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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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Alice June 10, 2013 at 1:36 am

I enjoyed the show “The New Normal”. I look forward to being entertained.


Jade May 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I’m sadden to hear NBC cancelled the New Normal series, I really enjoyed this show
it was different an original…. Hopefully another network will have the insight to pick
it up!!!!


Stephanie May 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

The New Normal should DEFINATELY be renewed. I love that show so much.


TRICIA May 4, 2013 at 5:27 am

Please renew. I Really liked the shows. Im looking niw for Reruns. There are None. Tharlts disappointing. I scroll my local tv station, went online but, only ones available is to buy! Please renew for next season!!!!!


Billy May 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm

It should be renewed. NBC did not give it much of a chance. They favorited other shows so much more. For instance, GO ON was shown 2 and some weeks 3 times a week different days and times to give it exposure and help it build an audience while THE NEW NORMAL was often pre-empted and never ONCE re-shown on a Saturday or other day & time as NBC did with several other of their new shows.


KC May 3, 2013 at 10:38 am

It needs to be renewed. The show hits on such contraversal topics and truely different than any other show. It is funny and heart warming. The actors and actresses are very talented.


ODETTE JOHNSON April 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

I really love The New Normal and hope it carries on for lots more years! We need more programming like this. All the actors do a great job and the writing is great. Love Nene as Rocky and I would like to see her character have someone special.


Liv April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

It most definitely needs to be renewed! Bryan and David are the cutest couple ever and beat both Klaine and Finchel! I want to see how they deal with Sawyer Collins (which is a really great name) and I want to see more parts of Shania because she’s sweet and Jane’s turn really surprised me and I want to see how she’ll be living her life next. In the begging, I just watched it because I wanted to see how Ryan Murphy sees himself and his relationship but it started getting funny and interesting and it became one of my favorite shows. I might be a bit too crazy with Ryan Murphy’s work but this show needs another season.


KickAsh April 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I love this show and I’d love a second season!


Andrew April 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

This show is building an audience.. it turned off it’s gay audience with ellen barkin’s character; and they figured that out pretty quick. The larger lesbian culture isn’t discussed, and I think should be: Rosie O’Donnell should guest///// the doctors challenges are ignored, Nene Leakes is magnificent but a little bit cartoon, so are the guys. Figure out a way for Andrew to sing on a regular basis… This is a GREAT show, but if it’s gonna find it’s audience it’s gonna have to figure out what it wants to be … perhaps with the birth of the baby we will see the story line grow up a little bit.


Bridget Hamilton April 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I really hope it has a second season! It is so heartwarming and I like how it deals with such a huge issue in a way that makes you want to watch more. Bryan and David are adorable!!


James April 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

This show is very important! It must be renewed!!


tim April 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

absolutely renew. Have them all on dvr to watch over again and have really enjoyed the characters, sets, humor and wardrobe selections. Need another season.


Charles April 16, 2013 at 1:22 am

Unorthodox but professional production with enough cleverly heartwarming moments to be brought back. I’ll watch.


E Hartley April 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I really love The New Normal and hope it carries on for lots more years! We need more programming like this. All the actors do a great job and the writing is great. Love Nene!


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