Despite constantly dragging up the Nielsen ratings’ rear, The CW has refrained from cancelling its Crazy Ex-Girlfriend TV show. They even gave it a fourth and final season to complete the story. Now, since it is ending, we don’t have to spend the season wondering if Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be cancelled or renewed for season five. Still, we’re keeping an eye on the ratings, because it helps us figure out the cancellation/renewal chances of other CW TV series. So will Crazy Ex-Girlfriend go out with a whimper or a bang? Stay tuned.
A blackly satirical musical comedy, the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend TV show comes from co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a “tightly wound” Ivy League-educated lawyer. The CW cast also includes Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Scott Michael Foster. After reconnecting with Josh (Rodriguez), her summer camp crush, Rebecca quits a top New York law firm and takes off for California. She’s not following Josh though, as that would be crazy. Season four kicks off with Rebecca having pleaded guilty to a federal offense because she feels compelled to pay for every wrong thing she has ever done.
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.
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For comparisons: The third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW averaged a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 631,000 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 like the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend TV show on The CW? Is it ending at the right time? If it were up to you, would Crazy Ex-Girlfriend be cancelled or renewed for season five?