Ratings notes: On ‘Code Black,’ ‘Fuller House’ season 2, and ‘Undercover Boss’
Given that there is so little happening right now when it comes to primetime programming, it didn’t make sense to create a separate ratings piece for today. Instead, we’ve got for you now a few notes on a variety of different shows — two aired in primetime last night, while our top story revolves around the reported decline in “Fuller House” ratings following a stellar first-season launch.
How far down is the Netflix series from season 1? Well, according to some unconfirmed data collected by Symphony Advanced Media (who has been trying to estimate data for some of the streaming provider’s shows for some time), only 9% who watched the premiere episode ended up watching the season 2 premiere within the first three days of it being available (per Variety). So far, the season is averaging a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down significantly from the 5.3 rating season 1 had.
To us, none of this is an enormous shock given that there was a ton of buzz around the first season, reviews were mixed, and this season started in a busier time in the holiday season. Given that not all Netflix viewers feel the need to binge immediately, we do think that in due time, we are going to see many of these numbers rise further. A 2.0 average in live+3 is also higher than many other comedies that are on network TV. While a renewal is not for certain, we’d be surprised if the show didn’t get one.
As for other numbers…
“Code Black” – Last night’s episode fell to a 0.9 rating in the demo despite no major competition being on the air, which probably proves further that this show does rely on some of the performance of “Criminal Minds” before it.
“Undercover Boss” – The two-episode premiere of the reality series for CBS drew a 1.1 and a 1.0 rating. While not spectacular, given the show’s budget and approach we’d still consider these to be winning numbers.
For some other news right away pertaining to “Fuller House,” be sure to head over to the link here. (Photo: Netflix.)