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. Tom says

    I love this show and really forward to watching it on friday nights. I sincerely hope this show doesn’t get cancelled, what a funny show and great cast, love Lily Tomblin and of course my favorite REBA!! Please don’t cancel it!!!!

  2. Marie De Carlo says

    I love Malibu Country. It’s the best sitcom since Reba!!I watch reruns of Reba every day . Barbara Jean, Brock, Van ,Cheyenne ,Keira, and of course Reba , still have me in stitches, every day.hope Malibu country returns soon!!

  3. Charles says

    Reba was a great show. Tried watching this but it doesn’t match up. I say cancel it and reunite the Reba cast and bring it back.

  4. c cooper says

    I just found this show. This is a truly funny show with fantastic writers. The lines are cleverly written and the actors deliver them with perfect timing. Lily Tomlin is hysterical as “Mama”. The entire cast plays off of each other in true comedic style .
    The networks don’t let the public have enough time for the word to spread . Please give us another season, and do more advertising.

  5. Dal M says

    I only just started looking at reviews / comments for tv shows. I’ve noticed that a lot of them sound like they’re written by the same people. Same opening lines, use full names etc.
    I really like Lily Tomlin since 9 to 5 but IMO this show is not up to her standard and Reba has always annoyed me.
    They must think if they get enough people writing positive reviews ( or a couple of people writing the same thing) that people will watch it.
    But then again my favourite shows are Banshee & Wilfred.
    Just sayin……

  6. Dorothy Baldwin says

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! I can’t wait for Friday night’s to watch Malibu Country. I enjoyed Reba’s old show, but this one just makes me laugh and smile so much more. Reba and Lily together are so great and refreshing to all the other sitcom’s lately. Please DON’T CANCEL! Thank you

  7. Carol Coburn says

    Do NOT cancel Malibu Country it brings so many laughs to me and many others, it’s diversity is fantastic! It would be a shame to cancel!!! It’s my favorite new show this year!

  8. Ashley MAbee says

    PLEASE DON’T CANCEL MALIBU COUNTRY!!!!!! I along with everyone I know are HUGE fans!!! I Think this show is so great that it has newer and realistic themes to real experiences! I make sure I am home every Friday night to watch it!!! I think that Reba and Lily together are complimentary and the cast is lovable! PLEASE give this show more time, it so deserves it!! DON’T CANCEL!!!!

  9. sherry seager says

    Don’t cancel Malibu Country!!! Myself and so many of my friends and family love this show! We look forward to it every week! The combination of Reba and Lily Tomlin is incredible! As is the rest of the cast!! DON’T CANCEL!!!!! Best new series yet this year!!!

  10. Rachelle says

    This show rocked!!! Reba is incredible. All epispodes were mastery written…intelligent, truly funny, and relevant. The cast is jam packed with unique and telented actors…Reba and Lilly Tomlin are amazing together. I liked the wholesomeness about the show, its refreshing. I looked forward to Friday nights…to relax and to specifically watch this show. I have very little free time, but “always” made a point to watch this show. I’m bummed that I don’t get to watch it tonight. Please renew Malibu Country for another season+…it would be a great loss.

  11. JENNIFER J. says

    GREAT SHOW!!!! Yeah, I’m a baby boomer, but just exactly WHO does the network think is going to be home on a Friday nite watching TV??? Your highly coveted younger “target” audience is going to be OUT to dinner, movie, bar scene,etc.—–looking for love (to repeat a cliche’)—but it is the fact!!! And PS-PS-PS-Attn: ADVERTIZERS—Baby Boomers generally have more money to spend on your products, which everyone with even half a brain KNOWS is your “driving force” in selecting shows to air!!! So once again, let’s do the MATH: (1)Younger person on Friday and Saturday nights (2)their primary “entertainment” choices: home watching television OR out to find romance and sex?????….. Their choice is a no brainer-THEY ARE OUT !!! Henceforth, they are NOT buying the product you are promoting because THEY ARE NOT AT HOME WATCHING TV!!!!! So give people who actually ARE AT HOME something decent and entertaining to watch…..give us a choice of something other than the general “crap” that is causing more and more people OF ALL AGES to stop watching TV almost all togrther. Baby Boomers do buy products too, you know and plenty of them!!!!!!!—just thought I’d say that one more time. PLEASE LEAVE “MALIBU COUNTRY” ON—–IT REALLY IS A CUTE, ENTERTAINING SHOW!!!!!!!! It would be nice to see more shows like that succeed.

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