Arrow: Season One Ratings

Arrow TV show ratings for The CWCan Arrow help The CW overcome their ratings woes, just as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) helps citizens in need? We’ll have to follow the weekly ratings to find out. Stay tuned.

Revolving around a young billionaire with a secret identity and a need to help others, Arrow typically airs Wednesday nights on The CW network. The cast includes Amell, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, and Paul Blackthorne.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Arrow will be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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

Episode 01-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.77 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.05 in the demo with 3.21 million.

Episode 01-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.62 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.06 in the demo with 3.23 million.

Episode 01-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.89 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.07 in the demo with 3.25 million.

Episode 01-20: Wednesday, 04/24/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 3.10 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 3.27 million.

Episode 01-19: Wednesday, 04/03/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.92 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 3.28 million.

Episode 01-18: Wednesday, 03/27/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.65 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.09 in the demo with 3.30 million.

Episode 01-17: Wednesday, 03/20/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 3.02 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 3.34 million.

Episode 01-16: Wednesday, 02/27/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 3.17 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.11 in the demo with 3.36 million.

Episode 01-15: Wednesday, 02/20/13
0.9 in the demo (-18% change) with 3.15 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.11 in the demo with 3.37 million.

Episode 01-14: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.1 in the demo (+10% change) with 3.29 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.13 in the demo with 3.39 million.

UPDATE: The show has been renewed for a second season by The CW.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.96 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.13 in the demo with 3.40 million.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 01/30/13
0.9 in the demo (-18% change) with 2.97 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.14 in the demo with 3.43 million.

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 01/23/13
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 3.14 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.16 in the demo with 3.48 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 01/16/13
1.1 in the demo (+10% change) with 3.06 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.17 in the demo with 3.51 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 01-09: Wednesday, 12/12/12
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.11 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.18 in the demo with 3.56 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 3.35 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 3.61 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 11/28/12
1.3 in the demo (+8% change) with 3.74 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.21 in the demo with 3.65 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 3.83 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 3.64 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 11/07/12
1.3 in the demo (+30% change) with 3.75 million (+23% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 3.60 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.05 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.18 in the demo with 3.56 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/24/12
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 3.51 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 3.73 million.

UPDATE: The CW has ordered a full season of 22 episodes.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 3.55 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.30 in the demo with 3.84 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 10/10/12
1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.14 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.30 in the demo with 4.14 million.

Year-to-year, compared to H8R’s premiere in the same timeslot, the network was up by 116% in the demo (vs a 0.6 rating) and up by 221% in viewership (vs 1.29 million). This was a very promising start for the new series. It beat NBC’s Animal Practice in the demo which is impressive for the tiny CW network (and frankly sad for the peacock one).


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

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  1. kim hunter says

    they should deffo make more season which would hopefully lead into a justice league series being made in the future

  2. says

    Great show something with a real plot to it love the suspence hope it stays on please make this at least have an ending if it does not get renewed we love it sorry more people have not tuned in as it is an awesome show and the actors are great!!

  3. mariane sab says

    I’am watching Arrow right now … Nice show , Just to say something
    Is there a possibility that Laurel and Oliver will rekindle there love again
    In your future episodes?, they have good chemistry, I like them..
    More Power!!!

  4. Teri says

    This show is awesome! One of the best shows on television right now
    Stephen Amell is the hottest man I have seen in quite a while.
    I hope this show lasts a LONG time!

  5. LallybrochLass says

    I haven’t seen a single ad for this show, so I hadn’t heard anything about it. If they want a show to succeed, they need to let the public know it’s on and what it’s about. And judging from the comments above, it sounds like it’s a great show!

  6. Keith Bonner says

    An enjoyable show with obvious batman undertones. Everyone loves the mysterious hero, please produce a second series. With so much ‘reality’ c**p on TV it’s nice to see a hero.

  7. Edie says

    Love Arrow! Every body in my family love the show. Please do not cancel this show; it is one of the better shows one can watch on TV right now.
    Thank you

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