After eight seasons, there’s just as much drama in the Heck household. Has the The Middle TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of season nine of The Middle. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Set in Orson, Indiana, The Middle TV show revolves around the five members of the middle-class Heck family. It’s headed by quarry manager Mike (Neil Flynn) and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. They do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids — lazy Axl (Charlie McDermott), awkward Sue (Eden Sher), and Brick (Atticus Shaffer), the intelligent yet odd youngest son. The program airs on the ABC television network.
Season Eight Ratings
The eighth season of The Middle averaged a 1.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic with about 6.04 million viewers. Compared to season seven, that’s down by 22% in the demo and down by 18% in terms of total viewers. Compare The Middle’s performance against the other ABC TV shows.
The ratings have come down a little but The Middle continues to do well for ABC. This season, this sitcom helped the network cement their second night of comedy and that’s no easy feat. The network had previously said they were negotiating for a ninth season, and now ABC has renewed The Middle for season nine. The Heck family will be back in the 2017-18 television season.
8/2 update: There will be no season 10 of The Middle. The upcoming ninth season will be the final installment. Details here.
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