Last season, despite following CBS’ top-rated sitcom on Thursday nights, United States of Al was just a middle-of-the-road performer for the network. It was renewed for a second season but, if the numbers don’t improve this year, will it be so lucky? Will United States of Al be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A comedy series, the United States of Al TV show stars Adhir Kalyan, Parker Young, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dean Norris, Kelli Goss, and Farrah Mackenzie with Brian Thomas Smith, Rachel Bay Jones, and Azita Ghanizada recurring. The story revolves around the friendship between two men who’ve been through war together. Riley (Young) is a Marine combat veteran who is struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio. Awalmir aka “Al” (Kalyan) is the Interpreter who served with Riley’s unit in Afghanistan. After a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States, Riley welcomes Al as he arrives to start a new life. They are supported by Art (Norris), Riley’s veteran father; Riley’s sister, Lizzie (Alderfer); Vanessa (Goss), Riley’s ex-wife; and Hazel (Mackenzie), Riley and Vanessa’s daughter.
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 for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season one of United States of Al on CBS averaged a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.67 million viewers in the live+same day ratings.
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 the higher-rated series are typically renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the United States of Al TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*5/12/22 update: United States of Al has been cancelled by CBS.
You need or another network needs to pick up United States of AL. I loved that show, it was the best. You should have taken off ghost and young Sheldon off those show are not very interesting to watch, not funny at all. What’s wrong with this network to take United States of AL off, I think it was to you a racial subject. This was one of the best shows that I really enjoyed watching it the actors were very good. Please bring it back or see if another network will pick it up. And Magnum PI, man what… Read more »
PLEASE RETURN OF UNITED STATES OF AL I AM A VETERAN AND ENJOY THE GOOD COMEDY IT HAD I LOVE THIS COUNTYRY WE NEED MORE SHOWS LIKE THIS
Dont cancel US of Al. Good show. Depicts our relationship with interpretors who helped the US military. Its important.
Anything important with a message usually gets cancelled. Very disappointed with this station!!!B Positive is a good show too. Another one with a good message. What is wrong with you guys??
I love this show and magnum pi can’t believe their going take them off air
I am extremely disappointed to hear that CBS is cancelling “United States of Al” AND “B Positive”! These two sitcoms are the ONLY newer sitcoms from ALL production companies that I enjoy and ALWAYS watch!!! (The other one exception that I watch is “The Conners”.) Other than these, if I want to de-stress after a long day by watching a light-hearted comedy, I resort to watching re-runs of “Two and a Half Men”, “Mom” and “The Big Bang Theory”. I don’t think these two shows were promoted as they should have been. If I mention these two sitcoms to any… Read more »
I love this show and I find it so funny. Please someone renew this sitcom,
I totally agree with Brenda Mikkelson, Patti, Cindy, and D.Mepartlin! These two shows restored my love for looking forward to Thursday nights to watch good tv. Why are the shows that have a good message, and could even be better without going into the gutter once in a while, taken off the air? To replace them with what? More depressing , seedy side of life? Please bring back good , decent shoes. ! They are all great actors with enormous talent, USE IT WITH GREAT WRITING!! Don’t resort to smut or degenerate subjects!! I thank God for antenna tv, cozy… Read more »