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About a Boy: Season One Ratings

about a boy cancel or renew?Both the About a Boy movie and novel were a big success. Will the TV show be a hit as well? Will it be a hit and renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.

About a Boy revolves around a songwriter (David Walton) who has a big hit that sets him up for life financially. His carefree world is turned upside down when a charming 11-year-old (Benjamin Stockham) and his single mom (Minnie Driver) move in next door.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/9 update: NBC has renewed About a Boy for a second season.

Final season averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.93 million total viewers.

Note: Because the first episode aired outside of primetime, the ratings aren’t counted as part of the season averages.

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These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like About a Boy? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for second season?


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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

B Miller October 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

This show must continue. I love every one of the characters Its great seeing Minnie Driver again. I love the adult humor within the unique family setting. I am a 60ish person (outside your demographic rating) and just love that the show does not contain overt sexual content or violence. I love the layers of humor, the warm human relationships and the number of truly funny wonderful characters/actors. Each one brings a truly artistic/funny/quirky element to the story. This must continue. NBC or whoever airs this show must air it at 9:00 and not when there are other popular shows.


Angiechuck 4 October 1, 2014 at 2:05 am

Love the show, can’t wait to see more.


Linda September 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

I absolutely love this show! I literally watched this whole entire season in a day! Please please pleaseeee bring it back! I have not seen a really good comedy show like this one since Friends!


anne July 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm



vicki June 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I love About a Boy. The acting is superb, as good as any movie I have seen. Please bring it back!


Lizzy June 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm

My co-workers just told me about this show. I watched an episode and then bought the season on Amazon. LOVE IT!!!!!!


CHRIS May 31, 2014 at 2:32 am



Brenda May 30, 2014 at 2:55 am

Love the show!!!


Tom May 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

My partner and I really like this show. However, Will’s sudden cross-country move in the last few minutes of season one’s last episode may require a Dallas-level doöver early in season two. If so, I hope that the second reversal proves more graceful than the first.


Anonymous August 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Agreed. The season was tied up so neatly and so fast i was sure it was going to be cancelled and that is why they did that. So happy it will be back as i think all the leads are great actors and the writing is very original and funny.


Jill May 17, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I really like this showand I dont want it to be canceled.


Angela May 16, 2014 at 10:58 pm

The acting is exceptional. After every episode, I look at my partner and say, God I love that show!!
Please bring it back!! It’s fun, new and creative!!


JDKH May 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW! I hoe it is renewed


Boo Mom May 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

This is a keeper in my opinion..I am a very sentimental person and the relationships evolving on this show are riveting…I cried following the finale…You have me hooked-don’t let me drown lol.. Thoroughly enjoyable.


Sara May 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Keep About a Boy!! The finale was especially cute. I live the relationships being built.


Sue May 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I love About a boy, we need more shows like this.


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