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The Mentalist: Season Five Ratings

Mentalist ratingsThis season, The Mentalist moved to Sunday nights. How will this affect the ratings? The last occupant, CSI: Miami, was cancelled. Will Patrick Jane and company follow?

The fifth season of The Mentalist typically airs Sunday nights on the CBS network. The cast includes Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, and Owain Yeoman.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Mentalist is going to be cancelled or renewed for season six.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 05-21: Sunday, 05/05/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 9.17 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 9.50 million.

Episode 05-20: Sunday, 04/28/13
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 8.69 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 9.52 million.

Episode 05-19: Sunday, 04/21/13
1.6 in the demo (+14% change) with 9.10 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 9.56 million.

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

Episode 05-18: Sunday, 03/24/13
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 8.00 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 9.59 million.

Episode 05-17: Sunday, 03/17/13
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 9.98 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.78 in the demo with 9.68 million.

Episode 05-16: Sunday, 03/10/13
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 9.52 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.78 in the demo with 9.66 million.

Episode 05-15: Sunday, 03/03/13
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 9.24 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.79 in the demo with 9.67 million.

Episode 05-14: Sunday, 02/17/13
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 9.42 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.81 in the demo with 9.71 million.

Episode 05-13: Sunday, 01/27/13
1.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 10.50 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 9.73 million.

Episode 05-12: Sunday, 01/13/13
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 10.60 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 9.66 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 05-11: Sunday, 01/06/13
2.1 in the demo (+31% change) with 10.85 million (+37% change).
Season averages: 1.79 in the demo with 9.58 million.

Episode 05-10: Sunday, 12/09/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 7.94 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 9.45 million.

Episode 05-09: Sunday, 11/25/12
1.8 in the demo (+29% change) with 10.15 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 1.78 in the demo with 10.15 million.

Episode 05-08: Sunday, 11/18/12
1.4 in the demo (-26% change) with 8.07 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 9.55 million.

Episode 05-07: Sunday, 11/11/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 10.15 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 9.76 million.

Episode 05-06: Sunday, 11/04/12
1.8 in the demo (0% change) with 9.11 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 9.70 million.

Episode 05-05: Sunday, 10/28/12
1.8 in the demo (+20% change) with 10.17 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 9.82 million.

Episode 05-04: Sunday, 10/21/12
1.5 in the demo (-29% change) with 8.10 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 9.73 million.

Episode 05-03: Sunday, 10/14/12
2.1 in the demo (+31% change) with 10.74 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 1.93 in the demo with 10.27 million.

Episode 05-02: Sunday, 10/07/12
1.6 in the demo (-24% change) with 9.02 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 10.04 million.

Episode 05-01: Sunday, 09/30/12
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.06 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 11.06 million.

Compared to the fourth season premiere, this debut was down by 25% in the demo (vs a 2.8 rating) and down by 18% in viewers (vs 13.56 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.12 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 renewed for a sixth season?

 

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Herr Willi October 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

One more thought CBS had posterior head insertion issues when it move the show to its current spot. to late a time slot to start. The often delayed on start time. A preempted by award shows way too often. Maybe CBS is Red John plotting to kill the Mentalist. Thankfully I got my discs from the WB Shop to watch old episodes. Definitely better than the award shows

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Herr Willi October 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

Overall I really like the show. I have all 4 seasons and watch repeatedly. For the most part the better shows do not include Red John. Red John is about two seasons past being a boring & unreal subject. Plot contradictions also abound for example one cop killer killed in custody has to be explored to nausea while a different one that killed 3 cops in house is treated as “oh well it happened”. Overall a great show; however lets hurry up & off red john and move on to better plots. I expect contradictions with earlier shows when Red John is revealed.

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jj May 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

you ruined it by putting it on Sunday…It gets pushed because of sports. We’ve set it to tape, but that got messed up too.
Put it back to where it was so we can watch it in peace

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Mike May 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm

The show was renewed for season 6 weeks ago

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admin May 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Just as it’s noted in the post.

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marty May 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I love the mentalist !!!! They better not take it off the air they would be so stupid and ruin everything!

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elaine April 30, 2013 at 1:13 am

please don’t cancel! this is the only show I look forward to every week!!

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Frank April 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Good show but basically like a lot of shows they carry a specific story line or case too long. If they do not Kill of Red John this year we won’t be back next. Too long of a story line, time to get Jane and Lisbon in the sack!

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Nailoy April 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

The reality of the situation is that canceling the show would be a huge mistake. I think the writers and producers are very certain as to want they want. It’s all about the journey, no matter how cliché it sounds. Where he was, in the beginning of the hunt, then it became a little bit more about who he was, slowly revealing his nature. The realization that he will never catch Red John until he truly allows himself to not only think like him but to act like him, is where we are right now.
Patrick Jane is not only searching for revenge but a way to redeem himself of what he had become in the past, to rid himself of the man genuinely responsible for the death of his love ones… Let’s be honest he not mean, he is cruel, mischievous and patronizing. More than once it has been proven that coward do survive. But still it’ll be ludicrous to say he hasn’t proven himself. At the end of the day he has his mind set up for one course. Red John….

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Tim March 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I think The Mentalist is becoming antother LOST. I get the sense that they only came up with the cat and mouse idea but never had a sense of direction which in spite of the writers and producer’s lies, is exactly what happened toLOST. So I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a great wrap-up of this show.
I don’t agree with one user that Patrick Jane needs to be less mean. On the contrary, It’s hard to believe that someone on a path of vengence such as his would cower at crime scenes as he frequently does. By now, he should be fearless, but somehow keep his charm. My suggestion is when they know the show is ending, they should make every remaining episode about his pursuit of Red John and not the little girly episodes in between. All this amounts to is teasing the audience, milking advertising dollars until they get cancelled. I say get on with what we love about this show….The pursuit of Red John.

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Anonymous March 31, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I’m sure the writers are reading your comment and changing everything right now

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MAB March 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I hope that CBS cancels The Mentalist, after the scam they pulled on the audience with the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4 they deserve to be cancelled. Bruno Heller does not respect his audience and the bosses at CBS realized this and moved them to Sunday night, and I hope it is the death of this show.

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netar March 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I hope CBS doesn’t cancel The Mentalist without a proper ending, it would be a huge mistake, this show has a main plot (Red John) which needs to be explained and that can’t be done properly if they film this season finale without knowing wheter it is the series finale or not; a lot of people would feel cheated and dissapointed.

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Actually March 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

According to Twitter feeds and official websites from the main cast members, The Mentalist was quietly renewed for a 6th season at the same time as the 5th season but neither Wikipedia nor TVbythenumbers have picked up on this.

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Carolyn Greene March 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Love the mentalist. Would hate to see it cancelled.

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Afton March 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I hope CBS will not cancel Mentalist. They moved it to Sunday a bad night and they have made Patrick Jane a little meaner and they need to make him the person he was at the start. It is still my favorite show and I look forward to watching. So please leave it on!!!!!!

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