TV is not as popular as it used to be, maybe because TV entertainment is not what it used to be. Four episodes into its second season, Disney/ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” continues its dismal performance in the ratings.
Each week it has lagged behind the ratings of its competing shows on CBS and NBC. More significantly, it is losing an average of close to one million viewers per week from “Fresh Off the Boat,” the show that immediately precedes it on ABC.
This is the same ratings pattern that afflicted “O’Neals” in its first season: lagging behind its competition on the other networks, and losing viewership from ABC’s preceding program.
Viewers seems to be more interested in other entertainment options, and with Smart TV’s like Android TV and Apple TV becoming increasingly popular, more and more options are becoming accessible.