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.

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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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162 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Bruce Boehm says

    Last Resort – Excellent story – lousy timeslot. Should have picked 10PM – same as Nashville & Revenge. Whoever slotted it at 8pm Thursday should be fired

  2. Jamison says

    This show seriously rules. It is super depressing that isn’t doing so well. I really hope it doesn’t get cancelled!!!

  3. renee says

    I love it! Though I’m not sure how long they can stay on that island. I’m hoping some of them get to go back and maybe some court room drama can follow. The storyline hasto starts to unfold. They need to give up a little more before people start to lose interest.
    I’d like to see more of the “bad guys’ world”… you know, more on who is behind it, what’s up with this war, What are the pakistanis up to, etc. I loved the russians sneaking in. Maybe more of what the rest of the world thinks of it.
    And for the love of all, show us the president and his reaction! He should be a main character!
    But those are just my thoughts. :-)

  4. Andrea says

    Love the show! Have to DVR cuz there is so much competition in that time slot. I think it would do great with more people watching if it was in a different time slot. It would be sad to see this show go do to its terrible times lot !!

  5. Dr Hfuhruhurr says

    The acting/dialogue gets as little cheesy every now and then, but it’s enjoyable with a nice tense-at-times story. The biggest compliment I can give it is that every episode, there is at least one “HOLY CRAP” moment where something so unexpected and awesome happens where we all sit up and yell that at the same time! Braugher is great! I’d be less than thrilled if this show was canceled!

  6. Mac says

    Best new show of the season with many fresh new faces and better than average acting. Andre Braugher is an Emmy candidate and perfectly suited for his role. DO NOT CANCEL; INSTEAD, MOVE IT TO A DIFFERENT NIGHT & TIME SLOT WHERE IT CAN BREATHE!

  7. says

    DO NOT CANCEL
    Last Resort
    It is a marvelous show. Characters are full of life and dedication to their mission. All the episodes so far have kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m glued for a full hour!

  8. Ali says

    I actually love this show, I really hope they don’t cancel it, I agree with Elektro, it is very surprising and unique

  9. Elektro says

    This is the most surprising new show at tv.

    The set is unique, an island an a clausotrophic dark submarine with all elements of making nerv shaking. You could set an attack or beeing attacked a failure of the boot with drama and rescue in last minute.

    A love story on the island, a conquest against the crew, or the origin citizen mob.

    A political story in Washington and so on. This is a wide open story which could tell enough stories to be not bored.

    Other series are a copy of other series or the story is so flat or only for popcorn.

    I wish you give it a try, it is the best new series in 2012!

  10. Durak says

    At first I was highly interested, but the story lines and writing have gotten stupid. It was with great regret and disappointment I deleted by TiVo auto-record of this show.

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