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Ringer: Premiere Ratings; How Did It Do?

Ringer ratingsLast night marked the premiere of Ringer on The CW, the first new show of the 2011-12 TV season. How did the new TV series perform?

Sarah Michelle Gellar and company generated a positive but not overwhelming debut for The CW. Per the fast affiliate ratings, Ringer generated a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.74 million viewers. That was a vast improvement over last year’s Life Unexpected premiere in the same timeslot. It was fourth in the timeslot and easily beat repeats of FOX’s Raising Hope.

On the downside, though the ratings are positive, CW execs were surely hoping for better, especially considering that this one’s been generating more interest than the other new programs. Last year, run-of-the-mill Hellcats registered similar numbers and Nikita performed even better. Additionally, next week Ringer will have to contend with all new episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles, The Biggest Loser, and the Dancing with the Stars “results” show. Those are sure to suck away some viewers and won’t help.

It’s of course too early to tell how Ringer will do in the long run but this isn’t the best start.

Note: Check our Ringer ratings page for weekly updates.

What do you think? Is Ringer a winner or your pick for early cancellation? Did you watch? Will you keep watching?

 

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Desiree November 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I Love the show. I have been waiting for it to come back on.

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Benny April 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I definitely love Ringer! I don’t see why the CW should cancel it. Sarah Michelle Gellar is fabulous and the plot breathtaking !

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Sally Gilbert December 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Hey there, people how like this tv show I really don’t watch the show anymore because it is very slow of a program. I used to watch it but then i got a little bet bord of the hole thing. I have DVD’s of Buffy the vampire slayer it was a lot better then this one i wish that this stuped program was off the air.

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Sam Martin October 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I have really been impressed by Ringer. So far it’s been a bit of a Soap Opera, but
with new shows that’s common for the first few episodes. Give it a chance and
I think this could be as good as a show can get .

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Julie September 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Angry because the show was great and I was into it and ever since Irene the basic cable channels on Fios in my area are freezing and blacking out every 45 seconds or so (anything past channel 25 is fine). Shame I’ll have to wait til its available on the comp and my viewership won’t count in the ratings but yeah… good show. Can’t wait to see what its really about.

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