Whiskey Cavalier finale ratings rise; what it means for revival prospects

Whiskey CavalierIs there going to be a future for Whiskey Cavalier on ABC or anywhere else following its cancellation? It’s hard to say anything definitively, but we do at least know now that the Lauren Cohan – Scott Foley series concluded last night on a high note — even opposite two other finales in Chicago PD and SEAL Team.

Last night’s new episode generated a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is the best rating for the show its second episode earlier this spring (which generated a 0.8). No doubt, the show was helped by having one of its best lead-ins for quite some time in ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience event, which dominated on its way to a 1.7 rating. We don’t know if this is going to lead to ABC doing more events like this in the future, but for them, it was clearly a great way to wrap up the TV season proper and generate some strong ratings.

Ultimately, what this means for Whiskey Cavalier is that it got at least a little more coverage on its way potentially out the door, and maybe this could show another network/streaming provider that with the right promotion, maybe there would be a way for it to get consistently higher numbers. We personally believe that had it averaged a 0.7 rating for most of the past few weeks, it probably would be renewed for another season already. The main problem for Whiskey is that it hadn’t generated more than a 0.5 rating since mid-April, and even if it is performing well via DVR viewership, it really only matters so much.

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As for some other shows…

While Chicago Fire and Chicago Med both had some different competition last night in the form of the aforementioned ABC comedy special, they were still able to each boost their demo audiences up slightly to a 1.1. The Amazing Race, meanwhile, held on reasonably well to most of its audience from two weeks ago, averaging a 0.8 through the night. This is a show that will probably still continue for a while, mostly because it does tend to consistently perform really no matter where it ends up getting placed on the lineup.

Chicago PD, meanwhile, won the 10:00 p.m. timeslot with a 0.9 rating, while SEAL Team ended up drawing a generating a 0.7. This is a nice increase on the most-recent episode and is one of the better ratings that we’ve seen for the show since its move to Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.


Per new reports, ABC is talking about bringing the show back — call us surprised, and certainly happy. However, nothing is official.

For some more news when it comes to Whiskey Cavalier?

Then be sure to visit the link here right now, where you can get more on the show’s numbers from last night.

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