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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.

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Hope September 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

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!


sara July 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

I hate TV and I LOVE this show. Please bring it back!!!!


PRESTIN July 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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


Kelly June 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

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!


Popcorn Judy June 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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


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susan jones March 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I can’t wait for season 2. I hope they renew-great program


chuck March 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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.


Nicole March 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous March 2, 2013 at 12:16 am

Love it


Rebekah Thompson February 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Bring the show back!!


Donna Tyler January 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I agree with the other ther are to many reality shows. This is a interesting sho please keep it on.


Miranda Lewis December 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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!!!!!


Dawn Watkins December 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

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.


Terry November 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Best show on television !!!!!


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