Why would a low-rated show ever be renewed for another season? Well, the series could be a critical darling or might do well in demos other than the regularly reported adults 18-49 one. Such a program may be particularly cheap to produce or exist at a studio that shares an umbrella with its network. Maybe there's a global pandemic, and shows with a cast, writing staff, production crew and existing sets are suddenly a better bet than rolling the dice on new development.
Scroll through the TheWrap's gallery to see the seven lowest-rated scripted TV shows of the 2020-21 season that were renewed by 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. Readers can see the complete list of all the broadcast TV shows that have been renewed, canceled and ordered here.
Series: "The Great North" Net: Fox 18-49 rating: 0.6
Not "Great," but good enough to get a Season 3 renewal (ahead of Season 2).