In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ 60 Minutes led Sunday in total viewers and probably also scored the demo win, leading out of late-running March Madness coverage.
CBS | Pending adjustment due to late starts, CBS currently has 60 Minutes down for 9 million total viewers, the newsmagazine’s best prelim audience since Jan. 8. Similarly, The Equalizer is eyeing its largest audience (6.7 mil) since Oct. 23, and East New York drew its most viewers (5.1 mil) since Jan. 15. NCIS: LA (4.2 mil) also added some eyeballs. (No reportable demo numbers for CBS just yet.)
ABC | AFV (4.3 mil/0.4) dipped, while American Idol (5.1 mil/0.6) and The Company You Keep (2.2 mil/0.3) both held steady.
NBC | Magnum P.I. (2.6 mil/0.2) slipped in viewers for a fourth straight week, to a new low, and is currently also matching its demo low. The Blacklist (1.8 mil/0.2) was steady.
FOX | Amid a sea of reruns, Housebroken returned to 600K and a 0.2.
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So NBC is running Dateline repeats before Magnum? Great scheduling!
So sad about Magnum. This season is written way better than 3 and 4. They finally have consistent and interesting storylines and they include all the cast members unlike previous ones where Rick, TC, Gordon and Kumu were almost nonexistent and their characters had little to no sense plotwise. Plus I really like Michael Rady’s Childs there. He is a perfect addition to the cast.
I respectfully disagree about Magnum P.I. I’m sticking in there because I love the Hawaii scenery, but I feel like they are writing the series like a soap opera, rather than a drama/action series. I didn’t feel the whole thing between TC and his Mother last night.
Well, I was comparing it to the previous seasons with ridiculous storylines that went nowhere. I am still furious about that “arc” with white SUV. But yes, if you think about the action series at it’s finest – it’s not that, this one is more “hallmark-ish”, if I may. And I like it that way, I know that it is lighthearted, funny and I don’t have to sit at the edge of my seat every episode thinking about who they are going to kill off next. To me this season is just about right with the balance of action and soap.
I have to admit I don’t like the Miggy thing, I just don’t see the chemistry between them anf this move is just too cliche. But I, for one, am happy to see Gordon being incorporated beyond endless favors where he was just a name in the background with 3 minutes of overall screentime. Same goes to other characters.
It’s not looking good for Magnum. May have fared better on Paramount+.
Magnum wasn’t offered Paramount+
They air next day on Peacock but CBS was an absolute NO!
Not only up against holdover audience from basketball but also opening episode of Succession… I also agree it was a good episode of Magnum which I watched on Peacock this morning… Ratings are really pointless with all the ways to time shift that people can do these days… I know the new M-PI is syndicated to locals these days..
So here’s my question, and I’m being serious, not sarcastic. If a show has a good fan base/followers, does it really matter who or what the lead in is? I’m curious where all of the MPI fans that fought hard for someone to pick it up went. Does it have good streaming numbers/are a lot of people watching it later?
It was on Fridays at 8 for years and now Sundays at 9. Just that switch, regardless of the network change, would lose people. Lots of people have to work Mondays or get kids ready for bed, etc. I think it’s a tougher night tbh
Most parents with kids are not watching MPI. They were not even born when the original aired. I’d imagine that the majority of MPI’s audience is the 55 and up range. Maybe they just forgot that it moved to NBC.
Which kind of hits my point. All these people who rallied to save the show didn’t stick with it. Just because it moved to another night? I don’t know, for me if I really like a show, and even fought to save the show, I’d be watching one way or another. If not live then streaming. Just sayin’.
Wow! Housebroken did worst wonder if Fox will decide not to air the rest of the episodes and sent them all on Hulu.
Duncanville was canceled and the remaining episodes were put on Hulu.
It… aired out of 90 minutes of reruns…?
Fox could have moved Housebroken premiere date up a week. So Bob’s Burgers could been all new for two weeks. Follow by Housebroken.
Instead of having an hour of Bob’s Burgers.
Housebroken had a fair amount of promo though. I saw commercials on tv and streaming for it, which is WAYYYY more than the other animation domination shows ever get
FOX has been planning to launch a second night of animation on Mondays in summer. It had originally planned for Housebroken to be part of it but it ended up deciding to save Krapopolis. So plans seem delayed a year but I still think a second night airing in summers is the plan. Housebroken is already ordered for season 3, so I think we’ll see them stick with it so they can air it then along with Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros and Grimsburg, which might be its season 2 if that still airs this summer. Then the 4th one could still end up being Krapopolis, or The Great North, or maybe even Family Guy (The Simpsons is definitely staying put and since Bob’s has the other anchor position, it probably will too). Whether or not Housebroken gets a season 4 is another question, especially as it continues to develop Bedrock and other potential animated series, and FOX is doing it no favors with the scheduling.
I think The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers will stay on Sundays. The Great North could move but I doubt it.
Monday or Thursday Fall 2023 could look like this
8: 00 Krapopolis
8 :30 Grimsburg
9:00 Animal Control
9: 30 Call Me Kat
Magnum has been Awesome…NBC morons scheduling Dateline reruns and putting it on Sunday is Stupid!
I’m afraid the writers are at a loss what to do with the show. Since the new season started Magnum and Higgins have been apart more than together, solving separate cases. Their relationship is seen as a hug here and there, no passion all talk. What I liked about the show in the past was the Ohana, friends looking out for friends. This week Kumu wasn’t even in it. The teasing banter between Thomas and Higgy is all but gone, so it’s becoming a police procedural with nice scenery. I’m afraid the writers have backed themselves into a dead end. The chemistry between Magnum and Higgins is gone. And everyone is awkwardly in a holding pattern. Other duos like Hart to Hart, Scarecrow and Mrs King, Moonlighting, Castle, survived on the strength of the character’s chemistry and plot twists but unfortunately that’s not happening. With Magnum. The writers have to juice it up or the series will be cancelled yet again…and I’m rooting for it to survive.
Kumu (Amy Hill) is not in all episodes of any season, she usually misses about 3+ eps a season, though is credited.
I do agree that splitting Magnum and Higgins in episodes so far (two so far) is not a good idea at present. I understand why they do it – basically to give Kumu and Gordon a storyline etc but I do think they need to have more eps where M/H are together and don’t need the police, but I suppose this is the nature of procedural PI shows nowadays.
Castle, you mentioned, survived because they gave the audience the romance element with drama attached and they were together a lot (until S8) and also had the long running storyline about Beckett’s mother running throughout the whole show. Magnum doesn’t have anything like that and it has needed it. I think the show holds back a lot of the time for some reason.
NBC picked up a loser!
How so, Sundays are tuff for NBC and it does better then ABC or Fox.
I really wish Equalizer would come on when it’s supposed to. I hate sports so much and they are always messing with my shows.
CBS is Constantly Behind Schedule
It is ridiculous every week. They should just air reruns until they can schedule our shows at the normal time.
In the old days I would set my VCR an extra 2 hours to catch the full airing. My DVR does not allow that to be done.
I always have my DVR set to record 2hrs ahead just in case. You just never know if it’s on when it’s supposed to be or delayed.
I have actually stopped trying to watch the Equalizer. It’s never on time, so why bother. I actually decided a few weeks ago to watch it, and it was 38 minutes late I think. I changed the channel. Never mind. Next.
I keep forgetting Magnum is on Sunday Nights.
Magnum PI is awesome & the writing has gotten better compared to other seasons. I’m liking the Miggy. The sexual tension between the characters couldn’t last forever. It didn’t after a while with Castle & Beckett. Castle lasted a few more seasons after they got together & even married. Magnum reminds me of that show. The crime of the week with occasional story arc & all characters providing some humorous scenes. I agree. Sunday nights after Dateline repeat is a mistake. I would have seen how it would do at its original time slot against what CBS replaced it with to see what happens.
As for The Blacklist, that’s far gone & should have been cancelled long ago. I just hope the ratings go up or they’re accounting for streaming & on demand numbers the next day or during the week.
I feel like The Company You Keep has found its way. I’m enjoying it much more than the first couple of episodes. Hope it is renewed
The ratings for Magnum are concerning me. I am going to sound like a broken record, but if NBC puts on Friday’s, it will be up against Fire Country, SWAT, hopefully, and Blue Bloods. I just don’t know about that. Tuesday maybe? And the other ten episodes? Will we still see them? In the fall or next year? I would like Magnum to stay around a bit longer. I really like this show and this season. I have loved everything so far.
NBC should renew Macgyver & Hawaii 5 0 & put then on with Magnum on Sunday nights. When they were all on Friday nights they were an unbeatable combination. Then some idot at CBS started to pick them off one by one & when viewers complained they put on similar byr far inferior programming. If NBC decides to revive the two above mentioned cancelled shows their Sunday nights would be unbeatable & it would serve CBS right.
I just learned Housebroken is back. I need to go back and watch it. NBC messed up in renewing Magnum for 2 seasons from the beginning. They should’ve just renewed it for 1 season and go from there. I watched it but I still stand by my opinion of the poor/predictive writing. I like some of the characters but that’s it.
Concerning lower ratings for Magnum PI, maybe it’s time to move it to a better time slot.
Why can’t NBC move it to the Friday night 9PM time slot that it had at CBS?
NBC – please stop picking up ‘sloppy seconds’ from other networks. Magnum is a boring series that I would have to be paid to waste time watching!
It pales in comparison to the original for sure. Beautiful scenery on today’s tv’s though.
What does NBC expect regarding the ratings for Magnum? They schedule it for Sunday night. Stupid decision making. They have a solid procedural with a few good seasons left & they schedule it on the worst nights for viewing. Maybe they will reschedule the remaining 10 episodes on a weeknight. It was also a stupid move to air a new episode while March Madness was airing on CBS. They should have scheduled a movie instead.