FOX is once again beefing up its reality programming. Will its new Kicking & Screaming TV show fill the bill? Can the survivalist competition series survive in a cutthroat ratings market? Will Kicking & Screaming be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris. Kunitz and Anthony Dominici executive produce. New Girl‘s Hannah Simone hosts the FOX TV series. The reality show teams 10 expert survivalists with “indoorsy” types for “the race of their lives.” In a tropical jungle in Fiji, these mismatched teammates will face dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. Although the survivalists can fend for themselves, there are not prepared for their partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. The first season contestants include a former beauty pageant winner, a model, and a professional gamer. To win the cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners to the finish line.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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 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 Kicking & Screaming TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?