Rizzoli & Isles: Season Three Ratings

rizzoli and isles tv ratings for TNTWill the quirky chemistry of Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) continue to attract big ratings for TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles TV series? The rest of the crime drama’s cast includes Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges, Lee Thompson Young, and Lorraine Bracco.

The TV show’s third season ratings are the best way to tell if Rizzoli & Isles will be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season. The third season of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles airs Tuesday nights and there are 15 episodes.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.94 million total viewers.

Episode 03-15: Tuesday, 12/25/12
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 4.42 million (+29% change).
Season averages: 0.99 in the demo with 4.94 million.

Episode 03-14: Tuesday, 12/18/12
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 3.42 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.01 in the demo with 4.98 million.

Episode 03-13: Tuesday, 12/11/12
0.8 demo rating (-11% change) with 3.79 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 1.03 in the demo with 5.10 million.

Episode 03-12: Tuesday, 12/04/12
0.9 demo rating (+13% change) with 4.75 million (+38% change).
Season averages: 1.05 in the demo with 5.21 million.

Episode 03-11: Tuesday, 11/27/12
0.8 demo rating (-39% change) with 3.44 million (-43% change).
Season averages: 1.06 in the demo with 5.25 million.

UPDATE: The season’s remaining five episodes will start airing Tuesday, November 27th.

Episodes 03-10: Tuesday, 08/14/12
1.3 demo rating (+63% change) with 6.04 million (+36% change).
Season averages: 1.09 in the demo with 5.43 million.

Episode 03-09: Tuesday, 07/31/12
0.8 demo rating (-33% change) with 4.44 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.07 in the demo with 5.36 million.

Episode 03-08: Tuesday, 07/24/12
1.2 demo rating (+9% change) with 5.59 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 5.48 million.

Episode 03-07: Tuesday, 07/17/12
1.1 demo rating (-8% change) with 5.84 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.09 in the demo with 5.46 million.

Episode 03-06: Tuesday, 07/10/12
1.2 demo rating (+20% change) with 5.52 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 5.40 million.

Episode 03-05: Tuesday, 07/03/12
1.0 demo rating (-9% change) with 5.32 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.06 in the demo with 5.37 million.

UPDATE: TNT has renewed Rizzoli & Isles for a fourth season of 15 episodes.

Episodes 03-04: Wednesday, 06/26/12
1.1 demo rating (+10% change) with 4.08 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 5.38 million.

Episodes 03-03: Wednesday, 06/19/12
1.0 demo rating (0% change) with 5.36 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.07 in the demo with 5.37 million.

Episode 03-02: Wednesday, 06/12/12
1.0 demo rating (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 5.13 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 5.38 million.

Episodes 03-01: Wednesday, 06/05/12
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.62 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 5.62 million.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Rizzoli & Isles TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for season four?

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18 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    This show is one of the best, I always looked
    Forward to watching it every week. I really hope
    They don’t make a mistake and take it off. I have
    been waiting for it to come back on.

  2. says

    itsthe best womens tv series out there and would rather watch it then housewifes or any other show , i was upset when womens muder club was canneled i loved them both and would watch both of them please never canncel this show i record all epicodes.
    thanks , ashow watcher !
    mindy from oklahoma

  3. Pat Bowolak says

    Outstanding cast and show….. Renew,renew,renew….please…
    I even bought the DVD’s. So few shows are this entertaining and well done.

  4. Robin says

    I love this show.. please do not cancel it… I am tired of everything I watch being cancelled.. restore my faith in tv please

  5. jojo says

    One of the best three shows on TV. The cast, the story line, outstanding. I love, love, love this show.
    My other two favorites are Suits and Common Law.

  6. Roadkill42 says

    Love the cast – all are very good. But if you look at the numbers versus the about of “soap” in the show, more soap gets lower ratings.
    So – lose the soap and go back to being a drama. The TNT “We know drama” tag doesn’t fit the last few shows – they are pure soap with a little cop drama thrown in, and I just go away.
    I keep getting the feeling that the writers are either too lazy to write a good cop show, or just plain incompetent.

  7. Tha Critic says

    I don’t think “Rizzoli and Isles” is a bad show, and I like the actresses but I just never really care to see it. With the exception of women being the lead characters, it just seems like other cop shows. “Southland”, “Common Law” and “Law and Order: SVU” are the 3 best cop shows around right now. Maybe “Criminal Minds” also.

  8. Jeremy Rynek says

    Happy of course but not too surprised. It’s an excellent show, they both are perfectly cast and have that chemistry, even when they are mad at each other. Sweet for TNT, that just takes that out of the equation for renewed shows, Franklin & bash, Falling Skies and Leverage, I guess we’ll see. I’m not worried about Leverage, it’s been kicking ass and taking name.

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