Parenthood: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Parenthood ratingsHere are the TV show ratings for Parenthood. The Braverman family continues to endure also sorts of minor and major family crises. For how long? That will largely depend on the TV show’s ratings. Season three of Parenthood typically airs on Tuesdays nights at 10pm on the NBC network.

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

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

Final season three averages: 1.9 in the 18-49 demographic with 5.13 million total viewers. Will it be renewed for season four?

Episode 03-18: Tuesday, 02/28/12
1.9 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 5.16 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.93 in the demo with 5.13 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-17: Tuesday, 02/21/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.91 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.94 in the demo with 5.13 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-16: Tuesday, 02/14/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.48 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.95 in the demo with 5.14 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-15: Tuesday, 02/07/12
1.6 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.63 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.97 in the demo with 5.19 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-14: Tuesday, 01/17/12
1.7 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.97 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 5.23 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-13: Tuesday, 01/10/12
1.8 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.84 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.02 in the demo with 5.25 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-12: Tuesday, 01/03/12 (new series ratings slow)
1.7 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 4.9 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.04 in the demo with 5.28 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-11: Tuesday, 11/29/11
2.1 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 5.76 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.07 in the demo with 5.31 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-10: Tuesday, 11/22/11
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 4.57 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.07 in the demo with 5.27 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-09: Tuesday, 11/15/11
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.06 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.09 in the demo with 5.34 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-08: Tuesday, 11/08/11
2.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.30 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.10 in the demo with 5.38 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-07: Tuesday, 11/1/11
2.2 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 5.29 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.11 in the demo with 5.39 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 03-06: Tuesday, 10/18/11
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.03 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 5.41 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with Parks and Recreation.

Episode 03-05: Tuesday, 10/11/11
2.1 in the demo (5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.26 million; third in the timeslot (FOX had football, in addition to the usual ABC and CBS competition).
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 5.48 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with Parks and Recreation.

Episode 03-04: Tuesday, 10/4/11
2.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.05 million; third place in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 5.54 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 10 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 03-03: Tuesday, 9/27/11
Episode three popped back up to a 2.2 demo rating with 5.53 million. It seems like the series is settling in to this level. On any of the other major networks (not CW), it would be a dead duck.
Season average: 2.2 demo with 5.70 million.

Episode 03-02: Tuesday, 9/20/11
Week two was up against stiffer competition and dropped a bit lower to a 2.1 in the demo and 5.28 million viewers. The season average to date is a 2.2 demo rating and 5.79 million.
Season average: 2.2 demo with 5.79 million.

Episode 03-01: Tuesday, 9/13/11
Season three of Parenthood debuted to a 2.2 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 6.29 million viewers. That was a decline of nearly 19% in the demographic when compared to the second season’s premiere. Not a positive start, especially considering that the episode had very healthy lead-in support from America’s Got Talent (a 3.8 rating and 13.67 million viewers).

Reference point: The 2010-11 season of Parenthood averaged a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.34 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 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 Parenthood TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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112 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    Parenthood is the ONLY show I watch. I LOVE this family, I want to be a Braverman! My sister and I both watch and we call each other the minute it is over and talk about it. They do terrible things to one another but at the end of the day they always forgive each other.They are great role models for how a family really ought to act towards each other. I also am so tired of all the crime drama shows I could vomit. PLEASE KEEP THIS SHOW ON THE AIR!!!!!

  2. Glenna & Duane says

    This is the ONLY series my husband & I watch together each week. It is weel cast & brims with drama & comedy. Please keep it on the air!

  3. Lisa Pineau says

    Oh, my gosh, YES, keep Parenthood on! It’s one of the few shows my whole family can watch to laugh, cry, learn life lessons. PLEASE keep it on!

  4. Mary Sue says

    Why are networks taking family shows off and replacing with violent shows? Keep Parenthood on. Great cast and love the story lines.

  5. selena says

    This is the best show on television. A drama that is actually focused on family and positive relationships. Just what we need in the world today!

  6. Phyllis Genel says

    I’m writing to urge NBC to keep Parenthood as part of their line-up for the 2013-2914 season. It is one of the best dramas on television and the cast and the story lines do not get enough publicity.

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