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The Mindy Project: Season One Ratings

FOX TV show Mindy Project ratingsMindy Kaling created her own sitcom for FOX, The Mindy Project. Will it be a ratings smash for the network or will it be quietly cancelled instead? Stick around to find out.

The first season of The Mindy Project typically airs Tuesday nights at 9:30pm on the FOX network. Aside from Kaling, the sitcom’s cast also includes Anna Camp, Chris Messina, Dana DeLorenzo, Ed Weeks, and Zoe Jarman.

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

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

Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.06 million total viewers.

Episode 01-24: Tuesday, 05/14/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 2.57 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 3.06 million.

Episode 01-23: Tuesday, 05/07/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 2.61 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 3.06 million.

Episode 01-22: Tuesday, 04/30/13
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 2.56 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.59 in the demo with 3.08 million.

Episode 01-21: Tuesday, 04/09/13
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 2.66 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 3.10 million.

Episode 01-20: Thursday, 04/04/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 3.24 million (+31% change).
Season averages: 1.61 in the demo with 3.13 million.

Episode 01-19: Tuesday, 04/02/13
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 2.47 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.62 in the demo with 3.12 million.

Episode 01-18: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.5 in the demo (-12% change) with 2.62 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 3.16 million.

Episode 01-17: Tuesday, 03/19/13
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 3.07 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.65 in the demo with 3.19 million.

UPDATE: The Mindy Project has been renewed for a second season.

Episode 01-16: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 3.26 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 3.19 million.

Episode 01-15: Tuesday, 02/19/13
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 3.05 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 3.19 million.

Episode 01-14: Tuesday, 02/05/13
1.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 3.60 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 3.20 million.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 01/29/13
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 3.20 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.62 in the demo with 3.17 million.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 01/22/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 3.05 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.62 in the demo with 3.17 million.

Episode 01-11: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 2.76 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.63 in the demo with 3.18 million.

FOX TV show ratingsEpisode 01-10: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 2.85 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 3.22 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 12/11/12
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 3.07 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 1.66 in the demo with 3.26 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 12/04/12
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 2.68 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.68 in the demo with 3.28 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 11/27/12
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 2.76 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 3.37 million.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.3 in the demo (-19% change) with 2.64 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 3.47 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 3.17 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.86 in the demo with 3.64 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 10/30/12
1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 3.12 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.92 in the demo with 3.75 million.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 10/09/12
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 3.55 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.07 in the demo with 3.97 million.

UPDATE: FOX has ordered a full season of 22 episodes.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 10/02/12
1.9 in the demo (-21% change) with 3.68 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 4.17 million.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.67 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.40 in the demo with 4.67 million.

Compared to Raising Hope’s second season premiere a year earlier, FOX was down by 23% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) and down by 30% in viewers (vs 6.73 million). Mindy was in third place in its timeslot and lost 11% of its New Girl lead-in. On the positive side, it outperformed fellow FOX newbie Ben and Kate at 8:30pm.


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 Mindy Project TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

michelle January 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

My two college aged daughters and I love The Mindy Project! It’s the only show we all make an effort to watch so we can discuss after each episode. The show is really clever and we love listening for all the references to pop culture. We loved Josh and Mindy together and hope he comes back to visit. And we love the Danny/Mindy banter. Morgan is really funny too. Can’t wait to see how the show develops.

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Erika L Gantt January 12, 2013 at 2:57 am

Mindy Kaling is hilarious! I love this show!

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TM January 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Mindy Kaling makes a nice sidekick and I know she did most of the writing on The Office. But I’m at best lukewarm. Wife loves this show, so I guess I’ll continue to watch or take up woodworking in the garage…

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Eric January 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

I was very happily surprised by the show, I laughed a lot during the episodes I saw.
Hope it gets renewed! Mindy is funny as hell!

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Emma January 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

I love this show, it picks me up every time I watch it!

Greetings from Sweden!

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Ron January 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

So, is the Mind Project a project where you try and take a homely, not-very-funny Indian woman and try to sell her to an American audience because you’ve totally run out of good ideas? Maybe they just need more laugh tracks because the average American consumer of sitcoms is little more than a Pavlovian dog that will think anything is funny if you play a laugh track after the most insipid, predictable, formulaic lines.

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Shawna January 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Wow, that sounded a little racist, Ron.
I love Mindy Kaling. I think she’s hilarious (from Matt&Ben to the Office and now the Mindy Project.) I think her comedy is exceptionally relatable for young women, but even my husband has become addicted to her show, and he doesn’t normally enjoy comedies.
Also, her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) is freaking hilarious!!!
If this show gets cancelled, it will be a downright travasty.

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Sarah December 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I LOVE MINDY KALING. I would be so disappointed if this show was cancelled because it is one of the few sit coms that I enjoy. I think Mindy is such a likable person i just finished reading her book and i loved it. I love everything about this show.

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Nancy December 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I love this show and I want it to be renewed and I have a feeling it will be renewed for a second season.

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Leslie December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

I never rate and review things… But I love this show! My husband and I both love it and watch it every night! I really hope they don’t cancel this show! I would be pretty upset!

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Judy woodruff November 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I love this show and so does my husband and so does my 13 year old daughter, who usually has a hard time watching any woman on TV who doesn’t conform to a certain 10 year old girl’s limited ability ( thin, blonde, etc).

The Mindy Project is hilarious and we love Dr. Lahori, Morgan, Danny, Betsy and the British doc. The blonde friend was unsympathetic and unlikable. Sorry to see the receptionist go.

Anyway, this show makes us laugh and laugh and I feel prepare my girls for some real life situations they may experience. Fox, don’t cancel this show !

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Julie November 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

It really irritates me when the great and smart drama like 3 IB got cancelled and we have some stupid medical dramas like Mindy Project instead. Am I the only one who thinks that Mindy is too unattractive and untalented to watch? She is puking ugly period.

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Tom K December 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Julie, you just seem REALLY confused and NOT very bright. The Mindy Project is not a drama, it is a comedy. When the Writers Guild nominated show’s characters speak, there is not a canned laugh-track inserted to let you know when you’re supposed to laugh. You have to listen and think. And yes, Julie, you ARE the only one who thinks Mindy is unattractive and untalented. Not surprised that the incomplete thoughts would be expressed by a racist like yourself….

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Tommy L December 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Tom K,

Julie may be mean and kind of sad, but how is she a racist?

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Eric January 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

That’s a gross thing to say about a wonderful and obviously hot healthy woman.
Shame on you! >:(

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Cherie J. October 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I came over here just to see the ratings, & I haven’t
seen it yet…… But, I don’t think that bashing a young actress’s
looks is called for.
Albeit, I think it’s quite courageous & creative to write a show
for one self, pitch it to a network, & give it a go.
When I get a chance, I’d like to check it out.
I have a feeling though that this young actress from The
Office may have just typecast herself in another role
of a desperate romantic again, & she should stay away from
that image. Thank You.

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Craig October 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I have watched three episodes, and that is enough for me. The show has some funny bits, but most of it just reminds me that I am watching some very sad people. I knew it was time to move on when the strongest part of the show is the musical score.

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Only the True... October 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Of all the shows that could have been picked up, how does an unmemorable, unattractive and certainly not funny actress, like Mindy Kaling, get a show on Network television? Please cancel so we can move on to better things in life.

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Joan October 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

LOTS OF TRUTH IN WHAT YOU”RE SAYING!!! So many talented actors struggle to achieve some form of success and are, sadly, unable to break through. Mindy is amateurish acting from the lead character…her voice grates on the ears. Is this the best that television can offer???

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Eric January 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

I love how she looks. Love! You may just be lacking in eye sight? And humor… obviously.

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vivienne September 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

I loved it it was great fun much much better than two broke girls which I gave up on last season. Mindy is a great character great potential

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