How’s Revenge doing, compared to the other ABC dramas? Is Happy Endings the worst rated sitcom on the network? Did 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort deserve to be cancelled? Is Nashville really a hit? What’s the highest-rated reality series on ABC? (Hint: It’s not Dancing with the Stars anymore!)
Below, you’ll find the ABC TV show ratings averages as of Sunday, January 13, 2013; the end of week 16 of the 2012-13 season.
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|Modern Family||4.7 (4.73)||12.14||season 4 ratings|
|Grey’s Anatomy||3.3 (3.33)||9.47||season 9 ratings|
|Once Upon a Time||3.2 (3.21)||9.50||season 2 ratings|
|Suburgatory||2.6 (2.56)||6.94||season 2 ratings|
|Revenge||2.6 (2.55)||7.89||season 2 ratings|
|The Middle||2.5 (2.51)||8.42||season 4 ratings|
|Scandal||2.2 (2.18)||6.62||season 2 ratings|
|The Neighbors||2.1 (2.05)||6.67||season 1 ratings|
|Nashville||2.0 (2.02)||6.39||season 1 ratings|
|Castle||2.0 (1.98)||10.08||season 4 ratings|
|Last Man Standing||1.5 (1.54)||6.99||season 2 ratings|
|Malibu Country||1.5 (1.53)||6.72||season 1 ratings|
|666 Park Avenue (cancelled)||1.5 (1.51)||4.66||season 1 ratings|
|Last Resort (cancelled)||1.4 (1.43)||6.44||season 1 ratings|
|Private Practice (last season)||1.3 (1.33)||4.63||season 6 ratings|
|Happy Endings||1.3 (1.27)||3.65||season 3 ratings|
|Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23||1.1 (1.10)||2.86||season 2 ratings|
|The Bachelor||2.3 (2.30)||6.92||cycle 17 ratings|
|Dancing with the Stars (fall)||2.3 (2.29)||13.87||cycle 15 ratings|
|Dancing with the Stars (fall, results)||2.2 (2.16)||12.92||cycle 15 ratings|
|Shark Tank||1.9 (1.86)||6.62||season 4 ratings|
|Primetime||1.5 (1.50)||4.72||season 24 ratings|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.5 (1.47)||6.40||season 23 ratings|
|20/20||1.5 (1.46)||5.33||season 35 ratings|
These charts incorporate the daily final ABC show ratings (reported by Nielsen) and are sorted by the 18-49 demographic. Network advertisers typically prize those viewers most and so will pay more to reach them. There’s lots of information that the networks take into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor. The higher the ratings, the better chance that the show will be renewed. And yes, they take it into account when a show airs on a Friday or Saturday night.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the averages? Which show(s) do you feel should be doing better or worse, based on their quality? Comment below.
I am so upset about the canceling of Private Practice. I have watched it from the beginning. With the triplets being born I was hoping for some great new story lines