During the regular TV season, The CW rolls out mostly scripted dramas to win its modest slice of the Nielsen ratings pie. In the summertime though, they tend to shake things up. The littlest network airs docu-series about death, improv series, magic shows, British and Canadian imports, and under-performing, critically acclaimed original fare that couldn’t quite earn its keep during the cooler months. Enter The Big Stage TV show. Does this newcomer have what it takes to draw in the active summer audience? Will The Big Stage be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A CW non-competitive talent show from executive producers David McKenzie and David Martin, The Big Stage is hosted by Elizabeth Stanton and James Maslow. The series shines a spotlight on 44 diverse, experienced performers, including singers, jugglers, ventriloquists, quick-change artists, stand up comics, acrobats, aerial dancers, animal acts and more, as they show what they’ve got to both a live studio audience and home viewers.
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 include 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 Big Stage TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?