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ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [Week 28]

abc-tv-show-ratings-24Week-to-week gains: Scandal, Castle, Body of Proof, Splash, Wife Swap, 20/20, and Dancing with the Stars (spring results).
Week-to-week losses: Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Suburgatory, Nashville, Happy Endings, Shark Tank, and Dancing with the Stars (spring performance).
New this week: How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).

Below are the ABC TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 28 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, April 7, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

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ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Modern Family 4.4 (4.38) 11.39 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.1 (3.12) 9.14 season 9 ratings
How to Live with Your Parents 2.9 (2.90) 8.44 season 1 ratings
Once Upon a Time 2.9 (2.85) 8.71 season 2 ratings
Scandal 2.4 (2.40) 7.25 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.4 (2.36) 8.19 season 4 ratings
Revenge 2.2 (2.23) 7.17 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.2 (2.21) 6.10 season 2 ratings
Castle 2.0 (2.03) 10.05 season 4 ratings
Nashville 1.9 (1.91) 6.03 season 1 ratings
The Neighbors 1.9 (1.86) 6.19 season 1 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled) 1.5 (1.51) 4.66 season 1 ratings
Last Man Standing 1.5 (1.49) 6.93 season 2 ratings
Malibu Country 1.4 (1.39) 6.34 season 1 ratings
Last Resort (cancelled) 1.4 (1.38) 6.26 season 1 ratings
Body of Proof 1.3 (1.34) 7.55 season 3 ratings
Private Practice (last season) 1.3 (1.33) 4.64 season 6 ratings
Red Widow 1.2 (1.22) 5.43 season 1 ratings
Happy Endings 1.2 (1.19) 3.33 season 3 ratings
Zero Hour (cancelled) 1.2 (1.17) 5.61 season 1 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 2.8 (2.78) 8.50 cycle 17 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (spring) 2.6 (2.60) 15.15 cycle 16 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall) 2.3 (2.29) 13.87 cycle 15 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (spring, results) 2.3 (2.27) 12.39 cycle 16 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall, results) 2.2 (2.16) 12.92 cycle 15 ratings
Splash 2.2 (2.15) 7.87 season 1 ratings
Shark Tank 1.9 (1.88) 6.61 season 4 ratings
Celebrity Wife Swap 1.8 (1.83) 5.40 season 2 ratings
The Taste 1.6 (1.55) 4.51 season 1 ratings
Primetime 1.5 (1.50) 4.72 season 24 ratings
America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.5 (1.48) 6.50 season 23 ratings
Wife Swap 1.5 (1.47) 4.40 season 7 ratings
20/20 1.4 (1.45) 5.34 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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