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Beauty and the Beast: Season One Ratings

Beauty and the Beast ratingsWith a great lead-in, Beauty and the Beast has the best chance of any new CW show this season of getting solid ratings. Will it survive or, like last year’s Secret Circle, or will it be cancelled?

Following a young beautiful homicide detective and her handsome-yet-scarred protector, Beauty and the Beast typically airs Thursday nights on The CW network. The cast includes Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Brian White, Max Brown, Nicole Gale Anderson, and Austin Basis.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Beauty and the Beast 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:

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.61 million total viewers.

Episode 01-22: Thursday, 05/16/13
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.26 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.61 in the demo with 1.61 million.

Episode 01-21: Thursday, 05/09/13
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.29 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.61 in the demo with 1.63 million.

Episode 01-20: Thursday, 05/02/13
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.23 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.62 in the demo with 1.65 million.

UPDATE: The CW has renewed the series for a second season.

Episode 01-19: Thursday, 04/25/13
0.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 1.24 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 0.63 in the demo with 1.67 million.

Episode 01-18: Thursday, 04/18/13
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.59 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.63 in the demo with 1.69 million.

Episode 01-17: Thursday, 03/28/13
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.50 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 1.70 million.

Episode 01-16: Thursday, 03/21/13
0.6 in the demo (+20% change) with 1.72 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 1.71 million.

Episode 01-15: Thursday, 03/14/13
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.43 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 1.71 million.

Episode 01-14: Thursday, 02/21/13
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.52 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 1.73 million.

Episode 01-13: Thursday, 02/14/13
0.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 1.40 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.66 in the demo with 1.74 million.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 02/07/13
0.6 in the demo (-14% change) with 1.48 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.67 in the demo with 1.78 million.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 01/31/13
0.7 in the demo (0% change) with 1.72 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 1.80 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 01/24/13
0.7 in the demo (+17% change) with 1.79 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 1.81 million.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 12/13/12
0.6 in the demo (+20% change) with 1.59 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 1.81 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 01-08: Thursday, 12/06/12
0.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 1.41 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.69 in the demo with 1.84 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 11/29/12
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.52 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.71 in the demo with 1.90 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 11/15/12
0.6 in the demo (-14% change) with 1.56 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.73 in the demo with 1.96 million.

UPDATE: The CW has given the show a full season of episodes.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 11/08/12
0.7 in the demo (+17% change) with 1.84 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.76 in the demo with 2.04 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 11/01/12
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.70 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.77 in the demo with 2.09 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 10/25/12
0.6 in the demo (-14% change) with 1.88 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.83 in the demo with 1.88 million.

UPDATE: The CW has ordered three additional scripts.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 10/18/12
0.7 in the demo (-42% change) with 2.00 million (-28% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 2.39 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 10/10/12
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.78 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.20 in the demo with 2.78 million.

Year-to-year, compared to The Secret Circle’s premiere in the same post-Vampire Diaries timeslot, the network was down by 8% in the demo (vs a 1.3 rating) and down 8% in viewership (vs 3.05 million). While these numbers were still very good, Beauty and the Beast won’t survive if its numbers fall like Secret Circle’s did.


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 Beauty and the Beast TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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{ 355 comments… read them below or add one }

Lana March 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

This show & supernatural are shows that I can just relax into. They cannot take this away from me, I will not stand for it!!!

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Lisa Madsen March 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

Awesome show! Please bring it back for a second season. I can’t wait for Thursday nights-Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast.

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Rhonda Enright March 16, 2013 at 1:42 am

Love this show!! Please don’t let this be another great show go by the wayside. Great acting and so much better than the first series.

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Anonymous March 16, 2013 at 12:26 am

Love this show!! One of my all time favorite. Please continue and don’t cancel.

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Rachel March 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

#Please dont cancel, we want a second season. i’m hooked!!

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Amanda March 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

love this show! Last nights episode was hot! That love scene made the love scenes in some romance movies look bad.

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lanam March 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

i think Beauty and the Beast DESERVES a 2nd season; the show is starting to heat up and has so much potential. i loved Secret Circle a lot, but don’t think it has any chance returning – the ship has sailed unfortunately; but B&theB still has a chance and CW would be wrong for canceling it… for one thing they need to advertise it more – show more promos in b/w other shows. whoever runs the advertising dept. is doing a bad job, this is why Secret Circle didn’t have a chance. CW has their fave shows and ONLY shows promos for them (i watch some they promote) now they need to do this w/the new shows that have come on.

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LAURA March 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Please Please Don’t CANCEL !! BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IS THE BEST SHOW ON THE CW…IT MUST COME BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON, IT DESERVES A SECOND SEASON!!!!!! VINCENT & CATHERINE FOREVER <3

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LAURA March 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Beauty and the Beast is a great show !! It needs needs to have a SECOND SEASON

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Shean March 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

BATB is a great show and deserve to get the season 2

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avbello March 14, 2013 at 4:24 am

They just need to bring back the Secret Circle

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moestar March 14, 2013 at 3:44 am

BatB deserves a 2nd season

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texasbelle March 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Give BATB a chance. I want to see where the relationships between Cat and Vince,
Tess and the boss.
The show started a little slow but has picked up the pace. The charters had to be defined as the story unfolds.
Must be a S2….

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Ana March 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

Beauty and the Beast is a great show and millions have been hooked. It deserves a second season!

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April March 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Great show! Please don’t cancel!!!!

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