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Cable - TBS cancels Wedding Band (01/22) - Ratings, Cancellations and Renewals 2012-13
How do TV Ratings work?
The cable networks bring us several new and returning TV shows, their ratings, cancellations and renewals will be discussed here. First, there is a list of the cable's latest cancellations, pick-ups and premiere dates. New shows usually begin start a 13-episode order. Most show will either get cancelled or picked up for a full season. Returning shows start with a full season and not until 2013 will they either get cancelled or renewed. The 2013 ratings of these shows will be decisive.
After this you'll find a graph with the current cable shows' adults 18-40 rating. Next these shows will be discussed individually, what do their ratings mean for the future?
Let me know in the comments sections below which shows you think should be renewed or picked up and which ones should get cancelled immediately.
Ratings, Cancellations and Renewals on the other networks
- Wedding Band (TBS), (01/22)
- None yet
- Men At Work (TBS) (season 2), April 4th, 10/9c
- Defiance (Syfy), April 15th, 9/8c
- Dexter (Showtime) (season 8), June 30th, 9/8c
- Ray Donovan (Showtime), June 30th, 10/9c
- Homeland (Showtime) (season 3), September 29th, 9/8c
- Masters Of Sex (Showtime), September 29th, 10/9c
- None at the moment
American Horror Story (Renewed)
(01/25): This week's episode of 'American Horror Story' got a rating of 1.7 in the all important demo. Since the first time in weeks two airing of the episode made it to the top 100 of highest rated cable TV shows. 3.2 million people tuned in to watch the latest episode of 'AHS'.
(01/18): The ratings of 'American Horror Story' are declining. This week the show got a rating of 1.3 and 2.30 million people tuned in. The last few episode got significant lower ratings than the start of this season. However the show is already renewed so fans don't need to worry.
(01/11): 'American Horror Story' still hasn't completely recovered from its drop in the ratings, but did managed to pull in a rating of 1.5 in the adults demo. 2.51 million people watched the episode.
(01/08): Last Wednesday the rating for 'American Horror Story' was a bit lower than the previous episode, four weeks ago. Only one airing made it to the top 100 and this airing had a rating of 1.2 in the adults demo, 2.21 million people watched the show.
(12/10): The 10PM airing of 'American Horror Story' went up another tenth in the ratings, meaning the airing got a rating of 1.4. 2.36 million people watched this airing. This was the only airing that made it to the top 100.
(12/03): 'American Horror Story' went up a bit this week. The 10PM airing got a rating of 1.3, up 0.4. The second airing was back in the top 100 again, with a rating of 0.6. In total, spread over the two episodes, 3.266 million people saw this week's episode of 'American Horror Story'.
(11/29): The 10PM airing of 'American Horror Story' dropped quite a bit in the ratings. Last Wednesday's 10PM airing got only an rating of 0.9. This means a drop of 0.7. The other airing which usually makes it to the 100 cable shows of the day didn't even make it to the top 100. Meaning is was the rating was 0.3 or lower. It is save to say that 'American Horror Story' had a big drop in the ratings.
(11/16): The ratings of the 10 PM airing of 'American Horror Story' went up by 0.1, bringing that airing to a rating of 1.6 in the all important demo. However, if you combine the two airings the ratings went down by 0.1, bringing it to a total of 2.0. This episode was watched by 3.65 million people, spread over two airings.
(11/16): FX has announced that the 'American Horror Story' franchise will get a third installment. After Murder House and Asylum, what are Murphy and Falchuk going to bring to our screens in the third edition, that is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2013? Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning lead actress Jessica Lange (Constance, Sister Jude) has signed on for yet another edition of FX's ratings cannon.
(11/09): The ratings of 'American Horror Story' have dropped a little again. This episode got a rating of 2.1 in the all important demo and 3.69 million people watched the episode (both spread over 2 episodes). For the first time this season, the 10 PM airing wasn't the highest rated show of the evening, 'Duck Dynasty' won that title.
(11/02): The third episode of 'American Horror Story' has a little lower ratings than last one, but are still good. This episode got a rating of 2.2 in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.71 million people tuned in (spread over 2 airings). Of course, the 10 PM airing was the highest rated cable show of the evening, again.
(10/26): This week's episode of 'American Horror Story' got a rating of 2.3 and attracted 4.247 million viewers. These numbers are spread over two airings (last week it was three airings). The ratings dropped a bit but are still solid. The 10 PM airing was again the highest rated cable show of the evening.
(10/18): The second season of 'American Horror Story' is off to an amazing start. With a rating of 2.2 in the 18-49 demographic and a total of 3.85 million viewers for the first airing, it got more viewers than any of the episodes of the first season. Taking the second and third airing of the night into account, the numbers add up to 5.82 million and a 3.3 in the demo. Furthermore, the season premiere beat all the other shows in its timeslot, both cable and broadcast, for the Adults 18-34 demo, and in the 18-49 demo is was the number two show, being outranked only by 'CSI'.
(12/14): 'Homeland' dropped one tenth, bringing the rating to a 0.9 in adults 18-49. 2.29 million people tuned in.
(12/13): For a second week in a row 'Homeland' get a rating of 1.0 in the adults 18-49 demo. This week 2.36 tuned in.
(12/04): 'Homeland' is at a season high with a rating of 1 in the all important demo. 2.2 million people tuned in to watch the show.
(11/29) 'Homeland' is still steady in the ratings. This episode got a rating of 0.8 en 2.02 million people tuned in.
(11/21): This week's episode of 'Homeland' was 0.1 higher in the ratings than last week's episode, bringing it to a 0.9 in the all important demo. 1.88 million people watched this episode. 'Homeland' once again shows it's worth the renewal it got.
(11/13): 'Homeland' is steady as a rock. Ratings were still 0.8 in the all important demo and 1.91 million people tuned in. 'Homeland' is on its way to a third season!
(11/09): 'Homeland' is steady in the ratings. The sixth episode was watched by 1.74 million people and got a rating of 0.8 in the adults 18-49 demographic.
(10/31): The fifth episode of 'Homeland' did very well in the ratings. This episode got a rating of 0.9 in the adults 18-49 demographic and attracted 2.07 million people.
(10/24): Showtime was right about the fourth episode of 'Homeland'. It's ratings were highest, with a 0.8 in the adults 18-49 demographic and 1.745 million viewers. This is spread over just one airing, which makes the total a little bit higher (Showtime has 2 airings of 'Homeland' on Sundays), but I can't be exact on those numbers.
(10/22): Last night's final ratings are not even in yet, but Showtime has announced that it was the highest rated episode of 'Homeland' to date. As a result, the network has renewed the record breaking, award winning show for a third season of 12 episodes. Production is scheduled to start in Spring 2013, with the third season premiering in Fall 2013
(10/17): This week 'Homeland' got a rating of 0.6 in the adults 18-49 demographic and attracted 1.48 million viewers, this is spread over one airing.
(10/09): The second episode 'Homeland's second season got a rating of 0.8 in the adults 18-49 demo and 1.66 million viewers. This is only of one airing so it seems like Homeland is doing a little better compared to last week. The rating of this single airing want up by 0.1, meaning it went from 0.7 to a 0.8.
(10/01): The season 2 premiere of Showtime's 'Homeland' was 60% up versus the season 1 premiere. The highly anticipated second season got 2.07 million viewers for its first episode, divided over two airings. These ratings make 'Homeland' Showtime's second highest rated show, only being left behind by 'Dexter'. As a consequence, the show can be considered a likely renewal right away.
(10/24): This week's episode of 'Copper' pulled in a bit higher ratings than last week. This episode got a rating of 0.15 in the adults 18-49 demo and 0.52 million viewers.
(10/18): Ahead of next Sunday's first season finale of 'Copper', BBC America announced that it renewed the series for a 13-episode second season. 'Copper' is BBC America's first original series ever, and had the highest rated series premiere on the network ever.
(10/17): 0.518 million people watched this week's episode of 'Copper', which is up from the last two episodes. In the demographic, it went down to a 0.13.
(10/11): For the first time in weeks a 'Copper' episode got a higher rating than the previous episode. This week's episode got a rating of 0.17 in the A18-49 demo and 0.436 million viewers watched the show. Not a really good turn up but it's better than last week.
(10/03): The latest episode of 'Copper' attracted 0.404 million viewers and got a rating of 0.15 in the adults 18-49 demographic. It has been seven episodes and the ratings keep declining. This is not a good sign for a show, but since this is BBC America's first original scripted series it is probably keen on keeping it. For now, 'Copper' moves back Toss Up.
(09/26): The fifth and sixth episodes of 'Copper' have respectively a rating of 0.22 and 0.17 in the adult 18-49 demographic. The fifth episode had 0.70 million viewers and the sixth had 0.62 million viewers. The ratings still show a steady (but small) decline, this however, is not unusual for a show.
(09/12): The third and fourth episodes of 'Copper' ratings were respectively 0.27 and 0.25 in the adults 18-49 demographic. The third episode attracted 0.90 million viewers whereas the fourth attracted 0.84 million viewers.
(09/05): The first episode of 'Copper' attracted 1.11 million viewers but only had a rating of 0.4 in the adults 18-49 demographic. The second episode had 0.87 million viewers and a rating of 0.3. The series premiere was BBC America's highest-rated telecast ever.
Major Crimes (Renewed)
(10/17): It seems like 'Major Crimes' is proving it's worth the renewal it got. Last night episode got a rating of 1.5 and a total of 8.68 million viewers, this was spread over three airings. This is better than the ratings the show got the last few weeks.
(10/11): 'Major Crimes' keeps doing well in the ratings. The 8th episode had 6.895 million viewers and a rating of 1.4 in the A18-49 demo, this was spread over three airings. The 9th episode had 4.333 million viewers and a rating of 0.7, spread over one airing. The 9th episode has lower ratings because only one airing occurred in the list of best watched cable TV shows.
(09/27): As expected TNT announced today that it has renewed their hit series 'Major Crimes'. TNT ordered 15 episodes scheduled to air in the summer of 2013.
(09/26): Major Crimes' seventh episode has a decline in both the rating and viewers. The seventh episode only got a rating of 1.2 in the adult 18-49 demographic and 5.71 million viewers. Both are spread over two airings, this is one less than usual. The third episode didn't occur in the list of best watched cable TV shows that day.
(09/19): The sixth episode of 'Major Crimes' went down to a series low with a 1.5 in the demographic and 7.82 million viewers. These numbers are the totals of three airings on the same night.
(09/12): The fourth episode of 'Major Crimes' got a series high in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with a rating of 1.8 in the demo and 10.1 million viewers. The next episode dropped to 8.56 million viewers and a 1.6 in the demo. These ratings are again spread over three airings on the same night.
(09/05): The first episode of 'Major Crimes' got a rating of 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic, with 8.84 million viewers, both spread over two airings. The second episode got a 1.7 rating, and 9.43 million viewers spread over three airings. The third episode attracted approximately the same amount of viewers (9.35 million) but got a lower rating than the previous episodes, namely a 1.5.