While we still do not know whether or not there is going to be a season 2 of Manifest on NBC, we have at least a larger sense of where it stands now in the ratings.
As a whole, last night’s “Estimated Time of Departure” (a fitting title, given some of the events of the story) ended up generating a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic — that was down slightly versus its rating from the prior episode, and it just slightly behind The Good Doctor for second place overall in the timeslot. It’s true that the series is not the same hit now that it was at the start of the season, where it started with a 2.2 rating and more than 10 million viewers. Yet, it’s been reasonably consistent since November and we feel confident that the show is going to be back for another season with that in mind. Plus, remember that this is the sort of show that could end up adding more viewers to the mix because of streaming over the next several months — it’s perfect for the binge-watching crowd, so if you haven’t checked it out, crab yourself one of those Costco size cheese puff tubs and dive in!
So what were some of the top-rated shows from last night? CarterMatt is ready to bring you over to the realm of reality TV for a couple of assorted highlights.
The Bachelor – Overall, Monday’s new episode actually won the night with a 1.9 rating. Colton Underwood’s season started low (a likely consequence of airing opposite college football), but actually got a little bit better as time went along. This show is actually up slightly in the numbers from Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of the show, and of course, this is a franchise that constantly breathes new life into itself because of the way it performs on social media.
America’s Got Talent: The Champions – Meanwhile, the finale ended up generating a 1.7 rating and over 10 million viewers — the latter was enough to make it #1 on the night in that particular measure. There are so many reasons at the moment for NBC to consider renewing the show, but as we explain in or latest video below (be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for more), there’s a pretty compelling reason to bring the show back. You have to imagine that a network would do almost anything in its power to get something back on the air that they consider being a hit.
What do you think about some of the ratings for Monday night’s television lineup? Be sure to share some of your thoughts right now in the comments, and stay tuned for some other news and information. (Photo: NBC.)