“Body of Proof” may be on the bubble, but star Jeri Ryan (and the rest of the cast) hopes that it will be renewed for a third season.
“We’re very much on the bubble,” Ryan recently told HuffPost TV. “For our last two episodes [March 27, April 3] we’ve had great overall numbers. Our overall viewers are higher than most of the shows I’ve ever dealt with, and higher than most of the shows that are considered hits.”
Indeed, viewership for “Body of Proof” has risen to its highest levels since the beginning of the season. Its placement immediately following the “Dancing with the Stars” results show has certainly helped. For the past two weeks, ABC has secured the No. 1 position for the solid two-hour block from 9-11 p.m.
Ryan still has her fears, though, since the networks don’t necessarily look at overall viewer numbers when considering renewal.
“Our demographic numbers, which are the only things advertisers care about, are low,” says Ryan. “So, something like ‘New Girl’ gets double or triple our demographic numbers, but we get double their overall viewers. But that’s a hit, yet we’re on the bubble. It’s hard! It’s such an archaic system!”
“Body Of Proof” also towered over its timeslot competitor, “Fashion Star,” by 6 million viewers. Ryan believes it’s unfair to judge a show’s future based on viewer numbers alone, however.
“So much of the viewership now is not watching it live. They’re watching on DVR and skimming through all the ads, so it’s too bad we’re sticking to the old advertising model,” she says. “Somewhere down the line, things will have to change, but I guess for now it is what it is. We’re all hoping.”
The season two finale of “Body Of Proof” airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on ABC.
SOURCE: Huffington Post