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. King says

    The best show on CW since Smallville.

    Im From Sweden and we love it here. Dont just count north american viewers.
    This show is beeing sold world wide. with some delay offcourse.

  2. says

    Gitahr
    I have only watch two episodes of Arrow and my options is
    Arrow is completely boring and not many people would watch it so it would be make sense if the cancellation bear would cancel Arrow after season 2 is finished
    I AM NOT A FAN OF THIS SHOW

  3. says

    arrow is another great series not edge of your seat but entertaining and can let the kids watch without cringing about language. etc

  4. Steve Swain says

    Fantastic show, I look forward to it every week. They really need to come up with a better way of “counting” viewers because obviously the Nielsen system no longer works, so many people watch online, TIVO, DVR or even watch via Amazon’s video on demand. Many people also buy the DVD season box sets when available.

  5. erin says

    Cancel Arrow from the cw network and find a different network
    I don’t even watch this show because its totally boring
    90210 fans make sure to vote for the demo ratings to be 2.50 for9 a renewal 90210 season 6 9
    90210 isn’t ready for a cancelation 90210 fans tell the network that there has to be a full 90210 season 6 with no series finale
    dont let the cw network cancel 90210

    • Gitahr says

      You kidding? 90210 is done! I’ve watched it for a while And got anoyed every time.
      Arrow is great! I has 2 storylines great actors and alot of excitement and mystery in it.
      Please make a second season!!!!

  6. Hamza Abu el NASR says

    It is a no brainier renew for a second season and stop making us wait long time for the episodes to come out

  7. Brenda says

    I really like this show. Each week it gets better and more exciting. Hopefully, there will be a second season because I really like these characters.

  8. LatchJohnson says

    I liked the show but its going the way of Lost. I liked to know how he became the Arrow but the initial background we learned right away was enough. Now half the show is in the past, ala Lost and I am quickly losing interest in it.

  9. Teresa Becker says

    This show is an excellent show from the writing to production and acting. Each episode is more riveting. I look forward to Wed nights now with anticpation of another episode. I hope they renew it because it is a heck of a lot better than anything else out there, esp on Wed.

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