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. says

    I was surprised to see the possibility of cancellation of this great show.I new viewer of the show this year, it must be given the chance to grow and attract many people like me who were not aware of the show. Come on guys!! give it a chance, maybe the problem lies with the writers. Add more substance and directive so the actors can reveal their talents. Have faith in your creation and let it expand. RENEW PLEASE

  2. SFraser says

    Anxious renewal!!!! Little to no advertising and they already have descent numbers, imagine if they actually advertise, look out!

  3. Cm says

    Yes renew, but ONLY IF you keep Lily. Without that character relationship you have no vehicle to show Culans dimension.

  4. Paula says

    AMC must give this show the opportunity to grow its audience! The show is so worthy!! I’m in the demo and turned my hubby on to the show. AMC might spend a few dollars promoting like it did “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men”. Renew and give us some great programming!!

  5. L. Long says

    Great series. It has become a must watch. Nothing against zombies and ad agencies, but this show has a real feel and terrific characters……Come back, Cullen.

  6. Michael A. Carius says

    I think it would be a Shame to cancell the series and leave us hanging. I just hope they find some way to bring Lilly Bell back. Shame the way she went out.

  7. says

    This is a really fascinating show. It has absolutely everything going for it great actors, incredible story line, brilliant writers who not only develop interesting characters but keep to the historical background of a very turbulent time in our history. The finale was amazing.
    I’m the demographic that TV aims towards but I also watch this with my Dad who loves HOW. It has no generational boundaries.
    I’ve never written a commentary on a TV show but this show deserves a chance to continue and become an iconic American drama.

  8. says

    Please renew!!!!! This has been such a fantastic show. I never miss it. It has been so great to have a historical show of this quality without all of the horrible language of an HBO or Showtime program. The characters have all been so well developed and the actors are mesmerizing. I hope if they renew that they do more advertising. I actually missed the beginning of the second season and there seem to be less commercials than for “The Walking Dead”. More people need to be made aware of this great historical drama. I have even done internet searches to find out more about these events.

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