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)
in millions
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)
in millions
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

  1. Jenny says

    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.

  2. Matt says

    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!

  3. Ben says

    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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