Animal Practice: Season One Ratings

animal practice tv show ratingsCan a monkey help bring in viewers and big ratings? NBC is apparently hoping so with their Animal Practice sitcom.
Aside from Crystal the capuchin monkey, the TV show’s cast also includes Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley, and Betsy Sodaro.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Animal Practice will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. There are currently 13 episodes in season one and the show typically airs on Wednesday nights.

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

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 10/24/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 3.68 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.22 in the demo with 4.22 million.

UPDATE: NBC has cancelled Animal Practice and will drop the series after eight episodes.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 3.85 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 4.35 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/10/12
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 3.80 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 4.52 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/03/12
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 4.56 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 4.88 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 09/26/12
1.4 in the demo with 5.12 million.
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 5.12 million.

Episode 01-01: Sunday, 08/12/12
4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.8 million total viewers.
The special Olympics preview gave the show nice exposure but the numbers aren’t counted in the season averages.

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 Animal Practice TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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31 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. BoredWatcher says

    I am so entertained! I’ve been watching many shows including this funny and unique show for weeks. Until just now after reading all the news, forums, articles, issues and all similar nonsense about Animal Practice, I never knew there was so much hate and negativity.

  2. Payton says

    DEAR WATCHER Don’t say there is animal cruelty if you have absolutely no knowledge of what you are talking about!!!!!! You don’t have to like the show but don’t say stupid things that aren’t true. You have no idea how wrong you are so YUCK TO YOU AND NBC.

  3. Watcher says

    YAY!!! This abusive piece of crap is gone!! Eventually everyone will realize what’s been happening to animals everywhere (and on sets!)! Thank you PETA and thank you NBC!

  4. Payton says


    • Payton says

      You are right Jackie – we would be so pissed if they canceled this show. So tired of those realty shows and this is the first time we’ve laughed our asses off at a 8 oclock show, Usually they are lame at that hour. But man they better keep it around.

  5. Ellen says

    Love the show and as for the animal cruelty … I have my own animal rescue and it you do the searching on it…these days they can not treat them like they used too…and the animals there I’m sure are well happy and taken care for…it’s a show!!!! Good entertainment and now my little girl wants to be a vet. She was tired of all the doctor shows and now we have to record every episode and keep it just for her as she watches them over and over…funny…hope the ratings stay up!!

    • Payton says

      RIGHT ON ELLEN. There is no animal cruelty at all. We read everything we can on the show and those animals seem to be treated like major stars!

  6. k r gordon says

    This is the first decent family show in a while. Good humor, lots of fun, the animals are great, and they campaign for pet adoption. Of course the networks will try to get rid of the shows that don’t turn kids into adults way before their time.

  7. kristian king says

    What ate you talking about Watcher and Samara? I have inside info and the two of you are spreading propaganda without actual facts. Have you been on set? Do you know Crystal the monkey and her trainer? Do you know where she sleeps and how she lives? Did you know that it is a FaCT that over 90% of the dogs are rescued? DoD you know there is someone from the Humane Society on set every second monitoring how the animals are treated. You people are irresponsible and don’t know the significance of your opinionated words not facts..don’t compare apples and oranges. Are animals mistreated yes but these animals are NOT. Do you know the monkey has been in several movies and tv shows and she is bot thrown to the wolves in fact lives freely in a house and treated like a member of the family..that’s what’s wrong with Americans they have an answer for everything without facts.

    • Watcher says

      Ok, kristian king, the next time someone takes you far away from your proper environment, a place where it’s a little harder to breathe and scarier than nice trees and vines, and dresses you up so you can parade around for moronic audiences, let us know how that feels. Because unless you know exactly what it’s like to be a misplaced monkey then you know nothing. It’s you know-it-all Americans who perpetuate ignorance. The fact that the monkey’s performed at Universal Studios should send signal enough to realize the mess this all is. And don’t assume I’m an American.

      • Anonymous says

        I work on the show! I have been on sets for 16 years. I can’t speak for anyone else but i feel all the animals on the show are cared for and treated well. My equipment is right where the animals are housed. They are played with, walked and loved all day long. Not a bad life from what I see.

    • Samara says

      Actually – “spreading propaganda” is such a vulgar term for what is really just telling the truth! I don’t need to “be on set” to know that the smile on Crystal’s face, that you all think is cute and happy, is created from a response to pain! That is how you get a monkey to smile – you cause it pain!! However, if you have no concern for this, and other painful practices, I suppose you could convince yourself that the monkey is truly enjoying the pain! Not to mention that someone from the Humane Society is not on set … it is actually someone from the Humane Association (a completely different group), who has been known to have animals die while on their sets, and has been accused of taking bribes to look the other way! As for the significance of my opinion – I speak only in facts, and I hope that people listen and become educated on the facts of how animals are treated in the name of entertainment! So, unless you are FOR animal abuse – you need to get YOUR facts straight and start putting your energy into helping animals, not helping people get away with animal cruelty!

  8. Watcher says

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because an animal is doing something funny on tv it means it’s actually enjoying itself. Animals are consistently abused on sets. If not literally, like the idiots on the show “Luck”, then by overwork or neglect. On sets, horses are considered to be the most abused. In the world, monkeys are treated worse. Whenever you see a monkey on screen, just know that after the show goes off the air, the likelihood of the monkey surviving is pretty slim. We must boycott shows like this.

  9. vivienne says

    I really liked it. It’s funny and it makes a pleasant change to have animals in stead of blasted screaming kids. Everyone seems to think you have to have babies in sitcoms to make them work enough I love this hope it stays around.

    I thought the cat trying to commit suicide in the pre olympic show was one of the funniest things I have ever seen

  10. kristian king says

    The animals on animal practice are not treated inhumanely. They are mostly rescued and treated with so much love. They also are the same people who do the animal show at universal studios. In fact this show brings awareness to animal rights and actually promotes animal rights.

    • Samara says

      Actually – the animals are abused, exploited, and are NOT rescued!! They NEED TO BE rescued! If you need proof, I implore you to go to PETA’s website and read the infromation specifically on this show!!!!! I doubt anyone will find any humor in the treatment of these animal “actors”!!!

  11. Brittany Clark says

    I thought this show was hilarious! Currently on the path to becoming a vet myself, it’s funny how much I can relate to it. I’m sure the animals on set are treated properly by their trainers. Great show :)

  12. ardeth says

    I hope this show is cancelled. As an animal lover, it always saddens me when I see wild animals being exploited in show biz, whether it’s a circus or a Vegas show or a TV commercial/show or a film, etc. So many of these unfortunate animals are treated cruelly by their trainers and even die in the service of greedy humans who just want to make a buck off them.

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