The ratings may be pretty low for TBS’ original scripted TV series but this cable channel seems to be committed to airing them. Of course, they can’t keep them all. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.
Scripted TBS shows listed: American Dad!, Angie Tribeca, Clipped, Cougar Town, The Detour, Ground Floor, People of Earth, Search Party, Sullivan & Son, Wrecked, and Your Family or Mine.
Last update: Most recent ratings for The Detour added.
There’s lots of data that TBS execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don’t play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here’s an updated listing of the recent/current primetime scripted shows on TBS.
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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released (usually a day or so after the broadcasts). The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing).
The demo numbers, which are typically most important to the broadcast networks, aren’t quite as vital to cable channels because their audiences are usually much smaller. Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?