Fans of Beauty and the Beast don’t have to worry about their show being cancelled this time around. Despite a big drop in the ratings, The CW renewed the series for both a third and a fourth season. Will the network execs regret the decision if the numbers fall even lower? Could they change their minds and cancel it anyway? Stay tuned.
On Beauty and the Beast, a beautiful detective (Kristin Kreuk), navigates her evolving relationship with a handsome doctor (Jay Ryan) who becomes a terrifying beast. Others in the cast are Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, and Nicole Gale Anderson.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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.
Final season averages: 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 880,000 total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of Beauty and the Beast averaged a 0.29 rating with 800,000 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 Beauty and the Beast TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?