The ratings have come in now from Wednesday night’s primetime lineup, and there are certainly a few clear takeaways. The first one? The Super Bowl did not help new show The World’s Best get all that much of a bump after the fact.
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The second episode of the show (which ran for two hours) ended up failing to get anything more than a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While this is just a live number and it could certainly change with DVR viewing factored in, this is a disappointing performance for a show that was watched by more than 20 million viewers on Sunday. There wasn’t much retention here, and beyond that, we certainly think that this was a fairly expensive production insofar as reality TV goes. (You had to pay the Wall of the World in addition to host James Corden and the three celebrity judges.)
We don’t want to write off the series yet as a viable contender for the future, largely because making an assumption based on just a single airing seems to be a bad way in which to do things. Still, we’ll be paying close attention to the series’ overall output the rest of the way.
As for some of the ratings elsewhere…
Great News for One Chicago – The lineup of series on NBC saw some nice gains for their return to the air on Wednesday, drawing a 1.4 for Chicago Med, a 1.3 rating for Chicago Fire, and then a 1.2 for PD. If you needed any other evidence that these three shows are all almost certainly going to be back for another season, you are getting it here.
The Masked Singer wins again – It shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone that Fox’s reality sensation continues to outperform the majority of the competition elsewhere, but here we are. The singing show delivered a 2.2 rating last night, which is further evidence that even after most information is out there about these singers’ identity, there’s still a real desire to keep watching. It also probably helps that the majority of the show’s viewers are both offline and also unspoiled.
What do you think about the latest ratings for The World’s Best and some other shows on Wednesday night? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to stay tuned for some other updates. (Photo: CBS.)