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. CherylG says

    I agree, please don’t cancel private practice. I also prefer it to Grey’s Anatomy. I love Charlette and Violet both very spunky but not push overs. I want Addison to get pregnant and tell selfish Sam to take a flying leap. May I suggest a controversial story line. I know easier said then done. Let the writers step outside the box, tell them don’t hold back. Something will grab people with the sound bites. Please don’t cancel Private Practice.

  2. PatTrap says

    Please dont cancel Private Practice. I like it better than Grey’s and certainly more than this new Scandal that has now replaced it.

  3. JB says

    Please don’t cancel private practice. I’m not at all interested in the show you’ve put in it’s time slot and will definitely watch other things – not Scandal.

  4. Christine Vaughan says

    Love “Private Practice” and I’m not a fan of Gray’s Anatomy. I turn on my TV at 10 p.m. expressly to watch Private Practice … it’s intelligent, dramatic and entertaining. The characters are well developed and well acted. Simply top-notch entertainment that doesn’t involve detectives, shootings or autopsies. Friends helping friends through the ups and downs of life (albeit on the beach), much more uplifting and top-shelf than most of what’s on the tube. My only gripe with the whole deal is that there are so many reruns broadcasted … put a little money into the series and keep it going! I currently have zero reason to watch anything ABC airs on Thursday nights. Not a fan of either of the two shows in the timeslot.

  5. Barbara says

    I think private Practice is one of the better shows right along with Grey’s Anatomy!!!!
    Will be saddened if cancelled it is so cruel for your listeners if you do not continue it in 2012. Barbara

  6. Felix says

    I really don’t hope it’ll be cancelled!
    This show is way too good to disappear from our tv screens.
    And it’s successful international and the ratings are not that bad.
    Why should they cancel it? Please don’t, ABC!

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