scenario, this show occupies Welcome to the Family's slot until Community is ready.  In the worst case scenario, it's off the schedule in two weeks, with no moving at all.

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, Thursdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.845 million Overall Viewers
1.2/3 in the 18-49 Demo

NBC really screwed the pooch with their comedy scheduling this season.  First, Parks and Recreation should have been on Fridays, not Thursdays, because it just doesn't have enough staying power on Thursdays anymore.  Then, The Michael J. Fox show should have been on at 9pm, and Sean Saves the World at 9:30pm.  But, they didn't do that, and because they didn't, you're going to see Parks, Community, Sean, and MJF all get canceled.  Nice job, NBC.

Of Thursday shows, I have to add Parks and Recreation (pains me so much to do this), Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J. Fox Show to the list you do not want to be on.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

TV Follow Up Ratings Notes For Wednesday October 9, 2013: Super Fun Night (ABC), Ironside (NBC)

Super Fun Night (ABC, Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET)

6.67 million Overall Viewers
2.5/7 in the 18-49 Demo

This was a big drop, but not a huge drop.  Next week should give you all you need to know about whether this show will be returning.

Ironside (NBC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

5.23 million Overall Viewers
1.1/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Another police procedural is about to bite the dust on NBC.  While this isn't great television, this was the best of the new era police procedurals that NBC has had in the last several seasons.  It's a shame that it didn't make it, and I see absolutely zero ways that it can be renewed.  When I update the list you don't want to be on this Friday, this will certainly be on it.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: We Are Men (CBS)

If you made it to episode 2, congrats, it was the last one you'll ever see.  This disaster of a show has been pulled by CBS after a measly two episodes.  2 Broke Girls will take its slot starting next week, and reruns of The Big Bang Theory will take 2 Broke Girls' slot.  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall 2013-2014 Renewed Scripted TV Shows List (Big 4 Networks Only)

Here is the 2013-2014 list of renewed scripted TV shows for the big 4 networks only.  It will be continuously updated, so bookmark it if you're looking for current info.  Thanks for reading.

CBS:

CSI
Elementary
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-O
Mike & Molly
The Millers
Mom
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Person of Interest
Two and a Half Men
2 Broke Girls
The Mentalist

FOX:

Sleepy Hollow 
Glee
Bones
Bob's Burgers
The Simpsons
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Following
The Mindy Project
New Girl

NBC:

The Blacklist
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.
Grimm 
Parks and Recreation 
Hannibal 
About a Boy

ABC:

Once Upon a Time 
Scandal 
Revenge 
The Goldbergs 
Resurrection 
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
Grey's Anatomy 
Modern Family 
The Middle
Nashville
Last Man Standing

Fall 2013-2014 Canceled Scripted TV Shows List (Big 4 Networks Only)

Here's where I'll put all of the scripted TV shows that have been canceled, or effectively canceled, on big 4 network TV for the Fall 2013-2014 TV Season.  I hope it proves useful, and it will be updated in real time, so bookmark it if you're looking for news.  The first bloodletting was on Friday, October 4, 2013.  Thanks for reading.

Canceled Or Effectively Canceled Scripted TV Shows in Fall 2013-2014 TV Season:

Lucky 7 (ABC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 4, 2013***
We Are Men (CBS) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 9, 2013*** 
Welcome to the Family (NBC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 18, 2013***
Ironside (NBC) ***CANCELED OCTOBER 18, 2013*** 
Back in the Game (ABC) ***CANCELED NOVEMBER 1, 2013*** 
Betrayal (ABC) ***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED NOVEMBER 19, 2013***
Super Fun Night (ABC) ***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED NOVEMBER 19, 2013***
Killer Women (ABC) ***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED AT SOME POINT IN EARLY 2014***
Sean Saves the World (NBC) ***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED AT SOME POINT IN EARLY 2014***
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) ***EFFECTIVELY CANCELED AT SOME POINT IN EARLY 2014***
Mind Games (ABC)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, Final Season)
Raising Hope (FOX)
Rake (FOX) 
Almost Human (FOX)
Dads (FOX)
Enlisted (FOX)
Surviving Jack (FOX)
Trophy Wife (ABC)
The Neighbors (ABC)
Mixology (ABC)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Revolution (NBC)
Community (NBC) 
Growing Up Fisher (NBC)
The Crazy Ones (CBS)
Friends with Better Lives (CBS)
Intelligence (CBS)
Bad Teacher (CBS)
Hostages (CBS)
Dracula (NBC)

TV Follow Up Ratings Notes For Friday, October 4, 2013: The Neighbors (ABC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

Thanks again to TV by the Numbers for their numbers.

The Neighbors (ABC, Fridays at 8:30pm ET)

4.16 million Overall Viewers
1.0/4 in the 18-49 Demo

This show joined the list this week.  It will not be renewed.  There, I said it.

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Fridays at 9pm ET)

9.56 million Overall Viewers
1.5/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I'd be pretty surprised if these aren't the stabilized numbers for this show.  It makes it sit squarely on the Friday bubble, so it will be interesting to see what CBS does with it.  I guess we'll have to look to other aging shows to see if they would be desirable properties on Fridays, instead of Hawaii Five-O.  My guess is that no other property would fit better here, so we should see this show for awhile, due to its syndication power.  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings Notes For Thursday, October 3, 2013: The Millers (CBS), Welcome To The Family (NBC), Sean Saves The World (NBC), The Crazy Ones (CBS), The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC), Scandal (ABC)

Thanks again to TV by the Numbers for their report.

The Millers (CBS, Thursdays at 8:30pm ET)

13.09 million Overall Viewers
3.3/10 in the 18-49 Demo

This is a good start, for a not great show.  We'll see if it keeps it up in week 2.  I know Will Arnett would love to keep a job.

Welcome to the Family (NBC, Thursdays at 8:30pm ET)

2.99 million Overall Viewers
1.1/4 in the 18-49 Demo

This show joined the list you do not want to be on today.  This is DOA, and the only question now is how many episodes will air before it's yanked.  I'm setting the line at 4.

Sean Saves the World (NBC, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

4.43 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Do not believe critics, I think this is a GOOD show.  It's tight, and one of the best comedy Pilots I've seen in awhile.  Nearly every character nails it, and if you're not watching the show, you're missing out.  It's got a lot of laughs, even if it doesn't sustain the laugh momentum.  Give it a shot, I don't think most of you will regret it.

The Crazy Ones (CBS, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

11.71 million Overall Viewers
2.9/8 in the 18-49 Demo

Make no mistake about it, this was a HUGE ratings crash.  I've decided to give up on the show after the second episode, because it doesn't do a thing for me.  I'm expecting another dramatic drop next week, and we'll see if it holds at that point.  If not, this will be one of the biggest hero to zero stories in awhile.  But, I'm getting ahead of myself.  No, wait, I'll put it on the list today.  Nah, just kidding.  Or am I?...

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, Thursdays at 9:30pm ET)

5.35 million Overall Viewers
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This is pretty good middle of the road comedy.  It's not quite there, but it works overall, and I'm wondering why it's not doing better than it is.  That's the way it goes sometimes, I guess.

Scandal (ABC, Thursdays at 10pm ET)

10.52 million Overall Viewers
3.6/10 in the 18-49 Demo

No mistake here that everyone wanted to see where it would pick up.  I think the show is dangerously close to doing a Homeland season 2 shooting of its wad really early, but I guess we'll see.  It's obviously a ratings winner, and you can already cue a real syndication deal.  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings Notes For Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Revolution (NBC), Back In The Game (ABC), Super Fun Night (ABC), Ironside (NBC)

Again, thanks to TV by the Numbers for their posting of the final ratings for Wednesday October 2, 2013.

Revolution (NBC, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

5.46 million Overall Viewers
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

The list is knocking on this show's door, but the show is still oblivious to the knocking...for now.  When this drops to a 1.4, I'll add it to the list.  That seems pretty inevitable, at this point.  I still haven't even started the season yet.  The DVR pile up has begun.

Back in the Game (ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

6.71 million Overall Viewers
1.9/6 in the 18-49 Demo

It's a moderate drop, and it's not doing much in the Live+3 Day DVR ratings, but it's not dead yet.  Right now, it's nowhere near the list, but things can change quickly.

Super Fun Night (ABC, Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET)

8.23 million Overall Viewers
3.2/9 in the 18-49 Demo

It got off to a pretty good start in the ratings, but that's Modern Family for ya!  Its key is how it does this Tuesday.  Stay tuned.

Ironside (NBC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

6.81 million Overall Viewers
1.3/4 in the 18-49 Demo

These are very disappointing ratings, and I really have to call the show DOA, unless it's just kicking butt in the L+3 DVR ratings (I doubt it).  I liked it fine, but supercop shows still aren't really making it on network TV.  I think this show is miles better than the current SVU, so take that for what it's worth.  Thanks for reading.

TV Follow Up Ratings Notes For Tuesday, October 1, 2013: Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), The Goldbergs (ABC), Trophy Wife (ABC), Lucky 7 (ABC)

Sorry these are late, but if you paid attention to my Twitter feed (@ColleyTVBlog), you would have already seen this news.  I'll catch you up through Friday, and we'll take it from there.  I'm going to be a little lazy, and just use the final ratings from TV by the Numbers, even though I receive all these numbers myself.  So, thanks to them for supplying the numbers. 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

8.66 million Overall Viewers
3.3/10 in the 18-49 Demo

On my Twitter feed, I said I would play a game of reverse HORSE with the show.  For each huge ratings drop the show has, I will drop one letter from the name.  It's now officially Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.

The Goldbergs (ABC, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

6.06 million Overall Viewers
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

That is a big drop, and while I don't think the show is completely in trouble yet, audiences have clearly not bought in.  I'll do one more follow up on this show, this week, for now, to see if it continues to drop.

Trophy Wife (ABC, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

4.30 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

This isn't a terrible show, but it's edging ever closer to the list you do not want to be on.

Lucky 7 (ABC, Tuesdays at 10pm ET, butnah)

2.62 million Overall Viewers
0.7/2 in the 18-49 Demo

That unlucky 0.7 spelled the end of this show.  Done and done, and I'm done with this post.  Thanks for reading.

Chris Colley's Quick 2013-2014 TV Season CANCELLATION Primer (Big 4 Networks Only)

THIS...IS...THE...LIST...you do not want to be on for 2013-2014.  It's time to put together a list of shows that I believe will be canceled.  If your show ends up on this list, I am 99.43231335323322135533223456693% sure it's going to be canceled.  If you know what's good for you, don't end up here.  It hasn't had a happy ending yet.  Every show that "made" it here last season was canceled.  With that said, we've already had one show get canceled before I even made the list.  Shame that, but I did warn you, the day after it aired, that it was done.  There are several shows I'm adding right now, and there are a few more that I will probably be adding in the next two weeks, unless they stabilize or recover from their current dismal ratings.  I will be updating this in real time, so if this appeals to you, be sure to bookmark it for further updates.  Thanks for reading.

Correct "guesses" will be marked in blue.

Incorrect "guesses" will be marked in red.

These Shows WILL Be Canceled:

Lucky 7 (ABC, fate called Thursday, September 25, 2013)***CANCELED OCTOBER 4, 2013*** 
Betrayal (ABC, added October 6, 2013)
The Neighbors (ABC, added October 6, 2013)
Welcome to the Family (NBC, added October 6, 2013)
We Are Men (CBS, added October 6, 2013)***CANCELED OCTOBER 9, 2013***
Hostages (CBS, added October 11, 2013, even though this is a one off, it would never return at these ratings)
Trophy Wife (ABC, added October 11, 2013)
Ironside (NBC, added October 11, 2013)
Parks and Recreation (NBC, added October 11, 2013) ***RUMOR HAS IT THIS WILL BE THE FIRST SHOW TO SURVIVE THIS LIST***
Sean Saves the World (NBC, added October 11, 2013)
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, added October 11, 2013)

Friday, October 4, 2013

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Sleepy Hollow (FOX)

On the other side of the unLucky 7 coin is some good news.  After only 3 episodes, Sleepy Hollow was renewed, the other day, for another 13 episode season.  Sleepy Hollow means there is finally a fun show on FOX again, and I hope you've been watching it.  What a silly thought.  I know you watch it.  Thanks for reading.

RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: Lucky 7 (ABC)

If you followed me on Twitter (@colleytvblog), you would have seen this tweet I wrote on Wednesday morning:  Lucky 7 will probably be at Lucky 0.7 next week (if it lasts that long). 0.8 in the 18-49 demo and 2.81 million laughers.

Nailed it!  Lucky 7 was the FIRST cancellation of the 2013-2014 TV season, after only two pitifully rated episodes (I almost died of a heart attack, due to shock over both no one watching AND the cancellation).  I'm very disappointed that I hadn't even begun the list you do not want to be on yet, even though I said this would be on it last week.  I will try to put all my updated ratings posts up by the end of the weekend, the list you don't want to be on, and the renewal and cancellation lists.  Please don't hurt me if you live and die for those things.  Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings Notes For Monday, September 30, 2013: We Are Men (CBS), Mom (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC), Hostages (CBS)

You might notice that I'm not going to post about Sleepy Hollow (FOX), and that's because the show is still solid as a rock three weeks in.  Unless it has a major ratings crash, which is unlikely to happen, FOX might as well renew it RIGHT EFFING NOW!

We Are Men (CBS, Mondays at 8:30pm ET)

6.396 million Overall Viewers
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

On paper, this looked like a great idea, with the cast involved.  In promo, it looked terrible.  In actuality, not many people watched.  In fact, these are DOA sitcom numbers on CBS.  The real question now is what the over/under is on episodes aired?  I'm going to put the line at 4.  You can add your guesses in the comments.

Mom (CBS, Mondays at 9:30pm ET)

6.927 million Overall Viewers
2.2/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Yeah, this show is in trouble.  All of the creators of popular TV shows on CBS are seeing their new offerings fall relatively flat.  I thought the Pilot wasn't terrible, so I'm going to watch a few more to see if I can get into the CBS brand of comedy.  CBS does not like 2.2s in the 18-49 demo for comedies, so it's already on the down slope to cancellation.  If it stabilizes exactly here, I think it could get to stick around for political reasons, but that's about the only reason it might.  If it drops lower than this next week, you can forget it.

The Blacklist (NBC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

12.900 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.8/10 in the 18-49 Demo

11.264 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.3/9 in the 18-49 Demo

This show clearly benefits from its lead in, but it's a solid, if unambitious show.  There's nothing sophisticated about it, and that works just fine for most audiences, especially those getting ready for bed.  We'll see if there's a noticeable drop next week, but this show looks about as renewable as it gets, right now.

Hostages (CBS, Mondays at 10pm ET)

6.238 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

5.747 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Poor Jerry Bruckheimer.  Poor CBS.  I'll let them wipe their tears, from this disaster, with their respective millions and billions.  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere Ratings Notes For Sunday, September 29, 2013: Once Upon A Time (ABC), Revenge (ABC), The Good Wife (CBS), Betrayal (ABC), The Mentalist (CBS)

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of Sunday's premieres.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sundays at 8pm ET)

8.349 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.6/7 in the 18-49 Demo

8.551 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.6/7 in the 18-49 Demo

The ratings are definitely down over the years, but they're still plenty high enough that this will see a syndication deal.  This is an easy money renewal.

Revenge (ABC, Sundays at 9pm ET)

8.355 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.5/6 in the 18-49 Demo

7.720 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.3/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I don't know why you're still watching this show, but a renewal is certain.

The Good Wife (CBS, Sundays at 9pm ET)

8.943 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

8.921 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.4/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Not good, not good, at all.  Will it finally get a syndication deal?  CBS would probably like to make this show go away, but not enough to make it go away.

Betrayal (ABC, Sundays at 10pm ET)

5.606 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

4.971 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I could easily add this show to the list this week, but I'll give it one more week before I start pointing and laughing at it, and saying things like "I told you so".

The Mentalist (CBS, Sundays at 10pm ET)

9.847 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.7/4 in the 18-49 Demo

9.585 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

It's a good syndication property, and more episodes equals more money.  So, even with these pretty lackluster ratings, I think The Mentalist currently has a better than average chance of seeing another season.  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings For Friday, September 27, 2013: Hawaii Five-O (CBS), The Neighbors (ABC)

This will probably be the last Friday ratings post, until Grimm returns, unless something momentously bad happens with the Hawaii Five-O ratings this week.

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Fridays at 9pm ET)

9.173 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.5/5 in the 18-49 Demo

9.588 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.6/5 in the 18-49 Demo

If Hawaii Five-O can maintain these ratings throughout the season, I think the excellent syndication property might have bought itself at least a few more seasons.  These aren't great ratings, by any stretch of the imagination, but they should be plenty good enough to get it a season 5, provided they don't drop from this point throughout the season.  I still haven't seen whether it's worth watching yet, but Chi McBride instantly improves any show he joins.

The Neighbors (ABC, Fridays at 8:3pm ET)

4.113 million Overall Viewers
1.0/4 in the 18-49 Demo

When I create the list you don't want to be on, maybe Friday, this will be one of the charter members.  Not even "a pity move to Fridays" could save the show.  If you didn't get the joke there, you didn't watch either of the last two episodes of The Neighbors.  Thanks for reading.
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