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Parks and Recreation: 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

Parks and RecreationHere are the ratings for NBC’s Parks and Recreation series. The bureaucracy continues for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the staff of the parks department in Pawnee, Indiana. The fourth season of Parks and Recreation typically airs Thursday nights at 8:30pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Parks and Recreation will be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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

UPDATE: Parks and Recreation has been renewed for season five.

Final season four averages: 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.73 million total viewers.

Episode 04-22: Thursday, 05/10/12 (season finale)
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.42 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.84 in the demo with 3.73 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-21: Thursday, 05/03/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.26 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.84 in the demo with 3.75 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-20: Thursday, 04/26/12
1.6 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.17 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.85 in the demo with 3.77 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-19: Thursday, 04/19/12
1.7 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.46 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.86 in the demo with 3.81 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #6 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-18: Thursday, 03/08/12
1.8 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 3.66 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.87 in the demo with 3.83 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-17: Thursday, 03/01/12
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.77 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.88 in the demo with 3.84 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-16: Thursday, 02/23/12
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.43 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.89 in the demo with 3.84 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-15: Thursday, 02/16/12
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.45 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 3.87 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-14: Thursday, 02/02/12
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.60 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.91 in the demo with 3.90 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-13: Thursday, 1/26/12
1.7 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.49 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.93 in the demo with 3.92 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-12: Thursday, 01/19/12
1.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.25 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.95 in the demo with 3.95 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-11: Thursday, 01/12/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 4.09 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.95 in the demo with 3.93 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-10: Thursday, 12/08/11
1.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.64 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.96 in the demo with 3.91 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-09: Thursday, 12/01/11
1.8 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 3.69 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.98 in the demo with 3.94 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-08: Thursday, 11/17/11
2.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.68 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 3.97 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-07: Thursday, 11/10/11
1.8 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 3.66 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 4.02 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-06: Thursday, 11/03/11
2.1 in the demo (+17% episode-to-episode change) with 4.0 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.03 in the demo with 4.07 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-05: Thursday, 10/27/11
1.8 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 3.87 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.02 in the demo with 4.09 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-04: Thursday, 10/13/11
2.1 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 3.99 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 4.14 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-03: Thursday, 10/6/11
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 4.15 million; distant third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 4.2 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-02: Thursday, 9/29/11
The second episode didn’t do any worse or any better than the first, registering a 2.1 in the demo with 4.33 million. Parks is currently ranks in the middle of NBC’s shows so it’s still safe.
Season average: 2.1 demo with 4.22 million.

Episode 04-01: Thursday, 9/22/11
It wasn’t a stellar season premiere for this sitcom. It attracted a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.11 million viewers. Compared to last season’s debut, Parks was down by 34%. The network was down by 19% when compared to last year’s timeslot occupant, 30 Rock. Not much good news for NBC this season.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.72 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 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 like the Parks and Recreation TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?

 

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Craig February 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I guess I am like most. This is my third choice to watch at the time it is in the schedule. I Tivo the two other shows, and I watch this on Hulu or in reruns. It is a good show, but it is just against some tougher competition.

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Wolf Larsen January 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I am 78 years old and an loving the show more and more . The location changes are great..Keep the show on …at least till I croak….
Wolf

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Jason Moore December 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

The charters are developing and plots are still entertaining. This show has me back to your station instead of premier cable.

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