“Community” has already lost Donald Glover this season, so is it now in danger of losing the show as a whole? That is something that you have to consider at this point, given that the ratings have now fallen yet again following the Olympics.
The show returned last night to a pretty-woeful 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is only slightly above what the canceled “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Sean Saves the World” were doing before they were handed their own pink slip a little earlier on in the season. That is a figure that would have it canceled already on other major networks, though it probably would not have even lasted this long if it was in one of those situations. “Parks and Recreation” was even only a tenth above that in the demo, though it has been all but guaranteed to be getting a sixth season.
Is there genuine cause for concern here for “Community” fans? Definitely, even if you look at the declining ratings all around them. “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal” seem to at this point be the only breakout hits on Thursday, even if “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Two and a Half Men” are reasonably consistent with what they are doing. The chances of a “Community” season 6 at this point may even hinge on a pair of shows in “Growing Up Fisher” and “About a Boy,” which each aired earlier this week after “The Voice” to pretty solid figures.
We know that many people out there are very much concerned (and understandably so) with the fate of the NBC fan favorite, and for a number of different reasons.
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