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Blue Bloods: Season Three Ratings

blue bloods season three ratingsCBS’ Blue Bloods is a success in viewership but the demo ratings could certainly be better. Is this the year that they improve — or decline so that the TV show will be cancelled? Stay tuned to find out.

The third season of Blue Bloods typically airs on Friday nights at 10pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Len Cariou, and Jennifer Esposito.

Below are the TV show’s latest ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Blue Bloods is going to be cancelled or renewed for season four.

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

Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.83 million total viewers.

Episode 03-23: Friday, 05/10/13
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 10.30 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 10.83 million.

Episode 03-22: Friday, 05/03/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 10.02 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 10.85 million.

Episode 03-21: Friday, 04/26/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 10.46 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 10.89 million.

Episode 03-20: Friday, 04/12/13
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 10.65 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 10.91 million.

Episode 03-19: Friday, 04/05/13
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 10.99 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 10.92 million.

UPDATE: Blue Bloods has been renewed for a fourth season by CBS.

Episode 03-18: Friday, 03/15/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 10.41 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 10.92 million.

Episode 03-17: Friday, 03/08/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 10.72 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 10.95 million.

Episode 03-16: Friday, 02/22/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 11.21 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 10.97 million.

Episode 03-15: Friday, 02/15/13
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.73 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 10.95 million.

Episode 03-14: Friday, 02/08/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 11.24 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 10.96 million.

Episode 03-13: Friday, 02/01/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 11.50 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 10.94 million.

Episode 03-12: Friday, 01/18/13
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 11.64 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 10.90 million.

Episode 03-11: Friday, 01/11/13
1.6 in the demo (+23% change) with 11.22 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 10.83 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 03-10: Friday, 01/04/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.18 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 10.79 million.

Episode 03-09: Friday, 12/07/12
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 11.17 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 10.86 million.

Episode 03-08: Friday, 11/30/12
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 11.31 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 10.82 million.

Episode 03-07: Friday, 11/09/12
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 11.32 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 10.75 million.

Episode 03-06: Friday, 11/02/12
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 11.05 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 10.65 million.

Episode 03-05: Friday, 10/26/12
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 11.06 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 10.57 million.

Episode 03-04: Friday, 10/19/12
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.29 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 10.45 million.

Episode 03-03: Friday, 10/12/12
1.4 in the demo (+17% change) with 10.53 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 10.51 million.

Episode 03-02: Friday, 10/05/12
1.2 in the demo (-20% change) with 9.77 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 10.50 million.

Episode 03-01: Friday, 09/28/12
1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.22 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 11.22 million.

Compared to last season’s premiere, Blue Bloods was down by 25% in the demo (vs a 2.0 rating) and down by 7% in viewership (vs 12.06 million).


Reference point: The second season of Blue Bloods averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.32 million viewers.

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 Blue Bloods TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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Pamela Kitsmiller January 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I think it would be a shame to cancel this show! It has an excellent chemistry. Maybe do not focus on Danny Reagan so much and give the other cast members a story line more often, especially Tom Selleck.
Please give it a 4th season!

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Mike Campbell January 20, 2013 at 1:52 am

Bring back Jennifer Esposito, CBS decision to not try to help with her filming schedule really hurt the chemistry of the show. Jackie was a main character with potential for further story lines. To Selleck is always a draw, but messing with a main character while the show is just starting to gel was a bad call. Shows like this are good FAMILY shows that are enojoyable. If this show fails it is on the NETWORK

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janice auddino January 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

love it. Rew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jeff January 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I’m from New Zealand and Blue Bloods doesn’t screen here yet, and I watch online. I have to say Blue Bloods isn’t the same without Jennifer Esposito, that new actress isn’t that great, her and danny don’t work that well together she doesn’t seem the detective type of person. PLEASE BRING JENNIFER BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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janice auddino January 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

I am in complete agreement. I love the show because of it’s family values.
However, I also believe this new actress is not cut out for the part. Bring back Jennifer Esposito she and Danny were made for each other as partners, there was chemistry there.

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Ann January 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

BlueBloods is a GREAT family oriented show for the working class family.
It has character, family values, morals and delivers valuable lessons in
connecting to family and job. It is a GREAT show and should not be ancelled.
The writers of this show need applauded. The character of Tom Seleck as well
as the other actors are perfect in their rolls. The acting is so realistic that
you get lost in the show. Whoever picked the actors for their rolls did excellent.
A true clean family oriented show that should not be cancelled.

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Maria R January 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

GREAT show! My family is NYPD and we all enjoy watching Blue Bloods weekly. But a very poor choice for the replacement of Dannys partner Jackie. The girl certainly does not look or act the part of a detective…let alone a girl from NY…..upstate new york boonies perhaps. Shed be better off cast on one of those Amish reality shows. Not much in the way of acting either. Must be a relation to a big wig on the show. Hope the ratings are not affected by this change. :((

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Nancy January 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

This is one of the best shows on CBS. Please do not cancel it. The four shows I always plan to watch each week are Blue Bloods, CSI-NY, NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles. All great shows with actors who work well together, interesting plots, and fast paced action. I especially like Blue Bloods because of the family aspect of the show. All the actors are very believable in their roles. I would like for CBS to have one or two shows featuring Joe, the son who was killed, maybe in a flashback type of setting. I think that would be very interesting.

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Lee Walters January 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

Sorry to say but unless they bring back Jennifer, I dont care if they renew for a 4th season. I gave it 5 shows with that horrible replacement actress and after last nights episode, will not be watching anymore. I have been watching since day one and the show was amazing because all the characters worked so well together, until the dismissal of Jennifer. Donnie and Megan have LESS THEN no chemistry!!!! You cant have a show teaching family values and loyalty and then treat the actors/actresses inreal lofe lile gatbage, it has ruined it. Bring Jennifer back, get the fans backs!!!!

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Maria R January 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

AGREED!!!

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Anonymous January 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I agree!! N

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bowie January 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Good Show need more family show less reality shows

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Jean Harris December 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Please do not cancel Blue Bloods. It is our favorite program.

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Tonya December 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Blue Bloods needs to be renewed and kept on for a few more seasons. I watch Blue Bloods every Friday and own the first season DVDs and just bought the second season. It is refreshing to see a show that deals more with the multi-generational aspect of the family. There are plenty of shows that are based only on the crime. It’s doing well so CBS needs to forget about the 18-49 demographics. Other age groups need shows that appeal to them and obviously there are plenty of people who like Blue Bloods. Besides, it would be criminal to take Tom Selleck off the air.

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Jill December 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Blue Bloods is an excellent show with an excellent cast!! It’s great to see Tom in such a serious yet occasionally humorous roll!! Donnie does a fantastic job too!! I really miss Jennifer though!! I sure hope the powers that be bring her back in whatever capacity she can be on!! When an illness attacks your body, you are a victim and for her to be let go because of that illness is just victimizing her all over again!! I’m sure there is some position she can fulfill part time that would keep her and her personality/relationship with Donnie still connected!!!
Please renew Blue Bloods AND bring back Jennifer!! ( don’t care for Donnie’s new partner!!blah)
Thanks for listening!!

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geri December 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Blue Bloods is an excelent show. Tom Selleck is at his best. I also think that Donnie Wahberg is a very good actor as is the rest of the cast. They work together seamlessly, but their talents would be wasted without exceptional writting and production staff.

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Barbara November 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

BlueBloods is one of the best written and delivered shows on TV today. I stay home on Friday night just to watch it. They tackle tough ethical issues with valor and humor. It demonstrates what a healthy family looks like, we need more of this kind of television. The characters aren’t perfect, they are flawed, but they are good people. I urge the station to keep it going.

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Joe & bonnie November 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

This is a a great show its family oriented, we look forward to watching it some times we go away and we make sure that we record the show so we can watch it. the story lines are great and I know that your not running out of ideas you stand in central park you get an idea real quick. look at what just happened this would be a a great show to promote to help new yorkers and the people in new jersey. If one thing blue blood watchers do is always learn from you stories. bottom line don’t cancel it would be a big mistake

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