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Last Resort: Season One Ratings

ABC TV series Last Resort ratingsWill Last Resort finally bring ABC great ratings in its timeslot or will it be cancelled — like last season’s Charlie’s Angels remake? We’ll have to wait and see.

The first season of Last Resort typically airs Thursday nights at 8pm on the ABC network. The cast includes Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Robert Patrick, Daniel Lissing, Dichen Lachman, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujah, Jessy Schrams, and Autumn Reeser.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Last Resort is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final series averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.26 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Thursday, 01/24/13 (series finale)
1.2 in the demo (+20% change) with 5.48 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 6.26 million.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 01/17/13
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 5.07 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 6.33 million.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 01/10/13
1.2 in the demo (+20% change) with 5.81 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 6.44 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 12/13/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 4.94 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.45 in the demo with 6.50 million.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 12/06/12
1.2 in the demo (+20% change) with 5.44 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 6.68 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 11/29/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 5.20 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.54 in the demo with 6.83 million.

UPDATE: ABC has cancelled the series but all 13 episodes are expected to air.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 11/15/12
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 5.68 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.61 in the demo with 7.06 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-06: Thursday, 11/08/12
1.4 in the demo (+8% change) with 5.98 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.68 in the demo with 7.29 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 10/25/12
1.3 in the demo (-24% change) with 6.53 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 7.56 million.

UPDATE: ABC has ordered two additional scripts.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 10/18/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 7.06 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 7.81 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 10/11/12
1.6 in the demo (-16% change) with 6.89 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 8.07 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 10/04/12
1.9 in the demo (-14% change) with 8.00 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 8.66 million.

Last Resort TV show supportEpisode 01-01: Thursday, 09/27/12
2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.31 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 9.31 million.

Year-to-year, the network was up slightly but that’s not very encouraging when you consider ABC was airing the big bomb known as Charlie’s Angels. It was a distant third in its timeslot in the demo and a close third in viewers — behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men on CBS and The X Factor on FOX. This is a tough timeslot but Last Resort clearly didn’t rise to the challenge.

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

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hobbygirl June 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Loved this show! So intense, well written and marvelously acted. I think the network did a lousy job of promoting it. Also don’t believe the network has the guts to continue airing a show that makes us think, especially about things like liberty, personal integrity, justice and what might happen if those in control of our government are more interested in money and power than in doing the right thing. The network big shots are obviously only interested in putting dollars in their pockets and filling our minds with a bunch of fluff (however entertaining that fluff sometimes may be).


Ricky Dorsey March 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I think networks should give each show at least two season if you don’t make it be then, there are no excuses. I really liked this show and will buy the DVD when it comes out. I recorded it from direct tv but will delete once I get the DVD.


Rick February 26, 2013 at 1:17 am

With all the reality shows, same old murder mystery’s ,This show and Vegas are about the only shows that I’ve been getting into. ABC this show beats “lost”. I remember NBC killing Star Trek. Can you give the show a break???


Lastresortbiggestfan February 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

Last resort is the best series ever made !! Such an amazing series and people all around the world really enjoy it !! Then why cancelled it ? In my opinion, Last resort deserves a chance! Please renew it and make the second series ! People will be extremely disapointed if Abc throw the series away … :/


Erkid Hoxholli February 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

One of the best shows I have seen so far.I think James King should be one of the main characters.Really want it to be continued.


Laura Brown February 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

Loved this show beginning of season to end Dvr every episode watched twice! Please bring it back!


Alex Rivera February 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I loved this show. It’s something very different from what we often see on TV.
If they are going to bring it back, then a new plot needs to be done.
The captain is gone so is the sub. :-/

We want Last Resort BACK!!!

XO Puerto Rico


3ack February 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

please renews-


ade of London, UK February 2, 2013 at 7:51 am

Please renew and make 2nd series


Anonymous February 1, 2013 at 11:56 pm

This show is amazing. Why cancel?


Lmathis5 February 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

PLEASE!!!!! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!! BRING THIS SHOW BACK ALONG WITH THE CAPT. (not sure how but he has to be in the upcoming season) The best days of the week are Thursdays night. A variety of great entertainment. Last Resort at 8, Greys Anatomy at 9, and Scandal at 10, lastly a rough start for work. But its worth it!!!!!


curtis January 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Love it, my wife and I watch every episode together. I think it is one of the best shows on tv. please bring it back!!!!!


earl January 30, 2013 at 11:21 am

i hate LR was cancelled very good show


Debbie Stetler January 30, 2013 at 2:41 am

It never fails a good show on tv and it gets cancelled. you have to give it a chance. very disappointed. Great show and better then watching junk on tv


Me January 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I don’t think this show should have been cancelled so quickly. It was a good show and deserved a full season. There is so much of the same ole same ole in TV an it is really bad when there are as many channels/options as there are out there & the overwhelming majority is pure CRAP! Sick of TRASH REALITY & comedy, & soap opera dramas shows! Where has the imagination gone?


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