8 simple rules for dating my teen age daughter
Before Ritter's death, the show ranked 42nd in the Nielsen ratings.
"Cameron's take on the angst felt by every father of a teenage daughter is witty, wise, and excruciatingly on the money" (Charles Shyer, writer and director, Father of the Bride I and II).
The third season finale was not aired for May sweeps.
The finale received a 3.9/8 rating share which gave ABC a third place finish behind NBC's Dateline (5.8/11) and CBS' Joan of Arcadia (4.9/10), which starred Ritter's son, Jason Ritter.
That is, a tongue in cheek "How can this be happening to me?
" attitude, applied to the daily chore of raising teenage girls. Bruce Cameron's columns have always been a cross between Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck.