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The Middle: Season Four Ratings

The Middle on ABC ratingsWill The Middle still be able to bring in solid ratings now that Wednesday nights are getting even more competitive? Stay tuned to find out if we’ll be able to continue watching The Heck family’s story.

The fourth season of The Middle typically airs Wednesday nights at 8pm on the ABC network. Once again, the cast includes Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, and Chris Kattan.

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

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

Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.01 million total viewers.

Episode 04-24: Wednesday, 05/22/13
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 7.70 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 8.01 million.

Episode 04-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.76 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 8.01 million.

UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a fifth season for 2013-14.

Episode 04-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 6.80 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 8.07 million.

Episode 04-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 7.41 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 8.13 million.

Episode 04-20: Wednesday, 04/10/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 7.55 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.34 in the demo with 8.16 million.

Episode 04-19: Wednesday, 04/03/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 7.22 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 8.19 million.

Episode 04-18: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 6.90 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.38 in the demo with 8.25 million.

Episode 04-17: Wednesday, 02/27/13
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 7.97 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.41 in the demo with 8.33 million.

Episode 04-16: Wednesday, 02/20/13
2.3 in the demo (+21% change) with 8.27 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.43 in the demo with 8.35 million.

Episode 04-15: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.9 in the demo (-17% change) with 7.72 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.44 in the demo with 8.35 million.

Episode 04-14: Wednesday, 02/06/13
2.3 in the demo (-8% change) with 8.21 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.48 in the demo with 8.40 million.

Episode 04-13: Wednesday, 01/23/13
2.5 in the demo (+9% change) with 8.55 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.49 in the demo with 8.41 million.

Episode 04-12: Wednesday, 01/16/13
2.3 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.21 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.49 in the demo with 8.40 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 04-11: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.4 in the demo (+14% change) with 8.39 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 2.51 in the demo with 8.42 million.

Episode 04-10: Wednesday, 12/12/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 7.29 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.52 in the demo with 8.42 million.

Episode 04-09: Wednesday, 12/05/12
2.3 in the demo (-12% change) with 7.98 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 8.55 million.

Episode 04-08: Wednesday, 11/14/12
2.6 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.79 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.62 million.

Episode 04-07: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.7 in the demo (+4% change) with 9.04 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.60 million.

Episode 04-06: Wednesday, 10/24/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 8.80 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 8.52 million.

Episode 04-05: Wednesday, 10/17/12
2.5 in the demo (+4% change) with 8.39 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 8.47 million.

Episode 04-04: Wednesday, 10/10/12
2.4 in the demo (+9% change) with 7.90 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.48 million.

Episode 04-03: Wednesday, 10/03/12
2.2 in the demo (-24% change) with 7.72 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.67 in the demo with 8.68 million.

Episodes 04-01 & 04-02: Wednesday, 09/26/12
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.16 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 9.16 million.

Year-to-year, The Middle was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) and down by 6% in viewers (vs 9.74 million). However, these were the best numbers for the sitcom since January 2012.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.41 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 still like The Middle TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?

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Elle June 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Wonderful clean cut show!!!!! True to life ! Very cute. Love love love it!!!

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Amanda S. September 6, 2013 at 1:18 am

I have to say this is one of the few shows I actually look forward to watching of course I always have to watch it on the abc app since I have church on Wednesday night’s I really hope they don’t cancel this show anytime soon I love it!!

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gerry del rosario July 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I live from the opposite part of the world, but THE MIDDLE amuses and entertains me endlessly and so are my kids, our whole family. It’s an easy “read”- just like a light paperback you would like to finish from cover to cover in one sitting. But just in case, you have to do really something urgent and have to “drop if for a while”, one can easily pick it up and start from where it was missed and still enjoy the episode in totality. The roles are perfect fit to the cast and very much credible for how they act out their characters. The message of the sitcom is very trite yet very essential. Family is important and each person should better be connected to one, no matter how “trivial”, cyclical and trying events and (even family members) situations are. The program is never pretentious neither hard sells any (universal) positive values, yet very effective in providing tons of it. Smooth, subtle right smacked IN THE MIDDLE. My first choice of in-flight entertainment program during business trips. Without it in their program choices, any flight will be thud boredom and downright frustrating. Kudos too, to the entire crew and writers, producers and directors who made this program. The creator is one good human being. Imagine how I’d feel if it would be cancelled. So please, please, please – DON’T.

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Cindy May 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Our entire family enjoy’s this show…love love love the “Hecks” !

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barb May 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm

We Love da’ Middle…We live in Québec,however I am from da’ middle,lol,indy.So it makes me not so home sick.And it help my mate understand “why” I am the way I am….Please keep da’ Middle.P.S fix it on Google…ty for the Middle…

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Noelle May 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

DON”T CANCEL THE MIDDLE!!! PLEASE RENEW IT FOR A 5TH SEASON!!!!! I just can’t get enough of the Heck Family.

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Sarah May 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not cancel the middle, is one of my favorite shows. Please keep it on as long as possible.

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SUE HECK May 9, 2013 at 1:29 am

DONT CANCEL THE MIDDLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

DONT CANCEL THE MIDDLE

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leanne April 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

;i would be crushed, as its the only show besides downton abbey that i watch live willing to brave the commercials

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Carol Burkett April 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

” The Middle” is my current favorite show, ever since “Everybody Loves Raymond” went off the air. Both are based much more on real life situations that we can relate to, and don’t depend on contrived sexual story lines or off-color humor, as many of the new comedies do (well, maybe there was a little in “Raymond”). The day they cancel “The Middle” is the day I quit watching comedy series.

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