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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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Linda Grube January 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm

This show is great what a mistake to cancel it.


Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

PLEASE, someone else pick up this show! It’s the best show, has plenty of suspense,drama & the captain is absolutely great! Enough with the dumb, idiotic shows, let us have SOMETHING worthwhile. Please, rethink this or let another network pick it up, we are starving for great entertainment.


Neal January 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

This show needs to be renewed or shopped to SiFi channel. They always cancel the good shows, could use better writing…


Theresa January 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I love this show, I’m a viewer from Uk and would love a change of mind and a 2nd series, think about it, I for one would be grateful. Go on do it…….


Vincent A January 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

A great show, a definite contender for the most gripping current show. A stupid knee jerk reaction to poor time slot selection. That is not the fault of the show. Everyone I know that has seen this, does not miss an episode no matter what. I hope another network picks this up and shows the rest of the population what a great show this is and pulls in the ratings.


R.J.L. January 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The show is too good to cancel. The time slot is terrible. Should be a 10:oo pm show. The creators should shop it around. If not, it sure was a great ride.


Polarsnake January 20, 2013 at 12:10 am

As a person that seems to work 14- 16 hour days, I always try to make time to be home to watch the intrigue of each new episode. I am disheartened to learn this evening that the show will not be continued. It portrays a valid alternative to our current political and world situation. Though from a military standpoint, some areas are weak, it does provoke some thought in relation to our Constitution and the rights and responsibilities of the American public.


sneezie January 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Not only do I watch it on Thursday evenings , but also online with less commercial interruption , so I get to enjoy it even more. ABC should be ashamed that they’re cancelling this awesome show ! Love the cast as well as the plot. Sad to see you go : (
Also , what the heck was the reason for cancelling 666 Park Avenue ?
Yet Another show with a great cast and story line bites the dust : (
Hello CBS and NBC….guess whose shows I’ll be watching now ?


Brian January 16, 2013 at 6:28 am

This is sad news for me. As a veteran Submariner; I was getting into this show. Not so much for the techi-sub stuff (because the real deal is different) but strictly for an entertainment i could relate to as well as look forward to watching after being pretty much saturated with comedy and chick-dramas over the years of trying to watch the tube.

why cant they just put it in a timeslot with a better chance for them???


Kai January 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I will be highly upset if Last Resort is canceled. This is my SHOW! The show Jericho was canceled and the fans had a fit. I have been waiting for weeks for last resort……bring back my tv show. Please!!!!!!!! Can we say if ABC won’t broadcast it how about another network!!!!!!!!!!


William January 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm

I agree I’m so upset that show was the best thing on network tv the plot and actors were all great but the ratings couldn’t beat other shows on Thursday I hope the creators take it somewhere else


Mon January 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

It is a shame that they have cancelled this show and are keeping the boring and actually stupid reality shows. We looked forward to Thursday nights because of it. The intrigue of the plot and the caliber of acting went way beyond any of the other shows.


carlos January 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

unbelievable that this will get cancelled, but other shit crap shows get to stay? wtf is wrong with people these days. sto stupid


Vic January 13, 2013 at 8:21 am

Great show. Could it happen??
Never know, Andre brings the whole theme to life.
What a shame a show of this caliber is being canceled when compared to the regular crap that is dished out every day.


ss January 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I am so dissappointed that tv like Nashville and the X Factor get to keep ruining my primetime watching pleasure, and thoughtful shows like Last Resort get tossed away because people are too focused on instant gratification to put much effort into thinking through a real drama. When will networks stop dumbing down tv and offer a real variety for everyone, not just the easily amused. Thank you for keeping shows such as Scandal and Castle.


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