Red Widow: Ratings

Red Widow TV show ratingsABC didn’t find ratings success with 666 Park Avenue and cancelled the show. How will Red Widow in the same timeslot? Will it be cancelled as well or end up being renewed instead? Time will tell.

This TV series follows a widowed mom who finds herself indebted to the Russian mob and under scrutiny from the FBI. The cast includes Radha Mitchell, Clifton Collins Jr., Luke Goss, Sterling Beaumon, Suleka Mathew, Erin Moriarty, Jaime Ray Newman, Jakob Salvati, Lee Tergesen, Wil Traval, Rade Serbedzija, and Goran Visnjic. The show typically airs Sunday nights on ABC. The network has ordered eight episodes.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Red Widow is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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UPDATE: ABC has cancelled this show after one season.

Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.93 million total viewers.

Episode 01-08: Sunday, 05/05/13
0.8 in the demo (+14% change) with 3.41 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 4.93 million.

Episode 01-07: Sunday, 04/28/13
0.7 in the demo (-30% change) with 3.47 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 1.14 in the demo with 5.15 million.

Episode 01-06: Sunday, 03/31/13
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.08 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.22 in the demo with 5.43 million.

Episode 01-05: Sunday, 03/24/13
1.2 in the demo (+20% change) with 4.55 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.26 in the demo with 5.70 million.

Episode 01-04: Sunday, 03/17/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 4.36 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 5.98 million.

Episode 01-03: Sunday, 03/10/13
1.1 in the demo (-27% change) with 5.31 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 6.52 million.

Episodes 01-01 & 01-02: Sunday, 03/03/13
1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.13 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 7.13 million.

It was a poor start for Red Widow. Compared to last year’s premiere of GCB, the network was down by 32% in the demo (vs a 2.2 rating) but was down by 6% in viewership (vs 7.56 million).


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 Red Widow TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Jo says

    I was so mad Red Widow was cancelled
    We loved the show and wanted to see how the relationship would evolve between RedWidow and the Russian bad guy.

  2. Cindy says

    It is a great show. My husband and I really enjoyed watching it. Interesting characters and plot. We are so sad that it has been cancelled. Big mistake. Maybe a problem with marketing. Too bad. I do hope that another network will be pick it up!

  3. Elizabeth says

    Great show- disappointing that they didn’t give it more time. Interesting characters, complicated relationships, strong performances, compelling drama – left us looking forward to the next week! Wish another network would pick it up. C’mon TNT, F/X, somebody step up.

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