Last year, Shades of Blue debuted with strong ratings, and NBC renewed it after only five episodes aired. As the season progressed, the numbers declined. Fewer than two thirds of the premiere audience tuned in for the season finale. Will the ratings continue to fall? Will Shades of Blue be cancelled or renewed for season three on NBC?
A New York City crime drama, Shades of Blue stars Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery, and Gino Anthony Pesi. The series follows Harlee Santos (Lopez) and her work “family” of Brooklyn detectives. Season two finds Harlee navigating her fractured relationship with Wozniak (Liota) as she struggles to conceal the fact that she killed her daughter’s father. Not only are Stahl (Kole) and the FBI scrutinizing their precinct, so is Internal Affairs Detective Verco (Dov Davidoff). Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia Ayres (Anna Gunn) runs for mayor, which brings her association with Harlee and Wozniak to the fore. The two are blindsided, when Ayres’ corrupt connections pit them against the Mafia. **Status update, below.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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.
5/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The first season of Shades of Blue averaged a 1.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.79 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 Shades of Blue TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on NBC?
**4/4/2018 update: Shades of Blue has been cancelled by NBC. While there will be no season four, the network has announced the premiere date for the third and final season. Details here.