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Awake: Ratings for the 2011-12 Season

Awake ratingsHere are the ratings for the Awake TV series in which Jason Isaacs plays a detective who finds he’s leading a complex double life that defies reality. The first season of Awake typically airs Thursday nights at 10pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Awake is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final series averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.34 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Thursday, 05/24/12 (series finale)
0.9 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 2.87 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.08 in the demo with 3.34 million.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 05/17/12
0.7 in the demo (-22% episode-to-episode change) with 2.10 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.10 in the demo with 3.38 million.

UPDATE: Awake was cancelled by NBC.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 05/10/12
0.9 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 2.51 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.14 in the demo with 3.50 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 05/03/12
0.7 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 2.15 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 3.60 million.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 04/26/12
0.8 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 2.21 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.21 in the demo with 3.76 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 04/19/12
0.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.80 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.26 in the demo with 3.96 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 04/12/12
0.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.68 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.31 in the demo with 4.12 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 04/05/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 2.56 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.38 in the demo with 4.36 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 03/29/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 3.18 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.48 in the demo with 4.72 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 03/22/12
1.2 in the demo (-25% episode-to-episode change) with 4.73 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.60 in the demo with 5.11 million.

Awake TV show petition and supportEpisode 01-03: Thursday, 03/15/12
1.6 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.12 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.73 in the demo with 5.23 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 03/08/12
1.6 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 4.33 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.80 in the demo with 5.29 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 03/01/12
2.0 rating in the demographic with 6.24 million total viewers; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.00 in the demo with 6.24 million.

It wasn’t a great start for the new series but Awake still outperformed the premieres of (essentially-cancelled) The Firm, and (cancelled) The Playboy Club, and Prime Suspect. If the show can stay at this level of ratings, it’s got a very good chance of being renewed for a second season. It’s amazing how poor a show’s ratings can be on NBC and still be one of the best rated shows on the network.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Awake TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 7:16 am

Please don’t cancell it i love this show so much !


Jason June 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Once again they have cancelled a show worth watching. It just goes to show people that quality no longer matters just quantity. Hopefully the people can voice their opinions and NBC will listen. Or perhaps just stop watching NBC maybe then they’ll listen when all their numbers fail


Andy June 3, 2012 at 2:38 am

Best show on tv by far. Keeps you on suspense from beginning to the end. NBC please give us one more season, maybe earlier for those viewers that sleep early and record the show because we have to be up early (work, school, etc). I also hope another network picks up this show if NBC cancels it.


Christine June 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I am very upset to hear that Awake was canceled. I am frustrated by how a show of such caliber is cut so quickly when mindless shows like Jersey Shore remain. I hope NBC comes to its senses.


amy sornberger May 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

I signed the petition to keep the show, but have seen reports of Awake already being cancelled. Is there anything else we can do??


Janice May 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I loved it and would be upset if it doesn’t return


Noah May 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

My favorite show, very interesting and I would love to see the second season. When I read that the series might be canceled I didn’t believe it, I thought ‘How could such a good series be canceled?’ The show has a great story-line, great acting, and great depth.


Dodi Kennerly May 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

One of the few series programs that I watched this season. Main character is an excellent actor–good scripts, interesting premise. Why are you cancelling it? But be that as it may, thank you for a quality season!


Cory May 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

I would love another season for a Season 2, but after watching the season 1 finale, I’m not sure how they would do it, unless they’re going to make it to where they have both alive in both realities and he can solve cases.

The direction could be is “How they deal with the Rex baby” in one reality and one where she had lost it and see “How everyone” deals with it.

It would be interesting, I don’t know, but it doesn’t get renewed than I’m happy with the ending as see this as more of a mini-series; than anything.



Staci May 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Every time I like a TV Series it seems to be cancelled. Does that mean I don’t have good taste? Who know? I was very disappointed that Awake was cancelled even after seeing the Series Finale. Series I have enjoyed that went by the way side: Missing (both series); Tru Calling; New Amsterdam; Life (although it was able to come to a conclusion); Terra Nova; V; Life on Mars; Flash Forward (horrible way they had to hurry and finish it); Journeyman; Firefly; and many, many others. There are too many talent contests (could we stick with a few?) and too many comedies that aren’t funny. How could NBC cancel Who do you think you are? – Great series; Harry’s Law; The Firm, etc. Why don’t you give shows a chance – NCIS wasn’t great its first year. Neither was Seinfeld.


Lori May 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Please, please renew this show – it’s one of the best shows on tv and the only one that really makes you pay attention. There’s so much terrible tv, I can’t believe NBC won’t give Awake another season


RJN May 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Another show gets the axe because it is too smart for majority of the viewing public here in the USA. People prefer headslaps to having to use your head when watching TV.
I have a small hope that some other network, like say TNT , TBS, FX , etc. will pick this show up , it was easily the best new drama of the season on network TV.


Dianne S. May 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

Love this show makes us use our brains! On that’s right tv should be mindless reality shows! Here’s s chance for another network to pick up a very goof show!


Ruth May 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

There are few shows I ever watch, but this one, has been worth watching. I work so much so that nothing is worth watching unless it’s with and for the kids or hubby. THIS SHOW WAS FOR ME. It’s been a captivating and addicting show with endless unknowns. It caused my heart to palpitate on so many occasions, gripped with so many emotions. I truly connected with Michael’s plight and the need to keep his family alive and together. Incredible, amazing, and ingenious storyline, plots, resolving cases episode to episode yet unfolding truth with a thread that binds it all together. But then… what is reality? I really, really, really hope it continues. This show is worth more than 100 reality shows. Please, NBC… KEEP IT!


Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 5:06 am

Best Story line on T V , DO NOT CANCELL


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