How to Live With Your Parents: Season One Ratings

how to live with your parents ratingsABC continues to look for another ratings hit for Wednesday nights. Will How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) be what they’re looking for or yet another candidate for cancellation? We’ll have to follw the ratings and wait and see.

The first season of How to Live with Your Parents typically airs Wednesday nights at 9:30pm. The sitcom’s cast includes Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, Jon Dore, Orlando Jones, Rachel Eggleston, and Stephanie Hunt.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if How to Live With Your Parents is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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Final season averages: 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.35 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 06/26/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 3.06 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 5.35 million.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 06/19/13
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 3.35 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 5.54 million.

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 06/12/13
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 4.06 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.91 in the demo with 5.74 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 06/05/13
1.3 demo rating (-7% change) with 3.86 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.98 in the demo with 5.91 million.

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 05/29/13
2.06 in the demo (-33% change) with 4.12 million (-34% change).
Season averages: 2.06 in the demo with 6.14 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 05/22/13
2.1 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.26 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 6.39 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 05/15/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 6.14 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 6.41 million.

UPDATE: ABC has cancelled this show so it won’t be back for the 2013-14 season.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 05/08/13
2.0 in the demo (-5% change) with 5.90 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 2.17 in the demo with 6.46 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 05/01/13
2.1 in the demo (+40% change) with 6.20 million (+29% change).
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 6.57 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 04/24/13
1.5 in the demo (-25% change) with 4.81 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 2.23 in the demo with 6.66 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 04/17/13
2.0 in the demo (-20% change) with 6.06 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 2.47 in the demo with 7.28 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 04/10/13
2.5 in the demo (-14% change) with 7.33 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.70 in the demo with 7.88 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 04/03/13
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.44 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 8.44 million.

It was a positive start for this new sitcom. The network was on par when compared to the premiere of season two of Suburgatory back in October. Compared to the previous week’s original episode of Suburgatory in the timeslot, ABC was up by 52% in the demo (vs a 1.9 rating) and up by 58% in viewership. As is usually the case, we’ll have a better idea about the show’s chances for renewal in the next few weeks.


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.

What do you think? Do you like the How to Live With Your Parents TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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16 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. carol says

    seriously! Im skipping all new shows . no sence geeting hooked they will only cancel. if by some luck they last another season ill catch it on netflix.

  2. Michelle says

    It is adorable! This show is well acted (especially little Natalie) and I think hits on all demographics, my daughter (age 10) and myself (mom in her 40’s) totally enjoy this show – please do not cancel!

  3. Kerry says

    I read they cancelled the show and was really upset! It is one of the funnier shows and I really hope they give it another shot, the ratings seemed to go up every week.

  4. J says

    I think people over 40 really enjoy this show. I have friends who LOVE the show as I do. Not all shows are hysterically side slapping funny. This show is a chuckle which many shows do not even come close to. We will miss it. Perhaps a cable channel will pick this up. I do agree that the cast is very good.

  5. Lacey says

    I think the show is really funny … She’s in her thirties and a single mom .. Relatable and seems like it could be fun to watch them unravel .. O
    I think the parents are out of their minds in a simple way . Oh well another cancelation of a good show.

  6. Rose says

    I LOVE this show. I think it is very funny. It is the funniest show since soap was on years ago. Please bring it back.

  7. Becks says

    I’m really enjoying this show. Not everything on TV needs to goofy and laugh out loud funny to be good entertainment. It’s easy, inoffensive watching.
    I like the way they cut back to thoughts and events during episodes.

  8. Sean says

    10 minutes into the 2nd episode and its already been deleted from our TiVo. A SitCom is supposed to make you laugh…this show did not. Just terrible and hurts since Scrubs (Sarah Chalke) and Everybody Loves Raymond (Brad Garrett) our two of my all-time favorite comedies.

  9. Ronnie says

    This show sucked from the first show and is getting worse. I think the ratings will continue to decline and I predict cancellation.

  10. bobo says

    Geee this show is sooooooooo stupid. First of all, it is NOT FUNNY at all. all the characters are sooooo dumb and borring. i like garret but not in this show. it is borring and i stopped watching after the half of the first show. if i were the ceo of this particilar channel i would fire the idiot who purchased the show. what a mess……

  11. Jose Juarez says

    This show won’t last. Episode two made me yawn. Nothing compelling enough to keep me watching it week after week.

  12. elcamino says

    Really enjoyed it. I think it has potential for a long running hit series. The Jenn girl I can see being a hit with the teen viewers also.

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