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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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Veronica Densley April 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

Keep The New Normal pleaseeeeee :))


Anonymous April 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

I love them so so so so so much <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!! We need SEASON 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous April 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

I love them so much<3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED SEASON 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


jenn April 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

Its clean and funny it needs to continue on. There are to many shows that are reality which I can’t stand to watch. Please continue and love hannibal


MJ April 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm

this show is pretty cool, i hope there’ll be a 2nd season
(FOX channel has it worldwide)


carlos diaz April 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm

love this show and we have to keep it. nene is my favorite and yet brian jajaja


Jay H. April 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

This is a subpar show. Kind of like most of NBCs schedule. They have really fallen behind the others.


Victoria Alexis April 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Remember NeNe is really good in her character she gives the show attitude keep her please!


jessica Bay April 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Keep the all cast they are hilarious, and they teach about tolerance, love it, keep it thank you.
By the way although i don’t agree with Nana’s opinions I think she is very funny. I also like NeNe she is great and I love her attitude. Obviously keep the couple, Shania and Goldie.


John Anthony April 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

One of the few shows we actually watch and don’t DVR. Love it – plz keep it on.


Alpha Tauri April 5, 2013 at 11:01 am

This show was awesome, I really hope I can see it go on.


Georgia April 5, 2013 at 10:54 am

I watched this show to see NeNe. NeNe needs a bigger part to play instead of seeing her in the background and saying a few lines. We all love her. That is why I tuned in to the New Normal. Without NeNe will I watch this show? No.


Edna Monroe April 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

renew the new normal please


WILLIAM April 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

NeNe is out of her league here. These other actors are awesome and the entire show is being brought down with her lack of talent. Send her back to the reality show where she can be rude, crude and judgemental which she seems best suited for….and save this show in the process. Otherwise, if you have to have her on the show, might as well cancel it.


Andy Silveira April 4, 2013 at 4:14 am

I hope we have many more seasons of the New Normal. It has been one sitcom which has been a real eye opener for me. And it instills a lot of hope in its viewers. The acting, script and comedy is something I greatly appreciate. And, more so, I like its ability to discuss relevant political and social issues through its episodes. I have enjoyed the first season tremendously.


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