Last season, the ratings for the Mom TV show on CBS actually rose. Thanks to its demo numbers, the comedy was a top-three scripted series and ranked seventh in terms of average total audience size. Last fall, we were wondering if the series was on its way out. Now, we’re kicking off the sixth season wondering how long the Plunketts’ story will continue. Will Mom be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned.
A CBS sitcom, Mom stars Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, and William Fichtner. The series centers on Christy (Faris), a single mom in recovery who has moved back in with her own single mother, Bonnie (Janney), who’s also in recovery. Bonnie’s attempts to make up for her failings can try Christy’s patience. After all, she’s working on her relationships with her own kids, as well as working toward a new career. Meanwhile, Bonnie is learning how to forge healthy relationships and still wonders what she’ll be when she grows up. Together, and with the help of AA, Christy and Bonnie spot one another along the road to recovery.
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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For comparisons: The fifth season of Mom on CBS averaged a 1.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.760 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 Mom TV show? Should this CBS TV series be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?