Earlier this television season, FOX introduced The Four: Battle for Stardom a competitive reality TV series for singers. Now, after successfully reviving the format as specials last year, they’ve also launched a full-on reboot of the old syndicated Showtime at the Apollo TV show. Does this reimagining of the granddaddy of talent showcases still have what it takes to survive in the era of reality TV series? Will Showtime at the Apollo be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
Staged at the renowned Harlem theater, Showtime at the Apollo is hosted by Steve Harvey, with co-host Adrienne Houghton. The reimagined, weekly FOX series features elements of the Apollo Theater’s celebrated Amateur Night. Showtime at the Apollo gives new performers the chance to perform for a famously demanding audience. When an act doesn’t meet its high standards, the audience is far from shy about expressing disapproval. Each week, in addition to fledgling talent, Harvey and Houghton also welcome big music and comedy stars to the stage.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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.
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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 Showtime at the Apollo TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?