Hell on Wheels: Season Two Ratings

AMC Hell on Wheels TV show ratingsCullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) is a former Confederate soldier who’s trying to leave his past behind. AMC is hoping that viewers won’t leave Hell on Wheels behind and the TV series will still bring solid ratings so that they won’t have to cancel it.

The current cast of this gritty drama also includes Ben Esler, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Eddie Spears, Philip Burke, and Robin McLeavy.

Below are the most recent ratings for Hell on Wheels on AMC. The second season airs on Sunday nights. There are 10 episodes once again.

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

UPDATE: AMC has ordered a third season of 10 episodes.

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.36 million total viewers. The show has not been renewed for a third season yet.

Episodes 02-09 & 02-10: Sunday, 10/07/12
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 2.18 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 0.55 in the demo with 2.36 million.

Episode 02-08: Sunday, 09/30/12
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.83 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 0.56 in the demo with 2.40 million.

Episode 02-07: Sunday, 09/23/12
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 2.32 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 0.59 in the demo with 2.48 million.

Episode 02-06: Sunday, 09/16/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.70 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.51 million.

Episode 02-05: Sunday, 09/09/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.62 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.47 million.

Episode 02-04: Sunday, 09/02/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.47 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.43 million.

Episode 02-03: Sunday, 08/26/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.50 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.42 million.

Episode 02-02: Sunday, 08/19/12
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.31 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.38 million.

Episode 02-01: Sunday, 08/12/12
0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.45 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.60 in the demo with 2.45 million.


Reference point: The first season of Hell on Wheels averaged a 1.0 in the demographic with 2.98 million viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Hell on Wheels TV series? Do you think the show should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Camille says

    Great show amid the TV wasteland, there is very little programming worth watching and Hell on Wheels is worth watching. I hope AMC takes into consideration that Dish dropped them and the ratings faultered a bit. It always comes down to money not the quality of the programming.

  2. terri says

    Incredible show!! the lily-cullen hook-up just might be the hottest one on tv since Kate and Sawyer in the bear cage. All these characters are finally moving somewhere…PLEASE give this show more time to keep going.

  3. gizmolebrat says

    Great show. Season two has clearly defined
    these conflicted characters. Each week is a page turner, can’t wait till the next week. Look forward to season 3

  4. Inja says

    This is a wonderful western based on the railroad being built and SO much more! Give it a chance AMC and let it live!!!

  5. Skip says

    glad to see the ratings went up this week after taking a dip last week! I have grown to love the show and I hope it stays around!

  6. Verne says

    The series is awesome. I am sad that it has only 10 espisodes once again. I could go for many more. I am always anxiously awaiting the next episode.

  7. Bill Van says

    The real problem here has to do with AMC asking to much from the Dish Network and their millions of subscribers. Dish decide to replace AMC with Mark Cubans/Ryan Seacrests axstvHD formally HDNet. If and when Hell on Wheels does get cancelled look for DirecTV to come save the day. This is a great show that I can guarantee DirecTV will be looking at to invest in and to add to their Audience Network like they did with “Saturday Night Lights” and Glenn Close “Damages” both of which is a hit for DirecTV.

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