The Newsroom: Season One Ratings

HBO ratings for Thew Newsroom TV showCreated by Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom follows the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. Interestingly, both ACN and HBO are hoping for big ratings.

The cast includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

Here are the most recent TV ratings for The Newsroom on HBO. The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season of The Newsroom airs Sunday nights and there are 10 episodes.

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

Final season one averages: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.95 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Sunday, 08/26/12 (season finale)
1.0 demo rating (+11% change) with 2.30 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 0.86 in the demo with 1.95 million.

Episode 01-09: Sunday, 08/19/12
0.9 demo rating (+13% change) with 1.96 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 0.84 in the demo with 1.91 million.

Episode 01-08: Sunday, 08/12/12
0.8 demo rating (0% change) with 1.84 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.84 in the demo with 1.91 million.

Episode 01-07: Sunday, 08/05/12
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 1.76 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.84 in the demo with 1.92 million.

Episode 01-06: Sunday, 07/29/12
0.7 demo rating (-22% change) with 1.74 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 1.94 million.

Episode 01-05: Sunday, 07/22/12
0.9 demo rating (0% change) with 1.95 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 1.98 million.

Episode 01-04: Sunday, 07/15/12
0.9 demo rating (0% change) with 1.94 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 1.99 million.

Episode 01-03: Sunday, 07/08/12
0.9 demo rating (+29% change) with 2.21 million (+32% change).
Season averages: 0.87 in the demo with 2.01 million.

Update: HBO has renewed The Newsroom for a second season. There’s no word on how many episodes have been ordered.

Episode 01-02: Sunday, 07/01/12
0.7 demo rating (-30% change) with 1.68 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 1.91 million.

Episode 01-01: Sunday, 06/24/12
1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.14 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.00 in the demo with 2.14 million.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like The Newsroom TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for a second season or cancelled instead?

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  1. Leah Greeley says

    This is one of the best shows that have been on TV for a long time. It reaches a depth heretofore seen in television and if only the today’s news had the high standards of ethics that this show has. I love the characters and the drama is edge-of-the seat outstanding.

  2. Mdj and ETJ says

    Absolutely love this shiw. Watched this as part of an HBO free week. Made it a marathon for six hours. We may subscribed to HBO just so we can continue watching. Keep it going, don’t cancel!

  3. cc says

    Love this show and very happy to learn that the show has been renewed for the second season. The actors for the roles of Will, Charlie, Jim and Maggie deliver brilliant performance. However, Mackenzie’s character is annoying and disappointing. She behaves like a teenager and a hysterical woman in work place and constantly and inappropriately mixing her personal issues with her work – highly unprofessional. Please change her character, so we can actually like her and want to see more of her.

  4. Anonymous says

    All the conservatives writing about it his show being “liberal propaganda” are, please don’t take offense, morons. It is a television show with its only purpose is to entertain viewers. Not to keep the right side thinking the media is out to get their precious party. Grow up. If want to watch a “REAL” news show then stick with Bill O’Reilly. But if you want entertainment then watch this.

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