25
May
2013

2012-2013 TV Season Series Rankings May Surprise You

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The 2012-2013 television season has drawn to a close, and it’s time to sort out the numbers. Some will surprise you, because they certainly did me.

One key thing you need to remember, if you are not between the ages of 18 to 49, no one really cares if you’re watching TV. It may sting to know this, but it’s the truth. So this first table deals with how each show did in the demographic.

Due to the length of these lists, you’ll find them after the jump.

NETWORK PRIMETIME SERIES RANKINGS
2012- 2013 SEASON: ADULTS 18-49
NETWORK   PROGRAM   #TELECASTS   RATING/SHARE
1 NBC NBC SUN NIGHT FOOTBALL 14 7.9/20
2 CBS BIG BANG THEORY 30 6.2/19
3 NBC THE VOICE 21 5.1/14
4 ABC MODERN FAMILY 32 4.9/13
5 NBC THE VOICE-TUE 20 4.6/13
6 FOX AMERICAN IDOL-WEDS 18 4.6/13
7 FOX AMERICAN IDOL-THURS 18 4.3/13
8 FOX THE FOLLOWING 15 4.3/11
9 CBS TWO & A HALF MEN 29 4.1/12
10 ABC GREY’S ANATOMY 28 4.1/11
11 CBS NCIS 26 4.0/12
12 NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 14 4.0/11
13 NBC REVOLUTION 16 3.9/10
14 CBS 2 BROKE GIRLS 29 3.7/9
15 CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 29 3.7/10
16 FOX FAMILY GUY 21 3.6/9
17 ABC ONCE UPON A TIME 25 3.6/9
18 CBS SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES 10 3.5/10
19 FOX X-FACTOR-WEDS 9 3.5/10
20 CBS NCIS: LA 27 3.4/9
21 CBS PERSON OF INTEREST 27 3.4/9
22 CBS CRIMINAL MINDS 29 3.3/9
23 ABC THE BACHELOR 10 3.3/9
24 FOX X-FACTOR-THURS 9 3.3/10
25 CBS MIKE & MOLLY 28 3.2/8
26 FOX GLEE 20 3.2/9
27 FOX NEW GIRL 25 3.2/9
28 CBS AMAZING RACE 21 11 3.1/7
29 CBS SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN 13 3.1/10
30 CBS ELEMENTARY 28 3.0/8
31 FOX THE SIMPSONS 20 2.9/8
32 ABC REVENGE 22 2.9/7
33 ABC SCANDAL 29 2.8/8
34 CBS CSI 27 2.8/8
35 FOX BONES 25 2.8/8
36 NBC PARENTHOOD 12 2.8/8
37 NBC BIGGEST LOSER 14 12 2.8/7
38 NBC AMAZING RACE 22 10 2.8/7
39 FOX HELL’S KITCHEN 9 2.7/8
40 ABC CASTLE 28 2.7/7
41 NBC THE OFFICE 28 2.6/7
42 CBS RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 13 2.6/7
43 FOX AMERICAN DAD 18 2.6/6
44 ABC THE MIDDLE 31 2.5/8
45 ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS 19 2.5/7
46 CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 30 2.5/7
47 ABC HOW TO LIVE WITH PARENTS 8 2.4/7
48 ABC SUBURGATORY 23 2.5/7
49 CBS THE MENTALIST 25 2.4/7
50 ABC GRIMM 19 2.4/7
51 ABC PRIVATE PRACTICE 12 2.4/7
52 ABC DANCING W/STARS RESULTS 16 2.4/7
53 ABC 666 PARK AVE 9 2.4/6
54 ABC SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL 8 2.3/8
55 NBC CHICAGO FIRE 29 2.3/6
56 ABC NASHVILLE 28 2.3/6
57 CBS PARTNERS 6 2.3/6
58 CBS 60 MINUTES 29 2.2/6
59 NBC GO ON 20 2.2/6
60 FOX BOB’S BURGERS 23 2.2/6
61 NBC LAW & ORDER: SVU 27 2.1/6
62 ABC CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP 3 2.1/6
63 NBC PARKS & RECREATION 24 2.1/6
64 ABC SHARK TANK 29 2.1/7
65 CBS THE GOOD WIFE 23 2.0/5
66 ABC LAST RESORT 13 2.0/6
67 ABC THE NEIGHBORS 23 2.0/6
68 NBC THE NEW NORMAL 19 2.0/5
69 NBC HANNIBAL 7 2.0/6
70 FOX FOX UFC SATURDAY 2 2.0/7
71 FOX THE MINDY PROJECT 25 2.0/5
72 FOX RAISING HOPE 18 2.0/6
73 CBS BLUE BLOODS 24 1.9/6
74 CBS CSI: NY 17 1.9/6
75 ABC BODY OF PROOF 12 1.9/5
76 ABC LAST MAN STANDING 18 1.9/7
77 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS 9 1.9/5
78 NBC 30 ROCK 13 1.9/6
79 FOX CLEVELAND SHOW-SUN 8:30 4 1.9/5
80 FOX SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE 2 2.0/6
81 CBS VEGAS 20 1.9/6
82 NBC APPRENTICE 13 11 1.9/6
83 NBC DECEPTION 11 1.8/5
84 ABC THE TASTE 8 1.8/5
85 CBS GOLDEN BOY 12 1.7/5
86 ABC MALIBU COUNTRY 18 1.7/5
87 NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 14 1.7/5
88 NBC COMMUNITY 14 1.7/5
89 CBS UNDERCOVER BOSS 20 1.7/6
90 NBC UP ALL NIGHT 11 1.7/5
91 ABC 20/20-FRI 30 1.6/5
92 FOX FRINGE 11 1.6/5
93 ABC DON’T TRUST…APT 23 8 1.6/4
94 FOX THE CLEVELAND SHOW 16 1.6/5
95 ABC WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 3 1.6/5
96 NBC DATELINE FRI 24 1.5/5
97 NBC ANIMAL PRACTICE 5 1.5/5
98 NBC GUYS WITH KIDS 18 1.5/4
99 NBC 1600 PENN 10 1.5/4
100 FOX BEN & KATE 14 1.5/4
101 NBC OFF THEIR ROCKERS 8:30 10 1.5/4
102 NBC READY FOR LOVE 3 1.5/4
103 ABC SPLASH 8 1.5/5
104 NBC WHITNEY 17 1.5/5
105 ABC WIFE SWAP 7 1.5/5
106 ABC ZERO HOUR 3 1.5/5
107 ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS 29 1.4/4
108 NBC DATELINE-WED 5 1.4/4
109 NBC OFF THEIR ROCKERS 8PM 10 1.4/4
110 NBC SMASH 13 1.4/4
111 CW THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 30 1.4/4
112 NBC DATELINE SUN-7PM 6 1.3/4
113 ABC FAMILY TOOLS 3 1.3/4
114 FOX MOB DOCTOR 9 1.3/3
115 FOX KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 22 1.3/5
116 ABC RED WIDOW 8 1.3/4
117 ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME ED 4 1.2/3
118 CW ARROW 29 1.2/4
119 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS-8PM 5 1.2/5
120 ABC WIPEOUT 2 1.2/4
121 CBS MADE IN JERSEY 2 1.1/4
122 CBS 48 HOURS 29 1.1/4
123 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS-8:30 5 1.1/4
124 CW SUPERNATURAL 30 1.1/3
125 NBC DO NO HARM 2 1.0/3
126 FOX COPS 2 16 1.0/3
127 FOX COPS 16 1.0/4
128 NBC ROCK CENTER 30 1.0/3
129 ABC SHARK TANK-FRI 8PM 2 1.0/4
130 FOX TOUCH 12 1.0/3
131 NBC WHITNEY-8:30 4 1.0/3
132 CBS CRIMETIME SAT 20 0.8/2
133 ABC 20/20-SAT 7 0.8/3
134 CBS THE JOB 2 0.8/3
135 NBC FASHION STAR 9 0.8/3
136 ABC ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK 9 0.8/3
137 CW HART OF DIXIE 25 0.8/2
138 CW BEAUTY & THE BEAST 28 0.7/2
139 CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL 13 6 0.7/3
140 CW GOSSIP GIRL-MON 10 0.7/2
141 CBS CRIMETIME SAT 8PM 24 0.6/2
142 NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SAT 8 0.6/2
143 CW CARRIE DIARIES 13 0.6/2
144 CW 90210 22 0.6/2
145 ABC BET ON YOUR BABY 5 0.5/2
146 CW EMILY OWENS MD 12 0.5/1
147 CW NIKITA 24 0.4/2
148 CW CULT 7 0.3/1
149 CW LA COMPLEX 1 0.3/1
150 CW OH SIT! 6 0.3/1
151 CW NEXT 2 0.2/1
152 CW NEXT – TUE 2 0.2/1

Could someone explain to me how The CW continues to be a network? It doesn’t even show up until #111 with The Vampire Diaries. (Although I will say I am enjoying the heck out of Arrow, which came in at #120)

What I find interesting is you keep hearing how American Idol and The Voice ratings are always dropping, yet they are both in the top 10 in the key demographic, so there’s your answer as to how they keep getting renewed.

Now for the overall viewer numbers, and you will see some more interesting trends.

NETWORK PRIMETIME SERIES RANKINGS
2012-2013 SEASON: TOTAL VIEWERS
NETWORK   PROGRAM   #TELECASTS   P+2(000)
1 CBS NCIS 26 21344
2 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 14 21002
3 CBS BIG BANG THEORY 30 18680
4 CBS NCIS: LA 26 17306
5 CBS PERSON OF INTEREST 27 16072
6 FOX AMERICAN IDOL-WED 18 15040
7 ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS 19 14853
8 FOX AMERICAN IDOL-THU 18 14649
9 NBC THE VOICE 21 14167
10 CBS TWO & A HALF MEN 29 13788
11 ABC DWTS RESULTS 16 13782
12 NBC THE VOICE-TUE 20 13239
13 CBS BLUE BLOODS 24 13167
14 CBS ELEMENTARY 28 12652
15 CBS 60 MINUTES 29 12385
16 ABC MODERN FAMILY 32 12306
17 ABC CASTLE 28 12256
18 CBS CRIMINAL MINDS 29 12153
19 CBS VEGAS 20 11935
20 FOX THE FOLLOWING 15 11867
21 CBS SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES 10 11851
22 CBS THE MENTALIST 25 11816
23 CBS CSI 27 11633
24 CBS CSI: NY 17 11266
25 NBC FOOTBALL AMERICA PT 3 14 11152
26 ABC GREY’S ANATOMY 28 11070
27 CBS THE GOOD WIFE 23 10987
28 CBS SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN 13 10815
29 CBS AMAZING RACE 21 11 10683
30 CBS 2 BROKE GIRLS 29 10627
31 NBC REVOLUTION 15 10499
32 ABC BODY OF PROOF 12 10386
33 CBS HAWAII FIVE-O 30 10362
34 CBS MIKE & MOLLY 28 10300
35 ABC ONCE UPON A TIME 25 10235
36 CBS AMAZING RACE 22 10 10173
37 CBS GOLDEN BOY 12 9688
38 FOX X-FACTOR-WED 9 9651
39 FOX X-FACTOR-THU 9 9488
40 FOX BONES 25 9483
41 ABC THE BACHELOR 10 9475
42 CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 29 9022
43 ABC REVENGE 22 8871
44 ABC SCANDAL 29 8456
45 ABC THE MIDDLE 30 8423
46 CBS UNDERCOVER BOSS 20 8365
47 ABC LAST RESORT 13 8113
48 CBS MADE IN JERSEY 2 8044
49 FOX GLEE 20 7999
50 ABC LAST MAN STANDING 18 7929
51 NBC CHICAGO FIRE 29 7784
52 CBS RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 14 7690
53 NBC LAW & ORDER: SVU 28 7296
54 NBC BIGGEST LOSER 14 12 7279
55 ABC SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL 8 7265
56 ABC HOW TO LIVE…PARENTS 8 7138
57 NBC PARENTHOOD 12 7094
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PRIVATE PRACTICE 12 7027
59 ABC MALIBU COUNTRY 18 7011
60 ABC ZERO HOUR 3 6954
61 NBC GRIMM 19 6947
62 FOX FAMILY GUY 21 6943
63 ABC SHARK TANK 29 6920
64 ABC NASHVILLE 28 6862
65 ABC SUBURGATORY 23 6804
66 ABC THE NEIGHBORS 23 6626
67 CBS PARTNERS 6 6513
68 ABC 666 PARK AVE 9 6504
69 ABC AMER FUNN HME VIDEOS 29 6354
70 FOX THE SIMPSONS 20 6274
71 FOX HELL’S KITCHEN 9 6086
72 ABC SPLASH 8 6051
73 NBC DATELINE SUN-7PM 6 6009
74 ABC CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP 3 5956
75 NBC DATELINE FRI 24 5943
76 ABC RED WIDOW 8 5898
77 FOX NEW GIRL 26 5847
78 NBC DATELINE-WED 5 5725
79 NBC GO ON 20 5720
80 ABC 20/20-FRI 30 5665
81 NBC APPRENTICE 13 11 5635
82 CBS 48 HOURS 29 5615
83 ABC EXTREME M/OVER:HE 4 5390
84 FOX AMERICAN DAD 18 5239
85 ABC THE TASTE 8 5183
86 NBC OFF THEIR ROCKERS 8:30 10 5145
87 ABC FAMILY TOOLS 3 5132
88 NBC THE OFFICE 28 5028
89 NBC ANIMAL PRACTICE 5 4988
90 NBC OFF THEIR ROCKERS 8PM 10 4937
91 NBC FOOTBALL AMERICA PT 2 14 4926
92 NBC DECEPTION 11 4925
93 ABC WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 3 4859
94 FOX SO YOU THINK/DANCE? 2 4815
95 NBC NEW NORMAL 19 4780
96 NBC HANNIBAL 7 4744
97 FOX BOB’S BURGERS 23 4606
98 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS 9 4593
99 NBC 30 ROCK 13 4562
100 FOX RAISING HOPE 18 4560
101 ABC WIFE SWAP 7 4480
102 NBC SMASH 13 4475
103 FOX MOB DOCTOR 9 4417
104 CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY 20 4393
105 FOX FRINGE 11 4274
106 ABC SHARK TANK-FRI 8PM 2 4245
107 NBC WHITNEY 17 4194
108 NBC ROCK CENTER 30 4160
109 FOX FOX UFC SATURDAY 2 4103
110 ABC WIPEOUT 2 4079
111 NBC PARKS & RECREATION 24 4063
112 NBC GUYS WITH KIDS 18 4050
113 FOX CLEVELAND-SUN 8:30 4 4031
114 CBS CRIMETIME SAT 8PM 24 3972
115 ABC 20/20-SAT 7 3902
116 ABC DON’T TRUST…APT 23 8 3820
117 CBS THE JOB 2 3810
118 FOX THE MINDY PROJECT 25 3709
119 CW ARROW 29 3676
120 NBC READY FOR LOVE 3 3648
121 FOX TOUCH 12 3647
122 NBC UP ALL NIGHT 11 3641
123 NBC COMMUNITY 14 3576
124 NBC 1600 PENN 10 3561
125 FOX KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 22 3383
126 NBC DO NO HARM 2 3377
127 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS-8PM 5 3362
128 FOX COPS 2 16 3305
129 FOX THE CLEVELAND SHOW 16 3229
130 FOX BEN & KATE 14 3210
131 FOX COPS 16 3166
132 NBC FASHION STAR 9 3057
133 CW VAMPIRE DIARIES 30 2972
134 NBC WHITNEY-8:30 4 2951
135 ABC HAPPY ENDINGS-8:30 5 2833
136 ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK 9 2757
137 CW SUPERNATURAL 30 2460
138 ABC BET ON YOUR BABY 5 2424
139 NBC AMER NINJA WARRIOR-SA 8 2012
140 CW BEAUTY & THE BEAST 28 1784
141 CW AMERICA’S TOP MODEL 13 6 1722
142 CW HART OF DIXIE 25 1702
143 CW EMILY OWENS MD 12 1598
144 CW CARRIE DIARIES 13 1475
145 CW NIKITA 24 1376
146 CW GOSSIP GIRL-MON 10 1273
147 CW 90210 22 1149
148 CW CULT 7 886
149 CW OH SIT! 6 848
150 CW NEXT 2 704
151 CW LA COMPLEX 1 618
152 CW NEXT-TUE 2 616

Yep, The CW still sucks, but Arrow becomes the top show. And American Idol and The Voice still remain in the top 10. Someone seems to be liking these “troubled” shows. It’s interesting to see how some shows with lower ratings survived while others were canceled. Just goes to show you will never understand the decision making process of networks.

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