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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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Reesie December 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Viewership down throughout the season can’t imagine why? Oh yeah, changed the night then didn’t promote it much. At least I got to watch the season finale (cuz i didn’t have to work that night) it was the best yet. Still can’t believe TNT messed this one up so bad. So not right! Amazing cast, terrific storyline, loved the characters! We can only work at it and hope another network picks up the show. We Need More Leverage!!!


Donna December 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

We saw this live and loved it. what a great show I will really miss it


Mini December 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Never was able to watch it live – not possible in Germany! But never missed an episode – can’t understand why it got cancelled. Just stupid! It was the best show I’ve ever seen! Still hope for somewhere whenever to get a season 6…


mary e. brewer December 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Watched LIVE! and LOVED it.. i loved every LEVERAGE episode!! there wasnt one i didn’t like.. the finally was indeed the BEST CON EVER though! hopefully another network will pick it up so we can have many more seasons of this awesome show!


mary e. brewer December 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm

ooppps FINALE not finally…


Jan December 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I can not believe it! My husband and I do not watch much tv. We found Leverage this year and watch it as often as we can. Go figure, anytime we find a show that we really like, one without blood, guts, sex, stupid stuff, they go and cancel it. Very sad. I hope reruns will keep going.


Chris Burgess December 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

This is so wrong to cancel Leverage. My husband used other words not repeating. We vote to keep the show or at least have another network pick this up. Cannot believe this has happened. so not right! Perfect cast, perfect story lines, perfect chemistry…what’s up with this decision?


lani p December 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

LEVERAGE fans — if you want to let TNT know how you feel go to this facebook page and “like” it – let your vote count!


Bonnie December 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

The good guys should have won a renewal. Hopefully, Dean Devlin will shop this show to another network. Great cast with a refreshing, positive story line.


M.E.G. December 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

I DVR this episode as I did with most of them. I agree that canceling thie show is a bad idea. I continue to DVR repeat episodes and watch them. The casting is great.


Don T December 29, 2012 at 4:02 am

I loved the final show. I’ve enjoyed the show throughout the years. It was a show where I liked all of the supporting cast but not the star character (Nathan Ford). SPOILER – I liked the way they ended allowing for a sequel with Eliot, Parker, and Hardison. Maybe TNT will consider a sequel series with them as the core.


Babe Curry December 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Its a shame it was cancelled. The TNT dirtbags dont relize that this show was the only show that wasnt like others; unlike the shows about crime investigaters and a town filled old women who drink wine. It was truley original.


Jill R December 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I DVR everything but I watched Leverage faithfully. Gonna miss it.


glenda banks December 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I loved the show it’s a shame that the are canceling the show. They were a great team together. They never killed anyone like some of our other shows. Hopefully they will appear in other shows .


Duane December 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I watched it! I did DVR it also, only because I was tired and went to bed. Too bad it’s ending.


Marsha Lewis December 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I think Leverage is a great show and I am very disappointed that the show was cancelled.
I loved the characters and they had a great chemistry. I wish they would reconsider their decision.


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