For a TV show, the only thing more important than having solid Nielsen ratings is staying on the air. One generally goes hand in hand with the other, but as we find out each spring, that's not always the case.
Scroll through the TheWrap's gallery to see the nine highest-rated scripted TV shows of the 2020-21 season that have been canceled or came to a plotted conclusion at Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC. All ratings in this story come from Nielsen's "most current" data, which includes a week's worth of delayed viewing where available. Lowest-rated is first, highest-rated last, and, yes, there is one big tie for fourth place. Readers can see the complete list of all the broadcast TV shows that have been renewed, canceled and ordered here.
Series: "For Life" Net: ABC 18-49 rating: 0.7
OK, so the prison drama ended up serving a pretty brief sentence.