Leverage: Season Five Ratings

Leverage on TNT season five ratingsThe coolest gang of thieves, grifters, and con artists (Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, and Timothy Hutton) are back for a fifth season on Leverage.

Will the TV show continue to bring in ratings that will get it brought back for another year on TNT? As you know, the TV series’ ratings are the best way to tell if Leverage will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season.

The fifth season of Leverage typically airs Sunday or Tuesday nights. There are only 15 episodes this time (vs 18 last season).

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

Final season averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.48 million total viewers.

Episode 05-15: Tuesday, 12/25/12
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 3.04 million (+36% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.48 million.

Update: TNT has announced that the series has been cancelled.

Episode 05-14: Tuesday, 12/18/12
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 2.23 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.44 million.

Episode 05-13: Tuesday, 12/11/12
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 2.05 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.65 in the demo with 2.46 million.

Update: The season finale of Leverage may serve as the series finale.

Episode 05-12: Tuesday, 12/04/12
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 2.41 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 0.67 in the demo with 2.49 million.

Episode 05-11: Tuesday, 11/27/12
0.5 demo rating (-29% change) with 1.91 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 0.68 in the demo with 2.50 million.

Update: Leverage is expected to return in the winter with the remaining five episodes.

Episode 05-10: Sunday, 09/16/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 2.45 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.56 million.

Episode 05-09: Sunday, 09/16/12
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.63 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.57 million.

Episode 05-08: Sunday, 09/09/12
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 2.19 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.56 million.

Episode 05-07: Sunday, 09/02/12
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 2.35 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.71 in the demo with 2.62 million.

Episode 05-06: Sunday, 08/26/12
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 2.62 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 0.72 in the demo with 2.66 million.

Episode 05-05: Sunday, 08/19/12
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.39 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.67 million.

Episode 05-04: Sunday, 08/12/12
0.6 demo rating (-14% change) with 2.32 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.74 million.

Episode 05-03: Sunday, 08/05/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 2.61 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.73 in the demo with 2.88 million.

Episode 05-02: Sunday, 07/22/12
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 2.63 million (-22% change).
Season averages: 0.75 in the demo with 3.01 million.

Episodes 05-01: Sunday, 07/15/12
0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.39 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 3.39 million.


Reference point: The fourth season of Leverage averaged a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.76 million total viewers. It was renewed in August 2011 after six episodes had aired.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Leverage TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for season six?

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327 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Lori says

    Love Leverage! It has to be renewed for another season. I watch it every week! I am so tired of reality shows we HAVE to keep the good ones going!

  2. Kerryanne says

    Definitely renew! Need a season 6. I have watched Leverage since season 1 and absolutely love it!! Stellar cast, fantastic writing and directing. Very entertaining!!

  3. kathye says

    YES! Leverage should be renewed. It is one of the better shows on TV today. While reality shows are the trend because they are basically cheap and easy to produce not requiring sets or writers they also have no storyline and no real way to ‘invest’ in the show.
    Not everyone likes or watches reality shows. Leverage is an excellent show with a great ensemble cast.

  4. Roberta Adkins says

    WE NEED A SEASON SIX! AND SEVEN AND SO ON!!!! This is the best show on Tv rifgt now, Best writers,Actors,Directors,the entire Crew! RENEW! RENEW! RENEW!!!

  5. katharine koch says

    Leverage must go on, a series for the whole family. We do not miss any episode. Necessarily for another season!!

  6. mary e. brewer says

    RENEWAL of LEVERAGE for many many many more seasons would make me an extremely HAPPY WOMAN! LOVE the show.. never miss an episode,.. even do my best not to miss a re reun episode on ION CHANNEL either.. The everything abt the show is amazing,, THE CAST awesome THE WRITERS creative genius’s THE SPECIAL EFFECTS out of this world and the rest of the crew amazing.. they all come together to make an wonderfully origianl show!

  7. Mary Anne Waddick says

    I say Renew! I am one of the people that watches every week! I also have all of the seasons on DVD and I watch them over an over, they are wonderful! I have pre-ordered the books. I would also order collectible cards if they made them. Please, please Renew for a Season 6!

  8. Michelle Renee says

    Yes, I think it absolutely should be renewed for a 6th season. Is a great show! It was great in season 1, it is currently great in season 5 and with the strong cast and writing team this show has I know it will be great in season 6.
    Leverage held its own with no lead in show, a time change, and little to no advertizing. The ratings were good if you keep in mind the programming what they were up against this Summer… Sporting events such as Nascar, NFL’s first season game, and the Olympics, also some of TVs top rated shows, The Kardashians, The Season Finale of the Bachelor and True Blood.
    The remaining shows are coming back on Tuesday Nights at 9pm in November. This could mean trouble because there are some heavy hitting Fall shows on Tuesdays. With the help of DVR I can only hope the loyal Leverage fans are able to keep the ratings to an acceptable level for TNT executives. I so very much want them to renew Leverage for at least one more year. It is my favorite TV show and I would be very disappointed if it were gone.

  9. Mini says

    Oh, you’re soooo much supposed to do everything to get Leverage renewed! It’s the best show actually on TV. Great cast, creative writes, cool directors. Not afraid of running out of stories and con – so go on – go on – go on!!! PLEASE!!!

  10. Barbara says

    Absolutely, Leverage must be renewed! It is a smart show with great storylines and amazing actors, it’s fun for the whole family – no disgusting body parts and murders.

  11. Anna says

    Yes this show must be renewed – thoroughly entertaining, classy, and GREAT writers. Among all the schlock on cable television, Leverage is a true gem !

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