ABC brought a new season of The Bachelorette and the new series Queens on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Here’s a look at how the live TV ratings fared for them and more.
ABC has been a little delayed in bringing its fall TV shows for Tuesday nights. The Bachelorette Season 18 premiered and Queens debuted. The rest of the networks mostly aired new episodes of current shows.
The only network that had a night of reruns was CBS. Likely due to pandemic filming and delays, all three FBI shows aired reruns giving fans a chance to watch the three-way crossover again.
The CW had new episodes of Stargirl and Supergirl. There are still a few more episodes of both of these shows, with the Supergirl series finale airing on Tuesday, Nov. 9 with a two-hour event. Stargirl is already renewed, so we’re not that concerned about the live TV ratings.
The Bachelorette debuts down, New Amsterdam mixed i the live TV ratings
We start with The Bachelorette and Queens. The reality series saw a 28% dip in the demo and a 24% dip in the audience compared to the Season 17 premiere. This is nothing to be too concerned about just yet as the demo is still the bestof the whole night, even ahead of The Voice.
Queens debuted with okay results. They were on the low side compared to Big Sky, which held the Tuesday night timeslot last year. Big Sky debuted with 4.1 million viewers and a 0.68 demo rating compared to the 1.7 million and 0.4 demo rating. So, it is concerning.
This timeslot is competitive, but it’s worth noting that the demo was still the best of the timeslot. The audience was low, though. The good thing for the series is that it currently sits in seventh place out of all 11 scripted shows on the network and is the fourth-best drama all in terms of the demo. We’ll need to see how this series stabilizes before making any comments on cancellation or renewal.
The Voice was down by 30% in the demo compared to the previous Tuesday episode, but its audience was steady. The audience was the top of the night thanks to the FBIs airing reruns. I still don’t think there’s anything to worry about, but I would like to see NBC look at making some changes to the series just to add something new and exciting.
The dips continued for NBC with La Brea losing 20% of its demo and 1% of its audience. The audience was the second-best of the night and was the best demo. It’ll be interesting to see if that continues when the FBIs return in a couple of weeks. The demo was also the best of the timeslot. I do think we’ll see a second season for this series. It’s the best performer out of all new shows this fall.
New Amsterdam was down almost 19% in the demo, but it was up 3.5% in the audience. There’s no need to worry about the series as it’s already renewed for Season 5, which I do think is going to be the final season.
FOX is the last network to look at with The Resident down 11% in the demo but up 7% in the audience for its Halloween-themed episode. I’m withholding comment about the future of the show just yet. The end of the episode gave us a time-jump of a few years and that could heavily affect the show. I want to see how the live TV ratings are for a couple of episodes first.
Our Kind of People was down another 9% in the demo but was up 4% in the audience. Is it enough? I don’t think it is under normal circumstances, but FOX is really struggling for new shows so it might just get a pass.
Take a look at the live TV ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 19 to see how your favorite shows performed.
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