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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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Kyle December 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

Please bring leverage back

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liz December 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Ok now I AM SIK TO DEATH ABOUT LOSING EVERY DECENT SHOW ON TV!!!! IF TNT FOUND A BETTER TIME SLOT N DIDNT MAKE ME FIND LEVERAGE EVERY WEEK PERHAPS IT WOULD HABVE GOTTEN BETTER RATINGS!!!!- KILL KATHY BATES( HARRYS LAW) + I CANT EVEN NAME ALL THE OTHER DECENT ENTERTAINING PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN HUNG WITH THE NETWORK RATINGS TO MAKE ROOM FOR ANOTHER GOD AWFUL FREAKN REALITY SHOW IM JUST SIK ….GOD DANG IT IM PISSED

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Sunshine December 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Please keep Leverage on the air. This is absolutely my favorite tv show. I have started collecting the dvd’s so I can watch this show over and over again. They seem to cancel the best shows and keep the crappy ones on. I watch TNT just for Leverage, Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles. These shows are my drugs….I’m so addicted to them. LEAVE LEVERAGE ON THE AIR PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!!!!!

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luan December 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

you sould keep leverage on the air because i just started watching it and i just watch season 1 throw season 4 i thought i would hate it but then i watch it and i could not stop watching it so please keep is on the air please

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Fred December 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Well. It’s a done deal. TNT has decided to cancel Leverage. I am very sorry to see one of my favorite TV shows disappear. I sure won’t miss the final episode on Christmas Day.

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claudette December 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

i look forward to leverage every week never miss a show please continue for a sixth season

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Jake December 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

In a time where television is filled with horrible reality shows and sitcoms with punchlines my 6 year old can guess. Leverage is so far above the rest of these shows it is staggering to think that there is a question as to whether or not continue onto Leverage season 6. I am a single dad of two boys, 6 and 10, and Leverage is the only show that we watch together as a family. The writing is amazing, the sets and costumes are great, the cast has amazing chemistry together, and overall it is just an enjoyable show that I would be extremely disappointed not to see another season from.

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lisette December 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I loved the 1st 4 seasons of leverage. The 5th season, altho better than anything else on the tv, simply does not measure up to the previous seasons. Let it go before it goes downhill ant further.

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Theresa Moore December 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I have been anxiously waiting for the announcement of the renewal of Leverage. I love love love this show. My teenagers watch it too and last year when my mom came for a visit we watched a marathon of Leverage that I had saved on my DVR…please don’t end it for all of us. Its a great show with a fun twist!

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Jane K December 19, 2012 at 3:17 am

ABSOLUTELY renew Leverage for Season 6 & beyond!! Great show, original & highly relatable characters. Original stories, snappy dialogue, characters we really pull for – best, most clever thing out there!!!

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Chris Blystone December 19, 2012 at 12:39 am

TNT has done a great job over the last several years with some great series. In My opinion, leverage has been one of the bests. Need to canciel Falling skies, but not ANYTHING else. And stop these 5 and 6 episode shows. Thats whats killing ratings. Play the full season!!

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Alison Moore Smith December 18, 2012 at 1:52 am

Can’t take it anymore. We’ve watched from the start, but no more. The heavy-handed political statements are nauseating.

Don’t you think it’s odd that your “interns” are working for free, don’t like it, but are too STUPID to quit?

Adios!

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Brad Villain December 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes! Please renew it! I don’t follow many shows, but I follow leverage!!

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nubian princess January 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm

please bring leverage back. It was a wholesome show. No violence and true to life story lines. Leave it on which ever night has the less competition. Why do we keep on the violent shows? That is why we have so much bloody killings

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Donna Manning December 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Leverage is my favorite show. I sincerely hope it continues for a sixth season. I have all prior episode and frequently rewatch them. Love the gang.

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Pat December 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

I hope the producers of this show are not even considering cancelling this show. There are so few shows on TV now that a person really wants to tune in to see and Leverage is one! The actors and the scripts are far and above the average TV show. TNT is so much smarter than the national channels (NBC, ABC, CBS) because they offer better shows for their viewers! The national channels don’t even realize that we don’t want to see stupid reality and 2 – 1/2 Men and 2 Broke Girls! TNT has had (and I hope will continue to have) some of the best programming available today — The Closer, Bones and so many more. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL LEVERAGE!!!

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