Despite poor ratings, NBC renewed Making It for a second season. The peacock network ordered even more episodes this time around and scheduled it to air during the holiday season (instead of the summer months). Will this move help or hurt the numbers? Will Making It be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A competitive crafting reality TV series, Making It comes from executive producers Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, who also host the show. Each episode revolves around a central theme with the Maker contestants completing two crafts based on current trends in DIY and anchored in America’s love for all things handmade. The first challenge, a “faster-craft,” gives the Makers a limited time to execute their personal take on each theme. Next is the more in-depth “master craft” which challenges each Maker to display their respective expertise while combining originality, imagination, and quality finishing. The winners move on to the next round of the competition and, in the end, one contestant will be crowned “Master Maker”. Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson return as expert judges.
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 Making It on NBC averaged a 0.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.01 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 Making It TV series on NBC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?