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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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Kate Fredericks May 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm

People who say this is an awful show, did not stick with it. After a weak beginning, it has become one of the best thrillers on TV.


anon May 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Finally a female character we can admire


Samantha May 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I love red widow. It’s the only thing I look forward to on Sunday nights. I really hope they give it another try for a second season. There are other shows that should cancelled instead of red widow. I find the plot line to be very suspenseful.


Jan May 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I love Red Widow and live for Sunday night when it airs. It seems that quite often when I really enjoy a show it gets cancelled. I sure hope this will be picked up for another season.


alve May 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I really love this show and can’t believe the ratings are not there!!! It is wonderfully written with a great cast of characters. I want it back…


Nina Brugellis May 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Keep the series going, great story line.


maryann May 6, 2013 at 11:57 am

It’s my fav. show. 2nd is Revenge. Please keep them on. You hurt with when you took off 666 PA, don’t hurt me again, please.


fran werner May 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

great show, please keep it going.


Betty May 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

love this show!!


Pat May 6, 2013 at 12:50 am

Please please keep red widow!


Dani D. May 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Love this show!! Just watched season finale…Looking forward to next season – sad to hear this show might be cancelled.


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c mcnur May 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Love this show and so does my huge family. Hard to find a show everyone loves. Don’t want this amazing show to be canceled. I get excited for this show to come on!


j whitney May 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Just want to know if it is going to be cancelled- as I hate to watch it and then have it cancelled. No one seems to know either way


Anonymous May 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

loved the show, wish they wouldn’t cancel it.


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