Two years ago, the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show dropped significantly in the ratings, but last year, it rose a bit in both the key demo and audience size. Can it continue to work its Nielsen ratings magic in the fifth season? Will Penn & Teller: Fool Us be cancelled or renewed for season six? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CW magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act.
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 fourth season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us averaged a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.474 million total viewers.
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 Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on The CW?