CW 2013-14 Season Ratings

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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  1. Lauren says

    Have absolutely fallen in love with both Star Crossed & Beauty and the Beast! Really hope neither of them are canceled!! Especially not mid-season :O

  2. Madison says

    Please keep STAR CROSSED! It’s the best thing since the original Vampire Diaries! I love it.

    It’s a big mistake to cancel something after just one season. People are still finding this show and it should be allowed at least another WHOLE SEASON … no mid season cancellations!

    I think the CW has to realize that on Monday nights, there are two huge network shows on — The Voice and I think that dancing with stars show is on too and they grab a ton of ratings.

    There are lot of people DVR-ing Star Crossed (like I did in the beginning because I watch the voice.) I now watch STAR CROSSED LIVE because I can’t wait to see what happens each week and I DVR the voice.

    PLEASE GIVE IT A CHANCE. As you can see, this great new show has world-wide viewing! That’s an achievement!

    Thanks for listening.

  3. Tammy says

    The two shows that I am rooting for that are in trouble are Dracula and Star-Crossed. They both got released at questionable times and did not have adequate support by their respective networks, however, Dracual fanbased picked up at the end and Star-Crossed has held steady with the viewers that started watching it. A good reason to give each of these shows another season, as long as the networks, you know, support the shows with advertising.

  4. mike says

    Love “whose Line”…. maybe a Sunday night, or mid week run would produce better ratings… leave it on!

  5. mel says

    Keep Beauty and the Beast it is a really great show that I look forward to watch every week because it’s always changing every espiode .So don’t cancel this show

  6. Mike says

    Keep The Tomorrow People!!! I’ve been watching it religiously since it started and every episode is AMAZING!!! Story is awesome, Effects are awesome and the characters are awesome!!!

  7. Lisa says

    Keep STARCROSSED BEST SHOW IVE EVER SEEN cw must be crazy to cancel .. I’m from the u.k I was hooked after the first episode and we are far behind the u.s 5th episode tommorrow excited to say the least I watch a lot of programes nothing comes even remotely close to STARCROSSED like I said earlier the best show it covers a lot of topics for every age the cast are brilliant the story is fantastic wot more can u get from a program every episode just gets better :-))) CW KEEEP STARCROSSED!!!

  8. bETSY says

    I believe Beauty and the Beast has great potential. I love the show its great. I understand the low rating but I don’t think it was advertised as well as other shows. I truly hope the do no cancel it. It is something a bit different with a great storyline.

    • Tammy says

      There is only one reason Hart of Dixie is getting renewed. Syndication. It’s likely to be a very short season as well. CW might have more room in their schedule than people think. Especially if they start doing scripted tv season during the summer live, which is what I heard is there endgame. I think we might be surprised by more renewals than expected.

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