Last year, while The Good Place TV show dropped some in the Nielsen ratings and slipped from its heavenly perch as a top-five scripted NBC TV series, it managed to remain in the top-10. Can the afterlife comedy regain some of its audience in the third season, or will it continue its downward slide to cancellation Hell? Will The Good Place be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
An NBC sitcom, The Good Place stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden. Kirby Howell-Baptiste recurs in season three. The series centers on Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell) who, after dying, mistakenly ends up in The Good Place — instead of The Bad Place — where she truly belongs. Along with fellow lost souls, indecisive philosopher Chidi Anagonye (Harper), shallow socialite Tahani Al-Jamil (Jamil), and blundering Blake Bortles super-fan, Jason Mendoza (Jacinto), Eleanor tries to find the good person within.
After pleading their case to the Judge (Maya Rudolph) in the season two finale, the gang is given a second shot a living a good life. Season three finds them back on Earth. Separated and retaining no memory of one another their task seems insurmountable until they get a little help from Good Place architect Michael (Danson) who, along with not-a-robot Janet (Carden), is watching over them from afar.
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 second season of The Good Place on NBC averaged a 1.14 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 3.879 million viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 Good Place TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on NBC?
**12/4/2018 Status Update: The Good Place is renewed for season four on NBC. Details here.