The Killing: Season Two Ratings

TV ratings for The KillingHere are the most recent TV ratings for The Killing on AMC. The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a third season. The second season of The Killing airs Sunday nights. There are 13 episodes.

This AMC show follows the investigation into the murder of teenager Rosie Larsen in Seattle, Washington. The current cast includes Billy Campbell, Brent Sexton, Eric Ladin, Jamie Anne Allman, Joel Kinnaman, Kristin Lehman, Michelle Forbes, and Mireille Enos.

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Final second season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.58 million total viewers.

Episode 02-13: Sunday, 06/17/12 (season or series finale)
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.45 million total viewers (-21% change).
Season average: 0.48 in the demo with 1.58 million.

Episode 02-12: Sunday, 06/10/12
0.5 in the demo (0% change) with 1.84 million total viewers (+10% change).
Season average: 0.47 in the demo with 1.59 million.

Episode 02-11: Sunday, 06/03/12
0.5 in the demo (-67% change) with 1.67 million total viewers (+27% change).
Season average: 0.47 in the demo with 1.57 million.

Episode 02-10: Sunday, 05/27/12
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.31 million total viewers (+1% change).
Season average: 0.47 in the demo with 1.56 million.

Episode 02-09: Sunday, 05/20/12
0.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 1.31 million total viewers (-19% change).
Season average: 0.49 in the demo with 1.58 million.

Episode 02-08: Sunday, 05/13/12
0.5 in the demo (+67% change) with 1.61 million total viewers (+20% change).
Season average: 0.50 in the demo with 1.62 million.

Episode 02-07: Sunday, 05/06/12
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.34 million total viewers (-1% change).
Season average: 0.50 in the demo with 1.62 million.

Episode 02-06: Sunday, 04/29/12
0.4 in the demo (-33% change) with 1.35 million total viewers (-15% change).
Season average: 0.53 in the demo with 1.67 million.

Episode 02-05: Sunday, 04/22/12
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.59 million total viewers (-4% change).
Season average: 0.56 in the demo with 1.73 million.

Episode 02-04: Sunday, 04/15/12
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 1.65 million total viewers (-9% change).
Season average: 0.55 in the demo with 1.77 million.

Episode 02-03: Sunday, 04/08/12
0.6 in the demo (+20% episode-to-episode change) with 1.81 million total viewers (0% change).
Season average: 0.53 in the demo with 1.80 million.

Episode 02-01 & 02-02: Sunday, 04/01/12
0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.80 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.50 in the demo with 1.80 million.


Reference point: Season one of The Killing averaged a 0.6 demo rating and 2.17 million total viewers.

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 Killing TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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  1. paul says

    keep the Killing = great show – just needs to wrap each case up in one season – they clearly strained the patience of many viewers with 2 seasons to wrap up one case – really bad decision making by producers – the leads are wonderful and the show will do well if they bring it back

  2. says

    I love this show, it is my all time favorite, Definetly needs to be a season 3. If not, amc will loose a lot of viewers I am sure because a lot of people adore this show.

  3. Suzanne says

    It would be a shame to cancel one of my family’s favorite television show. I thought the characters were believable and rather unique for a police drama and the foggy, gray setting of Seattle and the way it was filmed really enhanced what was happening in the plot. Not many shows can make that claim. We need a season three!

  4. rich says

    Definitely could have been huge like MadMen if they edited down and told the Rosie Larsen story in one season–but the ending was still truly devastating, with consistantly brilliant acting by everyone involved. I would tune in for a 3rd season based on that–but tell the next case story in just one season!

  5. Sharon owens says

    Really a well acted and well written show. LOVE to see a third season. The bonding of the characters is really starting to gel.

  6. Joe says

    Dear AMC- Please keep this one. Sure there are a few opinionated detractors of the show still blowing off steam about last season’s finale, but this is one of the most solid crime-dramas I’ve ever seen on television. They say the Danish version is really good as well, but The Killing can stand on it’s own as gripping and almost addictive if you give it a fair chance. Simply remarkable!

    • jan says

      This series sucks….needs better writing and a realistic story. It’s like a shack that gets add-ons that don’t work and you don’t know what to do next

  7. weldon says

    AMC is my new fav. With shows like The Killing & The Walking Dead.
    both keep me wanting more.
    DO not Cancel……..

  8. Linda says

    Let’s give it another season. Will be interesting to see what kind of “killing” they come up with next.

  9. Susy G says

    There are no other shows that I watch wherein I instruct my husband to not disturb me under any circumstances (unless, of course, there’s a bona fide emergency). I need to be able to give 100% of my attention to this show to be able to keep up with all the twists and sub-plots. It’s a crime drama puzzle at its best. The acting is superb; the characters believable. I really, really hope there’s a third season.

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