What’s next for Peter Griffin and family? Is the Family Guy TV show cancelled or renewed for a 17th season on FOX? The television vulture is watching all TV series cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Family Guy, season 17. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
An animated comedy airing on the FOX television network, Family Guy follows stereotypical sitcom dad Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane). Overweight and a bit dim, Peter is close to his kids, despite being a heavy drinker. A piano teacher, wife Lois (Alex Borstein) is a stay-at-home mother and usually the impatient voice of reason. An outcast at school, 18-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis) is the family’s preferred dumping ground. Overweight like his dad, 13-year-old Chris (Seth Green) is socially awkward and clueless, especially when it comes to women. The baby of the family, one-year-old Stewie (MacFarlane) is diabolically clever, if sexually confused. Rounding out the Griffin family is their dog Brian (MacFarlane). A ladies’ man who is particularly devoted to Lois, Brian is about one step away from AA.
Season 16 Ratings
The 16th season of Family Guy is averaged a 1.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.41 million viewers. Compared to season 15, that’s down by 10% in the demo and down by 4% in viewership. Find out how Family Guy stacks up against the other FOX TV shows.
While Family Guy’s performance has faded some over the years, the show has remained a top 10 performer in the demo for FOX. Animated shows are usually cheaper to produce than live-action series and this one makes boatloads of cash in syndication. While it is too early to use the ratings to predict whether FOX will cancel or renew Family Guy for season 17, that’s where my money is. Still, I’ll keep a hungry eye on the Nielsens and will update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free updates on any Family Guy cancellation or renewal news.
2/12/2019 Status Update: Family Guy has been renewed for season 17 on FOX. Details here.
Family Guy Cancellation & Renewal Related Links
- TV show ratings are still important. Follow the Family Guy weekly ups and downs.
- How do this show’s ratings compare to other network TV shows?
- Check out our lists of already cancelled and ended TV shows.
What do you think? Did you think the Family Guy TV show would be renewed for a 17th season? How would you feel if FOX had cancelled this TV show, instead?