Do No Harm: Season One Ratings

Do No Harm TV showNBC 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.

Below are the TV show’s latest ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Do No Harm is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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.

UPDATE: NBC has cancelled Do No Harm and pulled it off the schedule.

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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  1. Karen says

    NBC needs to keep this show going. It’s intelligent, addicting and has a fantastic cast! I don’t watch much network TV because I just don’t enjoy reality shows and brain-less comedies. Do No Harm has kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what’s next for Jason and Ian and all the other characters on the show. We need to know what happens! And where’s Rueben!!

  2. PuraNatura says

    Seriously, “Do No Harm” has potential!
    Please give it another season and let´s see, how it goes!

    All those crappy pseudo-reality shows can not measure up with logical twisted series like this one! That´s what intelligent people need and want to watch, so please give it try!

    Same goes with “Awake”! I recently discovered the show and like it as well!
    Awake need´s a reawakening as soon as possible too!

    A real big THANK YOU in advance – if you are in your right mind, you will follow through :)

  3. Jill says

    LOVE this show. It depicts how people aren’t 100% good or evil and the struggle they face in their lives.

    Please bring this back for a second season. There are so many unanswered questions; especially now that the ‘twin’ theory has been revealed. Why did Ian keep ‘Jason’s’ identify? Was it because of guilt or was there really only one child to begin with? Also, why isn’t the mother talking about what happened? What is she hiding? Inquiring minds want to know, so please keep the show going!

  4. Allison says

    LOVE this show! I think the idea is fantastic and now with the little twist, I can’t wait to see what happens next. I would really hate to see this cancelled.

  5. Sherry P says

    I LOVED the show.. I’m so disappointed to see that it won’t be renewed. After it was pulled and came back on Saturday I was so glad. FINALLY something good to watch on Saturday night. I recorded ever show and couldn’t wait for the next. So very disappointed. Please give it another chance, I throughly enjoyed and would be THRILLED to hear you have renewed it for a second season.

  6. Susan says

    Please do not cancel. It is a great show. Not all tv shows have to be reality shows.
    The Firm was good too. If people do not like the two mentioned, they need to open their minds

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