ABC had a real tough time finding a companion sitcom to follow Modern Family and many comedies were cancelled along the way. Last season, they found ratings success with Black-ish and it became one of their highest-rated sitcoms. Will it continue to do well and be renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
On Black-ish, patriarch Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) wonders if his success has caused him and his family to lose touch with their roots. The rest of the family is played by Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Laurence Fishburne.
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 around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The first season of Black-ish averaged a 2.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.10 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 like the Black-ish TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?