Halt and Catch Fire: Season One Ratings

Halt and Catch Fire TV show ratingsHBO has found some success with their Silicon Valley TV show. How will AMC do with Halt and Catch Fire, another drama about the computer industry? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned!

Halt and Catch Fire takes place in the 1980s and follows the team at Cardiff Electric as they try to take on IBM in the home computer market. The cast includes Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé, Toby Huss, and David Wilson Barnes.

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 — typically on Tuesdays.

8/20 update: AMC has renewed Halt and Catch Fire for a second season.

Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 760,000 total viewers.

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What do you think? Do you like the Halt and Catch Fire TV series? How many seasons do you think it should run?

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  1. Devon says

    I was only about 7-10 years old age when all of this technology was being pushed into the open market for the first time and it was a very exciting time. IBM was at the leading forefront of the computer industry and people who weren’t involved in building them didn’t know much about them, which is why everyone soon wanted a computer. I remember some of the first models, compared to today’s desktops weighed about 50-60 pounds and took up two thirds of a desk to put it on. Then Apple came along and smashed the monster giant IBM with there Macintosh. My first computer was a Commodore 64. But it really paled in comparison. The Commodore was more affordable at that time. So all in all it’s fun for the 70’s and 80’s generations watch Halt and Catch fire, which I think really hit the nail on the head when it came to showing the drive a lot of computer geeks had and the competitive nature of the industry in a whole. It was always, “what should we build next,” and “how can we make the next machine better….” When you’re born into a time when there’s very little technology, the smallest thing tends to be the coolest thing. There’s so much technology today that nothing seems to be all that exciting anymore. Everything is similar.

  2. Clarissa says

    I’m really pleased this is being renewed. This was my era when I first got involved with computers and the production of Halt and Catch Fire captures the atmosphere surrounding the computing industry exactly as I remember it. Cutthroat, promiscuous, arrogant, misogynist – these were the things that made that era the way it was. I can’t say that everything was comfortable or that it was right the way things were back then, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was a very hedonistic atmosphere. I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with the characters and the storyline in season 2.

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