It’s not Mother’s Day yet, but CBS had renewed its Mom TV show for a sixth season. The dysfunctional family comedy was never in any real cancellation danger. It not only remains a strong Nielsen ratings performer for the Tiffany Network — its ratings even improved in season five, so the early renewal makes sense.
A CBS sitcom, Mom stars Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, 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. Together, and with the help of AA, Christy and Bonnie spot one another along their sometimes rocky road.
Mom: A Look at the Ratings
The fifth season of Mom is averaging a 1.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.811 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s up by 3.5% in the demo and up by 17% in viewership. Out of the 22 scripted CBS TV shows we’re tracking, Mom ranks third when sorted by demo performance and seventh in terms of total audience size.
For more, check out this CBS press release on the Mom season six renewal.
CBS RENEWS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY “MOM” FOR A SIXTH SEASON
CBS announced today that it has renewed the critically acclaimed MOM for the 2018-2019 season. The comedy starring Anna Faris and Academy and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, which recently celebrated its 100thepisode, is being picked up for a sixth season, joining other hit shows from CBS’ powerhouse Thursday night lineup, THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON and S.W.A.T., in being renewed for next year.
“MOM has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed. With gifted talents like Anna and Allison leading a great ensemble cast, and a production team headed by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay and Gemma Baker, this series just keeps getting better.”
MOM is currently averaging over 11 million viewers and is the third most-watched comedy in broadcast television (behind only CBS’ THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON) and is a top 5 comedy among both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
MOM premiered on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 and moved to Thursdays at the start of Season 2. Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall and William Fichtner also star. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers are Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Nick Bakay. The series was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker.
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