Bent: 2011-12 Season Ratings

Bent TV show ratingsHere are the ratings for Bent, NBC’s TV series about a no-nonsense lawyer (Amanda Peet) and contractor Pete (David Walton). The first season of Bent typically airs Wednesday nights on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Bent is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.37 million total viewers.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 04/04/12
0.7 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 1.93 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.83 in the demo with 2.37 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 04/04/12
0.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.27 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.86 in the demo with 2.46 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 03/28/12
0.8 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 2.34 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.88 in the demo with 2.51 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 03/28/12
0.9 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 2.56 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.90 in the demo with 2.56 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 03/21/12
0.8 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 2.38 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.90 in the demo with 2.56 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 03/21/12
1.0 in the 18-49 demographic with 2.75 million total viewers; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.0 in the demo with 2.75 million.

A disappointing start for NBC’s Bent. Both episodes were in fourth place in their timeslots, registering CW-level ratings. After just one night, Bent is the lowest-rated show on the network — with the exception of Saturday night’s all-but-officially-cancelled legal drama, The Firm.


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 Bent TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Lynn says

    Cancelled, Seriously? This is 1 of the funniest shows on NBC. I agree about trying it in a different time/day before canceling it. Give the show a chance.

  2. Sara says

    I LOVE Bent. Do not take it off the air. I love the cast. I tend to watch a show because of the cast and their rapore. I love the take on Jeffrey Tambor’s character. Being older I love his reference the the roles he’s played. We fell in love with J.B. Smoove in “til death. I can only tape two shows at a time and Bent has acquired space on my DVR, a coveted position. Give it a chance!

  3. Brandi says

    Really you take Bent off the air and leave that stupid ass show best friends!!! I hate nbc they always do this 6 episodes really!!!! This is why I try not to watch nbc!! If you dont want to air it let some other network!!!

  4. Brandi says

    Please Renew!!! It will catch on, No one heard of the show because there is no advertisments for it!!! I found it by acident and loved it!! Please bring it back everyone who watched it loved it

  5. Kathy Freese says

    Funny and poignant with an great cast and a unique story line. I hope the show really gets a chance to find an audience. I personally want more than six episodes. It is so much better than any other half hour comedy (situation or other) on any of the networks.

  6. Vanessa says

    I too just got hooked by this show on Hulu Plus. Don’t take it away!!! I will be crushed. It is an excellent show — it just needs a solid chance.

  7. Carolyn says

    Love it! NBC grow a brain it’s a great show the ratings are not regmflecting potential viewership. I just figured out when it’s on, give more people time to convert!

  8. Charley says

    I LOVE BENT! haven’t watched such a good show in so long! its clever, quirky and fun! I absolutely loved it!!! Please bring it back!

  9. Megan says

    I just got hooked on the show only to find out it’s already over! 6 episodes…Really? It’s such a clever, well-written show. Please bring it back!

  10. scott says

    The leads in this show are funny (and Amanda Peet is very nice to look at), and if it is canceled, it’s just one more disappointment by the networks, which often don’t give some shows enough time to develop.
    I don’t think so poorly of Whitney as some people do, but this is definitely a better show.

  11. says

    I loved this show and was upset that it was so suddenly over!! PLEASE DONT TAKE THIS WELL WRITTEN SHOW OFF THE AIR. The humor is non-stop. There are not many comedy shows out there to watch that are clean and funny. This is one of them. Keep it up. Try a different time for higher ratings.

  12. Benjamin says

    This is a funny, well-written show and deserves better than what NBC has given it. They push garbage like ‘Whitney’ but dump on shows like this. A three week run? Really? And after spot promotions? Give shows a chance to grow and give them better time slots.

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