Supernatural: Season Eight Ratings

Supernatural season 8 ratingsIt looked like Supernatural was headed for cancellation when it was sent packing to Friday nights. It performed well enough in the ratings that The CW decided to move it back to a regular weeknight. Will the series continue to be one of the network’s best performers? Stay tuned.

The eighth season of Supernatural typically airs Wednesday nights on The CW network. It features the talents of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Supernatural will be cancelled or renewed for season nine.

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Final season averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.13 million total viewers.

Episode 08-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.31 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 2.13 million.

Episode 08-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.07 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 2.12 million.

Episode 08-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.07 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.12 million.

Episode 08-20: Wednesday, 04/24/13
1.0 in the demo (+25% change) with 2.38 million (+25% change).
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 2.13 million.

Episode 08-19: Wednesday, 04/03/13
0.8 in the demo (-20% change) with 1.90 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.11 million.

Episode 08-18: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.23 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.92 in the demo with 2.13 million.

Episode 08-17: Wednesday, 03/20/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.16 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.12 million.

Episode 08-16: Wednesday, 02/27/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.13 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.12 million.

Episode 08-15: Wednesday, 02/20/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.10 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.12 million.

Episode 08-14: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.41 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.91 in the demo with 2.12 million.

UPDATE: The show has been renewed for a ninth season by The CW.

Episode 08-13: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.29 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 2.10 million.

Episode 08-12: Wednesday, 01/30/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.12 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 08-11: Wednesday, 01/23/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.01 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 08-10: Wednesday, 01/16/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 1.99 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 2.08 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 08-09: Wednesday, 12/05/12
0.9 in the demo (+13% change) with 2.06 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 2.09 million.

Episode 08-08: Wednesday, 11/28/12
0.8 in the demo (-20% change) with 2.00 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 0.89 in the demo with 2.10 million.

Episode 08-07: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.33 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 2.11 million.

Episode 08-06: Wednesday, 11/07/12
1.0 in the demo (+25% change) with 2.32 million (+30% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 08-05: Wednesday, 10/31/12
0.8 in the demo (+14% change) with 1.78 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.86 in the demo with 2.03 million.

Episode 08-04: Wednesday, 10/24/12
0.7 in the demo (-30% change) with 1.86 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 2.09 million.

Episode 08-03: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.13 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.93 in the demo with 2.16 million.

Episode 08-02: Wednesday, 10/10/12
1.0 in the demo (+25% change) with 2.51 million (+36% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 2.18 million.

Episode 08-01: Wednesday, 10/03/12
0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.85 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.80 in the demo with 1.85 million.

The eighth season premiere’s demo was on par with last season’s Friday night debut. It was down by 8% in viewership. It’s difficult to judge this opening considering that it was airing opposite the Presidential debate on the four other networks.


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 still like the Supernatural TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season?

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  1. Ginger says

    This has been my favorite show for almost 8 whole years. I don’t know what I would watch without it! Too bad more people don’t know about it. Because whenever people do seem to find it, they seem to get hooked no matter what season they started watching.. It is on a small nework with hardly any promotion, and yet, it is seen in many other countries, been animated on DVD, and has a huge online fanbase.
    GO SUPERNATURAL !

  2. Daryl says

    Supernatural is the finest Science fiction / suspense / horror / light comedy serial TV program I have ever took the time to watch. Although some episodes the writing is a little weak, having Jared and Jenson the true anchors of Supernatural on set well who cares. They consume me, as a viewer, into a story that no pair of co-stars ever have. Their humor, the looks they give each other when irritated with one another ” Your confusing Porn and real life again Dean” make me smile. which is rare with most TV series, though Dean is a little rough on Sam ie: the 66 seal arc, hey Dean you broke the first seal. Well I want this show to continue as long as Law and Order or longer and when it ends, oh the horror, I wish the network allows a true final episode this show deserves it. Keep up the outstanding work guys, I’ll be watching…………

  3. Anonymous says

    My husband is disabled and he and I started watching this when it began playing on the TNT MORNING shows so we began watching, now we own seasons 1-6… And I know we have watched these discs so many times I can’t believe we have never liked a series like this one??? We stopped COX CABLE and so we are limited to what we have to watch but we still always end up with one of the supernatural seasons on… Need to add 7,8,& 9 to our collection but I am a LOYAL FAN!!!

  4. says

    Just love the show! I do agree that the story line has been focusing on ‘hell’ for a long time, but then again hell is an important element of this show right? Though if given the chance Im sure they’re definitely going to bring in new things too hence they better not cancel the show! I love the show even the way it is… it’s a perfect blend of comedy, thriller and ofcourse the brotherly love and sacrifise played by the adorable Js (Jensen and Jared). Just hope there are many more season to come!

  5. Linda says

    I love this show…it is just as fresh and enjoyable as it was Season 1…I often wonder how they do it…I guess the imagination is infinite afterall….

  6. Marissa says

    It was already renewed for Season 9 in the beginning of February, along with Arrow and The Vampire Diaries. You might want to check your information.

  7. jrwt says

    Love the series as a whole but really not liking this season. The story is weak and the writing is terrible. They started out good with purgartory flashbacks and mystery about who’s controlling Cass. They also introduced some interesting characters: Benny and Henry. But then they just dropped them for this silly plot about closing the gates of Hell and Sam in jeopardy again. The problem with this season is whenever they focus on Sam it gets boring. Dena is the heart and soul of this show and they need to realize that.

    • Linda says

      Benny was my favorite “new character” I wish they would of kept him..But then it is Supernatural…So? Maybe they will bring him back…More Cass please…I agree with the “Hell” story line…Let’s get the “hell” out of there and create some new nemesis….Hell will always be there….

  8. justin says

    I just started watching this series on netflix. I am addicted to it, almost done with season 2. this show is awsome. Sam an Dean makes this show and are teriffic actors. With out them too the show would not recover. Please keep the seasons/episodes commin

    • D. Collins says

      Just finishing season two?? You’ve got a lot of great shows ahead! Great show, you won’t love every resolution that’s written but the show itself always makes good. Enjoy!

  9. lex says

    never wanted the show cancelled. love J2 too much. but after last night? wow. just horrible. this whole season has been terrific.

  10. Tiffani Barnaby-Waugh says

    This show is incredible. Once I saw it for the first time, I had to go back and start from the first season. This was recently and I have already reached the sixth season. I am addicted and I wish for there to be a ninth season and then more after that. I hope the show stays because compared to the other shows airing, this is the most, well, supernatural and I love the supernatural combined with a sense of reality. Just don’t end so soon ! I just found you !

  11. Brittany says

    Don’t EVER cancel this show. Its one of the very few good TV shows still airing. I absolutely love it. If this show were to end, it wouldnt be because someone cancelled it.

  12. fe says

    Please do not cancel this program.my entire family loves watching the show .the brothers are funny and yet they get the job done.castiel and Bobby are not bad either.so please do not cancel the show;you are going to make a lot of people sad.

  13. says

    I agree with what Ashton Vance said, I couldn’t have said it better. Either come up with some more story lines like you have here in season 8 or find some way even if the Brothers close the gates that Cass or someone above him re-opens them, that whole thing in order to have good you have to have evil in the mix. I know that eventually the show will have to end BUT I think they have a good 10 YEARS! Left in them, But that is just one Super Fans opinion. I would like to see more time travel, if you can’t get Jeffrey Dean Morgan to come back, the fellow that played the young John-the boys on their way back to see John’s father makes pit stop and picks up their “dad”… Anyway Please don’t kill the show after 9 and not at 13-

    Thank-You for giving the fans a place to give their opinions.
    Will Always be a fan!!!!
    Pam Call

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