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CW 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 18]

CW ratingsBelow are the CW TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, January 27, 2013; the end of week 18 of the 2012-13 season. Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: Hart of Dixie, Nikita, and Emily Owens, MD.
Week-to-week losses: The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, The Carrie Diaries, and 90210.

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The CW
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Vampire Diaries 1.4 (1.37) 2.89 season 4 ratings
Arrow 1.2 (1.16) 3.48 season 1 ratings
Supernatural 0.9 (0.89) 2.08 season 8 ratings
Beauty and the Beast 0.7 (0.68) 1.81 season 1 ratings
Hart of Dixie 0.6 (0.57) 1.41 season 2 ratings
The Carrie Diaries 0.6 (0.55) 1.44 season 1 ratings
90210 0.5 (0.48) 0.96 season 5 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
Emily Owens, MD 0.4 (0.36) 1.25 season 1 ratings
Nikita 0.3 (0.35) 1.12 season 3 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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Anonymous February 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Happy to hear Arrow, Vampire Diaries and Supernatural are renewed for next season, def. want Nikita back for next season


erin February 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Yes I was surprised On the Demo Raitings averages
Carrie Daires
Hart Of Dixie
Beauty And The Beast
These Shows Have to be Renwed

CW Worst shows are American Next Top Model Arrow Cancel them
The Worst Shows


erin February 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I Want 90210 to be Renewed it is most XD it is my favorite show on the cw network I think the CW Network Should Comapre Vampire Daires Raitings with 90210 raitings and see how certain 90210 will placed with A full Season 6


erin January 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Keep thous Raitings up for a renewal for 90210
Millions of viwers have to keep watching 90210
So the cw network can get better raitngs for 90210


erin January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

American Next Top Model is the longest Programing show on the CW network
ANTM started airing the show from 2003 and the cw network are still renwing it
No Wonder why GG, One Tree Hill, Ringer, Secret Cricle got Cancel


Alex January 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm

My guesses:

Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Arrow will definitely be renewed!
Hart of Dixie, Beauty and Beast will likely be renewed.
Carrie Diaries, Nikita will likely be cancelled (though I can see still see Nikita sticking around for another season somehow).
90210, America’s Next Top Model will likely be cancelled.

I want Supernatural to be renewed most XD it’s my favourite show on TV. And Arrow’s working very well with Supernatural on Wednesdays – hoping to see the same pairing next season!


erin January 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Please Cancelation
American Next Top Model
Emily Ownes

Millon Of Viwers Watch Less
America Next Top Model
Emily Ownes


erin January 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm

90210 better get renewed for a full season 6
Millon Of viwers Watch
Vampires Daires
BEAUTY And The Beast
Hart Of Dixie
Carrie Diares

Emily Ownes Arrow American Next Top Model are


erin January 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

Vampire Diares
Supernatural for 25 season
Hart Of Dixie
Beauty And the Best
Cancelation. Bear American Next Top Model Arrow Emily Ownes


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