As the 10th season kicks off on NBC, fans don’t have to worry whether the Will & Grace TV show will be cancelled or renewed for season 11. The Peacock network already picked up the 11th installment back in March of 2018. It’s no surprise. Last year, the series revival was their second-highest rated scripted series in the demo, bested only by the Nielsen unicorn that is This Is Us. Can the fearsome foursome match or even beat the expectations they set in their first season back on the airwaves, or has the novelty worn off? Will Will & Grace be cancelled or renewed beyond season 11? Stay tuned.
An NBC sitcom, Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. In season 10, guest stars include Matt Bomer, Minnie Driver, Adam Rippon, David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer, and Mary McCormack. The comedy centers on a group of best friends — gay lawyer Will Truman (McCormack); interior designer Grace Adler (Messing); socialite Karen Walker (Mullally); and self-absorbed Jack McFarland (Hayes).
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.
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For comparisons: The ninth season of Will & Grace on NBC average a 1.48 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.500 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 Will & Grace TV series? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for season 11 already? Do you think NBC could cancel it anyway if the ratings aren’t good enough?