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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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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

This is a wonderfully funny and intelligent show!!!!!!!


Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 7:38 am

I couldn’t watch more than 5 minutes of this. With a 0.7 and 1.89 mil viewers there is no way NBC would waste their money on renewing this. They canceled Animal Practice and that was performing better than any other NBC sitcom.


KC March 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I have watched the show from the premiere… it would be a shame to cancel it. 1600 Penn makes me belly laugh and few shows apart from Modern Family have made me smile so much!!! I hope the viewers write in and show their support, it has wit, quirkiness, and is just plain FUNNY. It is a nice departure from reality show land!


Mindi March 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I think the show is refreshing! It offers a clean, wholesome show to families. I hope they do decide to renew it, especially with the twist that it isn’t DB’s baby!


Isaac March 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

This show is too funny to cancel


AmyLou March 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

Quirky but funny. It is so nice to have a comedy that is clean. I see the ratings have been going up slowly but surely. I hope they give it one more chance. Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman are a good comedic pairing. The character of Skip is so simple and weird that you have to laugh. You have to love Xander and his intelligence. The addition of D.B was a wonderful way to play off of Becca’s brilliant bordering on snobby ways. It brought her character down to earth a bit. I do agree with a previous comment that the character of Marigold does not quite work.


Moosesmom March 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

In a campy way, this show is very funny. I’m surprised that NBC is considering cancelling it after the success they had with a little show called Seinfeld which did not carry a large audience or good ratings its first 3 seasons…. There are already enough reality shows and non-campy sitcoms to choose from, this show is fresh, different, funny, and draws you into the quirky characters. Take a risk NBC and back this show another season!


Jessica March 29, 2013 at 6:06 am

I love the show and think that it is so amazing at showing how messed up but loving a family can be! I really hope that it is renewed!!!


NBC Executive March 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

This is the best show ever made and is so good and funny and really great.

Just kidding.

I think all the positive reviews are so funny. Pretty sure they are all linked to the show in one way or another.


pat kennedy March 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Not mine….NBC…ummmmmmmmmm


penn_lover March 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Great show. All the characters are loveable and quirky, and Skip is absolutely hilarious. I hope it makes the cut!!


Scott March 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

How is it that NBC has kept assaulting viewers with this horrible show? NBC programming in general is terrible and this stupid show is a prime example.


sara spence March 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

Yeah, I love it, think it’s the funniest show on TV. So it will almost certainly be canceled. Got to make room for another reality TV show — woohoo.


Marko March 18, 2013 at 2:38 am

I’ve been following show ratings for a lot of years. It is part of my job.

I don’t recall seeing ratings fall like this, so fast and so hard, in a long time.

When people say “give it a chance” I have to say to them “the show was given a very fair chance, and it has failed.”


DavidG March 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Who ever gives the Neilsen the ratings is just one sided. There have been a lot of shows that I loved, but it was cancelled. I even tried to find out how to get counted in the ratings, but the Neilsen company selects their own people. It’s all politics.


Joyce March 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

I really enjoy it It’s different so that means they will probable cancel it.


Queen March 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Reagardless of your opinion, (I happen to think the show is terrible, and like many people on the first page of the comments, I can NOT stand the Marigold character), the fact is the rating are terrible.

The network does not care if a few people like the show. They need good ratings or the slot needs to filled with something else. They are already working on a replacement for this show.


lap March 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

This show is great. It’s funny and clean. I love it.


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