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ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [Week 30]

abc-tv-show-ratings-22Week-to-week gains: Body of Proof, 20/20, Wife Swap, and Dancing with the Stars (results).
Week-to-week losses: Once Upon a Time, How to Live with Your Parents, Suburgatory, Splash, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Bet on Your Baby, and Dancing with the Stars (performance).

Below are the ABC TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 30 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, April 21, 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 (4.36) 11.34 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.1 (3.12) 9.14 season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time 2.8 (2.81) 8.64 season 2 ratings
How to Live with Your Parents 2.5 (2.47) 7.28 season 1 ratings
Scandal 2.4 (2.40) 7.25 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.3 (2.34) 8.16 season 4 ratings
Revenge 2.2 (2.23) 7.17 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.1 (2.14) 6.01 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 1.4 (1.36) 7.87 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
Zero Hour (cancelled) 1.2 (1.17) 5.61 season 1 ratings
Happy Endings 1.1 (1.14) 3.23 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 2.8 (2.78) 8.50 cycle 17 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (spring) 2.4 (2.42) 14.40 cycle 16 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall) 2.3 (2.29) 13.87 cycle 15 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (spring, results) 2.2 (2.20) 12.41 cycle 16 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall, results) 2.2 (2.16) 12.92 cycle 15 ratings
Shark Tank 1.9 (1.88) 6.61 season 4 ratings
Celebrity Wife Swap 1.8 (1.83) 5.40 season 2 ratings
Splash 1.6 (1.60) 6.39 season 1 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 (1.47) 6.49 season 23 ratings
20/20 1.5 (1.47) 5.36 season 35 ratings
Wife Swap 1.5 (1.46) 4.48 season 7 ratings
Bet on Your Baby 0.6 (0.60) 2.31 season 1 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final ABC show ratings (reported and copyrighted 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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robert klemens May 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

Castle is the best show on TV. We always record Castle. I’m not sure how the ratings add up because it appears to me it has the second highest number of audience members but the rating share çonfuses me. If Castle does not continue then over 10 million pepper will be extremely disappointed. The only reason I watch ABC is for this show!

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