CW 2012-13 Ratings Averages [Week 25]

cw-tv-show-ratingsWeek-to-week gains: Nikita.
Week-to-week losses: The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, 90210, and Cult.

Below are the CW TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 25 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, March 17, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

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The CW
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Vampire Diaries (renewed) 1.3 (1.31) 2.80 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 0.6 (0.64) 1.71 season 1 ratings
Hart of Dixie 0.6 (0.56) 1.41 season 2 ratings
The Carrie Diaries 0.5 (0.49) 1.24 season 1 ratings
America’s Next Top Model (renewed) 0.5 (0.48) 1.23 cycle 18 ratings
Gossip Girl (ended) 0.5 (0.45) 0.90 season 6 ratings
90210 (cancelled) 0.4 (0.41) 0.84 season 5 ratings
Emily Owens, MD (cancelled) 0.4 (0.37) 1.27 season 1 ratings
Nikita 0.4 (0.36) 1.17 season 3 ratings
Cult 0.3 (0.25) 0.77 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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  1. Donna says

    Please renew Beauty and the Beast, you have a very talented cast, talented writers, and the show just gets better every week. This is one show I tell everyone to watch! It is so good!!!!!

  2. Liesl says

    Beauty and the Beast definitely deserves a second season. It has really evolved since the pilot and each episode gets better than the next. No other show has me this hooked and I would sacrifice every tv show if it ensured a second season. I recommend it to anyone who likes romance, drama and suspense. JT(Austin Basis) also bring a humorous side to the show and is a reliable sidekick for Vincent(Beast). The chemistry between Vincent and Catherine is amazing and they really know hot to heat things up!

  3. sarah says

    Beauty amd the Beast! I am such a fan of this show. Actually, I am ADDICTED to this show. This has never happened to me before. I love it. Please keep it going!

  4. CLC says

    Love Beauty and Beast – GREAT Show – gets better every week; the chemistry between Catherine and Vincent is fantastic…Look at the rating; its right behind Supernatural.

    So many people are fans; there must be 20 Facebook pages for the show; in the States and around the world!

    Please give it a second season!!

  5. RAF1 says

    I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Beauty & the Beast is renewed for another season. The concept changed mid-season with bringing in a larger cast and story arcs instead of a different story per episode. I do hope those viewers who started to watch then stopped, re-think their decision and give it another try – the show is definitely improving week by week – so CW should allow another season at a minimum.

    There surely has been lots of shows that started off poorly and then improved overtime?

    Let’s hope CW sees the potential of B & B and does re-new. I would be annoyed if it isn’t!

  6. Sandi says

    The best show in the bunch is definitely beauty and the beast. Love the show so much deserves a second season. Please don’t cancel.

  7. Anonymous says

    They better not even for one second think about cancelling Beauty and the Beast or Nikita, these two show are like the best and I’m really invested in both of them. so what ever it is you guys do to determine if a show should stay or not, re-think and re-think again! thank you.

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