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. Anonymous says

    you guys have too bring this show back this waas a a really goood family show , cause there is a very few that the whole family can wacth together please bring this amazing show thank you……..

  2. Susan says

    What the #$%#$#. So thought this was the one that was up on top, no doubt!!!!!!!!!!!! The writing was fantastic.. What happened? Who ever cancelled Terra Nova did not know what they were doing. I hope syfy picks it up. Or maybe TNT. Everyone needs to go to syfy and have them pick it up. So disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Andy & Heidi says

    I would greatly appreciate it if Fox especially, would stop taking the good shows off and putting on reality shows. All we are seeing now are nothing but reality shows its getting to the point why watch tv anymore. You want reality just look at your own life or really take a look at others not what directors want you to see honestly to us not interested. We need Terra Nova & Alcatraz they keep you in suspense until next time, also two thumbs up to the great writers. If you do plan too cancell dont leave your viewers hangin on like all do, end your shows with a great last episode.

  4. says

    its the best drama i have seen in ages, i live in Saudi Arabia and I’m Sudanese (that’s in Africa) and all my friends here and back home loved the series because it gave us hope about family ties and friendships, i really hope the series continues cause believe me there are a lot of rubbish series out there that talks only a bout sex and hate. please please bring back the series as the characters are all grown to us here in our harts. specially the family.

  5. CarolinaWolfman says

    Bring it back…. it was one of the few shows that was original and interesting to watch. It seemed like I was constantly running into random people who would ask what happened on the last show if they happened to miss it. It definitely had a following.

  6. al says

    Thoroughly enjoyed Terra Nova – couldn’t wait until the next season began – big shock to hear it was cancelled.

  7. terr hope says

    this was a favorite of mine – soo disappointed that there will not be a second season – how do these ratings work – must be incorrect – Bring the show back

  8. Debra Tilson says

    If FOX doesn’t want a GREAT!!!! show, then what about the SyFy Channel. It could fall right in line with Being Human, Alphas, Lost Girls, etc. Really hope to see Terra Nova again.

    Terra Nova Fan/Supporter

  9. wendy says

    So Bummed, Fox keeps cancelling really good shows that are not the same old reality crap. Bring back Terra Nova, was a great show!

  10. John says

    I agree what a lot of the people on this list shows like Terranova Alcatraz the River great storylines and they keep us hanging it in of the season that was just like V that was a great when I couldn’t wait to see the next season is the extraordinary family I couldn’t wait to see what happened to the family if they going to leave a show and cancel it it needs to at least be finished in at one season they should’ve have none that they weren’t going to cancel it and made the final episode a real good one so we wouldn’t have to wonder and be left hanging

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