Enlisted, Raising Hope: Good News, Bad News?

Raising HopeThough Enlisted has been a ratings disappointment, FOX isn’t ready to give up on it yet. Network chairman Kevin Reilly recently said that the network will stick with the series through its 13 episode season.

Now, FOX has announced that Enlisted is moving from Fridays at 9:30pm to 9pm, giving the series a stronger lead-in with Bones. The venerable crime drama has been averaging a 1.5 in the demo and 6.31 million viewers since moving to Fridays and is expected to be renewed for a 10th season.

Raising Hope has been losing most of its lead-in audience, averaging just a 0.7 in the demo with 2.21 million. Enlisted has essentially been holding onto all of Hope’s lead-in audience so the time switch could help.

This seems like it could be a bad sign for Raising Hope. While the sitcom is co-produced by the 20th Century Fox Television, it will have 88 episodes by the end of the season — enough for a moderate syndication package.

The network could conceivably keep the series going for a fifth season to add to the package or could decide they have enough. It seems likely that the change in timeslot won’t help Hope’s ratings — or its chances for a fifth season.

What do you think? Is Enlisted worth FOX’s effort? Should Raising Hope be renewed?

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  1. SuperDad01 says

    Please don’t cancel Raising Hope. It is one the few shows worth watching on TV. Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw is my favorite! If they cancel it, I will probably stop watching broadcast TV, and stop buying anything advertised on TV.

  2. Dave says

    The show is fantastic and witty. They put it on the shittiest time slot ever. It was doing well on Tuesdays>>in fact I have to look for it when Season 4 began. Couldn’t believe that they had put it on a Friday night.
    I hope that it can get another season>>let’s hope that Fox did not doom the series by its time slot.

  3. dancinhomer says

    We watch Raising Hope, but we only lasted the Enlisted pilot for 10 minutes. It seemed to be written by a 14 year-old boy.

  4. rayna says

    I think the show mis really cute & funny………..I love Martha Plimpton….she is superb in the show :) the characters are all perfect :) I think its time slot is killing it though….I hope it finds a way to survive……….

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