Last season, New Girl dropped in the ratings — but not nearly as much as many other FOX shows. Will this quirky sitcom remain a bright spot on the network’s schedule. Is it essentially guaranteed a fifth season renewal (because of syndication profits) or could it actually be cancelled? Stay tuned.
New Girl revolves around free-spirited educator Jess (Zooey Deschanel), her four single male friends (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Damon Wayans Jr.), and her childhood best friend who’s now a model (Hannah Simone).
The higher a show’s ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
3/31 update: FOX has renewed New Girl for a fifth season.
Final season averages: 1.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.72 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
Last year comparison: The third season of New Girl averaged a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.31 million total viewers.
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 still like the New Girl TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?