The CW has announced that this will be the last season of Gossip Girl so, for the first time in the show’s history, the ratings don’t matter very much. How many people will tune in to say goodbye to Serena and friends? We’ll find out as the final season progresses.
The sixth season of Gossip Girl typically airs on Monday nights on The CW network. There are just 10 episodes. The cast includes Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Kaylee DeFer, Kelly Rutherford, and Matthew Settle.
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Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 900,000 total viewers.
Episode 06-10: Monday, 12/17/12 (series finale)
0.8 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.55 million (+46% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 0.90 million.
Monday 12/17/12 (Gossip Girl: XOXO retrospective special)
0.6 in the demo with 1.28 million (not counted as part of regular season ratings).
Episode 06-09: Monday, 12/10/12
0.6 in the demo (+100% change) with 1.06 million (+34% change).
Season averages: 0.41 in the demo with 0.83 million.
Episode 06-08: Monday, 12/03/12
0.3 in the demo (-40% change) with 0.79 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.39 in the demo with 0.80 million.
Episode 06-07: Monday, 11/26/12
0.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 0.97 million (+24% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 0.95 million.
Episode 06-06: Monday, 11/19/12
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 0.72 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 0.77 million.
Episode 06-05: Monday, 11/12/12
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 0.73 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 0.78 million.
Episode 06-04: Monday, 11/05/12
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 0.66 million (-31% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 0.79 million.
Episode 06-03: Monday, 10/22/12
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 0.95 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 0.84 million.
Episode 06-02: Monday, 10/15/12
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 0.79 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.4 in the demo with 0.78 million.
Episode 06-01: Monday, 10/08/12
0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.78 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 0.78 million.
Year to year, the show was down by 43% in the demo (vs a 0.7 rating) and down by 34% in viewership (vs 1.18 million).
Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.18 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 Gossip Girl TV series? Do you wish that it would return for season seven?