Last year, The CW aired Penn & Teller: Fool Us — a UK series that had run for nine episodes in 2011. Surprisingly, the network decided to put the show back into production for a second season. Will the ratings be good enough for a third season renewal or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Jonathan Ross, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians as they perform their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. If they can fool the duo, they 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 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.
8/11 update: The CW has ordered another season. Details here.
10/6 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The first season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us averaged a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.67 million 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 like the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
So happy that penn an teller will be back it’s a awesome show thanks for renewing
We love Penn and Teller. Please renew.
My whole family loves this magic show . We watch it live AND record it to watch again.. It is both entertaining and wholesome.
We need another season at the least. They are great!!
Superby entertaining show. These guys are fantastic.
Great show! MUCH better the “Masters of Illusion”. Better quality acts and more entertaining IMO. It needs a catchier name maybe. Penn and Teller FU never did it for me. The trophy looks lame too with FU on it. maybe the obvious alternate meeting was an intentional tongue and cheek joke but it doesn’t work for me.
Hi, This is a eat sow and needs to be renewed, thanks.
Great Show!,Keep it Comming.
I am delighted with “Fool Us”. It is different from most magicians shows. You are not just seeing the magic, like “Masters of Illusion”, you are seeing a sort of analysis from Penn & Teller. I find the show to be entertaining and hope it will continue. To me, it is a show that deserves renewal..
Show is very entertaining. Most people I’ve talk too say they would watch however didn’t know it is on T.V.
Of magician acts I’ve seen, Penn and Teller for me are the most difficult to watch. I don’t enjoy their antics or attitude. Perhaps it is because they have become too successful; perhaps it’s that I enjoy watching the grittiness of those still striving to succeed. P&T are not the worst, but I wouldn’t say they are the best magicians either.
Love it. How do I get tickets?
I think that practically anything P & T affiliate themselves with will be successful … I missed the 1st new episode but I’m definitely watching the next one. Here’s to success, my opinion, thanks …
I glad you will be watching. i will be on the 4th episode.
I absolutely love this show for so many reasons! First and foremost it’s the best family show I have ever shared with my 3 children (5yrs, 7yrs, 12yrs) and husband. We actually planned a special family dinner with a Magic theme before the show started! My children love magic and Penn and Teller just make it so much more fun with their jokes and crazy behavior. My kids take turns playing Penn and Teller and it’s quite entertaining. We have tried watching many magic shows let alone other family oriented shows (very few) before but NOTHING has ever achieved what… Read more »