As the most-watched broadcast network, CBS has enjoyed enduring success with its daytime game shows, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. During primetime though, their unscripted offerings have been of the competitive reality variety, like Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother. Buoyed perhaps, by ABC‘s reboots of classic game shows like To Tell the Truth, Match Game, and Pyramid, the Tiffany Network is now dipping a toe in the primetime game show pool with its new Candy Crush TV show. Will this game show, inspired by the mobile game franchise, be a hit or a miss? Will Candy Crush be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A CBS game show hosted by Mario Lopez, Candy Crush follows contestants as they try to match three or more colorful candies to earn points, overcome obstacles, and move up through over 2,000 available levels. Teams of two employ mind and muscle to compete on a large, interactive game boards, powered by next generation technology. Their goal is to conquer the Candy Crush game and claim the champion crown.
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 views 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 Candy Crush TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS?