Tuesday, June 9, 2015

10 Ratings Blurbs: 6/9/15 Edition


Sometimes these lists just come together. There's no theme or anything. Just a bunch of shows on a list.

1. The Game (1.346 million 0.7)- I literally had no idea this show was returning until I saw these ratings on Thursday. No idea. That being said, this is the last season so these numbers don’t matter. It is a bit ironic that the show may end at ratings levels that got it canceled when it was on The CW (It is also ironic that if it were airing on The CW to this day with these numbers, it would be one of their top 5 shows).

2. Pretty Little Liars (2.378 million 1.0)- I’m sure ABC Family expected a little more from this premiere. It may not have attracted all of the former viewers back but I’m guessing they would have liked to see the normal premiere bump that this show tends to get. That didn’t happen and now the ratings are probably going to get more boring from here.

3. Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Ski Trip (1.659 million 0.7)- This little experiment did well enough. You weren’t going to get really high numbers but no one was expecting low numbers either. This filled the gap and kept the night competitive for Bravo and that’s all that matters.

4. Real Housewives of Orange County (1.739 million 0.7)- Sometimes it seems like this show doesn’t get the hype or props that it should because it is the oldest Real Housewives show. In a way, this show is probably the most stable. There’s no expectation for huge numbers and it doesn’t deliver disappointing numbers either. It will keep going as long as Bravo wants it to keep going because it’s going to serve as the blueprint for the other aging Real Housewives shows.

5. Masterchef (4.70 million 1.5)- It looks like we’re getting to the point where it seems lie FOX won’t have to worry about this show too much this season. The numbers haven’t dropped from the premiere and it is one of their better performing shows this summer (In fact, I think it’s their highest rated show so far this summer).

6. Married to Medicine (1.332 million 0.5)- If you haven’t noticed, Bravo likes to give their shows (specifically shows that have aired and succeeded behind their Real Housewives shows) no more than 2 seasons with help before the shows are expected to carry a night. This happened with Shahs of Sunset, Don’t Be Tardy and Vanderpump Rules. Now, Married to Medicine joins that group. These numbers are ok but I won’t put too much stock into them this week. I want to see how it does next week and going forward when it takes the 8pm slot.

7. Real Housewives of New York City (1.181 million 0.5)- At this point, there is nothing Bravo can do to get more people to watch this show. These are the numbers this franchise has decided to settle at and Bravo is just going to have to decide if they are ok with that or not.

8. Teen Mom OG (835,000 0.5)- I’m not going to repeat my sentiment about MTV and reunion shows. This is just here filling a space because I needed it to do that.

9. Hannibal (2.57 million 0.7)- There is no secret here that the ratings for this show are awful. Even with these numbers, NBC still has a couple of scripted shows still on air doing worse than this. The numbers might get worse from here but if NBC is willing to stick with it until the end of the season at least then we’re just stuck looking at bad numbers for the rest of the summer.

10. Walk of Shame Shuttle (179,000 0.1)- I’m not sure why VH1 saw fit to give this show an extended season (These numbers are for episode 12 which is not the finale). I get wanting to have original programming on a night other than Mondays but what’s the point when the overall average of the night is still under 300k viewers? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of trying to achieve primetime ratings growth?

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