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Black Box: Season One Ratings

Black Box on ABC ratingsABC gave Black Box a straight-to-series order and ordered 13 episodes without seeing a pilot first. They held it until late in the season (typically not a good sign) on Thursdays at 10pm as a replacement for their hit show, Scandal. Will Black Box live up to expectations? Will it be a ratings success and earn a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

Black Box revolves around a beautiful and brilliant neuroscientist (Kelly Reilly) who’s hiding the fact that she’s bipolar. The rest of the cast includes Ditch Davey, David Ajala, Terry Kinney, Ali Wong, David Chisum, Laura Fraser, Siobhan Williams, and Vanessa Redgrave.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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8/7 update: ABC has cancelled Black Box after one season.

Final season averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.41 million total viewers.

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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Black Box TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?


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Anonymous January 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Loved the show


Rbeck January 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Of course, I’d love for a season 2- or a replay of season 1 at a less competitive time to test the “new ratings”, but at least release DVDs of Black Box – Season 1 as you do for so many other shows- whether they continue or not. That way, those just focused on the dollar can get their’s, and fans of the show at least get to enjoy the one season. Sounds like a win-win to me…


Kristen January 20, 2015 at 10:49 am

Totally bummed that they aren’t going to release season 2. What an awesome show


Kathleen Freni January 11, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Very disappointed Blackbox was cancelled. Very informative, dealing with psychological disorders and how they can disrupt out lives as well as enhance them. Really great acting.


Anonymous January 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

PLEAS PLEASE bring back this show!


Tracy December 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Please bring Black Box back!!!! I loved this show. I really enjoyed my Thursday nights watching it!!! I thought it was great! It was the best show I’ve watched in a long time.


Linda Czarnecki December 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Please bring Black Box back I really liked this show . I was looking forward to seeing it on Thursday nignts


Cat 1332 December 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Please bring Black Box back!! I love this show and think it’s the best show ABC has had on in a long time.


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