Last summer, ABC revived To Tell the Truth and other classic game shows. They did well enough in the ratings to be renewed. This time around, the network is airing To Tell the Truth during the regular television season, when there’s a lot more competition. How will the game show perform this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this version of To Tell the Truth features a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job, or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. Panelists this season include Jalen Rose, Ashley Graham, Angela Kinsey, Donald Faison, Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron, Sherri Shepherd, Kal Penn, Justin Long, Nikki Glaser, Adam Rodriguez, Ross Mathews, Iliza Shlesinger, Cedric the Entertainer, Martha Plimpton, and Jamie Chung. Anderson’s mother, Doris, returns to add her own commentary.
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.
9/19 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The first season of this ABC version of To Tell the Truth averaged a 1.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.70 million viewers.
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 To Tell the Truth TV series on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
5/16 update: ABC has renewed To Tell the Truth for season three. Details here.
LOVE THE SHOW
I love the show and i wish it had longer seasons. I love Anthony, i love him on any show and will faithfully follow him to anything he does. I gotta agree with the people who say the mom on the show is not funny or necessary. She is suppose to add a down home realness to the show but really she seems awkward and out of place. it feels like they struggle to give her being there relevance sometimes. I love the show and all the guest and contestants and especially the host so i will continue watching the… Read more »
This is a fun show but have to agree the mother of A Anderson gives the show a ghetto feel that is out of place. I miss Betty White from season 1 but still enjoyable. Hope it lasts along with Pyramid, Match Game, and Gong Show–Will Arnett, ken Jeong, and Zack G should be permanent hosts as they were hilarious in episode 1 !!!
Do not like the format particularly with Doris. Don’t see the point. She’s not funny and her commentaries are not necessary. I stopped watching because of this.