ABC has had very mixed success launching new sitcoms on Wednesday nights. Will Back in the Game be a ratings hit or will it be cancelled after one season? We’ll have to wait and see how things go.
Back in the Game follows a single mother (Maggie Lawson) and her son (Griffin Gluck) who move in with her gruff father (James Caan). Despite having no experience, the boy desperately wants to play baseball so his mom, a former All Star, gets roped into coaching a new team of misfits. Others in the cast are Lenora Crichlow, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth, and Brandon Salgado.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
11/2 update: ABC has cancelled this sitcom but all 13 episodes are expected to air.
12/12 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings in context.
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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 Back in the Game TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?
Just got a chance to watch the whole season. What a great show!!!! Excellent humor and good lessons for all ages to learn. James Caan is great as usual. Loved all the characters. Made me remember the movie “The Bad News Bears”. I think the problem they had with getting more viewers was, there were a few PG moments that maybe made parents not allow their children to watch the show and not enough PG moments to keep the attention of an older crowd. I think a tweak in going more in one of those directions and this show would… Read more »
I don’t get it these ratings are better than other ABC shows that were renewed..
I also thought this was a great show and should not be cancelled! I love the humor & interactions between all the characters. Please bring it back, ABC!