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Terra Nova: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Terra Nova ratingsHere are the updated ratings for Terra Nova. On this new TV series, humanity’s last chance for survival is to travel back in time and try to colonize pre-historic Earth. The first season of Terra Nova typically airs Monday nights at 10pm on the FOX network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Terra Nova is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our FOX 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:

UPDATE: Terra Nova has been cancelled so there won’t be a second season (at least on FOX anyway).

Final first season average: 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.52 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Monday, 12/19/11
2.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.18 million; third place at 9pm, tied for second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.49 in the demo with 7.52 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Monday, 12/19/11
2.2 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.18 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.51 in the demo with 7.55 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Monday, 12/12/11
2.1 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.88 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.55 in the demo with 7.67 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Monday, 11/28/11
2.2 in the demo (+5% week-to-week change) with 7.2 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.59 in the demo with 7.75 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Monday, 11/21/11
2.1 in the demo (-9% week-to-week change) with 6.50 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 7.81 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Monday, 11/14/11
2.3 in the demo (-11% week-to-week change) with 7.01 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.70 in the demo with 7.98 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Monday, 11/07/11
2.6 in the demo (+24% week-to-week change) with 7.75 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.76 in the demo with 8.12 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Monday, 10/31/11
2.1 in the demo (-25% week-to-week change) with 6.59 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.78 in the demo with 8.18 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Monday, 10/17/11
2.8 in the demo (+12% week-to-week change) with 8.31 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.9 in the demo with 8.5 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012); tied with American Dad and The Cleveland Show.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 10/10/11
2.5 in the demo (-19% week-to-week change) with 7.0 million; second in the timeslot (delayed until 9pm).
Season average: 3.0 in the demo with 8.54 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 10 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Monday, 10/3/11
3.1 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 8.73 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.1 in the demo with 9.06 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 10 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-01 & 02: Monday, 9/26/11
The two hour premiere attracted a 3.1 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 9.22 million. It was in third place for the timeslots and surely a disappointment for FOX considering the production expenses and promotion.

On the positive side, the two hours showed very good retention which means that most people who tuned in kept watching until the end. That’s a positive indicator for next week.

When you compare this with last season’s 8pm premiere of House, the network was down by 24% in the demo. On the positive side, Terra Nova improved over last year’s quickly-cancelled Lone Star premiere by 238%.


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 Terra Nova TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Wanda March 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I just finished watching the First (and only) season of Terra Nova on Netflix. What a fantastic series. I don’t understand why it was cancelled :(
Most of what’s on TV nowadays are stupid reality shows. The reality is that we need more like Terra Nova. Unbelievable!

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Les January 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Like (Cooper) I just got Netflix
I liked the show so much, I recorded everything else I watch and viewed 3 or 4 episodes at a time.
I have cable, and if I wanted all the good channels, I would have to sell my house and live in a cardboard box to pay for them.
Just for the record, I do not watch any reality shows !! Nothing REAL about them !???

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Anonymous May 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I think it “SUCKS” to put a good TV Series on then cancel it, I mean really if I have to see one more reality show I will give my flat screen away!!LOL Just kidding about giving away the tv, but I am 59 and love Sci fi. What happen to Secret Circle? I loved that too and The Gates, The stations get my intrest so I watch it then bam it’s cancelled give me a break…I think Terra Nova was great and I hope it returns

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janelle little April 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

It is so sad that they cancel something like this show but can keep shows going like hunney boo boo or sixteen and pregnant. There needs to be a new way to come about making these shows.

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cooper February 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

our family recently found this on netflix and we love it!! the problem has to have been the marketing. the way people watch tv is changing and a lot of us are tired of the kind of shows the networks are pushing. please someone have the vision to take a chance and promote a different media. there is a market.. we’ll support it

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