For those of you who are wondering whether or not “Whodunnit?” will be killed off following its first season, we still do not have an answer for you. However, the improved ratings for the show’s first-season finale on Sunday night prove to us that there is still a great deal of potential in a show that became our favorite reality competition of the summer.
Overall, the show drew a series-high 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic on the night, and also a total of 3.67 million viewers. We know that none of these numbers are fantastic by any means, but let’s put this in some perspective. The show was up against the “True Blood” finale, “Dexter’s” final season, and another new episode of “Breaking Bad.” That is not exactly light competition from the cable world. It was also the second-most-watched show on the night behind “Big Brother 15” over on CBS.
We want to see ABC take another chance on the show for the reasons that we’ve listed here, because consistency in the ratings for a network show in this day and age is really a rare thing. So for a competition show to hold its audience all year, especially when there are so many other things going on in the summer, that is something that should be worth a second shot. Plus, there’s a full year now for friends to recommend this show to others, and we genuinely think that the numbers will go up in season 2 now that the format is more apparent to viewers. (And we say this as someone who is certainly cynical about network shows keeping an audience.)
If you want to read our full review of the “Whodunnit?” finale, be sure to visit the link here. Hopefully, ABC will not keep us waiting for too long when it comes to announcing the show’s fate.