Final Witness: Summer 2012 Ratings

Final Witness TV show ratingsThe producers of this new ABC TV series look for big ratings while investigating some of the most shocking murders in the United States. Final Witness typically airs on Wednesday nights at 10pm on the ABC network. There are seven episodes in the first season.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the Summer 2012 season, the best way to tell if Final Witness will be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

Check out our ABC summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.86 million total viewers.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 08/08/12
0.8 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 2.81 million.
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 3.86 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 08/01/12
0.7 in the demo (-30% episode-to-episode change) with 2.56 million.
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 4.03 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 07/25/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 3.97 million.
Season averages: 0.96 in the demo with 4.33 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 07/18/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 4.29 million.
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 4.42 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 07/11/12
1.1 in the demo (+120% episode-to-episode change) with 4.29 million.
Season averages: 0.87 in the demo with 4.46 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 07/04/12
0.5 in the demo (-50% episode-to-episode change) with 4.88 million.
Season averages: 0.75 in the demo with 4.54 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 06/27/12
1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.21 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 4.21 million.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Final Witness TV series? How do you think it compares to the other newsmagazines?

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  1. Hope says

    I still remember the episodes and looked forward to it every Wednesday to see what people would think of when committing these crimes and why..would love to see it come back!

  2. PRESTIN says

    PLEEEEEAAAASE Bring back Final Witness. Never seen a show like that before. So compelling of a show. Really looking forward to a season 2…..so please bring the it back. BEST SHOW EVER, HANDS DOWN.

  3. Kelly says

    I love everything about Final Witness. I would really like to see this show back on the air. It is the best show I have ever seen on t.v. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

  4. Popcorn Judy says

    This was a good show and so much better than so many shows currently airing.
    Please bring it back!

  5. chuck says

    I hope they bring final witness back for season 2. Ive been watching reruns of it on ID Discovery. If ABC doesnt pick it up for season 2 hope ID will pick it up. Considering I like the show it probably will get the axe.

  6. Nicole says

    Please bring back Final Witness, if you are worried about ratings you probably need to look at the day of the week & time but it is a very necessary at a different of the crimes committed across the u.s. BRING FINAL WITNESS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Miranda Lewis says

    I really hope that they bring this back for a second season. Out of all of the true crime shows this is the best one out there. PLEASE DON’T GET RID OF THIS WONDERFUL SHOW!!!!!

  8. Dawn Watkins says

    ABCs Final Witness is a well developed docudrama that deserves a second season. It not only helps to bring closure to their loved ones life, but it also may help a family that may be going through a similar situation.

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