ABC Summer schedule off to a sluggish start; ABC brings back THE CONNORS minus Roseanne
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.4||2.39||3.34||3.52||0.69|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Thursday, June 21, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.0/5||5.71|
|Little Big Shots (NBC)||0.7/3||5.51|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.7/3||2.39|
|The Gong Show (ABC) – P||0.5/3||3.14|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.76|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||0.9/4||5.68|
|9 p.m.||Match Game (ABC) – P||0.7/3||3.45|
|Mom (CBS) – R||0.7/3||4.65|
|Black Lightning (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.63|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||0.6/3||3.7|
|10 p.m.||Take Two (ABC) – P||0.5/2||3.42|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.32|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.46|
- ABC’s summer lineup of shows got off to a middling start (and certainly nothing to write home about). Season 2 of THE GONG SHOW debuted to a 0.5, in line with the finale last summer, but well below its series premiere (0.9) and season 1 average (0.7). MATCH GAME followed up with a slightly better 0.7, in line with its average from winter. TAKE TWO, the new crime solving procedural starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian also got off to a slow start, bringing in a 0.5 among adults 18-49.
- THE FOUR matched last week’s 0.7 on FOX and improved a bit in viewers (2.39 million vs. 2.16 million). LITTLE BIG SHOTS fell a tenth to 0.7 on NBC, and MARLON (0.6 for both episodes) was fairly steady with last week’s 0.7/0.6.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||1,074||0.5|
|FIFA WORLD CUP GS L||FOX SPORTS||7:39 AM||1,082||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,368||0.4|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||3,064||0.4|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||3,317||0.4|
|BROTHER VS BROTHER||HOME||9:00 PM||1,904||0.4|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,679||0.4|
|HIP HOP SQUARES S2B||VH1||9:01 PM||714||0.4|
|HIP HOP SQUARES S2B||VH1||9:31 PM||709||0.3|
|FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||934||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,683||0.3|
|COLLEGE WORLD SERIES||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,230||0.3|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,905||0.3|
|LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL||MSNBC||10:00 PM||2,402||0.3|
|MY 600-LB LIFE: WHERE ARE||TLC||8:00 PM||1,017||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,584||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||862||0.3|
|MISFIT GARAGE||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||820||0.3|
|REASONABLE DOUBT||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,083||0.3|
|DAILY SHOW||COMEDY||11:00 PM||834||0.3|
|QUEEN SUGAR||OWN||10:00 PM||1,139||0.3|
|BROKEN TRUST||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,044||0.2|
|ALL IN W/CHRIS HAYES||MSNBC||8:00 PM||1,990||0.2|
- VH1’s BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO topped a quiet night on cable Wednesday, scoring yet another 0.5 in the key demo. FOX Sports’ continued coverage of the FIFA World Cup followed closely behind with a 0.4 and 1.08 million viewers, and Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC rounded out the top three, scoring a 0.4 and 1.37 million viewers.
- The Kevin Costner-led YELLOWSTONE premiered well on the Paramount Network by raking in a 0.4 with 2.83 million viewers, the highest premiere the fledgling network has captured since being rebranded from Spike in January.
- As it’s been speculated for several weeks, ABC has formally given a 10-episode order to THE CONNORS, a Roseanne-less spinoff of the revived show. Roseanne Barr will no longer have any creative or financial involvement in the show, while the rest of the cast, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf will remain, as well as most of the writing staff and crew. The revamped show will air in the Tuesday slot originally reserved for the second season of Roseanne.
- For the second time, TIMELESS on NBC has been officially canceled. While it had long been speculated that the show would be canceled again after lackluster ratings in Season 2, Sony (the studio behind the series) worked to rehome the time-traveling procedure elsewhere, but without luck. Current negotiations are ongoing to produce a 2-hour series-finale movie on NBC.
- AMC has ordered a 10-episode second season of THE TERROR, the channel’s first anthology series. Season 2 will be comprised of a new creative team and will take place during WWII and center on a spectre that terrorizes a Japanese-American community as it is uprooted from its roots in Southern California and placed into internment camps.
- And finally, a delightful segment from James Corden’s LATE LATE SHOW – if you need a pick-me-up (and who doesn’t these days), check out Corden with Paul McCartney as they go on a tour of Liverpool, sing some of the Beatles greatest hits, and visit iconic Beatle locations.