Each season, TV channels present dozens of new series and hope that each of them will become a hit in the ratings. Unfortunately, most of them are canceled after one season. How are the new series of 2021-22 doing? Who has the highest ratings and which has the worst? How many of them will survive to see a second season? Keep for updates.
Here are the final average ratings for new network TV shows 2021-2022 through the end of week 48 (Sunday, August 21, 2022).
New ABC shows (so far): Abbott Elementary, Fatal Flaw, Last Straw, Generation Gap, Danger! National College Championship, Judge Steve Harvey, “Let the World See”, “Try Your Luck”, “Promised Land”, “Queens Who Do You Trust?”, “Women of the Movement”, as well as Great years.
New CBS shows this season (so far): Challenge: USA, Come Dance with Me, CSI: Vegas, FBI: International, Ghosts, Good Sam, How We Ride, as well as NCIS: Hawaii.
New CW shows this season (so far): 4400, All American: Homecoming, American Song Contest, Bump, Great Chocolate Showdown, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Leonardo, Marsh, Tom Swift, as well as I wish I could lie to you?.
New FOX shows this season (so far): Alter Ego, America is looking for talents: Extreme, Beyond, Great Leap, Cleaner, Domino Masters, Don’t forget the words! People, Spinning, Real Dirty Dancing, as well as Welcome to Fletch.
New NBC shows this season (so far): American Auto, Courtship, Dancing With Yourself, Grand Crew, Home Sweet Home, La Brea, Law & Order, Plain Joe, Password, It’s My Jam, It’s About Pam, as well as Who do you think you are?.
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Note: Law and order obviously it’s not a new show, but it hasn’t aired in such a long time that we treat it like one of those rating lists.
Averages are based on final national figures (live plus same day viewing). Keep in mind that demo numbers tend to be the most important to advertisers. So this is how networks measure success. Advertisers usually pay more for ad time on shows with a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, that’s because younger viewers watch less traditional television and are harder to reach. It’s also important to remember that ratings are meant to measure how many people watch a show’s ads, not the show itself. This is what advertisers pay for.
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What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? What series should be better?