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CW 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 19]

CW TV showsBelow are the CW TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, February 3, 2013; the end of week 19 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: Nikita and Emily Owens, MD.
Week-to-week losses: Arrow, Hart of Dixie, 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 1.1 (1.14) 3.43 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 (0.56) 1.40 season 2 ratings
The Carrie Diaries 0.5 (0.53) 1.42 season 1 ratings
90210 0.5 (0.47) 0.94 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 (0.37) 1.25 season 1 ratings
Nikita 0.4 (0.36) 1.13 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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