ABC has struggled to establish Tuesday comedy series but Fresh Off the Boat has survived. The show was renewed for a third season, despite a sizable decline in the ratings. Will the numbers continue to fall? Will it be cancelled or, is it sure to be renewed for a fourth season so there will be enough episodes for syndication? Stay tuned.
Taking place in the ’90s, Fresh Off the Boat follows a Taiwanese family that moves from DC’s Chinatown to Orlando in Florida. Pursuing the American Dream, the parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu) open a steak restaurant. They and their kids (Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) experience some serious culture shock along the way. Additional castmembers include Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp, and Ray Wise.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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.
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Last year comparison: The second season of Fresh Off the Boat averaged a 1.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.44 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 Fresh Off the Boat TV series on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?