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. Bob says

    I think the show has possibility, They need to fix a few things and I would be willing to help. I would really like to see some of actors play out their story lines. Get a new producer o new producer but keep it on the air. Please and thank you.

    P.S. If they do cancel the show….will we ever find out who Marta ends up with. Schiller or her body guard?

  2. Anonymous says

    Loved it. Shows are cancelled these days too fast. Not given enough time to really be able to know if it’s good or not.

  3. Kellie says

    Love this show. Can’t wait to see how they develop Marta as a character. Want more on what Mike has gotten everyone into.

  4. TeiaR says

    I wish the network would bring it back or a different one would pick it up again. GCB was number one on my show list of guilty pleasures. It was so funny and I loved all the characters. With each episode we got to know more about the characters and what made them the way they are. As time went on they each evolved and more interesting facts were revealed leaving me addicted to the show. If you were born and raised in the south you would get this show and understand it and not take it so offensively. Appearently, GCB was cancelled due to the results from a small narrow minded group of people that were not raised nor understand the South. It’s ashame some people have to be so offended from everything and find faults with everything. I’ve always lived in North Carolina and I felt there was more truth to GCB than the ‘fake’ Reality Shows that are so staged and lame. There were so many ups and downs and twists and turns I was always on the edge of my seat then laughing out loud. I loved the rollarcoaster of events. I was never bored with any of the episodes and wished a new one came on each night instead of once a week. Please bring it back with all the original characters and southern charm. I wish my effort in expressing how I feel about this show would count for something. I wish all the fans could have a chance to participate in the future of televistion shows we follow. Bring back GCB……

  5. james cobern says

    I think with a lot of these quickly cancelled shows,the networks ought to consider (as they did back in the day) concentrating on making these so called”series” into a tv-movie. When you stretch a great or fair concept into a series , the story line can sometimes get old real fast. Some of these shows would work better on the big screen, than on the small screen.

  6. Michael says

    Cable quality and edge – Check the Red Widow Facebook page and see what people are saying. They loved it.

  7. David Davenport says

    Didn’t like the show. It “glamorizes” organized crime and drug smuggling. The FBI agent and his heroin addicted girlfriend were the only “interesting” characters.

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