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The Mentalist: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Mentalist ratingsHere are the ratings for The Mentalist, the TV series that follows consultant Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as he helps members of the California Bureau of Investigation (Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, and Amanda Righetti) with their cases. The fourth season of The Mentalist typically airs Thursday nights at 10pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Mentalist will be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. Check out our CBS 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:

Final season four averages: 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.12 million total viewers.

Episode 04-24: Thursday, 05/17/12 (season finale)
2.5 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 13.09 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.61 in the demo with 13.12 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-23: Thursday, 05/10/12
2.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 12.62 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.61 in the demo with 13.12 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-22: Thursday, 05/03/12
2.5 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 12.94 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.62 in the demo with 13.15 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-21: Thursday, 04/26/12
2.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 12.03 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 13.16 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-20: Thursday, 04/05/12
2.4 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 12.59 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.65 in the demo with 13.21 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-19: Thursday, 03/29/12
2.7 in the demo (+50% episode-to-episode change) with 13.62 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.66 in the demo with 13.25 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: The Mentalist has been renewed for a fifth season by CBS.

Episode 04-18: Friday, 03/09/12
1.8 in the demo (-36% episode-to-episode change) with 11.83 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.66 in the demo with 13.23 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-17: Thursday, 03/08/12
2.8 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 13.84 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.71 in the demo with 13.31 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-16: Thursday, 02/23/12
2.6 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 13.36 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.71 in the demo with 13.27 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-15: Thursday, 02/16/12
2.7 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 13.55 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.71 in the demo with 13.27 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-14: Thursday, 02/09/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 14.68 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.71 in the demo with 13.25 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-13: Thursday, 02/02/12
2.9 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 13.87 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.69 in the demo with 13.14 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-12: Thursday, 01/19/12
3.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 14.22 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.67 in the demo with 13.08 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-11: Thursday, 01/12/12
2.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 13.65 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.65 in the demo with 12.97 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-10: Thursday, 12/15/11
2.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 13.16 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 12.91 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-09: Thursday, 12/08/11
2.7 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 13.04 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 12.88 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-08: Thursday, 11/17/11
2.5 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 12.21 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 12.86 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-07: Thursday, 11/03/11
2.9 in the demo (+16% episode-to-episode change) with 13.66 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 12.95 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-06: Thursday, 10/27/11
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.42 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.6 in the demo with 12.83 million.
Demo average rank: #13 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-05: Thursday, 10/20/11
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.54 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.6 in the demo with 12.91 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-04: Thursday, 10/13/11
2.5 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 12.39 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.6 in the demo with 13.01 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-03: Thursday, 10/6/11
2.7 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 13.15 million; first in the timelsot.
Season average: 2.7 in the demo with 13.21 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-02: Thursday, 9/29/11
In week two, The Mentalist fell 7% in the demo to a 2.6 rating and 12.92 million. That matches the show’s second-lowest demo rating and is the fewest number of viewers in the drama’s history. The series is still popular but it’s not really a hit for CBS any longer.
Season average: 2.7 demo with 13.24 million.

Episode 04-01: Thursday, 9/22/11
The season premiere ratings came as a disappointment this time around. Despite ending last season on a big cliffhanger, the show was down year-to-year by 18% in the 18-49 demographic. It garnered a 2.8 rating with 13.56 million viewers. It was second place in its timeslot.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 14.53 million viewers.

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 Mentalist TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?

 

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Melinda March 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Still the best program on television.
It would be “criminal” if it isn’t renewed for another season…

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Nanoosh February 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

come on please do not cancel this show it is my favorite show you will be so stupied if you cancel a great show like this one with a great actors and actresses in it i love it and i think it should be end in a regular way i mean catch a bad red john with a huge help from the my favorite team Patrick and lesbin and the others in a great way in the final season what ever that final seaon number is season eigh may be as i hope but don’t cancel it like this not this show plz

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Sam February 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Awesome show. Please don’t cancel this show. In fact, this should be made available on DVD, iTunes and streaming on Netflix and HuluPlus.

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Max February 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

They would be fools to dump a quality show. I hate reality TV and this is one of the last good fictional dramas on network TV.

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Katherine February 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Should stay. Tired of reality shows

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Karen Livy February 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Keep this one, the humor is subtle. I would like to see the implied Romance with Tunry to be fulfilled. And allow the Jane character to out grow his demons of Red-John once and for all. This like is decaying. I could see a spin off of Van Pelt going to the FBI BAU perhaps as Reed’s first love interest.

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Day February 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Please don’t cancel The Mentalist…it is my top rated show! We need more shows like this one…love Jayne/Simon!

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Randy February 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

Renew show!!! It’s unique, humorous, and has a great cast. My favorites are Simon Baker and the luscious Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt).

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Christine January 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Definately one of my all time favorite shows. Connected to the characters. Interesting , fun, and new ideas. A show my family looks forward to. Just sorry it starts so late in the evening

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Toni January 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Please don’t cancel it’s the best show going and lOve all the characters Simon baker is wonderful

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Agent.M January 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Please!!!!!!!!! Don’t cancel this show!!!
I don’t know if the numbers of the rantings are going well or no?? Someone can explaine it please???

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Kenny hung December 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

The mentalist is very good!
I am from Hong Kong. My friends of us love this show.

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Chris Lyons November 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

We need more Simon Baker not less his character Patrick Jane is fantastic and so funny

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Christ Lyons November 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

Please don’t cancell making series five we need the mentalist especially sexy Simon baker ,Patrick. Jane is a fantastic role and he does it so well we in England adore this show

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Melanie Conner November 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

The best show on TV. Please don’t let it be cancelled!

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