Moonlight has undeniably increased its fan base over the course of 10 episodes. Though the show initially garnered mediocre ratings and though critics deemed the pilot as a rip-off the supernatural series Angel, Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson’s paranormal romance creation has certainly stepped up among its freshmen contenders and has blossomed into a hit series with a very promising future with CBS.
According to TV Guide, all signs point to an imminent full-season order of Moonlight, though it hasn’t been officially announced. CBS exec Nina Tassler reportedly believe that the show has a lot of potential for growth, especially with its lead star Alex O’Loughlin, who plays the private investigator Mick St. John who struggles with his vampire nature and his love for a mortal woman. Giving more support to this news is Les Moonves, President of CBS, who stated that Moonlight is likely to return for a second season, along with fellow freshmen comedy The Big Bang Theory.
Indications of the renewal are most likely to come from Moonlight‘s rating performance.
FutonCritic.com reports that Moonlight is one of the series to deliver season high ratings in November, including How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Two and A Half Men, NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Without A Trace, and The Amazing Race, among others.
It also helps that the show is relatively cheap to produce and has been consistently beating Women’s Murder Club in young demos. Last week’s numbers proved to be very favorable for Moonlight as it became first in households (4.9/09), viewers (7.57m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06). Moonlight has ranked number 1 in adults 25-54 for the ninth time in ten broadcasts and number 1 in adults 18-49 the eighth time in ten broadcasts.
Catch Moonlight every Friday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, The Futon Critic
(Image courtesy of CBS)