Last year, the freshman installment of the Trial & Error TV show ran as a mid-season replacement series, and its ratings were unimpressive. After escaping cancellation, now it has returned as a summer sitcom. With the pressure off will its performance improve, or will the absence of John Lithgow and the smaller seasonal audience prove a life sentence? Will Trial & Error be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An NBC comedy anthology, the second season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. New in season two are Kristin Chenoweth as heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, and Amanda Payton, who plays Nina Rudolph, a hip New Yorker who has relocated to East Peck. The story centers on new lawyer Josh Segal (D’Agosto), and his team, as they on their next case in this small Southern town.
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.
8/24 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: the first season of Trial & Error on NBC averaged a 0.92 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 3.863 million total 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 Trial & Error TV series on NBC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*1/17/19 update: NBC passed on ordering a third season of Trial & Error. Warner Bros. TV attempted to find a new home for the series but was not successful. Details here.
My husband and I finally enjoyed the same show at the same time! We planned our Thursday evenings around it and it would be fantastic to see it again! I think it must be the networks fault that it wasn’t successful, since I didn’t even know about it until the second season (although I went back and watched the 1st season & thought it was much funnier than the 2nd). This show is so much more interesting than your typical sitcom and far more entertaining than all the reality shows cramming the airwaves these days.
My favorite show on TV. I literally laugh out loud! Please give us a season 3!!
We need a season 3 please!
This could quite possibly be the funniest, mindless show on TV…. please please do a Season 3!!! It’s just plain entertainment.
Just came across this show and it is so amazing! John Lithgow was absolutely fabulous, as usual. Everyone on this show is fantastic. I hope it continues on!
This is the funniest show on TV. I’m an attorney and I hate legal shows, but I look forward to this show every week. I watch it “on demand,” so I hope that the rating take “on demand” into consideration.
This is one of the funniest shows on tv right now. Kristin Chenoweth is so funny and the whole cast is very good. People don’t know a good thing when they see one.