The basis of Kids Say the Darndest Things has been around for more than 70 years. How will this new version of the series perform in the ratings on ABC? Does it still work? Will Kids Say the Darndest Things be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An improv/sketch comedy series, Kids Say the Darndest Things is based on the CBS program that was hosted by comic Bill Cosby (1998-2000). That series was based on a feature of Art Linkletter’s House Party radio show (1945-67) and the television program that followed, Art Linkletter’s House Party (1952-69). In the reimagined format, in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country are played out in front of a live studio audience. Host Tiffany Haddish interacts with real kids who often have their own innocently entertaining points of view. Each episode includes several different segments with children with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives.
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.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Kids Say the Darndest Things TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*12/18/20 update: Kids Say the Darndest Things was cancelled by ABC but was later revived by CBS.
Cancelled, it has too many bad reference for kids that age! And it looks and sounds scripted.
I hope this show will not be cancelled I enjoy it very much I think tiffany is very good kids r funnyly
No, KSTDT should NOT be renewed. It’s more about the hostess than about the kids. It seems to me that many scenes are scripted. Art Linkletter must be spinning in his grave.
Host Tiffany uses the show more for self-promotion than focus on kids.
It’s boring show
We enjoy this show, it’s nice to watch, laugh, laugh and laugh some more. Laughter is good for everyone. The kids are adorable and certainly do say the funniest things. Love it.
PLEASE CANCEL THIS! It’s awful & I’m old enough to remember the original with Art Linkletter. This is not in the least the same or even good tv viewing.
Horrible, trashy, and in poor taste. We will NOT be watching it. It is not family friendly! Bring back the original one that was done in a classy way. Show some class ABC. We don’t need to sexualize everything. Keep it funny without going there.
ABC has a habit of keeping really awful programs & I can’t imagine why! There are only 3 shows we watch on ABC & this certainly is NOT one of them.
The first show was a disaster. The kids were urged to bolster Tiffany’s giant ego. The kids were merely props in her self-aggrandizing theatrics. Hopefully the youngsters will be allowed to shine on future episodes.