The 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.
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.
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?