Love Island USA ratings steady in episode 2; The InBetween rises

Love IslandFor those of you out there looking for the tiniest bit of hope for Love Island USA and its ratings, consider this some good news. For its second episode on Wednesday night, the show kept all of its numbers!

So how did it fare? Think in terms of a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and then also 2.69 million viewers. While neither one of these qualify as record-shattering ratings, they are enough to inspire a little bit of hope in the future of the series short-term. Our concern has been that Love Island will find itself trimmed down in terms of its total number of episodes (right now it airs five days a week!), but if it keeps some momentum, maybe it will find a way to keep that from happening.

If there is a way in which to help the show, it may be more of a focus on interactivity. We’re going to see some of that play out tonight, as two Islanders are coming to Fiji in hopes of finding “love” — and some of their first decisions will be courtesy of people who are using the Love Island app on their phone.

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As for The InBetween…

There is a small bit of good news for the mystery show following its latest outing on Wednesday night. How did it fare? Think in terms of a 0.4 rating and close to 2.3 million viewers. In other words, still not great, but it did rise a bit.

Whether you are looking at the numbers for The InBetween or Love Island, we do think that one thing remains the same — it’s almost impossible to get great ratings for a summer TV show in 2019. Audiences are getting more and more fragmented and it becomes increasingly harder to get a big piece of the pie yourself. Even Big Brother is seeing lower ratings this summer, though they’re not so low that it makes us altogether concerned in its long-term future.

(If you want to preview the latest episode of The InBetween on NBC, you can do so by visiting the link here.)

What’s your take on the latest numbers from Wednesday night, and what are you looking forward to watching Thursday? Be sure to share in the comments and come back soon for some other news. (Photo: CBS.)

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