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. Beth says

    My husband & I love this show and watch it regularly, even the reruns. The writing is thoughtful, personal, intriguing, and clever. I even let the kids watch a few episodes. This is so much better than the supposed “entertainment” on major tv channels. We even have ideas for new episodes. I don’t know what made them cancel this show. It’s one of the few TV shows that I watch. I would watch the show with just the three remaining actors. Still trying to figure out Sophie’s real name….

  2. Gwen Cooper says

    Well now that I know where fans stand when it comes to TNT I’ll no longer be watching this channel. It’s either that or throwing up every time I have to change the channel because there’s another nondescript half naked starlet spewing words that came from bad writing. Oh even better, i hope they bring more reality shows! *holds up sarcasm sign*

  3. Irene Adler says

    This is a really stupid move on TNT’s part. This was the only show my dad would watch on that channel and now that it’s gone they’re going to lose a viewer. I know it doesn’t make a difference but there it is. Hopefully a smarter network picks it up and TNT is left looking like the fool we all agree they are.

  4. geri says

    I agree with all of the comments raving about this show. It’s a sad thing to loose a show like this one while shows with absolutely no redeeming quality go on forever.

  5. Jax says

    Bring Leverage Back !!!!!

    it is too young to die

    one of the best tv shows ever, great plots, good humour !

    it could do so much more yet – are they mad at TNT????????????????

    there are 100’s of channels with rubbish on them for 23 hours a day
    and they can this show?????????????

  6. Kathryn says

    Who was the genius that cancelled such a wonderful show? TNT really needs to rethink this decision. Leverage is really entertaining and we love the characters. Viewing all of the comments, it would appear it had enough fans to keep it going. It would be the best news of 2013 if TNT answers the plea of Leverage fans and renew the show for many seasons to come.

  7. casandra Wilks says

    Leverage must come back! It’s 1 of the best shows on TV. When the season finale what come on I would always go to on demand to watch reruns. My 11 year old son also like the show And that is a good thing since he only likes car shows. Please give us something forward to looking at next season.

  8. says

    Leverage is a great show! It would be nice to see you leave a show on that requires a little thinking and has touches of comedy in a subtle way… Why mess with a good thing? I’m tired of seeing shows that attribute their ratings to stupidity and mindless humor. Also tired of all those Kardashian type shows. Bring back the shows of yesteryear… Leverage is all that… And keep all the same cast. They are great together!

  9. says

    I don’t have much time to watch tv, but I make a point to watch or DVR this show. I have bought evey season that has come out. I get upset when the season ends, because i hate waiting so long for the next season. If there is anyway you guys can bring this back, please do. I look forward to seeing this show. It is one of the best shows out there. Thanks Nate, Sophie, Elliott, Hardison, and Parker. If they don’t bring you back I will truly miss you guys.

  10. Jim Judge says

    Losing two more viewers here. I suppose the problem was it made people think (and they don’t like that) (same thing happened to the old Ellery Queen series).
    Sometimes shows have to surpass the bogus ratings scam.

  11. Clark says

    Leverage is one of the most entertaining shows on tv. Why TNT is canceling this show is a mystery to me. I personally, will miss Leverage and all it’s crazy antics and the comraderie
    Between the actors. If the powers that be made this decision based on “who knows what”, I
    Am very dissapointed in their managerial decisions.

    ps. You are losing some avid fans


  12. Jacquie says

    I have watched Leverage since it’s first episode, due to Timothy Hutton. I have been a huge fan of his since he first appeared on TV & the movies. The acting, and writing was by far the best of everything that TNT had to offer. Since this decision has been made, I would hope that upper leadership will take note of the requests to reinstate Leverage again.

    Absolutely, by far the most entertaining show, very uplifting. Especially with the financials times, this country is going through currently. Having someone actually help those in need was something to look forward to. Please reconsider this decision.

  13. DRUMDOG says

    Without Timothy Hutton, I don’t see how this series can continue. Nothing against the other talented actors on the show, but there needs to be a strong ring leader. NOW, I do believe it could work if James Sterling decided to front the gang, playing both sides of the justice fence. Other than that, I think it is time to say goodbye. Five years is a great run for any show. The season (series) finale was excellent. Thank you for giving the little guy hope and the giant guys some vulnerability, if only on our televisions for one hour every week.

  14. Karen says

    You have to keep Leverage on the air in 2013… We have to see how the “kids” can do on their own. Besides its a GREAT show!

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