Last summer, FOX ran seven unscripted TV series, and its Beat Shazam TV show landed in the middle of the pack, when we rank by Nielsen ratings performance. Now that it is back for a third season, can it build up its audience, or is it all down hill from here? Will Beat Shazam be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
A FOX interactive, musical game show hosted by Jamie Foxx, Beat Shazam features a group of two-player teams, who race against the clock, and each other, to identify song selections. Corinne Foxx returns as the Deejay in season three. During each round, Jamie presents a choice of two musical categories. The object is to be the first team to correctly identify the song’s title. While low-scoring teams are eliminated from the game show, the team which banks the most money will ultimately advance to compete against the Shazam app, for a chance at a huge cash prize.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The second season of Beat Shazam on FOX averaged a 0.71 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.242 million total viewers.
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 Beat Shazam TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on FOX?