While it still dropped in the demo last year, after changing its name from The Great Holiday Baking Show to The Great American Baking Show, this series drew a larger audience in its second season on ABC. Although host-judge Johnny Iuzzini is returning for the third season, Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez, and Mary Berry are no longer series regulars. How will the audience respond to these changes? Will The Great American Baking Show be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. **See update at the bottom of the page.
An ABC reality TV show competition, The Great American Baking Show is a US adaptation of The Great British Bake Off. The series features bakers from around the country going head to head in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations, with the goal of being crowned “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” In season three, Paul Hollywood will judge with Iuzzini. They’re joined by new host-judges Ayesha Curry and Anthony ‘Spice’ Adams.
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.
12/8 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The second season of The Great Holiday Baking Show averaged a 0.96 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.394 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 like The Great American Baking Show TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC?
**12/14 update: ABC has cancelled the rest of the third season of The Great American Baking Show. Details here.