In its first season on FOX, Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy’s Star TV show was a top-five performer for the network. Was it just a beneficiary of the Empire co-creator’s shine and beginner’s luck, or does this sophomore TV series have perfect pitch? Will Star be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A FOX musical drama, Star stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, and Miss Lawrence. The show follows three young talents as they navigate the cut-throat music business, on their road to success. With Carlotta (Latifah) as their new manager, and a deal with Midtown Sound, Star (Demorest), Alexandra (Destiny) and Simone’s (O’Grady) lives will never be the same. Meanwhile, Cotton (Scott) is out of prison, and Derek (Brown) and Alexandra have to come to terms with the fact that he may not walk again, while Jahil’s (Bratt) fate remains uncertain.
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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For comparisons: The first season of Star averaged a 1.34 in th 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total viewership of 4.222 million 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 Star TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on FOX?