TV Shows on the Bubble 2013
From 'Community' to 'Happy Endings' to 'Hannibal' how are things looking?
BubbleWatch: ABC's 'The Middle'
SHOW: "The Middle" (ABC)
IN ITS FAVOR: I don't think you realize how successful "The Middle" is for ABC. Including DVR figures, "The Middle" averages a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 10 million viewers. That's pretty remarkable for what may be the third or fourth most promoted/reported-on show on its own network on its own night. "The Middle" is the sort of under-the-radar, no-embarrassment, unqualified comedy success that FOX and NBC would kill for.
AGAINST IT: Almost nothing. "The Middle" gets a slightly smaller DVR bump that some comedies, but that's because more people watch it live than most comedies.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: "The Middle" will be back.
FINAL VERDICT: Renewed!