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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39 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Frank Meyer says

    Hi, i like the show very much. I would like much more shows like this. I am pretty sure, Sorkin is not the only one, who could make such things.

  2. wally west says

    This shows seems very boring isn’t there any better than this cancel this show maybe if youthrow Jim Carey in you probably see Dumb & Dummer.

  3. DARK RAVEN says

    THIS SHOW SUCKS DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SHOW
    PLENTIFUL BETTER SHOWS THAN THIS. TO BIAS ONE SIDE ONLY
    PUTS YOU SLEEP.

  4. Andie Kosko says

    Love, love, love this show! It’s about time we got a well written, fast paced show again. I am definitely hooked!

  5. Anonymous says

    I absolutely love the show. but i don’t understand why the character “Don” is still around he left “News Night” to do the 10:00 News but gets upset when the workers at “News Night” don’t tell him about the stories they’re running? it’s really annoying. but other than that great cast and great show.

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