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ABC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 16]

ABC TV showsHow’s Revenge doing, compared to the other ABC dramas? Is Happy Endings the worst rated sitcom on the network? Did 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort deserve to be cancelled? Is Nashville really a hit? What’s the highest-rated reality series on ABC? (Hint: It’s not Dancing with the Stars anymore!)

Below, you’ll find the ABC TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, January 13, 2013; the end of week 16 of the 2012-13 season.

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Want more info on recent/current/future ABC shows? Check our latest ABC network status page to see which shows have been cancelled or renewed, how many episodes there are this season, and when shows will be returning or premiering.

ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Modern Family 4.7 (4.73) 12.14 season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy 3.3 (3.33) 9.47 season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time 3.2 (3.21) 9.50 season 2 ratings
Suburgatory 2.6 (2.56) 6.94 season 2 ratings
Revenge 2.6 (2.55) 7.89 season 2 ratings
The Middle 2.5 (2.51) 8.42 season 4 ratings
Scandal 2.2 (2.18) 6.62 season 2 ratings
The Neighbors 2.1 (2.05) 6.67 season 1 ratings
Nashville 2.0 (2.02) 6.39 season 1 ratings
Castle 2.0 (1.98) 10.08 season 4 ratings
Last Man Standing 1.5 (1.54) 6.99 season 2 ratings
Malibu Country 1.5 (1.53) 6.72 season 1 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled) 1.5 (1.51) 4.66 season 1 ratings
Last Resort (cancelled) 1.4 (1.43) 6.44 season 1 ratings
Private Practice (last season) 1.3 (1.33) 4.63 season 6 ratings
Happy Endings 1.3 (1.27) 3.65 season 3 ratings
Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.1 (1.10) 2.86 season 2 ratings
ABC non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
The Bachelor 2.3 (2.30) 6.92 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 (1.47) 6.40 season 23 ratings
20/20 1.5 (1.46) 5.33 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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Debbie Fesler January 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I am so upset about the canceling of Private Practice. I have watched it from the beginning. With the triplets being born I was hoping for some great new story lines

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