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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210 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Vicki says

    Really loved this show! It’s been a long time since my 11 year old boy and I both waited on the edge of our seat for each next episode!!! Please reconsider! Stop cancelling the good ones….

  2. Dennis RunningBear says

    In my own opinion, Terra Nova should come back for the 2nd season. I would make sure my recorder or I’ll be home for this show to be aired. Really like how idea that humans destroyed the earth and was killing their own people. Then finding a way t go back into the past, and breathing fresh air and no pollutions! Then to see how the people can cope with the primal settings and gaurd against wildlife and then having those people they called 6er’s. Please think about cancelling this show, don’t really have many good shows to watch.

  3. Rochelle Lewis says

    If cancelling Terra Nova means we get more Fringe, House and Bones then I am more than happy to see it go!!!!

  4. steve says

    renewed for a second season…….renewed for a second season…..renewed for a second season…………….renewed for a second season……………..PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE……………………………………THANK YOU

  5. says

    Not sure if that is what you wanted when asked for Website. I’m not computer literate. I do know what I like or dislike and I LOVED Terra Nova, which is more than liked. So please bring back the series. I know you wouldn’t call it a Sci-Fi series but we have not had a good sci-fi in a long time and this does fill the bill. My sister and I are 10 years apart, I being 58 and she 68. We both have set our schedules to fit around to watch Terra Nova when ever it is on. Times are tough and not a lot makes us happy but it would make us very happy to have something worth watching. Thanks in advance.

  6. Todd Matthai says

    Like the show and its many wonders of the prehistoric history.Don’t cancel. Need to have more Dino’s involed.

  7. dreamer says

    Terra Nova deserves to be renewed — however, it needs a conceptual overhaul. The cheapest part of a show like this is the writing / plot – so please, make it smart writing and spare us cheap plot tricks. Make children and animals plot lines, that’s fine with me … I also want to see “the big arc” heavy-duty plot lines slow down.

    Terra Nova is a show I really wanted to truly like, but I’m not “sold” on it .. compared to The Event I just watched on Hulu, a show which captured me.

  8. Jensen says

    i absolutely loooovvedd this show. I recorded it so i could skip comercials but it kept me on edge the whole time just like falling skies

  9. Jayzee says

    Awesome series but Fox is horrible for commercials so I didn’t watch it on TV. We downloaded the season on Amazon to watch commercial free on our own time. We’re hoping for a 2nd season.

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