Most of ABC’s first-run summertime programming consists of reality TV series and game shows. Now they’ve introduced their new Castaways TV show. It’s yet another unscripted program, but we won’t think you’re crazy if it reminds you an awful lot of an old Alphabet Network hit drama. With its combination of Survivor-like circumstances, and Lost-like elements, can this new show reel in the wayward warm-weather audience? Will Castaways be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC reality show from Grant Kahler, Castaways aims to test the “human need for companionship under extreme circumstances.” The new series follows real people who have been dropped off, each seemingly alone, to survive on small Indonesian islands. While they don’t know it, along the way, each will learn there are “others” like them nearby. The series also includes flashbacks to the participants’ pre-island lives.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). They are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 Castaways TV series? Should this ABC TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*Status update: The series last aired in September 2018 and there’s been no renewal news more than a year later. It’s presumed to be cancelled.