Last summer, ABC revived To Tell the Truth and other classic game shows. They did well enough in the ratings to be renewed. This time around, the network is airing To Tell the Truth during the regular television season, when there’s a lot more competition. How will the game show perform this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this version of To Tell the Truth features a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job, or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. Panelists this season include Jalen Rose, Ashley Graham, Angela Kinsey, Donald Faison, Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron, Sherri Shepherd, Kal Penn, Justin Long, Nikki Glaser, Adam Rodriguez, Ross Mathews, Iliza Shlesinger, Cedric the Entertainer, Martha Plimpton, and Jamie Chung. Anderson’s mother, Doris, returns to add her own commentary.
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 around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The first season of this ABC version of To Tell the Truth averaged a 1.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.70 million viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the To Tell the Truth TV series on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
5/16 update: ABC has renewed To Tell the Truth for season three. Details here.