It’s been awhile since ABC introduced a new reality competition and even longer since they’ve had a ratings hit. Will The Taste bring in great ratings or will it be cancelled after one season instead? We’ll have to wait and see!
The first season of The Taste typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network and is a cooking competition of sorts. The show’s judges/mentors are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey.
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Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.51 million total viewers.
Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 03/12/13 (finale)
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 3.45 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 4.51 million.
Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 03/05/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 3.19 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 4.66 million.
Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.11 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.67 in the demo with 4.90 million.
Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 02/19/13
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 4.76 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.72 in the demo with 5.06 million.
Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 02/12/13
1.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.58 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 5.13 million.
Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 02/05/13
1.8 in the demo (+13% change) with 5.34 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 5.32 million.
Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 01/29/13
1.6 in the demo (-24% change) with 4.80 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 5.31 million.
Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 01/22/13
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.82 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 5.82 million.
It was an okay start for the reality competition. A year ago, Last Man Standing did about the same and Cougar Town and The River were about 20% lower. The test will be to see how many people return next week.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. 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 like The Taste TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?