CBS usually has no trouble filling its summer schedule with original programming but, during the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s become a problem and the network has had to air a lot of reruns. The producers of Love Island have found a way to film season two and are, once again, airing multiple episodes each week. Will the ratings rise in season two because there are fewer options available on network television? Will Love Island be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A dating reality TV series, Love Island is based on the British show of the same name. Arielle Vandenberg hosts the matchmaking competition program which, in its second season, unfolds in a stunning villa in Las Vegas. 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 into 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 chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season one of Love Island on CBS averaged a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.19 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Love Island TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*1/28/21 update: Love Island has been renewed for a third season on CBS.