Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ratings: September 18th-24th, 2018

I didn't have time to get to a full post today, but they will return next week. My early thoughts are that I'm a little intrigued by how low some of these veteran shows return, because history says that September is almost always the high water mark for the season.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ratings: September 11th-17th, 2018

American Horror Story premiered well, but I'm always skeptical because the show's numbers tend to drop heavily from opening week. Things will get more interesting as the broadcast networks prepare to unveil their fall lineup.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ratings: September 4th-10th, 2018

From my perspective, it appears that the Martha & Snoop finale got hammered by the Bobby Brown movie on BET. Black Ink Crew took a bit of a hit too, but that drop wasn't as dramatic. Basketball Wives and Power rose slightly for their finales while the WE shows (Braxton Family Values and Marriage Boot Camp) continue to see less than stellar numbers.

Monday, September 10, 2018

VH1 Ratings: 2017

This got somewhat of a late start this year. It's a little unusual that the first show premiered 3 weeks into the year, but that is what a lot of December premieres will get you. As always, I will continue to bump last year's post until all of the Monday shows end their seasons (Update: 9/11/18).

Note 1: To sort out any confusion, VH1 has dropped the LA from Basketball Wives (despite the show being filmed in Los Angeles). Technically, they consider the show to be season 6 of the original Miami version. However, since this season would be season 6 of either version, Miami was never added to the original name and the casts of both versions have now merged, it's probably much less confusing to refer to the show under its original name.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ratings: August 28th-September 3rd, 2018

I'm honestly not convinced that Hit the Floor is in a good position to get renewed. While it's true that BET has struggled to gain meaningful traction from their scripted shows over the last couple of years, this is a little different. This is a veteran show that had its own checkered history on VH1, but its audience there made the case that it should at least get another chance. What happened was some botched decisions by VH1, a brutally long hiatus and a bit of a quiet rollout that contributed to an absolute collapse that can't be justified and may perhaps give the people at BET some worry that the same thing could happen with The Breaks when that show makes the migration from VH1 to BET. I just don't see a path for survival when their last two shows averaged something in the neighborhood of 500,000 viewers and one has been canceled while the other still has an undecided fate.