Private Practice: Season Six Ratings

private practice season six ratingsLast May it was announced that Kate Walsh would be leaving Private Practice after 13 episodes, leading many to believe that the show would be cancelled. ABC reps say that the show’s fate hasn’t been decided yet. It will likely depend heavily on the ratings.

The sixth season of Private Practice typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network. The cast includes Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Benjamin Bratt, Brian Benben, Caterina Scorsone, Griffin Gluck, KaDee Strickland, Paul Adelstein, and Taye Diggs.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Private Practice is going to be cancelled or renewed for season seven.

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Final season averages: 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.64 million total viewers.

Episode 06-13: Tuesday, 01/22/13 (series finale)
1.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 5.32 million (+30% change).
Season averages: 1.33 in the demo with 4.64 million.

Episode 06-12: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 4.10 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.32 in the demo with 4.58 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 06-11: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.1 in the demo (-8% change) with 4.01 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.33 in the demo with 4.63 million.

Episode 06-10: Tuesday, 12/18/12
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 3.84 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 4.69 million.

Episode 06-09: Tuesday, 12/11/12
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 3.87 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 4.78 million.

Episode 06-08: Tuesday, 12/04/12
1.2 in the demo (+20% change) with 4.42 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 4.90 million.

Episode 06-07: Wednesday, 11/21/12
1.0 in the demo (-23% change) with 3.76 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 4.97 million.

Episode 06-06: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.3 in the demo (+18% change) with 4.24 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 5.17 million.

Episode 06-05: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.1 in the demo (-21% change) with 3.72 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.52 in the demo with 5.35 million.

Episode 06-04: Tuesday, 10/23/12
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.58 million (-24% change).
Season averages: 1.63 in the demo with 5.76 million.

UPDATE: ABC has announced that this season will be the show’s last.

Episode 06-03: Tuesday, 10/09/12
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 6.00 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 6.15 million.

Episode 06-02: Tuesday, 10/02/12
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 6.01 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 6.23 million.

Episode 06-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.45 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 6.45 million.

Year-to-year, the season debut of Private Practice was down by 32% in the demo (vs a 2.8 rating) and down by 17% in viewership (vs 7.79 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.81 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 still like the Private Practice TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?

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  1. raul says

    Please bring it back I love it and when it was cancelled I cried I love that family and how strong they are . I LOVE IT

  2. Nicole says

    PLEASE BRING IT BACK……………………… IT is awesome. IT is the best show ever so far. and I would love to see what happen to the cast thus far. PLEASE bring it back.

  3. Caroline Weeks says

    I have watched this show since it started! Love it and want it back PLEASE!! I actually had a life altering change with the season of Dr. Shepherds drug addiction/abuse. Never realized until that season just how clueless I was on the pill abuse. I still remember the episode like I was yesterday…where she crushed the pills and snorted it, during her intervention with the rest of the cast. I cried and was in such shock…that this was also going on in my own house. Still brings me chills just thinking about it!

  4. Wil Mer says

    Love this show! Just discovered it and actually like it as much as Grey’s Anatomy. Please bring this back…would love to see how everything works out for Sheldon, Amelia, Addison, and the gang. I’m going through withdrawal! Please bring it back!! It is one of the few good shows out there.

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