FOX cancelled Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? back in 2009 after three seasons. Now, they’ve decided to bring it back. Will it be a ratings hit once again or a flop? Will it be renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.
On Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, host Jeff Foxworthy quizzes adult contestants with 10 questions that are taken from elementary school textbooks. Players can win up to $1,000,000 and can get some help if needed from one of six school-age cast members.
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Reference point: The third season premiere of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (which aired on Friday, September 5, 2008) averaged a 1.7 rating in the demo with 6.64 million.
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 like the Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
Don’t cancel this show, its one of the best game shows out there. Anybody out there saying they don’t like it, are just too dumb to answer the questions.
Should be a daytime show.
Why shouldn’t heavy TV viewers love this show. Those who watch hours of TV daily likely have this level of intelligence rather than searching out more intellectual endeavors.
I hate this show. Always have.
This is a great show and easy to follow.
Fox, are you serious you cancel BACKSTROM and bring this show back!!! Well we know someone at FOX is NOT Smarter than a 5th grader!!! Just plain Stupid! We should reward your STUPIDITY by BOYCOTTING your SPONSORS!!!!