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. alia says

    Arrow may have started out rough, because we didn’t know so much. Now it’s really really amazing and cool! I look forward to it every week :)

  2. John says

    This is one of my favorite shows. I remember Green Arrow as a comic book character as a kid. As long as I can watch it, I will.

  3. Norman T Christenson says

    What kind of a moron would buy such a silly plot. This is the type of psycho that shows up at shopping malls. Not the actor, but the writers and directors. Arrows really! A magic list of bad guys ? Try taking that act down to Harlem or Chicago.

    It stinks !!!!

  4. says

    I love ARROW. It’s legit. They need another season. I’m up for at least 3 more seasons of Arrow! It’s amazing. It’s thrilling. It’s everything I want. It’s everything I need. It’s done all the right things, in exactly the right time. ARROW4EVER.

  5. charles says

    I think arrow should stay on everytime a good show comes on they take it off,if I was on the writting team it would last a long time.

  6. Rob says

    Arrow is one the best shows on today I vote that it stays on the air. It is action packed and would love to see more of this awesome show

    • LEE says

      only have 3 tv series that and arrow is 1 of them its brilliant please renew theres 2 much reality tv these days and they are SO BORING

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