As the littlest broadcast network, The CW usually butters its bread with series of the supernatural or super-heroic variety. Every once in a while, they pivot a little bit more toward the mundane, in an effort to reach a broader audience. Enter the In the Dark TV show. With no spirits or superheroes in sight, does it have what it takes to draw a crowd, and more importantly, Nielsen ratings? Will In the Dark be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CW comedy drama, In the Dark stars Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, Casey Deidrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, Thamela Mpumlwana, Derek Webster, and Kathleen York. The story follows a hard drinking and smoking blind woman, Murphy Mason (Mattfield). When she stumbles upon the body of a drug dealing kid, Tyson (Mpumlwana), who once saved her from a mugger, Dean Riley (Sommer) and the other cops find her drunken account less than convincing and no body in sight. Frustrated and heart-broken, Murphy, her guide dog, Pretzel, and best friend, Jess Damon (Markham), set out to uncover the truth about Tyson’s fate. Murphy will do whatever it takes — even if that means setting down her drink.
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.
5/24 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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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 In the Dark TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
4/24/19 update: The CW has renewed In the Dark for a second season.