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ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 20]

ABC ratingsBelow are the ABC TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, February 10, 2013; the end of week 20 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, Last Man Standing, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Week-to-week losses: Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time, The Middle, Revenge, Suburgatory, Nashville, The Neighbors, Castle, Malibu Country, Shark Tank, The Taste, and 20/20.

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ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Modern Family 4.6 (4.59) 11.80 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.2 (3.23) 9.31 season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time 3.1 (3.07) 9.18 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.5 (2.48) 8.40 season 4 ratings
Revenge 2.4 (2.40) 7.52 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.4 (2.40) 6.51 season 2 ratings
Scandal 2.3 (2.30) 6.95 season 2 ratings
Nashville 2.0 (2.00) 6.24 season 1 ratings
The Neighbors 2.0 (1.97) 6.48 season 1 ratings
Castle 2.0 (1.96) 9.82 season 4 ratings
Last Man Standing 1.5 (1.51) 6.98 season 2 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled) 1.5 (1.51) 4.66 season 1 ratings
Malibu Country 1.5 (1.46) 6.54 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)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
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) 6.60 season 4 ratings
The Taste 1.8 (1.83) 5.32 season 1 ratings
Primetime 1.5 (1.50) 4.72 season 24 ratings
America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.5 (1.48) 6.45 season 23 ratings
20/20 1.4 (1.44) 5.22 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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