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. lois says

    They should have cancelled Hart of Dixie instead are ttp and sc and tcd. All these shows was better than hart of Dixie with it low rating like the others that was cancelled. Shouldn’t give it but 6 episodes final. They always renewing that show for no reason.

  2. Lola says

    What??? Nooooo, please, give a chance for Star Crossed and The Tommorow People! Renew it! This two shows are so much better than Beauty and the Beast, and The Vampire Diaries (which gets worst with every aired episode).
    Seriously, if SC and TTP air on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – it can get a much more viewers. CW canceled this two amazing shows, killed it, without giving any chance to prove, that they are awesome. Please, please, please keep SC and TTP for another season.

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  4. Crystal Brown says

    Save TTP at twitter & on facebook at Save The Tomorrow People, they have 48 members and joined facebook on Thursday!!!! Let’s Save The Tomorrow People!!

  5. Stacey says

    It is a wise decision to reconsider and determine CW programming people erred in thinking for a moment that it would be okay to cancel Star Crossed or The Tomorrow People

  6. Dawn says

    WOW WTF how did Beauty and the Beast get renewed over The tomorrow People and Star Crossed when BATB was 12th out of 13 and TTP was 7th and SC was 10th, do the network people not notice( Big difference in ratings overall) and considering BATB is its 2nd season, why do they cancel the shows in their first seasons way too early, give them the benefit of the doubt!!! Please reconsider TTP and SC!!!

    • Stacey says

      I am just as stunned. I have been watching this channel since Charmed. i have always had faith in there programming. i cant believe they let me down. i tried watching Beauty… i could not do it. i did not find it interesting. Star Crossed and the Tomorrow People have both caused me to stay and watch it the night it aired. unlike Hart of Dixie, supernatural, & Vampire diaries/Originals, which i always watch “when i have time” i only seen 1 episode of reign. didn’t grab me like the star crossed and tomorrow people.

      • anne says

        I have tried to watch beauty and the beast. .. can’t get into it. I was hooked on Star Crossed since the beginning! Why cancel something that hasn’t even had a chance!? The ratings went up since the first episode! Just change the time or day it airs and I guarantee more viewers!

      • Crystal Brown says

        I accidently put down a different facebook site for TTP by accident!! Its supposed to be Savethetomorrowpeopl or go to , or if you feel like it joine the one I put down earlier and this one to and join us on twitter at # Save TTP. Thank You!

    • Crystal Brown says

      Anyone out there, who wants to try there hardest to get TTP back follow-us on twitter at SaveTTP and on facebook at Save The Tomorrow People, its the one with 48 followers maybe more by now! And it just joined facebook on Thursday!! So, please follow-us to save TTP !!!

  7. shay says

    beauty and the beast, whose line is it anyway shud get cancelled because they have low ratings and the carrie diaries, the tomorrow people, and star-crossed should NOT be cancelled and i know i can speak on behalf of heaps of my family and friends

  8. kay says

    you guys obviously have no clue what a superb series is meant to be…YAY for BATB renewal I’m soooo happy for s3!! big thanks to the CW for this smart decision and all the fans around the globe, we all deserve and need it! it’s the best series in a long time if not even THE BEST ever! will never understand how crap like Castle, The Finder, Supernatural, Hart of Dixie and all that other bullshit could even be produced. simply boring shows

  9. Chris says

    Renewing Beauty and Beast and not renewing Tomorrow people? What a joke really. You wanna call yourselves a decent TV program and you yet renew the worst series over the good ones. Bring the Tomorrow People back! We want to watch Tomorrow People Season 2!

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