Will The Middle still be able to bring in solid ratings now that Wednesday nights are getting even more competitive? Stay tuned to find out if we’ll be able to continue watching The Heck family’s story.
The fourth season of The Middle typically airs Wednesday nights at 8pm on the ABC network. Once again, the cast includes Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, and Chris Kattan.
Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Middle is going to be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season.
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Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.01 million total viewers.
Episode 04-24: Wednesday, 05/22/13
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 7.70 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 8.01 million.
Episode 04-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.76 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 8.01 million.
UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a fifth season for 2013-14.
Episode 04-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 6.80 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 8.07 million.
Episode 04-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 7.41 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 8.13 million.
Episode 04-20: Wednesday, 04/10/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 7.55 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.34 in the demo with 8.16 million.
Episode 04-19: Wednesday, 04/03/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 7.22 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.36 in the demo with 8.19 million.
Episode 04-18: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 6.90 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.38 in the demo with 8.25 million.
Episode 04-17: Wednesday, 02/27/13
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 7.97 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.41 in the demo with 8.33 million.
Episode 04-16: Wednesday, 02/20/13
2.3 in the demo (+21% change) with 8.27 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.43 in the demo with 8.35 million.
Episode 04-15: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.9 in the demo (-17% change) with 7.72 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.44 in the demo with 8.35 million.
Episode 04-14: Wednesday, 02/06/13
2.3 in the demo (-8% change) with 8.21 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.48 in the demo with 8.40 million.
Episode 04-13: Wednesday, 01/23/13
2.5 in the demo (+9% change) with 8.55 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.49 in the demo with 8.41 million.
Episode 04-12: Wednesday, 01/16/13
2.3 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.21 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.49 in the demo with 8.40 million.
Episode 04-11: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.4 in the demo (+14% change) with 8.39 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 2.51 in the demo with 8.42 million.
Episode 04-10: Wednesday, 12/12/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 7.29 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.52 in the demo with 8.42 million.
Episode 04-09: Wednesday, 12/05/12
2.3 in the demo (-12% change) with 7.98 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 8.55 million.
Episode 04-08: Wednesday, 11/14/12
2.6 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.79 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.62 million.
Episode 04-07: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.7 in the demo (+4% change) with 9.04 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.60 million.
Episode 04-06: Wednesday, 10/24/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 8.80 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 8.52 million.
Episode 04-05: Wednesday, 10/17/12
2.5 in the demo (+4% change) with 8.39 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 8.47 million.
Episode 04-04: Wednesday, 10/10/12
2.4 in the demo (+9% change) with 7.90 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 8.48 million.
Episode 04-03: Wednesday, 10/03/12
2.2 in the demo (-24% change) with 7.72 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.67 in the demo with 8.68 million.
Episodes 04-01 & 04-02: Wednesday, 09/26/12
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.16 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 9.16 million.
Year-to-year, The Middle was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) and down by 6% in viewers (vs 9.74 million). However, these were the best numbers for the sitcom since January 2012.
Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.41 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 Middle TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
Wow. I guess im a late bloomer. I didnt discover the middle until
Last month. Im thinking, what a funny show!
Its been on since 2009????? Where the heck (no pun intended) 🙂
have I been??? Love the show! Love the cast each and every one of them
Equally! They are so unique, each ones personality interesting.
How amazing is that? Thank you writers :).
Please renew this show. Please????
Wonderful clean cut show!!!!! True to life ! Very cute. Love love love it!!!
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I have to say this is one of the few shows I actually look forward to watching of course I always have to watch it on the abc app since I have church on Wednesday night’s I really hope they don’t cancel this show anytime soon I love it!!
I live from the opposite part of the world, but THE MIDDLE amuses and entertains me endlessly and so are my kids, our whole family. It’s an easy “read”- just like a light paperback you would like to finish from cover to cover in one sitting. But just in case, you have to do really something urgent and have to “drop if for a while”, one can easily pick it up and start from where it was missed and still enjoy the episode in totality. The roles are perfect fit to the cast and very much credible for how they… Read more »