The scripted dramas on USA Network have all been way down in the ratings this year. How will their Benched sitcom perform? Will it be a winner? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On Benched, a high-powered corporate lawyer (Eliza Coupe) experiences a fall from grace and lands in the rough and tumble world of public defenders. The series also stars Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez, Maria Bamford, Jolene Purdy, and Carter MacIntyre.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
1/15 update: USA has cancelled Benched after one season.
Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.54 million total viewers.
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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 Benched TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?