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.

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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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  1. Rita says

    I have watched the entire season of The River and could hardly wait for each episode. It is one of the best shows on TV and I do hope that it will be renewed.

  2. says

    love it!!! I just wish it had some one really sexy like Sawyer, thats what makes a good show wonderful!!! also funny like Sawyer and Hurley! then you have the best show like LOST! I just posted this so if some one but me thinks the same thing do it all so must have a GOOD LOVE affier and the one you have going isnt cutting it I feel nothing the sun not sexy at all!!

  3. says

    love it!!! I just wish it had some one really sexy like Sawyer, thats what makes a good show wonderful!!! also funny like Sawyer and Hurley! then you have the best show like LOST! I just posted this so if some one but me thinks the same thing do it all so must have a GOOD LOVE affier and the one you have going isnt cutting it I feel nothing the sun not sexy at all!!

  4. Rhonda Moore says

    Love this show, for me there was no other show, in this time slot/ on this night. Perfect!!! Great suspense. Awesome, stories. Gotta love, the superstitions “”the fears”” of people. This would be another great loss , such as the loss of the” Daytime Soaps” & “The Gates”

  5. Marie says

    The river is a great show!!! It’s different from all shows out there. They should cancel all those dumb reality shows like the bachelor & celebrity wife swap??!!? I’m not sure what is wrong with people now a days all they are interested is other peoples life and not there own!!! Keep the river for another season!!
    I hope they get another season it would be a shame if they didn’t.

  6. Mark says

    RENEW THE SHOW! I love it. This is one of the very few shows which keeps me coming back for more! It would be a mistake to let it go

  7. Anonymous says

    Keep the show! I absolutely love it! It’s one of the very few shows that keeps me coming back for more

  8. scott says

    best new suspense drama on tv. do not cancel it. I am so tired of getting into a really good show only to have it taken off the air way too soon!

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