There is some good news coming in now courtesy of the Still Star-Crossed episode 2 ratings — to a certain extent.
The big fear that we and many others had after the premiere was that the show was due for a big fall. After all, this is a fate that falls so many shows, and it makes sense that there would be some ratings drops that happen. Yet, that didn’t happen here. The show drew once more a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is still in part bad news because this isn’t the sort of performance that anyone should be all that happy with. This show is only billed as a seven-episode limited series, so the good news here is merely that ABC is going to be able to feel good about themselves no matter how the show ends up faring the rest of the way. With a 0.5, it’s almost surely not coming back for more.
As for some other performances on the night, The Bachelorette did improve slightly to a 1.6, though it’s not like this show is really in any danger at all. It’s performing about as well as most other shows do these days. With that said, to date Rachel Lindsay’s season is down more than 15% in the demo versus the season featuring JoJo Fletcher last year. Clearly, there was something about last year’s edition of the show that appealed more to viewers. JoJo’s season was almost even with the one beforehand featuring Kaitlyn Bristowe, which was actually a good bit up versus the season versus by Andi Dorfman, which was once again down versus the season starring Desiree Hartsock. The Emily Maynard season actually averaged a 2.5, which made it one of the most successful seasons of the show in recent memory.
Ultimately, what we’re trying to say here is rather simple, and it is that The Bachelorette as a whole is in the midst of one of its lowest-rated seasons, but it is also such a pop-culture institution that it’s hard to envision the numbers slipping to a point where anyone at the network is major-league unhappy.
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Meanwhile, you can head over to the link here in the event you do want to get some further news, including a preview for what’s coming next on Still Star-Crossed when the show returns. (Photo: ABC.)