Plain Jane: CW’s Newest Reality Show; Cancel or Keep It?

Plain JaneThe CW recently debuted their newest reality show called Plain Jane. Each episode revolves around a woman receiving a makeover from British fashion expert Louise Roe. Is the show performing well or does it need a ratings makeover?

Plain Jane debuted on July 28th to poor ratings. The premiere attracted a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 990,000 viewers, ranking in fifth place for the timeslot in both areas. It was even outperformed by its lead-in, a repeat of America’s Next Top Model. On a positive note, the audience did grow a bit between Plain Jane’s first and second half-hours.

In week two, total viewership grew to 1.15 million viewers but the all-important demo remained the same at a 0.4 rating. This time, the demo rating dropped a bit between the first and second half of the show.

Four more episodes of Plain Jane have already been produced and it seems very likely that the network will let them air. The CW shows typically get much lower ratings than those on other networks. However, The CW has cancelled TV shows with similar ratings (High Society, Fly Girls) so it seems highly unlikely that they’ll be ordering any more of Plain Jane.

What do you think? Do you think Plain Jane is worth renewing for a second season or would you just cancel it now?

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  1. Christy says

    I loved this show and can totally relate! It’s a great show for girls with low self esteem or who are shy or simply have no sense of fashion, AKA me. I say KEEP IT!

  2. niah says

    I love this show because it is empowering to women !!!!!!!!!~!!! and it lets people especially ladies know that they all have beautiful things about themselves and with a little loving guidance we all can have our inner beauty shine out . I love seeing the women with their elevated self esteem therefore it is empowering . THATS WHY IT SHOULD BE KEPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. says

    Please,please,please keep this show on. So many plain Janes that dont think they can be helped maybe will see this and know that they can. It helps those girls feel so much better about themselves and I think helps in there everyday life. If you look confident inside and out , you are confident! Also its a good cry for me because it makes me feel so good inside for them. Its a happy cry! Need more shows like this. Used to love The Swan too. There both “feel good” shows!!

  4. Liz says

    This show is AMAZING. I even got my friends hooked on it too. It’s such a good pick me up and I love the feel good moment where the girl gains confidence and is happy in her own skin. Please renew this show, there are very few reality shows that are genuine, sincere and worth watching and this is one of the golden few!

  5. Major says

    It’s a cute show, and I enjoy watching it, but every episode is pretty much the same. I’m sorry, but I say cancel it.

  6. Barbara says

    I really enjoy the show. I love how in the mist of all the boy craziness, the girls are able to conquer some of their biggest fears. Louise does a fabulous job as a host, and she’s soo beautiful.

  7. u7ui says

    If you have to shake a woman to make her realize that getting her done and wearing feminine clothing is what you’re supposed to do to attract a man, then no amount of help from this show will save these ugly, pathetic beasts.


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