NBC decided to hold One Big Happy until late in the TV season. That’s typically a sign that the network has very little confidence in a series. How has this sitcom been doing? Is it a surprise ratings success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
On the One Big Happy sitcom, a pair of childhood best friends — he’s straight (Nick Zano) and she’s a lesbian (Elisha Cuthbert) — are still single as adults and decide to have a baby together. But then, he meets and marries the love of his life (Kelly Brook) and a different kind of family is born. The rest of the cast includes Rebecca Corry, Chris Williams, and Brandon Mychal Smith.
Debuting on March 17th, following The Voice and Undateable, One Big Happy attracted a 1.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.471 million viewers. It certainly wasn’t an impressive debut. The following week, the series dropped 30% in the numbers to a dismal 1.16 rating with 3.794 million.
The digits fell even lower in subsequent weeks and last night’s finale hit a new low with a 0.8 rating and just 3.08 million viewers. The season ended up averaging a 1.17 in the demo with 2.92 million.
Based on the ratings, there seems to be no reason for the network to bring this comedy back for another season. The numbers are terrible and have gotten worse almost every week. I suspect we’ve seen the last of this show.
But, what do you think? Do you like the One Big Happy series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?