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It was a full night of programming on the major networks last night, but the viewing options included game shows, reality, news and repeats with only one Thursday drama – a network premiere of an already aired drama from CBS All Access – making its debut in the primetime line-up.

Here is how that lone Thursday night drama fared in the overall ratings last week:

10 PM Show:
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) [DEBUT – Network Premiere] – 1.7 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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Instead of getting all the new and returning shows as part of the 2020-2021 Fall TV season – thank you Coronavirus (NOT!) – viewers are still getting reality and repeats and very little NEW programming, but there were two dramas airing new episodes last night on the major networks: one of which was the season finale.

Here is how those two Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 569,000 viewers

9 PM Show:
Coroner (The CW) [NEW – Season Finale] – 707,000 viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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Technically this is the first week of the 2020-2021 Fall TV season, but the primetime line-up on the major networks looks VERY different from the norm with too much reality and some repeats airing while only two Tuesday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those two Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

9 PM Show:
Tell Me A Story (The CW) [NEW] – 315,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Transplant (NBC) [NEW] – 3.8 million viewers

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This week should be the start of the 2020-2021 Fall TV season, but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the fall TV season looks MUCH different than normal. Last night’s primetime line-up on the major networks was filled with football, reality, news and repeats while there were three new dramas airing: two broadcast debuts of previous aired elsewhere shows and one brand new drama.

Here is how those three Monday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
L.A.’s Finest (FOX) [Broadcast DEBUT] – 2.9 million viewers

9 PM Show:
Filthy Rich (FOX) [DEBUT] – 2.9 million viewers

10 PM Show:
Manhunt: Deadly Game (CBS) [Broadcast DEBUT] – 1.6 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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Last night’s primetime line-up included the Academy of Country Music Awards, repeats and reality as well as two Wednesday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those two Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 683,000 viewers

9 PM Show:
Coroner (The CW) [NEW] – 754,000 viewers

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It was another night of repeats and reality on the major networks last night with two Tuesday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those two Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

9 PM Show:
Tell Me A Story (The CW) [NEW] – 303,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Transplant (NBC) [NEW] – 3.6 million viewers

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Summer is over and the fall TV season should be underway, but with the Coronavirus pandemic still gripping our country by the throat, TV as we know it is not happening.

That being said, though, we’ve got plenty of cable TV to review for July and August.

Let’s take a look at the ratings for the dramas first:

CABLE DRAMAS

MONDAYS:

There were no cable dramas airing on Mondays in July or August.

TUESDAYS:

Greenleaf – The OWN drama returned for the start of its 5th and final season on June 23, running straight through July, and ending on August 11. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 23 – 1.3 million viewers (Season Premiere – Final Season)
June 30 – 1.1 million viewers
July 7 – 1.3 million viewers
July 14 – 1.2 million viewers
July 21 – 1.2 million viewers
July 28 – 1.4 million viewers
August 4 – 1.3 million viewers
August 11 – 1.4 million viewers (Series Finale)

This average out to 1.3 million viewers for that time frame.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story – The anthology series aired the final two episodes of its current season during July. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 7 – 752,000 viewers
July 14 – 838,000 viewers (Finale)

This averages out to 795,000 viewers for July. A third season of Dirty John has yet to be renewed by the USA Network.

The Haves and the Have Nots – The long-running OWN soap opera returned for the start of its 7th season with a two-hour premiere on August 25, earning 1.1 and 1.2 million viewers respectively. New episodes aired on September 1 and September 8 with the next new episode of The Haves and the Have Nots set to air on OWN on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 PM.

WEDNESDAYS:

There were no cable dramas airing on Wednesdays in July or August.

THURSDAYS:

The Bold Type – The Freeform drama aired the final remaining episodes of its fourth season during July. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 2 – 168,000 viewers
July 9 – 184,000 viewers
July 16 – 202,000 viewers (Finale)

This averages out to 185,000 viewers for July. Freeform has yet to renew The Bold Type for a fifth season.

FRIDAYS:

Trackers – The South African-based crime drama aired the final two episodes of its debut season on Cinemax during July, but only ratings for the final episode could be tracked down. That finale earned 48,000 viewers. Trackers has yet to be renewed for a second season, however.

800 Words – The popular Australian family drama debuted on UPtv on July 24, airing two episodes every week through August 21 followed by airing the first episode of its second season on August 28. Unfortunately, no ratings could be tracked down for any of those episodes. A new episode of 800 Words aired on September 4 with the next new episode of 800 Words set to air on UPtv on Friday. September 11.

SATURDAYS:

Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime – The 2015 mystery series ended its run on Ovation during July, airing its final three episodes. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 4 – No episode aired because of the holiday
July 11 – 139,000 viewers
July 18 – 98,000 viewers
July 25 – 144,000 viewers (Finale)

This averages out to approximately 127,000 viewers for July.

The Code – The Australian crime drama from 2014 debuted on Ovation, airing five of its six episodes during August and its season finale on September 5. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

August 1 – 109,000 viewers
August 8 – 26,000 viewers (approximately)
August 15 – 22,000 viewers (approximately)
August 22 – No ratings could be tracked down
August 29 – No ratings could be tracked down
September 5 – 44,000 viewers (Season Finale)

This averages out to approximately 50,000 viewers. There was a second season of The Code in 2016, but there is no word whether Ovation will air that season or not.

SUNDAYS:

Hightown – This new crime drama aired its season finale on Starz on July 12 (no episode aired on July 5 because of the holiday weekend), earning 330,000 viewers. Hightown has been renewed by Starz for a second season.

Snowpiercer – The TNT adaptation of the box office movie aired the final three episodes of its debut season during July. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 5 – 1.1 million viewers
July 12 – 1.3 million viewers (Season Finale, Hour 1)
July 12 – 1.2 million viewers (Season Finale, Hour 2)

This averages out to 1.2 million viewers for July. Snowpiercer was renewed by TNT for a second season.

NOS4A2 – The thriller aired the remaining 8 episodes of its second season during July and August simultaneously on both AMC and BBC America. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

AMC:
July 5 – 385,000 viewers
July 12 – 341,000 viewers
July 19 – 410,000 viewers
July 26 – 404,000 viewers
August 2 – 360,000 viewers
August 9 – 333,000 viewers
August 16 – 347,000 viewers
August 26 – 353,000 viewers (Series Finale)

BBC America:
July 5 – 82,000 viewers
July 12 – 82,000 viewers
July 19 – 101,000 viewers
July 26 – 65,000 viewers
August 2 – 80,000 viewers
August 9 – 162,000 viewers
August 16 – 130,000 viewers
August 26 – 107,000 viewers (Series Finale)

This averages out to 367,000 for AMC and 101,000 for BBC America for that time frame. AMC cancelled NOS4A2 after its finale episode aired on August 26.

Yellowstone – The Kevin Costner-led Paramount Network drama aired the remainder of its 3rd season’s episodes during July and August. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 5 – 3.7 million viewers
July 12 – 3.6 million viewers
July 19 – 3.7 million viewers
July 26 – 3.7 million viewers
August 2 – 3.6 million viewers
August 9 – 3.8 million viewers
August 16 – 4 million viewers
August 23 – 5.2 million viewers (Season Finale)

This averages out to 3.9 million viewers for that time frame. Yellowstone has been renewed for a fourth season by the Paramount Network.

The Chi – The coming-of-age, Chicago-based Showtime drama aired the remainder of its third season episodes during July and August. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 5 – 351,000 viewers
July 12 – 367,000 viewers
July 19 – 438,000 viewers
July 26 – 525,000 viewers
August 2 – 415,000 viewers
August 9 – 430,000 viewers
August 16 – 384,000 viewers
August 23 – 382,000 viewers (Season Finale)

This averages out to 412,000 viewers for that time frame. The Chi has been renewed for a fourth season by Showtime.

Perry Mason – The Depression-era set adaptation of the legendary lawyer aired the remaining episodes of its debut season on HBO during July and August. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 5 – 950,000 viewers
July 12 – 711,000 viewers
July 19 – 884,000 viewers
July 26 – 959,000 viewers
August 2 – 1 million viewers
August 9 – 1.1 million viewers (Season Finale)

This averages out to 934,000 viewers for that time frame. Perry Mason has been renewed for a second season by HBO.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – The TNT period drama returned for the start of its second season on July 19, airing two episodes each week through August 9. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 19 – 1.3 million viewers (Season Premiere, Hour 1)
July 19 – 1.1 million viewers (Season Premiere, Hour 2)
July 26 – 992,000 viewers
July 26 – 903,000 viewers
August 2 – 1.1 million viewers
August 2 – 827,000 viewers
August 9 – 1 million viewers (Finale, Hour 1)
August 9 – 948,000 viewers (Finale, Hour 2)

This averages out to 1 million viewers for the time frame. The Alienist has yet to be renewed for a third season by TNT.

Wynonna Earp – The fan favorite Syfy thriller returned for its long-awaited 4th season on July 26, airing five new episodes during August, which was its mid-season finale. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

July 26 – 459,000 viewers (Season Premiere)
August 2 – 268,000 viewers
August 9 – 348,000 viewers
August 16 – 230,000 viewers
August 23 – 266,000 viewers
August 31 – 342,000 viewers (Mid-Season Finale)

This averages out to 319,000 viewers for that time frame. The rest of season four of Wynonna Earp will return to Syfy at some point in 2021.

Lovecraft Country – The HBO horror series debuted on August 16, airing 3 episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

August 16 – 760,000 viewers (DEBUT)
August 23 – 867,000 viewers
August 31 – 747,000 viewers

This averages out to 791,000 viewers for August. New episodes aired on September 6 and September 13 with the next new episode of Lovecraft Country set to air on HBO on Sunday, September 20 at 9 PM.

We Hunt Together – The new Showtime crime drama debuted on August 9, airing four episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

August 9 – 127,000 viewers (DEBUT)
August 16 – 180,000 viewers
August 23 – 117,000 viewers
August 30 – 104,000 viewers

This averages out to 132,000 viewers for August. A new episode aired on September 6 while the season finale aired on September 13. Those ratings will be provided in next month’s report.

Endeavour – The 7th season of the crime series aired on PBS during August, but no ratings could be tracked down for the 3 episodes. Endeavour has yet to be renewed for an 8th season, though.

Britannia – The 2017 fantasy series debuted on EPIX on August 9, airing four episodes during the month. Unfortunately, no ratings could be tracked down for those episodes. A new episode aired on September 13 with the next episode of Brittania set to air on EPIX on Sunday, September 20 at 8 PM.

Grantchester – The PBS period piece drama aired the final three episodes of its fifth season during July, but no ratings could be tracked down for those episodes. Grantchester has been renewed for a 6th season.

Beecham House – The other period piece drama on PBS aired the final three episodes of its debut season during July, but ratings for those episodes could not be tracked down. Unfortunately, Beecham House will not be back for a second season.

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIES AND MINI-SERIES

There were 7 made-for-TV movies that aired in July and August along with one limited series airing in August.

No ratings could be tracked down for the three made-for-TV movies that aired in July:

Coins For Love (TV One)
Forever My Girl (UPtv)
Love in Harmony Valley (UPtv)

The following are ratings for the made-for-TV movies and the limited series that aired in August:

Love on Harbor Island (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
Wedding Every Weekend (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million viewers
Romance in the Air (Hallmark Channel) – 2 million viewers
Love in the Time of Corona (Freeform, Part 1) – 201,000 viewers
Love in the Time of Corona (Freeform, Part 2) – 137,000 viewers
Love in the Time of Corona (Freeform, Part 3) – 217,000 viewers
Love in the Time of Corona (Freeform, Part 4) – 134,000 viewers

No ratings could be tracked down for the following made-for-TV movie that aired in August:

Love By Accident (UPtv)

Ratings results for the cable dramas, mini-series and made-for-TV movies that have and will air in September will be posted as soon as possible in October.

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Once again, last night’s primetime line-up on the major networks was filled with reality and repeats along with two Wednesday night dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those two Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 589,000 viewers

9 PM Show:
Coroner (The CW) [NEW] – 891,000 viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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It was a night filled with repeats and reality on the major networks last night, but there were new episodes of two Tuesday night dramas

Here is how those two Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

9 PM Show:
Tell Me A Story (The CW) [NEW] – 427,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Transplant (NBC) [NEW] – 3.7 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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Last night’s primetime line-up was filled with lots of repeats and some reality along with one new episode of a Wednesday night drama.

Here is how that lone Wednesday night drama fared in the overall ratings last week:

9 PM Show:
Coroner (The CW) [NEW] – 680,000 viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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