Perception: Season One Ratings

Perception TV series ratingsOn Perception, Doctor Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is an eccentric neuroscience professor who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. As he helps solve complex cases for the FBI, Daniel sometimes sees things that aren’t there. More importantly, TNT’s hoping enough viewers will “be there” to give the series strong enough ratings to support a second season renewal.

Others in the TV show’s cast include Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan, and LeVar Burton.

The first season of Perception typically airs Monday nights and there are 10 episodes.

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Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.24 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 09/17/12
0.6 demo rating (-25% change) with 3.49 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.77 in the demo with 4.24 million.

Episode 01-09: Monday, 09/10/12
0.8 demo rating (0% change) with 3.54 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.79 in the demo with 4.33 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 09/03/12
0.8 demo rating (+14% change) with 4.21 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.79 in the demo with 4.42 million.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 08/27/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 3.98 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 0.79 in the demo with 4.45 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 08/20/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 3.90 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 4.53 million.

UPDATE: Perception has been renewed for a second season.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 08/06/12
0.7 demo rating (0% change) with 4.10 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 0.82 in the demo with 4.66 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 07/30/12
0.7 demo rating (-13% change) with 3.73 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 4.80 million.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 07/23/12
0.8 demo rating (-20% change) with 4.54 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 5.16 million.

Episode 01-02: Monday, 07/16/12
1.0 demo rating (+11% change) with 5.33 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.95 in the demo with 5.47 million.

Question: Is Perception too political?

Episode 01-01: Monday, 07/09/12
0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.60 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 5.60 million.


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 Perception TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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26 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Vickie says

    I’m sorry that some people are offended by the character cursing God / not believing in God.

    But this is a character, not a real person. People should have more respect for Freedom of Religion — even the right to be an atheist or agnositc. The point in the story was the irony of a character cursing God, when he did not believe in God.

  2. Vickie says

    Please renew this show — it’s intelligent and substantial. Most shows are typical fare, superficial and not that interesting.

    I love show that feature characters that are complicated, complex — and struggling with their inner demons. These are the best protagonists, because they are more heroic and more realistic, more human at the same time.

  3. Drk_angel says

    @L even Jesus Christ questioned God, what christian hasn’t at one point or another and is more supreme then he? I hate when people get to big for their britches and over compensate for their failings through religion. It’s there as a rubric not a rule, otherwise people would still own slaves, believe in fake medicines, etc grow some common sense.

  4. Duane says

    L, that’s just one scene and don’t be sooo sensitive. It’s a good show and the last eps. was weird in that he imagined the whole wknd. (?)

  5. L says

    I was changing channels and stopped on “Perception”. I heard him curse God. He called him an “a hole.” This is unaccptable! If he had cursed another entity or made fun of a ehtnic group, it would have made news and ratings would drop. I think people better think about what they support and what is just not right. I SO HOPE , this does not make it.

  6. Christin says

    I really hope this show isn’t cancelled. I absolutely LOVE it! It’s a great show . There is a whole group that we gather to watch it every week…ages range from 18-75. Non College & College students, Professors, Grad Students, & of course the every day hard working people who love this show! Please don’t cancel it! I know our small group of twenty people would be so sad to see this show get cancelled…it is a very refreshing concept on the ordinary. We LOVE the show! If there are 20 who get together to watch and discuss…there must be more who may not get together but love the show…we all are hoping, anyway….(fingers crossed).

    • gab says

      you should make a group on facebook. so that everybody who love the show will discuss thier own point of view every episode. I know this time is too late cuz they just finish the season, but i think it will be great to have a group like this

    • kymberli says

      And thats y i love it!! I know everything he is talking abt thanks to my the many many psych classes i took in college 😀

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