After a short freshman season of lackluster ratings, it was something of a surprise the Child Support TV show wasn’t cancelled by ABC. Now that the unusual game show is back for a second season, can it build up its audience and secure its place on the Alphabet Network‘s TGIF lineup? Will Child Support be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
Fred Savage, who came to fame as one of TV’s most endearing kids on The Wonder Years hosts Child Support, which was created by Ricky Gervais. Adult players have to answer ten questions correctly, in order to win the top prize of $200,000. When the grownups give the wrong answer, that’s when five cute and funny kids ride to the rescue. Gervais has asked the children the same thing. If they are able to supply the correct response, their support saves the adults.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
12/15 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The first season of Child Support on ABC averaged a 0.73 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.742 million 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 like the Child Support TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*Update: ABC has cancelled the Child Support TV show so there won’t be a third season.
This show is not good. It portrays children farting, burping and picking and eating their boogers. Some do not speak well making it hard to understand them.
You are so right. It is really a boring show. That’s why the ratings are so low.
Love this show. N great family view with lots of laughs yes for season 3 !!!!!!!!!
Loved this show, im hopeful for season 3. Every week I looked forward to Ricky and the kids.
I looked forward to watching child support each week! Please renew it! It’s a great show!
My husband and I love Child Support! I just lost my mom and have been dealing with so much grief – this show makes me smile and laugh and let’s me get away from that grief for a little while, and my husband and I love answering the questions and Ricky and Fred are wonderful. PLEASE renew for season 3!!
PLEASE RE-NEW CHILD SUPPORT A GOOD SHOW !!!
We love to watch this show, keep it going
I really like the show and enjoy watching the contestants and the kids. I work a lot at nights and miss most of the episodes. I didnt know about this show and found it by accident scanning the channels for something to watch. It is one of the best shows on tv today hope it is renewed for a third season.
We love this show! Good, clean family tv. Hoping for another season!
Child Support is such a fun show, and I think it’s a good family oriented program. I hope ABC gives it the thumbs up for a third season.
A question tonight was misleading. What int he US is referred to as pee wee, large and jumbo? Eggs – Not in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I am 68 years old and married for 40 years. I have NEVER seen pee wee eggs! We have extra small (rarely) ,small, large, extra large and jumbo. I, too, would have missed this one. Bad!!!
I don’t know why Child Support was renewed in the first place. It’s a decent show, but it didn’t do too well in the ratings the first time around, and now the ratings are even lower than before. And for the second season, the only change they made was allowing eliminated contestants to still leave with some money. They didn’t even cut out the discussion segments with the children, during answers that the contestant got correct (to speed up the format).
I think ABC should just bring back The Mole or DUEL at this rate…