Desus & Mero averaged 116,000 viewers on Monday. Undisputed averaged 99,000 viewers on Monday.
Yes, I know that Undisputed airs from 9:30 A.M- noon and that Desus & Mero airs from 11-11:30 P.M.
The thing is, with all the ridiculous but fun comparisons, nobody, including Jamie Horowitz’s boss Eric Shanks expects Undisputed to beat Bubble Guppies & SpongeBob.
But Desus & Mero? On Viceland? A channel for people who don’t watch TV who, unsurprisingly, don’t watch Viceland?!
Viceland whose ratings averages are (usually much) worse than FS1’s?
If I’m Eric Shanks, I unequivocally expect Undisputed to beat that.
Alas, yesterday it did not.
Update: I should’ve disclaimed the lead-in situation in initial post, hopefully this 30-minute later update rectifies. Undisputed effectively has no lead-in which isn’t the case for D & M. It’s a big deal as far as both show’s viewership numbers.
Even given that, I still think it’s embarrassing for FS1.