The new year has proven itself fertile ground for the kick off of a number of new shows, many of which have been received with open arms, eyes, and ears (if their ratings are anything to judge by).
Two series – ‘Grown-ish’ (spinoff of ABC’s hit comedy ‘Black-ish’ starring Yara Shahidi) and FOX’s reality singing competition ‘The Four’ (led by Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk, and hosted by Fergie) – scribble their names on to the list of premiering series to have been greeted with at least a moderate welcome since the year rang in.
Making their homes on Wednesday and Thursday nights respectively, get the details on their premiere figures inside:
[FOX’s] first stab at a singing competition since American Idol, the two-hour premiere came in with a relatively modest (by unscripted standards) 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.
The Four, billed as an event series, is set to run in the same time slot for six weeks. It’s also the first of three singing shows that will air on the broadcast networks this spring, with ABC rebooting American Idol and NBC airing another cycle of The Voice.”
Grown-ish opened as Wednesday’s No. 1 scripted series on cable TV among women 18-49, women 18-34 and females 12-34; scored the best digital bow for a Freeform series with 4.5M viewers in the first three days; and was the strongest scripted comedy series launch on basic cable among women 18-49 since April 2014 (MTV’s Faking It), among women 18-34 since July 2014 (FX’s Married) and among adults 18-49 since September 2016 (FX’s Atlanta). It’s premiere ratings were 1.562 million.