The Taste: Season One Ratings

Taste TV show on ABCIt’s been awhile since ABC introduced a new reality competition and even longer since they’ve had a ratings hit. Will The Taste bring in great ratings or will it be cancelled after one season instead? We’ll have to wait and see!

The first season of The Taste typically airs Tuesday nights on the ABC network and is a cooking competition of sorts. The show’s judges/mentors are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Taste is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.51 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 03/12/13 (finale)
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 3.45 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 4.51 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 03/05/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 3.19 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 4.66 million.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.11 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.67 in the demo with 4.90 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 02/19/13
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 4.76 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.72 in the demo with 5.06 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 02/12/13
1.5 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.58 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 5.13 million.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 02/05/13
1.8 in the demo (+13% change) with 5.34 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 5.32 million.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 01/29/13
1.6 in the demo (-24% change) with 4.80 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 5.31 million.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 01/22/13
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.82 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 5.82 million.

It was an okay start for the reality competition. A year ago, Last Man Standing did about the same and Cougar Town and The River were about 20% lower. The test will be to see how many people return 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 Taste TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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33 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Ava says

    I love The Taste!! I hope it comes back for a second season!! It seems none of the food shows ever really get it.. This one does for sure!!!

  2. junegorilla says

    Terrible, terrible show. If Paula Deen or Sandra Lee launched this pile of crap Bourdain would NEVER stop snarking about how awful it is. Boring, ugly sets, bad editing, uninspired challenges, very little emphasis on the actual food.

  3. Karla says

    Loved every minute of The Taste! Couldn’t wait to watch, wish I could have tasted everything on there, seriously hoping it returns for another season! The right person definitely won – would love to know where her restaurant is going to be!! Maybe they could add a Hell’s Kitchen spin in the future and let some diners in to give their opinions too…

  4. Anonymous says

    I love The Taste!!! Please bring it back for another season.. With all the junk they call tv, this a refreshing change.. I hope that it comes back!!!

    • Angela says

      I loved this show. It is great to be judged for the actual food and not if you have the look or something else they might be looking for

  5. Dina says

    Not worth renewing…… My family only watched it because my brother’s ex-fiance (Sarah) was on it. She was “spoonfed” throughout the entire show. The results seemed rigged and the judging biased. I agree with Chef K being the winner, but that’s about it!

  6. Jinko says

    I like the individual chefs, and have watched each of them on television. I intensely dislike this show. It is choppy and it does not meld, like a poorly executed recipe. I dislike the over-the-top irritating background music, and the almost hysterical undercurrent of the chefs. It reminds me of a very unappetizing meal that has been made with the very best of ingredients, but one that tastes terrible. There are so many enjoyable food shows to watch, and The Taste does not meet the standards so many other entertaining shows. Bad mix of personalities, egos, pacing, and direction. It is uncomfortable to watch The Taste, and it deserves to be cancelled. Someone utterly dropped the ball.


    LOVE THE CHEFS!!~~~~

  8. Klee says

    Really enjoyed the Taste! Keep the show. I woul like to see a dish being made with the re ripe. That would be fun. Keep the show!

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