Showtime’s Roger Ailes-Fox News series, “Loudest Voice” improved a bit in the ratings on Sunday night. The show rose from 299K to 356K in direct viewing on Showtime at 10pm. Fifty seven thousand more viewers aren’t hugely significant. But maybe the 9-11 theme of the show caught some of the “City on a Hill” crowd that preceded. “City on a Hill” only had 411K viewers, but the show runs almost its whole hour so people could have stuck around.
Who knows? I said my piece yesterday about “Loudest Voice.”
Meanwhile, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” is huge with 1.8 million fans at 9pm. It’s not “Game of Thrones,” but it’s BIG, those little lies. The plot is a recycle from “The Young and the Restless,” but the plot doesn’t matter. It’s characters, the actors, the writing. Who doesn’t love this war between Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise and Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline. Classic soap opera. Although I still haven’t gotten over Nicole Kidman’s Celeste slapping Mary Louise, who replied, “Is that your idea of foreplay?”
A third season? So easy. Because now they’ve established the characters, their backstories, they can go on and do anything. These producers can get at least one more season out of this all -star cast. Let’s hope they do five!