Midseason Report Card: What Are NBC's Best and Worst Rated Shows?

TV Ratings NBC Best Worst

Now that they have wrapped their fall runs, TVLine is looking at how each network’s shows are stacking up thus far for the 2019-20 TV season — ending our weeklong review with NBC.

Listed below is the average DEMO RATING for each NBC series — and this year we are comparing Live+7 numbers (that include the first week of DVR playback, since the networks, at least, do take that metric into consideration at renew/cancel time). Beside that is the percent CHANGE versus each program’s previous, full-season L+7 average (or its time slot predecessor’s performance, if designated as such in NOTES). Each program’s RANK represents what is perhaps the most critical measure — how it is faring compared to other shows on NBC, since come springtime heads must roll to make room for shiny-and-new pilots.

THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE: Yes, primetime’s top-rated/most watched program and the No. 1 drama continue to be feathers in the Peacock network’s cap, but it must be noted what a robust performer the #OneChicago trifecta continues to be, now in its second season united on Wednesdays. The Voice is still solid but slipping at a sharper rate, while the end of both The Good Place and Will & Grace — though neither a barnburner in the ratings department — points to a looming sitcom problem/Thursday overhaul. Was Bluff City Law a bad choice to bump Manifest this fall? Yes. Might NBC take a second look at the law drama’s final, remarkably steady stretch of ratings and attempt a “relaunch”? The official verdict is not yet in.

TV Ratings NBC Best Worst

Which ranking or change most surprises you? (Review the midseason report cards for ABCCBS, Fox and The CW.)

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