The CW has renewed two summer non-scripted series — Oh Sit! and Breaking Pointe — for second seasons.
Oh Sit!, a variation of the old musical chairs game, was The CW’s highest-rated series of the summer. The first season has averaged a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 980,000 total viewers. The final episode of the season will air next Wednesday.
Breaking Pointe, a reality series that follows the lives of struggling ballet dancers, started airing at the end of May and ran for six installments. They ended up averaging a 0.3 rating in the demo with 780,000 viewers. It was the second most-watched series of the CW’s summer schedule.
The network says that they pay attention to digital views and Breaking Pointe did particularly well in online viewing.
There’s no word on when either show will return but another summer cycle seems likely.
Here’s the press release from The CW:
THE CW ORDERS NEW SEASONS OF “OH SIT!” AND “BREAKING POINTE”
September 26, 2012 (Burbank, California) – The CW Network has ordered new seasons for two of its new reality series, including the amped-up musical chairs competition OH SIT! and the compelling docu-series set in the world of ballet BREAKING POINTE, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. Premiere dates will be announced at a later time.
OH SIT! pits 12 thrill-seeking daredevils head to head, racing through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations, as they compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band and guest musical artists. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize. OH SIT! is created and executive produced by Phil Gurin (“The Singing Bee,” “Shark Tank,” “Weakest Link”), Richard Joel and Deena Dill. The series is from The Gurin Company and 405 Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.
BREAKING POINTE goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Featuring beautiful and striking on-stage performances, and the arduous journey to the titles of Prima Ballerina and her male counterpart Premier Danseur, BREAKING POINTE leaves no bun undone. Viewers follow these young women and men, as they navigate life, working to find a perfect balance between their personal relationships and their unrelenting desire to be the absolute best ballet dancers in the world. Beneath the beauty and glamour of the dance and costumes is a gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of course, the hunt for the unattainable… perfection. BREAKING POINTE is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions are Izzie Pick Ashcroft (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Jane Tranter (“Top Gear,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Torchwood”).
What do you think? Do you like either of these non-scripted shows? Are you glad to hear that they’re returning?