Information about the plot for the episode “Frink Gets Testy“, which will air on January 14, 2018; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 11th episode of Season 29.
In the episode … “Fearing that the end of the world is near, Mr. Burns tasks Dr. Frink with testing all of Springfield to determine who is worth saving. The results shake the Simpson family to their core.”
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Today is December 17, 2017. It is a special day for The Simpsons, because the very first episode of the show aired for the first time on December 17, 1989. In other words, today is the 28th anniversary of The Simpsons!
In the episode…
“It’s a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses and Marge has to spend the family’s Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought would make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he did not get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.”
A larger NFL lead-in – plus it overrunning causing “The Simpsons” to start away from normal program junctions – aided the yellow clan to pull in its best performance so far this season – since the second episode of the year in January, in fact.
The episode, as aforementioned, is a season high, beating the previous high of also-football-boosted “Springfield Splendor”, which had 2.2/8 and 5.245 million viewers. Sunday’s episode – “Gone Boy” – is the most-watched “Simpsons” outing since the 15th January, when “The Great Fatsby” recorded 2.8/8 and 6.9m. In the 18-49 demo and share, it is equal to the equivalent episode last year (2.3/8) – and up in viewers (5.6m).
The NFL boost also made “The Simpsons”, once again, the most watched non-sport show on broadcast TV (the Big Four networks) on Sunday night in the 18-49 demographic. It ranked fifth in viewers of non-sport shows on broadcast.
The episode had a 49% 18-49 skew, equating to around 2.97m viewers in that demographic.
After nine episodes, this season is averaging 1.6/6 and 3.96m, down from this time last season – after ten episodes, it was averaging 2.0/7 and 4.79m.
“Gone Boy”‘s high viewership may have been down to the fact, that, compared to last week, there were around 10 million fewer viewers around in “The Simpsons”‘ timeslot, and so less competition.
In catch-up news, the last episode grew by 0.2 after three days of catch-up to 1.9, tying 17th for the most-watched broadcast shows of that week in the demo.
See you on January 9 for ratings analysis of the first episode of 2018 – will an Ed Sheeran guest spot boost the figures?