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. says

    Halt and catch fire truly is an amazing show to me. First of all the cast is amazing, the way each single one of them manages to portray his or her characters is great: At first I started watching this because I am an admirer of Lee Pace’s work, but after a short period of time every single character was incredibly interesting and enjoyable for me to watch.
    Furthermore that gay scene everybody seems to be having problems with: I think it is great that finally more shows and films dare to show these kind of events, because they are big steps for equalism. Next to that, it gives the characters a lot of possibilities and especially Joe became more interesting because of it, just because it showed how far he would go to get what he wants: this was very powerful to me.
    Then the storyline: At first I expected lots of economics and sales, which do not really interest me, however, the depth of the characters just makes this all enchanting to me. The contrast but also similarities and connections of their work and private life makes this serie so interesting to watch. Many scenes and even little details have symbolic meanings or references and I simply love it.
    Please keep up the great work!

    PS: I’m a 16 y.o. from the Netherlands so if I made any grammatical mistakes: my apologies.

  2. Anonymous says

    Latest episode’s ratings:

    Halt & Catch Fire (10:00)* – AMC
    0.832 million viewers, #41; 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #42

    • cam pesh says

      this show is amazing – my number 1. love the characters and their development, the acting is top notch – especially the actor who plays Joe. He is one minute likeable, the next detestable, and even scary at times. He carries the most past baggage. Love Cameron – she can seem flighty until you realize she is so strong the glue. Initially, Gordon was a boring whiney guy and Donna his long suffering wife – but writers and actors spinned them around to where they’re unpredictable, twisty/turny interesting and going somewhere you want to follow them to. Even the boss turns out to have another side – human!

  3. Anne Bradford says

    HALT AND CATCH FIRE is the best new show on TV. The story lines are intelligent, exciting, full of suspense, and surprise the reader with twists and turns in problem-solving related to the new idea of a laptop computer…’that will weigh only 15 lbs.’
    I hope AMC holds onto this show until it garners more viewers and then takes off as another ‘Mad Men-esque’ type hit. Definitely a keeper. Great acting!

  4. QuestionThis says

    Okay, first why is it when somebody disagrees or doesn’t enjoy watching the same sex making out, they are a ‘homophobe’… as if that person is suppose to be encouraged to like it. Speaking as a straight male, I could care less about what sexual preference you are. It wasn’t so much that it is shocking, it is so more about doing something that really wasn’t necessary or brought no real value to the product or story of the actual program. It was just a desperate move for attention. I found the show starting off pretty boring, even if the show were to become interesting later it shouldn’t of taken this long to capture the viewers interest. It isn’t just Halt and Catch Fire that is doing this, most current popular shows try to show nudity, lesbians or some other thing that will be considered shocking, ground breaking or sell sex to viewers in hopes it will garner ratings. You are better than that, you are better than this show itself. Don’t be dumbed down by media.

    • mack daddy says

      Apparently you didn’t get the memo. The show is set in Texas in the 1980’s… AIDS was not exactly a friendly term used by people in general conversation. if you had it or know anyone with it, you were automatically lumped into the crowd that goes to seedy bars, exchanges needles and has unprotected sex with the men of evil deeds. Guilt by association.

      To be intimate with someone who was inmate with a gay friend who has AIDs in the south? Thats just suicide by admission…

      That one scene helped forge the character of Joe. In 30 seconds they did what would normally take 5 episodes to do…

  5. celeste says

    Whats going to happen next??? I can’t wait for the next episode. Halt & Catch Fire is one of the Best shows aired this Season. The characters are all 3-dimensional and full of faults, quirks and fun, like real people. The Writers are excellent with their use of snappy dialogue and weekly slam Bam, twists and turns, with such great Plots, that makes the show go by so fast, you wish it were going to continue on for another hour. Yes we want to see them succeed in getting out an excellent product, but like Mad Man, it isn’t necessarily their jobs we admire, except maybe for Cameron, but the complexities of the characters themselves. Their motivations are all very real and backed up by the revelations about their pasts. I really hope this Show renews as it it’s the top most interesting show I’ve seen in a long time, and I especially hope the mumblings and reviews by the mediocre minds don’t hamper the renewal of this show… producers have to stop listening to people who ridicule and complain unthinkingly about shows, generally these people just hate everything and want to vent their negativity. Halt & Catch fire is an absolutely EXCELLENT show in every way..

    • Suzy says

      ITA! I find this series absolutely compelling. It has become my favorite show. But, of course every time I love a show, it is cancelled. In this age of instant gratification, I think a lot of people don’t want to really pay attention and if something doesn’t catch their eye in the first 20 seconds they dismiss it and throw it on the trash pile. And so it goes, The Kardashians and Big Brother march on. Doesn’t give me much faith in my fellow human beings.

  6. cam says

    Gotta’ admit – I’ve liked the show from the beginning. The acting is amazing – especially the actors who play “Cameron” and “Joe”, but the show still wasn’t compelling. That started to change a few episodes ago when the background of the characters started to fill in. Now I am intrigued by them, and I am getting hooked. Hope AMC renews the show for season 2. It will help cure my “madmen” blues when it ends next season.

  7. Gay Man says

    I have to say, this series has been nothing short of boring since the first episode. It did nothing but go down hill from there. And if you didn’t notice, I’m gay so that scene had no bearing on my decision.

  8. R says

    I can’t believe that the guys here didn’t like the whole series just because of the gay scene. Come on, the characters are great, cliché my ass, and you need to stop being homophobes, right the way! The series are great, and shame on you homophobes, grow up! If that shocked you, then you shouldn’t be watching a adult show!
    Let’s go H&CF!!!

  9. Bruce Lowe says

    I liked the first episode. I was prepared to let it play out for the season. I’ve been in favor of gay rights since before it was popular, and so I have to say, I was shocked by my reaction to the gay scene. It was a stomach turning experience for me. I guess what I learned about myself is that I may favor gay rights (civil union, not marriage), but I am definitely a don’t ask, don’t tell individual. Sorry to say, that scene is one that I don’t want to see repeated on my TV, in my living room. It was the last episode I’ll watch.

  10. Anonmous says

    Every episode “We are building a computer.” Next episode “Find out if they built the computer.” How exciting!

  11. Anonymous says

    The show had Cliché characters from the start but I was willing to give it a try. Until they took one of the characters to a place I neither wanted to see, nor was prepared to have envade my home. I will never watch this show again. It chose to alienate an already depleting audience. We are fans of AMC but this show was a bad idea.

  12. Anonymous says

    The show had Cliché characters. I was willing to give it a try. Until they took one if the characters to a place I neither wanted nor was prepared to have envade my home. I will never watch this show again. It chose to alienate an already depleting audience.

  13. Rick Sampsell says

    The reason I found this website was I was searching to see if this show was canceled.
    If you can’t stay awake when watching a show then it can’t be very exciting. Or maybe it’s just not my type of show. It took a few weeks for me to realize how stupid it was. If it was going somewhere I would still watch it. What a waste of good talent.
    I should also say that the gay scene caught me off guard. However to be honest that was it for me.

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