The Bachelor franchise has proved quite successful for ABC. Can NBC even approach those kind of results with its new First Dates TV show? Has The Peacock Network made a successful match? Will First Dates be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
From executive producers Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman, First Dates is a dating reality TV show, narrated by Drew Barrymore. Based on the UK program of the same name, this NBC reality series takes place in a Chicago restaurant, with restauranteur Sandro Coppola serving as Maitre d’. The action centers on different couples who have just met, as they go out on their first dates. The participants — from all over the US — are of various ages and backgrounds. At the end of each hour, the audience learns whether the daters plan to see one another again.
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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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 watch the First Dates TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC?