Alfonso Ribeiro has been hosting ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos TV show for a couple of seasons, now. And while the ratings haven’t soared, they also haven’t fallen sharply enough to get it cancelled. Since an unscripted program like this costs less to produce than a sitcom or drama, how low can this series’ Nielsen numbers go? Will America’s Funniest Home Videos be cancelled or renewed for season 29? Stay tuned.
Executive produced by Vin Di Bona and Michele Nasraway, America’s Funniest Home Videos is ABC‘s longest running primetime entertainment show. Previous hosts include Tom Bergeron, D.L. Hughley and Richard Kind, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes, and the original host, Bob Saget. Regular people submit amateur videos featuring their boo boos and blunders to the competition, in hopes the studio audience will award them cash and other prizes. **Status update, below.
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.
5/21 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The 27th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos averaged a 0.93 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.068 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 series? Should this ABC TV show be cancelled or renewed for a 29th season?
**3/13/2018 update: America’s Funniest Home Videos was renewed for season 29 on ABC. Details here.