New Girl: Season Two Ratings

FOX TV show New Girl ratingsNew Girl looked like a big ratings hit but the numbers declined as the season wore on. Could last season’s FOX comedy hit end up being cancelled this season? Time will tell.

The second season of New Girl typically airs Tuesday nights at 9pm on the FOX network. Once again, the sitcom’s cast is made up of Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Max Greenfield, and Hannah Simone.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if New Girl is going to be cancelled or renewed for season three.

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

Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.40 million total viewers.

Episode 02-25: Tuesday, 05/14/13
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 4.07 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 4.40 million.

Episode 02-24: Tuesday, 05/07/13
2.1 in the demo (+5% change) with 3.94 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 4.42 million.

Episode 02-23: Tuesday, 04/30/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.57 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 4.42 million.

Episode 02-22: Tuesday, 04/09/13
2.2 in the demo (+10% change) with 4.09 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 4.46 million.

Episode 02-21: Thursday, 04/04/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 4.77 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 4.48 million.

Episode 02-20: Tuesday, 03/26/13
2.2 in the demo (-4% change) with 4.19 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.35 in the demo with 4.47 million.

Episode 02-19: Tuesday, 03/19/13
2.3 in the demo (0% change) with 4.26 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 4.48 million.

UPDATE: New Girl has been renewed for a third season.

Episode 02-18: Tuesday, 02/26/13
2.3 in the demo (+5% change) with 4.29 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 4.49 million.

Episode 02-17: Tuesday, 02/19/13
2.2 in the demo (-15% change) with 4.31 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 4.51 million.

Episode 02-16: Tuesday, 02/05/13
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 4.83 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.38 in the demo with 4.52 million.

Episode 02-15: Tuesday, 01/29/13
2.6 in the demo (+18% change) with 4.74 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 4.50 million.

Episode 02-14: Tuesday, 01/22/13
2.2 in the demo (+16% change) with 4.05 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 2.34 in the demo with 4.48 million.

Episode 02-13: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 3.65 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.35 in the demo with 4.51 million.

FOX TV show ratingsEpisode 02-12: Tuesday, 01/08/13
2.1 in the demo (+5% change) with 3.78 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 2.39 in the demo with 4.58 million.

Episode 02-11: Tuesday, 12/11/12
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 4.18 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.42 in the demo with 4.66 million.

Episode 02-10: Tuesday, 12/04/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.10 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.46 in the demo with 4.71 million.

Episode 02-09: Tuesday, 11/27/12
2.3 in the demo (+15% change) with 4.12 million (0% change).
Season averages: 2.51 in the demo with 4.77 million.

Episode 02-08: Tuesday, 11/20/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 4.11 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.54 in the demo with 4.85 million.

Episode 02-07: Tuesday, 11/13/12
2.2 in the demo (-4% change) with 4.35 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.61 in the demo with 4.96 million.

Episode 02-06: Tuesday, 10/30/12
2.3 in the demo (-15% change) with 4.75 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.68 in the demo with 5.06 million.

Episode 02-05: Tuesday, 10/23/12
2.7 in the demo (0% change) with 5.16 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.76 in the demo with 5.12 million.

UPDATE: FOX has ordered two additional episodes, bringing the season total to 24.

Episode 02-04: Tuesday, 10/09/12
2.7 in the demo (-4% change) with 4.94 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.77 in the demo with 5.12 million.

Episode 02-03: Tuesday, 10/02/12
2.8 demo rating (0% change) with 4.99 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.80 in the demo with 5.17 million.

Episode 02-02: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.8 demo rating (0% change) with 5.18 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.80 in the demo with 5.26 million.

Episode 02-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.35 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.80 in the demo with 5.35 million.

Compared to the series premiere a year ago, New Girl was down significantly in the ratings — by 42% in the demo and by 48% in viewership. This season’s opener did however match the first season’s closer.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.52 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 still like the New Girl TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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  1. Emma says

    Truthfully, I don’t believe this show will be cancelled. Compared to other sitcoms currently on fox, it’s numbers are amazing. As well as this, there is all this bs around the show getting worse. Losing viewers doesn’t make a show worse. I believe this show is actually getting better due to the evolution of the characters and how they’ve all changed from s1. If this show gets cancelled it would be a BIG mistake on fox.

  2. Danielle says

    Um there’s no way they’re gonna cancel it.. this is complete BS. They’re not gonna cancel a show that has 4 million plus viewers, trust me.

  3. nursecourtneyyy says

    This show is too amazing to cancel. The characters are the best and the stories are always funny. DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW!!!!!

  4. Samara says

    I still like this show! Zooey is adorable! I don’t watch sitcoms because they are mainly a waste of time, but I make an acception for this one!

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