NBC Ratings Race: Revolution Hits Series Low; In Danger?

Revolution TV show ratingsThis week’s episode of Revolution hit a new series low in the ratings. Fortunately for fans of the show, the TV series is still not in danger of being cancelled. As you can see below, it’s still the highest-rated scripted show on the network by a longshot.

Revolution viewers should certainly be concerned if this becomes a trend. The TV graveyard is littered with serial mystery series that didn’t make it to a second season.

What do you think? Are you concerned with Revolution’s ratings drop? Do you think it’ll end up seeing a second season?

Here are the season averages as of Monday, November 12, 2012:

NBC scripted TV shows 18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
Revolution 3.2 (3.17) 8.52 season 1 ratings
Go On 2.8 (2.77) 7.42 season 1 ratings
The Office (last season) 2.1 (2.13) 4.28 season 9 ratings
The New Normal 2.1 (2.09) 5.53 season 1 ratings
Law & Order: SVU 1.9 (1.87) 6.62 season 14 ratings
Parenthood 1.8 (1.83) 4.93 season 4 ratings
Chicago Fire 1.8 (1.80) 6.31 season 1 ratings
Parks and Recreation 1.7 (1.70) 3.43 season 5 ratings
Grimm 1.7 (1.69) 5.22 season 2 ratings
Guys with Kids 1.5 (1.45) 4.28 season 1 ratings
Up All Night 1.3 (1.32) 3.10 season 2 ratings
30 Rock (last season) 1.2 (1.24) 3.28 season 7 ratings
Animal Practice (cancelled) 1.2 (1.22) 4.22 season 1 ratings
NBC non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
in millions
The Voice (Fall, Mon) 4.6 (4.55) 12.45 cycle 3 ratings
The Voice (Fall, Tues) 4.1 (4.11) 11.44 cycle 3 ratings
Dateline (Fri) 1.3 (1.28) 4.51 season 22 ratings
Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.1 (1.08) 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.

For the status of your favorite NBC shows, check out this page.

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