Launched last Saturday, season 2 of “9-1-1 Lone Star”, with Rob Lowe and Gina Torres, will be broadcast faster than expected on M6 since the channel is switching to three new episodes per evening from today, instead of two, as originally announced.
The Austin firefighters led by Rob Lowe will stay on M6 for less time than expected. The channel having indeed decided to accelerate the broadcast of season 2 of 9-1-1 Lone Star from this Saturday, January 22.
While two new episodes were planned each week, followed by three reruns of season 1, M6 finally decided to go to three new episodes per evening.
Fans of the 9-1-1 spin-off taking place in Texas will therefore find episodes 3, 4, and 5 of season 2 tonight at 9:10 p.m. Then episodes 6, 7, and 8 next week. And so on until February 12, which should mark the end of the broadcast of this second salvo on M6.
If the chain did not comment on its decision, this change of programming at the last minute can certainly be explained by the disappointing audience scores achieved by the launch of season 2 of 9-1-1 Lone Star last Saturday.
Indeed, the first two episodes attracted an average of 1.16 million viewers according to Médiamétrie, which represents 5.9% of the entire audience and 12% of women in charge of purchases under the age of fifty (FRDA-50 ).
Figures down from the first season of 9-1-1 Lone Star, which was offered on Thursday evening at the end of 2020 on M6 and had fascinated, on average, 1.76 million people over all of its 10 episodes (7.6% of the public and 16% of the FRDA-50).
On the whole of the public (4 years and more), the series with Rob Lowe and Gina Torres also does less well than NCIS Los Angeles, which was broadcast in recent weeks on the Six and had been able to count on 1.45 million fans during its season 11 finale on Saturday, January 8 (7.2% of 4-year-olds and over).
M6 therefore seems in a hurry to be able to offer another series in its Saturday evening slot. It remains to be seen whether it will be a novelty, season 12 of NCIS Los Angeles, already broadcast in full in the United States, the sequel to NCIS New Orleans, or SEAL Team, which all had the Saturday honors in recent years.
The crossover teaser between 9-1-1 and 9-1-1 Lone Star, broadcast tonight at 9:10 p.m. on M6: