The time has come, yet again, my dear TV addicts. We find ourselves championing and fighting for a show we dearly love, ABC’s ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’ starring the always loveable Jason Ritter, the ever enchanting JoAnna Garcia Swisher and the magical Kimberly Herbert Gregory.
I’ve been gushing about this series from the beginning. I’ve also been worrying about its fate from the start.
When ABC placed this brilliant, feel good, family friendly show in its most cured time-slot – Tuesdays at 10 pm – we feared anticipated low ratings would be working against this stellar series. Despite critical acclaim and a passionate outpouring of love from viewers, the ratings are not reflecting the kind of numbers network executives want to see come renewal time. Had the show aired at an earlier time, families would be able to gather together to watch the show the night it airs. Instead, the show’s ratings are very gradually gaining from delayed views, which aren’t taken into great consideration until later.
Although, I’d like to point out the fact that ‘Kevin Probably’ is ABC’s second best rated new TV show this season, according to TV Series Finale. Plus, TV By the Numbers reports that it isn’t even in ABC’s bottom five rated shows. Technically, ‘Kevin Probably’ is doing great, especially when you consider how poorly previous shows slated in the “Death Slot” have done in the past. It would be a great shame to see ABC repeat the mistake they made with ‘Forever,’ a show fans are still clamoring to see more of four years after it’s cancellation.
The bottom line: People love ‘Kevin Probably’ and the network loves it too (as they said at the TCA’s yesterday). ABC just needs to see that the show will make them a profit in the long haul. We need to show the network that this series will continue to gain viewers.
Here’s how you can help give ‘Kevin Probably’ a ratings boost and show your love:
* E-mail ABC. Tell them how much you love the show. It’s simple and effective.
* Watch live. If you DVR the show, then watch the commercials. If you fast forward, it won’t count for full ratings. Probably because it ties in to advertisers.
* Live tweet using #KevinProbably. It would be amazing if we can get the show trending. Tag @ABCNetwork, @ABC_Publicity, @KevinProbably so that the network sees that you’re watching and invested. Also tag Vicki Dummer, Head of Current Series Programming: @vickiabc123.
* Post comments on ‘Kevin Probably’ social media accounts.
* Rate and write reviews for the show on the ‘Kevin Probably’s’ IMDB page. (This will increase its popularity/ranking on IMDB and draw more attention to the series.)
* Rate and watch online: ABC Go, Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon. The full season is also available on Xfinity On Demand. Tip: Episode ratings count the most during the three day period after the show airs. Keep the videos playing in the background on your computer while you work. Play the most recent episode on loop. It’ll boost the ratings without taking up extra time 😉
* Thank advertisers. Companies need to know they can make money by supporting this show. Instead of fast forwarding, take note of the advertisers airing commercials during the show and thank them for supporting ‘Kevin Probably.’ Tag the network and advertisers/companies in your tweets. (Let’s work together on this one and please mention advertisers you notice in the comments below. I’ll make a list of twitter handles on this page, to simplify things.)
Renewals/Cancellations will be announced in April/May, but executives will be meeting in a couple of weeks to see where ABC’s currents shows stand. It is crucial to get the word out ASAP. Fans should spend this week convincing ABC that ‘Kevin Probably’ is worth keeping.
ABC Network Contacts:
Send letters to Channing Dungey C/O 2300 W Riverside Drive . Burbank, CA . 91521
Email the following execs:
Vicki Dummer, Head of Current Series Programming: email@example.com
Stephanie Leifer, Senior VP Current Programming: Stephanie.L.Leifer@abc.com
Sarah Hughes, VP of Current Series: Sarah.L.Hughes@abc.com
Kevin has been busy saving the world and now it is our time to #SaveKevin.
- Let’s mail origami birds and/or blue butterflies to ABC as a symbol of our love for ‘Kevin Probably.’ Here some origami bird instructions to help you out: Origami Instructions. Mail them to the address listed above.
- Let’s make a fan video! As I mentioned in my plea above, I’d like to hear your stories. Keep it short. Send a video clip or a note/tweet/e-mail about how Kevin has inspired you, what signs you’ve noticed from the Universe since watching the show, etc. I’ll make a video to send to ABC. If we’re lucky, it might even go viral!
- If you are on Twitter, put a blue butterfly emoji after your name. That way ABC will see a flutter of butterflies when we tweet them about #SaveKevin.
— Talk TV with Tiffany 🦋 (@TalkTVwTiffany) January 13, 2018
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