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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.

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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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Blossom Borba March 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I really LOVE BatB!!! I watch it over and over on my dvr waiting for the next episode to come out. There is something about the chemistry and the romance and the action (not too much gore in the stories is what I like about it) that keeps me hooked! Romance in a cop movie how awesome is that?!! I’m so tired of watching all the demented gore on tv and the 15 year love romances that make me roll my eyes and change the channel. I enjoy the suspense and especially the romance for the 30 year old age group! I think we should definitely have another season, there are so many women who watch tv and really enjoy a good love story!!!

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Edna March 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

I love this show, it has everything, romance, drama, humor, suspense and the best cast ever. The chemistry between Jay and Kristen is amazing, no other show can match them.Their romance is beautiful to watch, please renew this wonderful show, it has so much to offer. I would be devastated if it gets cancelled, as I am sure all the passionate fans would be.

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vasileios vasileiadis March 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

hey again i am vasileios from athens greece and i can tell that this show is PERFECT.this time the producer ron koslow made the series much better than the older one with great cast perfect screept and the chemist between cathrin and vincent are perfect and i said that now the producers they have the ability to creat at least 20 seasons if the cast want that and the producers have imagination.kristin kreuk is a GODDESS and jay ryan is much better because than ron perlman he has the abillity to change only when he becomes angry and that with my opinion is great because jay ryan can walk all day through the people.my wish is to see at least 20 seasons more than smallville and in the end i want to see kathrin and vincent toget married together or like a ladysman to die for HER.mirfield can creat and other (beasts)to hunt all the polishstation which kathrin works so for vincent will have the chance to be a hero and protect kathrin and the others.this screept which created by ron koslow i now flexible and that is very good.and when joe the headofficer of the polishstation find out that his brother is envolved with criminals and fake clubs he will understand that his babybrother is enocent as he belives now and the new inspecter is also gilty because he killed the horsman.maybe is also form mirfield.i wish to send my thanks to the producer ron koslow and to the writers to the cast and espetialy to the GODDESS kristin kreuk and jay ryan.i ant to see at least 20 seasons.thank you very much.

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blynn March 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

It’s a fantastic show and the cast is the best there is. I LOVE it and never miss an episode! Please give them s2.

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Arl March 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

i love this show so much n i was really hooked!! BatB is a great show n the story line is Amazing! it’s getting more better n more juicy! lav all the cast.. they are all Fantastic! Kristin n Jay chemistry is really a great actors and they gave me so much love n emotion!! lav them so much! can’t wait for thursday to come to see my favorite show BatB! CW i’m begging u ..please give BatB a second season! thanks!

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Joanne Formisano March 26, 2013 at 4:38 am

This show is one of the best that has been around in a very long time. Please re-new it. It deserves more than one season and won’t disappoint!!!

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Lilia Popova March 26, 2013 at 4:19 am

Beauty and the Beast is probably the best TV show on air right now. It is the real deal, it has its intense moments, its romantic gestures and the action , the drama, the hold – your- breath – scenes – which other show gives you all of this? :) We really need a second season! The story can unfold in so many ways and it is a true feeling of happiness to watch Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk, as they are absolute perfectionists in what they do! #GiveBeautyandtheBeastaSecondSeason

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Jeanette Dibble March 26, 2013 at 3:44 am

We love this show in NZ great cast, great story lines. Keep it coming for a second season.

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AB March 26, 2013 at 3:43 am

I’m totally hooked at this show n i love it so much! BatB is a Great show n cast are all amazing! the story line is great n it’s getting more n more better! Kristin n Jay had an Amazing chemistry n they’re really giving us lot’s of emotion n love in this show!! It has an International fandom that really love n support this show! so please don’t brake our Hearts for loving this show!! Love the Fantacy of VinCat and i’ll not stop watching it coz i do believed in the power of love!! Please! CW give BatB a second season coz it’s really deserved it! Thank u!

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Quotediva March 26, 2013 at 3:31 am

CW am pleading scratch that, begging to please renew BB. Taking it off air would be like exposing as to suffocation.Kristin and Jay is my oxygen and life without them is so not worth living. I sound MAD and you’re right I AM MAD ABOUT Beauty and the BEAST. Renew it for 2nd season please.

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Anna March 26, 2013 at 3:18 am

Please don’t cancel! Best show ever! Love the story line. Keeps you riveted and wanting more Vincat!

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Hannah March 26, 2013 at 2:31 am

I LOVE this series!!! RENEW please. I’ve been waiting for season 2!!!
I love their chemistry Jay and Kristin.

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sally March 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

Really enjoy Beauty and the Beast here in the UK. Hate the way that the US don’t give shows a chance before cancelling them. Please renew this show. The UK love Kat and Vincent.

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Debbie March 26, 2013 at 1:14 am

Please Re-new, this show is getting better episode by episode. The leading couple have great chemistry and we need to get more seasons.

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Heidi March 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Awesome show! Great writers, and excellent cast. Kristen and Jay have amazing chemistry. This show deserves a second season and more. After all, it DID when the People’s Choice Awards!!!

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