Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy has been one of ABC’s best rated scripted drama since before the earth cooled. Last year, the hit factory introduced the Station 19 TV show, a new spin-off, set at a Seattle firehouse, where all the firefighters are EMTs. While the first season performed well enough for a second season renewal, it didn’t set the Nielsen ratings world on fire. Can this show build up an audience comparable to the parent series? Will Station 19 be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
From creator Stacy McKee, Station 19 is an action drama. The ABC TV series stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre, and Miguel Sandoval, with Boris Kodjoe joining in season two. The story centers on the crew of Seattle’s Station 19 — the best of the best. Thanks to close quarters, and the nature of the job, the team at Station 19 has grown into a family. The roots of their relationships run deep, and not all of the action they see takes place on the streets. The second season kicks off in the wake of a deadly blaze, with the life of former Captain Pruitt (Sandoval) hanging in the balance.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The first season of Station 19 on ABC averaged a 1.05 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.266 million total viewers.
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 Station 19 TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*5/10/19 update: ABC has renewed the Station 19 TV show for a third season.