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Breakthrough with Tony Robbins: Inspiring New Series; Cancel or Keep It?

Breakthrough with Tony RobbinsSelf-help author Tony Robbins has moved from infomercials to primetime. Are his series’ ratings positive enough for the TV show to stick around?

In Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, the host helps families overcome tough life challenges so that they can heal, “break through,” and reach their full potential. Last night’s installment centers around Frank and Kristen Alioto, a California couple. At their wedding reception, he broke his neck in a swimming accident and was left a paraplegic.

While Robbins was able to help them, the ratings for the premiere were anything but positive. The first episode attracted a meager 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 3.13 million viewers (per the overnights). Those numbers put the program in fourth place for the timeslot in both categories. What’s more, viewership fell between the first and second half hours, a sign that those viewers probably won’t be back next week.

NBC commissioned six episodes of this series. With numbers like these, they surely won’t be ordering any more and it’s looking unlikely that the network will even end up airing all that they already have.

What do you think? Is Breakthrough with Tony Robbins worth watching or would you just cancel it now? Cancel or keep it?

 

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Gisele January 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Was really looking forward to seeing this show.

Would love to see this media used for more life enhancing and uplifting content. This is what I want to spend my valuable time and focus on. :)

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Noor A. December 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm

This show was amazing. I am very sad that it got cancelled. I found about it recently and would like to see more of this show. It is truly an inspirational show. Something current television shows lack.

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Diane Giraudo-McDermott November 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm

The reality series “Survivor” survives, and it teaches no real lessons about surviving in the jungle or the real world- except, maybe, how to lie and scheme against your competition. However, I think the failure of the Tony Robin’s series shows that people just want to be entertained by television, and that’s okay. I thing most people aren’t looking to learn and take charge of their lives through TV; if they are serious about doing just that, they’ll buy a book, go to a workshop, or hire a life coach. I would have liked the series to continue because I know the power of Tony’s message, but I can understand the reason it didn’t fly. I would watch the remaining episodes.

Diane Giraudo-McDermott, Author of: I Sold My House in a Raffle (former Tony Robbins Mastery University graduate)

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TC November 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Too bad. This was one of the better shows on any network.

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