Although the first season of the Better Late Than Never, TV show performed pretty well for an unscripted, summertime series, it has been off the air since September of 2016, so some fans thought it had been cancelled. Instead, NBC is bringing back the celebrity travel program for your winter viewing pleasure. Now it’s time to see whether that will boost viewership, or cost the Peacock Network viewers. Will Better Late Than Never be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An NBC reality TV series, Better Late Than Never follows Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, and George Foreman as they travel the world, with both help and misdirection from tech-savvy comedian, Jeff Dye. In the second season, the celebrities will journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid, and Morocco. There, they’ll meet up with guest stars including David Hasselhoff and Al Roker, as well as Björn Ulvaeus, of ABBA.
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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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.
For comparisons: The first season of Better Late Than Never on NBC averaged a 1.58 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 7.308 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Better Late Than Never TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on NBC?