There was some uproar about ABC’s new family comedy, The Real O’Neals, months before the TV show even premiered. Could this controversy end up helping the series attract big ratings or will it keep people away? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
A single-camera sitcom, The Real O’Neals revolves around an Irish Catholic family that seems to be living an idyllic life. After the middle son comes out of the closet, the rest of the family members come clean with their own secrets and start to live their lives more authentically. The show stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like The Real O’Neals TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for second season?