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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  1. Beth says

    I like this show very much. I think Minnie Driver is terrific, as always, and the whole story is sweet, amusing, and insightful… which is why it will no doubt be cancelled – as usual with shows like this. No fake “reality”, no guns & death defying high speed car chases, no seeking the lowest intelligence… just a nice program about a boy seeking his way in the world. It’s doomed because the powers that be think we don’t want any of THAT… !!

  2. Brianna Howland says

    I love this show! The actors do a great job playing off one another. I think the story lines are really good and would like to see the show continue.

  3. Mary & John says

    We have watched About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher sincetheir premieres and we haven’t missed one show. We love them both!!! We love all the characters and hope very much that they are on for many seasons to come.

  4. AJ says

    I just love a great comedy. I am partial to shows with young boys since I have raised 3 of my own. Raising boys is a difficult job too! I enjoy Will trying to be the father figure. He is so funny! I like how Will has an important life skill for him to learn each show. As for Minnie, I just love her accent. She is a very caring mother. I hope her and Will get together someday!!!!!!!!

    #1 Fan

  5. Linda Emmus says

    The show is great. Something funny & sweet to watch. Exceeded my expectations. Love the writing & the cast. Superb!

  6. ahmed says

    Why did they cancel they best shows in Disney channel and Nickelodeon like sonny with a chance, so random and big time rush. Without Big time rush Nickelodeon is boring . Sonny with a chance was fun to watch and crazy in a good way. So random was the best in Disney channel. It’s not fair. Thanks

  7. says

    I love it!!! It’s a very good show!! Making stupid comments is not a review make! The writing is great! It is so important to have TV that actually has an important message! Raisng children is everyone”s business.. Most TV has little or no message. I hope that this will be renewed! I will watch faithfully.

  8. Chelsea says

    I like the show, the actors, and the story. I’m a little impartial because I have a soft spot for attractive men and adorable kids. Of course it’s lacking in the sex, language, and violence so it probably won’t last. Which is sad but apparently those things are a must for a series to make it.

  9. Rose says

    To Mathew Tatro…. Did you really say “They’re Being Made For Viewers”? Duh? Who do you think they’re being made for? What DO you watch? Cartoons?

  10. says

    I Would Like To See NBC Canceling About A Boy And Growing Up Fisher Along With Law And Order Special Victims Unit. I Am Not A Big Fan Of Watching Those New Programs As They’re Being Made For Viewers That’s All I Am Saying

    • JC says

      They’re being made for viewers, that’s your complaint? Should they be made for dogs or for trees maybe?

      • Melody says

        Though poorly worded, I think what Mathew Tatro was trying to say is that the filming industry is just a money maker. Some shows are made only for the sake of racking in the big bucks, instead being about good quality. We have all of these shows(Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Honey Boo-Boo, Real House Wives) filled with drama because for some strange reason we’re drawn to it, and television producers use that to make as much cash as they possibly can.

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