The Bridge: Season One Ratings

The Bridge on FX: to be canceled or renewed?While two police detectives from two countries try to stop a killer on The Bridge, FX is trying get viewers to watch this new series. Will it be a ratings hit? Will the cable channel cancel the series or renew it for a second season? Stay tuned!

Airing on Wednesday nights, The Bridge features the talents of Diane Kruger, Demi├ín Bichir, Annabeth Gish, Thomas M. Wright, and Ted Levine. There are 13 episodes. Below are the show’s TV ratings, the best way to tell if this series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can check in to see how things are going.

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.77 million total viewers. As previously mentioned, the show will return for a second season.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 10/02/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.43 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 0.63 in the demo with 1.77 million.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 09/25/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.34 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 1.80 million.

UPDATE: FX has renewed the show for a second season.

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 09/18/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 1.50 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 1.84 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 09/11/13
0.7 demo rating (+40% change) with 1.80 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 1.87 million.

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 09/04/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.65 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.64 in the demo with 1.88 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 08/28/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.77 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 0.66 in the demo with 1.91 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 08/21/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 1.66 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.67 in the demo with 1.93 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 08/14/13
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 1.63 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 1.98 million.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 08/07/13
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 1.92 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 2.05 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 07/31/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 1.75 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 07/24/13
0.7 demo rating (+40% change) with 1.78 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.19 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 07/17/13
0.5 demo rating (-44% change) with 1.74 million (-43% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.39 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 07/10/13 (90 minutes)
0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.04 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.90 in the demo with 3.04 million.

It was a very positive start to the new drama. The ratings were on par with the debut of The Americans earlier this year.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like The Bridge TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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59 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Gatu Bela says

    Yes. Renew. It’s good. It’s captivating. It’s different, yet familiar, which means it is new, yet accessible and reflective of the audience. Smart. Watch.

  2. B.Z says

    WOW…. JUST SAW THE PILOT….WOW!!!. I’M SOLD. AFTER SOUTHLAND I NEED MY CRIME FIX AND THIS SHOW DOES IT. PLEASE DONT CANCEL THE SHOW. I’M GOING TO TELL MY FRIENDS ABOUT IT. WOW… THIS IS GOOD STUFF!

  3. Cathy Burtis says

    I love this show: the characters, the actors, the stories, the relevance, the atmosphere, the languages, the directing, and mostly, Diane Kruger.

  4. Cyn says

    So THAT’S what’s up with her … Aspergers. I had no idea until I read the comment section. Couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t connecting to people on a ‘normal’ level. Now it makes sense.

  5. Phil Shaw says

    The Bridge is one of the best shows of the year, along with Breaking Bad, The Americans, and The Killing. It would be very disappointing if this show got cancelled in favor of some mindless formula drama, e.g., “CSI Poughkeepsie” or “Law & Order: Crimes Against Nature.” The acting is first rate and the characters finely drawn.

  6. says

    At times, it seems as though the writers put in Spanish dialogue just for the sake of doing it!!! As a Spanish speaker who speaks English, this offends me! Also , lots of the subtitles are incorrect! Come on, we live in the age of the internet–at least, get that right! Other than trying too hard with the Spanish, I find it very generic! I can take it or leave it…

  7. jason says

    The show is excellent in every way. Right now though, it looks like it’s a toss up whether there’ll be a second season ratings wise. If they can get to and remain around 2 mil viewers per episode, I’d bet on a second season.

  8. Doris says

    Doris July 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    High-quality entertainment; I like it very much & am hooked.
    Have enjoyed the complex drama, surprising twists & excellent acting.

    Would very much like more seasons.

  9. Duane says

    It will be interesting to see how the public can handle her Aspergers.
    She can sound rude but she don’t mean to be. Only 1 show, so I might have to see a few more to decide.

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