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30 Rock: To Be Renewed for Seventh & Final Season [report]

season 7 renewal for 30 rockIt looks like the gang from 30 Rock will be back for a seventh and final season. According to Deadline, a deal is close to being finalized to renew the NBC sitcom but it looks likely that it will only be for 13 installments. In that past, a renewal was looked at as a no-brainer but times have changed.

Though it’s still one of NBC’s most high profile sitcoms, the ratings for 30 Rock are way down this year. Last season, 30 Rock was averaging a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.93 million total viewers. It was the second-highest rated scripted series on the peacock network.

This season, 30 Rock’s averaging a 1.54 in the demo with 3.55 million. That’s a year-to-year decline of 33% in the all-important demographic and 28% in total viewership. It’s currently the 10th-highest scripted show on NBC.

On our NBC Ratings Report Card, 30 Rock has a “B-” grade — placing it firmly on the bubble.

If 30 Rock is indeed renewed for a final season of 13 episodes, that will bring the show’s total to 138 episodes.

The sixth season finale of 30 Rock airs on May 17th. NBC will announces their 2012-13 schedule (plus cancellations and renewals) next Monday morning. Stay tuned!

What do you think? Do you think 30 Rock should return or is it time to cancel the ailing sitcom? Has it gone on too long already?

 

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Watcher May 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

@Colin – I totally agree!!!

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Watcher May 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Good riddance! Since Tracey Morgan’s offensive on-stage rant I’ve shut the show down.

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MP May 9, 2012 at 4:06 am

I could watch 30 Rock forever.

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Colin May 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

still disappointed that Studio 60 got canceled and 30 Rock survived

Studio 60 was a much better show IMO

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Sky May 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I Just Watched 30 Rock DVD only at the Library. I am so sorry I am Going to Miss This Award-Winning Sitcom So Much.

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Jeremy Rynek May 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I guess it’s just delaying it til mid season, just like cougar town, you make people wait and people will stop caring. That’s too bad it’ll only be 7 seasons long, I could easily see it going til season 9, but WTFE.

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Steven Leitner May 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

May 17th, not March 17th.

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admin May 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Steven Leitner ยป Thanks for catching that.

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Craig May 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

The season started off weak. Around episode 17, the show seemed to regain its humor again. Now it is back to being pretty funny. While the characters have never changed, the jokes keep the show going. Next season will need Alec on board to make the show worthwhile, but I will watch.

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