Big Brother has been a CBS summer staple for a long time, and although the network runs some scripted programming during the warmer months, it has decided to really beef up its reality TV series offerings. Enter the Love Island TV show which airs five nights a week. Is this a heaven-made match for the Tiffany Network audience? Will Love Island be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS dating reality TV show, Love Island is based on the British series of the same name. Arielle Vandenberg hosts the matchmaking program, which unfolds on a tropical island, where single “Islanders” meet and romance each other, hoping to form a relationship. “Islanders” who don’t manage to become part of a couple are at risk for elimination. From time to time, the show introduces new people to the mix to shake things up. The two contestants who are still part of a couple at the season’s end win the game and the chance to leave with both love and a cash prize.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly on 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 Love Island TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS?
*8/1/19 update: CBS has renewed the Love Island TV show for a second season.