The Taste wasn’t exactly a ratings smash for ABC so how will Splash perform in the same timeslot? Will it be a surprise hit and run for many years or will it be cancelled after one season, like so many others? We shall see.
The first season of Splash typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network. The show pits celebrities Keshia Knight Pulliam, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Chuy Bravo, Rory Bushfield, Nicole Eggert, Ndamukong Suh, Katherine Webb, and Kendra Wilkinson against one another in a high diving competition. It’s hosted by Joey Lawrence and Charissa Thompson and judged by Steve Foley and David Boudia. Greg Louganis serves as the competitors’ mentor.
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Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.68 million total viewers.
Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 05/07/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 4.30 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 5.68 million.
Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 04/30/13
0.9 in the demo (-18% change) with 4.32 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 5.88 million.
Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 04/23/13
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 4.87 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.52 in the demo with 6.14 million.
Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 04/16/13
1.1 in the demo (-8% change) with 5.22 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 6.39 million.
Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 04/09/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 5.24 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.68 million.
Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 04/02/13
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 5.75 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 7.16 million.
Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.7 in the demo (-35% change) with 6.72 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 7.87 million.
Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 03/19/13
2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.02 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 9.02 million.
It was a positive start for the celebrity reality competition. According to ABC, it was the best debut for a new reality show since The X Factor on FOX.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. 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 Splash TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?