John Quiñones is back with another season of his What Would You Do? TV show. Although the investigative series first began as part of ABC’s Primetime newsmagazine, and was first known as Primetime: What Would You Do?, it has dropped that banner within the past few years. In 2016, the ratings dropped off, significantly. Will the audience return for the newest installment? Will What Would You Do? be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Quiñones, What Would You Do? explores how people react to strangers in uncomfortable circumstances. With hidden cameras at the ready, actors play out various scenarios, in front of unwitting bystanders. The ABC TV series seeks to discover how and when people feel they must intervene and when and why they choose to mind their own business. Quiñones reports about how they made their decisions. Scenarios include displays of harsh parenting, bullying, controlling spouses, verbal abuse, and more.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The Summer 2016 season of What Would You Do? averaged a 0.74 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.269 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). They are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the What Would You Do? TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for another season?