From daytime soaps to primetime soaps, sitcoms, dramas, mini-series, children’s programming, docu-series, awards shows, Saturday Night Live, game shows, and even animation, there isn’t much that Alec Baldwin hasn’t done on the small screen. Now he’s kicking off a new talk show, and it’s not even his first. His Up Late with Alec Baldwin ran briefly on MSNBC in 2013, before it was cancelled in the wake of an off-air confrontation with a tabloid videographer. Can this time be different? Will The Alec Baldwin Show be cancelled or renewed for season two on ABC? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
The Alec Baldwin Show is an hourlong weekly talk show, hosted by the Match Game host, 30 Rock veteran, and frequent SNL guest. It features Baldwin conducting one-on-one interviews with American pop culture luminaries. Guests in the first season include Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Kardashian West, Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges, Mike Meyers, and Cecile Richards. For years, Baldwin has hosted Here’s the Thing, a podcast version of this format on WYNC. It and this series feature candid conversations and deep discussions.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically 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 like The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC? Should this TV series be cancelled or renewed for a second season?