Rules of Engagement: Season Seven Ratings

rules of engagement tv show ratingsWhile some believe that Rules of Engagement will be cancelled this season, the sitcom has cheated the TV grim reaper before. If the show gets really strong ratings, CBS might be very motivated to order an eighth season. What will happen? Stay tuned!

The seventh season of Rules of Engagement typically airs Monday nights at 8:30pm on the CBS network. The cast once again features Bianca Kajlich, David Spade, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Patrick Warburton, and Adhir Kalyan.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Rules of Engagement is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight.

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Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.03 million total viewers.

Episode 07-13: Monday, 05/20/13 (series finale)
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 6.25 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 7.03 million.

UPDATE: Rules has been cancelled after seven seasons and 100 episodes.

Episode 07-12: Monday, 05/06/13
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 6.74 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 2.35 in the demo with 7.09 million.

Episode 07-11: Monday, 04/29/13
2.1 in the demo (+31% change) with 6.21 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 2.37 in the demo with 7.12 million.

Episode 07-10: Monday, 04/22/13
1.6 in the demo (-24% change) with 5.11 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.40 in the demo with 7.21 million.

Episode 07-09: Monday, 04/15/13
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 6.11 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.49 in the demo with 7.45 million.

Episode 07-08: Monday, 03/25/13
2.2 in the demo (-4% change) with 6.30 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.54 in the demo with 7.62 million.

Episode 07-07: Monday, 03/18/13
2.3 in the demo (+10% change) with 6.78 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.59 in the demo with 7.80 million.

Episode 07-06: Monday, 03/11/13
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 7.05 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.63 in the demo with 7.97 million.

Episode 07-05: Monday, 03/04/13
2.2 in the demo (-19% change) with 6.92 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.74 in the demo with 8.16 million.

Episode 07-04: Monday, 02/25/13
2.7 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.89 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.88 in the demo with 8.47 million.

Episode 07-03: Monday, 02/18/13
2.9 in the demo (+4% change) with 8.19 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 8.66 million.

Episode 07-02: Monday, 02/11/13
2.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 8.39 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.95 in the demo with 8.89 million.

Episode 07-01: Monday, 02/04/13
3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.40 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 9.40 million.

Compared to Partners, this was a big improvement for CBS. Season-to-season however, Rules was down by 14% in the demo (vs a 3.6 rating) and 18% in viewers (vs 11.45 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.47 million viewers.

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 Rules of Engagement TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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25 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Alison says

    I think Rules is so funny. It is still showing in the UK and I think its the best comedy on TV. Really hope they bring it back.

  2. DB says

    Compared to some of the crap that ended up being cancelled, “Rules” is very good. IMHO if it got a steady airing in a consistent time slot the ratings would most likely go up. The programmers at CBS are not doing a very good job when it comes to selecting sitcoms. They should appreciate “Rules” as the good, steady performer it is and build around it.

  3. Caroline says

    I love this show! I know they tied up the loose ends, but I’m hoping another station will take it. It is a charming and funny series!

  4. Greg says

    I hope they renew Rules of Engagement! It to me is one of the funniest shows on television. I laugh through the whole show. My wife and I are even watching the series on netflix and laughing alot. We ar huge fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. dave says

    love Rules of engagement. 6 million viewers seems quite a reasonable number. gutted its cancelled.

  6. Michael says

    Show is great. Loved it since season 1. Please keep the show! I’m a huge “Rules of engagement” fan.

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