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FOX Ratings Race: Is The Mob Doctor Really Doing That Badly?

mob doctor in danger?There’s been a lot of hype that The Mob Doctor will be the first FOX show to be cancelled. But, are the ratings really that bad?

Well, to be blunt, yes they are. Mob Doctor had a poor debut and the ratings have gotten worse from there. As you can see from the chart below, it’s the worst-rated show on the network if you exclude Friday night shows Fringe and Kitchen Nightmares.

It will surely be cancelled but at least FOX seems committed to producing the 13 episodes that they ordered. However, if the ratings keep dropping, I have doubts that they’ll let them all air.

What do you think? Share your comments below.

Here are the FOX season averages as of Thursday, November 1, 2012:

FOX scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
The Simpsons 3.5 (3.45) 7.33 season 24 ratings
Family Guy 3.4 (3.35) 6.63 2012-13 ratings
Glee 2.8 (2.75) 6.68 season 4 ratings
New Girl 2.7 (2.68) 5.06 season 2 ratings
American Dad 2.6 (2.55) 5.21 2012-13 ratings
Bob’s Burgers 2.5 (2.45) 5.17 season 3 ratings
The Cleveland Show 2.2 (2.20) 4.47 season 4 ratings
Bones 2.2 (2.17) 7.45 season 8 ratings
The Mindy Project 1.9 (1.92) 3.75 season 1 ratings
Raising Hope 1.7 (1.72) 4.06 season 3 ratings
Ben and Kate 1.5 (1.53) 3.24 season 1 ratings
The Mob Doctor 1.2 (1.18) 3.95 season 1 ratings
Fringe (final season) 1.0 (1.00) 2.82 season 5 ratings
FOX non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
The X Factor (Weds) 3.1 (3.09) 8.34 season 2 ratings
The X Factor (Thurs) 3.0 (3.03) 8.62 season 2 ratings
Kitchen Nightmares 0.9 (0.90) 2.65 season 5 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final FOX show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.

For the status of your favorite FOX shows, check out this page.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny November 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I think it is a really good show. If it gets cancelled it will be a real shame. I am sick and tired of the same old crap-Reality shows, Lawyer shows and Cop shows.

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Dan November 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

I’m surprised the show hasn’t become a hit. This is a compelling show with an excellent cast.

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Helen November 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I DON’T THINK WE GIVE NEW SHOWS A TIME TO “SETTLE IN.”
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GIVE THIS PARTICULAR SHOW A CHANCE.

Helen

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Matt November 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Very good show people that say “it’s over-the-top and unbelievable” or “unrealistic stories” COME ON!! its a TV program I want them to be like that!

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Mum2TNT November 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

I love this show and hope the numbers improve so I can at least see the 13 episodes!!

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Kat November 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Wow, it’s doing barely better than Fringe and on a much better night than Fringe, too.

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Why Watch November 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

I’m surprised it is still on. Boring and unrealistic stories, dull lead. Wish the mob would whack this show.

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RJ November 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR AN APPERANCE FROM MICHEAL MADSEN SOON

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Boulder Mike November 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Great show ! Love it…what is the problem ? Good story , hot actress…recipe for success..

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Ben November 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I’m surprised the show hasn’t been canceled given its poor ratings. I think they’ve got a great cast. Jordana Spiro is as a leading actress, but it’s the writing for the show that fails. The concept of the show is over-the-top and unbelievable.

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