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Leverage: Series Finale Sees Jump in Viewers

Leverage series finaleThe last episode of cancelled Leverage provided a nice gift for TNT on Christmas Day. The series finale drew 3.04 million viewers to the cable channel with a 0.7 demo rating. That represents a 36% bump in viewership when compared to the previous week’s installment.

It was also nearly the show’s best viewer number since the season premiere on July 15th (3.39 million). Compared to last season’s finale on January 15th, TNT was up by 19% — vs 2.55 million.

The final season of Leverage averaged a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.48 million total viewers. Compared to season four, the show was down by 13% in the demo (vs a 0.8 rating) and down by 10% in viewers (vs 2.76 million).

What do you think? Did you watch the last episode of Leverage? If so, did you watch live, a DVR recording, a rebroadcast, or online?

 

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Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

This was a great show with great story lines and extremely likeable characters. The acting was great. The show was about helping people. I guess that was the problem. No blood, no guts, no sex scenes, no “reality”. TNT should be ashamed of themselves. Thank goodness CBS shows repeats of it. I wish they would pick it up. TNT has messed up royally. They should realize that there are many viewers that are below 18, (my daughter) and above 49, (me). We both loved this show and Monday Mornings as well. I’m not going to get involved in any more shows that start on TNT. Besides the fact that all of them are trash right now, I would hate to find one that I liked and have it cancelled again!

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Paul Carpenter April 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Are we going to get new episodes of Levrage. If not why not. PLEASE ANSWER

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Bajancutee January 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I hope TNT will reconsider!!! I love this show. I truly do and I hardly watch television otherwise….

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Isoel January 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I love leverage I hate it that they cancelled it… I wish they would bring it back… Leverage International… LOL

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Ann Ryce January 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

The reaosn ofr the jump was because TNT advertised it FINALLY! I wish TNT would change their mind or another station would pick Leverage up! The show is great for the whole family to watch and everyone involved with the show is just amazing and so talented! It was fair that it wasn’t given the advertisment it deserved. If nothing else a spinoff of Leverage Int would be great, Some one PLEASE pick up our show! It is to awesome to loose!

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Sharon January 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

The finale was superb.

Please re-consider your decision to cancel the series.

Thank You,

Sharon

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Michelle Renee December 31, 2012 at 6:07 am

Of course I watched the last episode of Leverage. And I thought it was great. I loved all the episodes, some more than others. I can say I was never disappointed, ever. I’ve saw episode one and was hooked. I, like most of the fan, have seen all of the episodes multiple times. They never seem to get old. Most of this season I was forced to see them via DVR or waited until the West Coast re-broadcast. Leverage is my favorite show but when its family “TV-time” sometimes you have to make compromises. It became harder to watch live after the multiple changes to time slot and night of the show. But I was sure to always watch it the same night aired, as I was too eager to see what that weeks adventure would entail.
Comparing this seasons ratings against prior seasons is a farce. TNT did not promote the show all Summer. What little ads they did run were during 3am reruns of Cold Case and a couple times a week they would put one on during the 10am reruns of Supernatural and one during the actual airing of that weeks Leverage episode. Other than that Leverage promos were nearly nonexistent. And if you are familiar with TNT you know they bombard every show with commercials and pop-up ads, but none were ever for Leverage. The fans were so angry they took to promoting the show themselves. There was a little, and I do mean little, more the week before the November return, but still lot of viewers were not aware of the new schedule details until a couple shows had already aired.
The fans never lost interest Leverage, the network did and its a shame because they lost a damn good show.

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