The best thing about streaming is the fact that shows like Will Trent are getting a real chance to shine with the help of multiplatform views. While not everyone can tune in at 10 pm ET on Tuesday nights for the first airing of a new episode of the series, next day viewings and beyond are very much a possibility with the help of platforms like Hulu.
In fact, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, “ABC’s drama Will Trent put up decent on-air numbers for its series premiere and scored solid gains over seven days of delayed viewing. The show’s audience has mushroomed, however, with additional time and multiplatform viewing.”
Considering the series premiere was also aired a second time following President Biden’s State of the Union address at the beginning of February, it also makes sense that more people would find the show. (There have actually been a total of three repeats of that first episode, which has definitely been great for the series and its overall ratings.)
Will Trent is scoring big in the ratings with the help of multiplatform viewings
While we knew all about Will Trent before the series even premiered, and have been watching since the very first episode, for other people this character is new. And this series is their first opportunity to meet Will Trent.
Knowing that people are finding the series even weeks (and now more than a month) after it premiered is exciting news for those of us who are hoping for a renewal from ABC. And considering the ratings that the premiere has been able to garner since the very first airing, we can only hope that the numbers give us that renewal news.
For those wondering what exactly the numbers look like, according to THR,
"the premiere of Will Trent has pulled in 18.1 million viewers and a 2.64 rating among adults 18-49 across all platforms over its first five weeks. That’s more than five times bigger than the on-air total for its first airing (3.61 million) and a more than sixfold increase in the 18-49 rating (from 0.38 initially)."
We may not be TV execs or experts (we love TV but numbers are not our thing), but we think these numbers are pretty impressive for this new series. But we want to know what you think.
Are you watching Will Trent? What do you think of this series? Are you happy to see the ratings getting a boost thanks to multiplatform viewings?