We’ve seen lots of comedy and drama series centered around schools over the years. Some have performed well and had healthy runs while others have been quickly cancelled. How will Abbott Elementary do in the ratings for ABC? Will this comedy be renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A workplace mockumentary series, the Abbott Elementary TV show stars series creator Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The story follows a group of dedicated, passionate teachers (as well as a slightly tone-deaf principal) as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
4/13 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Abbott Elementary TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*3/15/22 update: Abbott Elementary has been renewed for a second season on ABC.