Sunday, December 20, 2020

Raising the Bar (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Raising the Bar' premiered September 1, 2008 to a dominating 2.1 adults 18-49 rating (2.837 million in that demo) and 7.74 million viewers, breaking the record for the biggest series launch ever on ad-supported cable (USA's 'The 4400' had the previous record of 7.407 million in 2004). The ratings tumbled hard after that, down to just 0.62 in the demo and 2.46 million viewers by the fifth episode of the season. A second season aired in the summer of 2009 and performed slightly better, regularly averaging between 0.7 & 0.9 in the demo and over 3 million viewers. Despite this, the show was cancelled and the final three episodes were burned off on Christmas Eve 2009 where they found a very small audience of just over a million. Note: ratings for the final four episodes of the first season are unavailable, as is an official published source listing the season averages. Due to the large audience of the first three episodes, any estimation of the average using just the data available will be very inflated and therefore was excluded. 

Raising the Bar Season 1 Ratings (2008)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 1, 20087.7372.1
Sept. 8, 20084.9781.2
Sept. 15, 20084.2101.0
Sept. 22, 20082.460.6
Sept. 29, 20082.170.7
Oct. 6, 20082.90.7
Oct. 13, 2008--
Oct. 20, 2008--
Oct. 27, 2008--
Nov. 3, 2008--
Average--

Raising the Bar Season 2 Ratings (2009)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 8, 20093.5680.9
Jun. 15, 20093.450.9
Jun. 22, 20093.060.7
Jun. 29, 20093.3000.7
Jul. 6, 20093.0900.7
Jul. 13, 20093.441-
Jul. 20, 20093.2020.7
Jul. 27, 20093.5350.8
Aug. 3, 20093.420-
Aug. 10, 20093.061-
Aug. 17, 20093.4650.8
Aug. 24, 20093.3910.8
Dec. 24, 20091.0440.3
Dec. 24, 20091.0690.3
Dec. 24, 20091.0300.3
Average2.8750.65

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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