The Firm: Ratings for the 2011-12 Season

The Firm ratingsHere are the newest ratings for The Firm. This TV series picks up 10 years after the events in the John Grisham novel and stars Josh Lucas, Molly Parker, Callum Keith Rennie, and Juliette Lewis. The first season of The Firm typically airs Thursday or Saturday nights on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Firm is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final series ratings: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.87 million total viewers.

Episode 01-22: Saturday, 07/14/12 (finale)
0.3 in the demo (-25% episode-to-episode change) with 1.72 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-21: Saturday, 07/07/12
0.4 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 2.27 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-20: Saturday, 06/30/12
0.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.56 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-19: Saturday, 06/23/12
0.5 in the demo (+25% episode-to-episode change) with 2.14 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-18: Saturday, 05/26/12
0.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.3 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-17: Saturday, 05/26/12
0.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.4 million. (fast affiliate numbers)

Episode 01-16: Saturday, 05/12/12
0.4 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 2.2 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.65 in the demo with 3.11 million.
Demo average rank: #20 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: The Firm has been cancelled by NBC but…

Episode 01-15: Saturday, 04/28/12
0.5 in the demo (+67% episode-to-episode change) with 2.1 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.67 in the demo with 3.17 million.
Demo average rank: #20 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-14: Saturday, 04/21/12
0.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 1.80 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.68 in the demo with 3.25 million.
Demo average rank: #20 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-13: Saturday, 04/14/12
0.3 in the demo (+33% episode-to-episode change) with 1.90 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.71 in the demo with 3.36 million.
Demo average rank: #20 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-12: Saturday, 03/31/12
0.3 in the demo (-25% episode-to-episode change) with 2.20 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.74 in the demo with 3.48 million.
Demo average rank: #20 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-11: Saturday, 03/24/11
0.4 in the demo (-33% episode-to-episode change) with 2.90 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.78 in the demo with 3.60 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-10: Saturday, 03/10/11
0.6 in the demo (+50% episode-to-episode change) with 3.50 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.82 in the demo with 3.67 million.
Demo average rank: #18 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-09: Saturday, 03/03/11
0.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.20 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.84 in the demo with 3.69 million.
Demo average rank: #18 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-08: Saturday, 02/25/11
0.4 in the demo (-20% episode-to-episode change) with 2.30 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.90 in the demo with 3.88 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-07: Saturday, 02/18/11
0.5 in the demo (-38% episode-to-episode change) with 2.70 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 0.97 in the demo with 4.10 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: The Firm has been moved to Saturday nights (the network TV graveyard).

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 02/02/12
0.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.0 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.05 in the demo with 4.34 million.
Demo average rank: #15 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 1/26/12
0.8 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 2.75 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.10 in the demo with 4.61 million.
Demo average rank: #15 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 01/19/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 3.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 5.07 million.
Demo average rank: #15 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 01/12/12
1.0 in the demo (-29% episode-to-episode change) with 4.23 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.27 in the demo with 5.62 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episodes 01-01 and 01-02: Sunday, 01/08/12
1.4 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 6.32 million; fourth in the timeslot at 9pm, second at 10pm.
Season average: 1.40 in the demo with 6.32 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

It was a very disappointing debut for this high-profile legal drama. In addition to the weak cumulative ratings, the early numbers indicated that many viewers tuned out as the two hour premiere progressed. Fewer people are expected to watch the next episode and The Firm already can’t afford to lose any viewers.

Compared to The Cape’s premiere one year earlier, the peacock network is down by 46% in the demo and 25% in total viewers. The Cape fell to a low 1.2 in the demo before being cancelled by NBC.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like The Firm TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. JGallagher says

    I love The Firm and think the actors are all great and the story is compelling and suspenseful. Wish that NBC would reconsider or another network would take it!!

  2. Judy Varner says

    Do NOT cancel The Firm…if NBC cancels, is there another network with the good sense to take it on?

  3. Michelle says

    I love this show! I haven’t been hooked on a show this bad since Alias or Lost. It’s so hard to find anything decent to watch on tv these days and this was the best I’ve found in years. So disappointed to find out it’s cancelled. I’m getting very tired of great shows being cancelled before given half a chance. Hoping another network will pick it up!

  4. mark says

    My wife and I look forward so much to sitting together and watching the Firm each week. We are hooked…most times we cannot watch it “live” so DVR becomes the special tool. It would be a tough dissappointment if our show was cancelled. We know several other couples who also enjoy this exciting and captivating show as well. Please listen to your audience and give this show more time to build its fan base……!!!!!!!

  5. Aerin says

    Love this show, I hope some other network takes them on, only intelligent people watch this show, and I guess all the non-educated don’t watch it, so this is why it probably won’t be renewed. Just goes to show what minds are out there watching TV

  6. Jackie says

    Please don’t cancel The Firm. I love and never miss it. It’s absolutely the best adrinlene rush on tv this year. Please reconsider.

  7. Lesley says

    LOVE THE FIRM. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT. Got to see what happens next season. This is our favorite TV show.

  8. Cindie Eubanks says

    I look forward to watching The Firm. The whole cast rocks!
    Great Dram that my husband and I both enjoy.

  9. Ei says

    Love The Firm – why is it that the really good shows keep getting cancelled and the lousy reality shows just seem to be taking over????

  10. Debbie says

    Pls. keep The Firm!! It’s one of the best shows. I am hating all the reality shows. We need better shows, like The Firm.

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