Summer TV is really starting to turn out to be a disappointment for many of the major networks. Out of the programming that aired on Tuesday night, we’re not quite sure if anything lived up to expectations.
NBC – While “America’s Got Talent” had quite possibly the most interesting performance show ever in that Howie Mandel and Howard Stern looked ready to kill each other, the 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic is actually down three-tenths from the performance show that aired last week on a Monday (and it may have actually had more non-sports competition).
While everyone may be saying that Howard Stern is an improvement over Piers Morgan as a judge, it’s ratings that matter — and so far, this season hasn’t produced the same sort of overall numbers.
Meanwhile, “Love in the Wild” continues to disappoint with a 1.3 rating that will probably not get the show a third season.
Fox – The MLB All-Star Game likely will end up winning the day, but no accurate data is available for it yet.
ABC – Congratulations to The Eye for actually putting original content on in the summer, even if it’s not working. The premieres of “Trust Us with Your Life” (1.1) and “NY Med” (1.2) barely even registered in the grand scheme of things, but t least they are trying. Meanwhile, “Wipeout” was tops for the network with a 1.4.
Maybe some of this programming will grow in its second week, but it’s hard considering that due to a number of flops across the board, ABC really doesn’t have a platform to promote these shows.
If you missed our review of “America’s Got Talent” from Tuesday night, be sure to check it out. Are you surprised at the ratings for this season?