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Entertainment - July 21, 2019

Reality TV shows record low numbers

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The numbers of reality television shows this summer have continued to record lacklustre results by broadcast network.

Compared to one year ago, the ratings of the shows have not shown significant increase according to Media Post.

Of the 26 returning TV broadcast networks shows airing so far this period — through seven weeks — only four have shown growth versus a year ago in terms of Nielsen measured viewers.

NBC has the top two leading shows: “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday edition), at a 9.8 million viewer season-to-date number, according to Nielsen’s live plus same-day metric. The longtime summer reality competition show is down 14% versus a year ago.

This is well above NBC’s “Bring The Funny,” a new show, a comedy competition series, has been earning 6 million viewers this summer.

ABC has the next three top summer efforts: “Celebrity Family Feud” (5.32 million), “The Bachelorette” (5.25 million) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (4.69 million).

NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” comes next at 4.65 million — good for sixth place.

CBS’ two returning major summer-reality efforts are next: “The Amazing Race” (4.5 million) and “Big Brother,” Wednesday edition (4.5 million). NBC’s new music effort, “Songland,” is in ninth place — 4.41 million, with ABC’s new “Holey Moley” completing the top 10 at 4.38 million.

Four shows exhibiting improvement over a year ago include: ABC’s “To Tell The Truth” up 1.5% to 3.94 million and CBS’ drama “Whistleblower” up a massive 36.7% to 3.6 million. Fox’s “Beat Shazam” added 10% to 2.45 million, while “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” up 5.3% to 2.2 million.

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