Agents of Shield, Hannibal, Shark Tank, About A Boy, and other TV Shows Renewed. ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dancing with the Stars, The Middle, Nashville, Shark Tank, The Bachelor, America’s Funniest Home Videos, NBC‘s Hannibal, About a Boy, Disney XD‘s Lab Rats, CBS’ Survivor and The Amazing Race, TBS’s Cougar Town, and Fox’s American Idol have all been renewed for new seasons.
On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
While not a particularly strong ratings performer in Live+same day following a big launch, S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s overall numbers have been solid thanks to a significant DVR play.
On Dancing with the Stars:
As is the case with most aging reality franchises, the ratings for Dancing have come down and, starting last fall, the show went from two to one episode a week. Dancing is skewing older but still draws sizable audiences.
Hannibal has done OK in the Friday 10 PM slot as part of NBC’s genre block. So far this season, it is averaging a 1.4 in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers in most current ratings after a big DVR boost. Hannibal also is the youngest 10 PM drama on the broadcast networks with a median age of 48.2.
On About a Boy:
The romantic comedy, from Jason Katims, has done solid business on Tuesdays behind The Voice, averaging a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers in most current ratings. What’s more, after the inevitable post-premiere slide, the show has held ground in the ratings, even posting a few upticks.
On Lab Rats:
Lab Rats is Disney XD’s No. 1 series in total viewers and across its targeted kids and boys 2-11, 6-11, 6-14 and 9-14 demos.
On Shark Tank:
Shark Tank…has been driving ABC’s demo ratings dominance on Friday and which has stepped in to fill any hole the network might have open with its well-performing repeats.
On Cougar Town:
It finished the year as one of basic cable’s Top 10 original sitcoms with adults 18-49. In the most recent Season 5, the series averaged more than 2 million viewers and ranked as one of cable’s Top 10 comedies with adults 18-49 (1.3 million) and adults 18-34 (639,000) for Q1 2014.
While it has developed a devoted following and has been a solid DVR performer, Nashville‘s ratings have been modest.
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