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.

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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

  1. Ellyn Kessler says

    The Mindy Project is one of the funniest show’s on tv right now. I absolutely love it! Everyone’s is so good. I love Mark Duplass, and I love her x beau Josh played by Tommy Dewwey! Chris Messina’s great too. And of ourselves Mindy Kaling is hilarious!

    • Ellyn Kessler says

      Was supposed to say ” of course Mindy Kaling is hilarious “. Auto-correct is going to be the death of me!!!

    • Kate Fredericks says

      With You on auto-correct, Ellyn! Also on the Mindy Project! I watch four sit coms and Mindy is one of them. So glad it was renewed!

  2. Santana Simpson says

    The Mindy Project is a great show, and I would hate to see it get cancelled especially considering how it was left, I personally hate when shows get cancelled at the awkwardest times… It’s so Funny!

  3. Ashley says

    This show is laugh out loud funny, even my fishinglogginggolddigging tv show obsessed/pessimistic/anti-pop culture fiance thinks so too. Now that is saying something.

  4. JPB says

    She was a and BJ Novak both worked with the tv Show “the Office” (US Version). And now both are involved with the Mindy project. I like the show keep it on Fox

  5. Melanie says

    I love this show, and it’s getting better! Morgan asking if the parakeets could dress him like in a Disney cartoon made us guffaw!

  6. Holly says

    I’m a big fan of sitcoms (I’m really sick of all those reality shows and cop dramas)…but this show isn’t funny at all. I hope FOX cancels it and brings some funny new sitcoms next season.

  7. Anonymous says

    She is horrible. Its not funny at all. Whats wrong with people these days? Dont even know what funny is anymore.

  8. Marco says

    After suffering through the first 3 or 4 episodes, I’m surprised that this show is still on… maybe I’m not drinking enough?

    • Anonymous says

      i think you should give it another chance because while the first few episodes were a little rocky, the show has really come into it’s own.

  9. Candy says

    I LOVE MINDY! I dont really watch sitcoms, but this is my absolute fav show! Please let it continue on! It’s great to see a woman, who isnt perfect and does normal things! She is SO FUNNY! I cant wait to see her and Danny get together, as the story progesses! FOX, please let this happen!

  10. Amanda says

    This show is funnier each week! It is refreshing to have a real woman represented. Mindy seems so real, so not Hollywood.

  11. Lettie says

    I absolutly love the mindy project, and I would love to see where it goes for a second season. I am always cracking up! I really hope fox renews!

  12. Valerie says

    Love this show! Clever writing, comedic timing and adorable lead (Mindy) are a MUST SAVE for FOX…Put it at the 9:00 timeslot and I bet it would do even better!! PLEASE RENEW THE MINDY PROJECT…

  13. Marie says

    This show gets better every week! I read her book well before this show started. She seems down to earth, someone fun to hang out with.

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