2 Broke Girls: 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

2 Broke Girls ratingsHere are the ratings for 2 Broke Girls. In this TV series, a pair of very different young women (Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) work in a diner, become friends, and try to raise money to open their own business. The first season of 2 Broke Girls typically airs on Monday nights at 8:30pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if 2 Broke Girls is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Final season one averages: 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.29 million total viewers.

Episodes 01-23 & 01-24: Monday, 05/07/12
3.3 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 10.74 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.25 in the demo with 11.29 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-22: Monday, 04/30/12
3.6 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 9.24 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.34 in the demo with 11.34 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-21: Monday, 04/16/12
3.4 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 8.52 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.37 in the demo with 11.44 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-20: Monday, 04/09/12
3.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.78 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.42 in the demo with 11.59 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-19: Monday, 03/19/12
3.5 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 9.38 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.47 in the demo with 11.74 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: 2 Broke Girls has been renewed for a second season by CBS.

Episode 01-18: Monday, 02/27/12
3.8 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 10.18 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.52 in the demo with 11.87 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-17: Monday, 02/20/12
4.0 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 11.37 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.56 in the demo with 11.97 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-16: Monday, 02/13/12
3.8 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 10.48 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.60 in the demo with 12.01 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-15: Monday, 02/06/12
4.3 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 11.47 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.65 in the demo with 12.11 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-14: Monday, 01/16/12
4.6 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 11.40 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.68 in the demo with 12.15 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-13: Monday, 01/02/12
4.4 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 12.10 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.68 in the demo with 12.21 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Monday, 12/12/11
4.2 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 12.5 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.71 in the demo with 12.22 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Monday, 12/05/11
4.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.75 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.75 in the demo with 12.20 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Monday, 11/21/11
4.6 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 11.33 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.77 in the demo with 12.14 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Monday, 11/14/11
4.8 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 11.77 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.79 in the demo with 12.23 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Monday, 11/07/11
4.6 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 11.43 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.79 in the demo with 12.29 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Monday, 10/31/11
4.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.97 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.81 in the demo with 12.41 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Monday, 10/24/11
4.6 in the demo (+2% episode-to-episode change) with 11.19 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.9 in the demo with 12.65 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Monday, 10/17/11
4.4 in the demo (+2% episode-to-episode change) with 11.47 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.0 in the demo with 12.94 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Monday, 10/10/11
4.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.71 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.1 in the demo with 13.31 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Monday, 10/3/11
4.5 in the demo (-2% episode-to-episode) with 11.42 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.4 in the demo with 14.18 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-02: Monday, 9/26/11
As expected, episode two dropped quite a bit. It scored a 4.6 in the demo and 11.75 million viewers, a decline of 35% in the 18-49 category. However, this sitcom is still doing very well and built on its How I Met Your Mother lead in.
Season average: 5.8 in the demo and 15.56 million viewers.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 9/19/11
The premiere aired at 9:30pm, following the much-anticipated premiere of Two and a Half Men with Aston Kutcher. In that plum position, 2 Broke Girls had a huge debut with a 7.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 19.37 million viewers. That represents an 82% demo improvement over the debut of Mike & Molly one year earlier.

Between the first and second 15 minutes of the program, 2 Broke Girls only lost 11% in the demo ratings. That seems reasonable considering the event nature of the lead-in. The numbers will naturally come down quite a bit for the second episode but the premiere received a very strong sampling. It was a really positive start.


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 2 Broke Girls TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. tina says

    Two broke girls has became my favorite comedy. I used to like two and a half men until the whole charlie fiasco. I watch two broke girls every week its on and i look forward to it. I think its the best comedy on and could even be a whole hour show.

  2. tasha says

    Did the season premier of 2 broke girls and 2 and a half men start tonight .. Monday April 16th, 2012 or… I’m just wondering because 2 broke girls just came on tv now and I watched it every week when it was on before and I haven’t noticed it be on tv in a little while and it’s on now again, with 2 and a Half Men (with Ashton Kutcher) comes on right after 2 Broke Girls, and that’s how it used to be when they were the new episodes..So does anybody know if tonight is the season premiere or did I miss it already!!

    • says

      tasha ยป The season premiere was last fall, as you can see by the dates on this page. The season is almost over. CBS hasn’t announced their fall schedule yet but the show has been renewed and will likely return in September.

  3. Elz says

    Love the show. And especially Max’s character! She makes me laugh so much! She’s hilarious. I wish I had a roommate like her!

  4. Craig says

    I just have to compliment the 2 Broke Girls fans. The show hardly lost any viewers when The Voice and Dancing with the Stars came up against it. I think it makes a point that most of the viewers of the show are too smart to watch reality competitions.

  5. Randy Meinsen says

    two broke girls is a very funny show that shows little glimpes of how real and flawed and tolerant these girls can be let it ride please

  6. Laura says

    This is the best sitcom on television..I hope it stays on for many years..The girls are great. I love the humor of this show. It’s the only show I really look forward to watching every week….

  7. Ann says

    This show is funny! And it has held its own and been consistent with a average of 11 million viewers. I say it is a keeper!!

  8. Ana says

    I am in love with this show! I really hope it doesn’t get canceled, it always makes me laugh, and I find it motivational with the whole struggle of the girls trying to make their business a reality and not giving up even with the hardships they face, especially Caroline after losing all her money…every episode leaves me wanting to fight for my dreams as well, no matter what!

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