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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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G.Kitttrell October 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

In the past I loved Parenthood. I never missed a show, however in the last three episodes they have spewed there doubt in God, poked racism with a stick, and praised Obama. I’m done. Very disappointed In your subject matter.

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D August 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

This is the show I can’t wait to watch every week! It just makes me feel good. I would love to be a part of a big, messy family like the Bravermans.

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Adrienne A July 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL PARENTHOOD! It truely is the best show on TV. There isn’t a single misstep in the writing or acting. It’s perfect every time. We need Parenthood to stay on the air!

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JavaJan June 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

PLEASE don’t cancel “Parenthood”!! It’s a wonderful program, & deals with real life issues within a very normal, flawed, wonderfully delightful family. This show has done so much for Autism awareness, without being maudlin or unrealistic. Give it another chance. Give it another season!

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The Craig family May 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Five of us love this show. Wonderful writing, acting, directing. There is so little of quality on regular TV. This is refreshing and wholesome.

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Mary Morris May 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Do not cancel this show! It is so refreshing to see a family without a laugh track and one that has all of the problems of real people. Having a child with high functioning autism has helped many people with a child suffering from it not feel so isolated.
All of the cast does a wonderful job and the writing is teriffic!
Keep this show on the line -up
Mary Morris

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Jana April 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I am hoping for a renewal of Parenthood. It is one of the few show that I look forward to and watch every week . The family and real life situations are those that so many generations can relate to. I feel so close to the Braverman family. The script is amazing and it would be a sad day to hear of cancellation of such a heartwarming series.

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Lisa April 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I am concerned with high ratings on so many mindless, degrading shows and “so called” reality TV. What is wrong with people??? Parenthood is a refreshing exception. It is a winner with talented actors and dramatic situations that you can relate to. You would be crazy to cancel this show.

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Kurt March 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I’m a proud conservative thought and through. Parenthood is quite left of center being a Ron Howard project I can see why and it is based on a characteristic liberal like California family. Now with all that out of the way I have to say I happen to like it. Both my wife and I find it entertaining enough that we make it a point to always watch it. I believe we haven’t missed one in all three seasons. So I’m for keeping it around for a season or two more. Like most of these shows they are casted top heavy and also some of the writing become silly and boring or a warn out feeling because you have seen it played out too often. Creative writing with a huge cast and to have to condense it into the time allotted must be a challenge. So Ron keep it going but watch for the stuff that ruins ratings. Keep tabs on the scripts. Left is fun to watch not live. Kind of like a zoo.

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Ed and Rose March 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Definitely, DO NOT cancel Parenthood. The actors’ portrayal of their characters is excellent. ABC’s Last Man Standing at 7P and then Parenthood on NBC at 9P are the only worthwhile shows on Tuesday.

Parenthood presents elements of today’s family ups and downs, joy and sorrows, etc. The show is believable and realistic. As far as we are concerned, as so is our married daughter and her family, the show is a hit! Please do not remove Parenthood.

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JP March 6, 2012 at 12:36 am

HELP my note was suppose to say “over being positive and feeling good”

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JP March 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

Parenthood is a great show, it realistically deals with real issues we all face in life, from day to day. With Ron Howard’s name involved -how can anyone be disappointed?!
The newspaper, the news, and other informative sources are so heavy so much of the time.
It’s going to be a sad day, if an hour long escape drama, about real life situations, (and the feel good moments that this show brings) , is replaced by a reality show.
Why is it so many people chose dirt and negative, or being positive and feeling good?

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L Hayes March 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I hope we don’t lose one of the best scripted 1 hr dramas onTV. It’s mature and poignant subject matters hold the interest of people who are bored and tired with the stupid reality shows that appeals to the under 30 crowd. We need to be careful with too much of the same stuff – this one has charm and appeal to all. I have watched the show since its debut and certainly hope for more to come.

Sincerely,

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Elana Greenberg March 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Don’t cancel the show! Its the best show on TV!

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Anonymous March 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Don’t cancel PARENTHOOD! We need more excellent dramas like this on TV and fewer reality shows, please!

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