Revolution: TV Show Premiere Ratings

revolution tv show ratings on NBCLast night, NBC aired the first episode of Revolution. The network certainly needs a ratings revolution and, though shows like The Event, Alcatraz, and FlashForward have all failed to keep an audience, NBC is hoping their new “mystery” show will be a hit. Is it?

Revolution revolves around a world in which powered devices and machines stopped working 15 years ago. As a result, civilization ceased to exist as we know it and had to rebuild itself without any kind of technology. The show features the talents of Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, JD Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Derek Webster, and Daniella Alonso.

Per the fast affiliate ratings, the first half hour of the series premiere attracted a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.32 million total viewers. That’s a very healthy number and represents just a 12% drop off from the last half hour of The Voice.

The second half hour of Revolution attracted a 3.8 demo rating with 10.98 million, a decline of 14% from the first 30 minutes.

Overall, the debut drew a very healthy sampling with a 4.1 demo rating and 11.65 million. It’s expected that the ratings will decline a bit in week two but they could grow too. Many people may have watched the pilot episode online over the past couple weeks rather than tune in last night.

So, what do you think? Did you watch NBC’s Revolution last night? Will you watch again? Do you think the audience will grow or shrink in week two?

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  1. says

    Omggggggg I love this show everything seemed to happen to fast it felt more like a movie and kinda wanted some of the secrets to be later revealed & I am more of a tv series type of person I love tv shows & I hope this one sticks long enough

  2. J.B.Nimble says

    The show was terrible. The acting was sub-par, the story was boring, the fight scene was pathetically unrealistic, even the concept is bad. If you’re going to be cheap with the sets, at least have an interesting plot. I really wanted to like this, and I’ll try it next week again, but as of now, I’m not holding high hopes.

  3. J Asay says

    I’ve been interested to see how they would depict a derelict city….looked pretty convincing. I wish it was less violent (although I believe there would be plenty in real life) and showed more of the survival aspects of eating, shelter, water, etc. I will continue watching. Agree with previous comment about the body builder types…pretty stereotypical.

  4. Nick says

    I really liked the premiere of Revolution! This is such a good show, with such a great premise behind it. They have good actors and a great story, and they are all backed by great show-runners. I think this show has the potential to last for a long time, and hopefully it actually does. I really hope that it ends up being as good as it seems it can!

  5. Mike says

    I thought it “jumped the shark” before the half hour mark. When the thug on the horse rode in accompanied by the usual Hollywood body builders, I knew it would have no new plot. Fail.

  6. Katelin Hoffman says

    I watched it “On Demand” before it aired. I really liked it and plan to continue watching it. I am not sure it qualifies as a “hit” but it is sure better than a lot of shows that have remained on TV, in my opinion. I think a show like this can leave people wanting to see more because it is a whole new world. I am curious of the shows vision of life on our planet should we lose power.

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