'The Simpsons' Hits All-Time Low Viewership
Worst. Ratings. Ever.
Published May 13, 2019Depending on who you ask, The Simpsons may have hit rock bottom in myriad ways over the last decade or two. Perhaps proving it can still find new ways to let down, the show had its worst ratings ever this weekend.
Yesterday (May 12), The Simpsons aired the penultimate episode of its 30th season and, in doing so, achieved a paltry score of 0.5 in the coveted 18-49 viewership demographic, points out The Hollywood Reporter. That means just 1.44 million viewers tuned in — a tiny number compared to the 20 million weekly average the show saw in its first decade on air.
Of course, TV viewership has shrunk in recent years, but The Simpsons' viewership was also bad compared to normal standards. Fellow Fox shows like Bob's Burgers and Family Guy beat it out with scores of 0.6 and 0.7 in ratings, respectively.
The Simpsons is currently renewed for 31st and 32nd seasons.