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The week of February 16 noticed some beginnings, some endings, and a few surprises on the small display, and the newest set of tv rankings point out that some exhibits are already higher off than others comparatively early within the 2020 winter TV season. One of many longest-running franchises might have made a mistake when switching time slots, actuality TV is heating up, and Wednesday nights proceed to be wild. So, earlier than we begin fascinated about all of the TV craziness in retailer subsequent week, let’s look again to what was significantly notable within the rankings following the week of February 16.
Notice: all calculations are Dwell+Similar day within the 18-49 age demographic.
NCIS: New Orleans Sinks Whereas NCIS Swims
CBS has a very good factor going with the NCIS franchise, which has saved the unique NCIS (now in Season 17) in the direction of the highest within the rankings for scripted dramas. With the 2 spinoffs NCIS: Los Angeles (now in Season 11) and NCIS: New Orleans (now in Season 6), that is additionally one of many extra expansive TV universes. Sadly, the newest change did not yield good numbers for something… properly, aside from the disturbing FBI: Most Needed. (More on that beneath)
In a transfer that struck me as an try and make the NCIS universe extra like One Chicago (as is my wont, apparently), CBS moved NCIS: New Orleans from its 10 p.m. Tuesday time slot to 10 p.m. Sunday to pair with NCIS: Los Angeles, airing at 9 p.m. The unique NCIS held on to its eight p.m. Tuesday slot, and NCIS is the one one of many three to extend within the week of February 16.
In its Sunday night time 2020 debut, NCIS: New Orleans dropped a stunning 41% within the rankings to hit 0.5 and 26% in viewership for an viewers of 5.2 million, in accordance with TV Collection Finale. This locations NOLA behind NCIS: LA, which itself dropped almost 27% to 0.6 and 5% to six.03 million. In the meantime, NCIS on February 18 jumped 11% for a 1.1 score and 0.4% for 11.eight million. Whereas the NCIS viewership rise in negligible, even remaining even in primetime (additionally by way of TV Collection Finale) is an accomplishment.
Notably, FBI: Most Needed (which claimed NCIS: New Orleans‘ earlier 10 p.m. Tuesday slot) rose 11% for 0.7 score and a pair of% for six.23 million, profitable its slot in viewers dimension, tying in demo score, and presumably making the NOLA crew remorse having to maneuver to Sunday.
Felony Minds Rises With Collection Finale
Felony Minds ended its run as one among TV’s longest-running scripted dramas on Wednesday, February 19. The CBS sequence was as soon as a powerhouse, however began operating out of steam on Season 14, resulting in the cancellation following a shortened Season 15. Though Felony Minds did not precisely dominate all through its fifteenth and remaining season, it did rise for its sequence finale.
Felony Minds truly wrapped with a two-hour TV occasion, with the ultimate two episodes of the sequence airing back-to-back at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on the night time of February 19. CBS did not maintain again on promoting these episodes as Felony Minds‘ sequence finale; throw in One Chicago taking an evening off, and Felony Minds rose in double digits for the primary hour.
Sure, Felony Minds‘ 9 p.m. broadcast rose 33% within the rankings for 0.eight and almost 38% in viewership for five.45 million, putting it second within the rankings and first in viewers dimension amongst regular broadcasts within the slot. The present did drop barely from the primary hour to the second, with an viewers lower of almost 2% for five.35 million. Nonetheless, Felony Minds remained regular within the rankings (in accordance with TV Collection Finale), and the 10 p.m. Wednesday slot is mostly decrease than eight p.m. and 9 p.m. throughout the printed community board.
I believe it is protected to say that Felony Minds ended with a bang reasonably than a whimper, even when that bang is significantly much less banging than the numbers Felony Minds pulled in for its earlier seasons. Properly completed, Felony Minds! Followers in all probability could not have hoped for a a lot stronger farewell within the rankings.
The Masked Singer Vs. Survivor In Wild Wednesday Evening
Felony Minds ending sturdy was a large enough deal for the finale to warrant its personal entry right here, however the night time of February 19 was one of many wilder Wednesdays within the 2020 season to this point, and that is with out One Chicago airing new episodes! Truly, the absence of Chicago Med, Chicago Hearth, and Chicago P.D. with new episodes undoubtedly contributed to the stunning numbers throughout the board. First, let’s check out The Masked Singer vs. Survivor.
Each the Fox singing competitors and CBS’ long-running survival sequence loved boosts on February 19, which I do a minimum of partially attribute to Chicago Med airing a rerun within the eight p.m. slot. Why is The Masked Singer vs. Survivor so fascinating this week? Masked Singer received within the rankings with 1.9 over Survivor‘s 1.4, however Survivor received within the viewership with 7.16 million over The Masked Singer‘s 7.02 million.
Whereas I give Masked Singer the win since its demo lead is extra important than Survivor‘s viewers lead, these two actuality exhibits needs to be very fascinating to match transferring ahead. Certain, Chicago Med usually claims a big chunk of the eight p.m. viewers, however the unscripted sequence needs to be value watching within the rankings.
The actual wildness of this Wednesday comes from NBC airing the Democratic Candidates Debate at 9 p.m., explaining why One Chicago acquired the week off. The controversy on NBC claimed a 1.eight score and 10.01 million viewers, and people numbers might connect with each LEGO Masters on Fox and Fashionable Household on ABC dropping by double digits percentage-wise in the identical time slot.
But whereas the talk might have led to Fox and ABC dipping, its alternative of Chicago Hearth at 9 p.m. and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. might have contributed to Felony Minds‘ increase. I am undecided if lots of the numbers from February 19 aside from the closeness of Masked Singer and Survivor will imply a lot in the long term when there are not any handy absences of high scripted fare and an audience-grabbing particular, however they’re certain fascinating! I really like Wednesday rankings, guys.
American Idol Will get Off To An Idle Begin
No, I did not determine to delve into American Idol with its Season three premiere on February 16 simply so I might make an “idol/idle” pun. ABC generated a number of buzz (and shelled out some huge cash) to revive the sequence that began on Fox, and Idol‘s third season on the Alphabet Community did not break any good information in both rankings or viewership. It received its time slot, however the dips do not bode properly.
Making its 2020 debut within the eight p.m. ET slot on ABC, American Idol dropped almost 14% within the rankings from the earlier season to a 1.5 score and greater than 7% in viewership to eight.05 million. Whereas its rankings have been double its closest competitors and its viewers was greater than 2.5 million increased than the present in second place, beginning out with notable drops is not the perfect for the sequence, particularly in a time slot that is not too aggressive.
So why are these numbers fascinating? Properly, American Idol premiered only a week earlier than The Voice returns to NBC, and it is tough to not evaluate these two music competitors sequence. Though they will not air towards one another, with Idol on Sundays and The Voice on Mondays, they’re simple to pit towards one another. Idol acquired the leap on The Voice by premiering first in 2020, however to not nice numbers. How will The Voice do with its Season 18 premiere on Monday, February 24?
So there you will have the most important, strangest, and most fascinating rankings occasions from the week of February 16! Issues might get even wilder subsequent week with the premiere of The Voice, the One Chicago crossover between Hearth and P.D., and extra. Be sure you test again with CinemaBlend subsequent week for the subsequent rankings rundown, and carry on scrolling to take a look at what I had for you from the rankings final week!