The inaugural season of the Dynasty TV show reboot was The CW’s second-worst rated series in the demo. Numbers like the ones it earned might have seen it cancelled, but Netflix carries the show internationally, which makes it profitable regardless of its Nielsen ratings. Now that it is back for a second season, can this contemporary version of the 1980s primetime sudser cast a wider net and reel in some more viewers? Does it even have to? Will Dynasty be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A CW soap opera, Dynasty stars Grant Show, Alan Dale, Elizabeth Gillies, James Mackay, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de la Fuente, Ana Brenda Contreras, Maddison Brown, and Nicollette Sheridan. The drama centers on the wealthy Carrington family and the energy empire they must defend against the Colbys and other adversaries, as well as each other. Blood is thicker than water, but whether it’s dearer than oil remains to be seen.
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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For comparisons: The first season of Dynasty on The CW averaged a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 684,000 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 Dynasty TV series? Should this CW TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
**1/31/2019 Status Update: Dynasty has been renewed for season three on The CW. Details here.