This summer, The CW is hoping for some ratings “magic.” They’ve got the new Penn & Teller: Fool Us series and they’ve also revived the Masters of Illusion TV show as well. Will either be a hit or could they both be cancelled? Will one outshine the other? Stay tuned!
Masters of Illusion debuted on cable in 2000 and ran for two seasons on Pax TV and then for one on MyNetworkTV. Dean Cain is the host of this program that features magicians as they perform escapes, large-scale illusions, and sleight-of-hand tricks for a live audience.
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.
Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.13 million total viewers.
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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 Masters of Illusion TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?