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NBC 2012-13 Ratings Averages [as of Week 23]

NBC TV show ratingsThese are the NBC TV show ratings averages as of the end of week 23 of the 2012-13 season (Sunday, March 3, 2013). Ratings are typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed.

Week-to-week gains: Chicago Fire and Dateline (both editions).
Week-to-week losses: Go On, Law & Order: SVU, The New Normal, Community, 1600 Penn, Deception, Guys with Kids, Whitney, Smash, The Biggest Loser, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, and Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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NBC scripted TV shows 18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Revolution 3.1 (3.09) 8.37 season 1 ratings
Go On 2.1 (2.11) 5.78 season 1 ratings
The Office (last season) 2.1 (2.08) 4.20 season 9 ratings
Chicago Fire 1.9 (1.86) 6.58 season 1 ratings
Parenthood 1.8 (1.84) 4.98 season 4 ratings
Law & Order: SVU 1.8 (1.75) 6.38 season 14 ratings
Grimm 1.7 (1.68) 5.21 season 2 ratings
The New Normal 1.7 (1.66) 4.39 season 1 ratings
Parks and Recreation 1.7 (1.65) 3.41 season 5 ratings
30 Rock (last season) 1.4 (1.37) 3.64 season 7 ratings
Deception 1.4 (1.35) 3.73 season 1 ratings
Community 1.4 (1.35) 3.14 season 4 ratings
1600 Penn 1.3 (1.33) 3.46 season 1 ratings
Guys with Kids 1.3 (1.31) 3.74 season 1 ratings
Whitney 1.3 (1.31) 3.84 season 2 ratings
Up All Night 1.2 (1.24) 3.01 season 2 ratings
Animal Practice (cancelled) 1.2 (1.22) 4.22 season 1 ratings
Smash 1.1 (1.05) 3.82 season 2 ratings
NBC non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
The Voice (Fall, Mon) 4.4 (4.35) 12.34 cycle 3 ratings
The Voice (Fall, Tues) 4.0 (4.01) 11.48 cycle 3 ratings
The Biggest Loser 2.3 (2.32) 6.09 cycle 14 ratings
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers 1.6 (1.57) 5.45 season 2 ratings
Take It All 1.5 (1.50) 4.84 season 1 ratings
Dateline (Fri) 1.3 (1.32) 5.18 season 22 ratings
Dateline (Sun) 1.3 (1.25) 5.78 season 22 ratings
Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.0 (1.03) 4.06 season 2 ratings

These charts incorporate the daily final NBC show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.

 

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