Fans don’t have to worry that The Simpsons will be cancelled anytime too soon. Above and beyond (and okay, because of) its strong Nielsen ratings, FOX renewed its top scripted comedy series through season 30, back in November of 2016. Could that be the end of this long-running TV series? Will The Simpsons be cancelled or renewed beyond its 30th season? Stay tuned.
An animated FOX sitcom, featuring the vocal talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria, The Simpsons comes from creator Matt Groening. The ageless yellow family continues to stir up the Springfield citizenry in this satirical sketch of small town Middle America.
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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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 still like The Simpsons TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed beyond its 30th season on FOX? When should it end?