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CW 2013-14 Season Ratings (updated 10/11/14)

cw-tv-show-ratingsOf the five networks, The CW has the fewest hours of primetime to fill but they’re not finding it any easier to find hits. Most of their returning shows are way down year-to-year and some of their new series are struggling. Which will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned!

CW shows this season (so far): The 100, America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Backpackers, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Famous in 12, Hart of Dixie, Masters of Illusion, Nikita, The Originals, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Reign, Seed, Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, The Vampire Diaries, and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

How does The CW decide what to cancel or renew? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play an important role. The higher the ratings, the better chance a show has of surviving. Here’s how the network’s shows are doing so far:

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A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released. The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing), unless marked with an asterisk (*). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.

Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are therefore supposedly harder to reach.

Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.

The networks take into account when shows air on Fridays or Saturday, nights when TV viewership is lower.

What do you think? Which shows are you rooting for? Which one isn’t as big a hit as you thought? Are you hoping any series will get cancelled to make room for something else?


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Anonymous November 27, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Please forever keep reign it’s is amazing. One of the best show on TV in a while.


Courtney November 26, 2014 at 1:11 am

Reign is my favourite please don’t let it get cancled!!! Vampire Diaries, the Originals, the 100, Supernatural and Arrow are all also the best and I would hate to see them cancled.


Anonymous November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Reign, the originals, Arrow, and The 100, are all great shows and I hope they keep them all around. PLEASE RENEW!


Lynne November 12, 2014 at 3:12 am

I LOVE Reign!!


Erika November 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Supernatural is by far the best, just started watching on Netflix and love it! TVD is up there too!


Anonymous November 11, 2014 at 7:33 am

Reign and Arrow are two of the best shows I have seen in ages. They both have made me so impressed with the CW channel. The casting and production of these 2 shows is amazing! I would be lost without both of them. Please don’t cancel either show!! I know that Arrow is safe, but Reign should be as well!!! The world needs shows ljke Reign to take us back to yesteryear!! Its really an amazing show. Keep up the good work CW!!


Madison November 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I totally agree with the comments about Reign. I love Reign and look forward to watching it every week since its’ premier. Everything is great … from the writers, the actors, the costume design and scenery and the best is the weekly story line! You never know what to expect. Reign is network television’s version of Game of Thrones (which I like, but is a bit too graphic for my taste).


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