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The River: 2011-12 Season Ratings

The River TV show ratingsHere are the updated ratings for The River TV series. This adventure/horror show revolves around the search for famous explorer and TV host Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) down the Amazon. The first season of The River typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The River is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our ABC 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: Will The River be cancelled or renewed for season two?

FINAL season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.70 million total viewers.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 03/20/12
1.4 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 3.99 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.63 in the demo with 4.70 million.
Demo average rank: #18 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 03/13/12
1.3 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 4.09 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.67 in the demo with 4.82 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 03/06/12
1.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.21 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.74 in the demo with 4.97 million.
Demo average rank: #15 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 02/28/12
1.5 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 4.04 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.80 in the demo with 5.16 million.
Demo average rank: tied for #13 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 02/21/12
1.7 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.80 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.90 in the demo with 5.53 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 02/14/12
1.7 in the demo (-29% episode-to-episode change) with 4.96 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 6.28 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

TV show supportEpisode 01-02: Tuesday, 02/07/12
2.3 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 6.83 million total viewers; first place in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 6.83 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 02/07/12
2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million total viewers; third place in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.60 in the demo with 8.35 million.

Though the network was up year-to-year and when compared to Body of Proof, it was a very poor start for The River. A significant number of viewers tuned out as the two-hour premiere progressed, a good sign that they won’t be back next week.


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

 

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UneasyAMERICAN3 February 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I think this show was one of the best shows I have seen since Lucky Louie on HBO!! The River kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I didn’t want to move and miss a single thing. I truly hope ABC puts out another great season 2!! PLZ ABC promote season 2

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John November 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

This show was boring and slow. I fell a sleep half the time.

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Russ October 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I watched The River when it aired on ABC. I just finished watching it again on Netflix. It was even better the second time around. I understand the concept of ratings and having to cancel shows that don’t do as well as anticipated, but this show is a winner and ABC needs to realize this. It will make them money if given another chance.

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Mac July 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The river has just gotten good and you are going to take it off. Leave something for the adult people to watch and enjoy. With each episode it make me more and mor curious to see what is going to happen next. Please leave it on. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE don’t leave us hanging (like the man in the tree). Thanks!

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Anonymous July 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

i loved the show so did my mom,grandma,and lots of other people i know i love it please please keep it on they left it as a mistorey anyway because the river closed on them there will be lots of mistoreys if they continued it i reaky hope they disided to

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vera June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

In the beginning I found The River a bit confusing. As I watched, I realized that it was very fast moving and I like that. I continued to watch because of it’s uniqueness. The finale definately left me wanting more. Please give it another chance.

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John May 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I loved it just like there’s a few of the shows I like them I believe they think it’s not going to make it to the next season they need to make the final episode a real true final that completes the show instead of leaving us hanging and not bringing it back!!!!!

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Anonymous May 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

This is an awesome series! Keep it going – it was/is so well done! Loved all the characters and the story line was/is exceptional!

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Toni Ruden April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Leave the river on. I enjoyed it. Better then some shows that are on.

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Sandy April 25, 2012 at 4:44 am

I feel the same way! Their is so much of the same stuff on TV. This was different I looked forward to the next episode. It was getting good, so different.

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Chloe April 21, 2012 at 6:58 am

Leave The River on, it was just getting good. I’ve seen you leave worst shows on, so give us a break.

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Lisa September 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

OH NO!!! Please, Please Say it ain’t so!!! This is a great show, The season final episode was amazing and left me totally excited for the next season. The best show i’ve seen in a very long time. Please give it another chance. Can’t just leave us hanging!! Best ever Show!!!!

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