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Parenthood: Season Four Ratings

NBC parenthood ratingsUnfortunately, Parenthood has never been a hit TV show in the ratings. Fortunately, the numbers have been good enough to keep it from being cancelled each year. Will the Braverman family’s luck hold out? Time will tell.

An ensemble family drama, the cast includes Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Joy Bryant, Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman, Max Burkholder, Miles Heizer, Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Sam Jaeger, Sarah Ramos, Savannah Paige Rae, and Tyree Brown.

Season four of Parenthood typically airs on Tuesdays nights at 10pm on the NBC network. They’ve ordered 15 episodes.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Parenthood is going to be cancelled or renewed for season five.

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

UPDATE: NBC has renewed this show for 2013-14 and has ordered 22 episodes.

Final season averages: 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.98 million total viewers.

Episode 04-15: Tuesday, 01/22/13 (season finale)
1.8 in the demo (-5% change) with 4.87 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 4.98 million.

Episode 04-14: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 4.96 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 4.99 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 04-13: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 5.30 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 4.99 million.

Episode 04-12: Tuesday, 01/01/13
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 5.37 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 4.96 million.

Episode 04-11: Tuesday, 12/11/12
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 5.73 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 4.93 million.

Episode 04-10: Tuesday, 12/04/12
1.8 in the demo (0% change) with 4.98 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 4.85 million.

Episode 04-09: Tuesday, 11/27/12
1.8 in the demo (+6% change) with 4.49 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 4.83 million.

Episode 04-08: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.7 in the demo (-11% change) with 4.62 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 4.88 million.

Episode 04-07: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 4.82 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 4.91 million.

Episode 04-06: Tuesday, 10/23/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 4.85 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 4.93 million.

Episode 04-05: Tuesday, 10/09/12
2.0 in the demo (+25% change) with 4.95 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 4.94 million.

Episode 04-04: Tuesday, 10/02/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 4.45 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 4.94 million.

Episode 04-03: Tuesday, 09/25/12
1.8 in the demo (0% change) with 4.85 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 5.10 million.

Episode 04-02: Tuesday, 9/18/12
1.8 in the demo (-5% change) with 4.98 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 5.23 million.

Episode 04-01: Tuesday, 9/11/12
1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.48 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 5.48 million.

It wasn’t a great start of the season. Though Parenthood won its timeslot (opposite reruns), it was down year-to-year by 14% in the coveted demo (vs a 2.2 rating) and down by 13% in total viewers (vs 6.29 million). This isn’t a big surprise however since each season opener has been lower than the one before it.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season of Parenthood averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.13 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 fifth season?

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darlene dabbenigno January 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

love love love this show!!! Please keep it going!!! How many family shows are there to watch???? Really!!!!!!!!

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Dianne January 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I love this show and wish NBC would move it to 8:00. It’s like the modern day Walton Family. I think younger folks could definitely benefit from the weekly messages this show offers. Unlike some of the shows on in prime time that are quite embarrassing to sit through with your kids!!

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Avid watcher January 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Please do not cancel Parenthood! It is my favorite tv show for the whole week. Well written, well acted, and I am involved in their lives. I relate to so many of their situations, some make me laugh, some make me cry, but I always continue to watch!

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amanda January 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

The best show on Tv!! I look forward to it every week. Love the Braverman’s

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Sleeping Beauty January 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Well Folks I would not hold my breath… cuz, that is the way the “networks” works… They pull you into a series get you nice and comfortable with watching it week to week and then BAM! Its been cancelled…. No longer are the days of when a series could go on for years… Its all about the dollar bill at the end of the day…. !

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Carla January 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

Again one of the best written shows on TV. NBC would be crazy to cancel this show, with all the reality based TV that is programmed these days it is refreshing to watch something that truly involves writers and a real storyline! Thank You NBC!

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Joann January 10, 2013 at 11:10 am

This is by far the best show on television. It seems as though they keep canceling the shows that actually have great acting and story lines. This show is so on target with real issues of families. Get rid of some of these senseless comedies and reality shows. Please do not cancel this amazing show.

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sue January 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

Parenthood is the best show on TV, it’s so true to life. I think everyone
can relate to the Bravermen family. The actors are so good, look forward
to this show weekly, love it!

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Lexi January 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm

The show is very good this season 2012 -2013.
I like how they dealt with Max and his reaching
Puberty odors very realistic. They should decide
If they are Jewish or Christian in previous
Episodes they mentioned they were part Jews but they
Had the biggest Christmas tree. Also some of the dialog sounds
Too scripted when the patriarch calls his grandson Grandson instead
Of his name .

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Bdelponte January 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Me and my wife look forward to watch the best show on tv every week. I beg you please do not cancell Parenthood we love, love , love this show!

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laura January 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Please do not cancel Parenthood, it is one of the best shows on tv.

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Cathy January 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Best show on TV for sure! It’s so relatable and full of such great actors and story lines. If this show was canceled it would feel like losing the braverman clan as a family friend!

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M January 9, 2013 at 3:45 am

Please do not cancel! This is the best show ever! It encapsualates all the highs and lows of all families which we all can relate to. Wish it never ends.

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Karen January 9, 2013 at 12:07 am

This is the best show on television. Fantastic writing and acting. Please don’t cancel! Everyone I know loves “Parenthood.”

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marie January 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Please do not cancel this show.

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