Private Practice: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Private Practice ratingsHere are the ratings for the TV series Private Practice. Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) and her fellow practitioners continue to find love and care for patients in Los Angeles. The fifth season of Private Practice typically airs Thursday nights at 10pm on the ABC network.

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

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Final season five averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.81 million total viewers.

Episode 05-22: Tuesday, 05/15/12
1.8 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 6.81 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.28 in the demo with 6.81 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-21: Tuesday, 05/08/12
1.4 in the demo (-33% episode-to-episode change) with 5.77 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 6.81 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-20: Tuesday, 05/01/12
2.1 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.38 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.35 in the demo with 6.86 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-19: Tuesday, 04/24/12
2.2 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 8.13 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.36 in the demo with 6.84 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-18: Tuesday, 04/17/12
1.7 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 6.53 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.37 in the demo with 6.77 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-17: Thursday, 03/15/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.85 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.41 in the demo with 6.78 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-16: Thursday, 02/23/12
2.1 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 6.32 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.42 in the demo with 6.77 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-15: Thursday, 02/16/12
2.6 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 7.08 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.45 in the demo with 6.81 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-14: Thursday, 02/09/12
2.2 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 6.52 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.44 in the demo with 6.79 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-13: Thursday, 02/02/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.55 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.45 in the demo with 6.81 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-12: Thursday, 01/19/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 6.00 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.47 in the demo with 6.83 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-11: Thursday, 01/12/12
2.3 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 6.55 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.50 in the demo with 6.90 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-10: Thursday, 01/05/12
2.7 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.71 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.52 in the demo with 6.94 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episodes 05-08 & 05-09: Thursday, 11/17/11
2.6 in the demo (-7% week-to-week change) with 7.23 million; fourth in the timeslot at 9pm, first at 10pm.
Season average: 2.50 in the demo with 6.85 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-07: Thursday, 11/10/11
2.8 in the demo (+8% week-to-week change) with 7.51 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.47 in the demo with 6.74 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-06: Thursday, 11/03/11
2.6 in the demo (+8% week-to-week change) with 6.56 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.42 in the demo with 6.62 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-05: Thursday, 10/27/11
2.4 in the demo (+4% week-to-week change) with 6.4 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.38 in the demo with 6.63 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 05-04: Thursday, 10/20/11
2.3 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 6.38 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.4 in the demo with 6.68 million.
Demo rank: #11 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with Pan Am and Man Up!.

Episode 05-03: Thursday, 10/13/11
2.3 in the demo (+10% week-to-week change) with 6.5 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.4 in the demo with 6.79 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 13 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 05-02: Thursday, 10/6/11
2.1 in the demo (-25% week-to-week change) with 6.06 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.5 in the demo with 6.92 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 12 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 05-01: Thursday, 9/29/11
It was another disappointing kick-off for an ABC series. This one attracted a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic and 7.79 million viewers. It was first place in its timeslot (barely) but was down by 12% year-to-year. It’s currently the third-lowest scripted series on the network.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.59 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 Private Practice TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a sixth season?

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26 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Debbie says

    Please keep Private Practice ,i love this show because of the way it is tied into Grey,s Anatomy and Kate Walsh is awesome!

  2. says

    Please don’t cancel Private Practice 6abc. I really love that show. It draws me in that I don’t want to miss a minute of it. Especially when Kate Walsh and Benjamin Bratt are together. I wish they would become a couple. Benjamin Bratt is definately a cutie. Please don’t cancel it. Its bad enough that Desperate housewives is ending there series.
    Don’t take Private Practice and Greys Anatomy away

  3. says

    I love Private Practice. Please don’t cancel it. Also I would love to see Benjamin Bratt and get together with Kate Walsh. I look forward to watching Private Practice and also Greys Anatomy. They are the only two medical show on TV. Please don’t cancel it. I am running out of shows to watch. Desperate Housewives is done. They are my three favorite shows.

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