FOX continues to have success with its animated series so ABC has decided to give the genre another try. So, how is The Goode Family faring?
Co-created by King of the Hill’s Mike Judge, The Goode Family is an animated series that revolves around a family that’s obsessed about being “green” and living a politically correct lifestyle. The show stars the voice talent of Judge, David Herman, Nancy Carell, Linda Cardellini, and Brian Doyle Murray.
The series debuted on May 27th to mixed reviews and disappointing ratings. Only 3.93 million people tuned in with a 1.6/5 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. That put the animated premiere in fourth place in total viewers and in third place in the coveted demo. What’s more, the show lost 57% of lead-in Wipeout’s audience.
For week two, ABC ran a pair of episodes and both performed poorly. Episode two attracted just 3.17 million viewers and a 1.2/4 in the demo. The next installment of Goode Family dropped to a disastrous 2.16 million and a 0.9/3 rating/share. Both were in fourth place in total viewership and in the key demographic.
Even for Summer ratings, these numbers are terrible for a major network. As a result, ABC has pulled the sitcom from Wednesday nights effective immediately. An extra episode of Wipeout will fill in on June 10th. The second season of I Survived a Japanese Game Show will return earlier than planned and will step in to Wednesday nights after that.
ABC is shifting Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia to low-traffic Friday night timeslots. They’ll start airing there beginning June 12th.
Based on its poor showings, it’s impossible to imagine that Goode Family will be asked back for a second season.
But, what do you think? Is Goode Family worth keeping or should it have been cancelled already?
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