Is The Good Fight over already? The Good Wife spinoff previewed soft on CBS with a 0.7 in the key 18-49 demo, Deadline reports:
Premiering at 8 PM on Sunday with a special preview and starting with dismay at the inauguration of Donald Trump, the Christine Baranski-led legal drama snagged a soft 0.7/2 in the key demo. After last night, TGF will now only be seen on CBS All Access – which showed the second episode on Sunday too.
While comparisons are a bit stretched, last night’s TGF debut was down 46% from the series finale of TGW’s seven-season run on May 8 last year at 9 PM. It is also down 63% in the 18-49s from the September 22, 2014 launch of Madam Secretary in that 9 PM slot. To add one more stat, TGF dropped 30% from lead-in 60 Minutes (1.0/4) – which itself was down 20% from its pre-Grammy Awards position of last week.
While not yet terminal to The Good Fight Season 2 renewal, the poor start serves as another knock to the show’s survival confidence and places more pressure on its main meal ticket – the number of subscriptions it brings to the CBS All Access service.
Will enough viewers subscribe to CBS All Access to keep the show in the fight for renewal? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Good Fight Season 2…