Once one of the peacock network’s most prized shows, 30 Rock’s ratings have have come down quite a bit. The series debuted in 2006 to a 2.9 rating and 8.1 million viewers but didn’t hit its peak until season three and the 2008-09 season. That season kicked off with a whopping 4.1 demo rating and 8.66 million.
This season’s been a different story entirely. The premiere of season six was held off until mid-season, at least in part to accommodate Tina Fey’s pregnancy. It drew a 1.8 demo rating and 4.47 million viewers. Over the course of the season, the numbers have dropped considerably — hitting a 1.2 rating with fewer than three million viewers.
30 Rock is currently averaging a 1.5 in the demo with 3.55 million. On our NBC Ratings Report Card, it has a “B-” and is ranked #10 out of 20 scripted shows this season.
NBC presents their 2012-13 schedule on Monday so we’ll know by then if 30 Rock will return in the fall or mid-season.
What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that 30 Rock is ending? Do you think that the show should have run this long?