At the beginning of the 2017-18 television season, the Alphabet network introduced just one new comedy, The Mayor, which was cancelled midway into season one, due to low ratings. Now the Splitting Up Together TV show has made its debut on ABC. Does star Jenna Fischer still have a little of that Nielsen ratings magic left over from The Office? Will Splitting Up Together be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A family sitcom, based on a Danish TV series, Splitting Up Together stars Fischer, along with Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, Sander Thomas and Kelsey Asbille. The ABC TV series centers on a married couple, Lena (Fischer) and Martin (Hudson), who have lost that lovin’ feeling. Having arrived at the conclusion that everyone would be happier if they divorced, Lena and Martin decide to pull the plug, but to minimize the impact on their three kids, they’re “bird nesting.” The parent who is on-duty in a given week lives in the house, with the children, while the other decamps to the garage. Once they’re apart, they begin to see their own failures and the other’s contributions. Splitting up together, like this, just might reignite their love.
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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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 Splitting Up Together TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?