After seven seasons, Parks and Recreation is coming to an end. The NBC sitcom has never been a big hit but the ratings took an especially big dip last season — falling nearly 30% in the 18-49 demographic. Will the series end its run with strong ratings or should it have been cancelled last year? Stay tuned.
In the final season, Parks and Recreation moves forward three years into the future to see what has become of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her former/present co-workers in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. The rest of the cast includes Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, and Retta.
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.
Final season averages: 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.33 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of Parks and Recreation averaged a 1.2 rating in the demo and 2.94 million viewers.
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.
What do you think? Do you still like the Parks and Recreation TV series? Do you you think it should end? Would you have watched an eigth season?