April 21, 2011
Parenthood aired its Season 2 finale this week, and it finished in a pretty good spot. In the adults 18-49 demographic, the drama earned a healthy 2.5 rating - its highest since back in September of last year.
Parenthood has long been considered a bubble show - never really pulling in stellar ratings, but also not dropping to levels considered abysmal. And while there has never really been much talk of cancellation, fans still keep a close eye on its ratings week-in and week-out.
This season it has continued to perform formidably against its Tuesday night competition in the 10:00pm timeslot. The fact that it airs on NBC also works in its favor, as the network's lineup generally rates lower than others across the board.
While there hasn't been any word from the network yet regarding the show's future, this week's second-season finale likely helped the its chances of a renewal. The show spent the bulk of the current season at around the 1.9 to 2.1 range, so this rise to 2.5 could help sway the network in its favor if they were still on the fence about bringing it back.