While the Young Sheldon TV show didn’t beat out its parent-series, The Big Bang Theory, in the Nielsen ratings race, it was still a top-three performer during its freshman year on CBS. Now that the prequel is back for a second season, which coincides with Big Bang‘s final outing, can it pull in an even larger audience? Will Young Sheldon be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A CBS single-camera comedy, Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, and Raegan Revord, with Jim Parsons narrating. Season two of the sitcom unfolds in 1990 and centers on Sheldon Cooper (Armitage), as a 10-year-old boy. Surviving childhood in an East Texas outpost — one dedicated to all things faith and football — is no mean feat for this unique genius and his otherwise ordinary family.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The first season of Young Sheldon on CBS averaged a 2.21 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 12.515 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 Young Sheldon TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on CBS?
*2/22/19 update: CBS has renewed Young Sheldon for seasons three and four.
I like all the characters EXCEPT Sheldon he is a robot whos voice makes me cringe.
We do enjoy watching Young Sheldon. It should stay on
love this show and try not to miss it
I just love this show. I’ll even watch repeats. Every actor is perfectly cast. My only quibble is the Annie Potts character. Loved her initially, but then she started to get nasty and snarky, making “fat jokes” about the father. He’s a good guy and a great father and doesn’t deserve that treatment.
So, Mr. Lorre — please have a fat guy in a pickup truck run her over or make her less nasty. I’m good with either.
Love this show, great little comedy!
Good series, funny a must see for me.
Please keep Young Sheldon on the air. The writers of the show have done a great job in writing interesting and funny story lines. I like the fact each character on the show has an important role. It takes more than one person to make a show successful.
Really enjoy this show. Great characters and well written!!
I think Young Sheldon was / is on of the most enjoyable shows on television. I wish there were more Americans like him…. me included 😉
first season was horrible this season is worse im going to try one more episode but i doubt ill change my mind this is the exact same crap as big bang alsi timeline doesnt add up
The casting director for this show needs to be given a raise. All the actors are spot on, particularly that Armitage kid. He’s perfect!
I really like the show Young Sheldon. Sheldon is a great little character. And the rest of the family are very funny. I watch it every week. I also really like MeeMaw’s boyfriend John. He is a great addition.
I would hope that Young Sheldon could go on, using a third person as the voice. This little guy and his MeMaw are so needed in this age of dysfunction and hurting young families.
Please renew Young Sheldon. We can hardly ewsit to watch it.
I love this show. At our house it’s a must not miss. Everyone on there is a total scream! And no one is better than Meemaw for making us laugh. Please don’t cancel this one. I think the people who might not like it are the ones with no kids. Too bad, this would be a great lesson for them.
I gave it one more try. Just as bad as last year.
We really enjoyed the 1st show in the second season, last night. Don’t know how anybody could not like it. It’s just plain funny. Keep this show going!