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. Austin says

    The arrow is the first show that has had 2 consecutive seasons and I am loving it. Just finished the 1st season and I can’t wait for season 2, well I can’t wait for the second season to come out!

  2. Ernie Webber says

    Definitely renew it. They cancel shows too quickly these days. Look what happened to Family Guy

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