2012-2013 Television Season

The 2012-2013 television season is the 67th network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 24, 2012 and ended on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The effective start date of the 2012-13 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 22, 2012 through September 27, 2013.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2012-13 television season. See the complete 2012-2013 universe estimates.

Persons 2+289,420,000
Persons 2-1139,610,00013.7%
Persons 6-1123,590,0008.15%
Persons 12-1724,020,0008.30%
Persons 18+225,790,00078.0%
Persons 18-2429,170,00010.1%
Persons 18-3466,770,00023.1%
Persons 18-49126,540,00043.7%
Persons 25-54118,700,00041.0%

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2012-2013 season. See the complete 2012-2013 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,384,3406.468%
2Los Angeles5,613,4604.917%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,588,0202.267%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,502,0302.191%




  1. To Catch a Smuggler premieres on Nat Geo.
  2. Chicago Fire premieres on NBC.
  3. Men Who Built America premieres on History.


  1. America's Morning Headquarters premieres on Weather Channel.
  2. Gold Rush: The Dirt premieres on Discovery.
  3. Guy's Family Reunion premieres on Food Network.
  4. Catfish: The TV Show premieres on MTV.
  5. Panic 9-1-1 premieres on A&E.


  1. FETV is launched.


  1. Hot 20 Countdown premieres on CMT.
  2. Vanderpump Rules premieres on Bravo.
  3. Black Ink Crew premieres on VH1.


  1. Snapped: Killer Couples premieres on Oxygen.
  2. Lead with Jake Tapper premieres on CNN.
  3. Married to Medicine premieres on Bravo.


  1. All In with Chris Hayes premieres on MSNBC.
  2. Vice premieres on Showtime.
  3. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown premieres on CNN.
  4. Flip or Flop premieres on HGTV.
  5. Teen Titans Go! premieres on Cartoon Network.
  6. Liga MX en 60 premieres on TUDN.


  1. Life Below Zero° premieres on Nat Geo.


  1. Pardon the Interruption premieres on ESPN.
  2. Fatal Attraction premieres on TV One.
  3. Street Outlaws premieres on Discovery.
  4. New Day premieres on CNN.


  1. Below Deck premieres on Bravo.
  2. Motorhead Garage TV premieres on Motor Trend.
  3. When Sharks Attack premieres on Nat Geo.
  4. Partido Amistoso en 60 premieres on TUDN.
  5. Weekend Express with Lynn Smith premieres on HLN.
  6. Brother vs. Brother premieres on HGTV.
  7. Inside the American Mob premieres on Nat Geo.


  1. PAW Patrol premieres on Nickelodeon.
  2. FS1 is launched.
  3. NASCAR Race Hub premieres on FS1.


  1. FXX is launched.
  2. Beachfront Bargain Hunt premieres on HGTV.
  3. Cold Justice premieres on Oxygen.
  4. Media Buzz premieres on Fox News.

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