Sean Saves the World: Season One Ratings

sean saves the world TV show ratingsSean Hayes was part of NBC‘s hit Will & Grace sitcom on Thursday nights. Will Sean Saves the World be a ratings success as well or will it be cancelled after one season instead? We shall see.

Sean Saves the World revolves around a single gay man (Hayes) who had a hard time juggling his work and his overbearing mom (Linda Lavin) even before his teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) came to live with him. The rest of the cast includes Megan Hilty, Echo Kellum, and Thomas Lennon.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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11/08 update: NBC has ordered five more episodes.

01/28 update: NBC has shut down production and cancelled this series.

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These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Sean Saves the World TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for second season?

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  1. Boys3 says

    I loved Sean Saves the World. I suppose im in the wrong age group to even WATCH TV any longer! I do enjoy an occasional reality based show…..if you can even call them reality? I’ve actually figured out & agree with the previous post on the whole $ “bottom line” the scripted shows are what my “age” group enjoy. Sean saves the World is hilariously funny! I knew I would love it because I loved Sean in Will & Grace. I wasn’t disappointed either! There is NO COMPARISON between this show & a reality show to me! Or better yet, throw in some zombies to get me to watch your network. Why can’t we just sit down & watch a show that we know is gonna result in us laughing our asses off?!?! Wrong age group I guess?!

  2. Carol says

    do the rating even count all the people who watch it for free, or just people who pay? This was a good show, just the way it is. I hate reality TV, sports, and predictable cop shows.

    This one was good. Please bring it back

    • Elle says

      To answer your question about how they gauge audiences and “success” and viability of show …it doesn’t matter if you watch it on Hulu, dvr, cable satellite or any method at ALL! The ratings are a sample of Nielsen families. In essence they send out a Nielsen system to a random household who them reports what they watch. Then the family is required to report results in a very very short time frame and then the nielsens segment out how many of those who watched are 18-24 years old consumers, then how many were 24 to 35, then 36-44 years olds watched and so on. It’s not based on the REAL people or numbers who watch. So if they have 1200 Nielsen families and 10% overall watched Sean Hayes show, the networks would examine how many we 18-24 year old people. Because they find that this group is the most consumerist…in other words buy a lot of random crap they can sell a lot of advertising to companies who find that specific audience to be spenders while I’m a broad way ,,,, if I am 48 and the companies that buy advertising see that I am most like who is watching Sean Hayes show.,, they don’t care if I am a rabid watcher because they are chasing teenybopper money and not people who may be a big spender on crap too. The networks essentially put a fishing lure into the stream of endless television fishing around to lure and hook the attention of viewers most appealing to the advertisers the networks is attempting to charge huge sums if money for ads. No one cares about content of tv or quality of tv or who is really interested. It’s why you see so many shows cancelled anymore while they throw new crappy bait into the water hoping to catch fish. Ratings are based on a sample and not real household numbers of those who watch. It’s essentially skewed over ad dollars. Finally. You will notice more and more “capsule” shows like true detective on hbo or the new Fargo ten episode series which essentially are like the mini series if the old days. The make a show designed for a limited run to capture the fervor of the public. They also don’t have to deal with talent…actors like those in friends for example, who perform on shows that successfully yield good Nielsen audiences. When shows like friends become popular and the actors can demand more money it puts the production company and network at a disadvantage because they want to keep money for the bottom line and not waste it on talent or trying to please the average viewer. It’s all about how much money they can yield. Shows like reality shows cost a fraction of what is needed with sets, writers, scrips, hair and makeup etc so again it’s never about the quality of the show or appeal or public interest… It’s big business and money is the ruler of the old fishing hole. Did I work in tv and advertising for 30+ years and become cynical. You bet. The system is broken. Tv like Sean Hayes show gets abandoned in the name of profit with no acknowledging talent and the warm fuzzy feelings and perception of a real viewer audience. Sorry so long. You seemed genuinely curious. Elly

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