While the majority of the fall season starts next week, today we’ve got some Midnight, Texas finale ratings plus the latest on Dancing with the Stars. Ready to dive into the ratings discussion? Well, here we go…
In looking first at the Midnight, Texas ratings, there is some good news to report! First, know that the show drew a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic for Monday night’s finale episode, which is a pretty nice increase from the penultimate episode airing on Wednesday night at a special time. This is the highest-rated episode of the show since the end of August, and to go along with that is the most-watched episode since the start of September. This does lift the overall average for the first season closer to a 0.8. While we would definitely not consider the show to be a lock right now in terms of coming back for another season, we do think that it will be under some consideration and that if NBC were to cancel it, they would have some rather-unhappy fans on the other side.
Hopefully, we’re going to learn about the future of Midnight, Texas, and much of NBC’s other summer programming, over the course of the next month and a half.
As for the Dancing with the Stars premiere – The big return to the ballroom on Monday ended up generating in total a 1.7 rating in the demo. While that’s not the lowest-rated episode of the show ever, it is down almost 20% from the premiere this past fall and the worst start to a fall season ever. We don’t think that there were all that many people enthused about the cast, and while the show may be fun, we do think that much of its success depends heavily on getting on board people who new viewers are going to want to check out. Other than maybe Nikki Bella, Drew Scott, and Frankie Muniz, we’re not sure there are enough people on the cast this season that excite us from the vantage point of getting to see contestants who we haven’t seen all that much on the show before over the years.
Obviously, DWTS as an institution isn’t going anywhere, but we at CarterMatt will continue to monitor its ratings closely, along with the numbers of many others throughout the fall.
Meanwhile, we should note that a new episode of To Tell the Truth drew a 0.9 rating, which is great given how little that this show probably costs ABC to make. It’s also a pretty good return on the Dancing with the Stars lead-in rating.
What do you think about the Midnight, Texas finale ratings, and do you think that the show should get a season 2 renewal on the other side of this? Be sure to share in the comments!
Meanwhile, you can read a little more news on the show’s season 2 renewal odds right now just by heading over to the link here. (Photo: NBC.)