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The Playboy Club: 2011-2012 TV Season Ratings

Playboy Club ratingsHere are the updated ratings for the Playboy Club TV series. Set in 1960s Chicago, this drama follows the lives of those who visit and work at the legendary Playboy Club. The first season of The Playboy Club typically airs on Monday nights at 10pm on the NBC network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Playboy Club is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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

UPDATE: The Playboy Club has been cancelled and pulled.

Episode 01-03 — Monday, 10/3/11
1.2 in the demo (-8% week-to-week change) with 3.47 million; last place in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #10 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.
Season average: 1.4 in the demo with 4.15 million.

Episode 01-02 — Monday, 9/26/11
No good news for this new TV series. As expected, Playboy Club dropped in week two to a 1.3 in the demo and 3.97 million. That was a loss of 19% and this show couldn’t afford any declines. Expect for this to be pulled before all of the episodes have aired.
Season average: 1.5 in the demo and 4.5 million.

Episode 01-01 — Monday, 9/19/11
It certainly wasn’t a very impressive start for this NBC series. Playboy Club registered a meager 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and just 5.02 million viewers, putting it in third place for the timeslot, well behind the returns of Hawaii Five-0 and Castle. The competition more than doubled Playboy Club’s ratings in both the demo and total viewership. That’s really terrible.

What’s more, last year’s now-cancelled Chase premiered to a 37% better demo rating (2.3). NBC may not pull Playboy Club for awhile because they have so much invested in it but this one is surely dead-on-arrival.


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 The Playboy Club TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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kay June 6, 2012 at 4:45 am

This show should be rebroadcast in the Fall 2012. They should give it a chance. It has great potential. What are they thinking?

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Anonymous October 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm

We loved the Playboy Club. We were disappointed to hear it was cancelled after only 3
shows. The network didn’t even give it a chance to catch on.

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bob October 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

SO this crappy show replaced The Event I am glad it got taken off the air

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Alex October 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I loved the show, why did yall have to cancel!? It was a amazing show.

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roseAnn October 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

sorry they didnt give it a chance, ireally like the show

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Paula October 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I reallu enjoyed the show….the reflection back to the glamour 60s side of history…the story…AND the beautiful costume design.

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Bobby October 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

Well, I expect the Neilsen data to be in error. After all, a 2004 Satellite TV viewer law says that Neilsen data for where I live (I have DirecTV) is “supposed” to be Youngstown, Ohio and the rest of my ZIP code has Cleveland. If they have erroneous data for that, then their ratings for The Playboy Club also have to be questioned, and it likely got better viewership than Neilsen’s erroneous data claims to show.

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edward October 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Playboy was a great show. NBC wake up and smeel the coffee. Did you really thingk it was going to surpass Castle and Five-o the first month.

IDIOTS !!!

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Darius October 7, 2011 at 10:55 am

They need to keep this show alive, add some nudity, make some of the people more dangerous, and bring it to cable !! This could be a Sapranos of the 60′s if the writers were not such drama queens thinking this was some lame Twilight series soap opera. Come on people, how on Earth did this show lose out to lame crap like Hawaii Five O. Now there is a show that should have been cancelled, the writers beaten, and the Producer neutered !!

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Mary October 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

are they actually cancelling it for good? I just wrote into NBC over 15 times in hope that they will not cancel this show it is amazing and profound , as well has massive amount of potential .. PLEASE NBC KEEP THIS SHOW,

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Erma October 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm

i like the show i hope they do not cancel it

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FAN6 October 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

ITS A GREAT SHOW WAY BETTER THEN THE CRAP ON ABC AND CBS IN THAT TIME SLOT, NBC SHOULD RUN A ENTIRE SEASON OF THIS SHOW IT’S COMPELLING AND REALLY TAKES YOU BACK TO THE 1960’s. IT THEY WANT PEOPLE TO WATCH THEY NEED TO CONTINUE THIS SHOW INSTEAD OF PUTTING RE-RUNS OF SOMETHING ELSE IN ITS PLACE WHICH NO ONE WILL WATCH INCLUDING MYSELF. PLEASE CONTINUE THE SHOW I LOVE IT!!!!! >

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Kat October 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

Hah, how could anyone ever call Castle and Hawaii 5-0 crap? I could understand not liking one or the other, or even thinking both are mediocre, but to absolutely hate them and call them crap, you must not enjoy any quality television programming at all.

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