The Simpsons had the biggest gain of the week but its season average still sank. After a couple weeks of declines, Glee was up this week. Unfortunately, its way down when compared to the start of the season. The performance episode of American Idol was down yet the results show was up. Traffic Light sank again. How low can the sitcom go before FOX pulls it?
Which FOX TV shows will be cancelled or renewed depends mostly on the series’ ratings, particularly the 18-49 demographic. Before we get to the season-to-date averages, here are the winners and losers from April 29th through May 5th — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.
Below is a list of the regular FOX TV shows and their 2010-11 season average ratings to date. It only incorporates the ratings for original episodes and not repeats. The data is sorted by the all-important 18-49 demographic averages. The closer a show is to the bottom, the more likely it is to be cancelled. Fridays and Saturdays are the least-watched nights of TV so those shows get lower numbers.
|Demo rank||Scripted TV Shows||Average
|4||The Simpsons (renewed)||7.29||3.3||down|
|6||The Cleveland Show||5.76||2.7||---|
|8||Raising Hope (renewed)||6.12||2.6||---|
|9||Bob's Burgers (renewed)||5.04||2.4||---|
|9||American Dad (renewed)||4.93||2.4||---|
|11||The Chicago Code||7.15||2.0||---|
|12||Lie To Me||5.84||1.9||---|
|15||Running Wilde (cancelled)||3.72||1.6||---|
|17||Lone Star (cancelled)||3.66||1.1||---|
|18||The Good Guys (cancelled)||2.46||0.7||---|
|Demo rank||News or Reality TV Shows||Average
|1||American Idol (Weds)||23.54||7.9||down|
|2||American Idol (Thurs)||21.79||6.8||down|
|3||Hell's Kitchen (9pm)||6.33||2.7||---|
|3||Hell's Kitchen (8pm)||6.03||2.7||---|
|5||Million Dollar Money Drop||5.19||1.7||---|
|6||America's Most Wanted||4.98||1.6||---|
Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week.
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What do you think? Any surprises on the lists? Which shows do you think won’t survive to see a new season?
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