Midnight Texas




Status: Active, Airing 1st Season
Timeslot: Mondays 10 PM EST
Premiere: July 24th
Network: NBC
Starring: François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos
Series Website: www.nbc.com/midnight-texas

Description: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO’s “True Blood” comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

Note: This is based on the Charlaine Harris books series of the same name.

Comments: This show, originally intended as a mid-season entry, has been pushed to a Summer debut which is not a good sign. It is true that the networks have been attempting more scripted programming during the Summer, but this move seems suspiciously like what ABC did with The Whispers a couple of years back, and that show faded quickly in its Summer run. I wouldn’t say the Midnight Texas is a dead show walking at this point (well, beyond its subject matter), but it does seem like the network has lost faith in it. It may have needed extra production time, but if NBC really felt strongly enough about the show, they would have held it for Fall when it would have a better chance of finding an audience. Fans of the books who are looking forward to the series should make a push on the social networks to get the word out and help it draw more viewers than the typical Summer entry sees on the broadcast nets.

Status: (Updated 8/23/17) The numbers for this show slipped this week, though that may be due to the delayed start because of the president’s speech. It needs to start trending back up, and this one could definitely use a show of support from its fans on the social nets to help get it to a second season.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
7/24/17 1 0.9 0.9 3.6 n/a Renewal Possible
7/31/17 2 0.8 0.9 3.3 n/a Renewal Possible
8/7/17 3 0.8 0.8 3.1 n/a Renewal Possible
8/14/17 4 0.7 0.8 3.2 n/a Renewal Possible
8/21/17 5 0.6 0.8 2.9 n/a Renewal Possible

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