During season one on ABC, the Speechless TV show was a top-five ratings performer in the 18-49 demo and in the top 10, in terms of total audience size. Can this comedy retain or even build up its audience in its second season? Will Speechless be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A family sitcom, Speechless, stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. Maya DiMeo (Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her family: husband Jimmy (Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager JJ (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. In the second season on ABC, the kids are sailing uncharted waters; they are going to continue at the same school they attended, last year. Now this family needs to balance fun with the responsibility of taking on roles in their community.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The first season of Speechless on ABC averaged a 1.55 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 5.380 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 Speechless TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC?