Although its ratings fell yet again last year, the Bob’s Burgers TV show wasn’t cancelled. It was safe, largely because it was already renewed through season eight, but also because so many more expensive FOX comedies and dramas earned even worse numbers. This year, fans don’t have the luxury of knowing its status at the start of the eighth season. Will Bob’s Burgers be cancelled or renewed for season nine? We’ll have to wait and see, so stay tuned.
An animated FOX comedy, Bob’s Burgers centers on Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin). This third generation restaurateur operates Bob’s Burgers with the help of his charming and musical wife, Linda (John Roberts). The couple’s three kids pitch in, too. The awkward Tina (Dan Mintz) is their eldest daughter. Middle child, Gene (Eugene Mirman) is whimsical, if a bit goofy. The clever and even cunning Louise (Kristen Schaal) is their youngest. While Bob has big ideas about burgers, his location is lacking. Meanwhile, the rest of the clan falls short on service. **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 — usually the next day, 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 seventh season of Bob’s Burgers averaged a 0.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.103 million total viewers.
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 still like the Bob’s Burgers TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on FOX?
**3/28/2018 update: Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for season nine on FOX. Details here.