The Leftovers: Season One Ratings

The Leftovers TV show ratingsThe television business is a tough one with few TV shows surviving to see a second season. Will The Leftovers on HBO be one of the lucky ones? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers follows what happens when 2% of the world’s population abruptly vanishes without explanation. The remaining population struggles to come to terms with what it means to be left behind.

The large cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Emily Meade, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, and Amanda Warren.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

8/13 update: HBO has renewed The Leftovers for a second season.

Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.6 million total viewers.

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What do you think? Do you like The Leftovers TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season two?

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  1. Woody says

    Sorry, must have missed something with this show. It’s so bad! Acting is @ best mediocre. The plot line goes round and round never leading anywhere.

    It has too many plot lines and the characters are not believable. If we have to endure another season of Liv Tylers sad performance or chasing Amy Brenneman around the mute circuit I’ll scream!

    Please HBO cancel this show! I looked at the last numbers and they are so sad! Put your money into Gof Thrones!!!!

    • Anonymous says

      Woody, why do you watch it? I just change the channel. I love it because it really makes me think. And an actor that can bring a character to life with gestures and their eyes….that’s admirable acting!

      • Terry says

        I think the acting is fantastic I hope they have season two I can hardly wait.
        Justin Theroux is one of the best actors I have seen in a while I don’t understand
        why we have not seen him in movies more often. I like it a lot and think there are
        Lots of other good actors in it too!

      • Woody says

        Due to limited time, I allow myself the pleasure of watching three series in the parallel season. I picked this one because I enjoy odd plots where people are enduring a struggle to achieve success through some sort of closure. I watched Lost and though disappointed with its ending I was thoroughly entertained! It was not a waste of my time! I find “House of Cards” very entertaining and absolutely a plot challenging experience!

        Now to point…. I avoid Mimes on the street for a reason! Yes, if you enjoy this type of performance, good for you, but they are somewhat lost on my scale must see! The entire series if over the top superficial and small! Jen Astins BF is a great actor, I do agree, but what a lost effort in this series!

        Anonymous….. I now wish I would have changed the channel!!!! Good advice!!!

  2. Terry says

    I believe the new season begins this summer maybe June. It seems like it has been forever since its first season. I like it a lot, I think there is a lot of good actors in this show Justin
    Theroux is extremely talented excellent actor. I will continue watching I agree with all the comments on here in one way or the other “thought provoking” for sure.

  3. says

    I love the leftovers I keep waiting for it to come back on I hope it’s not being cancelled I think it’s awesome never seen anything. Like it it dabbles in how people can change drastically in circumstances givin to them by there environment I love following the show when is it coming back

  4. John says

    Absolutely brilliant show. It took a episode or two to realize that what they are showing is the writings in the third book of the bible. The title sequence showing the church is probably what people would be seeing 500 years in the future, an event that no one at the time understood, people who they though traditionally should not go to heaven are going.

    Let me answer one guys question about why they are not looking for the people and trying to find out what happened. THEY HAVE! They spent 3 years looking for them and trying to come up with theory’s etc and yet they still have no answers, people just want to move on because they now know God exist and feel like they have been deemed unworthy and they cannot understand why so they just want to stop thinking about it.

    What you need to understand about the leftovers is that the writer is taking the old and new testament and using the main theme of the two for a third chapter, that pivotal idea is that God works in mysterious ways, for the people going through these events they must have their faith tested. If God had just raptored all the good people then everyone on earth would be on bended knees praying for his forgiveness. Instead God raptores a random group of people so as to confuse our “evolved minds” and leaves us in a state where people still have a choice to either have faith or ignore what happened and move on. When Christ died most Christians of the time ignored and forgot what had he did because saying you where a Christian was like admitting you where a heathen. Only a select few kept on going and preaching his word. In the leftovers the GR are the same, they keep reminding people of something which they now want to forget. Have you noticed in the show that the churches are always almost totally empty of followers. People want to forget God and forget what happened but the GR keep the truth in front of them and therefore get punished by the people. Much like how thousands of early Christians where killed for sport and hated by the public because the traditional Jews and the Romans realized that they must be unworthy in the eyes of God if they had a part to play in his Sons death, so they had to find a way to erase the event from history.

  5. eddee says

    Snugs, you and I and others who agree about this show are in a minority. And the others, the one who don’t try and need resolution all the time, are why good programs like The Leftovers are few and far between. It is them that dictate that half-baked shows thrive when there is no logical reason for them too. Good thing for the HBOs because network TV is too safe a place.

    • Daniel Paquin says

      I love this show and it would be sad to see it go away. There are still so many unanswered questions about what happened to the departed and we need to keep it going for a while longer.

  6. Greg says

    I love that show. It takes you all over the place emotionally. They could tone down the language some, but dang, that’s a good show!

  7. Stan says

    Wtf??????? I have no idea whats goin on with this,i don’t understand how 2% of the worlds population just vanishes and no one is trying to find out why they seem more bothered by a bunch of weirdos that think its a good idea to dress up in white and be on a constant Cigarette break

    • snugs says

      And those that are confused as to wtf is going on, that nobody is investigating the cause, put yourself in there place. It is early, people are still in a fog, walking around and living their lives in a daze. The human mind is a very complicated thing and how we react is so unpredictable……just like the show.

  8. Rory says

    The show has good acting I would find it intriguing if I thought there would be some resolution. I’m not going to waste my time wading through a bunch of Angst and BS if nothing is ever going to be solved or explained or anything. Otoh, love game of thrones, boardwalk empire, soa oh so many.

    I see u renewed it. Have fun. I won’t be there.

    • snugs says

      Those that feel they would be disappointed because it MAY have no end should watch this with the realization that that is the whole premise of this show. I’m not looking for a satisfying ending or ‘and they lived happily ever after’ ending because that isn’t reality. I just marvel at the acting and the writing as well as the directing of course. It is rivetting and very thought provoking and I feel I have watched something incredible every week.

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