CW 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 23]

CW TV show ratingsBelow are the CW TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 23 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, March 3, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: Arrow.
Week-to-week losses: The Carrie Diaries, 90210, Nikita, and Cult.

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The CW
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Vampire Diaries (renewed) 1.3 (1.32) 2.83 season 4 ratings
Arrow (renewed) 1.1 (1.11) 3.36 season 1 ratings
Supernatural (renewed) 0.9 (0.91) 2.12 season 8 ratings
Beauty and the Beast 0.7 (0.65) 1.73 season 1 ratings
Hart of Dixie 0.6 (0.56) 1.40 season 2 ratings
The Carrie Diaries 0.5 (0.51) 1.29 season 1 ratings
America’s Next Top Model 0.5 (0.48) 1.23 cycle 18 ratings
Gossip Girl (final season) 0.5 (0.45) 0.90 season 6 ratings
90210 (ending) 0.4 (0.43) 0.86 season 5 ratings
Emily Owens, MD 0.4 (0.37) 1.27 season 1 ratings
Nikita 0.4 (0.36) 1.15 season 3 ratings
Cult 0.3 (0.30) 0.84 season 1 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final CW show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on Friday nights

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.

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4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. OliverQueenSaraLance says

    Arrow with the most viewers on The CW yet #2 on the demo rating?! That doesn’t make sense to me…its by far my favorite and the best show on the network!

  2. Yud Gr says

    I love Nikita. It so addictive… and I really don’t understand how is it they have such low rating. I mean action, drama, comic relief, hot guys, hot girls, complex relationships, evil masterminds and smart replays.
    Cw did a really bad job with the time slot and marketing of the show. I really hope they will do two thing: one pick up the show for four season and two start from the beginning in a better time slot with lot’s more marketing so the show will get the credit she deserve.

  3. Jackson Family says

    Please do not cancel Hart of Dixie. It’s my family favorite show. The ploblem with the network is they move the t.v. show nights to much. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the days I can get my family all together rest of the week for get it.

  4. erin says

    90210 Demo actual should be 1.1 11 or 1.32 for a 90210 renewal for season 6
    GG, Demo actual should be 5.5 or 5.32 for a renewal for GG Season 7
    Carrie Diares Demo actual 6.6 or 6.32 for a renewal for a Carrie Diares season 2
    Beauty And the Beast Demo raitings actual for a renewal for Beauty And the Beast
    Season 2

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