Skip to Content

FX’s Black. White. is hemorrhaging viewers

After debuting with record-tying ratings three weeks ago, FX’s Black. White. has actually lost more than 2.5 million viewers.

The show debuted with “close to 4 million total viewers three weeks ago, [but] ‘Black.White.’ last week drew just 1.45 million viewers, down 64 percent,” Media Life Magazine reports. “Its slide among 18-49s was even more dramatic. Its debut drew 2.76 million viewers in the demo, but by last week it was down to 921,000, a falloff of 67 percent.”

As Media Life says, the show is “turning out not to be particularly audience-sustaining.” That may be because of claims that the show isn’t honest with its portrayals. Or, as Robert Thompson suggests, “Maybe it’s a little too thought-provoking for the kind of audience that go to reality TV.”

‘Black. White.,’ and way down all over [Media Life]

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

Discussion

I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to them.

Happy discussing!