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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  1. Jewell Zellers says

    Can’t wait to see season 2. Fantastic series. Please renew!!! Black Box is the best tv show ever. Tops all my PBS shows . What an ending!! Fired because of jealousy. Can’t happen. She will survive and remain the best part of the show.

    Please RENEW!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  2. Joyce D Fuhrman says

    I’m not in the demographic that counts. But I wear transitions lenses. I love Blackbox. I want a second season. You are ending it with firing her?

  3. Laren Grace says

    This show is absolutely amazing! Not only does it help people become aware, but also shows people of the norm how to properly treat people with cases like these – how to understand them. Please do renew this series!

  4. Catie says

    This is the only show I have ever recorded, then get up at 3 am, where everyone is sleeping, just to watch. This is the only TV program, since who dunnit, that I watch. I really do hope you don’t cancel this show. Its nice to see a show that can mirror a life like this one. This show is my Cube. Please let it continue… Thank you.

  5. Bonnie Cozzetto says

    Abc’s Black Box is one of the Most Honest Looks at BiPolar Disoder ever show in Movies or TV. The Actress playing KAtherine Black is both Beautiful & Brilliant! Wonderful Stories & Brilliant Cast Paired with Honest Wrtiting! NOt since ER has TV had a Medical Drama this well done! I hope Abc give Dr. Black another Look!

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