World’s Funniest Fails Season Recap

In the final two episodes of World’s Funniest Fails, the show received a (you guessed it) .8 to make the .8 streak continue to 7 episodes ! (Although it may not show that on my slide chart because the last two weeks ended up getting cut off). The streak of .8’s in my opinion really helped solidify a renewal for the show. Is .8 a lot ? Not exactly, but in the friday night death slot you’re just looking for overall consistency and I think WWF proved that. WWF ended their first season with an overall average rating of .88 with 2.82 million viewers. Not too bad for a show everybody was guaranteeing would be canceled before the season concluded. AV.Club says “World’s Funniest Fails is now the No. 1 show in its time slot among teenagers and males 18-34 and No. 2 among adults 18-34 in general, setting the IdiocracyDoomsday Clock forward by several minutes.” Not too shabby, not too shabby at all. Additionally, Terry Crews recently left Who Wants to be a Millionaire to focus more on World’s Funniest Fails. Now while there hasn’t been any news about a renewal this move could be a definite clue point to a second season. It was a great first season, here’s to many more !

World’s Funniest Fails 5-6 Week Recap

World’s Funniest Fails continued it’s streak of .8 ratings throughout the last two weeks (5/6). That marks almost 5 straight weeks in a row that the show reached a .8. While the numbers don’t sound significant, WWF outperformed the previous show FOX had originally slotted in it’s place. The ratings are heavily impacted by the fact that the show is on at 8pm on Friday nights, aka the death slot. However, the continuous streak of .8 ratings (with slightly under 3 million viewers) suggests that World’s Funniest Fails may have found and maintained a loyal audience for their show. It could be that Terry Crews does indeed have a sufficient amount of followers, or it could be a spillover from people who loved watching him on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Regardless, I think FOX hit the nail on the head by selecting him as their host. He definitely knows how to host a game show and it was good to see him flourish in another role. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like Terry Crews?