Before moving to Spike in 2013, Cops was one of the longest-running TV series on FOX. Now the network is dipping its toe back into familiar waters with the new First Responders Live TV show. Where Cops restricted itself to using law-enforcement as subjects, this Dick Wolf docu-series takes a broader look at the people who ride to the rescue. Does this show have what it takes to win the Nielsen ratings race? Will First Responders Live be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A FOX reality TV series hosted by Josh Elliott, First Responders Live takes is in-depth look examination of firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. With live cameras embedded in several American cities, it follows those first responders who often risk their own lives, as they race toward situations from which many people would flee.
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 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 First Responders Live TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?