Covert Affairs: Season Five Ratings

Covert Affairs TV show on USAThe ratings for Covert Affairs have been dropping each season for awhile. Will they keep falling this year? Will they drop so low that the USA series is cancelled or, will it be renewed for a sixth season? Stay tuned!

On Covert Affairs, operatives Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Chris Gorham) work together in the CIA’s Domestic Protection Division (DPD). The show’s cast also includes Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, Hill Harper, and Nicholas Bishop.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

UPDATE: USA has decided to cancel Covert Affairs after five seasons.

Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.54 million total viewers.

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Reference point: Season four of Covert Affairs averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.27 million total viewers.

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 Covert Affairs TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season six?

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  1. Marlene says

    Sad to see this show go away…seems as if all the good ones do and we area left with stupid reality shows. Guess I’ll go find a good book.

  2. says

    I do not understand how USA can renew Play house and Graceland. But cannot end Covert Affairs the right way. They end White Collar, Burn Notice, In Plain Site, Etc. Can you USA explain this to me. I have been fan of so many past shows over the years. Do you really believe that 18 year olds today in the 21 first century actually either sit front of their TV’s , Laptop, Tablets to watch shows.? You never gear any shows towards age groups like for example 49 & older? Explain Please?

  3. Cynthia Pike says

    I can’t believe the statistics (maybe the age range of those monitored should be expanded to include baby boomer up to and past age 65.
    Covert Affairs was the best show, not only on USA, but one of the best including he networks (A close 2nd to NCIS).
    I hope those responsible for the cancellation comes to their senses and bring it back. We have almost stopped watching USA (except for the old network re-runs) as none of the new shows come close to providing the entertainment that Covert Affairs provided!

  4. Elizabeth Margeson says

    I’m very disappointed that Covert Affairs is cancelled. So many tv companies are stuck in the past relying solely on Nielsen ratings and not taking into account viewership of those of us who refuse to subscribe to a television provider and instead watch on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services. It’s so frustrating to have such a great show cancelled. It would be so great if the show would go the same route as Longmire and get picked up by Netflix or Amazon.

  5. Bobbie says

    Please renew this show, for those of us that can’t watch it when it airs or do not have cable, We binge watch it on netflix or DVD.

    Does that come into your considerations?

    Please renew Covert Affairs it is an exceptional wind down show with.perfect characters, action and humor, specific to itself.

    Thank you,

  6. margaret dodson says

    why do the networks always put on new shows for several seasons and when people get interested in the shows they always seem to get canceled. it really getting to where a lot of people are starting to get tired of TV because their is never much to watch and when something comes a long good to watch it always seems to get canceled. not really happy about this. I honestly not sure if I will worry much about watching any new shows since they always seem to get canceled.

  7. Leigh Smith says

    I agree that the USA network has forgotten the older and some younger adults that are mature enough to enjoy the Covert Affairs television series. Our younger adults are more mature and would and do enjoy this show. It can be at times a little bit untamed but not overboard at times. Come on give the show a break!! I only view the new show Complications. I will always watch Graceland.

  8. Rosemary says

    i can’t believe covert affairs has been cancelled. I tried finding it for this season to record and discovered that because the 18 to 49 year olds didn’t watch as much it was axed. Does the largest population of 50 plus not count a for anything. The same thing happened with Longmire —canceled because there were not enough young viewers even though it was the number one show on that particular network. There is not much left to watch Sad day

    • Leigh Smith says

      It would indeed sad to many of Covert Affairs fans to even consider cancelling his show. I hope that would come up with more interesting storyline to bring the ratings up and realize what the audience wants to occur.

  9. Johnna says

    I can’t believe they cancelled covert affairs . It is my favorite show . We will never know how every thing turned out. Such a bummer

  10. Susan Stephens says

    I’m 52 and love Covert Affairs passionately! What’s wrong with you T.V. people! This show was the best everything…don’t ALL people count? You really need to check and change the way you decide what show stays or goes!!!!!!! Get it together T.V. people, I don’t think you got it right this time for sure. They did the same thing to Parenthood, what a bad call!!!!! This kinda thing will make people stop watching T.V. completely. I pay $140 per month and there’s still nothing to watch!

  11. says

    I can’t believe you have cancelled such a good show. You can not make us believe it was poor ratings. You get us invested in this drama and then you just leave us hanging!!!! Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, Mr. Robot, seriously that is so so crazy. I as well as others will not be watching and there are several others I will not waste my time on.

    • Leigh Smith says

      I also can not believe that USA network is cancelling Covert Affairs. If your writer’s would come up with similar materials that made the show a hit in the first place. In other words your writing staff broke what was the ideal from the beginning of the show. Annie and Auggie forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your ratings will increase!!!!!!!! writers get creative.

  12. says

    Why would you cancel such a great show? The only shows on TV anymore are violent or just plain freakish weird. The commercials even scare adults and children! This wasa great dhow for everyone and USA we are through watching anything new you have comig up. Just sicko shows. White Collar was a waste but Covert Affairs was AWESOME! I HOPE SOMEONE ELSE PICKS IT UP AND KICKS ASS WITH IT!

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