If The CW boss is to be believed, the network already wants to make season 13 and more — as long as the Supernatural stars want to make the show. But, what if the ratings continue to fall? Is it inevitable that the series will be cancelled or will it just keep going and going? Stay tuned.
On Supernatural, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), continue their fight against scary stuff from the underworld. Last season, the Winchester brothers found themselves battling an apocalyptic force: the Darkness. Now, rallying help from their human and supernatural allies, Sam and Dean are going toe-to-toe with the most destructive enemy they’ve ever seen. Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard continue in recurring roles. Guests this season are expected to include Samantha Smith, Elizabeth Blackmore, Ruth Connell, Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton, Katherine Ramdeen, Rick Springfield, Kadeem Hardison, Kara Royster, Adam Rose, and Adam Rose.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The 11th season of Supernatural averaged a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.78 million total viewers (Live+SD).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Supernatural TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 13th season?