Although the Family Guy TV show dropped in the ratings yet again last year, thanks to its demo ratings, it ranked as the sixth best performer among scripted FOX TV series. Now the Seth MacFarlane sitcom is back for a 16th season, and in February of 2018, showrunner Rich Appel signed a new three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Right now, this program’s chances are looking better than not, but will Family Guy be cancelled or renewed for season 17? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A FOX animated comedy, Family Guy centers on overweight, hard-drinking, husband and father Peter Griffin, his family and friends, and their crazy mishaps in Quahog, Rhode Island. The voice cast includes MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.
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.
2/11 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The 15th season of Family Guy averaged a 1.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.496 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 Family Guy TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a 17th season on FOX?
**2/12/2019 Status Update: Family Guy has been renewed for season 17 on FOX. Details here.