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Prime Suspect: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Prime Suspect ratingsHere are the ratings for the Prime Suspect TV series. A tough-as-nails NYPD homicide detective who works to uphold the law while fighting discrimination and dis-trust in her own department. The first season of Prime Suspect typically airs on Thursday 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 Prime Suspect is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. 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:

Final season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.61 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Sunday, 1/22/12 (series finale)
0.7 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.6 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 4.61 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Sunday, 1/22/12
0.8 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 4.31 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.23 in the demo with 4.69 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 12/22/11
1.0 in the demo (+11% week-to-week change) with 4.44 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.27 in the demo with 4.72 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 12/15/11
0.9 in the demo (-31% episode-to-episode change) with 3.70 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.3 in the demo with 4.75 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 12/01/11
1.3 in the demo (+18% week-to-week change) with 4.69 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.34 in the demo with 4.87 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 11/17/11
1.1 in the demo (-15% week-to-week change) with 4.34 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.35 in the demo with 4.89 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 11/17/11
1.3 in the demo (+8% week-to-week change) with 4.86 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.39 in the demo with 4.97 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 11/03/11
1.2 in the demo (+9% week-to-week change) with 4.51 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.40 in the demo with 4.99 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 10/27/11
1.1 in the demo (-15% week-to-week change) with 4.03 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.44 in the demo with 5.08 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 10/13/11
1.3 in the demo (-13% week-to-week change) with 4.6 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.5 in the demo with 5.34 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 10/6/11
1.5 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 5.04 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.6 in the demo with 5.59 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 9/29/11
There was no better news in week two. The new TV series attracted a poor 1.5 in the demo with 5.69 million. That’s a decline of 17% in the demo and the show already couldn’t afford to lose any points. It’s looking like this may be one of NBC’s first cancellations of the season.
Season average: 1.6 demo with 5.87 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 9/22/11
Though it looked like it would be one of the stronger shows on the NBC schedule, the viewers don’t seem to agree. The first episode registered a disappointing 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic and just 6.05 million viewers. It was in third (last) place for the timeslot. What’s more, many viewers turned the program off before the episode finished. That’s not a good sign for next week.

On a positive note, Prime Suspect outperformed last season’s non-celebrity version of The Apprentice by 20%. That’s not much of a consolation though since that edition was a certifiable bomb.


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 new Prime Suspect TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Daya Harris July 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I loved this show and am saddened it’s cancelled. I think it was on par with The Closer which I also loved. Too bad the majority of the public prefers ridiculous reality stuff instead of great series like this one.

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billlllllz May 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

i liked Prime Suspect ..

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Anonymous March 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Prime Suspect has authenticity. It seems like some of the older crime shows like Homicide. Sorry it is canceled.

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james cowan February 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

My wife and I thought it was a great show, better than person of interest or Alcatraz. We are disappointed to find out the show is gone. Maybe cable will pick it up, we hope.

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Beverly February 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

I am very disappointed that the series Prime Suspect is going to be cancelled. I also believe as many others have expressed that the public can not relate to a strong woman being the star of a detective show. It was down to earth and I will certainly miss the show. There are few choices on the regular networks for good programs and that is why cable network shows are in demand. My husband and i enjoyed and look for to the show every week. We will miss it.

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Lottie February 17, 2012 at 5:55 am

I think Prime Suspect was great but if it’s cancelled it will be because the public can’t handle a woman being as strong as the star is. She’s a take no prisoners type of gal and this society still has a hard time with that. Too bad. I enjoyed every airing.

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