TV Ratings: ‘Unreal,’ ‘Angie Tribeca’ Viewership Down in Season Two Premieres

TV Ratings: 'Unreal,' 'Angie Tribeca' Viewership

Lifetime’s “Unreal” and TBS’ “Angie Tribeca” took ratings hits in their sophomore season bows on Monday.

Strong industry buzz and near universal praise from critics did not boost the live turnout for “Unreal,” set behind the scenes of a reality TV dating show. “Unreal” returned at 10 p.m. to an average of 497,000 viewers in Nielsen’s live-same-day ratings, down from about 815,000 in its premiere last year. Another 254,000 viewers watched the 11 p.m. repeat of the episode.

“Unreal’s” dip also followed a lighter showing from its 9 p.m. lead-in, “Devious Maids.” The drama series averaged 1.08 million viewers for its fourth season opener, compared to 1.46 million last year.

TBS’ “Angie Tribeca” returned at 9 p.m. for its second season with back-to-back episodes. The comedy spoof of procedural dramas starring Rashida Jones delivered 660,000 viewers for the first seg and 574,000 for the second. The series premiered in January with a 25-hour marathon that opened to 1.17 million viewers.

Numbers for “Unreal” and “Angie Tribeca” will surely tick up over the next seven days as delayed DVR viewing and streaming sources are factored in. Lifetime notes that “Unreal” logged gains of 80%-89% in live-plus-three ratings and 106% in live-plus-seven.

Last season, “Unreal” averaged 1.25 million viewers in live-plus-7 across its 10 episodes.

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  1. jr says:

    This show is so stupid it is not even funny

  2. Alicia says:

    Angie Tribeca is one of the worst shows. I gave it a chance, I couldn’t
    watch it for even 10 minutes. It is NOT funny it is just STUPID! I have never left a comment for any show Please take it off the air. Boo

  3. Roger Ales says:

    Maybe if Nancy invested money in promotions her shows would not be such dismal failures. Why is this CEO so celebrated?

  4. For me, I can’t get enough. I have Hulu and we don’t have season 2 right now so I’m disappointed, for the time being anyway. This type of humor (the literal kind) is what I have craved since I started watching the Stooges in 1959. I still feel the same. How I understand this type of show is that each gag is more or less separate from the next one. Not to mention I do love Steve Carell’s humor. It’s all subjective, folks, plain and simple.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you’ve seen ten minutes of ANGIE TRIBECA that’s all it will ever be so no need to watch more. Poorly done imitation of shows from the 80s.

  6. Big Stan says:

    The falloff from live viewers for Angie Tribeca is telling as the humor is really tiresome. The show can’t sustain itself and is repetitive.

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