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.

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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?

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  1. mary says

    My family and I like it! My son is 22 and my daughter is 15. We like most of the characters. The youngest daughter and Bill Pullman seem a bit boring and Bill is often is so mean. I think the writing is great.

  2. Thomas says

    I watched the first four shows and just couldn’t take it anymore… Please, for the love of God, cancel this show and put something on that is even just a little bit funny!

  3. Kate says

    I just realized the girl playing Marigold was in the Payne move a couple of years ago.

    When I watched that movie with friends, we were all so uncomfortable during her scenes because she was just so awfully bad at acting.

    Then my husband and I were watching this TV show, and again we were feeling this cringe during her lines. Then we realized, no way, its that kid again.

    I do think that the creators could have found an attractive girl who can actually act in LA. This kid looks very average or below average and can’t act. I just don’t get terrible casting. If you can’t act at 12 or 13 you should at least be very attractive.

    The other cast members all have talent, they just need better material to work with.

    The bigger point is this show is perhaps the worst I have ever seen in a few decades.

    • Anonymous says

      I could not agree with you more on every point. Especially the actress playing Marigold, my body cringes every time she appears, her acting is awkward and wooden, at best. I wish I liked the show more, the rest of the actors are funny – there’s just something off with the show altogether.

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  5. Peter says

    I’m with Mike, actually it would be easier to say I’m with everyone butt James and Steve…everyone is entitled to his/her opinion but it’s amazing to read that people find this show funny! Really??? Like Mike, it is one of the first shows I looked up to see if it would be cancelled because I can’t even watch it and I was so hoping I was right! I’m a big NBC fan but WOW, this was an awful show! I get the sense it’s over, I sure hope so!

    On another note, I’m really shocked and disappointed “do no harm” was cancelled after only 2 episodes! I thought it was really well done and I feel so bad for the actors, especially Steven Pasquale…you could tell he really put a lot into his performance, I’m sure it’s not easy playing 2 totally different characters…what a shame…

  6. Da Robot says

    NBC has the best comedies like “30 Rock”, “Park and Rec”, “Community”, and “The Office” but America prefers to watch comedies with laugh tracks telling them when to laugh. We hold going to the movies in higher standards but when it comes to tv we prefer crap like “2 Broke Girls”. Also the Nielsen rating is outdated if you look at Hulu’s number shows like Community do better than those dumb laugh track comedies.

    “1600 Penn” might not be as good as those other NBC shows but they’re better than any crap on CBS.

    The laugh track is laughing that means its funny so I should laugh too.

  7. Craig says

    I am disappointed. The three main characters are funny actors, and the show should be a lot better than it has been. With so many better shows on right now, there isn’t any reason to keep this OK show on the air.

  8. Anna says

    A really unfunny waste of time.

    I’m not sure why the little kids are in the show. I will cut the boy some slack since he is so young but the Marigold character is soooo annoying and can NOT act.

    Please cancel this ****.

    • Mike says

      Show is TERRIBLE….the ONLY show I’ve ever searched on the internet to see if it will get cancelled…because it’s that bad.

  9. Greg says

    I turned it off halfway through last Thursday’s episode as I’d finally had enough of Skip. Hopefully there’ll be a future episode where he’s sent into space to never return.

  10. says

    the dumb dark haired kid that is supposed to be the funny one is ******* insulting to our administration.its nice that we care so little about our country that we would full out insult it to NOT even get a laugh /…… worst show ive ever seeen .. makes me ashamed to be american. cancel this stupid rediculous show ……………please

  11. Steve says

    I think it’s a GREAT show, and I find it hysterical. It’s actually a very unique concept which I thoroughly enjoy, rather than the same old garbage the networks keep regurgitating. I love 1600 Penn and I think the episodes are better and better each week!

    • Karen says

      Do you work for he network? Yep. I think you do.

      Seems the ONLY peole who like this **** pile are people connected to the show.

  12. Skip says

    Embarrassing tripe, obviously written by a Democrat hack, lacking in taste, humanity, and most of all humor. Bye bye.

  13. GCV says

    I tried watching two episodes. I couldn’t take enough of either one to make it through. It was lame and contrived. The best way to make a show seem bad is to have the twits on camera speaking non-funny lines and having a laugh track roaring with laughter. It shows that the producers know the show isn’t funny and know that they have to try and force it. In the end it just asks to be cancelled.

  14. Justin says

    I should have known that the only reason that Josh Gad was in this crappy show was because he’s one of the creators of this crappy show. He is awful, the writing stinks and it’s just not funny. Please, NBC, please cancel this mess. I can’t understand why NBC would pull Community but put 1600 Penn on. It makes no sense. Community was funny, well written and well acted. 1600 Penn is NONE of those things.

    • James says

      Josh Gad was brilliant in Book of Mormon and he is terrific in 1600 Penn. Based on what I’ve seen, 1600 Penn is an excellent show and NBC finally has a genuinely funny family comedy. My wife and kids love it!!

      • Anonymous says

        I find it hard to believe that anyone thinks the show is excellent. The show is OK, but it is a far cry from being a genuinely funny family comedy. I have to think you have some reason for going over board on the praise.

      • Craig says

        I find it hard to believe that anyone thinks the show is excellent. The show is OK, but it is a far cry from being a genuinely funny family comedy. I have to think you have some reason for going over board on the praise.

        • anonymous says

          Agree with James! And I have no alernative motives for saying so, I don’t think anybody would. Additionally, the show has gotten much better since the first few episodes, and I think that is worth considering. Great show, crazy funny!

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