Bunheads: Season One Ratings

Bunheads TV show ratingsABC Family hopes to attract big ratings with Bunheads, a new drama about a Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster) who ends up widowed and teaching dance in a small town far from the Strip. The rest of the cast includes Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont, Kelly Bishop, and Alan Ruck.

Here are the updated TV ratings for Bunheads, the best way to tell if this new TV series will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season of Bunheads typically airs on Monday nights on ABC Family.

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UPDATE: Bunheads has been cancelled after one season.

Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.25 million total viewers.

Episode 01-18: Monday, 02/25/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.01 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.49 in the demo with 1.25 million.

Episode 01-17: Monday, 02/18/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.12 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 0.50 in the demo with 1.27 million.

Episode 01-16: Monday, 02/11/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 0.97 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.51 in the demo with 1.28 million.

Episode 01-15: Monday, 02/04/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.09 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.51 in the demo with 1.30 million.

Episode 01-14: Monday, 01/28/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.12 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.52 in the demo with 1.31 million.

Episode 01-13: Monday, 01/21/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.13 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.53 in the demo with 1.33 million.

Episode 01-12: Monday, 01/14/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.07 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.53 in the demo with 1.34 million.

Episode 01-11: Monday, 01/07/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.23 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 0.55 in the demo with 1.37 million.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 08/20/12 (summer finale)
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.50 million (+33% change).
Season averages: 0.55 in the demo with 1.38 million.

UPDATE: ABC Family has ordered additional episodes of Bunheads.

Episode 01-09: Monday, 08/13/12
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 1.13 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.54 in the demo with 1.37 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 08/06/12
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.17 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.55 in the demo with 1.40 million.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 07/30/12
0.4 demo rating (-33% change) with 1.12 million (-29% change).
Season averages: 0.56 in the demo with 1.43 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 07/23/12
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.58 million (+28% change).
Season averages: 0.58 in the demo with 1.48 million.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 07/16/12
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.24 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 0.58 in the demo with 1.47 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 07/09/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.44 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 1.52 million.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 06/25/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.38 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 1.55 million.

Episode 01-02: Monday, 06/18/12
0.6 demo rating (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.64 million (0% change).
Season average: 0.60 in the demo with 1.64 million.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 06/11/12
0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.64 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.60 in the demo with 1.64 million.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Bunheads TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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125 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Kayde Dedan says

    Please don’t cancel Bunheads, it is so well done, funny, clever, excellent dance and choreography and downright interesting. It is well written, quirky, and unique. Yes, those are the classic attributes of a series begging to be cancelled but surprise us, keep ordering new episodes, they will be watched!!!

  2. Cece says

    Love Bunheads! Funny, sweet and smart. Though I was never a dancer, I love the dance bits, though there’s not so much that it overshadows the rest of the show. The characters are quirky, diverse and marvelous. This needs to be renewed for many more seasons! ABC Family seems to push SAB & PLL, 2 shows that are very cheesy and one note, whereas Bunheads advertising seems like an afterthought. Bunheads is miles better and more fun. ABCF let the world know, Bunheads is wonderful!

  3. Marie says

    Love thus show all caught up from demand. My husband and I love this show. Reminds us of Gilmore girls. Awesome fun show. Please another season

  4. unkystan says

    I’m a guy and I love Bunheads and hope it runs for 5 years. That said, it probably won’t. ABC Family seems to have no love for it. Promotion is minimul at best.

  5. Christina says

    It’s a wonderful family show. Question how are the ratings measured? Is it based on just who watches the show the night it airs? Do they also count those of us that watch via ON DEMAND?

  6. Julia says

    One of the best new shows to come out of 2012, please do the smart thing ABC Family and keep the show coming! The characters are great and I love how Amy Sherman Palladino creates characters that are so believable. I can especially relate to Boo and Michelle! Keep up the “Bunhead” madness for the sake of good TV!

  7. ELISE A JONES says

    I’M 63 AND YES I LOVE THE SHOW! I WAS
    BUNHEAD TOO WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER.
    IT IS JUST LIKE THE SHOW. WOULD LIKE MORE
    DANCING. KEEP IT COMING. THERE ARE GIRLS
    AND BOYS OUT THERE WHO MIGHT LIKE TO FIND.
    OUT WHAT DANCING SCHOOL IS ALL ABOUT.
    EVEN IF THEY ONLY DANCE WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG
    IT GIVES THEM GRACE AND GOOD POSTURE THAT WILL HELP THEM LATER IN LIFE.I ABSOLUTLY LOVE BOO!

  8. Dede Key says

    to be cancelled,
    It started well. Loved it but after 4,5 episodes I got tiered to listen to her unpleasent rpid monologues of Sutton Foster

  9. Jess says

    But its still Rlly good I love it , so I would defiantly want it to renew for a second season with or without more drama :p

  10. Jess says

    I rly like the show and the actors, and this show can be come something great but it needs more drama something big in the second season 2 get ppl to want to see. Maybe a big car crash on the way to a party or something ? .ps that would be an interesting season 2. It could mess with fanny a bit bring back bad memories of Hubble… I think would be a good episode and way more dramatic

  11. Brooke says

    Amy has done it again! Bunheads is one of the best shows on tv today! I grew up with dance in my family and overall it brings back so many memories! I love how she has taken so many actors from Gilmore Girls and have incorporated them into this show. I would have to say Boo is my favorite. She’s sweet, innocent, and the odd ball of the group which I love! I do agree though please add some more dance numbers along the way because the ballerinas are so good!

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