‘Bluff City Law’: How many people watched the season finale?

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John Beifuss, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Published 2:19 p.m. CT Nov. 26, 2019
CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideMarked by a festive Thanksgiving dinner, the final episode of the first season of NBC’s Memphis-made legal drama “Bluff City Law” gave the show’s fans and supporters something to be thankful for: a boost in the ratings.The show apparently attracted more viewers than any “Bluff City Law” episode since the program’s second week, on Sept. 30, and a larger audience in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age demographic than in any week since Oct. 7.A finale for the first season and possibly forever, the 10th and last episode for what NBC is still billing as the show’s first season captured an estimated 3.75 million total viewers, according to preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings. RECAP: ‘Bluff City Law’: The Final EpisodeBLUFF CITY LAWYERS: Meet the real-life versions of the TV legal heroesThe television website TVLine made the uptick in the ratings the lead item in its Tuesday report, with a headline that stated: “‘Bluff City Law’ Eyes 7-Week High with Finale.”Also, TVLine readers, participating in an online poll, gave the show’s first season a grade of A-. On the other hand, the website TV By the Numbers downplayed the “Bluff City Law” ratings, focusing on the fact that the numbers were only “up a bit” from the previous week. The Hollywood Reporter’s Monday night ratings story mentioned “Bluff City Law” only in passing.SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: From Iceland to Memphis: ‘Bluff City Law’ actor and musician Stony Blyden comes full circleIn total viewers Monday night, the Memphis series continued to lag well behind its “legacy network” competitors, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” and CBS’s “Bull,” each of which pulled in more than 6 million viewers. In comparison, the first and second episodes of the highly touted drama attracted 4.61 million and 4.25 million total viewers, respectively.On the other hand, “Bluff City Law” episodes continue to pull in viewers after their air dates; the pilot episode, for example, has almost doubled the audience that tuned in for its Sept. 23 air date, thanks to digital and delayed viewing. “Bluff City Law” creators and cast members continue to encourage viewers to keep streaming the show on Hulu and other digital platforms, in hopes that the show’s numbers will convince NBCUniversal to renew the program for a second season. If viewership does grow, it will have to be off network: NBC is not re-running “Bluff City Law” on Monday nights in December.Read or Share this story: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/11/26/bluff-city-law-ratings-season-finale-jimmy-smits/4308254002/

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