Sullivan & Son: Season Two Ratings

Sullivan and Son on TBS: canceled or renewed?Last season, Sullivan & Son surprised many by bringing in good ratings for TBS and earned a renewal. Will season two do as well? Will the show be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned to find out!

Airing on Thursday nights, the show showcases the talents of Steve Byrne, Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr., Ahmed Ahmed, and Dan Lauria. There are 10 episodes once again.

Below are the most recent ratings. The list will be updated after each new episode airs.

Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.99 million total viewers.

Episode 02-10: Thursday, 08/22/13
0.8 demo rating (-11% change) with 1.91 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.82 in the demo with 1.99 million.

UPDATE: TBS has ordered a 13 episode third season.

Episode 02-09: Thursday, 08/15/13
0.9 demo rating (0% change) with 1.95 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 0.82 in the demo with 2.00 million.

Episode 02-08: Thursday, 08/08/13
0.9 demo rating (0% change) with 2.14 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.81 in the demo with 2.01 million.

Episode 02-07: Thursday, 08/01/13
0.9 demo rating (+29% change) with 2.24 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 1.99 million.

Episode 02-06: Thursday, 07/25/13
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 1.84 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.78 in the demo with 1.95 million.

Episode 02-05: Thursday, 07/18/13
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 2.05 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 1.97 million.

Episode 02-04: Thursday, 07/11/13
0.7 demo rating (-22% change) with 1.74 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 1.95 million.

Episode 02-03: Thursday, 06/27/13
0.9 demo rating (+29% change) with 2.15 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.83 in the demo with 2.02 million.

Episode 02-02: Thursday, 06/20/13
0.7 demo rating (-22% change) with 1.82 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 1.96 million.

Episode 02-01: Thursday, 06/13/13
0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.10 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.90 in the demo with 2.10 million.

Compared to the start of season two, the debut was down slightly in the demo (vs a 1.0 rating) and down in total viewership (vs 2.50 million).


Reference point: The first season of Sullivan & Son averaged a 0.9 in the demo with 2.20 million total viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Sullivan & Son TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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9 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Bob Richards says

    My new favorite show! I have talked at leat 20 of my friends into watching it! This is the type of show that grows on you once you know all the characters. Best show since the Soprano’s!

  2. donna says

    LOVE THE SHOW AND THINK IT IS ONLY GETTING BETTER–WRITING IS IMPROVING–CUT LOOSE –GO FOR IT –KEEP IT ON!!!

  3. Duane says

    Great show! Brought 3 others to it. We’re over 50 and remember Archie Bunker and his remarks. Would do better with another “new” show like maybe Cox’s comedy they bought. Hard to get a look see when only a 1/2 hour that cuts in. Of course one can tape it-er-DVR it.

  4. Jay says

    One can only hope this show will be cancelled. It’s painfully unfunny.

    Additionally, the tactics TBS uses to build viewership is annoying: “Hiding” it in the middle of a block of Big Bang Theory reruns.

    • suzyku says

      You are so right! This show has zero humor and can’t understand why it deserved a season 2, let alone why they would do a season 3!!!!! They need to cancel it and put it out of it’s misery.

    • Will says

      I couldn’t agree more! It’s so frustrating that they break up the BBT reruns to put this crap on. I would venture to guess that the only reason that Sullivan & Sons has the ratings it has (which aren’t all that impressive to begin with) is because people leave it on so they can watch the 10:30pm EST rerun of BBT. I used to do that but, after watching a couple of episodes, it was so painful to have on even as background noise. I now change the channel when it comes on and set a timer to remind me to switch back so I can watch the last BBT episode of the night. The writing and acting on S&S is so mundane and canned that it’s literally painful to watch. TBS can’t make a decent original sitcom to save their lives!

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