Last year, NBC revived their twice-cancelled competition Last Comic Standing for an eighth season of 13 episodes. The ratings were good enough to earn a ninth season renewal, albeit with fewer episodes this time. Will the series be renewed for a 10th season or, will it be cancelled once again? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Anthony Jeselnik, Last Comic Standing is a talent competition that searches for the funniest comic in the country. The winner receives a prize package worth $250,000, which includes a development deal for their own television show. The judges are Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Norm Macdonald. Executive producer Wanda Sykes serves as a mentor.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: 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.
For comparisons: The eighth season of Last Comic Standing averaged a 1.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.88 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Last Comic Standing TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for a 10th season?