The ratings are in from last night’s primetime programming, and we’ve got one highlight in there in terms of the Salvation premiere.
In looking at those numbers, there’s both good news and bad. First, the good — when looking at the show’s 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic in comparison to everything else that is out there in terms of scripted summer programming, the numbers don’t necessarily look all that bad. It also did tie for #1 in its timeslot against other new programming like The Carmichael Show and The F Word over on Fox.
Now, here in lies the worry: Most shows do tend to fall following their premieres, and this is a series that is airing in the summer, when there are a wide array of other opportunities out there for viewers. If the show maintains this rating, maybe it’s got a good shot of returning thanks to live+3 / live+7 data and a nice streaming deal — something that many CBS summer shows have these days. If it loses steam in the weeks to come, there could be a little more trouble.
If you love Salvation, watch live and we’ll see what happens.
The latest over on Syfy…
We figured that we’d make this a themed ratings most talking about all things science fiction. Also, we haven’t touched on two of our favorite summer shows just yet.
Dark Matter – It’s a case of good news and bad news for the space adventure series. If you’re looking at the show’s ratings year-to-year, it’s worth noting that it is only down around 10% in the 18-49 demographic. However, this past episode did post its lowest rating of the season in a 0.1 rating. If it hovers back up to the 0.2 territory in the weeks ahead, we probably will feel a little more comfortable about its future. Syfy shows don’t tend to last all that long, but we do want to believe that there is a little bit more life to be had here.
Wynonna Earp – Meanwhile, this past episode here held fairly firm to the recent 0.1 rating in the demo alongside having close to half a million viewers. We’re not going to pretend that these ratings are going to blow the door off of the network’s headquarters, but it has a reasonably good chance of coming back given that the year-to-year decrease is fairly minimal. Also, this show has a passionate fan base and there’d be a lot of angry people should the network decide to protest it.
Hopefully, we’ll learn a thing or two more about the future for this show coming up later this summer; the last thing that we want is for Syfy to draw all of this out in a way that they really don’t need to.
What have you watched over the past week, and which of your favorite summer shows do you want to see come back? Be sure to share in the comments below! (Photo: CBS.)
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