Chuck: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Chuck ratingsHere are the ratings for the Chuck TV series. Chuck (Zachary Levi), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) have all been fired by the government and set up their own freelance spy company. The fifth and final season of Chuck typically airs Friday nights at 8pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Chuck is getting a proper send off for its final season. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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

Season five final averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.44 million total viewers.

Episode 05-13: Friday, 1/27/12 (series finale)
1.3 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 4.31 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.98 in the demo with 3.44 million.
Demo average rank: #16 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-12: Friday, 1/27/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 4.10 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.96 in the demo with 3.37 million.
Demo average rank: #16 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-11: Friday, 1/20/12
1.1 in the demo (+22% episode-to-episode change) with 3.82 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.94 in the demo with 3.30 million.
Demo average rank: #16 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-10: Friday, 01/13/12:
0.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.17 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.92 in the demo with 3.25 million.
Demo average rank: #16 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-09: Friday, 1/6/12
0.9 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 3.26 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.92 in the demo with 3.26 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-08: Friday, 12/30/11
0.8 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 3.07 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.93 in the demo with 3.26 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-07: Friday, 12/23/11:
1.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.41 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.94 in the demo with 3.29 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-06: Friday, 12/16/11:
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 3.22 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.93 in the demo with 3.28 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-05: Friday, 12/9/11
1.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.69 million; three way tie for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.94 in the demo with 3.29 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-04: Friday, 11/18/11
0.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.11 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.93 in the demo with 3.19 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-03: Friday, 11/11/11
0.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.13 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.93 in the demo with 3.22 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-02: Friday, 11/4/11
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 3.1 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.95 in the demo with 3.26 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-01: Friday, 10/29/11:
1.0 in the 18-49 demographic with 3.42 million total viewers; second in the timeslot, tied with A Gifted Man repeat and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Season average: 1.00 in the demo with 3.42 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

The premiere was down by 50%, when compared to last season’s debut. However, that was on a Monday night and this season’s debut was on opposite the 7th World Series game so we’ll have to wait until next week to get a good idea of how many people are truly tuning in. Having said that, this is still a lousy start for the season.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.19 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 like the Chuck TV series? Do you think it should end or return for a sixth season?

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  1. JustLoveChuck says

    I just discovered Chuck on Netflix and it is an ‘awesome’ show and I am so sorry to discover that it only got 5 years on TV. NBC what is wrong with you that a great show like this one does not get more time ?

  2. Jeffrey Euart says

    I agree with all the above that CHUCK should have been extended. It is a good family fun show with drama, loving caring people and comedy. The cast is great and unfortunately, once again, a good family enjoyed show is gone. Bring it back ! The cast too! It was a mistake to cancel it.

  3. Dusty Hayes says

    I think that chuck should have been renewed come on, you should get people to get more attention to it and have had people with sending in donations to help save the show and to make to where you have a lot more people watching, please bring back chuck for another one or two more seasons and try to get the fans involved, the more fans you involve the better a show gets that means ask the fans of what they need to add to the show to make it to help keep it on, I hope when season 5 comes out they’re two diffrent endings other then what actually happened at the end… Come on people speak up for chuck show your chuck power and find the chuck or sarah or casey or morgan in you and show this tv station what we can do to help…

  4. Eric says

    This is my absolute favorite T.V. show and I’m pretty disappointed that it’s over. They could have at least added a few more episodes at the end.

  5. Linda says

    Chuck shouldn’t have went off the air. One of the best shows on television. The last real show on television that our family could watch and love. Nothing to replace it with. Still can bring it back.

  6. Jenny says

    I think that they should add one more extended ending to the series. I thought it was a bitter sweet ending, and could have been improved. Not saying I didn’t like it, or I think that the ending should have been fairy tale like, just that I was somewhat disappointed.

    Warning Spoiler Questions!
    Why does Chuck have to still have the intersect in his head at the end?
    Why couldn’t Sarah remember/ act like Sarah used to when she really loved him?
    Did Casey end up getting Gertrude?

  7. says

    I have never missed an episode of “Chuck”! I am so disappointed to see it go! My only consolation is that they now have enough episodes to allow syndication, so maybe TNT or USA will air the series from the first episode! I hope the finale is satisfying this week – I’m excited, but I keep thinking – this is the last night of “Chuck”, I can’t believe it! Good luck to all the actors, I hope to see you (them) again!

  8. Faith Wood says

    I have been a fan of Chuck since it first came on. I will hate to see it end. i hope the 2hr event will go off with a great ending.
    Faith from Georgia

  9. Pikachu says

    My dad watches Chuck and Blue Bloods on Fridays. He loves those shows. I’m planning on watching the series finale of Chuck with my dad on January 27.

  10. roger samuel says

    its sad to know this is the last season of CHUCK but they should of give it a full season.this seasons stories for chuck are not that good. it seems they just dont care an they want to get it over with. i wish chuck could of had a couple more seasons its sad to see it go

  11. Cyburbs says

    I love the show. Its stupid, but I still love it. There has only been two or three terrible episodes. The actors are excellent. They need to fire the script writers, and get more talent in that department.

  12. Craig says

    The show is doing CW numbers. There is no way it will make it to next season, or NBC is in much worse condition than I thought.

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