2 Broke Girls: Season Two Ratings

2 broke girls tv show ratingsLast season, 2 Broke Girls was a break-out hit in the ratings for CBS. Now that it doesn’t have as strong a lead-in will that success continue for the TV series?

The second season of 2 Broke Girls typically airs on Monday nights at 9pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garret Morris, Jonathan Kite, and Matthew Moy.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if 2 Broke Girls is going to be cancelled or renewed for season three.

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

Episode 02-24: Monday, 05/13/13
3.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 8.94 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 3.37 in the demo with 9.84 million.

Episode 02-23: Monday, 05/06/13
2.7 in the demo (+4% change) with 7.97 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.38 in the demo with 9.88 million.

Episode 02-22: Monday, 04/29/13
2.6 in the demo (+8% change) with 7.85 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 3.41 in the demo with 9.97 million.

Episode 02-21: Monday, 04/15/13
2.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 7.54 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 3.45 in the demo with 10.07 million.

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

Episode 02-20: Monday, 03/25/13
3.0 in the demo (+7% change) with 8.76 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.50 in the demo with 10.20 million.

Episode 02-19: Monday, 03/18/13
2.8 in the demo (-15% change) with 8.56 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 3.53 in the demo with 10.27 million.

Episode 02-18: Monday, 02/25/13
3.3 in the demo (-6% change) with 10.41 million (+2% change).
Season averages:3.57 in the demo with 10.37 million.

Episode 02-17: Monday, 02/18/13
3.5 in the demo (-3% change) with 10.25 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 3.59 in the demo with 10.37 million.

Episode 02-16: Monday, 02/11/13
3.6 in the demo (-3% change) with 10.90 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.59 in the demo with 10.37 million.

Episode 02-15: Monday, 02/04/13
3.7 in the demo (0% change) with 11.36 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.59 in the demo with 10.34 million.

Episode 02-14: Monday, 01/21/13
3.7 in the demo (-10% change) with 11.56 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 3.59 in the demo with 10.27 million.

Episode 02-13: Monday, 01/14/13
4.1 in the demo (+17% change) with 12.45 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 3.58 in the demo with 10.17 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 02-12: Monday, 12/17/12
3.5 in the demo (-8% change) with 10.22 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.53 in the demo with 9.98 million.

Episode 02-11: Monday, 12/10/12
3.8 in the demo (+3% change) with 10.78 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.54 in the demo with 9.95 million.

Episode 02-10: Monday, 12/10/12
3.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 11.04 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 3.51 in the demo with 9.87 million.

Episode 02-09: Monday, 12/03/12
3.5 in the demo (-15% change) with 10.17 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 3.49 in the demo with 9.74 million.

Episode 02-08: Monday, 11/26/12
4.1 in the demo (+21% change) with 11.74 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 3.49 in the demo with 9.69 million.

Episode 02-07: Monday, 11/19/12
3.4 in the demo (+6% change) with 9.74 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 3.40 in the demo with 9.40 million.

Episode 02-06: Monday, 11/12/12
3.2 in the demo (0% change) with 8.94 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 3.40 in the demo with 9.34 million.

Episode 02-05: Monday, 11/05/12
3.2 in the demo (-6% change) with 9.01 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 3.44 in the demo with 9.42 million.

Episode 02-04: Monday, 10/15/12
3.4 in the demo (0% change) with 9.30 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 3.50 in the demo with 9.52 million.

Episode 02-03: Monday, 10/08/12
3.4 in the demo (-3% change) with 9.42 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 3.53 in the demo with 9.59 million.

Episode 02-02: Monday, 10/01/12
3.5 in the demo (-5% change) with 9.22 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 3.60 in the demo with 9.68 million.

Episode 02-01: Monday, 09/24/12
3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.14 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.70 in the demo with 10.14 million.

Compared to its series premiere a year ago, the sitcom was down by 48% in the demo and 14% in viewers but last season’s opener had the advantage of airing behind the first Ashton Kutcher episode of Two and a Half Men. The season two debut still had very solid numbers and it actually had the show’s best demo since last February.


Reference point: The first season averaged a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.29 million viewers.

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 third season?

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  1. Anonymous says

    This show is pure junk!!! Not only the content itself but the acting is unbelievably poor. They should fire the writers and hire new players.

  2. elaine says

    I to loved this show in # 1 But this year it is lacking comedy, I laughed so hard last year but this year I just sit and watch it ,not so funny WHAT HAPPENED ?

  3. Denis says

    This show is awesome! well funny. Totally Dark and Twisty 😀 I’m guess it’s doing well due to all the ratings! Quite frankly the people who don’t like it obviously have that dry American Sense of Humor. Guess it’s cause i’m from the UK and would have been a bigger hit if here 😉

  4. Dale Kocik says

    I don’t like this show.. It is too vulgar as if they are trying too hard to shock and the dark haired lead character comes off as a nasty smart-ass too much of the time. She is very unlikeable.

  5. Alan says

    What happened in Season 2? This was the best new comedy last year. Now nothing seems to be funny and many of the actors seem way off their game.

    My wife & I theorize that 2 Broke Girls must have lost writers and/or directors or both.

    We just watched the November 26th episode and it didn’t even come close to being as funny as Mike & Molly which followed. It was not so last season. : (

  6. says

    The first season episodes of this show were promising and refreshingly funny. What happened to the writers this season? The storyline has veered off somewhere in Scumbville. I was shocked at the crudeness of the last two episodes and seriously, the vulgarity isn’t needed, wasn’t needed and not wanted. Leave something to the imagination people. The show was funny without that junk. I’m a subscriber to HBO, TMC, Cinnemax, Showtime, Stars, etc. so that should tell you I’m not easily shocked by much but honestly, the last episodes would have put Samantha from Sex In The City to shame. The only thing missing from this show to make it late night TV is the fact there isn’t any nudity and compulsive use of the F word. Other than that it’s still as equally shocking. Two Broke Girls. Had promise, now….gutter trash.

  7. chris beasley says

    I love to broke girls just as much as the big bang . would hate to see it end it is one of the few shows that really makes me lmao all the time . both girls are so funny I love them

  8. Michael T. says

    I really want this show to do well and when they seemed to focus the main story on them earning the money to open up their own Bakery it really worked. The show this season keep floating in and out of that premise with these little side tales that don’t allow the audience to still see them progressing towards that goal. The exchange between there neighbor and the chef is becoming quite annoying. the sexual innuendos are not as funny as they used to be because they happen to often in the exchanges between the characters. I don’t think this show can go five or six seasons if somewhere in the third or fourth season they haven’t earned the money to open up the cupcake business.
    The story of how they eventually get the money does not have to be based in the money they earn at the diner or the get rich schemes they have tried. the writers are on to something by having them enter contests and by having them meet other well know people in the cake business. The writers need to follow this line of thinking and actually make that the avenue for the girls opening up the Cupcake business. That can happen at the end of this season or at the beginning of the third season. We also need to see Max and Caroline mature as they get closer to achieving their dream. They can still have fun and be funny without always being sleazy and raunchy. The people in charge at CBS need to realize that not every comedy on their network has to be based on how many sexual, drug and racial jokes they can make.
    Two Broke Girls has the potential to be a good comedy. All the tools are there. The chemistry between the two leads and comedic timing is perfect. The supporting characters fit well, but they are annoying when they are used to much in the front half of the episode. Matthew Moy who plays Han Lee is probably the one of the funniest supporting characters I’ve seen on this show. Oleg and Sophie are funny also, but Jennifer Coolidge does not do a good job of making her lines sound natural, instead they sound like she is reading them off the cards. Like stated before the sexual talk between them gets old after awhile. Earl is another well played supporting character by Garret Morris. The exchange between him and Han Lee and Max are hilarious. There is so much comedic material that can be mined from the girls achieving their dream of opening the Cup Cake Shop that i truly hope that we are not made to suffer much longer before they get it. There will even be more good story telling to come from them having their own business. I could almost see some of the supporting cast changing after that or going to more of a recurring status once the focus moves from them working at the diner to owning the cup cake shop. So as you can see by my comments i totally believe that the longevity of the series can only be determined by if they ever open up Cup cake business and if it happens sooner than later.

  9. lila says

    I have got to agree with the previous comments that these dismal ratings are not shocking. The show has really taken a turn for the worst, which is disappointing after such a great first season. I agree that they should just cancel it, but a few coworkers told me that a third season is likely! We will just have to wait and see what the future holds for 2BG.

    • Michael T. says

      I really want this show to do well and when they seemed to focus the main story on them earning the money to open up their own Bakery it really worked. The show this season keep floating in and out of that premise with these little side tales that don’t allow the audience to still see them progressing towards that goal. The exchange between there neighbor and the chef is becoming quite annoying. the sexual innuendos are not as funny as they used to be because they happen to often in the exchanges between the characters. I don’t think this show can go five or six seasons if somewhere in the third or fourth season they haven’t earned the money to open up the cupcake business.
      The story of how they eventually get the money does not have to be based in the money they earn at the diner or the get rich schemes they have tried. the writers are on to something by having them enter contests and by having them meet other well know people in the cake business. The writers need to follow this line of thinking and actually make that the avenue for the girls opening up the Cupcake business. That can happen at the end of this season or at the beginning of the third season. We also need to see Max and Caroline mature as they get closer to achieving their dream. They can still have fun and be funny without always being sleazy and raunchy. The people in charge at CBS need to realize that not every comedy on their network has to be based on how many sexual, drug and racial jokes they can make.
      Two Broke Girls has the potential to be a good comedy. All the tools are there. The chemistry between the two leads and comedic timing is perfect. The supporting characters fit well, but they are annoying when they are used to much in the front half of the episode. Matthew Moy who plays Han Lee is probably the one of the funniest supporting characters I’ve seen on this show. Oleg and Sophie are funny also, but Jennifer Coolidge does not do a good job of making her lines sound natural, instead they sound like she is reading them off the cards. Like stated before the sexual talk between them gets old after awhile. Earl is another well played supporting character by Garret Morris. The exchange between him and Han Lee and Max are hilarious. There is so much comedic material that can be mined from the girls achieving their dream of opening the Cup Cake Shop that i truly hope that we are not made to suffer much longer before they get it. There will even be more good story telling to come from them having their own business. I could almost see some of the supporting cast changing after that or going to more of a recurring status once the focus moves from them working at the diner to owning the cup cake shop. So as you can see by my comments i totally believe that the longevity of the series can only be determined by if they ever open up Cup cake business and if it happens sooner than later.

  10. Sherri says

    I am totally in agreement with Mrs. D (above), as my husband and I both find this show annoying and just not funny at all. We find ourselves surfing the upper channels of cable looking for something else on Monday nights until Mike and Molly comes on. Monday used to be one of my favorite nights of television.. not so much any more. Please bring back funny shows!

  11. Mrs D says

    Initially, in the 1st season, we were looking forward to landing a fun & quirky new show last season. We watched and it universally fizzled quickly, either it was capturing stupid or promoting a bitterness. It was irritating with the dark haired lead actresses character display with her mannerisms. I cannot support the onslaught of enabling more inept social skills as mentored here. I certainly cannot be inspired by this show nor can I see anything links with my past with my life led here others than being broke. We gave this show several attempts, I think about four (4) in all, but we could not invest further. Universally, I cannot support lacking characters as portrayed here. It’s too bitter, skilless and dynamically inept. I personally would not want any of my manufactured products associated with such a show and that is the bottom line. Cancel it and go for funny, quirky characters, but give life led purpose not removing it.

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