Ratings: Shades of Blue season 3 premiere down, Instinct slides

Shades of BlueHow are the first Shades of Blue season 3 ratings? Given that the show is airing both in a difficult timeslot and in the summer (which is typically a harder time to snag an audience), we didn’t have high expectations.

Yet, we don’t think that the series got off to a terrible start given that this is the final season and it’s been off the air for well more than a year. The premiere ended up generating a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is down slightly from the season 2 finale, but still decent. We feel like NBC should be happy with how the show performed here. There may also be some people out there who didn’t even realize that the show was on last night and could discover it over the summer.

Obviously, we are going to be watching the ratings this season, wondering whether or not the network realizes that they are making a mistake dropping the final curtain. Yet, it doesn’t seem like Shades of Blue is ending because of its ratings. Instead, it just seems like they’ve reached a natural end point and Jennifer Lopez has spent the better part of the past few years balancing way too much.

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The latest on Instinct

Last night’s episode generated just a 0.4 rating in the demo, which really does make us grateful that CBS already renewed the show for a second season. It’s struggling to find much of a younger audience, even though it does continue to perform rather well in terms of total viewers. With almost 5.3 million viewers, Celebrity Family Feud was the only new show on night that actually performed a little bit better in that particular measurement.

We’re mostly just curious when it comes to Instinct season 2 what CBS is going to do in order to have it perform better — or, if it is likely to just air in the summer and perform at a similar level.

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