ABC hasn’t had much luck with dramas with supernatural elements lately. Both Resurrection and Forever were cancelled due to low ratings. Will The Whispers be a different story? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On The Whispers, several Washington, DC children start talking about and playing with an imaginary friend. When their mysterious games turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) is called in to investigate. The rest of the cast includes Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster, Kristen Connolly, Kylie Rogers, and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf.
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.
10/19 update: ABC has cancelled the show. Details here.
Final season averages: 0.83 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.43 million total viewers.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These 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 like The Whispers TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?