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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.

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

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 }

Amber April 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

Please keep rules of engagement!! Love the show!


H John April 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Have enjoyed the show since the start. I hope it will continue for another season.


Julie April 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Hubby and I also love the show, I think it is a lot of fun, and we had prepared ourselves for it’s demise. This article gives a little hope, I just the hope it isn’t only a tease. Let’s all cross our fingers and pray for the best!


that dude April 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

i love this show damn cbs for pulling it around as a mid season replacement.


Big Mike April 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Please don’t cancel the show. It is a quality program and its actually funny.


Anonymous April 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Love the show. Best comedy on TV by far!


Alan April 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

I love this show. Bring it back for season eight. It is the unsung hero of prime time.


Wanda March 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Love the show…funniest laugh out show on tv!


Bill Williams March 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I think the show should not be cancelled. The cast is halarious . I have been watching since the beginning and continue to enjoy the show keep up the good work!!!


Mark February 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

The problem with this show is the inconsistency the have had in it being on the air. It is one of the funniest shows on right now.


melvin February 18, 2013 at 12:19 am

This sitcom is so outragesly great. Though it is on the U before Seinfeld, For my wife and I this has taken over staying up later tp watch Seinfeld. Love it, I support the ratings on this how. The best late nite entertainment in awhile. I know, I know, you have been on for awhile. matteres not, now is the times. the ladies, Megan and Bianca are Great


PATT February 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm



Lisa Webb February 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I love Rules of Engagement, I checked weekly online for its return and it did not disappoint. This weeks episode was hillarious, I was in tears. If CBS cancels this show I will boycott CBS forever!


Werty February 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Agree with Jackie, love the show!


Jackie February 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Rules of Engagement should continue – NO cancellation. Show and characters RULE! :)


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