ABC introduced four new sitcoms in the regular 2016-17 television season and cancelled two of them. Along with Speechless, the top-10 rated American Housewife TV show was one of the lucky two. Can it keep on keeping on? Will American Housewife be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *See status update below.
A single-camera family comedy, American Housewife stars Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes, and Ali Wong. The ABC sitcom centers on Katie Otto (Mixon). As an average wife and mother, she prefers to stand apart from Westport CT’s “perfect” parents and their entitled children. Katie’s logic-driven husband, Greg (Bader), supports her efforts as best he can. Together, they try to make sure that their kids, Taylor (Donnelly), Oliver (DiMaggio), and Anna-Kat (Butters) internalize the family’s values, so they don’t end up carbon copies of their neighbors.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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 American Housewife on ABC averaged a 1.43 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.185 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 American Housewife TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC?