Let’s start things off here with Suits season 8, mostly because of our curiosity surrounding one simple thing: How the show is faring in light of the upcoming ninth season being the last one. Are we going to get a chance to actually see the show go out on a high note?
Obviously, it’d be really cool of we did, but we are fully aware of the fact that the world doesn’t quite work like that. The winter premiere drew around a 0.3 rating (which was enough for it to match its summer finale), but also just over 820,000 total viewers — a pretty big drop in that measure from the summer. It’s interesting that the show kept most of its demo audience and lost a lot in terms of viewers, but sometimes TV does some pretty weird stuff overall.
Vikings – We’ve got another case here of a show that is gearing up for a final season down the road, but in this case, the numbers for the History series are as steady as can be. This past episode generated overall a 0.4 rating in the demo, which is about even with what the show has been drawing for most of the season.
Project Blue Book – Meanwhile, there’s some good news on the front of this other History series, given that this past installment posted a 0.4 rating in the demo — up versus the prior week, and showed itself to be moving in the right direction! This is a good sign as it looks early towards a renewal, given that a network like History wants to make sure that its shows continue to have an audience that will stick around for the future. It’s not just about starting off with big numbers. It’s about finding a way to ensure you keep some of these numbers.
We’ll still keep watch on these ratings over the coming weeks, though for Vikings there’s only one show left. There’s not all that much to focus on here!
What do you think about the latest Cable Ratings for Suits, Vikings, and Project Blue Book? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the attached comments, and stay tuned to get some other news. (Photo: USA.)