NBC hasn’t had a ratings hit on Thursday nights at 10pm in years. Will Do No Harm break that run or will it be cancelled quickly instead? We just need to follow the ratings to find out.
Revolving around a brilliant doctor with a dangerous alter-ego, Do No Harm features the talents of Steven Pasquale, Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, John Carroll Lynch, and Samm Levine. This drama airs on Thursday nights and NBC has ordered
12 13 episodes.
Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.74 million total viewers.
Episode 01-13: Saturday, 09/07/13 (series finale)
0.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 1.60 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.74 million.
Episodes 01-11 & 01-12: Saturday, 08/31/13
0.5 in the demo (+67% change) with 1.70 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.75 million.
Episode 01-10: Saturday, 08/24/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.50 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.76 million.
Episode 01-09: Saturday, 08/17/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.50 million (+25% change).
Season averages: 0.46 in the demo with 1.79 million.
Episode 01-08: Saturday, 08/10/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.20 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 0.46 in the demo with 1.83 million.
Episode 01-07: Saturday, 08/03/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.61 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.49 in the demo with 1.92 million.
Episode 01-06: Saturday, 07/27/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.60 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.50 in the demo with 1.97 million.
Episode 01-05: Saturday, 07/20/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.63 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 0.52 in the demo with 2.05 million.
Episode 01-04: Saturday, 07/06/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.60 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.57 in the demo with 2.16 million.
Episode 01-03: Saturday, 06/29/13
0.3 in the demo (-57% change) with 1.70 million (-23% change).
Season averages: 0.63 in the demo with 2.34 million.
Episode 01-02: Thursday, 02/07/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 2.21 million (-29% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 2.67 million.
Episode 01-01: Thursday, 01/31/13
0.9 in the 18-49 demographic with 3.12 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 3.12 million.
It was a very poor start for Do No Harm. While the premiere did a bit better than the episode of The Firm that aired in this timeslot a year earlier, that’s little consolation. This season, Rock Center with Brian Williams has been airing Thursdays at 10pm and has consistently been one of NBC’s weakest performers in primeteime. In its first showing, Do No Harm nearly matched Rock Center’s series low record. Not good.
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 Do No Harm TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
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