This animated show has been on the air for more than three decades and yet, it remains one of the highest-rated shows on FOX. The Simpsons has already been renewed for season 34 and it’s hard to imagine that it will be cancelled anytime soon. Could it reach a 40th or 50th year? Stay tuned.
An animated family comedy series, The Simpsons TV show stars the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer. Now the longest-running American sitcom in history, the show revolves around working stiff Homer Simpson (Castellaneta), his understanding blue-haired wife Marge (Kavner), delinquent son Bart (Cartwright), intellectual daughter Lisa (Smith), infant daughter Maggie, and their Springfield relations, friends, foes, and neighbors.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 32 of The Simpsons on FOX averaged a 0.71 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.03 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like The Simpsons TV series on FOX? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a 34th season?
still watch about half of each season and it still gets decent ratings for a show that’s been on this long an average of around 1.3 m viewers per episode
Season 33 is the WORST SEASON EVER touchy-feely with very low humour levels. Give it up.
To amend that last comment, I feel seasons 1-6 were its golden years. It went into decline after that, but seasons 7-8 still had some decent gems! (season 9 is only partially saved by rollovers episodes from previous seasons). It has been utter unwatchable trash from season 10 on-wards.
Honestly, the series should have ended with season 8.
Please cancelled trash comedy animation it sucks so bad not worth your time. Original series 1-4 seasons were at it best worst series ever. Got let it go people got ended eventually,