FOX Ratings Race: Mob Doctor Hangs On (Sort Of)

Mob Doctor canceled yetThe Mob Doctor remains on the air, despite the fact that it will surely be cancelled. This week’s episode hit a new series low, taking the show’s low ratings averages even lower.

FOX hasn’t ordered any additional installments beyond the initial 13 episode order. For whatever reason, they seem to be committed to producing all of the episodes. It remains to be seen if they’ll air them all — especially if the ratings drop even lower.

Several shows have seen average gains or losses since the last ratings report. Those that gained are The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Kitchen Nightmares. The series that lost are Family Guy, Bones, Mob Doctor, and Fringe.

What do you think? Will the network air all of the Mob Doctor episodes? Share your comments below.

Here are the FOX season averages as of Monday, November 12, 2012:

FOX scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Simpsons 3.2 (3.17) 6.76 season 24 ratings
Family Guy 2.8 (2.84) 5.80 2012-13 ratings
Glee 2.7 (2.68) 6.48 season 4 ratings
New Girl 2.7 (2.68) 5.06 season 2 ratings
American Dad 2.3 (2.30) 4.81 2012-13 ratings
Bob’s Burgers 2.3 (2.27) 4.79 season 3 ratings
Bones 2.1 (2.10) 7.34 season 8 ratings
The Cleveland Show 2.1 (2.05) 4.21 season 4 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 1.1 (1.08) 3.70 season 1 ratings
Fringe (final season) 1.0 (0.97) 2.72 season 5 ratings
FOX non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The X Factor (Weds) 3.0 (3.03) 8.20 season 2 ratings
The X Factor (Thurs) 2.9 (2.93) 8.30 season 2 ratings
Kitchen Nightmares 1.0 (1.03) 2.98 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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2 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Ben says

    I’m surprised the show hasn’t been canceled yet due to ratings. I have a feeling it has something to do with Fox not having anything worthy of filling the timeslot. I’ve missed most of the series because I work nights. From what I have seen I think the cast is good, but the storylines are unbelievable. I don’t see why the timeslot could be an issue because they should have a good lead-in from Bones. I think it’s time for Mob Doctor to call it a day.

  2. ElsieM says

    I really, really like The Mob Doctor. I fear it’s timeslot is it’s biggest challenge. Would be nice if they’d try it somewhere else before giving it the boot. Great cast, good stories. It has the potential to pick up a much bigger audience if they’d move it so people would actually know it’s on.

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