The Neighbors: Season One Ratings

ABC TV show The Neighbors ratingsIt’s got a crazy premise but The Neighbors has a great timeslot. Will it be cancelled because of low ratings or could it actually survive to see a second season? We shall see.

The first season of The Neighbors typically airs Wednesday nights at 8:30pm on the ABC network. The sitcom’s cast includes Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Clara Mamet, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Ian Patrick, and Tim Jo.

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

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

UPDATE: It was initially reported that ABC had renewed this show but the series’ fate now looks uncertain.

Final season averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.19 million total viewers.

Episode 01-22: Wednesday, 03/27/13 (finale)
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 5.52 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 1.86 in the demo with 6.19 million.

Episode 01-21: Wednesday, 03/20/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 4.76 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.88 in the demo with 6.22 million.

Episode 01-20: Wednesday, 03/13/13
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 4.72 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 6.29 million.

Episode 01-19: Wednesday, 03/06/13
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 5.74 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.93 in the demo with 6.38 million.

Episode 01-18: Wednesday, 02/27/13
1.7 in the demo (-11% change) with 6.01 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.94 in the demo with 6.41 million.

Episode 01-17: Wednesday, 02/20/13
1.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 6.34 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.95 in the demo with 6.44 million.

Episode 01-16: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 5.89 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 6.44 million.

Episode 01-15: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.04 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 1.97 in the demo with 6.48 million.

Episode 01-14: Wednesday, 01/30/13
1.6 in the demo (-20% change) with 5.27 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.99 in the demo with 6.51 million.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 01/23/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 6.42 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 6.61 million.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 01/16/13
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 6.09 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 6.62 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-11: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.1 in the demo (+31% change) with 6.65 million (+23% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 6.67 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 12/12/12
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 5.40 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 6.67 million.

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 6.42 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.09 in the demo with 6.81 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 6.82 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.11 in the demo with 6.86 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.1 in the demo (+11% change) with 6.87 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 6.87 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 5.78 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 6.87 million.

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

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 10/24/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.96 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 7.08 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 6.53 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.25 in the demo with 7.12 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/10/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.39 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.37 in the demo with 7.31 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 10/03/12
1.9 in the demo (-41% change) with 6.32 million (-32% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 7.77 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 09/26/12
3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.22 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.20 in the demo with 9.22 million.

Compared to last season’s premiere of Happy Endings in the same timeslot, the network was up by 6% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) and up by 27% in viewership (vs 7.25 million).

Overall, The Neighbors did well for ABC but, based on the negative reviews and comments, one has to think that there’s a very good chance the numbers will take a serious nosedive in week two. We shall see.


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

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118 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. danielle says

    absolutely wonderful and sweet show. every episode has some sort of endearing message to it. love the characters and the writing. if this doesnt get renewed, i have lost all hope for good television.

  2. Paul L Pedrick says

    Great comedy and witty writing. As usual ABC does not know how to package or promote shows that are out of the box that do not include bare breasts and vulgar language. This show can actually make you laugh without using either. It will be ABC’s and our loss if they cancel this show. They should promo the funny lines and bring attention to the show. We have enough trash on TV. I just need a few laughs after a long day to unwind. If you need sex wouldn’t be novel to look to your wife not the TV.

  3. Ariana says

    Our whole family loves this show and personally it is my favorite sitcom I have ever seen! I would be devastated if it got cancelled! Order a season 2! They just need more advertisement!

  4. Karen Wong says

    The Neighbors is the best TV comedy I’ve seen. I watch it on Hulu or on the ABC website since I don’t watch network television. Please, ABC, renew this one!!!

  5. Jeff says

    ABC execs are a binch of fools. This is a great show that we look forward to on Wednesdays . Every time we get into one of their good shows, they cancel it.
    I’m getting tired of them changing every few months and about to boycott them all together….. that might happen after they cancel Red Widow on Sundays

  6. Steve says

    Great show, I would hate to see it go. Well written and the cast is fantastic. Hope they keep it on the air!!!,

  7. Edan says

    Love this show! Our whole family has never laughed so hard! Please keep this show! It is witty, funny and imaginative. Finally a great TV show!

  8. Larry Grisham says

    PLEASE do not cancel this show! It’s one of the few shows our family can watch together, along with The Middle. Both these shows are great family entertainment.

    Last Man Standing is not bad, although it can be a bit too risque at times.

    There is a real need to keep family-type shows on the air.

  9. Jeff says

    My family loved the show. It has great pop culture references and is very well written. We would love to see it return!!

  10. Sarah says

    One of the few shows to truly make me laugh out loud…the finale – to quote – Oh my! Please renew and make sure we can watch it in the UK….

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