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Raising Hope: New FOX Sitcom; Cancel or Keep It?

Raising HopeFOX has a new family comedy, Raising Hope, on their schedule but it’s certainly nothing like ABC’s The Modern Family. How did it do in the ratings? Big numbers or immediate cancellation danger?

Raising Hope follows a young pool-cleaner (Lucas Neff) who becomes a father after a one-night stand with a female fugitive. The rest of the cast includes Garrett Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Shannon Marie Woodward, Skyler Stone, Bijou Phillips, and Cloris Leachman.

The sitcom debuted on Tuesday night at 9pm to an average 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.3 million total viewers. It was in third place in both categories. That’s pretty good, especially considering the competition in that timeslot.

However, it’s not so positive when you consider how much of its lead-in audience that Raising Hope lost. At the end of the season premiere episode of Glee, FOX had a 6.0 rating in the demo and 13.5 million viewers. Raising Hope lost nearly half of that audience.

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What’s more, the sitcom lost 10% of its viewers halfway through the show. Those people probably won’t be back to watch future installments. It also doesn’t help that the sitcom that followed it, Running Wilde, is doing much worse.

While the numbers for Raising Hope might be good enough on their own, FOX is surely not pleased that it lost so many lead-in viewers.

The show’s future will ultimately be determined by how well it performs in the coming weeks. Right now, things don’t look good.

What do you think? Did you watch Raising Hope? Is it enjoyable? Will you watch or should it be cancelled already?

 

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Stephanie April 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm

This show is amazing they should keep it on, it’s not boring or lame like some other show I can watch this all day if I can because it’s funny mostly mama. So let it stay on!!!

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Sarah April 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Was said to hear it had been cancelled. It was a hilarious show especially maw maw.

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Patty May 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

I love this show!!!!! I have watched it from the start
This one needs to be saved, there are many others that Need to be taken off the tube. We need more sitcoms that mean something. Please no more reality shows, like everything else , the tv networks have overdone it on those also. A few good family shows, comedy’s, action, drama.
My thoughts

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tammie donnals May 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

that show is so good,are you playing anymore?

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heather December 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I for one love this show I have watched all of the first season on Netflix. I hope they bring it out again I’m looking foward to it and can’t wait. I have watched alot of tv shows but this one is the comedy of the year. I have never laughed so hard in my life at a tv show as I have with Raising Hope. This one is for sure a keeper. I will be devistated if they take it away . I hate geting into a show and then it get cancelled. I even got my husband to watch Raising Hope with me and he loved it and couldn’t stop laughing . That says alot about this show he doesn’t laugh at just anything it has to be super funny or he doesn’t care for it . He too couldn’t stop watching it , now we are just awaiting to see if it’s going to come out again . We for one give this show a thumbs up and hope for it’s return .

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Aserum July 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I just found out about Raising Hope on Netflix. I am now looking on the net for info on it. I hope I have not found it to late to add my support.
Im not a comedy fan. more horror but this show is GREAT!
I have been bored with T.V. for a awhile and have been wishing something great would come along.
Not only is it highly entertaining but I am LMAO constantly and find myself recapping the jokes for friends and family.
Hope I find in my searching after this review it has not been canceled and there for have something to look forward to after I watch all the episodes on Netflix!
I hope this is not another Dead like me.

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