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Parenthood: Season Five Ratings

Parenthood season five ratingsThough it’s been in danger of being cancelled each year, Parenthood has survived for five seasons. Will it see a sixth year or will this be the end? We’ll have a better idea as the weeks progress.

Airing on NBC since 2010, Parenthood revolves around the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The ensemble cast includes Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Mae Whitman, with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/11 update: Parenthood has been renewed for a sixth and final season of 13 episodes.

Final season averages: 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.98 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The fourth season of Parks and Recreation averaged a 1.8 rating in the demo and 4.98 million viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 Parenthood TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?


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Wendy December 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

For all the reasons mentioned by others I am a huge fan of the show. I can not take anymore reality shows, ridiculous comedy’s and monster dramas. My husband and I watch less tv now and have cancelled our cable due to the lack of quality shows and the greed of the cable providers. What is TV coming to when NBC has an amazing show like Parenthood and they cancel it. I do not facebook, tweet, or any of those social media things, but I do talk with friends and we look forward to discussing the show each week. Some of us text each other during. I have been in a grocery store line a couple of times and the doctors office and had conversations about this show with strangers. This was the way shows used to be measured in popularity. NBC you have made a big mistake. This show could have been on many more years. Well I can tell you I am not pleased with NBCs new dramas this season and when parenthood ends that will end my watching that time slot. And I have been watching that Thursday night slot since the first episode of ER. Good luck getting your viewers back.


Sunny Diamond December 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Please keep the Parenthood series on the air for as many future seasons as possible. When my husband and I found the Parenthood series, we watched a few episodes to try it out and became immediate fans. We have found ourselves sad and happy (laughing out loud) in every episode and are saddened by the prospect of it ending. We are currently nearing the end of the fifth season of the series and would enjoy watching many more seasons. Thanks so much for continuing this amazing series to a sixth season.. can’t wait to see it. We would love to see many more seasons to come!!!


Anastasia Porter December 7, 2014 at 3:35 am

I HOPE this show stays on longer! It is by far the best show on TV! The cast is exceptional, I love everyone! Also, if Ron Howard is involved in any way, you know it’s going to be fantastic! He’s a genius!! Leave this show on, please!!


Nancy Matthews November 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Parenthood is one of the best shows on TV . It shows families can get through the good and the bad together. I am very sad to see it go.


Nancy Patience November 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm

maybe it is time to stop thinking about how much crap that no one needs is sold due to the commercials in between that people fast forward through. Ratings! How are these measured? If I watch Parenthood through the Global site when it is convenient for me, am I as a viewer counted? Or is it only those who are paid to watch TV by Network executives votes that count? Maybe there needs to be more independent networks where quality is more important than quantity.


Mindy Bailey November 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

I have Just started watching parenthood I love it it is so heart warming and true to life it is my favorite show please don’t cancel it. There is mostly crapy shows on this is a show with real substance. I am a new viewer and I know there is a lot of new viewers and viewers from the beginning. I always want to watch How To Get Away With Murder but I pick Parenthood every time it is that good this year. Please give it more seasons after this one. What are you going to replace it with some crapy show that can’t begin to com pair to parenthood. Please Please Please don’t cancel it.


Lisa Axley November 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

OMG Parenthood is so in tune with today’s stresses and joys of life and the thought of this family being cancelled off of TV for some damn Reality Television show is unbelievable. We can ALL so relate with the characters on this show and it has such love for the family that I just can’t imagine it not continuing!!!


lois November 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

I hope it continues…I think it’s a great .. real life happenings & challenges….just need to advertise it more…get people watching it!!!! All cast members are perfectly fit for their part..come on people…SPREAD THE WORD…GREAT SERIES!!! Keep it on…


Anonymous November 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

We have loved parenthood since the ver first show. Please keep it on the air


MICHELLE LOPP November 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm

This is one of the most real and down to earth shows on TV. I don’t understand why it’s being cancelled. I know so many people that watch this program and love it and at my work place we can’t wait to talk about it the next day. Please tell Mr. Ron Howard that a lot of people in Grass Valley, CA love his show and don’t want to see it cancelled. Mr. Howard was in Grass Valley about a month ago. I know he enjoyed his visit here and like many folks that live here enjoy Parenthood. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Michelle Lopp


Becky November 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I seriously didn’t even know parenthood existed then watched all the episodes on Netflix and currently watch every week soo sad :,(


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