Cops: 2012-13 Ratings

cops ratingsThough Cops is FOX’s longest-running series, it was barely on in 2012. Will this be the season that the network will finally cancel the non-scripted series? Stay tuned to find out.

Original episodes of Cops typically air on Saturday nights, running alongside reruns. This is the 25th season.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Cops is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 26.

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

Final season averages:1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.19 million total viewers.

Episode 25-16: Saturday, 05/04/13 (fast affiliate)
0.9 demo rating (+13% change) with 3.16 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 3.19 million.

Episode 25-15: Saturday, 05/04/13 (fast affiliate)
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 2.73 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 3.19 million.

Episode 25-14: Saturday, 03/30/13
0.7 in the demo (-30% change) with 2.67 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 0.96 in the demo with 3.22 million.

Episode 25-13: Saturday, 03/23/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 3.41 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.98 in the demo with 3.27 million.

Episode 25-12: Saturday, 03/16/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 3.28 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.98 in the demo with 3.26 million.

Episode 25-11: Saturday, 03/09/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 3.37 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.99 in the demo with 3.25 million.

Episode 25-10: Saturday, 03/02/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 3.38 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.99 in the demo with 3.24 million.

Episode 25-09: Saturday, 02/23/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.42 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.99 in the demo with 3.23 million.

Episode 25-08: Saturday, 02/09/13
1.1 in the demo (+10% change) with 3.65 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.99 in the demo with 3.20 million.

Episode 25-07: Saturday, 02/09/13
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 3.35 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 3.14 million.

Episode 25-06: Saturday, 02/02/13
1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 3.86 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 3.10 million.

Episode 25-05: Saturday, 02/02/13
1.1 in the demo (+10% change) with 3.54 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 2.95 million.

Episode 25-04: Saturday, 01/19/13
1.0 in the demo (+25% change) with 3.03 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 2.80 million.

Episode 25-03: Saturday, 01/05/12
0.8 in the demo (-11% change) with 2.54 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.83 in the demo with 2.73 million.

FOX TV show ratingsEpisode 25-02: Saturday, 12/22/12
0.9 in the demo (+13% change) with 3.05 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 2.82 million.

Episode 25-01: Saturday, 12/15/12
0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.59 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.8 in the demo with 2.59 million.

Compared to last season’s premiere (in September), Cops was down by 20% in the demo (vs a 1.0 rating) and down by 17% in viewership (vs 3.15 million).


Reference point: The 24th season averaged a 1.3 demo rating with 3.76 million total 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 Cops TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Todd says

    How do people even know it is on? They set this season up for failure. It was gone for so long and returned off and on with little fanfare.

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