'Legacies' fans brace for titanic battle with ratings giant 'Manifest'
Fans are now convinced that when the show returns after its fall break - the two shows will go head to head and 'Legacies' will emerge on top.
'Legacies' is halfway through the first season and fans are starting to wonder if the show will be coming back for a second season. The ratings for the show has been steady since it premiered in October. It was also one of the top shows on TV Guide's best fall shows of 2018, along with NBC's very popular show, 'Manifest'. Unfortunately, it didn't win, losing to 'Manifest' by just one percent. Fans are now convinced that when the show returns after its fall break - the two shows will go head to head and 'Legacies' will emerge on top. Additionally, they are also convinced it will come back for a second season.
"The last few weeks it’s been the highest rated new CW show (beating both 'Charmed' and 'All American' in the viewership demographic). The CW has also announced it has the #3 highest streaming numbers on the network, as well as the strongest streaming premiere of any of their new shows ever," a fan pointed out, while another added, "I think the show is trending towards a renewal. The views are steady (though some say CW doesn't base renewal solely upon views) and there's a strong fanbase. It almost beat out 'Manifest' in TV Guide's best new fall show competition."
A season 2 for 'Legacies' is definitely a possibility, since its performance has been pretty consistent. Ranging from 1.79 to 1.74 million views for the five episodes that have aired so far, it would be a safe bet for The CW to oblige fans and bring the show back for another season. From the story perspective, too, it wouldn't be too bad to see the teen supernaturals stir some more trouble.
'Legacies' season premiere opened with 1.79 million viewers and a rating of 0.3/1 in the 18-49 demographic. The spin-off of 'The Originals' and 'The Vampire Diaries' was received well overall. In the first week of October, it saw a 100% gain in the audience. The show's season roster was eventually rewarded with three additional scripts, extending the season to a total of 16 episodes. 'Manifest' on the other hand, had an enormously successful story - it scored 18.40 million views for its premiere in September and was rated 2.2/9 in the 18-49 demographic.
'Manifest' has a higher share of the 18-49 demographic, with almost ninety percent of their target being viewers from this age group. Taking on a show as mammoth as 'Manifest' will be a task for 'Legacies', for sure. However, next year is another story. 'Legacies', after the fall break will still have nine more episodes to go before a finale, while 'Manifest' will have seven more.