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September 11, 2018

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.9.2018

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 7.5, down 1.6 from the premiere Sunday game in 2017.  Elsewhere, REL had a 0.2 football adjustment up to 1.9, BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 in final numbers, while 60 MINUTES and the HAWAII 5-0 and FAMLY GUY reruns lost the same. 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  The season finale of Starz’s POWER was the highest-rated scripted show on Sunday cable, but at 0.62 (up 0.04 from last week) it was down a big 0.28 from 2017; the network’s AMERICA TO ME fell off the chart, down 0.03 to 0.04/102K.  On Showtime, the season premiere of SHAMELESS was at 0.47, down a hefty 0.26 from 2017, and the series premiere of KIDDING (which has been available via streaming and VOD for about 2 weeks) was lackluster at 0.12.  On Lifetime, the original movie remake of THE BAD SEED was at 0.44, and then the series premiere of YOU was at 0.21.  On TNT, the season premiere of THE LAST SHIP was at 0.24, down from 2017’s 0.34/0.30 2-hour premiere.  On HBO, the season premiere of THE DEUCE was at 0.16, down 0.08 from the 2017 season premiere, and down 0.05 from the Season 1 finale; its lead-outs were BALLERS (down 0.05 to 0.28), INSECURE (up 0.04 to 0.23), and the first LAST WEEK TONIGHT in several weeks at 0.30.  Elsewhere in scripted, AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD gained 0.09 to 0.57, and TALKING DEAD was steady at 0.17.  BET’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! special was at 0.29.  Adult Swim’s VENTURE BROTHERS lost 0.04 to 0.27.  Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES rose 0.03 to 0.19. 

TLC led unscripted with 90 DAY FIANCE, up 0.04 to 0.62, and UNEXPECTED was up 0.05 to 0.35.  VH1’s BASKETBALL WIVES climbed 0.11 to 0.51.  On E!, KEEPING UP THE KARDASHIANS returned from a holiday break at 0.49, and it was followed by the premiere of ASHLEE & EVAN at 0.21.  ESPN’s US OPEN coverage was at 0.42.  Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE gained 0.03 to 0.39.  HGTV’s line-up was led by BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT at 0.33/0.31, compared to last week’s 0.25/0.22.  On Food Network, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA grew by 0.04 to 0.30.  On ID, ON THE CASE rose 0.06 to 0.30, and AMERICAN MONSTER was up 0.07 to 0.27.  Bravo’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE rose 0.05 to 0.30.  MTV’s RIDICULOUSNESS was at 0.28/0.28/0.21/0.20, compared to last week’s 0.27/0.26/0.25/0.24.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Sunday September 9, 2018 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 125 0.62 1,964
2 POWER 5 STARZ PRIMARY 8:01 PM 67 0.62 1,533
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 65 0.57 1,712
4 NFL COUNTDOWN           L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 180 0.55 1,397
5 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 10:00 PM 61 0.51 1,091
6 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 60 0.49 1,066
7 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:48 PM 12 0.47 1,359
8 SHAMELESS S9 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:08 PM 50 0.47 1,307
9 MOVIE- FEATURE PREM: BAD SEED, THE (2018) LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 120 0.44 1,866
10 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: MENS FINALS ESPN 4:02 PM 238 0.42 2,065
11 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 63 0.39 2,087
12 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.37 939
13 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.36 975
14 UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 64 0.35 1,034
15 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 30 0.33 1,613
16 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 30 0.31 1,507
17 WORST COOKS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.30 1,184
18 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:05 PM 29 0.30 901
19 ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.30 1,230
20 MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 0.30 831
21 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 90 0.29 686
22 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!: BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2018 PREM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 150 0.29 1,137
23 BALLERS HBO PRIME 10:02 PM 27 0.28 725
24 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:30 PM 31 0.28 579
25 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L: HOUSTON/BOSTON ESPN 8:00 PM 228 0.28 1,480
26 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: N/A NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 240 0.28 668
27 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 8:00 PM 30 0.28 597
28 VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.27 551
29 AMERICAN MONSTER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.27 1,127
30 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.27 771
31 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 30 0.26 1,385
32 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 30 0.25 1,446
33 CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:30 PM 30 0.24 1,487
34 LAST SHIP, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 PM 60 0.24 1,258
35 INSECURE HBO PRIME 10:31 PM 33 0.23 563
36 ISLAND LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.23 1,488
37 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 7:02 PM 58 0.23 860
38 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.22 564
39 ASHLEE & EVAN E! 10:00 PM 60 0.21 473
40 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 10:02 PM 31 0.21 422
41 YOU LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:00 PM 69 0.21 824
42 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 AM 30 0.20 1,144
43 FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 30 0.20 1,007
44 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN11 MTV 9:32 PM 30 0.20 368
45 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 58 0.19 1,435
46 PARTIDO AMISTOSO L: AMERICA / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:00 PM 120 0.19 432
47 FANTASY SHOW   L: N/A ESPN2 10:00 AM 180 0.18 373
48 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:05 PM 60 0.17 601
49 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: OTHER GUYS, THE COMEDY CENTRAL 5:25 PM 150 0.17 347
50 NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 60 0.17 564
51 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.16 1,625
52 DEUCE, THE HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 59 0.16 636
53 WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 60 0.16 666
54 NFLN&FOX NFL GD PRIME NFL NETWORK 11:30 PM 60 0.15 410
55 TOO STUPID TO DIE: FIRST MTV 9:01 PM 31 0.15 302
56 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 210 0.15 396
57 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.14 1,482
58 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 6:00 PM 62 0.14 540
59 SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.14 1,423
60 FAREED ZAKARIA: GPS CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.14 972
61 NFL GAMEDAY LIVE: NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 180 0.13 410
62 RELIABLE SOURCES CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.13 1,017
63 PARANORMAL SURVIVOR TRAVEL CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.13 388
64 STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.13 928
65 PARANORMAL SURVIVOR TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 413
66 KIDDING S1 SHOWTIME PRIME 10:00 PM 31 0.13 443
67 PARANORMAL SURVIVOR TRAVEL CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.12 354
68 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.11 801
69 ANCIENT ALIENS A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 61 0.11 463
70 NASCAR RAIN DELAY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:58 PM 94 0.11 711
71 NORTH WOODS LAW ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 530
72 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.11 346
73 MEDIA BUZZ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 1,315
74 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 565
75 GREATEST SHOWMAN, THE HBO PRIME 7:10 PM 105 0.10 393
76 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 548
77 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.10 1,095
78 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.10 526
79 PARANORMAL SURVIVOR TRAVEL CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.10 285
80 POWERNATION: TRUCK TECH PARAMOUNT 10:00 AM 30 0.10 304
81 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.10 543
82 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,004
83 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.10 561
84 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 1,116
85 BEACH BITES W/ KATIE LEE FOOD NETWORK 12:30 PM 30 0.10 633
86 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.10 590
87 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.10 488
88 MEGA MAN 2018 THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:30 AM 30 0.09 236
89 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.09 570
90 SNAPPED OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.09 355
91 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.09 883
92 LETS EAT FOOD NETWORK 9:00 AM 30 0.09 419
93 SCARIEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.09 321
94 NEXT REVOLUTION, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.09 1,134
95 POWERNATION: DETRO MUSCLE PARAMOUNT 10:30 AM 37 0.09 280
96 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.09 458
97 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.09 508
98 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.09 612
99 INGRAHAM ANGLE TOWN HALL FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.08 990
100 LIFE, LIBERTY AND LEVIN FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 1,287
101 GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL: WEEKEND NFL NETWORK 7:00 AM 120 0.08 199
102 NEW DAY SUNDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.08 453
103 DR. KS EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.08 408
104 MSNBC LIVE W/ A.WITT MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.08 644
105 DYING TO BELONG OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.08 347
106 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN 3:00 PM 62 0.08 450
107 E:60 ESPN2 9:00 AM 60 0.08 233
108 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 297
109 50 FIRST DATES (2004) MAXPRIME 11:10 AM 99 0.08 168
110 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.07 447
111 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.07 829
112 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.07 506
113 TRUCK U VELOCITY 10:30 AM 30 0.07 203
114 WICKED TUNA: OBX OR BUST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 60 0.07 393
115 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.07 448
116 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 816
117 AMHQ WEEKEND THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.07 502
118 POWERNATION: EXT OFF ROAD PARAMOUNT 9:30 AM 30 0.07 223
119 MSNBC LIVE W/D.GURA: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.07 706
120 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.07 384
121 LITTLE NICKY MAXPRIME 12:50 PM 90 0.07 114
122 FOX NEWS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.07 921
123 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.07 397
124 NASCAR CUP COUNTDOWN NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 58 0.06 512
125 FOX & FRIENDS SUNDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.06 757
126 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.06 388
127 KASIE DC: N/A MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 0.06 810
128 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.06 349
129 TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L: WOMENS DOUBLES FINALS ESPN2 1:00 PM 171 0.06 296
130 THIS HAPPENED MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.06 613
131 BARNWOOD BUILDERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.06 413
132 BREAK HBO PRIME 7:00 PM 10 0.06 207
133 YOUR BUSINESS MSNBC 7:30 AM 30 0.06 245
134 UEFA N.L. 2018 09/09: FRANCIA / HOLANDA UNIVISION DEPORTES 2:30 PM 150 0.06 181
135 PARANORMAL SURVIVOR TRAVEL CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 199
136 FAST & FURIOUS MAXPRIME 9:40 PM 107 0.06 144
137 POLITICS NATION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.06 474
138 DR. K: GLOVES OFF! NAT GEO WILD 10:00 PM 60 0.06 330
139 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 30 0.06 276
140 DR. K COMPILATION NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.06 362
141 POWERNATION: ENGINE POWER PARAMOUNT 9:00 AM 30 0.06 162
142 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 273
143 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 60 0.06 119
144 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.05 181
145 MSNBC LIVE W/VOSSOUGHIAN MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 571
146 VAMPIRES SUCK MAXPRIME 3:05 PM 82 0.05 116
147 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE HBO PRIME 5:05 PM 115 0.05 205
148 WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 401
149 MSNBC LIVE W/A.MOHYELDIN MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.05 629
150 MEET THE PRESS MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.05 697

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About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.




22 Comments


  1. Scott Mackay

    Any chance for TBS MLB Rating, Cubs-Nationals 1pm, may have also be postponed due to rain

    Plus, 11:30pm: NFL Prime on FOX rating

    Thanks


  2. Destiny

    Showtime made such a huge mistake premiering their lineup in September and now are faced with NFL & Broadcast opening stages & TWD in October. It made so much more sense to keep with November, especially given that when Rick dies TWD will weaken a fair bit.

    Despite all that Kidding did reasonably well for a half hour show on Showtime. People should remember that Showtime don’t look at the 18-49 numbers, but instead are more bothered about who is watching live & streaming. Judging any Premium cable network show in any other way is wholly incorrect.

    Lifetime too with You, most likely the show got hurt by the NFL. The same could be said for a great many shows. This is why Cable networks don’t air a lot in the fall season.


    • ChrisM

      YOU aired at 10pm eastern after The BAD SEED movie. It lost half of the movie’s audience. I doubt football had much to do with that.


    • Jordan

      There’s nothing you said that makes any sense Walking dead is still on in November and so is football and network tv. So it makes no difference if showtimes shows are on now or November.

      Every person knows that premium cable goes by total viewers and not demo. You aren’t some genius that knows so much more than the rest of us.

      A lifetime show has a completely different audience than football. Nobody thinks that show was effected by football. And, what are you talking about? Cable networks air a lot of shows in the falll. Every cable network is airing something including hbo showtime starz amc Fx lifetime etc. every season, every cable network airs a lot of shows. Nothing you say makes any sense.


      • ChrisM

        It is in the best interests of a premium channel to know how many viewers a show is getting. Otherwise, why use the Nielsen service? They can tell how many viewers they have by subscriptions. Overall viewers is probably better stated as overall subscribers. They can’t, however, know what shows those subscribers are specifically watching. What’s the point of spending subscriber money, and other proceeds, on shows they are not watching?


      • Destiny

        Not only are you an idiot, your reading comprehension is dreadful too. If I cared what you thought I would be offended by this pathetic attempt to attack my comment, but I’m not. Thanks for the laugh today.


        • Jordan

          Someone is sure sensitive. You obviously care what people think. You failed trying to pretend that you don’t care what people think. And you call people names if people don’t agree with you. Nice job You were wrong with everything and only called me names to get your point across. I never called you any names. So stop pretending you are some classy person. You still weren’t right with anything u said And you’re just a bully. Kind of sad that you can’t take any criticism. I already made an Argument for each thing and u did nothing to change my mind. I still think u are wrong. All you did was show people that if someone strongly disagrees with u, you call them an idiot multiple times, pretending that you are the classy one lol. You are clearly just a sensitive bully. Sad. I just wish your comments had some intelligence for once.

          Even if the walking dead is down some, it’s still bigger than anything on basic cable. Bad point. Those sites just go by 18-49. They all know that the premium networks don’t actually care about 18-49. The websites just go by it because they like comparing all shows in that demo. You act like those websites are clueless and you cracked some code. You’re almost always wrong and act like you’re some professional. I can’t even reply to the rest because you’re wrong or it makes no sense. You are very sensitive and think you are smarter than everyone and are just a bully.


          • Amaury

            You really just need to drop it and move on.


          • Destiny

            @Amaury

            Thankyou. And sorry you had to see all that, I really have no idea who this person is or why they’re targeting me specifically. But I think I did a fairly good job dismantling my stalkers hate against me with the post below this one and I’ll leave it there.


      • Destiny

        Well I guess I do have a spare few minutes.

        @Walking dead is still on in November
        Me: I never said it wasn’t. I said “especially given that when Rick dies TWD will weaken a fair bit.”

        @and network tv
        Me – I never said it wasn’t. I said “Broadcast opening stages”

        @Every person knows that premium cable goes by total viewers and not demo.
        Me – Considering websites like TVbythenumbers, Spoilertv and a few others are full of people that judge premium cable by 18-49. That’s wrong too.

        @You aren’t some genius that knows so much more than the rest of us.
        Me – I never said I was, but I know more than you clearly.

        @Cable networks air a lot of shows in the fall
        Me – I was clearly talking about scripted premieres which are far lower than the rest of the year.

        @Every cable network is airing something including hbo showtime starz amc Fx lifetime etc.
        Me – See point above

        @Nothing you say makes any sense.
        Me – More like you are too clueless to even make a coherent argument and are just attacking my post for the sake of it.

        If your purpose here is to harass me with awful idiotic arguments then don’t waste your time. I won’t reply to you further, but I do hope this enlightens people to your idiocy. Thanks.


      • Ryan

        Destiny has been on this site since at least early 2015 (when I joined), so I, for one, am confident she knows what she’s talking about. There’s no need for these types of comments on here. Everyone’s entitled to their own analysis of the ratings…


  3. Ryan

    Can I have the numbers for ‘Air Warriors’ and ‘Mighty Planes’ (Smithsonian, 8pm & 9pm)?

    And when you get a second, can you please provide the Friday numbers for Cinemax’s ‘Outcast’? Thank you!


  4. MM

    Great for Showtime ‘Shameless’ I love this show so much! But next season I believe must be the final. No matter how wonderful you have to know when to fold them!


  5. BILL G

    I thought “YOU” was a pretty good show, even though it seems like no one is watching it. I was surprised that the show was as interesting as it was. It was like an “Adult” mystery that was full of surprises. Now I hope it doesn’t get cancelled prematurely just because of the ratings. Maybe under 1 Million is OK, for Lifetime??


    • Destiny

      Lifetime gave the show a second season so I wouldn’t worry about the numbers for now.


      • BILL G

        WOW, a second season after just one episode? The show deserves it, just for being different! Thanks for the info. 🙂


        • Destiny

          Lifetime gave it a two season commitment before it premiered which is unusual for basic cable. Such instances only really happen when a show is either low rated and it is then announced as the final season later on or if the show performs so well the network is content to keep it around longer and doesn’t feel the need to wait for the numbers.


    • Ryan

      UnReal got 3 seasons on Lifetime having never broke 900K viewers, let alone 1 million. Don’t know very much about Lifetime’s business model, but if the show does consistent in women 18-49 and generates some buzz, I think it could last a couple years….


      • Destiny

        Good point, and I’m not sure either what their expectations are for scripted. I know that before You premiered their entire lineup was unscripted and not particularly well rated either.


        • Ryan

          Their track record with scripted series isn’t anything to aspire to. They found some success with Devious Maids, Drop Dead Diva, and Army Wives, but that’s really about it. And even then, those shows haven’t aired in years so it’s difficult to figure out what constitutes a “success” for them today.


          • Destiny

            I think the way Lifetime handle You in the future may give some clue as to what sort of expectations they have for their shows. So like, if they cancel the show and call the second season the final season we would have some indication that the current level is too low for the show. If they also choose to stay the course and renew the show again if it drops further next season that may be an indication that the bar is very low.

            American Princess should also confirm what sort of level they’re expecting and that should apply to future scripted shows on the network.

            Also I’m not the most active person on here in terms of commenting, so if I don’t respond relatively quickly to a post I’ll certainly be around when the cable posts are up and get to it.



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