The Middle: Season Five Ratings

The Middle season five ratingsWhile some shows get a lot of press and hype, The Middle has remained a quiet success for ABC. Last season, it was their fourth highest-rated scripted show. Will the ratings remain high or will they fall in season five? Could it be cancelled or is it guaranteed a sixth season, thanks to syndication profits? Stay tuned to find out.

The Middlefollows the Heck family from a small town in Indiana as they try their best to get ahead. They’re played by Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/9 update: The Middle has been renewed for a sixth season on ABC.

5/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.

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For comparisons: The fourth season of The Middle averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.01 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 still like The Middle TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a sixth season?

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  1. says

    My favorite show, each character is great, why do they get snubbed for emmy’s? Maybe because it is a family show, no violence, sex, bed hopping, or foul language?

  2. Hank Ditrini says

    Patricia Heaton is ungrateful toward her fans. She’ll snub you if you approach her in public. I don’t think she realizes who makes her famous. It’s the fans, Pat, the fans !

  3. Scala Putori says

    It’s run its course. Patricia Heaton has lost her timing and her Character of Debra on ELR will always overshadow any character she plays. Cancel before it becomes even more stale than it is now.

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