Revenge: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Revenge ratingsIn this ABC TV series, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) moves back to the Hamptons to take revenge on the wealthy people who caused the destruction of her family. Will that draw ratings and viewers? The first season of Revenge typically airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on the ABC network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Revenge is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Final season one averages: 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.82 million total viewers.

Episode 01-22: Wednesday, 05/23/12 (season finale)
2.4 in the demo (+20% episode-to-episode change) with 7.85 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.46 in the demo with 7.82 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-21: Wednesday, 05/16/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 6.90 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.47 in the demo with 7.82 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-20: Wednesday, 05/09/12
2.2 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.01 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.49 in the demo with 7.86 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-19: Wednesday, 05/02/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.14 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.51 in the demo with 7.91 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-18: Wednesday, 04/25/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 7.03 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.53 in the demo with 7.95 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-17: Wednesday, 04/18/12
2.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.77 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.55 in the demo with 8.00 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Recap episode: Wednesday, 04/11/12 (not counted as part of the season averages)
1.6 in the demo with 5.6 million; third in the timeslot.

Episode 01-16: Wednesday, 2/29/12
2.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.53 million; 7.53 in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.57 in the demo with 8.02 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-15: Wednesday, 2/15/12
2.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.69 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.58 in the demo with 8.05 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-14: Wednesday, 02/08/12:
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.70 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.59 in the demo with 8.08 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 01/18/12:
2.5 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.67 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.60 in the demo with 8.11 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 01/11/12
2.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.58 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.61 in the demo with 8.14 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 01/04/12
2.5 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.06 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 8.19 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 12/07/11
2.4 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 7.35 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 8.21 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 11/23/11
2.1 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 7.30 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.67 in the demo with 8.30 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 11/16/11
2.6 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 7.98 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.74 in the demo with 8.43 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 11/02/11
3.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 8.58 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.76 in the demo with 8.49 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 10/26/11
2.7 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 8.72 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.72 in the demo with 8.47 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 10/19/11
2.5 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 7.99 million; third in the timeslot (FOX had baseball).
Season average: 2.7 in the demo with 8.43 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/12/11
2.7 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 7.9 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.8 in the demo with 8.54 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/5/11
2.4 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 7.68 million; second place in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.8 in the demo with 8.75 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with Private Practice.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 9/28/11
As expected, there was a good amount of drop off between weeks one and two. Episode two drew a 2.7 rating in the demo with 8.54 million, a loss of 18%. Hopefully this will be the end of the erosion but my gut is that it isn’t. CSI easily won the timeslot this time around.
Season average: 3.0 demo with 9.28 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 9/21/11
It was a positive debut for Revenge with a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.02 million viewers. That was good enough for the drama to win its timeslot. One the downside however, the series lost a lot of viewers between the start and finish of the hour. It went from a 3.8 in the demo (thanks to Modern Family) and ended with a 3.0. That’s a sign that those people who switched it off mid-way won’t be back next week.


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

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  1. Peggy Sutch says

    I love Revenge, it full of twist and turn’s, you never know what’s going to happen, but I hope Victoria and Conrad get what’s coming to them. Can’t wait to see Jack’s reaction when Emily tells him she is Amanda, hope he takes her back, but I have my doubts.. Anyway love the show and hope it’s on for a second season, because I have friends whom I’ve told to watch the reruns. Thanks for a great show.

  2. Jeri lynn says

    Love Love Love this show. Because I love this show it’ll end up being cancelled, that’s just how it works with me. I would love to see it renewed, though.

  3. annie says

    I love this show it has to stay…i would love to see emily and nolan hook up it will be an interesting twist

  4. Anonymous says

    wow i love this show just a suggestion nolan ross and emily shud hook up……it will be really interesting

  5. Vinn says

    I love Revenge, but I lost interest after this huge hiatus :/ I just hope that the show keep being first in its timeslot.

  6. havefaith says

    I love this show. I’m so ready for the second season. Loving the plot and all the actors and actresses.

  7. Nosgoth1979 says

    Revenge is here to stay, especially after they drew huge numbers for the return episode, ‘Doubt’. I almost missed it too, after a last second emergency (fortunately it turned out to be minor) pulled me away just as the show was starting. Realizing later that I hadn’t set a DVR timer, I thought for sure I was going to hear some big spoiler the next day before I could catch up. Luckily, my new whole-home DVR, the Hopper, saved the day! When I got back, I remembered my Hopper had (and still has) PrimeTime Anytime enabled, so it automatically recorded everything on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Now I’m really happy my coworker at Dish talked me into getting one of these Hoppers, because this was a great return of the show.

  8. PatTrap says

    This is a great show. I know lots of people who like it. We need more shows like this and less “reality” TV.

  9. says

    Thought the recap show was well done. Enjoy wallowing in the backstabbing, intensely feeling, clueless, all that money can’t buy Long Island Hamptons environment where even the people you pay to like you, resent your every breath. Dale Carnegie would have bitchslapped the lot. Keep draining the venom from the asp.

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