Malibu Country: Season One Ratings

malibu country ratingsReba McEntire’s Reba sitcom lasted for six seasons. Will Malibu Country and get great ratings and last as long or longer? Stay tuned.

Following the former wife of a country music star who moves her family from Nashville to California, Malibu Country typically airs Friday nights on the ABC network. The cast includes McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Juliette Angelo, Justin Prentice, and Jai Rodriguez.

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

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UPDATE: ABC has cancelled this show and won’t be bringing it back for 2013-14.

Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.34 million total viewers.

Episode 01-18: Friday, 03/22/13 (finale)
1.4 in the demo (+27% change) with 7.04 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 6.34 million.

Episode 01-17: Friday, 03/15/13
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 5.60 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 6.30 million.

Episode 01-16: Friday, 03/08/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 5.92 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 6.34 million.

Episode 01-15: Friday, 03/01/13
1.4 in the demo (+27% change) with 6.15 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 6.37 million.

Episode 01-14: Friday, 02/22/13
1.1 in the demo (-8% change) with 5.11 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 6.38 million.

Episode 01-13: Friday, 02/15/13
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 5.78 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.44 in the demo with 6.48 million.

Episode 01-12: Friday, 02/08/13
1.3 in the demo (+8% change) with 6.13 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.46 in the demo with 6.54 million.

Episode 01-11: Friday, 02/01/13
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 5.99 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-10: Friday, 01/18/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 5.88 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 6.63 million.

Episode 01-09: Friday, 01/11/13
1.4 in the demo (+17% change) with 6.10 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.53 in the demo with 6.72 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-08: Friday, 01/04/13
1.2 in the demo (-20% change) with 5.96 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 6.80 million.

Episode 01-07: Friday, 12/14/12
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 6.42 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 6.92 million.

Episode 01-06: Friday, 12/07/12
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 6.01 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.62 in the demo with 7.00 million.

Episode 01-05: Friday, 11/30/12
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 6.31 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.66 in the demo with 7.20 million.

Episode 01-04: Friday, 11/23/12
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 6.53 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 7.42 million.

Episode 01-03: Friday, 11/16/12
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 6.67 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 7.71 million.

UPDATE: ABC has ordered three additional scripts.

Episode 01-02: Friday, 11/09/12
1.7 in the demo (-26% change) with 7.34 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 8.23 million.

Episode 01-01: Friday, 11/02/12
2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.13 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 9.13 million.

Compared to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which aired in the 8pm timeslot a year ago, ABC was up by 92% in the demo (vs a 1.2 rating) and up by 89% in viewership (vs 4.82 million).


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 Malibu Country TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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56 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Ellie Mae says

    Love Malibu Country. Each episode got better than the last. I really hope it comes back for another season!!!

  2. norma wilder says

    Absolutely love it. Best comedy and the one I watch. To my opinion it beats the pants of modern family which is the worst show on tv. Luv the relationship beteen reba and lili tomlim.

  3. Nicole says

    Malibu Country has to be renewed for a second season as Reba is a very talented and amazing actress and singer, not to mention she is just plain awesome! All the cast are great! it is just one of those shows that cheers you up right away :) I think ABC has to give it a chance as I don’t see the point in bringing out a show for just one season as it doesn’t do it any justice. This show rocks and I think our TV’s could do with some fresh new faces to fill it with :)

  4. Tom says

    ABC needs to renew “Malibu Country.” Reba McEntire is such a talented entertainer, and it is nice to have her on TV again on Friday nights!

  5. Jake says

    The inaugural season ratings definitely merit a second season, and I think ABC sees that. “Malibu Country” consistently retained about 90% of its lead-in (successful by any measure) and remains the most-watched freshman comedy, despite airing on low HUT-level Friday night. Considering that, along with the fact ABC is up on Fridays by 13% over last season for its best Friday performance since the 2008-2009 season, it’s clear that ABC has other nights to build. Fridays shouldn’t be a focus.

  6. Diane Wolfe says

    I love Reba the singer , the actress, and the person. I love the show. ABC will be making a mistake cancellimg it. However u should take a lesson from the old Ozzie and Harriet Show and Nashville show on TV now. Ricky sang once on every show and viewers went wild. They sing on Nashville. Let Reba sing a song a show. Why are u wasting her talent. We all love her singing and people would tune in im droves to hear her!

  7. says

    I’m not so sure Neilson is the way to determine ratings any longer.. the decent shows get cancelled and the idiot junk continues to stay on.. put the damn receiver on our TV if you want some real ratings… Killing fun, enjoyable programing for stupid reality junk is nuts!

  8. Christina says

    I love this show so much. It’s nice to be able to watch an actual comedy on television these days besides all the reality shows that have taken over. “Malibu Country” is actually doing very well, becoming tv’s #1 biggest and most successful freshman sitcom. This show needs to be renewed.

  9. diane says

    Malibu Country is awesome. It needs time to be noticed (and it will) – with all the shows available to watch out there. This will be a 7 year or more hit. Great Cast. Awesome humor. Wonderful show. It’s a great one – a keeper.

  10. randy clark says

    this show has great potential to bee a good hit. Reba is very good and Lily Tomlin is great. The show just needs time to take off. Look at the original TV Show DALLAS. It did not get really big unitl its 3rd season. Then it goy so big it is back on the air over 20 years later. Give Reba a chance to make this show good.

  11. ANGIE says

    This show is SO awesome and I love Reba, and Lily Tomlin rocks it. Please don’t cancel!
    We dont’ have hardly and good TV left with all these reality shows. I think this show is definitely a hit! I haven’t missed one episode. Please please don’t cancel!

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