Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Sopranos (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'The Sopranos' premiered January 10, 1999 to 3.45 million viewers, but saw some moderate growth through its first season where it finished to the tune of 5.22 million (which was up over a million from the episode prior's 4.19 million). It steadily gained in the ratings for the next few seasons and peaked at 13.43 million viewers with a 7.3/17 adults 18-49 rating/share in its 2002 fourth season premiere. The show's sixth and final season aired in two parts, premiering in March 2006 to 9.47 million viewers (4.5/10 in 18-49) and concluding in June 2007 to 11.9 million. Note: household ratings are used in seasons three through five, and 18-49 ratings are used in season six; there were no HH or 18-49 ratings information available for seasons one and two. Additionally, viewership data was only available for three episodes of season one so the chart only includes the season premiere, finale, and average. The season-average viewership included in each of the tables all come official published sources and are not simply the averages of the data in these tables. 18-49 averages for each of the seasons are provided in a separate table at the bottom (they are expressed in millions of viewers), these also come from official published sources.

The Sopranos Season 1 Ratings (1999)
Episode DateViewers (millions)rating 
Jan. 10, 19993.451n/a
Apr. 4, 19995.217n/a
Average3.46n/a

The Sopranos Season 2 Ratings (2000)
Episode DateViewers (millions)rating 
Jan. 16, 20007.640n/a
Jan. 23, 20005.33n/a
Jan. 30, 20005.60n/a
Feb. 6, 20007.16n/a
Feb. 13, 20005.34n/a
Feb. 20, 20005.83n/a
Feb. 27, 20006.66n/a
Mar. 5, 20006.29n/a
Mar. 12, 20007.18n/a
Mar. 19, 20007.62n/a
Mar. 26, 20005.51n/a
Apr. 2, 20005.44n/a
Apr. 9, 20008.969n/a
Average6.62n/a

The Sopranos Season 3 Ratings (2001)
Episode DateViewers (millions)HH rating
Mar. 4, 200111.2646.6
Mar. 4, 200111.3536.6
Mar. 11, 20018.3745.4
Mar. 18, 20017.9645.3
Mar. 25, 20017.3974.6
Apr. 1, 20018.44-
Apr. 8, 20019.2145.6
Apr. 15, 20018.5985.3
Apr. 22, 20018.6405.4
Apr. 29, 20018.4365.5
May 6, 20018.7895.3
May 13, 2001--
May 20, 20019.4596.1
Average8.875.6

The Sopranos Season 4 Ratings (2002)
Episode DateViewers (millions)HH rating
Sept. 15, 200213.4257.4
Sept. 22, 200211.2146.7
Sept. 29, 200210.9736.5
Oct. 6, 200210.6656.2
Oct. 13, 20029.7645.8
Oct. 20, 200210.4566.5
Oct. 27, 20029.7225.8
Nov. 3, 200210.9666.4
Nov. 10, 20029.8256.0
Nov. 17, 200210.6766.3
Nov. 24, 200211.1216.5
Dec. 1, 200211.0726.5
Dec. 8, 200212.4787.0
Average10.996.4

The Sopranos Season 5 Ratings (2004)
Episode DateViewers (millions)HH rating
Mar. 7, 200412.1426.9
Mar. 14, 20049.9695.8
Mar. 21, 200410.1126.1
Mar. 28, 20049.6855.8
Apr. 4, 20049.75-
Apr. 11, 20049.9275.7
Apr. 18, 20049.0785.4
Apr. 25, 20049.99-
May 2, 20048.9595.4
May 9, 20048.4815.0
May 16, 20048.81-
May 23, 20049.5325.5
Jun. 6, 200410.9846.2
Average9.805.8

The Sopranos Season 6A Ratings (2006-07)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Mar. 12, 20069.4654.5/10
Mar. 19, 20069.184.4/10
Mar. 26, 20068.934.1/9
Apr. 2, 20068.833.9/9
Apr. 9, 20068.580-
Apr. 16, 20067.939-
Apr. 23, 20068.497-
Apr. 30, 20068.535-
May 7, 20068.48-
May 14, 20068.13-
May 21, 20068.18-
Jun. 4, 20068.914.1/12
Average8.924.2
The Sopranos Season 6B Ratings (2006-07)
Apr. 8, 20077.663.6
Apr. 15, 20077.423.7/9
Apr. 22, 20076.8583.1/7
Apr. 29, 20076.76-
May 6, 20077.1633.3/8
May 13, 20076.4862.8/7
May 20, 20077.3443.5/9
Jun. 3, 20078.0193.5/9
Jun. 10, 200711.8975.4
Average7.7343.8

The Sopranos 18-49 Season Averages
Season18-49 (millions)
Season 1 (1999)2.25
Season 2 (2000)4.39
Season 3 (2001)6.04
Season 4 (2002)7.56
Season 5 (2004)6.63
Season 6A (2006)5.45
Season 6B (2007)4.97

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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