Sunday, December 20, 2020

Weeds (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Weeds' premiered August 7, 2005 to 538,000 viewers, holding the majority of its lead-in, the series-finale of 'Queer as Folk' (547,000). The first season was fairly unsuccessful, averaging just 380,000 viewers, but things began picking up the next few seasons, up to 540,000 viewers in its second season (2006), 675,000 in its third (2007), and 969,000 in its fourth (2008). It reached a peak in its fifth season where it averaged over 1 million viewers (1.05 million) for the first and only time, and then slowly drifted down to 673,000 for its eighth and final season. The show concluded to 864,000 viewers in September 2012 having aired a total of 102 episodes. Note: full episode-by-episode ratings were not available for seasons 1 and 2, so numbers are provided for the available episodes as well as the season averages (which come from official published sources). Additionally, the ratings for season 5 come directly from a source with access to Nielsen data and are not publicly available anywhere else. 

Weeds Season 1 Ratings (2005)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Aug. 7, 20050.538-
Aug. 8, 20050.488-
Oct. 10, 2005--
Average0.380-

Weeds Season 2 Ratings (2006)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Aug. 14, 20060.578-
Oct. 30, 20060.626-
Average0.540-

Weeds Season 3 Ratings (2007)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Aug. 13, 20070.824-
Aug. 20, 20070.730.4
Aug. 27, 2007--
Sept. 3, 20070.7350.4
Sept. 10, 2007--
Sept. 17, 2007--
Sept. 24, 20070.6440.4
Oct. 1, 20070.5760.3
Oct. 8, 20070.520.3
Oct. 15, 2007--
Oct. 22, 20070.6110.3
Oct. 29, 20070.6930.4
Nov. 5, 2007--
Nov. 12, 20070.6840.4
Nov. 19, 20070.7370.4
Average0.6750.4

Weeds Season 4 Ratings (2008)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 16, 20081.350.7
Jun. 23, 20081.100.7
Jun. 30, 20080.860.5
Jul. 7, 20081.060.6
Jul. 14, 20081.000.6
Jul. 21, 20081.030.6
Jul. 28, 20080.770.5
Aug. 4, 20080.940.5
Aug. 11, 20080.850.5
Aug. 18, 20080.880.5
Aug. 25, 20080.820.5
Sept. 8, 20080.930.5
Sept. 15, 20081.010.6
Average0.9690.56

Weeds Season 5 Ratings (2009)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 8, 20091.2180.58
Jun. 15, 20090.9620.49
Jun. 22, 20090.7610.38
Jun. 29, 20090.9400.43
Jul. 6, 20091.0360.48
Jul. 13, 20090.8520.39
Jul. 20, 20090.9120.47
Jul. 27, 20091.0430.49
Aug. 3, 20091.1280.55
Aug. 10, 20091.1710.58
Aug. 17, 20091.1140.54
Aug. 24, 20091.1320.53
Aug. 31, 20091.3370.62
Average1.0470.50

Weeds Season 6 Ratings (2010)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Aug. 16, 20101.2620.6
Aug. 23, 20101.0400.5
Aug. 30, 20101.0220.5
Sept. 13, 20100.9590.5
Sept. 20, 20100.8250.4
Sept. 27, 20100.9850.5
Oct. 4, 20100.6770.4
Oct. 11, 20100.9310.4
Oct. 18, 20100.8500.4
Oct. 25, 20100.8000.4
Nov. 1, 20100.9890.5
Nov. 8, 20100.8630.4
Nov. 15, 20100.9900.5
Average0.9380.46

Weeds Season 7 Ratings (2011)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jun. 27, 20111.1940.6
Jul. 4, 20110.6220.26
Jul. 11, 20110.7790.4
Jul. 18, 20110.6740.3
Jul. 25, 20110.6770.4
Aug. 1, 20110.7110.3
Aug. 8, 20110.6920.3
Aug. 15, 20110.6700.3
Aug. 22, 20110.7220.3
Aug. 29, 20110.7960.4
Sept. 12, 20110.7450.4
Sept. 19, 20110.5190.3
Sept. 26, 20110.5560.3
Average0.7200.35

Weeds Season 8 Ratings (2012)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Jul. 1, 20120.8050.4
Jul. 8, 20120.6080.3
Jul. 15, 20120.7820.4
Jul. 22, 20120.5730.3
Jul. 29, 20120.4780.28
Aug. 5, 20120.6370.3
Aug. 12, 20120.5620.3
Aug. 19, 20120.7790.4
Aug. 26, 20120.6850.4
Sept. 2, 20120.6050.33
Sept. 9, 20120.6920.4
Sept. 16, 20120.8640.5
Average0.6730.36

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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