Second Chance Post #6

This week, Second Chance saw the lowest total audience numbers of the season pulling in only 1.78 million viewers. Compare that with 4.71 million viewers for its premiere, and it’s easy to see that Second Chance probably won’t get one. This week, it was up against Dateline, Shark Tank, and Hawaii Five-0, all perennially successful shows which each pulled in a rating greater than 1 in the 18-49 demographic. It’s definitely interesting to note that Second Chance lost over a million viewers from its lead in, Sleepy Hollow, which pulled in 2.96 million viewers and held a 0.8 rating in the demo.

FOX still hasn’t released any information about whether or not the show will continue past this season. With it doing so poorly in its Friday timeslot, it would certainly seem unlikely that it will be renewed. Perhaps this was merely a “down” week for the show, but continuing to drop in ratings nearly every week since its premiere is never a good omen.

One Big Happy: ratings increase

My past predictions for One Big Happy were false. I thought the show was going to flop because of its worn out comedic strategies, but I was wrong. Critics were still harsh about the show last week but more and more viewers say that the show is growing on them. Last week’s rating (March 31st) was 1.2 with 3.9 million viewers. This week, the rating increased to 1.3 with 4.7 million viewers. I believe the reason for this increase is One Big Happy’s compatibility with its lead in show, Undateable. After doing some research, I was also able to find that the show ranks number one at 9:30 PM among the “Big 4” in women 18-49 and 18-34. It tied for number one in adults 25-54. The show also generated NBC’s third highest 18-49 rating in its time slot since November 18, 2014. Now that the show has grabbed the attention of a decently large audience, it needs to do what it can to keep that audience loyal. Ellen will have to continue promoting the show due to her high celebrity status and the success of her talk show. There has been no predictions for a show renewal.