American Dad: 2012-13 Ratings

While American Dad doesn’t get a lot of attention, it does get enough “ratings love” to keep it from being cancelled. It’s already been renewed for the 2013-14 season but will FOX order more episodes into production? We’ll have to wait and see.

The current season of American Dad typically airs Sunday nights on the FOX network. Once again, the animated sitcom’s cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if American Dad is going to be cancelled or renewed for future seasons (it’s already been renewed through 2013-14).

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 09-19: Sunday, 05/12/13
1.9 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.01 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 4.39 million.

Episode 09-18: Sunday, 05/05/13
2.3 in the demo (+21% change) with 5.00 million (+24% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 4.41 million.

Episode 09-17: Sunday, 04/28/13
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 4.03 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 4.38 million.

Episode 09-16: Sunday, 04/21/13
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 3.81 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 2.16 in the demo with 4.40 million.

Episode 09-15: Sunday, 04/14/13
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 4.23 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.18 in the demo with 4.44 million.

Episode 09-14: Sunday, 03/24/13
2.3 in the demo (+44% change) with 4.53 million (+39% change).
Season averages: 2.19 in the demo with 4.45 million.

Episode 09-13: Sunday, 03/10/13
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 3.27 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 2.18 in the demo with 4.45 million.

Episode 09-12: Sunday, 02/17/13
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 4.15 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.23 in the demo with 4.54 million.

Episode 09-11: Sunday, 02/10/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.88 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.25 in the demo with 4.58 million.

Episode 09-10: Sunday, 01/27/13
2.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 4.27 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 4.65 million.

Episode 09-09: Sunday, 01/13/13
2.4 in the demo (-14% change) with 4.82 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 2.29 in the demo with 4.69 million.

FOX TV show ratingsEpisode 09-08: Sunday, 01/06/13
2.8 in the demo (+40% change) with 5.65 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 2.27 in the demo with 4.68 million.

Episode 09-07: Sunday, 12/23/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.21 million (4.21% change).
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 4.54 million.

Episode 09-06: Sunday, 12/09/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% change) with 4.67 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.23 in the demo with 4.59 million.

Episode 09-05: Sunday, 12/02/12
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 4.25 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.22 in the demo with 4.58 million.

Episode 09-04: Sunday, 11/18/12
2.1 in the demo (+17% change) with 4.21 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.25 in the demo with 4.66 million.

Episode 09-03: Sunday, 11/04/12
1.9 in the demo (-31% change) with 3.99 million (-23% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 4.81 million.

Episode 09-02: Sunday, 10/07/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 5.18 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 5.21 million.

Episode 09-01: Sunday, 09/30/12
2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.25 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 5.25 million.

Year-to-year the debut was down by 17% in the demo (vs a 3.0 rating) and down by 10% in viewers (vs 5.83 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.68 million viewers.

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 still like the American Dad TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for yet another season?

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13 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. RG says

    Took a while, but I enjoy Bob’s Burgers now. Definitely better than what The Simpsons has turned into the last 5 to 10 years. But I still watch that. The first fantastic 12 – 14 seasons guarantee my loyalty to that show no matter how long it exists, and no matter how terrible it becomes. American Dad, like Bob’s Burgers, is another show that gets better the more you watch it, which wasn’t the case with The Cleveland Show. Better to replace that with something that could be good.

  2. yrag says

    I love American Dad, then Family Guy, The Simpsons and The Cleveland show are tied, and last is Bob’s Burgers.

  3. sailordude says

    Bob’s Burgers is horrible, but then again I’m, not in the teen target audience I think that show is for. Love American Dad and Family Guy, but The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and The Cleavland Show suck.

  4. Nina says

    Please don’t cancel American Dad or Family Guy. I always look forward to watching them on Adult swim at night. I even record the shows. I like American. Dad.

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