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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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Michelle October 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Please renew Hell on Wheels for 3rd season….and bring Lily back! I love westerns but there aren’t many on tv except old reruns that I’ve seen 100 times love this show!!!


Felicia October 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m in love with this show! Great cast! Outstanding acting and love the story lines ! Please keep this show!! Season 3 !!!


becky October 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Please, please renew this great drama! Not enough westerns on t.v. today to satisfy the older generation. I wait for sundays to get here so I can enjoy the show. I will be soooo dissapointed if season 3 is cancelled.


Tracy Pace October 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas this year is world peace and for Hell on Wheels to be renewed for Season 3! (and 4, 5, 6, etc)


jean hughes October 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Renew hell on wheels please. I have watched it since season one. Great western!


Cavmum October 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I love this show. Nice to have a show set in this time period, most other shows are either reality ( I can’t stand these) or has vampires (I’m not a teenager). There are so many great things they could do with this show (especially now that they’ve wipe the slate clean with this last season).


KT October 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Yes – Renew the show – never miss it, purchased season 1 DVD to watch it over again, can’t wait for Season 3 !!!!


Cat October 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

PLEASE bring this back for MANY more seasons. Although, I was very sad when Lily got killed. My husband and I LOVE this show. Needs to be 13 episodes per season.


scottie October 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

This needs to stay on for a lot more than 2 seasons. Not everyone likes all that’s on tv for one. I like westerns & I really like this would be nice to see a 3rd season…


Roy Pierce October 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

Definitely renew Hell On Wheels for a third season! I cannot believe they would not renew the show.
It is certainly better than watching these so called reality shows and talent shows that are are so dominant on TV.
Not to mention the mindless judge shows.

At least there is some historical basis fo Hell On Wheels even if they do take liberties with
actual events. I think they should introduce Chinese into the mix for the third season
as they were a big part of the building of the transcontinental railroad.


Sue Durrant October 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Please Season 3. Best show ever on TV. Love this show


Julie October 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

My husband and I really love this show. We want a season 3. Please let there be a season 3.


PC October 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Great Show, Superb Acting, and a Tremendous Story. Hell on Wheels is worthy of a Season 3 and beyond.

Besides, how do the ratings factor in that DISH dropped all of AMC Network shows from their line up this summer in their dispute with AMC/et all over another matter? (They don’t!). Surely, not everyone switched providers in time to watch for the entire Hell on Wheels season/season finale through the normal means of rating of viewership. Me thinks the numbers could be under-representative of the interest in this show!


christina October 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

Please renew this show. One of the best on tv on any network.


lanam October 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

i hope they give this show another season; bc i don’t feel we had closure. i also wonder if lily is really dead (if there is a 3rd season?) i kno she prob is, but a lot of ppl seem to think they are waiting on if the show is renewed to see if the character of lily (who i just adored w/cullen and how strong headed lady she was, she took no crap from the snotty a-holes durants)… please give this show another season i am in love w/anson mount, he’s made his character so believable and i can’t bear not seeing him again esp on this show. he was born to play this part, and the cast is amazing — i so want the swede to die for doing that to lily; he was always jealous of her from the very beginning. i still hold hope she’s alive, but i’m being foolish. if the show does get canceled — i want anson mount to get another show, bc he has proven not only to be gorgeous but he’s a fantastic actor as well… again PLEASE RENEW HELL ON WHEELS FOR A 3RD SEASON !


joe October 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I am not sure if they do bring it back for a third season, If they bring lily back from the dead. It would cause too much cliche just like the shows that are perpindicualr to anything on AMC. i.e. Jersey Shore, Trueblood, Revenge. All that melodrama needs to stay in he soap operas, I need something a little more humanistic. I would say realistic, but even reality shows are horrible these days. I do agree though that there aren’t enough westerns on tv, or the big screen. Hopefully a third season might revive that. With the arrival of Eva’s baby and the repercussions from unknowing public of its race. The fate of the swede and whether or not he considers himself like the Norse god Loki as he Mentioned to Cullen. And I hope they keep Joseph on in a side story to collide with the railroad again. I feel he can evolve more because he has not really found himself when it comes to faith in his tribe or in christ. Hopefully some cinematographers get some credit come the next emmy awards. And props to Virgina Madsen for playing such a nemesis that well in just a couple episodes.


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