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.

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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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  1. Linda says

    Ditto to all above. Why must the cancel show like this but keep on showing the Bachelor, Survivor, all the so called Talent Shows. How much such programming are they going to cram down our throats. I would much rather see another season of Terra Nova and Alcatraz and other shows that have been cancelled unfairly. When will the TV Network Heads get the hint???

  2. Amy says

    This show has more viewers than the top three shows and a much better story. My family and I really like this show. It has a very unique story line. It is different than any other show. We would really like it to have more seasons…

  3. says

    This is the pits!!!! This is a great show. Never missed an episode. Why would you want to cancel this program? My kids are very dissapointed!

  4. Whitney says

    Please don’t cancel my whole family watches this , coworkers, class mates and close friends we love this show!

  5. Nea says

    please bring ti back i want to know what will happen to the families after the bad guys get there if he found his girl all kinds of stuff your leaving up in the air its just not fair

  6. Nea says

    why would you all do that pple like me like watch nova with all the pple we got to be apart of something no one else did before you guys are so stupid you told a very good show off becaze you put in a bad time slot just stupid

  7. says

    Yes Fox has a tendency to cancel good shows rather arbitrarily.Our problem here in Texarkana Texas,is that our Fox affiliate likes to pretend it is a real tv station unlike when it first came on the air and was a source of alternative entertainment.Constant interruptions by local sports or ignorant racing or for whatever reason,with a local news show at nine which is inconvenient for any tv watching.And the big three aren’t offering much better. Reality crud etc..Datelines,shows like it,and the same o same o type of cop shows.Things with a new twist are much appreciated and in short supply.NBC SYFY are the world’s worst about running a network.

  8. Kerry says

    I don’t understand the great shows Fox is cancelling. Terra Nova is a gem!!!!
    They cancelled Human Target last year, awesome show! Just because shows have low ratings doesn’t make them not worth keeping. Sometimes it’s just bad time slots.

  9. Kathy says

    I loved this show and think that it is a crying shame that it has been cancelled. Why can we not get rid of the trash such as Survivor, The Batchelor, etc. All the reality TV shows – suck big time. This show sent a good message about taking care of the planet.

  10. LaWanda says

    I loved this show. Me and my husband couldn’t wait for each episode. It is a shame that shows like this don’t get a second season to shine.

  11. Nick says

    I loved that me and my family watched it every monday and loved it is my favorite shows on television I still have them recorded and watch them and I would really like to see the show come back.

  12. Lyrita says

    I recorded it in my DVR and watched it all in one day. I really ejoyed it. It should be continued. The message it send is a good one. Take care of what you have for it can be taken away from you. I was looking forward to seeing if the writer were going to have the enviroment take care of the bad guys. Now we will never know.

  13. James says

    Its a ashamed they will not continue such a great show! This show has a lot of good messages and should be renewed. Its strange that shows that are kind of trashy still get air time and shows like this get cancelled. I watch less and less TV because of this downward trend and the poor selection of good shows that show family values like this show had.

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