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. Lew says

    great show. can’t believe it’s cut and the worst shows are saved. makes no sense.

    incredible actors, well written. ABC made big mistake letting this one go.

  2. Benjamin Benton says

    Last Resort is definitely the best show if its kind on the air in 2012. I haven’t watched any weekly television since Lost and 24 ended and just when we finally have imaginative, interesting action drama, it gets cancelled due to the network’s foolish decision to run it against well-established shows on other networks. Give me a break!! I’m glad they’re not running any type of business that matters to the world. For crying out loud, have some scruples and keep this very entertaining and thought-provoking show on the air. Run it at the right time slot to be successful. It’s not the show. It’s the strategy. And I assure anyone from the network who may read this post that I rarely watch ABC for anything else. Get a clue. Please. Outside of shows like Last Resort, your programming is awful. This is clearly evidence that the big networks cater to the lowest common denominator. Garbage for those who love garbage. Yay America!

  3. Paul says

    I am shocked by the news that my favorite show since 24, that is in fact, the only show I watch in the week, is being yanked. A show with some imagination and a sort of historical fiction in our own time is so much more interesting than 99% of the trash that Hollywood and the networks keep putting out. I think this show explores the importance of personal ethics and morality in a way few recent shows have. Shame on ABC for giving up on this significant contribution to the viewer’s options this year. All of your reasons are boring to me. Money inadequate? You’ve got plenty! How about contributing something to our national discourse on the limits of personal vs. societical ethics? Time slot wrong? Find a less competitive one. Viewers need to have this show to watch when the alternative is “Live Action!” (Animal Planet), Jersey Shore, and the continual drone about fiscal cliff from the news networks!

  4. says

    they should have a second season due to the fact that certain cable company s only have it on demand and that is not fair or they will not carry the show. this show is abreath of fresh air when it comes to programing and i thing is should be givin a second season they kill the good shows and keep the crap on the air look what happen to jerico a good show and they killed it after two seasons

  5. La Emgee says

    I love this show! Problem is, half the time the Chicago-area affiliate is not even airing this show, which could account for the changing ratings. I only get to watch them in my cable company’s on-demand feature. This stinks! How dare the network blame low ratings?

  6. Wendy Edmonds says

    I love this show. My family loves this show. My co-workers love this show. My friends love this show. What happened????

  7. anonymous says

    Keep the show! its one of the best ones on tv. I dont see any reason in hell vegas is the number one show and is still running when this one is not!!!

  8. Tim says

    Great show! Andre makes it all worth watching. The show keeps me on the edge of my seat, wanting more. Please………find it a good timeslot.

  9. Anthony Nelson says

    This show has great potential but ABC stuck it in a hell time slot. It has a realistic drama and appeal like Homeland. I think ABC should should give this show a proper chance in a better time slot. Can we start a petition for that or maybe convince another station to pick it up?

  10. Lonny says

    Last Resort may be too sophisticated for an 8 pm timeslot. I think the Sunday 9 pm time slot occupied by Park Avenue 666 would have been better. Probably the only thing to revive it at this point would be winning a best new series award. I think they should just kick 666 off the page and run Last Resort in the timeslot. Perhaps a montage combining big chicken dinner and some other slower moving episodes together. There’s a first for everything.

  11. Gary says

    Last Resort is really developing quickly. It reminids me of Lost. It started out with little support but as it developed as a plot, more followed. ABC should stick with shows longer before cancelling them. Last Resort plot moves rapidly with lots of twists and turns. Great writing and acting. Keep it ABC….don’t be so squeemish.

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