Emergence ratings fall further on ABC; The Flash season 6 starts okay

EmergenceWhile we’ve yet to see an official cancellation anywhere on network TV, it does seem like we’re getting a good sense of some of the shows that could go by the wayside.

We’ve spoken in the past about the almost-immediate struggles of Sunnysidea series that is having a hard time getting a whole lot of traction Thursday nights on NBC. Meanwhile, Emergence is quickly emerging (pun unfortunately intended) as one of the more disappointing outings over on ABC. Last night’s new episode generated a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and we have to imagine that this is something the network is truly bummed-out by. Think about it in this way — Emergence entered this season with a good bit of promotion, with the hope being that it would turn into a smaller version of Lost.

Yet, we’ll continue to emphasize that high-concept dramas with vague titles very rarely work. Look back at The Event. Manifest is doing a little bit better over on NBC, but we think that a lot of people are at least connecting it to a flight manifest. The title confusion, plus also making sure viewers commit to watching live every week, makes putting these shows on quite the consistent challenge.

In the end, we’re sure that major networks are going to try to be patient for at least another week or two. After all, they want these shows to succeed, and it’s hard to just accept defeat and find counter-programming within a short period of time. We’re at least optimistic that Emergence will get to air its full season; we’re not so confident with Sunnyside.

The state of The Flash season 6

The premiere of the latest batch of new episodes last night kicked off with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That’s a solid-enough start that puts the show on par with where it was at the end of last season, and this led into some pretty solid sampling over on Batwoman. We don’t exactly think that there is any reason to be worried over The Flash, given t hat it is one of the highest-rated shows on The CW and they’ve figured out an excellent way to monetize a lot of their shows.

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