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1600 Penn: Season One Ratings

1600 PennA White House comedy? Will 1600 Penn find ratings success (like NBC’s West Wing) or will it be cancelled quickly like Animal Practice? Time will tell.

The TV series stars Josh Gad as the goofball son of the President of the United States (Bill Pullman). Others in the cast include Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller, and Benjamin Stockham.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if 1600 Penn will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The show typically airs on Thursday nights.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.86 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Thursday, 03/28/13 (finale)
0.7 in the demo (0% change) with 1.91 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.11 in the demo with 2.86 million.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 03/28/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 1.92 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.14 in the demo with 2.94 million.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 03/21/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.32 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.18 in the demo with 3.03 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 03/21/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.49 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.21 in the demo with 3.10 million.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 03/14/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.23 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.24 in the demo with 3.17 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 03/07/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.10 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.28 in the demo with 3.29 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 02/28/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.20 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.33 in the demo with 3.46 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 02/21/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 2.34 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 3.67 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 02/07/13
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 2.60 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 3.93 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 01/24/13
1.3 in the demo (+8% change) with 3.28 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.58 in the demo with 4.26 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 01/17/13
1.2 in the demo (-25% change) with 3.04 million (-27% change).
Season averages: 1.67 in the demo with 4.59 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 01/10/13
1.6 in the demo (-27% change) with 3.86 million (-44% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 5.37 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-01: Monday, 12/17/12
2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.88 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 6.88 million.

It wasn’t a particularly impressive start for 1600 Penn, especially since its lead-in, The Voice, drew a 4.2 demo rating with 13.4 million viewers. Many critics have noted that the later episodes are much better than the first. It remains to be seen if viewers will give the show that much time.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the 1600 Penn TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Widgets  

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Andrea January 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

1600 Penn is really stupid, and not too much gets me laughing. It’s too bad. I really like Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman.


Ross January 14, 2013 at 4:31 am

This screams of cancellation. It’s very twee, it’s not edgy or witty enough and would need a serious overhaul to get me to keep watching.


Anonymous January 13, 2013 at 12:38 am

I will died if the cancel it best show of all time love it more then I love Romney such a little


JP January 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

Saw the first two episodes and thought it was hilarious. Definitely a keeper. Six seasons and a movie!


Christy January 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Started off poorly, but episode 2 showed some potential. Hope they give it a few more episodes.


David Wess January 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Dull, boring, not funny at all. And, disappointing…hard to believe the network would air such low class nonsense. What were the thinking?


scrapb January 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm

the show would be better with jenna elfman doing more funny stuff she’s witty,beautiful. The youngs gay part is off key,don’t push it,not funny


Why Watch January 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

More pathetic than the real administration. And that’s hard to do.


Diego Point January 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm

More “Must Avoid TV”.
All the charm of an eviscerated corpse. But wait…
There’s more.


Duane December 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Did I miss something. I thought it was funny. Not great but I did laugh. It will depend on what opposite when back on too.


Greg December 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman should takeover the writing and directing (reversed) and then maybe, JUST MAYBE, they’d have a hit.

Like someone said, she’s extremely funny. Pullman can act his way through anything. Together they might have a shot.

And finally, knock it off with the 10 yr old girl being gay out of the blue. We don’t need that kind of garbage in a feel-good sitcom.


Michael December 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Wow, this show is bad. The kids are horrible…the son is the worst! They make Bill Pullman (the great President from Independence Day a joke) and Jenna Elfman, extremely funny, lame. Maybe I will give it a few more chances just because of those two…but if they are going to stay background characters to the idiot son(and other kids), it has no chance at all.


D.Charles December 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Cancel – Cancel – Cancel


D.Charles December 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm

1600 Penn – Absolutely terrible!!!!!!


Maria December 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I anticipate a large drop for the second episode followed, hopefully, by cancellation.


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