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FOX 2012-13 Ratings Averages [Week 31]

FOX TV show ratingsWeek-to-week gains: (none).
Week-to-week losses: Family Guy, The Following, The Simpsons, Glee, American Dad!, Bones, Bob’s Burgers, The Cleveland Show, Touch, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and American Idol (both nights).

These are the FOX TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 31 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, April 28, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

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FOX scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
Family Guy (renewed) 2.8 (2.76) 5.51 2012-13 ratings
The Following (renewed) 2.6 (2.62) 7.97 season 1 ratings
The Simpsons (renewed) 2.6 (2.61) 5.66 season 24 ratings
New Girl (renewed) 2.3 (2.33) 4.46 season 2 ratings
Glee (renewed) 2.2 (2.23) 5.89 season 4 ratings
American Dad (renewed) 2.1 (2.14) 4.38 2012-13 ratings
Bones (renewed) 2.1 (2.14) 7.77 season 8 ratings
Bob’s Burgers (renewed) 2.0 (1.96) 4.16 season 3 ratings
The Mindy Project (renewed) 1.6 (1.60) 3.10 season 1 ratings
Raising Hope (renewed) 1.6 (1.59) 3.77 season 3 ratings
The Cleveland Show (essentially cancelled) 1.5 (1.53) 3.24 season 4 ratings
Ben and Kate (cancelled) 1.3 (1.34) 2.82 season 1 ratings
Fringe (ended) 1.0 (0.97) 2.82 season 5 ratings
The Mob Doctor (cancelled) 0.9 (0.90) 3.26 season 1 ratings
Touch 0.7 (0.72) 2.73 season 2 ratings
FOX non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
American Idol (Weds) 4.1 (4.05) 13.60 season 12 ratings
American Idol (Thurs) 3.7 (3.67) 13.00 season 12 ratings
The X Factor (Weds, renewed) 2.9 (2.90) 8.12 season 2 ratings
The X Factor (Thurs, renewed) 2.8 (2.81) 8.25 season 2 ratings
Hell’s Kitchen (renewed) 2.0 (2.04) 4.87 season 11 ratings
Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 (1.13) 3.13 season 5 ratings
Mobbed 1.1 (1.12) 2.98 season 2 ratings
Cops 1.0 (0.96) 3.22 season ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final FOX show ratings (copyrighted and reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.


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PurrlGurrl May 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I like Touch. I really liked the first season better. It was an interesting concept.

I think Touch’s major problem is that a large segment of the macho viewing audience only wants to see Sutherland be Jack Bauer. Any post-24 series featuring him would tank because he’s a different character .

Sutherland’s a terrific actor in my book, and I want to see him do other things. But the guy’s going to be stuck with the Jack Bauer monkey on his back for a long time to come, I’m afraid.


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