Necessary Roughness: Season Three Ratings

necessary roughness: canceled or renewed?Dani is back to help top performers be at the top of their game. Will Necessary Roughness continue to be a positive performer for USA Network? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season four? We’ll have to wait and see.

Airing on Wednesday nights, the show features the talents of Callie Thorne, Marc Blucas, Mehcad Brooks, Scott Cohen, and John Stamos. There are 10 episodes this season (vs 16 in season two). Below are the most recent ratings and the list will be updated after each new episode airs.

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.45 million total viewers.

Episode 03-10: Wednesday, 08/21/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.36 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 2.45 million.

Episode 03-09: Wednesday, 08/14/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.35 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 2.45 million.

Episode 03-08: Wednesday, 08/07/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 2.34 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.47 million.

Episode 03-07: Wednesday, 07/31/13
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 2.51 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.66 in the demo with 2.49 million.

Episode 03-06: Wednesday, 07/24/13
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.45 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.48 million.

Episode 03-05: Wednesday, 07/17/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.56 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 2.49 million.

Episode 03-04: Wednesday, 07/10/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 2.11 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.47 million.

Episode 03-03: Wednesday, 06/26/13
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 2.65 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.67 in the demo with 2.59 million.

Episode 03-02: Wednesday, 06/19/13
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.51 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.56 million.

Episode 03-01: Wednesday, 06/12/13
0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.61 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.60 in the demo with 2.61 million.

Compared to the start of season two, the debut was down in the demo (vs a 0.8 rating) and down in total viewership (vs 3.02 million).


Reference point: The second season of Necessary Roughness averaged a 0.7 in the demo with 2.50 million total viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Necessary Roughness TV series? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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19 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Barb Robinsono says

    Ilove love love Necessary Roughness. It is soo darned good. I have been a Danico fan for the last two seasons, and an thrilled that they finally realized they love each other. I also need to know what happened to C Mack. Did he get a conscience or what? Also need to know what happens with Dani and Nico. He says there are lots of things about him that Dani should know. I’d like to know too. I’d also like to see where they relationship goes.

    Great cast! Great story line. Keeps me wanting more week after week. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT. BRING IT BACK FOR A 4TH SEASON!!! PLEASE!!!!

  2. Fran B says

    I love Necessary Roughness – especially now that Dani and Nico have finally gotten together!!!!!!!! Please renew it for Season 4!!! It’s a super show with great, compelling characters and I look forward to seeing it each week. If I can’t be home to watch it I make sure to tape it. Please don’t cancel this terrific show! Thanks!!

  3. liz wasch says

    I loved the storyline with matt & dani and was unhappy wben he left. Hated the jerk who was connor’s v3 partner. Can’t imagine dani getting along with the woman conner put in charge now so wonder if dani will seek a new job again. Callie thorne is a strong female character who fights for her patients but is insecure in her private life. Fun to watch

  4. Vicki says

    I love this show. It took three seasons to get Dani and Nico together. I want to know what happens with them and with V3!

  5. Charlie Morris says

    I agree, I love this show. I hate when a show is cancelled because it doesn’t have blockbuster ratings, and it really seems that whoever does the ratings, doesn’t have a clue! Who do they count anyway? It really seems that there are faithful viewers that will always tune in, or like me, DVR the show, and watch it the next day! …please keep Necessity Roughness! !

  6. Sherry says

    I have loved Necessary Roughness since the pilot, as I have with most USA Network original series. It has such a unique content in a very captivating format. It has been an incredible experience to watch such an engaging drama with such a talented and gifted cast. The unique storylines (not every person with psychiatric or psychological problems is a serial killer) and the possibility of recovery or treatment makes this show very distinctive . I believe this show truely embraces the trancendent nature of the USA Network and Character’s Unite format despite the lack of impressive ratings. Please renew Necessary Roughness for Season 4.

  7. Kat says

    Maybe viewership was down from season two, but the numbers at least look like they were consistent throughout the season. I love this show. I hate when a show is cancelled because it doesn’t have blockbuster ratings. There are faithful viewers that will always tune in. Besides – I want to know what it is that Dani needs to learn about Nico.

  8. Theresa says

    I Love Necessary Roughness .. have watched it from the the beginning.
    I hope USA doesn’t become like the prime networkpleases and take away good shows once we become invested in the characters.Please keep Necessity Roughness! !

  9. Debbie Thompson says

    I love the show Necessary Roughness. It always has a great story. Please keep this show going, it is really a good show. Have a Great Season

  10. judy taylor says

    I love the show Necessary Roughness. I do not understand why you got rid of some of the original cast. My favorite on the show is Mark Blucas. I do not care very much for John Stamos. Please keep this show going, it is really a good show. Thank you.

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