ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 19]

ABC TV show ratingsBelow are the ABC TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, February 3, 2013; the end of week 19 of the 2012-13 season. Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: Scandal, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank.
Week-to-week losses: Grey’s Anatomy, Suburgatory, The Neighbors, Last Man Standing, Happy Endings, The Taste, and 20/20.

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ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
Modern Family 4.7 (4.65) 11.95 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.2 (3.24) 9.34 season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time 3.1 (3.14) 9.35 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.5 (2.49) 8.41 season 4 ratings
Revenge 2.5 (2.48) 7.71 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.4 (2.44) 6.58 season 2 ratings
Scandal 2.3 (2.26) 6.85 season 2 ratings
Nashville 2.0 (2.03) 6.32 season 1 ratings
The Neighbors 2.0 (1.99) 6.51 season 1 ratings
Castle 2.0 (1.98) 9.90 season 4 ratings
Last Man Standing 1.5 (1.51) 6.95 season 2 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled) 1.5 (1.51) 4.66 season 1 ratings
Malibu Country 1.5 (1.47) 6.58 season 1 ratings
Last Resort (cancelled) 1.4 (1.38) 6.26 season 1 ratings
Private Practice (last season) 1.3 (1.33) 4.64 season 6 ratings
Happy Endings 1.3 (1.27) 3.49 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 2.5 (2.45) 7.47 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) 6.63 season 4 ratings
The Taste 1.9 (1.85) 5.31 season 1 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) 5.23 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.

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  1. Toni says

    I am tired of all the good shows being cancelled on all the networks, Emily Owens (CW), Saving Hope (NBC) Lipstick Jungle (NBC) Missing (ABC), In Plain Sight (USA) Mob Doctor (FOX) the list can go on, all the good shows are being cancelled and they are being replaced with cooking shows, reality shows, singing shows. The networks need to start Advertising them more instead of cancelling them and not giving them a chance. Listen to the viewers for once!!!

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