Alcatraz: 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

Alcatraz ratingsHere are the ratings for the Alcatraz TV series. Some 50 years ago, more than 300 prisoners and guards disappeared from the world-famous prison. Now, they’re reappearing and don’t seem to have aged a day. The first season of Alcatraz typically airs Monday nights on the FOX network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Alcatraz will be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our FOX ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Update: Alcatraz has been cancelled after one season of 13 episodes.

Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.74 million total viewers. Will these be enough for a season two renewal?

Episode 01-13: Monday, 03/26/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.75 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.18 in the demo with 6.74 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Monday, 03/26/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.78 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.24 in the demo with 7.10 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Monday, 03/19/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.04 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 7.10 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Monday, 03/12/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 5.07 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.37 in the demo with 7.31 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Monday, 03/05/12
1.8 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.47 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.46 in the demo with 7.55 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Monday, 03/05/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.82 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.54 in the demo with 7.82 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Monday, 02/20/12
1.8 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.0 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 8.10 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Monday, 02/13/12
1.9 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 6.24 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.77 in the demo with 8.45 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Monday, 02/06/12
2.3 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 6.91 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.94 in the demo with 8.90 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Monday, 01/30/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 8.44 million; second place at 9pm, first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.10 in the demo with 9.39 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

TV show supportEpisode 01-03: Monday, 01/23/12
3.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 9.03 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.20 in the demo with 9.71 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episodes 01-01 and 01-02: Monday, 1/16/12
3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.05 million total viewers; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.30 in the demo with 10.05 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Compared to the two hour premiere of Terra Nova, FOX was up by 6% in the demo. In addition, Alcatraz gave the network its best drama premiere in the demo since Lie to Me launched in January 2009.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Alcatraz TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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132 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Jim says

    Love the show don’t cancel, you will be leaving a lot of us hanging. Can’t wait for season two. Please don’t cancel

  2. wildman says

    Love the show don’t cancel, you will be leaving a lot of us hanging. Can’t wait for season two. Please don’t cancel

  3. Linda says

    Please renew this show. We love it! If you are not going to renew it PLEASE at the very least tell us the gist of what was really going on back with the prisoners, with the silver, with Tommy Madson, the no aging thing, how the Doctor survived, what was going on with the Warden etc…. we will need some closure – DO NOT LEAVE IT ALL HANGING.

  4. Linda Nash says

    I would like to know if you are going to cancel this show! My husband and I are sick of reality shows. Please put this show back on!! Please let us know

  5. Sarah says

    please let there be a second season of Alcatraz it is a really great show and I would love to see why Tommy Madison keeps having his blood taken and also to find out what happens with Rebecca Madison (Tommy’s Granddaughter)

    • barry says

      keep the show, have dvr’d the shows and just watched them all. to cancel would be like telling us all that you dont care about what we want to watch, just hook a few and then on to the next. like tara nova, you didnt give it a chance neither, this is the reason why we dont watch the tv series in the first place, they never get to finish running

  6. frans bro says

    PLZ i love this show it is way better then half of the other show u guys put out it would be a shame to see it go… PLZ bring it back

  7. Solar says

    PLEASE give Alcatraz a second season. It has plenty of substance to it, unlike most of tv programming. Great characters, great actors, and plot for goodness sake. There’s precious little besides FLUFF and so called reality shows (YAWN). ANOTHER SEASON PLEASE!!!!

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