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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63 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Christine says

    LOVE SUPERNATURAL! Please renew for the 2012-13 season. There are still a lot of Winchester die hard fans out here that watch every episode of the show.

  2. rob says

    Don’t Cancel. I love this show. It is one of the few shows that I watch live during the week. I buy the DVDs of it too. It is one of my favorite shows that is still airing new episodes. We need more seasons.

  3. ron ryan says

    this is such an amazing show. the actors are incredible and the writing is very good. my favorite show on television. hope it keeps going

  4. BILL says

    THIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TELEVISION !!!
    PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE GIVE IT AN 8TH SEASON. I THINK SAM AND DEAN, BOBBY, CASTEEL ARE GREAT. IN FACT, LOVE EVERY REGULAR CHARACTER !
    CASTING IS FANTASTIC ON THIS SHOW !

  5. Kelli says

    I love supernatural but i don’t want it to see the same fate as X files did on having to many seasons. to much of a good thing can turn sour. And the show is in its prime.. Keep a show alive by powerful memories end it with a positive note so it’ll be remember as legendary.

  6. Cedric says

    What’s with the reruns? I love this show but reruns. Come on let’s get it going aging please. This show is good. It’s like crack I watched on TNT and then I learned cw had the
    Show I had to watch. Now I see reruns. Stop it. Thank you

  7. says

    Season 8 is already guaranteed! Jared and Jensen signed a 2 year contract after season 6. The network president already announced(In Nov) that he was thrilled with the ratings on FRIDAY night and he sees the show being green lit for season 8. Granted anything could happen,but the extra money they get from the TNT airings of the show and the DVD/blu ray sales are also a money maker for warner/cw. Relax and enjoy seasons 7 and 8!

  8. Sana says

    I Loveeeeee the tv-show and don’t want it to end ! Go Supernatural 😀 !!!
    Dean and Sam is a great team together ^^

  9. says

    i have been a massive fan since the very 1st episode of supernatural . i live in england and have to wait to see each season when sky shows them PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not cancel supernatural it is witty sad sometimes i no it wont be the same without BOBBY they could always bring him back as a ghost Every series has been gripping and exciting. i cant wait for the next episode , the ratings for supernatural on sky living are high just because the ratings are low over there im sure another station could show it . it is fantastic . brilliant . KEEP THE BOYS GOING. arn,t the LEVIATHENS fantastic scary stuff just brilliant.please dont cancel season 8 , save SAM and DEAN .

  10. Louisa says

    Supernatural is a very good show and they have done a very good job with the show. The show has come along way and it is great .

  11. Robert Gartner says

    I think SUPERNATURAL is by far the best acted, and most dramatic SCI-FI show on television today. The Family relationship of Sam, Dean, Bobby and Castiel, and how Sam & Dean are trying to cope with the losses of their best friends, and meeting the monsters head on still has me pinned to my seat. I have never missed a show, since day one, and this is one show that deserves a season 8. The possibilities are still endless on SUPERNATURAL, and I believe that when Castiel returns, shortly, Bobby will be brought back, too, since I am sure that they will never vanquish the LEVIATHENS without them

    • Dena says

      Only God would have the power to send the leviathans back to Purgatory. Since He’s supposed to be somewhere on Earth (remember Chuck the “prophet” vanished after the Apocalypse was derailed and the “Winchester Gospel” -the Supernatural books- were completed), I think Castiel will return to continue his search and his faith will be rewarded.

  12. Samara says

    I love this show, too, but I have a hard time believing that it will continue, now that they have killed off Bobby! There is no one left to fill the patriarchal role! At least, if this is the last season, it will go out on a high note! Of course, I will definitely watch if there is another season!

  13. stephanie says

    i love supernatural i have to watch ever episode i have several friends too that love it. we will b very mad if the show is cancelled i look forword to watching it every friday its my favorite show on tv….

  14. tvgeek67 says

    I think Bobby will come back as a ghost which means they’ll have to burn his bones. This time make Sam do it so Dean doesn’t get all the dirty work. Love Supernatural. I think, however, season 8 or 9 should probably wrap it up. I don’t want it to jump the shark.

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