The fans of Fringe don’t have to watch the ratings and worry that their show will be cancelled this season. FOX has already announced that the show is ending after 13 episodes. Still, it’s fun to track how well the final episodes and series finale perform.
The fifth season of Fringe typically airs Friday nights at 9pm on the FOX network. There are just 13 episodes. The cast includes Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, and Lance Reddick.
Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, ordinarily the best way to tell if Fringe would be cancelled or renewed for another season.
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Final season averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.82 million total viewers.
Episode 05-13: Friday, 01/18/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.09 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 2.82 million.
Episode 05-12: Friday, 01/18/13
1.1 in the demo (+38% change) with 3.28 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 2.80 million.
Episode 05-11: Friday, 01/11/13
0.8 in the demo (-20% change) with 2.44 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 2.76 million.
Episode 05-10: Friday, 12/21/12
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 3.02 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 2.79 million.
Episode 05-09: Friday, 12/14/12
1.1 in the demo (+22% change) with 3.12 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 2.76 million.
Episode 05-08: Friday, 12/07/12
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.71 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 2.72 million.
Episode 05-07: Friday, 11/16/12
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.70 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.96 in the demo with 2.72 million.
Episode 05-06: Friday, 11/09/12
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.47 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 2.72 million.
Episode 05-05: Friday, 11/02/12
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 2.58 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.98 in the demo with 2.77 million.
Episode 05-04: Friday, 10/26/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.55 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 2.82 million.
Episode 05-03: Friday, 10/12/12
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.64 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.03 in the demo with 2.91 million.
Episode 05-02: Friday, 10/05/12
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 2.98 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.05 in the demo with 3.05 million.
Episode 05-01: Friday, 09/28/12
1.1 in the 18-49 demographic with 3.12 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.1 in the demo with 3.12 million.
This was the show’s lowest premiere to date and essentially matched a rerun of The X Factor that preceded it. Last season’s premiere attracted a 1.5 in the demo with 3.48 million.
Reference point: The 2011-12 (fourth) season averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.07 million viewers.
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 still like the Fringe TV series? Are you upset that there won’t be a sixth season or just happy that it wasn’t abruptly cancelled earlier?
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Fringe is the best show ever!
Put Fringe back on!!
Just started watching the show and I am sad that its already cancelled.
I don’t have access to Fox, so watched this show almost daily, sometimes 4 or 5 series at a time despite my laptop overheating and having to restart it regularly. I can honestly say I have never been so addicted to any other show in my 60 years of life. I agree, with others in that it was disappointing that the story line didn’t carry on in the same timeline and feel that the future timeline Observer episodes would have been better saved till a later season after following the story line through. There were also other blips such as… Read more »