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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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Sarah February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

This is my favorite show. I always hate for an episode to end. I don’t want to wait another week to find out what happens. It is never predictable and the characters seem so real with all their individual personality traits. I am always recommending this to people as the best show on tv.

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Julia February 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I got three people into this show and they absolutely adore it just as much as I do. We cry every episode and we laugh at Sara and Crosby’s sarcasm. The cast is amazing… I know for sure that this show won’t cancel so I don’t even fear that.. I just want the cast and writers to know that this show brings so much joy into my life and I want them to know that they are doing a PHENOMENAL job! For everyone here, keep watching to keep the ratings up! (I know you will anyway )

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Ken February 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Parenthood is the one show we look most forward to in this timeslot on Tuesday night. Real life situations by very believable characters. Quality television when so much of what is on now relies on shock value. Don’t even think about cancelling this quality show. I don’t understand why the season finale is in February. What can you possibly have better to put in this timeslot?
Keep Parenthood around for it’s 4th season…and beyond!!!

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LORI February 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

Best show on TV. Keep it on!!! It’s has real family everyday issues/problems. It’s intelligent, well written & well acted. It’s one of few shows left that require some brain cells & isn’t constantly laced with “sex, sex, sex!! NBC………..renew …renew please!!

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tina vaughn February 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW!!! IT’S ONE OF THE FEW SHOWS MY HUSBAND AND I ENJOY WATCHING TOGETHER. SO MANY OF MY FB FRIENDS AGREE THAT THIS IS THEIR FAVORITE SHOW!!! I WILL SERIOUSLY STOP WATCHING NBC IF THEY CANCEL THIS. PLENTY OF CABLE SHOWS OUT THERE TO WATCH!!! I’M PISSED THEY ARE EVEN CONSIDERING IT. WHAT KIND OF MORON WOULD DO THAT?

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Charlie February 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

This is the best show on the air!!! I look so forward to watching it every week. Please renew it for next season and consider moving it to 9pm.

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Dan February 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

Please, please, please renew Parenthood!!!

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Crissy February 22, 2012 at 3:57 am

Best show on television…should be moved to 9pm.. Keep Parenthood on.

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Coney February 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

This is the best tv show ever. Keep this going. It covers real life situations in a true life response. I love this show.

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Rebecca McReynolds February 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Parenthood is the best show on NBC it is one of the best shows on tv I hope it will be back for Season 4!!!! PLEASE do not cancel it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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matthew February 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

keep it…it is engaging and the only non-sport show I watch…

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Peg February 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I love this show! Please keep it.

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Anonymous January 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

We love parenthood! It is one of the few shows we watch. We consider it smart TV, realistic scenarios, nuanced editing and terrific acting. Renew it! Renew it!

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ebey slew January 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm

renew it, it’s the only show I watch on TV

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me January 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Keep this show. A recent New Yorker article lauds this show and NBCshould keep it going and make sure that it goes into production for next season. They lose market shares because they pander to those who do not stick with shows they like. Propmote this show; give it and its actors and wroters their due.

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