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Ben and Kate: Season One Ratings

FOX TV show ben and kate - ratingsWith Ben and Kate, FOX is hoping for another ratings success for their Tuesday night line-up. Will this sitcom hit the mark or end up being cancelled instead? We’ll have to wait and see.

The first season of Ben and Kate typically airs Tuesday nights at 8:30pm on the FOX network. The sitcom’s cast includes Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Echo Kellum.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Ben and Kate is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

UPDATE: FOX has pulled and cancelled the sitcom. Production has been shut down after 16 episodes, leaving three unaired.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 01/22/13
1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 2.53 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 1.34 in the demo with 2.82 million.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.1 in the demo (-8% change) with 2.20 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 2.85 million.

FOX TV show ratingsEpisode 01-11: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 2.36 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 2.91 million.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 12/04/12
1.1 in the demo (-21% change) with 2.60 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 2.96 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 11/27/12
1.4 in the demo (+27% change) with 2.82 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 3.00 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 2.35 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 3.02 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.1 in the demo (-21% change) with 2.39 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 3.12 million.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 10/30/12
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 3.01 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.53 in the demo with 3.24 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 10/23/12
1.4 in the demo (+17% change) with 2.99 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.56 in the demo with 3.29 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 10/16/12
1.2 in the demo (-20% change) with 2.70 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 3.37 million.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 10/09/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 3.23 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 3.59 million.

UPDATE: FOX has ordered a “full season” of 19 episodes.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 10/02/12
1.6 in the demo (-24% change) with 3.32 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 3.76 million.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.21 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 4.21 million.

The premiere was in third place in the demo (barely beating the first hour of the DWTS results show) and was in a distant fourth place in viewership. Compared to the season premiere of Glee one year earlier, FOX was down by 48% in the demo and 54% in total viewers. This wasn’t an encouraging start.

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 Ben and Kate TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Widgets  

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Teresa Kropfeld April 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm



Linda February 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Noooo Fox, please don’t cancel Ben and Kate! It’s a great show – the writing is clever and funny and the actors seem to have great chemistry with each other. I’ve been watching since the beginning and am a loyal fan. I sure hope Fox doesn’t cancel it…I will be so sad…


Leslie January 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Ben and Kate is a great show. Could Hulu pick them up for an online exclusive??


Melissa January 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I love this show…please don’t cancel it!!!!!!


Trish Mink January 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I love this show, and just discovered it about a month ago. Don’t cancel until you give it more time, it is great!!


Colleen November 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I absolutely love this show! It is hilarious! I think all the characters are awesome, including Dakota Johnson as Kate and especially Nat Faxon’s role as Ben and Lucy Punch as BJ. They are just so funny. I hope it sticks around because its the funniest sitcom I’ve seen and really laughed about since Friends ended. Please, please, please don’t let them cancel this one!!!


jelly_man02 November 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Love this show! RENEW RENEW RENEW! Great improv acting, great cast!


Barbeli Slagowski October 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I am loving this show. I watched all the episodes in Huluplus. I have it saved as a favorite. I love both of the main characters personalities. I hope it airs for quite some time! It’s fantastic!


michael milton October 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Loive this show has enough of everything that makes me laugh with out overly filling it with sexual innuendos and tiresome forced attempts at humor. Fox should just keep it on the air as long as it saty between 3 to 4 milltion viewers.


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