ABC’s ‘Mixed-Ish’ Premieres to Lukewarm Ratings

Published: Sunday 29th Sep 2019 by Rashad

After springing a successful spinoff to Freeform in the form of the Yara Shahidi-led ‘Grown-ish,’ ABC’s hit series ‘Black-ish’ attempts to prove itself evergreen by sprouting a prequel in the form of the Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tika Sumpter-toplined ‘Mixed-ish.’

Executive produced by creator Kenya Barris and Tracee Ellis Ross (who portrays ‘Rainbow Johnson’ on ‘Black-ish’), ‘Mixed-ish’ tells the story of Ross’ character growing up as a biracial child in the 1980’s. Loosely based on the early life of Dr. Rania Barris (co-creator Kenya’s soon-to-be former wife), the comedy series also chronicles the dilemmas her family faces trying to adjust from “hippie life” to suburbia.

Despite being given an extra promotional push by securing biracial Pop icon Mariah Carey to sing its theme song (as we reported here), the series premiered on September 24 to a moderate audience.  Details inside:


Viewership:  3.91 Million

A respectable start for a show having to compete with big names like FOX’s ‘Empire,’ NBC’s ‘This Is Us,’ and CBS’ hugely rated, ‘FBI,’ the series managed to rope in 3.91 million viewers.  Despite being a far cry from the 11 million its forerunner, ‘Black-ish,’ pulled in for its September 24, 2014 premiere, the critical acclaim that accompanies ‘Mixed-ish’ could see its ratings rise in the coming weeks. [source]

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  1. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 29, 2019

    I hate Tika’s new veneers. Yuck. They are too big for her face. Is The Haves and The Have Nots cancelled? If so it is a shame Oprah / Tyler did not do a proper series finale episode.

    • King of Kingz September 29, 2019

      No it’s not cancelled, they’ve already filmed seasons 7 & 8 & have been renewed for a 9th season

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 29, 2019

        Thanks King. That’s great to hear. I like that show.

  2. Beylover September 29, 2019

    Too much of a good thing!
    Now Mixed-ish…… Just stop it! ? ✋?

    • Dana September 30, 2019

      You mean Stop-ish ?

  3. High Price September 29, 2019

    Tbh…. when I heard and saw the news of #Mixed-ish, I thought it was a spoof/joke. I couldn’t believe it for some reason. Something tells me many had the same reaction.

  4. King of Kingz September 29, 2019

    Lots of ppl don’t watch live tv nowadays thanks to all the streaming services. I watch all my network shows the next day on Hulu

  5. Miss salt gawl September 29, 2019

    There was no need for “Mixed-Ish” if we wanted to learn about Bo’s backstory would easily youtube a biracial chicks about my life video ?

    Mariah Carey’s theme song was cute though.

  6. kerry September 30, 2019

    Why do you think there are not people recording and than watching this show?

  7. Olga Glass September 30, 2019

    I LOVE this new show. It is insightful and so funny. Please give it a chance, let everyone watch it mature and expand. It ranks up in the top along with Grownish! Now Blackish, it’s getting a little too preachy and not quite as funny. They need to rethink their political platform and make it a comedy again!

  8. Brian Freeman September 30, 2019

    Contrary to people’s beliefs and opinion It’s actually a really good show… they have a real good chemistry and it’s actually funny.

  9. Kayla September 30, 2019

    Rubb ish!!

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