During the regular 2019-20 television season, the FOX network launched eight new TV series and cancelled just two of them. That ratio isn’t typical. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 season will be unlike any other in television history. How many TV shows will be cancelled or renewed this time? Stay tuned.
How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better the chances a show has of surviving.
FOX shows this season (so far): 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Bless the Harts, Bob’s Burgers, Call Me Kat, Cherries Wild, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, Crime Scene Kitchen, Duncanville, Family Guy, Fantasy Island, Filthy Rich, Game of Talents, The Great North, Hell’s Kitchen, Holmes Family Effect, I Can See Your Voice, LA’s Finest, Last Man Standing, Let’s Be Real, The Masked Dancer, The Masked Singer, MasterChef, Mental Samurai, The Moodys, Name That Tune, neXt, Prodigal Son, The Resident, and The Simpsons.
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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.
Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Older viewers also matter but younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach. Delayed viewing matters more and more these days (if commercials are watched) but live viewing is still advertisers’ ideal.
Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking. The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays and Saturdays, nights when TV viewership is lower.
What do you think? Which shows are you rooting for? Which one isn’t as big a hit as you thought? Are you hoping any series will get cancelled to make room for something else?
Cancel Housebroken and The Great North. Disgusting shows not worthy of TV.
Goodbye Prodigal son so good look forward watching catch up ridiculous ending.
Cancelling PRODIGAL SON is Another of your HUGE MISTAKES!
I guess you rely on Cartoon series. SAD.
Goodbye last man standing one of the best comedian Tim Allen truly amazing cast love it and enjoy it.
Please renewed another season Prodigal son so good look forward every episode. Every Tuesday night interesting better the following Kevin Bacon horror tv show love it. Please boost your ratings for it too. Call me Kat so funny renewed another season.
Saying good bye to “Last Man Standing”is like saying good bye to family, Boo Hoo. My heart is sad.
Recreate 24 and have the largest audience
PLEASE DO NOT cancel 9-1-1 Lonestar and PLEASE DO NOT kill off Grace and Judd or any other characters they are all family and the show would not be the same without any of them. This is my favorite show, I even miss the hockey game to watch it. Go Leafs Go!
Renewed: 911+911 LS, The Resident.
Cancelled: Call Me Kat, Prodigal Son, Bless the Harts
The junkyard killer was my favorite storyline for Prodigal Son, but the overarching arc is my favorite storyline of all. Even though I don’t generally like the other procedural stories as much, I always finish each episode thinking, “damn, that was so good!” It’s because the arc is amazing. 🙂
Prodigal Son should be renewed and have higher ratings! Best show on Fox.
Thank you agree with me love Prodigal son too so good definitely like better audience for this show specially. Love Call me kat, Last Man Standing too.
While I still watch Last Man Standing, I don’t think it’s anywhere near as good as it used to be when it was on ABC.
i do enjoy Prodigal Son. The dad is the best part of the show. Although I like the chemistry between Malcolm and the coroner better than I do with the detective.
Too popular. As long as people keep watching it will never be cancelled. It actually gets higher ratings than every show on CBS.
Name that tune is horrible. Please cancel it.
Considering the fact a lot of us faithful CBS viewers
can’t get our shows right now because of network and
provider disputes and have been scrambling to try and watch our favorite shows by streaming them on our mobile devices, of course viewer percentages are
going to be way down !!!!!!!!
It is totally unfair the way these shows are calculated to begin with and to judge wether they sink or swim !!!!!
The CBS Network and the various television providers need to get their crap together and give
the viewers their shows back NOW !!!!!!!!
Won’t watch Big Sky since they killed off Ryan phillips