We’re getting a lot of interest from All My Children aficionados missing their show. Many are not surprised that ratings for AMC’s replacement, The Chew, are tanking.
[See the latest - TV Takes All: Ratings for The Chew Week Four Flat and Still Behind All My Children]
Well, last week, was no different than the first..
The Chew ratings are an average of 1.78 million viewers, down 322,000 from the previous week. More importantly, the talk show about food has 650,000 fewer viewers than AMC had in the same week last year.
The losses this past week amounted to 15% of the total viewership, which is significant.
And, with the target audience, women, the ratings are dismal – 1.0 for those 25-54, .7 for those 18-49 and a measly .5 for women 18-34.
It’s also worth noting that the first few weeks are very important to network executives. If no one’s watching at the beginning, a show is unlikely to pick up steam. Witnesss the fact that both The Playboy Club (NBC) and Charlie’s Angels (ABC) have both been cancelled already.