The CW has had ratings success with supernatural shows so now they’re trying a thriller/horror series. Will Cult develop a big following or will it be cancelled after one season — like its Tuesday predecessor, Emily Owens, MD? Stay tuned to find out!
Cult follows a journalist and a production assistant as they investigate fans who may be re-creating the crimes committed on a popular TV series. Starring Matthew Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, and Robert Knepper, the show typically airs Tuesday nights and the network has ordered 13 episodes.
Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Cult will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
UPDATE: The CW has pulled the show and cancelled it. The remaining episodes may turn up online.
Episode 01-07: Friday, 04/05/13
0.2 in the demo (+100% change) with 0.62 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 0.21 in the demo with 0.71 million.
Episode 01-06: Friday, 03/29/13
0.1 in the demo (-50% change) with 0.54 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 0.22 in the demo with 0.72 million.
Episode 01-05: Friday, 03/22/13
0.2 in the demo (0% change) with 0.73 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.24 in the demo with 0.76 million.
Episode 01-04: Friday, 03/15/13
0.2 in the demo (0% change) with 0.72 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.25 in the demo with 0.77 million.
Episode 01-03: Friday, 03/08/13
0.2 in the demo (-33% change) with 0.68 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.27 in the demo with 0.79 million.
Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 02/26/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 0.82 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.30 in the demo with 0.84 million.
Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 02/19/13
0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.86 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.30 in the demo with 0.86 million.
Compared to the ratings from a year earlier (an episode of Ringer), the network was down by 40% in the demo (vs a 0.5 rating) and down by 31% in viewership (vs 1.25 million).
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 Cult TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
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