While ABC’s Superstars competition hasn’t been performing well in the ratings, the show has been attracting an average of more than three million viewers each week. The millions who turned in to see the finale last night got quite a surprise.
The Superstars teams celebrities with professional athletes and pits them against other pairs in a series of competitions. One duo of players is eliminated each week.
The eight celebs are David Charvet, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dan Cortese, Paige Hemmis, Julio Iglesias Jr., Joanna Krupa, Ali Landry and Estella Warren. The athlete participants are Jennifer Capriati, Brandi Chastain, Robert Horry, Jeff Kent, Kristi Leskinen, Lisa Leslie, Bode Miller and Terrell Owens.
The show’s ratings for this season started off at just 4.27 million viewers with a 1.5/5 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers have fallen from there and last week hit a low of 3.15 million and a 1.0/3 in the demo. With numbers like these, ABC has no reason to renew it for a second season.
That being said, there are still millions of people who expected to see the finale last night. Because of the low ratings, ABC opted to preempt Superstars and instead run a repeat of the previous night’s The Bachelorette season finale.
The 90-minute finale of Superstars is now scheduled to run next Tuesday, August 4th, at 8pm. Will you be watching? Who do you think will win?
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