ABC Ratings: Selfie, Forever, Manhattan Love Story Likely to be Cancelled
Selfie, Forever, and Manhattan Love Story are likely to get canceled because of low ratings.
The two comedies and medical drama are all in their first seasons.
TV by the Numbers, which analyzes which shows are likely to be canceled or renewed, says that Manhattan Love Story is definitely going to get canceled.
“Rookie Selfie ratings haven’t been quite as dreadful as those for Manhattan Love Story, but they’ve been bad enough to mark it as likely to be canceled,” it said.
“Rookie drama Forever ratings have fallen to the point where it is now likely to be canceled.”
But all the other shows on ABC right now look pretty good. Last Man Standing, Cristela, and Revenge are on the lower end, marked a “toss up” as to whether they’ll get renewed or canceled.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Resurrection, Black-ish, and How to Get Away With Murder are marked likely to get renewed.
Nashville, The Middle, Castle, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, and Modern Family are all marked certain to be renewed.
Manhattan Love Story, which airs on Tuesday nights, stars Analeigh Tipton, Chloe Wepper, Jade Catta-Preta, Jake McDorman, and Nicolas Wright.
“Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating,” according to ABC’s description.
Selfie airs on Tuesdays prior to Manhattan Love Story, and stars John Cho and Karen Gillan, among others.
“‘Instafamous’ Eliza Dooley (Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day, she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (Cho) to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world,” the description reads.
“Loosely based on My Fair Lady, Selfie explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline – whether she ‘likes’ it or not.”
Despite the blog’s predictions, it’s possible that both comedies survive. ABC said in a press release for the week of Oct. 6-12 that they were the top comedies for Tuesday night. “For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s Selfie”(3.8 million overall viewers) and Manhattan Love Story (3.0 million) ranked as Tuesday’s most-watched comedies, leading by strong margins on the night over Fox’s established comedies New Girl (2.6 million) and The Mindy Project (2.2 million),” it said.
Then again, those Fox comedies are widely viewed as struggling.
Forever airs later on Tuesdays, at 10 p.m., and follows doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner who has achieved immortality.
Forever has actually been scoring fairly high, especially for its time slot, coming in at 6.2 million overall and 1.5 million in the key 18-49 demographic. But the strong premiere has boosted those averages, with numbers dipping down to 4.6 million and 1.1 million for the latest episode. If it continues to trend downward, then a cancellation is probably going to happen.