Saturday, January 22, 2022

Gilmore Girls (WB/CW): Ratings Recap

I don't post broadcast "ratings recaps" very often, but I recently got into watching 'Gilmore Girls' and, after doing some research, realized the ratings had never been posted in full before. So with that, the WB's 'Gilmore Girls' premiered October 5, 2000 with a 1.9/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and 5.03 million viewers, but fell into the low 1.3-1.4 range and 3-4 million viewers for the majority of its first season. This first season aired on Thursdays as a lead-in for 'Charmed,' but it was moved to Tuesdays as a lead-in for 'Angel' in its second season where the ratings soared. That season saw the 18-49 figure leap to 2.4 on-average, with viewership up to 5.6 million. The numbers peaked in its third season, to 2.5 in the demo & 5.8 million viewers, but dipped back down to 2.0 & 4.9 million in its fourth season. Interestingly, the ratings rose again in the fifth season to season 2 levels despite holding the same 'One Tree Hill' lead-out from the fourth season, and those numbers remained relatively stable into the sixth season which logged a 2.4 & 5.5 million. A seventh and final season aired in 2006-07, averaging its lowest 18-49 rating (1.95) and viewership (4.38 million) since season 1. A four episode reboot titled 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' premiered in November 2016 on Netflix, but numbers were never released for its performance. The original 'Gilmore Girls' continues to perform well on Netflix where it relatively consistently ranks in the Nielsen (SVOD) top 10 lists. That full history is available here.

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 1 Ratings (2000-01)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Oct. 5, 20005.031.9/5
Oct. 12, 20003.401.2/3
Oct. 19, 20002.891.1/3
Oct. 26, 20003.931.4/4
Nov. 2, 20003.881.5/4
Nov. 9, 20003.731.4/4
Nov. 16, 20003.451.4/4
Dec. 14, 20003.801.4/4
Dec. 20, 20003.621.6/4
Dec. 21, 20003.601.4/4
Jan. 11, 20014.321.9/5
Jan. 18, 20014.832.2/6
Feb. 15, 20013.161.2/3
Feb. 22, 20013.511.4/3
Mar. 1, 20013.671.4/3
Mar. 8, 20013.381.3/3
Mar. 15, 20014.171.6/4
Mar. 22, 20014.572.0/5
Apr. 26, 20013.371.3/4
May 3, 20013.161.3/3
May 10, 20014.311.7/5
Average3.801.5

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 2 Ratings (2001-02)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Oct. 9, 20016.552.6/6
Oct. 16, 20015.992.4/6
Oct. 23, 20016.392.7/8
Oct. 30, 20015.552.3/6
Nov. 6, 20016.112.6/7
Nov. 13, 20015.882.4/6
Nov. 20, 20015.492.4/6
Nov. 27, 20015.792.2/6
Dec. 11, 20015.272.1/6
Jan. 22, 20025.592.5/6
Jan. 29, 20025.832.5/6
Feb. 5, 20025.482.5/6
Feb. 12, 20025.342.4/6
Feb. 26, 20025.522.4/6
Apr. 9, 20024.241.9/6
Apr. 16, 20025.062.0/6
Apr. 23, 20024.622.1/6
Apr. 30, 20025.262.3/7
May 7, 20025.972.5/7
May 14, 20025.232.1/6
May 21, 20026.212.8/8
Average5.592.4

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 3 Ratings (2002-03)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 24, 20026.202.6/7
Oct. 1, 20026.752.9/8
Oct. 8, 20025.952.8/8
Oct. 15, 20025.792.6/7
Oct. 22, 20026.582.8/7
Nov. 5, 20026.952.9/7
Nov. 12, 20026.822.7/7
Nov. 19, 20027.092.8/7
Nov. 26, 20026.302.8/8
Jan. 14, 20035.752.7/7
Jan. 21, 20035.192.1/5
Jan. 28, 20035.192.4/6
Feb. 4, 20036.202.7/7
Feb. 11, 20035.192.2/6
Feb. 18, 20035.752.7/7
Feb. 25, 20036.212.7/7
Apr. 15, 20034.231.9/6
Apr. 22, 20035.10-
Apr. 29, 20034.832.1/6
May 6, 20035.172.3/7
May 13, 20035.042.2/6
May 20, 20035.492.6/7
Average5.812.5

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 4 Ratings (2003-04)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 23, 20034.531.8/5
Sept. 30, 20034.921.9/5
Oct. 7, 20035.142.2/6
Oct. 14, 20035.402.3/6
Oct. 21, 20035.082.1/6
Oct. 28, 20035.161.8/5
Nov. 4, 20035.101.9/5
Nov. 11, 20035.312.2/6
Nov. 18, 20035.072.1/6
Jan. 20, 20044.971.9/5
Jan. 27, 20044.821.8/5
Feb. 3, 20044.642.0/5
Feb. 10, 20044.561.8/5
Feb. 17, 20045.282.1/5
Feb. 24, 20044.752.0/5
Mar. 2, 20044.712.0/5
Apr. 13, 20044.952.1/6
Apr. 20, 20043.951.7/5
Apr. 27, 20044.522.0/6
May 4, 20044.682.0/6
May 11, 20044.612.1/6
May 18, 20045.462.4/7
Average4.892.0

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 5 Ratings (2004-05)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 21, 20045.802.4/7
Sept. 28, 20045.992.6/7
Oct. 5, 20046.102.7/8
Oct. 12, 20045.812.6/7
Oct. 19, 20045.642.5/6
Oct. 26, 20045.582.5/7
Nov. 2, 20045.802.5/6
Nov. 9, 20046.132.7/7
Nov. 16, 20046.012.7/7
Nov. 30, 20046.232.8/7
Jan. 25, 20055.052.3/6
Feb. 1, 20054.682.2/6
Feb. 8, 20056.332.8/7
Feb. 15, 20055.322.3/6
Feb. 22, 20055.252.4/6
Mar. 1, 20055.512.3/6
Mar. 8, 20055.232.3/6
Apr. 19, 20054.812.2/6
Apr. 26, 20055.522.4/7
May 3, 20055.102.2/6
May 10, 20055.392.3/7
May 17, 20055.892.5/7
Average5.602.5

Gilmore Girls (WB) Season 6 Ratings (2005-06)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 13, 20056.222.8/8
Sept. 20, 20055.792.5/7
Sept. 27, 20055.452.4/7
Oct. 4, 20055.962.6/7
Oct. 11, 20056.162.7/7
Oct. 18, 20056.082.8/8
Oct. 25, 20056.022.7/7
Nov. 8, 20055.842.6/7
Nov. 15, 20056.192.7/7
Nov. 22, 20056.302.8/7
Jan. 10, 20065.792.5/7
Jan. 17, 20065.672.5/6
Jan. 31, 20065.222.3/6
Feb. 7, 20065.402.4/6
Feb. 14, 20065.342.2/6
Feb. 28, 20065.012.2/6
Apr. 4, 20064.461.9/5
Apr. 11, 20064.131.7/5
Apr. 18, 20064.311.9/5
Apr. 25, 20064.982.2/6
May 2, 20065.122.1/6
May 9, 20065.332.4/6
Average5.492.4

Gilmore Girls (CW) Season 7 Ratings (2006-07)
Episode DateViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Sept. 26, 20064.482.0/5
Oct. 3, 20064.621.9/6
Oct. 10, 20064.712.1/6
Oct. 17, 20064.852.1/5
Oct. 24, 20064.732.0/6
Nov. 7, 20064.3441.9/5
Nov. 14, 20064.512.0/5
Nov. 21, 20064.1971.9/5
Nov. 28, 20064.8942.2/6
Dec. 5, 20064.8152.1/6
Jan. 23, 20073.7171.7/4
Jan. 30, 20074.272.1/5
Feb. 6, 20074.702.0/5
Feb. 13, 20074.3712.0/5
Feb. 20, 20074.0481.8/5
Feb. 27, 20074.1751.9/5
Mar. 6, 20074.4702.0/5
Apr. 17, 20073.791.7/5
Apr. 24, 20073.751.7/5
May 1, 20074.081.8/5
May 8, 20073.991.8/5
May 15, 20074.862.3/6
Average4.382.0

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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