ABC has had success over the last couple of years by rebooting classic games shows like $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, and Match Game as primetime TV series. This year, they’re also beefing up their unscripted slate with offerings like The Gong Show and the Battle of the Network Stars TV show. How long will the Alphabet’s nostalgia wave continue to draw viewers? Will Battle of the Network Stars be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An ABC athletic competition series, Battle of the Network Stars pits teams of celebrities against each other in various athletic games. Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore host the TV series, with Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion serving as sideline reporters, and DeMarcus Ware and Ronda Rousey serving as team captains. Typical events include tug of war, archery, kayak relays, an obstacle course, and a dunk tank. Celebrities of both classic and contemporary TV shows are teamed together based on themes that tie into their past or present roles.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the revived Battle of the Network Stars TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?