AFV has been on the air since 1990, so it’s one of the longest-running primetime shows on network television. Despite having been on the air for more than three decades, it still outperforms lots of other scripted and unscripted shows on ABC. Is America’s Funniest Home Videos sure to be renewed for a 34th season, or is there still a chance that the show will be cancelled? Stay tuned.
A comedy series, America’s Funniest Home Videos is the alphabet network’s longest-running primetime entertainment show and is currently hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. For the series, regular people submit comic clips that capture the funny things that happen when people and animals are at their spontaneous best. The studio audience decides which clips they like the best and each week’s first place winner is awarded $20,000. Those winners then move on to the next competition round where they vie for a $100,000 prize. At the end of the season, the $100,000 prize winners compete for a grand prize vacation package. The show has given away more than $16 million in prize money. Previous show hosts have included Tom Bergeron, D.L. Hughley, and Richard Kind, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes, and the original host, Bob Saget.
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 of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 32 of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC averaged a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.72 million viewers.
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 America’s Funniest Home Videos TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 34th season?