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The New Normal: Season One Ratings

the new normal TV show ratingsBefore it even premiered, The New Normal was “cancelled” by an affiliate station in Utah. NBC is hoping that some of the “controversy” surrounding this show will draw big ratings week after week.

Revolving around a gay couple and their surrogate, The New Normal features the talents of Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Ellen Barkin, NeNe Leakes, Bebe Wood, and Jayson Blair.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The New Normal is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The show typically airs on Tuesday nights and NBC has ordered 13 22 episodes.

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

UPDATE: NBC has cancelled this show and won’t be bringing it back next season.

Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.10 million total viewers.

Episode 01-22: Tuesday, 04/02/13 (series or season finale?)
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 3.39 million (-24% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 4.10 million.

Episode 01-21: Tuesday, 04/02/13
1.7 in the demo (+31% change) with 4.46 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 1.56 in the demo with 4.14 million.

Episode 01-20: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.3 in the demo (+86% change) with 3.32 million (+57% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 4.12 million.

Episode 01-19: Tuesday, 03/19/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 2.11 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 4.16 million.

Episode 01-18: Tuesday, 03/05/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.44 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.62 in the demo with 4.28 million.

Episode 01-17: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 2.62 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.66 in the demo with 4.39 million.

Episode 01-16: Tuesday, 02/19/13
0.9 in the demo (-18% change) with 2.80 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 4.50 million.

Episode 01-15: Tuesday, 01/29/13
1.1 in the demo (-8% change) with 3.08 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 4.61 million.

Episode 01-14: Tuesday, 01/22/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 3.28 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 4.72 million.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.4 in the demo (+8% change) with 3.33 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 4.83 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-12: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.3 in the demo (-24% change) with 3.23 million (-29% change).
Season averages: 1.88 in the demo with 4.96 million.

Episode 01-11: Tuesday, 12/04/12
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 4.55 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.94 in the demo with 5.11 million.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 11/27/12
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 4.04 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 5.17 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.29 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.99 in the demo with 5.29 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.8 in the demo (+6% change) with 4.66 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 5.42 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 10/23/12
1.7 in the demo (-15% change) with 4.33 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.09 in the demo with 5.53 million.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 10/09/12
2.0 in the demo (+18% change) with 4.86 million. (+8% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 5.73 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 10/02/12
1.7 in the demo (-15% change) with 4.50 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.18 in the demo with 5.90 million.

UPDATE: NBC has given The New Normal a full season pick up.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 5.09 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 6.25 million.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 09/18/12
2.2 in the demo (-12% change) with 6.08 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.40 in the demo with 6.64 million.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 09/11/12
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.96 million (+1% change)
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 6.92 million.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 09/10/12
2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.88 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 6.88 million.

The “special preview” of The New Normal had an okay start in the ratings. It won its timeslot but lost 40% of its lead-in audience. The numbers may have been negatively impacted by the fact that NBC released the pilot online weeks ago and they added this preview to the schedule just last week. Those who read TV Guide were expecting to see a new episode of Grimm.

On the plus side, NBC was up by 56% when compared to the 2011 timeslot occupant, the Miss Universe Pageant. Ultimately, the sitcom’s fate will become more clear as the weeks progress. The only thing we know right now is that it’s not a big hit or a big flop right out of the gate.


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

 

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Becks February 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

This show is awesome!! It shows that no one should be ashamed of who they are/like
And that any type of person/couple can start a family

Keep going I love this show

Xx

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Jenn February 11, 2013 at 5:52 am

The show is MEH. I watched the first few episodes and then it was off of my DVR and I do not miss it. Cancel the show and free up the slot so we can see something more entertaining.

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Anonymous February 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Without ‘The Voice’ as a lead-in, 1.1 rating. Why is this show still on the air? Because it’s politically correct. That’s not gonna be enough to generate the revenue necessary to keep it on the air. It needs viewers that it ain’t gonna get. Will it be a quick death, or a slow, painful one?

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Ron February 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Ellen Barkin alone is worth the show. Moreover, each character presents his/her story in a witty, understandable, and empathetic way. Highly intelligent in its social commenatry and supurbly written, this program is a definite keeper.

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Vanessa K February 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I was only able to catch a couple of episodes and now I’m wishing I could have seen it more. I think there should be a marathon so that everyone can get a “feel” for the show to understand the “tone” of it. love it..

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Chris January 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Love it. Every character is awesome!

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Rob January 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

Watched 2 shows and can’t find anything funny about it. Comes across too serious to be called a comedy. The actors are far too dramatic in their deliverance of their lines.

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poundofun February 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I’m with you, I watched it a couple of times and couldn’t find one thing funny about it. Its a show that really needs to grow on you, sadly I’m all grown up

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Bruce January 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Love it! Gotta keep New Normal!!

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michele slousky January 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Best show on tv love it! Please renew!!!!!!!

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robycop3 January 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

New Normal = the old abnormal.

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Bill January 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

Best new comedy on TV this year. Heartwarming and funny. Bebe Wood is phenomenal.

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Gabriele January 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I really love it! I think too that this is the best and funniest show of this year..
I hope that will come also in Italy, we certainly need a Tv serie like this, I think that it’s not only conmovent and funny, but also helpful.. I really have to say thank you!
I appreciate that someone make things like this! We really need to talk about this.

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brad December 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I find the name of the show sufficiently offensive that I won’t be watching anything on NBC as long as this show is on.

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Ryan January 26, 2013 at 5:31 am

Why is it offensive?

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Sandra Corona December 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My family absolutely loves this show. Ellen Barkin is awesome! The story lines I have seen so far, have been hilarious. We seem to relate to so many of these episodes. I hope this show can last for a long time!

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brian disco December 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

This is definitely the best and funniest new show of 2012.

I love it. It’s heart warming and hilarious.

And might just educate some dumb Americans and let’s face it, everyone slating the show below needs to get a brain.

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