Like many ABC shows, Black-ish saw a sizable drop in the ratings last season. Will the numbers continue to fall in season three? Could it be cancelled or, is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for a fourth season because of potential syndication profits? Stay tuned.
On Black-ish, Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids (Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Marsai Martin), and a colonial home in the suburbs. He’s a happy man but, has success caused him and his family to lose touch with their roots? With a little help from his father (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The second season of Black-ish averaged a 1.78 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.85 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 still like the Black-ish TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?