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. says

    BRING LEVERAGE INC. BACK
    IT IS THE BEST SHOW THAT HAS BEEN ON TV FOR A LONG TIME USA PLEASE RENEW LEVERAGE FOR A SEASON SIX>
    ALDIS HODGE, BETH REISGRAF, CHRISTIAN KANE. THEY CAN CONTINUE THE GOOD NAME AND BRING DOWN EVERY CORRUPT RICH PERSON ON THE BLACK LIST. WITH THE HELP OF SOME OLD FACES OF CORUSE. LIKE CLAYAN CRAWFORD, JERI RYAN.
    BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sharon jackson says

    Can’t believe fox channel gets rid of the best programmes on tv leavage is the best stop putting crap on an keep what the viewer’s want why don’t u read what the people want

  3. Susan says

    Absolutely renew Leverage for a sixth season. I cannot believe that TNT would cancel this show. The story line is excellent, the actors are a joy to watch and you have a solid core group of people who watch the show. What is the problem TNT? Give us a break. Please reconsider the decision to cancel and keep this show on and the cast together.

  4. Sabrina says

    Renew the series!!!! Definitely I would do
    Anything to get the show back on the air. I love
    It I even cried when I heard it got cancelled.
    Please TNT if you have a soft spot in your heart
    BRING BACK LEVERAGE!!!! And Nate and
    Sophie should come back to the team eventually
    Thanks Sabrina

  5. karen says

    Ted–have you lost your head? Apparently so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Find a way and bring back one of the best shows ever on any network. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. YOU do OWN THE NETWORK, DON’T YOU?

  6. nekoi says

    one of best con man tv show,,,
    it’s more than a team and job,,,
    they just like family,,,
    you can expand it to many direction after nate gone,,,
    please bring our family back,,,,,

  7. Linda says

    One of the best shows!! Should absolutely not have canceled it….wrong move…plus ratings during the holidays and political mess of the elections we just went through? Leverage was and is, a great intelligent, well written and with unique characters..terrific concept and can relate to the Robin Hood concept…I have been there and wished I had a team like leverage to help. Plus there was minimal violence and killing…what a relief…
    Well done cast and writers/producers.
    TNT should not cancel Leverage…poor decision on their part. I am sorry…

  8. Deb says

    WHY would you cancel one of the most interesting funny shows on tv? When I saw Sophie & Nate leave I had a bad feeling, so I looked online, Please bring this back!!!! The characters are great & yes I know it’s fiction, but I will really miss them. Will you be making movies of this series for TNT for those of us who really like this show? & no dvd set of the last season? It was one of the best. Debbie

  9. Jenna Stone says

    DON’T DO IT! Viewer-ship may have dropped because you can’t compete with Sunday night football and Sons of Anarchy. This show has a place- just find the right time slot. The cast chemistry is awesome. I don’t want Elliot and Hardison to go away. Keep it going.

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