Episode Fact File: Season 28 and 29: What We Know So Far! (Part 6: 2017 #2) (Update: February 19th) [Contains SPOILERS]

“2017 just begun with the bang with a special one hour episode, The Great Phatsby, and more are to come from Season 28 and 29! Today, in collaboration with The Springfield Shopper, Wikisimpson‘s blog, we’re going to analyze what we know so far of Season 28 and Season 29! Follow us right after the jump!

The following article contains the sixth part of the news, with all the news that come out in the second part of 2017. To follow the other posts click here: 2015, 2016 part 1, 2016 part 2, 2016 part 3, 2016 part 4 and 2017 part 1!

Note: This article will be updated with more news as they come out!
Attention: This post contains SPOILERS about future episodes!
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By clicking on the episode titles, you can access the page of that episode on WikiSimpsons, our great source of information about the show.


Note: Some episodes in the table will be part of Season 29.

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Season 28 News: Homer’s Search for Comfort Food Brings up Childhood Memories in February!

Information about the plot for the episode “Fatzcarraldo“, which will air on February 12, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 14th episode of Season 28.

When all the fast food restaurants in Springfield become healthy, Homer turns to the last bastion of greasy food for comfort – and digs up some childhood memories along the way. Meanwhile, Lisa must find a good news story when the future of her school radio station is in jeopardy.


Season 28 News: Four Promotional Images for “Fatzcarraldo” have been released!

Four Promotional Images for the upcoming 14th episode of season 28, titled “Fatzcarraldo“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 12, 2017.


Season 28 News: Bart’s Guilt Gets the Best of Him in February!

Information about the plot for the episode “The Cad and the Hat“, which will air on February 19, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 15th episode of Season 28.

When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

The episode will be guest starring Magnus Carlsen as Himself and Patton Oswalt as Bart’s Guilt.


Season 28 News: The Writer and Five Promotional Images for “The Cad and the Hat” has been revealed

The writer and Five Promotional Images for the episode “The Cad and the Hat“, which will air on February 19, 2017; has been revealed. The episode will be the 15th episode of Season 28.


Season 28 News: The Director and 2 Teasers for “Fatzcarraldo” have been released!

The Director and 2 Teasers for the upcoming 14th episode of season 28, titled “Fatzcarraldo“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 12, 2017. The teaser includes teasers for other shows airing on Sunday.

The videos has been privated and was removed.


Season 28 News: The Plot and Air Date of “Kamp Krustier” have been released

The Plot and Air Date for the upcoming 16th episode of season 28, titled “Kamp Krustier“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs March 5, 2017.

When Bart and Lisa return home abruptly after a traumatic incident at Kamp Krusty, they put an end to Homer and Marge‘s romantic encounters. Without sex to distract him, Homer becomes a more productive worker and caring husband, but Marge misses the old Homer. Then, Bart and Lisa return to camp to confront the source of their trauma.

Special Guests: Michael Sheen as William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson.


Season 28 News”: Two Sneak Peeks for “Fatzcarraldo” have been released!

Two Sneak Peeks for the upcoming 14th episode of season 28, titled “Fatzcarraldo“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 12, 2017.


Season 28 News: Two Teasers for “The Cad and the Hat” have been released!

Two Teasers for the upcoming 15th episode of season 28, titled “The Cad and the Hat“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 19, 2017. One of the teasers includes teasers for other shows airing on Sunday.

The videos have been privated and were removed.


‘Grammy’ power knocks ‘Simpsons’ return to all-time low

New episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ returned to US TV on Sunday night (February 12), and you couldn’t say it didn’t have a difficult time to remind viewers of that, as someone at FOX thought it would be a good idea to put new episodes of their Sunday shows against one of the biggest programmes on US television. And they suffered. Immensely.

2.399m tuned in to watch Homer take a trip down his gourmandising past on Sunday,

with the episode scoring a 1.0/3 rating, down both on the last episode with a football lead-in (“The Great Phatsby“, down 1.8) and the last episode without (November’s “Dad Behavior“; down 0.3).

UPDATE: An unrounded 18-49 figure for this episode has been revealed, 1.02. This means that “Fatzcarraldo” is the least-watched episode in 18-49s, ever; “The Burns Cage” had 1.044 in unrounded figures.

This is the second time the show’s hit a 1.0 rating before, with the first being “The Burns Cage“, which was broadcast against the American Music Awards in May; however, it didn’t go as low as “Cage” in terms of overall viewership (2.31m). Currently, “The Burns Cage” has the show’s lowest ever viewership, and now ties Sunday’s “Fatzcarraldo” in the show’s lowest ever 18-49 rating (“To Courier with Love” holds the show’s lowest ever audience share at 2%, however.)

The equivalent episode last season was at 1.3/4 and 2.89 million viewers, and so Sunday’s episode declined in both 18-49 viewership and total viewership.

The last episode to air against the Grammys was “Walking Big & Tall” on February 8, 2015, and garnered a higher figure of 1.2/3 and 2.78 million.

Sunday’s episode was a season low both in viewership and in the 18-49s. It’s likely FOX will look at Sunday’s ratings and put on repeats whenever there’s a big event on another network; “The Simpsons” is at the back-end of the season, where it’s usually in the low 1s and 2 millions straight through until the finale – FOX won’t want to make the show shed any more viewers if possible, considering “The Simpsons” was the only show holding up the network on Sunday night.

Sunday’s episode was popular among younger viewers with a 60% 18-49 skew, but was outmuscled in that regard by “Bob’s Burgers” with 61% and “Family Guy” with 62%.

The season average is currently at 2.14/7, and 5.03 million viewers. By the equivalent episode last year, last season’s average was at 2.11/6 and 4.87 million. It seems this season’s average is slowly taking over last season’s after being below it for the autumn episodes.

FOX suffered elsewhere as well, with “The Simpsons” their only show over the 1.0 barrier. For the first time, “Family Guy” went fractional and under two million viewers, to 0.9/3 and 1.859m. “Son of Zorn”, which followed “Simpsons”, crashed to 0.6/2 and 1.4m. “Bob’s Burgers” dropped to a 0.8/3 and 1.67m.

CBS’ broadcast of a technically-plagued Grammys made other networks’ show’s shed some viewers, but with both ABC and NBC showing movies, there wasn’t much more added competition for Simpsons on broadcast TV. Including the Grammys, the viewership against The Simpsons’ broadcast comes to around 31-34 million.

There’s been a lot of catching-up on the latest episodes, and these figures will be detailed in a post compiling all Live+3 and Live+7 data soon.


Season 28 News: A new “Robot Chicken” couch-gag this Sunday!

A sneak peek at the Cocuh-Gag for the upcoming 15th episode of season 28, titled “The Cad and the Hat“, has been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 19, 2017. The sneak peek announces it will be the announced Robot Chicken-style second couch-gag, after the one in The Fabulous Faker Boy.


Season 28 News: Bart Goes from Slacker to Star in March!

Information about the plot for the episode “22 for 30“, which will air on March 12, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 17th episode of Season 28.

In this parody of a cable sports show, Bart goes from delinquent with detention to the star basketball player at Springfield Elementary. Lisa covers Bart’s success for the school paper, and Homer becomes the team’s coach. Things go awry when Bart gets involved with the mafia.


Season 28 News: The second “Robot Chicken” couch-gag has been revealed!

The Cocuh-Gag for the upcoming 15th episode of season 28, titled “The Cad and the Hat“, has been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 19, 2017. The couch gag is the announced second Robot Chicken-style couch-gag, after the one in The Fabulous Faker Boy.


Season 28 News: Two sneak peeks for “The Cad and the Hat” have been released!

Two sneak peeks for the upcoming 15th episode of season 28, titled “The Cad and the Hat“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on February 19, 2017.


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As always in collaboration with WikiSimpsons, we’re going to post the Episode Fact Files of Season 28 and 29 too. I’d like to thank the staff for the original posts on The Springfield Shooper:

Join us for more next time, Happy tapping!

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