After decades on the air, this ABC series has become a staple of the Sunday night schedule. Also, despite the fact that viewers can find endless amateur comedy clips online, this venerable show typically outperforms other unscripted series on the network. Could America’s Funniest Home Videos be cancelled or is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for season 33? Stay tuned.
A comedy series, America’s Funniest Home Videos is the channel‘s longest-running primetime entertainment show and is currently hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. For the series, regular people submit comic clips that capture the funny things that happen when people and animals are at their spontaneous best. The studio audience decides which clips they like the best and the winners are awarded cash and other prizes. Previous show hosts have included Tom Bergeron, D.L. Hughley, and Richard Kind, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes, and the original host, Bob Saget.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 31 of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC averaged a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.93 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the America’s Funniest Home Videos TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 33rd season?