Franklin & Bash: Season Three Ratings

franklin and bash on TNT: canceled or renewed?Those crazy lawyers are back for a third season on TNT. Will Franklin & Bash continue to be a ratings success for the cable channel or would they be crazy to renew it? Cancelled or renewed? We’ll have to wait and see.

Airing on Wednesday nights, the show showcases the talents of Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Heather Locklear, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Malcolm McDowell, and Reed Diamond. There are 10 episodes once again.

Below are the most recent ratings. The list will be updated after each new episode airs.

UPDATE: Will the series be cancelled or renewed?

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.11 million total viewers.

Episode 03-10: Wednesday, 08/14/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.17 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.62 in the demo with 2.11 million.

Episode 03-09: Wednesday, 08/07/13
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 2.06 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.62 in the demo with 2.11 million.

Episode 03-08: Wednesday, 07/31/13
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 2.30 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.63 in the demo with 2.11 million.

Episode 03-07: Wednesday, 07/24/13
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.14 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.61 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 03-06: Wednesday, 07/17/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.96 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 03-05: Wednesday, 07/10/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.18 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.10 million.

Episode 03-04: Wednesday, 07/03/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.19 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.08 million.

Episode 03-03: Wednesday, 06/26/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 2.20 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 0.60 in the demo with 2.04 million.

Episodes 03-01 & 03-02: Wednesday, 06/19/13
0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.97 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.60 in the demo with 1.97 million.

Compared to the start of season two, the debut was down in the demo (vs a 0.9 rating) and down in total viewership (vs 3.07 million).


Reference point: The second season of Franklin & Bash averaged a 0.8 in the demo with 2.88 million total viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Franklin & Bash TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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15 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Angie Craig says

    I absolutely love this show. These two guys have such great chemistry and the show makes me laugh. Something that we need in this stress-filled world we live in. I vote for renewal. It would be a shame to cancel such a good show that has meaning and heart.

  2. Rian Flynn says

    Love the show and hope they renew for another season. Locklear was terrible! They also need to ditch Charlie and give us more of the hate-love relationship with Jared and the DA. And more Cliff Claven too.

  3. old guy says

    Just watched Denzel & Walberg in 2 Guns. Good movie and banter between the stars rivals movie 48 hours (Nolte/Murphy), not nearly as funny as Franklin & Bash. I have tons of friends young and old who watch live or record – don’t get ratings nor do I buy in. I watch the re-runs of F & B. If someone stops in I show them a past recorded show and they are hooked – giggle & laugh out loud. The hot sauce scene and the bean bag gun…… what great stuff….. funny and out of the box. Locklear not a favorite, and I think she is hot……

  4. James Dean says

    The show started strong and has gone to crap this season. Locklear has been a series killer and should be gone. The show ended last year high, but this year has gone to ****. Go back to what made it good and get rid of Locklear and bring back Pendar. This could be it for the show. Too bad we used to love it.

    • suzyku says

      I completely agree with you on everything! Why on earth did they think bringing on Heather Locklear would “add” anything to this show?! She needs to be gone and the show needs to go back to its roots! This season has been bad, unfunny and a huge disappointment!

  5. suzyku says

    This season has not been as good as last season. This is disappointing and the addition of Heather Locklear is unnecessary because she adds absolutely nothing to the show. It was much better with the original cast and I sincerely hope they dump her character and go back to basics!

  6. Karen says

    My husband and I tape episodes of “Franklin and Bash” to watch when we have time to just sit and veg. It’s funny, mindless, and has characters who have an easy chemistry. It’s nice to see a show where the good guys win and the ending is usually happy. At the beginning of the season, I thought Heather Locklear’s character would be a buzz-kill, but I think the writers have put her to good use. It’s a nice balance.

  7. rukia says

    I love Franklin & Bash and hope TNT renew this show for a fourth and fifth season. First off they really need to get rid of Heather Locklear because she’s killing the show. Season 3 has changed and the show is NOT funny :( It’s terrible…go back to the core of the show again! Give us back our Franklin and Bash that we fell in love with! and bring back the fun to F&B.

  8. rukia says

    I love Franklin & Bash and hope TNT renew this show for a fourth and fifth season. First off they really need to get rid of Heather Locklear because she’s killing the show. Season 3 has changed and the show is NOT funny anymore :( It’s terrible…go back to the core of the show again! Give us back our Franklin and Bash that we fell in love with! and bring back the fun to F&B.

  9. Kate Fredericks says

    Looking at the ratings and viewer attention here, looks like this funny, light-hearted, happy show will go down this year. With the world in the heap of garbage it’s in, what a shame. The chemistry between these two guys is unparalleled in media today. So, it won’t win Emmys, isn’t “atmospheric” or “coming of age.” Can’t we just have fun any more? Note to TNT: You have a lovely comedic gem here. Pair it with a worthy show and help the people find it! I really hope this one gets renewed, but I have serious doubts. And another wonderful show goes away too soon. Just hoping – please renew Franklin and Bash!

  10. Valerie Fieber says

    I am so glad that Franklin and Bash is coming back for a third season, and it starts again next Wednesday, yahoo. It should definitely be renewed for a 4th season and a 5th…

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