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30 Rock: Ratings for the 2011-2012 TV Season

30 Rock ratingsHere are the ratings for 30 Rock; the TV series that follows showrunner Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) as she tries to get a show on the air each week — despite the distractions of her crazy co-workers (Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer). The sixth season of 30 Rock typically airs Thursday nights on the NBC network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if 30 Rock will be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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

Final season three averages: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.49 million total viewers.

Episode 06-22: Thursday, 05/17/12 (season finale)
1.4 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 2.84 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.54 in the demo with 3.49 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #8 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-21: Thursday, 05/10/12
1.5 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 2.92 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.54 in the demo with 3.52 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-20: Thursday, 05/03/12
1.4 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 3.04 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.54 in the demo with 3.55 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-19: Thursday, 04/26/12
1.6 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 3.47 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.55 in the demo with 3.58 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-18: Thursday, 04/19/12
1.5 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 3.06 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.55 in the demo with 3.58 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-17: Thursday, 04/12/12
1.4 in the demo (+17% episode-to-episode change) with 2.98 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.55 in the demo with 3.61 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-16: Thursday, 04/05/12
1.2 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 2.79 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.56 in the demo with 3.65 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-15: Thursday, 03/29/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.14 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.59 in the demo with 3.71 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-14: Thursday, 03/22/12
1.6 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 3.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.59 in the demo with 3.75 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-13: Thursday, 03/22/12
1.5 in the demo (-25% episode-to-episode change) with 3.31 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.59 in the demo with 3.78 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-12: Thursday, 03/15/12
2.0 in the demo (+43% episode-to-episode change) with 4.00 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.60 in the demo with 3.82 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-11: Thursday, 03/08/12
1.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.56 in the demo with 3.80 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-10: Thursday, 03/01/12
1.4 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 3.77 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.58 in the demo with 3.84 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #11 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-09: Thursday, 02/23/12
1.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.70 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.60 in the demo with 3.84 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-08: Thursday, 02/16/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.59 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.61 in the demo with 3.86 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episodes 06-06 and 06-07: Thursday, 02/09/12
1.6 in the demo (+23% episode-to-episode change) with 3.9 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.63 in the demo with 3.90 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-05: Thursday, 02/02/12
1.3 in the demo (-32% episode-to-episode change) with 3.23 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.64 in the demo with 3.91 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-04: Thursday, 1/26/12
1.9 in the demo (+19% episode-to-episode change) with 3.98 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.73 in the demo with 4.08 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-03: Thursday, 1/26/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.82 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.67 in the demo with 4.11 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-02: Thursday, 01/19/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 4.05 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.70 in the demo with 4.26 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 06-01: Thursday, 1/12/12
1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.47 million total viewers; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.80 in the demo with 4.47 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

It wasn’t a great return for NBC’s aging sitcom. When compared to the season five premiere, the network was down by 31% in the demo and down by 24% in total viewers. After just one airing, 30 Rock is already in the middle of the pack and ranks eighth out of all of NBC’s scripted series this season. That’s not positive.

What the show does have going for it however is that, back in July 2009, NBC-Universal sold 30 Rock into syndication for a very healthy price. Each episode was sold for about $800,000 — more than The Office and My Name is Earl. At that price, NBC has great incentive to keep making new episodes.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.93 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 30 Rock TV series? Do you think it should end or return for a seventh season?

 

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Watcher March 10, 2012 at 2:13 am

Since Tracey Morgan’s homophobic comments I’d committed myself to never watching it again. Now nothing he ever says is funny. I hope the show bombs.

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Regina Mills February 5, 2012 at 5:10 am

“If Alec is staying on, then that might help”

LOL seriously, Jeremy? Seriously? Excuse me, but even with your precious Alec ratings aren’t very high.

Anyway, the season is great so far and it’s not because of Mr. Baldwin. He adds nothing to the show, only his annoying voice.

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Jeremy Rynek March 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

I’m sorry my precious Alec? WTF does that mean? I didn’t build him up as a god or anything like that, I’m just saying he’s really good, and I disagree with you, it would be better with Alec, plus I didn’t see you address the bigger issue that goes along with it. It’s nbc, literally every show with be better off not being on nbc. If you have followed my comments at all, you’d see that I really think that nbc is really towards the bottom of the food chain.

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Jeremy Rynek January 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Well I watched the first one and wasn’t all that impressed, but it was still decent I think. If Alec is staying on, then that might help, but the whole delaying till midseason obviously didn’t help. I guess we’ll see.

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