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Supernatural: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Supernatural ratingsHere are the latest TV ratings for the Supernatural TV series. Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) continue hunting demons and trying to keep all hell from breaking loose. The seventh season of Supernatural typically airs Friday nights at 9pm on The CW network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Supernatural will be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season. Check out our CW ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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

Final season seven averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.73 million total viewers.

Episode 07-23: Friday, 05/18/12 (season finale)
0.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.56 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.73 in the demo with 1.73 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-22: Friday, 05/11/12
0.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.58 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.73 in the demo with 1.74 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 14 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-21: Friday, 05/04/12
0.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.66 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.73 in the demo with 1.74 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 14 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Update: Supernatural has been renewed for an eighth season.

Episode 07-20: Friday, 04/27/12
0.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.75 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 1.75 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 14 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-19: Friday, 04/20/12
0.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.57 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 1.75 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-18: Friday, 03/30/12
0.7 in the demo (+17% episode-to-episode change) with 1.78 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 1.77 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-17: Friday, 03/23/12
0.6 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 1.63 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 1.76 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-16: Friday, 03/16/12
0.7 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 1.73 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.77 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #4 of 13 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-15: Friday, 2/17/12
0.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.74 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.76 in the demo with 1.78 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 12 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-14: Friday, 02/10/12
0.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.88 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.78 million.
Demo average rank: Tied for #5 of 12 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-13: Friday, 02/03/12
0.8 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 1.72 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.77 million.
Demo average rank: Tied for #5 of 12 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-12: Friday, 01/13/12:
0.7 in the demo (-2513% episode-to-episode change) with 1.55 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.78 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-11: Friday, 1/6/12
0.8 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 1.82 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.80 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-10: Friday, 12/2/11
0.7 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 1.89 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 1.80 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-09: Friday, 11/18/11
0.7 in the demo (-13% week-to-week change) with 1.55 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.78 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-08: Friday, 11/11/11
0.8 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 1.85 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.76 in the demo with 1.82 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-07: Friday, 11/04/11
0.8 in the demo (+14% week-to-week change) with 1.84 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.76 in the demo with 1.82 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-06: Friday, 10/28/11
0.7 in the demo (-13% week-to-week change) with 1.74 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.75 in the demo with 1.81 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-05: Friday, 10/21/11
0.8 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 1.92 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.8 in the demo with 1.83 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with 90210, Ringer, and ANTM.

Episode 07-04: Friday, 10/14/11
0.8 in the demo (+14% week-to-week change) with 1.69 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.8 in the demo with 1.8 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with 90210 and ANTM.

Episode 07-03: Friday, 10/7/11
0.7 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 1.72 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.7 in the demo with 1.84 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 10 TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-02: Friday, 9/30/11
Week two registered a 0.7 rating (-13% week-to-week change) with 1.8 million viewers. It’s much lower than what the show was doing last year — a decline of 30%.
Season average: 0.8 demo with 1.9 million.

Episode 07-01: Friday, 9/23/11
Year-to-year, Supernatural was down by a whopping 39% in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.8 rating and 2.01 million viewers. On the the positive side, the rest of The CW’s shows are down in the ratings so this one’s on par with Hart of Dixie, 90210, and America’s Next Top Model which air on better nights. On the downside, Supernatural’s been around for seven years and may be too expensive to continue with these numbers.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.24 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 Supernatural TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for an eighth season?

 

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Rhett October 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I watch very few tv shows but Supernatural is one I never miss, so far season 7 has been great even though I love and miss Castiel, nice to see the hunters become the hunted and not have the angel to pop in to save them last minute (although I certainly wouldn’t mind it in the season 7 finale). Hope this series runs a very long time, at least 10 seasons

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Anonymous October 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I watch very few tv shows but Supernatural is one I never miss, so far season 7 has been great even though I love and miss Castiel, nice to see the hunters become the hunted and not have the angel to pop in to save them last minute (although I certainly wouldn’t mind it in the season 7 finale). Hope this series runs a very long time, at least 10 seasons

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Cassyie October 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

Unfortuantely the series is not what it used to be…solely the fault of showrunner(s). Fans have been telling them what they want to see, and TPTB have ignored them for 2 years at least. Now the damage maybe unrepairable. This weeks was the worst one so far! I expect ratings to really drop over the next few weeks!

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Kevin November 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I’m with you here. It suffers when Cas is not on the show. Cause how many times can you watch one brother get pissed at the other and walk away only to come back with a week or 2 to hunt more monsters..and they got away from the demon hunting. The only demon on the show now is Crowley…And they could of gone further with the Lucifer thing.. it feels unfinished…

And you watch when they get ready to exit the show they will use The End season 5 Episdoe to end the series now..Cause Sam/Lucifer said in the episdoe no matter what you guys do it always end up here !!!!

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Alex October 8, 2011 at 3:42 am

I started watching Supernatural when I was 12, back in 2006. I have watched every single episode since. I think, ideally, the series should have ended at the end of season 5 as it was supposed to! I think Supernatural Season 6 had a poor start that made viewers lose interest, but it was very good towards the end. I really hope there is an 8th season, but looking at these ratings, it seems, that unless something drastic changes, Supernatural will end with 7 seasons. I hope they don’t finish off on a cliff hanger though :P

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Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

The main storyline of Supernatural was only 5 seasons long and it was a great run. There’s nothing I’d change about those five seasons. I don’t mind getting “Supernatural: the Bonus Round” though, for however long it lasts. I think the network loves Supernatural enough to at least give the writers fair warning enough to end the series well, if they choose not to renew.

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Kevin November 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Actually Kat.. Supernatural was only suppose to last 3 season then Eric expanded it to 5…Last season kinda sucked, withthe exception of a few episodes like Clap your hands if you Beileve,The French Mistake where they traveled and became Jensen and Jarad..It was a let down to me. It’s my favorite show on tv and I don’t miss it when it comes on Fridays..But they are doing more and more filler episodes and not focusing on the main storyline of the creatures that took over Cas and It was kinda dumb that those creatures are hurt and killed by floor cleaner , when they survived decapition,gunshots,holy water, salt, getting smashed with a car, Gamble needs to step away as showrunner and hand it over to Ben

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Brown October 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I’ve been hooked since the pilot. I look forward to this story line. Don’t believe the #’s. There is a following. I even watch the reruns on TBS. With all these reality shows.
Its nice to have a STORY LINE of characters. That are always evolving. To the actors that play Sam & Dean Thanks for the Entertainment. To the Writers Can’t wait to see what you got in stored for our SuperNatural heroes.——brownchild

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Jorge October 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I am 44 and my daughters were already fans of Supernatural, after watching a couple of episodes during season six, I bough the complete series from season 1 to 5, and also pre-order season six. we watch the season seven show together all in supernatural T-shirts, have our drinks on Mugs from the series, and have a couple of framed posters in our media room. Now I am a hooked-fan, and have purchased tickets for my hole family to attend the Comic-Con event in November in Chicago…We will be very pleased to have this show continue for at least 3 more years. they have much more material to explode that what SG-1 that lasted 10 seasons…We love the Winchester Bros…

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Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

That’s great to hear! …Or, well, read. I also enjoy Supernatural with my family.

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Jo1027 October 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Renew Supernatural. It’s one of the three shows I watch regularly. I think it’s suffering from in incompatible lead-in in Nikita. Nothing against Nikita, but they are completely different style shows. Supernatural did much better last year with Smallville as their lead-in show.

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Kat October 4, 2011 at 9:40 am

I really liked the sixth season! But I’ll admit it wasn’t the best. The seventh season’s pretty good so far. I’m just so sad that both this show and Fringe are down in ratings and viewership. I honestly think both shows would be doing better if they didn’t air at the same time. No doubt people are choosing to watch one and DVR the other. As for me, I can watch Fringe on tape after a full tape of episodes have been acquired (yes, I still have a VCR). That show is better watched in multiple episode packs so that you can better remember the intricate storyline, anyway. There’s no way I’ll miss my weekly dose of Supernatural live!

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Anonymous October 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

Last season(6) was kind of boring. I am a huge fan, but I didn’t really care for it. This season is awesome! I think some fans felt the same way I did, and stopped watching. Season 6 had a totally different feel than the rest of the series. But season 7, well, they seem to have gotten their groove back!

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Cindy October 4, 2011 at 7:08 am

The 7th season, so far, is much more interesting than the 6th, the show’s low point. It
isn’t advertised, and I would not have watched if it didn’t come on in reruns on TBS.

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michael October 4, 2011 at 6:47 am

dont be stupid and get rid of it.its my 1 night i wait for to watch it. fantastic show.

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Bettina October 4, 2011 at 2:45 am

For me it’s Supernatural or nothing! If they cancel it I could perfectly live without my TV!

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Emily October 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I love Supernatural and would be upset if it got cancelled. The acting, writing, directing and gag reels are excellent!

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Tonia October 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

I have been an avid watcher of Supernatural for several years. Having seen the past two episodes I would be shocked if Supernatural is not around for at least 10 more seasons. The writing, acting and storyline has come to a pinnacle this year. I, however, am not shocked that viewership is down. The CW has real issues marketing the show and the majority of people who don’t know the show make an assumption about the quality of the program, based soley on the other poorly written, teeny-bopper crap the CW has as their main lineups. It is honestly a shame that the CW does not realize the goldmine they have with Supernatural and use the show as it’s flagship to bring in viewers.

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Monja October 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

@Tonia
Amen! :)

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Joan Valentine October 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Definitely CW has a low quality reputation. I never would have checked out Supernatural until the daytime shows in TNT. It really is the best show on television.
There is no marketing done by CW. It makes me very sad. Also, SPN viewers are very computer literate and watch online in many different places and with dvrs that cut out the commercials. Ratings would double if a good count of just viewers could be made (sans the advertisers). Just my opinion.

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Anthony October 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

I think they’re also riding one long anticlimax. How can you top preventing the Apocalypse?

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