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.
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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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like About a Boy? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for second season?