US ratings: No lasting uplift for “Simpsons”, but tops Fox’s night

Homer’s not happy but Ned’s keeping positive, saying that they should be grateful to be rating as they are after 30 years.

The brief uptick to celebrate becoming the longest-running primetime scripted series on US TV didn’t last long, with “The Simpsons” falling back into the fractions.

Sunday’s episode scored a 0.9/4 rating and 2.147 million viewers.

Bar the share – that’s down from the previous episode‘s 1.0/4 and 2.473 million viewers, and down from the equivalent episode last year (1.0, 2.34m).

It was the top show in Fox primetime, however, with – once again – it being the only show above two million viewers.

This season – with just two more episodes to go – is averaging a 1.48 rating and 3.59m viewers.

The show had a lower amount of opposition than usual; around 18 million were on the other three broadcast networks during the episode’s timeslot.

See you next Tuesday!

Sources: TVBytheNumbers, SpottedRatings, ShowBuzzDaily

US ratings: A milestone-making “Simpsons” and an uptick to celebrate

And Gunsmoke was defeated… with one of Maggie’s pacifiers if this image is to go by.

“The Simpsons” became the longest-running scripted primetime TV series in the US on Sunday, and welcomed back some viewers to celebrate with.

Sunday (April 29)’s episode scored a 1.0/4 rating and 2.473 million viewers. In viewership, it was the most watched episode of the spring, and – of a non-football-boosted above-average – since last November 19’s “Singin’ in the Lane” (2.67m). 50% (lower than usual due to the above-average viewership) of its viewers were in the 18-49 demo; approximately 1.2m.

Both the demo rating – bar the share – and viewership were up from last week‘s 0.9/4 and 2.194m. Also, rather interestingly, “The Simpsons” had a 2% share in adults 50+; something no other Fox show on the night got and something “The Simpsons” hasn’t had all season (bar episodes with local or national NFL lead-ins), and will likely be due to the increased viewership, itself likely due to older viewers tuning in to ring in the milestone.

It looks as though “The Simpsons” was narrowly beaten “Family Guy” in the unrounded demo rating (the former was 0.05 below the latter in the prelims), but matched when rounded (1.0). The two shows were the only shows above two million viewers on Fox during Sunday primetime.

So far, this season is averaging a 1.52 demo rating and 3.67m viewers.

Opposition on the other three main networks was around 20-22 million, on par with usual.

See you next Tuesday!

Sources: TVBytheNumbers, SpottedRatings, ShowBuzzDaily

Season 30 News: A new episode title has been revealed!

The list of episodes continues to fill up, as the title of the sixth episode of the 30th production season (YABF06) has been revealed. It is titled “I Am Dancing as Fat as I Can“!

The episode will probably air during the 30th broadcast season (2018/19 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 30, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!