NBC has given the go-ahead for a third season of its Who Do You Think You Are? reality series. The show follows celebrities as they travel far and wide to trace their ancestral roots. Celebrities that have taken part thus far include Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Vanessa L. Williams, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, and Kim Cattrall. Lisa Kudrow is the executive producer and has also appeared on camera, traveling as far as Poland.
Who Do You Think You Are? started off season one with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.85 million viewers. By the end of the season, the ratings had fallen to a 1.2 in the demo and 5.21 million. Still, NBC opted to bring it back for another season.
Three episodes of season two have aired so far and have averaged a 1.3 rating and 6.6 million viewers. Those aren’t great numbers but apparently good enough for a Friday night timeslot. There are five more episodes to go for season two which is expected to wrap in early April.
What do you think? Do you like the Who Do You Think You Are? series? Glad to see it renewed?
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What happened to “Who You Do Think You are?” Season 3?
It aired from Feb – April 2012. Season 6 starts on TLC on 2/24/15.
I love, love this show. Genealogy is such a special gift. To search and find your beginning is a wonderful thing. I have my mother’s side and now working on my father. It is so exciting. “Who Do You Think You Are” inspires the soul to keep looking and searching for your people because they are out there. So please bring this program back to TV.
We have been waaaaaiting for so long for one of our favorite programs to return. Where are you, WDYTYA? I can’t seem to find a new location! Please come back! Totally fascinated with genealogy and how DNA has become such a a valuable tool.
My daughter and I have been waiting for this to come back on. We love this show. I am in my 30’s and my daughter is pre-teen. So I think all age groups enjoy this show. You just never know what you will find out about someone or about yourself. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!