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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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drofli December 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I used to watch the Mentalist and 60 minutes. However, with so much uncertainty over the time each will start, I no longer watch either. It seems that sports rules on CBS. By now the advertisers surely must realize that they have lost their audiences for both shows.

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snowy December 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

CBS really screwed Mentalist up with the whole time delay thing. The show causing it has ended for the season so hoping you and everyone will go back to watching this great show.

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Clibrybrow December 12, 2012 at 1:41 am

I started catching the reruns on TBS and once I got a feel for the relationships and red John plot, I was hooked. I bought all the seasons on DVD and I want more. I finished season 4 just today and look forward to five. If the DO cancel, the BETTER bring some closure for red John & rigsby/van pelt.

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Clibrybrow December 12, 2012 at 1:45 am

Correction: If they* DO cancel, they* better bring closure to Red John & Rigsby/Vanpelt.

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Christy Aposhian December 7, 2012 at 1:49 am

I really love the Mentalist. I hope they don’t take the show off the air, It’s not the shows fault because it comes on so late. It’s the football game that is causing the problem.
If they put another show on, It will be having the same problem the Mentalist is having now. It might even do worse.

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Florence November 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I agree that Sunday football is interfering with the time. I am a fan of the Good Wife and loved the idea that my two favorite shows would be back-to-back. But the football is just too much and there are those fans that I am surewould be livid if the Amazing Race was cut short. CBS should put The Mentalist back on during the week. The ratings should not be penalized for a football game.

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d.m. November 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm

ANOTHER GREAT SHOW YOU JUST WANT TO GET RID OF. I WISH NOT, BUT I KNOW IT DOESN’T MATTER.

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sandi jurgensen November 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!this show it would be better back on a week night but I would watch anytime football is really messing with time just don`t cancel.

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Pam November 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I love the Mentalist . Put it back on a weekday night where the times won’t change because of football . The Sunday time is hurting the ratings. Some Sundays it’s almost 11:00pm before its on.

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blacktsitsi November 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

yes yes yes!!! we need more CBA!!!!!! I LOVE ALL THE TEAM!!! ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOW!!! FROM THE FIRST EPISODE!!! YES YES YES!!!! MORE MENTALIST!!!

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nagwa October 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I m a big fan of the Mentalist. I think it will be nice to have another season. Simon Baker is a good actor. He deserves an Emmy.

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James October 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

I hope that The Mentalist is renewed for a sixth season, it has nearly 10 million viewers an episode, that’s pretty good

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geri October 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I think CBS nade a huge mistake when they moved The Mentalist to Sunday night. Football make the time hard to pin down. People who have to work or have young families won’t stay up late enough to watch. I love this show. I even watch all the reruns on cable.

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Elizabeth October 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Obsessed with The Mentalist and Simon Baker! I’ve seen every single episode!! It better have another season!!

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marco October 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

I love The Mentalist! Simon Baker deserves an Emmy or at least a nomination for the performance he has given over the seasons.
They better renew the season because I WANT REVENGE ON RED JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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liz dow October 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

The mentalist is by far the BEST EVER programme to be viewed on televion, I LOVE IT i have every series on dvd i watch them all the time all the adults in my family watch it too, i cant wait till season 5 starts i live in scotland and its not here yet i cant seem to find out when it is coming here it is so frustrating I MISS IT, i only watch the tv to watch the mentalist simon is by far the greatest actor on televion and the rest of the cast are fabulous.

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geri October 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Another one of my favorite show. Simon Baker shines.

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