The CW, which inherited the original series from the late WB, has acquired broadcast rights to Netflix’s 2016 revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The network will air the four-part continuation as a four-night event during Thanksgiving week, beginning Monday, Nov. 23, and concluding Thursday, Nov. 26.
Leading Netflix projection house Symphony Advanced Media, which has been leaking numbers on the streamer for more than a year, said in a Thursday release that nearly 5 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 have watched all four episodes of the revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. By regular broadcast standards, that amounts to a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.
Now that the Netflix four-part installment has been released, the question turns to whether there will be more to come.
Beloved as it was by critics and fans, Gilmore Girls was never known as a ratings blockbuster when it first aired on the WB network (and, for a season, the nascent CW). For most of its original 2000-07 run, the show reached close to 5 million viewers each week. But even if Gilmore was never a juggernaut, it was actually a sizable hit among early-2000s millennial women. And based upon a close examination of Nielsen ratings data, there’s ample evidence to suggest its fan base has grown exponentially in the decade since it left the air thanks to heavy exposure on the network formerly known as ABC Family. This combination of OG (original Gilmore) viewers and more recent converts means there’s a pretty good chance Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will break the Internet — or at least heavily tax Netflix’s servers — when it launches Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The television revivals at Netflix that began in February with “Fuller House” continue as the streaming network announces premiere dates for two more series reboots. Netflix […]