Touch: Season One Ratings

Touch ratingsHere are the TV ratings for the Touch series. Kiefer Sutherland stars as a single father who discovers that his mute son can see things that no one else can. The first season of Touch typically airs Mondays on the FOX network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Touch will be cancelled or renewed for season two.

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

Episode 01-13: Friday, 09/14/12 (bonus episode)
0.7 in the demo (-46% episode-to-episode change) with 3.07 million.
Season average: 2.11 in the demo with 7.20 million.

Final season one averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.55 million total viewers.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 05/31/12 (season finale)
1.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.60 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.23 in the demo with 7.55 million.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 05/31/12
1.3 in the demo (-24% episode-to-episode change) with 4.58 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.31 in the demo with 7.82 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 05/17/12
1.7 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 6.02 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.41 in the demo with 8.14 million.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 05/10/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.84 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.49 in the demo with 8.37 million.

Update: Touch has been renewed for a second season.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 05/03/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.72 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.56 in the demo with 8.57 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 04/26/12
1.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.43 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 8.83 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 04/19/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 7.32 million; third pace at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.77 in the demo with 9.23 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 04/12/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.17 million; third at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.90 in the demo with 9.61 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 04/05/12
2.3 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 7.15 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.05 in the demo with 9.97 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 03/29/12
2.7 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 8.92 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.30 in the demo with 10.91 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 03/22/12
3.3 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 11.81 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.60 in the demo with 11.91 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 1/25/12
3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.01 million total viewers; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.90 in the demo with 12.01 million.

It was a very solid opening for Touch. The series had the second-best premiere of the season on any network (behind Once Upon a Time) and the third best debut of FOX’s current season, behind only by New Girl and Napoleon Dynamite.

FOX has used Idol to launch several new shows over the years — Glee, Human Target, Lie to Me, and Fringe — but Touch retained a higher percentage than any of them.

Will the numbers hold up? We’ll have to wait until the second episode airs on Monday, March 19th to find out.


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 Touch TV series? Do you hope that it’s cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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41 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Lm says

    Tired, tired of hearing the name Jake being yelled out over and over and over and over. The constant huffing and puffing is so annoying!!! Probably won’t watch it anymore.

  2. Debbie says

    Love, Love, Love this show!!! I’m absolutely thrilled that Kiefer is back! This show has it all….drama, action packed, makes you think and all the while it’s pulling at your heartstrings. Excellent show! I’m hooked!!

  3. Why Watch says

    Pilot was great, but this story seemed to run out of steam early. It was way more predictable. We’ll see what the future brings.

  4. Michelle says

    This was the best pilot I’ve seen in years. I’m totally hooked and can’t wait to see where the take this. Kiefer is brilliant!

  5. Shahhida says

    Loved Touch. Can’t wait for the next episode!!! Loved Sutherland and Mazouz!! Such an interesting plot and I loved how it all came together in the end.

  6. Gayle says

    Loved it! I agree, best new TV series I have seen in years! And very true to autism in some important ways. (I had a brother and have a niece who are autistic mutes much like the child in the show.) High production values. Surprising twists in some of the characters. Intricate interlocking plotlines that hold your interest throughout. (The synchronicities do stretch credibility, but that is sort of the point.) And I stumbled on this show completely by “accident,” which made me feel like part of the show, with its theme of synchronicity.

    They have laid a solid foundation here. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

  7. Sheila Ginsberg says

    Really good show – touching stories, very moving. I liked the gentle tone. The math/mysticism ploy is a little hard to take (my husband is a science teacher) but the heart of the show is very well done. There’s a movie from the 80’s called “The Best Defense” that also shows interconnections among people thru time. I recommend finding it.

  8. Dave says

    I think it was outstanding. It is not only entertaining but it makes you think. It will be interesting if the writers can keep coming up with great scripts like the first one. The acting is superb.

  9. Carol says

    Kiefer Sutherland was excellant in “24” and once again, although a very different role, has proven himself to be a fine actor. It was so touching to watch him as a loving father, trying to connect with his non-verbal son with autism. Two months to wait for the next episode is just too long to wait for such a captivating series to continue. I can’t wait!

  10. Susan says

    Unbelievable!!! That has to be the best new T.V. Series I have seen in years. It has all the elements to keep audiences entertained . You have a knockout I hope those who have not seen it take the time to watch… They will not be disappointed. I look forward to the series, but having to wait until March is just unfair. lol

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