Touch: Season Two Ratings

touch tv show - season two ratingsDespite mediocre ratings, FOX renewed Touch for a second season. Will the TV series’ luck hold out long enough for it to be renewed for a third season — or will it be cancelled instead? We’ll have to wait, watch the ratings, and see.

The second season of Touch typically airs Friday nights on the FOX network. They’ve ordered 13 episodes and the show’s cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas, Maria Bello, Said Taghmaoui, and Saxon Sharbino.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Touch is going to be cancelled or renewed for a third season.

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Final series averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.66 million total viewers.

Episode 02-13: Friday, 05/10/13
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 2.42 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 2.66 million.

UPDATE: Touch has been cancelled after two seasons.

Episode 02-12: Friday, 05/03/13
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 2.19 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.71 in the demo with 2.68 million.

Episode 02-11: Friday, 04/26/13
0.6 in the demo (0% change) with 2.22 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.72 in the demo with 2.73 million.

Episode 02-10: Friday, 04/05/13
0.6 in the demo (+20% change) with 2.29 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.73 in the demo with 2.78 million.

Episode 02-09: Friday, 03/29/13
0.5 in the demo (-29% change) with 2.37 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.74 in the demo with 2.83 million.

Episode 02-08: Friday, 03/22/13
0.7 in the demo (+17% change) with 2.79 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 0.78 in the demo with 2.89 million.

Episode 02-07: Friday, 03/15/13
0.6 in the demo (-14% change) with 2.22 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.79 in the demo with 2.90 million.

Episode 02-06: Friday, 03/08/13
0.7 in the demo (-13% change) with 2.60 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.82 in the demo with 3.02 million.

Episode 02-05: Friday, 03/01/13
0.8 in the demo (+14% change) with 2.90 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 0.84 in the demo with 3.10 million.

Episode 02-04: Friday, 02/22/13
0.7 in the demo (0% change) with 2.51 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.85 in the demo with 3.15 million.

Episode 02-03: Friday, 02/15/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 2.56 million (-29% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 3.36 million.

Episode 02-02: Friday, 02/08/13
0.9 in the demo (-18% change) with 3.59 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 3.76 million.

Episode 02-01: Friday, 02/08/13
1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.94 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 3.94 million.

Compared to the TV series’ debut a year ago, the season premiere was way down in the ratings — by 72% in the demo (vs a 3.9 rating) and by 67% in viewership (vs 12.01 million). Not good — even for a Friday night show.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season of Touch averaged a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.2 million viewers.

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 still like the Touch TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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117 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Anonymous says

    Please give it a chance mid season then changing nights the show is inspiring and a refreshing change from some shows. There are only a few out there and Touch is one of them. Give it a chance.

  2. Best Show Ever says

    Touch is one of the best shows to have ever been aired. It should not be cancelled just because of a few low ratings. Besides, the main reason it is not as popular as it deserves to be is because not many people know about. TO ALL FANS OF TOUCH: if you want to see Touch come back for a third season, we must inform others about the show and persuade to watch it. So, anyone who is part of a social networking website needs to tell their friends how much they love this show, the best show to have ever been aired.

  3. Touch watcher says

    Please, this show isn’t violent at all! Turn on any other channel and watch some of the drivel that exists, then go back and appreciate touch for what it is, one of the only good shows on television today. David mazouz, who plays Jake is amazing. He has perfect timing and is just amazing! The story of people connecting is still there, but it’s not all sunshine and roses, so people are beating up the show.

  4. Season 1 Fan says

    It’s been said enough here, but I need to say it too.. Season 1 was inspiring. Each episode left you with a feeling of hope and resolution. It was a very positive show, which is rare. Now as many point out, it’s dark and full of violence, ill will, conspiracy, deception. The boy is no longer a plot driver but is now just a plot device. His relationship with his father, which was a huge part of the plot in season 1 is no longer even a factor. The numbers thing, which was the fabric of each plot in the first season, is now just thrown in because we expect it. They changed the show, basically ruining it’s premise, in order to cater to the mindless masses lust for thrillers, conspiracy, and danger. I am only still watching it in the hopes it will get better. Get back to what it was. But I’m losing hope as this story arc continues.

    And must I be the first to mention it? Not only do I miss Danny Glover and Gugu (and can’t stand Amelia’s mom) but losing the Japanese twins really damages what made the show so uplifting in Season 1.. what a positive vibe of consistency they brought to the show, as they reappeared throughout the season, and more importantly, they were the primary demonstration of how everything was connected, people across the globe. Which was supposed to be the point of the show. Now some big corporate plan for world domination. Now the subplots do nothing but support that main story arc. The positive vibe has been obliterated. I guess we have to wait for the season finale for that one, unless they leave us with a devastating cliffhanger, which would fit the current pattern.

  5. Dave says

    Last year Touch followed American Idol if I remember correctly. Is it any wonder the ratings are down, if for no other reason than that alone?

  6. Paula says

    Touch Season 1 was most enjoyable and a very clever, refreshingly different idea for a series. Season two is also good, but like others have commented, I’m disappoined in the increased violence. There is plenty of violence elsewhere on TV; we don’t need more of that. I miss the intriguing sub plots and how they all fit together. Please keep the series, get rid of some of the violence, and give us intriguing action and problems solved without murder and violence!

  7. Anonymous says

    They ruined the show in season 2. Maybe some people feel it’s better now… but it’s not what the show initially was about. In season 1, nearly every episode left you with a “feel good” ending. There was always a separate thread or story that made you wonder how exactly it would tie in at the end. This season is straightforward conspiracy and murder with almost no likable characters.

  8. Georgia says

    The first season seemed to be about the miracles of lives touching. Season 2 so far is just about “conspiracy theories.” I’m hanging with the show, but I really preferred Season 1.

  9. Peter C says

    This is one of the best Shows I have come across. Once I found out about the show, friend lent me Season one which I watched all epsiodes straight three times over. Just brillant. Please contiune with more seasons….

  10. Anonymous says

    My daughter (13 yrs) and I were very excited for season 2 of Touch. Season 1 was Phenomenal. It was nice to watch a suspensful show that lacked violence. However, we were extremely disappointed while watching the season 2 premier. There were two murders! I don’t think my daughter will ever watch it again. Why would they change such a good show? Why does everything have to be so violent? Truly a disappointment.

    • Anonymous says

      Episode 3 had no murders and the numbers actually led to people’s lives being saved! And it was excellent. I think they wanted to emphasize the dager the kids are in in the premiere. Hope you’ll try again!

  11. Anonymous says

    I’d love to like this show, but MY SON TOLD ME NOT TO! (geesh!) I watched the first 5 episodes but having a grown arsed man running around telling people “my half-baked son told me to do this” just wore me out.
    Bring back 24 and axe this time-waster.

    • DHarvell says

      If you think the show is about a “half-baked kid”, then you’re obviously not able to grasp the very most basic concept of the show. The kid isn’t some “half-baked” idiot. Rather, he has a special ability given to a very small group of people – usually appearing to us “normal” folk as being “special needs”, when really, they are so far above us, that we would never have a chance of truly understanding. I suggest watching the show, from the beginning, so you can get that concept.

  12. Kelly G says

    I absolutely love the TV series Touch. It’s unique, educational & touching. I really hope they don’t cancel this show!! I look forward to the 2013 episodes!

  13. says

    I really like the show Touch. Very refreshing to watch something on tv that isn’t all about violence or reality shows featuring people with no manners, talent, least of all self respect. I very much hope enough people agree with me, but alas they usually don’t watch tv.

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