The Simpsons: Season 25 Ratings

The Simpsons ratingsThe longest-running scripted TV series IN primetime, The Simpsons has remained one of FOX‘s top-rated shows. Will it ever be cancelled? Will it be renewed for a 26th season soon? Will it ever end? Stay tuned!

On The Simpsons, the yellow family that never gets older continues to wreak their own kind of havoc on the strange town of Springfield. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer.

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 — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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10/4 update: FOX has renewed The Simpsons for season 26.

Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.02 million total viewers.

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Last year comparison: The 24th season of The Simpsons averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.41 million total viewers.

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Note: 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. 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 still like The Simpsons TV series? Do you think it should ever be cancelled?

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11 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. raj says

    I think the ratings for episode 9 is incorrect. According to (and its source:, it received 12.04 million total viewers, not 9.74 mil. And the seasonal average should be 5.02 mil, not 4.91 after accounting for episode 9.

  2. Jim J. says

    I know people here have complained about reality shows replacing a good scripted TV show which is cancelled. If a good live-action scripted TV show is cancelled, we also have to be stuck with long-running animated “floating timeline” shows, who often have to have longer original runs than live-action scripted shows. “The Simpsons” is an example of such a show.

    The fact is, regardless of its ratings and impact, no one scripted TV show’s original run can really last forever, and they have to come to a close sooner or later. The longer “The Simpsons” remains a first-run series, the more it is seen as an obstacle in building brand-new shows.

    While its ratings are still quite healthy, I still think “The Simpsons” needs to just bow out gracefully sooner rather than later, probably at the end of the 26th season. Fill its timeslot with a completely new animated show that can or may be built and pushed to the top.

      • Jim J. says

        A difference is “The Simpsons”‘s main cast was essentially the same throughout its entire 25+-year run. There have been 12 “Dr. Who”s over the past 50 years.

          • Jim J. says

            The deal is that, every time an actor playing the title character of Dr. Who gets replaced by another actor, the Doctor “regenerates”, via changing his appearance and personality.

            On topic, if The Simpsons ever ends its original run, they should do it with all six of the main voice cast still alive and going on to other projects afterwards. Too bad about Marcia Wallace passing away (she wasn’t part of the “main voice cast”, though.

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