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. rose says

    i do like this show which is so amazing and promising. it shows that everyone whoever it is has it own flaws,which is so real and nature.i did enjoy it ,especially for the moment matra would do anything to protect her family and kids, how powerful and wonderful she is.
    i think this show is worth ths shot.so please renew another season.

  2. Virginia says

    Please don’t cancel this show. If it were on a different day rather than Friday, Saturday or Sunday I think it would make it. How about putting it up against Criminal Minds. Take away some of those mindless shows that are now on.

  3. Deb says

    I REALLY love this show, but I wish it was on a different night. Very interesting
    characters and storyline. Please give it a chance. My mom and sister in law love it
    also!

  4. Lori says

    I do love this show a lot, but I think the big problem is the time slot. Even though RedWidow is at 10:00, The Goodwife is always running late. This being said I would think they have a lot of the same viewers and The Goodwife has a much stronger following because it has been on longer. ABC needs to give The RedWidow a new night and shot to make it. The the cast of actors are great.

  5. Norcalcheryll says

    A fine wine takes time to develop the same can be said of a complex mystery…please give Red Widow time . Provide the show support with advertising. How accurate are Nielsen ratings ? Research that question. Perhaps the network is making I’ll informed decisions. The network will suffer if vuiewers think they’re always going to cancel a program..I’m going to stop watching the network if this show gets canceled..I’m not going to invest my precious time into watching this networks programs if they behave with fear and cancel good programming if numbers aren’t perfect.

  6. Joe says

    We liked RED WIDOW. I think there’s more viewers than that? Run a full year and then review again. It’s a mystery drama. We Liked it !!!!!!!!!

  7. Mare says

    Please don’t cancel this show…it’s interesting and we love it….please give it some time….we are waiting for more…….

  8. Lynne says

    Really like this show! Please renew it – it has such a good cast and interesting storyline! ABC give viewers time to like something and get hooked – this is a great show!

  9. alison says

    I love Red Widow.
    If ABC can yet again:
    -screw up a show- whose central characters are played by GREAT actors, in a story with lots of potential intrigue…
    -and then go and cancel it because they didn’t give it time to develop…
    …Well, then i”ll just go back to NOT watching ABC altogether… along with my five roommates. We all watched: Revenge and Red Widow, + NBC’s Deception. What always happens? They combine complex stories with intelligent characters, and then muck it up by giving these (otherwise intelligent & believable) characters, various “blonde” moments throughout each episode. There must be a gas leak in their writing studio. The MacDonald’s of television…

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