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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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KITTY CAT January 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Definitely DO NOT CANCEL. To me, this show, as it is to many others, is the highlight of my week, and I hate it when the hour is over! It has very little “soapiness,” is much more realistic in facing family dynamics, is quirky yet charming, and filled with humor as well as seriousness. The characters are all so unique, and I can really connect with their “trials and tribulations.” I hate it when each season is over! (I copied this from an earlier poster, but I couldn’t have said it better.) THIS IS THE BEST SHOW ON TV. It deals with the everyday issues that exist in real families!

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teresa January 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

DO NOT CANCEL this show. I am so sick of this dam rating system that doesnt take into account DVR’s.

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Tcharrell22 January 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Do NOT cancel this show! by far, this is my favorite show. I look forward to watching it every week, and it suprises me that more people do not watch it. Anybody with a real family can relate to this show with one of the characters at least. There isn’t one character in this show that i’m not always hoping for the best. i’d say that on an average of 8/10 times, the episodes are a big tear jerker at some point in the episode, yet the characters have you laughing at all the imperfections. Never. Cancel. Parenthood.

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Debbie January 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I look forward to watching the show every week–it’s well-acted and beautifully written.
I love the comaraderie among the cast members.

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Debbie January 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Parenthood is one of the better shows on television–well-acted and written. I look forward to watching it every week. There’s a wonderful rapport among the cast members.

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Chris January 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

Love this show! I was looking for something to watch over the internet during Christmas break and picked this show. I was hooked after the first episode and watched all of season 1 and 2 in four days! Please don’t cancel, the acting is so good as well as the story line. I agree whole heartedly with the other comments made regarding the realty type tv shows which to me play right into the “dumbing down” of America. A show like Parenthood with great acting and superb writing deserves to stay on air. Please, please don’t cancel!!

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Anonymous December 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

Do NOT cancel the best show on TV this year! Instead, try to give it a consistent go on Tuesday nights. What’s with no new episodes in December? This would have been the perfect place to showcase a multitude of holiday trials and tribulations! The Bravermans are a great, typical family!

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Candy Clausen December 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

Parenthood is absolutely the best show on tv! There is no show that even comes close to its authenticity, humor, display of the complexities of being human and acts of love. Please do not even consider canceling.

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Candy G December 21, 2011 at 7:35 am

Definitely DO NOT CANCEL. To me, this show, as it is to many others, is the highlight of my week, and I hate it when the hour is over! It has very little “soapiness,” is much more realistic in facing family dynamics, is quirky yet charming, and filled with humor as well as seriousness. The characters are all so unique, and I can really connect with their “trials and tribulations.” I hate it when each season is over!

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Karen Carnahan December 21, 2011 at 1:09 am

I look forward every Tuesday night to Parenthood, it’s the highlight of my day. I have been very unhappy with each passing week and no episode. 6 weeks of no Parenthood?! Please consider those other than the coveted 25-49 age group that really enjoy the acting, scripting, and messages this wonderful show imparts, each and every episode.
A faithful 61 yr old viewer/fan.

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anonymous December 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm

This is a fantastic show. I look forward to watching it and hate when the hour is up. This is an all around good show that has something for everyone. I just love it. It can’t get cancelled!!!!

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Agena December 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Please oh please don’t cancel Parenthood! This is the Only show that is worth even watching. All the characters are easily related to and I love the emotion of the family dynamics. I need my Parenthood!

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Kevin O'Dea December 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

this is a great compelling character driven show great cast terrific writers. With only formula cop/ medical formula shows or worse Replacing well written ensemble cast drama w/ the easy non scripted reality garbage. It would be sad to have this show taken off the air w/o really trying to make more of an effort on the networks part to to give it one more fighting chance. I know quality and weekly audience% don’t always come together on reg commercial TV. I believe this show has a core loyal audience. Though I know the numbers for NBC this season are not great. The demise of good later evening quality adult fare is a main reason at least for me personally leaving network for cable optionns.

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Do NOT cancel, it would be awful! Parenthood, is a show with daily life problems, it helps you get through life!

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Anonymous December 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW….even though it is scripted, I believe it kicks all the reality shows ass’s by a million….This show is reality, and I can connect with every episode in so many different ways….it would be a very stupid move to cancel it…Just Sayin’

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