Although, last season, its demo numbers were similar to those that saw Last Man Standing cancelled, and it drew a similar total number of viewers to cancelled ABC sitcoms Dr Ken and Downward Dog, the Fresh Off the Boat TV show managed to land a fourth season renewal from the Alphabet Network. There are already 60 episodes in the can, so after this installment, it will have a decent sized syndication package. Could this be the end for the Huang family? Will Fresh Off the Boat be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC comedy, Fresh Off the Boat stars Hudson Yang, Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chesley Crisp, and Ray Wise. Set in the 1990s, the sitcom centers on Eddie Huang (Yang), his parents Louis and Jessica (Park and Wu), brothers Emery (Wheeler) and Evan (Chen), and grandmother Jenny (Soong). Now that they’ve been there for a few years, the Huangs have acclimated themselves to Orlando living. Still, they kick off the fourth season boarding with Honey (Crisp) and Marvin (Wise), as they continue to pursue the American Dream.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The third season of Fresh Off the Boat averaged a 1.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.943 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? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?