In today’s ratings piece, we’ve got some assorted highlights from all over the cable spectrum, but let’s kick things off here with Being Mary Jane season 4.
One of the reasons why it is so nice to start with this show here is that it’s great to report some positive ratings news. The midseason premiere on BET earlier this week bounced back from some weaker numbers to post a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and also close to 790,000 total viewers. In viewers alone, this is an improvement of around 18% from what the show generated the week before — doesn’t that set a nice precedent if the trend continues?
There is, regrettably, still some bad news in the live+same-day ratings if you look at things from more of a big-picture perspective. The show is still averaging a 0.4 rating and over 900,000 per episode for the fourth season, and these ratings are still down significantly from the season before and we’re not altogether sure what the future will hold for the show beyond that. Even with lower ratings, we do still like to think these are good enough for cable in 2017, especially when you consider just how many people watch things these days by recording them or checking them out On-Demand.
As for some other great shows and their performances…
Suits – Three episodes into this season, the USA drama is staying very much consistent … though there is some overall irony shining through its latest numbers. Wednesday night’s new episode generated a 0.3 rating, which its lowest in the demo of the season. Yet, it also did score a season-high 1.41 million viewers. The numbers are down around 15% so far year-to-year in the demo, but that’s about normal with the performances you see from most shows on the air these days.
Nashville – We are starting to near the end of the CMT drama, and of course with that we’d like to see the show go out with more of a bang than a whimper. It did improve its viewership total to around 724,000 viewers while keeping its demo the same at around a 0.2 for this past episode — we’re going to take this, at least for now, as a sign that some people out there didn’t bail on the show after that super-depressing Gunnar/Scarlett twist that we’re still trying to get over.
Which one of these shows did you watch recently? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below! Of course, come back on an almost-daily basis for some further ratings pieces. (Photo: BET.)