The ratings for America’s Funniest Home Videos have been dropping for years and host Tom Bergeron has announced that this will be his final season as host. Will the clip show be cancelled after 25 seasons or will it be renewed for season 26? Stay tuned.
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.
5/8 update: ABC has renewed AFV for a 26th season.
Final season averages: 1.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.14 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The 24th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.4 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 America’s Funniest Home Videos TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 26th season?