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.

What do you think of Raising Hope?

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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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  1. nicole says

    PLEASE!!! Don’t cancel this show! I look forward to it alllll week! I count down the days until Tuesday night, and I would be sooo sad to lose this show! It’s the only me time I get!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, keep this show!

    • arizona54 says

      i’m with you on that susan. with so much drivel on t.v. nowadays, it would just be wrong to cancel the best series to come along for a very long time and fox should put it on first in their tuesday nite lineup and get rid of running wilde, which is just more drivel!!!!!!

  2. Katie says

    Terrific show – witty, well-written, well-executed. Three things you almost never see on a sitcom anymore. And the family likes one another!!!! Don’t cancel this show.

  3. jill says

    I absolutely love this show. i loved the middle and modern family but i absolutely love this one. its cute, really really funny, and sweet, so well put together- so sharp, clever and fun. Its the best comedy since i can remember…I would hate to see it get cancelled!

  4. Suzanne says

    This is one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen on TV. It’s currently my favorite show. I can’t think of another comedy I’ve ever enjoyed as much as this one. PLEASE don’t ever cancel it!!! PLEASE!!

  5. Donna Fellows says

    I love the show, the storyline is great and it is cast really well. I would be so disappointed if it was cancelled,

  6. Kim Mitchell says

    I LOVE this show! Cloris is such a hoot! They really hit the nail on the head with REAL life like last week’s episode about not having health insurance. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!

  7. Kalie says

    They should really keep this show ! This show is so different and funny, that it grabs you the first second you watch it. The Cast is Hilarious and the premise of the show is soooo funny. I would be really sad if this got cancelled , So please DON’T ! :-) :-)

  8. yvette says

    Hilarious! Love it! This show is so funny. My son and I look forward to it every week. Clorice leachman is a hoot! I hope they keep it. Crazy crazy family, but you can feel the love.

  9. karen says

    I look forward to watching this show every Tuesday. The cast is perfect. The situations are bizarre but everything is done with a good spirit and heart. I hope this show goes on for a long time-like All in the Family! Please keep.

  10. shannon says

    I waited for at least 2 months for this show to finally come on. It was totally worth the wait! It is one of the funniest shows that I have seen, and my whole family loves it. It’s original, and many families can probably relate with their family, and/or situation.

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