“The Simpsons” ended Season 33 on Sunday night with their sixth episode in a row under 1 million viewers. Technically two of those six rose to just above 1 million with delayed viewing. But the reality is, the smart cartoon is coming to an end.
Even with Hugh Jackman singing, Robert Reich lecturing, and an attack on Fox News, “The Simpsons” ended the 2022 season with a whimper. This week’s total viewers were the lowest ever, just 927,000.
The show is renewed by Fox for two more seasons. But if the ratings continue in this steep decline, 35 seasons will be the limit. Of course, that’s a huge record and nothing to be embarrassed about. The Simpsons will live on in syndication well after our lifetimes.