While we are currently in the midst of Charmed season 1, why not start to look ahead to the future of the franchise? That’s what we here at CarterMatt are are going to dive into with this piece, as we take a closer look at what the future for the series could end up being on The CW.
As always, the most important thing when it comes to a show like Charmed is the live+same-day numbers. Are they the only thing that The CW considers? Far from it. As a matter of fact, they take a really close look at DVR numbers, online traffic via the app, and social media. They also look at studios — The CW likes to have CBS-produced series on the air and this is one of the most-prominent ones that they have. The live+same-day numbers are the foundation here, but they aren’t the only thing the network will look at.
The ratings for Charmed so far are fairly hit-and-miss. The good news is that the series is bringing in a 0.4 rating on average, and that isn’t all that much of a decline from its lead-in Supergirl. The concern here, however, is that over the past few weeks these ratings have slipped down slightly to a 0.3. The numbers are falling, and if that trend continues, we do think that there is a reason to worry. We think that the network is relatively happy with it’s performance for now — they wouldn’t have ordered a full season otherwise, but there is still some more work to be done. It’s largely just a question of how committed they want to be if the ratings continue to fall.
One important thing that we should consider here no matter what happens is that Charmed is a series that is going to have a sizable international base. There are going to be throngs of viewers all over the world who are really eager and excited to check out this show. With that in mind, one of the biggest question we have is this: Will the network preemptively consider international success as a factor in keeping it going?
Current renewal odds
For the time being, we’re labeling this one as a 50-50 because there is still a lot of episodes left to air this season and it will depend heavily on how well Charmed performs the rest of the way. We can see it continuing in part because this is a network that recently expanded to Sunday nights and, to be frank, they need programming. They just need to figure a way to get some content out there and this is performing better than many of their other shows right now — including newcomers like All American. We have to think that this trajectory is going to continue to some extent.
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