There are several different shows currently out there on the bubble, and for the sake of today’s article, we’re putting the microscope on two in particular — Taken for NBC and then also The Great Indoors over for CBS. Neither have the comfort of a renewal yet, and it’s not altogether certain that either will have one based on the latest ratings.
Let’s kick things off here with Taken, given that with the ratings last night, it has more to be excited about. Its latest rating improved to a 1.1 in the 18-49 demographic, which is a healthy increase that shows that there may be some more interest in the movie adaptation than we thought that there was previously. However, there is also a big caveat here in that Scorpion was off the air last night. Maybe there were additional viewers who were only watching the show because they wanted to watch something new, and these people will not stick around.
If Taken does continue to hover around a 1.0 for the rest of the way this season, we’ll at least give it a shot at coming back. It may even have more of a solid future than Timeless, given that this show was fractional at the end of its run. Granted, it also didn’t have The Voice as a lead-in for the end of its season, otherwise known as further proof that TV programming isn’t always fair and you just have to deal with the cards you’re given the majority of the time.
Now, let’s move on to The Great Indoors. What was with CBS airing the show at a different time in Mondays this week? Well, a big part of this may be CBS conducting a test, which they like to do from time to time. They may have been trying to see how dependent the Thursday show really is on The Big Bang Theory. Based on the numbers last night, pretty dependent. The series ended up drawing just a 0.9 rating on Monday, a steep drop from its average of over a 1.5. Maybe this doesn’t guarantee cancellation, but it does give CBS a lot to think about. The one argument that you can make for the show is that its viewer base may not have been aware of the different airing because of it being a one-time thing.
Which one of these two shows are you the more interested in seeing back for a second season? Share now in the attached comments! (Photo: NBC.)