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The following is a list of all episodes aired and upcoming from the ABC sitcom, Black-ish. There is one unaired episode, listed below.

Highest Rating: "Pilot" with 11.04 viewers.
Lowest Rating: "White Breakfast" with 2.86 viewers.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 24 September 24, 2014 May 20, 2015
2 24 September 23, 2015 May 18, 2016
3 24 September 21, 2016 May 10, 2017
4 23 October 3, 2017 May 15, 2018
5 October 16, 2018

Episodes

Season 1: 2014–15

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Title Original air date U.S. viewers

(millions)

1 1 "Pilot" September 24, 2014 11.04
2 2 "The Talk" October 1, 2014 8.29
3 3 "The Nod" October 8, 2014 7.93
4 4 "Crazy Mom" October 15, 2014 6.93
5 5 "Crime and Punishment" October 22, 2014 7.95
6 6 "The Prank King" October 29, 2014 7.67
7 7 "The Gift of Hunger" November 12, 2014 7.78
8 8 "Oedipal Triangle" November 19, 2014 7.82
9 9 "Colored Commentary" December 3, 2014 6.82
10 10 "Black Santa/White Christmas" December 10, 2014 7.28
11 11 "Law of Attraction" January 7, 2015 6.23
12 12 "Martin Luther Skiing Day" January 14, 2015 6.51
13 13 "Big Night, Big Fight" February 11, 2015 6.83
14 14 "Andre From Marseille" February 18, 2015 6.40
15 15 "The Dozens" February 25, 2015 6.63
16 16 "Parental Guidance" March 4, 2015 6.72
Special Special "Bloop-ish" March 11, 2015 4.59
17 17 "30 Something" March 25, 2015 6.34
18 18 "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies" April 1, 2015 7.43
19 19 "The Real World" April 8, 2015 6.09
20 20 "Switch Hitting" April 22, 2015 6.57
21 21 "The Peer-ent Trap" April 29, 2015 5.94
22 22 "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell" May 6, 2015 6.89
23 23 "Elephant in the Room" May 13, 2015 6.14
24 24 "Pops' Pops' Pops" May 20, 2015 5.39

Season 2: 2015–16

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Title Original air date U.S. viewers

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25 1 "The Word" September 23, 2015 7.30
26 2 "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun" September 30, 2015 5.94
27 3 "Dr. Hell No" October 7, 2015 5.86
28 4 "Daddy's Day" October 14, 2015 5.66
29 5 "Churched" October 21, 2015 5.79
30 6 "Jacked o' Lantern" October 28, 2015 6.18
31 7 "Charlie in Charge" November 11, 2015 5.97
32 8 "Chop Shop" November 18, 2015 6.08
33 9 "Man at Work" December 2, 2015 5.45
34 10 "Stuff" December 9, 2015 5.97
35 11 "Plus Two Isn't a Thing" January 6, 2016 6.29
36 12 "Old Digger" Janaury 13, 2016 6.06
37 13 "Keeping Up With the Johnsons" Janaury 20, 2016 5.72
38 14 "Sink or Swim" February 10, 2016 6.02
39 15 "Twindependence" February 17, 2016 5.74
40 16 "Hope" February 24, 2016 6.18
41 17 "Any Given Saturday" March 16, 2016 6.12
42 18 "Black Nanny" March 23, 2016 5.98
43 19 "The Leftovers" April 6, 2016 5.48
44 20 "Johnson & Johnson" April 13,2016 5.67
45 21 "The Johnson Show" April 27, 2016 5.97
46 22 "Super Rich Kids" May 4, 2016 5.59
47 23 "Daddy Dre-Care" May 11, 2016 5.29
48 24 "Good-ish Times" May 18, 2016 5.05

Season 3: 2016–17

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Title Original air date U.S. viewers (millions)
49 1 "VIP" September 21, 2016 6.39
50 2 "God" September 28, 2016 5.58
51 3 "40 Acres and a Vote" October 5, 2016 5.18
52 4 "Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?" October 12, 2016 5.84
53 5 "The Purge" October 26, 2016 5.74
54 6 "Jack of All Trades" November 9, 2016 5.27
55 7 "Auntsgiving" November 16, 2016 5.56
56 8 "Being Bow-racial" November 30, 2016 5.37
57 9 "Nothing but Nepotism" December 7, 2016 4.22
58 10 "Just Christmas, Baby" December 14, 2016 5.46
59 11 "Their Eyes Were Watching Screens" January 4, 2017 5.79
60 12 "Lemons" January 11, 2017 5.68
61 13 "Good Dre Hunting" January 18, 2017 4.60
62 14 "The Name Game" February 8, 2017 5.31
63 15 "I'm a Survivor" February 15, 2017 5.27
64 16 "One Angry Man" February 22, 2017 5.32
65 17 "ToysRn’tUs" March 8, 2017 5.09
66 18 "Manternity" March 15, 2017 4.88
67 19 "Richard Youngsta" March 29, 2017 4.93
68 20 "What Lies Beneath" April 5, 2017 4.58
69 21 "Sister, Sister" April 26, 2017 4.42
70 22 "All Groan Up" April 26, 2017 4.22
71 23 "Liberal Arts" May 3, 2017 4.17
72 24 "Sprinkles" May 10, 2017 4.75

Season 4: 2017–18

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Title Original air date U.S. viewers

(millions)

73 1 "Juneteenth" October 3, 2017 4.71
74 2 "Mother Nature" October 10, 2017 4.43
75 3 "Elder. Scam." October 17, 2017 4.13
76 4 "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" October 24, 2017 3.98
77 5 "Public Fool" October 31, 2017 3.53
78 6 "First and Last" November 7, 2017 3.70
79 7 "Please Don't Feed the Animals" November 14, 2017 3.86
80 8 "Charity Case" December 5, 2017 4.04
81 9 "Sugar Daddy" December 12, 2017 4.29
82 10 "Working Girl" January 2, 2018 4.02
83 11 "Inheritance" January 9, 2018 3.75
84 12 "Bow Knows" January 16, 2018 3.76
85 13 "Unkept Woman" February 6, 2018 3.72
86 14 * "Please, Baby, Please" February 27, 2018
86 14 "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" March 13, 2018 3.01
87 15 "White Breakfast" March 13, 2018 2.86
88 16 "Things Were Different Then" March 20, 2018 3.90
89 17 "North Star" March 27, 2018 8.58
90 18 "Black Math" April 3, 2018 5.27
91 19 "Dog Eat Dog World" April 10, 2018 4.90
92 20 "Fifty-Three Percent" April 17, 2018 4.04
93 21 "Blue Valentime" May 1, 2018 4.45
94 22 "Collateral Damage" May 8, 2018 4.32
95 23 "Dream Home" May 15, 2018 4.96

Season 5: 2018

No.
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Title Original air date U.S. viewers

(millions)

96 1 "Gap Year" October 16, 2018 4.10
97 2 "Don't You Be My Neighbor" October 23, 2018 3.72
98 3 "Scarred for Life" October 30, 2018 4.22
99 4 "Purple Rain" November 13, 2018 4.04
100 5 "Good Grief" November 20, 2018 3.48
101 6 "Stand Up, Fall Down" November 27, 2018
102 7 "Friends Without Benefits" December 4, 2018
103 8 "Christmas in Theater Eight" December 11, 2018
104 9 "TBA"

Unaired Episode

One of the things that has always made ‘Black-ish’ so special is how it deftly examines delicate social issues in a way that simultaneously entertains and educates. However, on this episode, there were creative differences we were unable to resolve.
— A Spokesperson for ABC
Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it.... 'Black-ish’ is a show that has spoken to all different types of people and brought them closer as a community and I’m so proud of the series.
Kenya Barris to 'Variety'
"Please, Baby, Please" is an episode that wasn't aired, for creative reasons[1]. It was filmed in November 2017, and was scheduled to air February 27, 2018[2]. However this episode was pulled 5 days before[2], it was replaced by a repeat of an episode. The episode was claimed "too political" for the network to run. A spokesperson for ABC stated that there were creative differences that couldn't be resolved. The network has no plan to air the episode or make it available through other forms of distribution. There is an opinion of possibility that because of the falling ratings people were getting tired of the political episodes and wanted more comedic value in the episodes, or just wanted comedy. This has not been confirmed, this is rumor and matter of opinion.

Plot

The episode description was: "Dre tries to read a bedtime story to Devante during a thunderstorm, but instead improvises a new story based on recent social and political issues in the United States". One of the scenes included a debate over the right of athletes to kneel during the national anthem[3][4].

References

  1. ABC Pulls ‘black-ish’ Episode Over ‘Creative Differences’ - The New York Times
  2. 2.0 2.1 ABC Shelved ‘Black-ish’ Political Episode Over ‘Creative Differences’ (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  3. Why are athletes kneeling during the national anthem? Here's what you need to know. - Mic
  4. What Does It Mean When Athletes Kneel During the National Anthem in the Age of Trump? | The New Yorker