CW 2012-13 Ratings Averages [Week 27]

CW TV show ratingsWeek-to-week gains: Supernatural.
Week-to-week losses: The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, and Cult.

Below are the CW TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 27 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, March 31, 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 (1.30) 2.77 season 4 ratings
Arrow (renewed) 1.1 (1.09) 3.30 season 1 ratings
Supernatural (renewed) 0.9 (0.92) 2.13 season 8 ratings
Beauty and the Beast 0.6 (0.63) 1.70 season 1 ratings
Hart of Dixie 0.6 (0.56) 1.41 season 2 ratings
America’s Next Top Model (renewed) 0.5 (0.48) 1.23 cycle 18 ratings
The Carrie Diaries 0.5 (0.47) 1.18 season 1 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 0.2 (0.22) 0.72 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.

Canceled and renewed TV show

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  1. Jonnelle says

    I actually can’t believe why the Carrie diaries has so low rating, I think it is a really good show and there is a lot of people who think so to, if they make a second season the fans will be trilled and I think if you advertise it more on tv and other channel we will get more viewers and ratings it will suck if they cancel Carrie diaries !! I think that we can learn from the show its about growing up and standing up for yourself it’s a fun and funny show for teens like us who enjoy it !! Please don’t cancel it make a second season and then let’s see what happens after that!! :)

  2. Georgia says

    I’m from the UK and I watch the carrie diaries online, I really want it to have another season it’s sooo good and I look forward to watching every week, I will be heart broken if the season finale will be the last episode ever!

  3. Lyn says

    Living in Australia, I have to watch on my pc. Totally in love with this show….there is nothing like it …with the concept and the pure imagination it could go on to be one of the best shows….drama ….romance ( all the women love that )…relationships, I could go on. If the powers that be think there is not enough ratings then they are not looking at the big picture….look at the fan sites….the emails and letters and books sent by fans to keep this wonderful show going. There are other shows on the TV which I cannot comprehend how or why they are still on……As a fan of the 80’s Beauty and the Beast I find the new version more compelling to watch and it has me hooked, dying for the next episode, exploding when they say back in two weeks….Why another break….my heart could not take it if this show is not renewed, please please…..a season 2….3….4….5.

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