ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 17]

ABC ratingsShould Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 been cancelled? Is Once Upon a Time still a ratings hit? What’s doing better? Now that Private Practice is over, is Grey’s Anatomy next? How is Shark Tank doing? How low will cancelled Last Resort fall?

Below, you’ll find the ABC TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, January 20, 2013; the end of week 17 of the 2012-13 season.

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ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
Modern Family 4.7 (4.69) 12.05 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.3 (3.30) 9.41 season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time 3.1 (3.14) 9.35 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.5 (2.53) 6.84 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.5 (2.49) 8.40 season 4 ratings
Revenge 2.5 (2.48) 7.71 season 2 ratings
Scandal 2.2 (2.22) 6.74 season 2 ratings
Nashville 2.0 (2.04) 6.41 season 1 ratings
The Neighbors 2.0 (2.02) 6.62 season 1 ratings
Castle 2.0 (1.97) 9.99 season 4 ratings
Last Man Standing 1.5 (1.52) 6.95 season 2 ratings
Malibu Country 1.5 (1.50) 6.63 season 1 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled) 1.5 (1.51) 4.66 season 1 ratings
Last Resort (cancelled) 1.4 (1.39) 6.33 season 1 ratings
Private Practice (last season) 1.3 (1.32) 4.58 season 6 ratings
Happy Endings 1.3 (1.27) 3.60 season 3 ratings
Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 (cancelled) 1.1 (1.10) 2.85 season 2 ratings
ABC non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Bachelor 2.4 (2.40) 7.21 cycle 17 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall) 2.3 (2.29) 13.87 cycle 15 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall, results) 2.2 (2.16) 12.92 cycle 15 ratings
Shark Tank 1.9 (1.86) 6.62 season 4 ratings
Primetime 1.5 (1.50) 4.72 season 24 ratings
America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.5 (1.46) 6.39 season 23 ratings
20/20 1.4 (1.44) 5.27 season 35 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final ABC show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.

Canceled and renewed TV show

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  1. H.M.S says

    I would love to see Last Man Standing canceled. Not only did they come back this season with some majorly confusing actor changes and situations but they picked a political side during the election. I felt like I was watching a thirty minute ad campaign for Obama. I stopped watching that day and will never tune in again. You have to think about bringing current politics into a show when at least half of America voted Republican. Which would mean are a large audience to prime time television.

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