This time around, due to the ongoing pandemic, season 10 of Masters of Illusion is airing in both Summer 2020 and Fall 2020, spanning two broadcast seasons. Will the lack of fresh programming on the other networks help or hinder this long-running show’s ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season 11? Stay tuned.
A CW stage magic show, Masters of Illusion debuted on Pax TV in 2000 and ran for two seasons before moving to MyNetworkTV for a third year before being cancelled. In 2014, The CW revived it on Friday nights. Dean Cain hosts the series, which features magicians performing escapes, large-scale illusions, and sleight-of-hand tricks in front of a live audience.
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.
10/24 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
Note: Because The CW broke season 10 up between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 broadcast seasons, the ratings are presented here in two different charts. The averages are included on the respective season charts (2019-20 and 2020-21).
For comparisons: Season nine of Masters of Illusion on The CW averaged a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 775,000 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 Masters of Illusion TV series on The CW? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for an 11th season?