Once the final ratings for Friday’s editions of Last Man Standing and Malibu Country were figured in, the sitcoms dropped down the averages list but they’re still doing much better than Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. That’s really bad when you consider Last Man and Malibu air on Friday nights, an evening when viewership is lower. It looks certain that Don’t Trust the B will be cancelled.
ABC’s Sunday night line-up — America’s Funniest Home Videos, Once Upon a Time, Revenge and 666 Park Avenue — all had a bad night but those numbers didn’t affect the show averages very much. Of course, 666 Park Avenue is still in terrible shape and is still headed for cancellation. At this point, Last Resort has a better chance at survival but both are very likely doomed.
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.
Here are the season averages as of Monday, November 12, 2012:
|Modern Family||4.8 (4.83)||12.38||season 4 ratings|
|Grey’s Anatomy||3.6 (3.58)||10.06||season 9 ratings|
|Once Upon a Time||3.3 (3.31)||9.90||season 2 ratings|
|Revenge||2.7 (2.73)||8.54||season 2 ratings|
|Suburgatory||2.7 (2.70)||7.20||season 2 ratings|
|The Middle||2.6 (2.60)||8.60||season 4 ratings|
|The Neighbors||2.1 (2.14)||6.87||season 1 ratings|
|Nashville||2.1 (2.12)||6.80||season 1 ratings|
|Castle||2.0 (2.03)||10.47||season 4 ratings|
|Malibu Country||2.0 (2.00)||8.23||season 1 ratings|
|Scandal||2.0 (1.98)||6.13||season 2 ratings|
|Last Man Standing||1.8 (1.80)||8.07||season 2 ratings|
|Last Resort||1.7 (1.68)||7.29||season 1 ratings|
|Private Practice (last season)||1.6 (1.63)||5.76||season 6 ratings|
|Happy Endings||1.6 (1.60)||4.94||season 3 ratings|
|666 Park Avenue||1.6 (1.59)||4.86||season 1 ratings|
|Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23||1.5 (1.45)||3.73||season 2 ratings|
|Dancing with the Stars||2.2 (2.23)||13.52||cycle 15 ratings|
|Dancing with the Stars (results)||2.1 (2.08)||12.41||cycle 15 ratings|
|Shark Tank||1.9 (1.86)||6.57||season 4 ratings|
|Primetime||1.5 (1.50)||4.72||season 24 ratings|
|20/20||1.5 (1.45)||5.27||season 35 ratings|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.4 (1.43)||6.10||season 23 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.
For the status of your favorite ABC shows, check out this page.