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Modern Family: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Modern Family ratingsHere are the ratings for Modern Family, the ABC sitcom that follows the families of Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), his daughter Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen), and his son Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), who live in a suburban community of Los Angeles, California. The third season of Modern Family typically airs Wednesday nights at 9pm on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Modern Family is going to be cancelled or renewed for season four. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season three averages: 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.09 million total viewers.

Episode 03-23: Wednesday, 05/23/12 (season finale)
4.1 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 10.07 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.05 in the demo with 12.09 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-22: Wednesday, 05/16/12
3.9 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 9.3 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.09 in the demo with 12.18 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-21: Wednesday, 05/09/12
4.4 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 10.58 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.15 in the demo with 12.31 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-20: Wednesday, 05/02/12
4.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 10.06 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.18 in the demo with 12.39 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-19: Wednesday, 04/18/12
4.1 in the demo (-2% episode-to-episode change) with 10.21 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.24 in the demo with 12.51 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-18: Wednesday, 04/11/12
4.2 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 10.35 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.30 in the demo with 12.63 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-17: Wednesday, 03/14/12
4.5 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 10.60 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.36 in the demo with 12.75 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-16: Wednesday, 2/29/12
4.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.63 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.41 in the demo with 12.88 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-15: Wednesday, 2/22/12
4.8 in the demo (+2% episode-to-episode change) with 11.54 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.44 in the demo with 12.96 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-14: Wednesday, 2/15/12
4.7 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 11.20 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.49 in the demo with 13.05 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-13: Wednesday, 02/08/12:
5.5 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 12.90 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.54 in the demo with 13.18 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-12: Wednesday, 01/18/12:
5.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.89 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.55 in the demo with 13.21 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-11: Wednesday, 01/11/12
5.1 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 12.12 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.58 in the demo with 13.32 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-10: Wednesday, 01/04/12
5.7 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 14.03 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.63 in the demo with 13.42 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-09: Wednesday, 12/07/11
5.1 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 12.20 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.62 in the demo with 13.36 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-08: Wednesday, 11/23/11
4.6 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 12.72 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.68 in the demo with 13.49 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-07: Wednesday, 11/16/11
5.6 in the demo (-2% episode-to-episode change) with 12.91 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.81 in the demo with 13.59 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-06: Wednesday, 11/2/11
5.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 13.37 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.84 in the demo with 13.69 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-05: Wednesday, 10/19/11
5.7 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 13.04 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.9 in the demo with 13.74 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-04: Wednesday, 10/12/11
5.9 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 13.65 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.9 in the demo with 13.88 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-03: Wednesday, 10/5/11
5.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 13.24 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 5.9 in the demo with 13.94 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-02: Wednesday, 9/28/11
Week two came down a bit (7%) but the ratings were still very impressive and represent Modern Family’s second-best in the TV show’s history. The episode attracted a 5.7 in the demo and 13.45 million viewers. It’s easily ABC’s highest-rated series.
Season average: 6.0 demo with 14.17 million.

Episode 03-01: Wednesday, 9/21/11
ABC kicked off the season with a pair of episodes and they performed incredibly well, giving the series its highest ratings to date. The hour averaged a 6.1 in the 180-49 demographic with 14.53 million viewers. It easily won its timeslot and likely helped give the rest of the line-up a solid launch.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 4.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.17 million viewers.

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 Modern Family TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

 

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RS May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

this show is really not that funny ABC wants to keep it on long enough to put it in syndication the only one that’s good in this show is Ed O’Neill

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GWolf January 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

DO NOT CANCEL IT!! SO TIRED OF FAKE REALITY SHOWS!! This one is reality in a sit-com

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Tha Critic November 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Great. Just great. The best comedy on TV. Period.

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