Free Agents: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Free Agents ratingsHere are the ratings for the Free Agents TV series. This romantic workplace comedy follows two public relations execs (Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn) who find themselves single and attracted to one another. They have a drunken one-night stand and then try to stay professional at work. The first season of Free Agents typically airs on Wednesday nights at 8:30pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Free Agents 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.

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10/6/11 UPDATE: The TV series has now been cancelled due to low ratings.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/5/11
1.0 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 3.25 million; fourth place in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #9 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.
Season average: 1.4 in the demo with 4.08 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 9/28/11
This ship is sinking fast. Week three dropped another 23% in the demographic to a 1.0 demo rating and 3.07 million viewers. How long before NBC cancels this one?
Season average: 1.5 demo with 4.35 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 9/21/11
Episode two fell a whopping 38% in the 18-49 demo to a 1.3 rating with just 3.87 million viewers. It was in fourth place in the timeslot, not performing much better than The CW’s doomed H8R series. In addition, Free Agents lost 46% of its lead-in audience. Viewers are clearly rejecting this sitcom.
Season average: 1.7 demo with 5.0 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 9/14/11
The first episode aired at 10:30pm, following the season finale of highly-rated America’s Got Talent and fellow newbie sitcom Up All Night. Free Agents registered a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic and 6.12 million viewers. That was a disappointing performance, especially considering that the second 15 minutes of lead-in Up All Night brought in a 3.3 in the demo. In addition, Free Agents lost nearly one million viewers between the start and end of the episode. Those people stopped watching midway through the show and won’t likely return to see the next episode. Not a good start.

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 Free Agents TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. natalie buckley says

    I love this show, it is so fresh and clever and I agree with Marcia that the surrounding cast are marvelous. Please give it time to grow an audience. It needs a second season… please!!!

  2. Leighann says

    This is my favorite new show of the season……please don’t cancel. Hank and Kathryn are great together…..really funny.

  3. Craig says

    I have to disagree with Marcia. I didn’t see anything special in the comedy of the show. Though I did enjoy the little bit of time the show spent with Natasha Leggero. Her character got my attention.

  4. says

    I really like this show and was so shocked that it is a possible cancellation! The comedic timing–including physical comedy of the leads, is fantastic. And I loved the secondary characters–the supporting cast–especially Natasha Leggero and Al Madrigal are my favorites.
    “Up All Night” had so much hype , I expected to enjoy it. Instead, I found the humor aimed at a dull audience and not even vaguely funny to me. That “humor” was cliche’d and predictable. Even Maya Rudolf had a hard time being humorous. When I started watching “Free Agents.” I postponed my shower in joyful anticipation of the next portion of the show, and was further convinced that this would be one of my favorite shows.

    When I read the bad review by Matt Rousch (TV Guide) later, and then the story about possible cancellation, I was incensed that the network would consider taking “Free Agents” off the air. Give it time to grow; some of today’s favorite shows took awhile to catch on!

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