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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.

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

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 }

Mats April 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This show must go on ! My whole family follow the series and we love it. And yes, it deserves a much higher rating!


karen April 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

Touch has action and enlightenment. Something for almost everyone. Faith and a sense of wonderment at the interconnectedness of all things. Science, technology and the global village that that has created. While still including enough murder and general mayhem! to satisfy the most lurid among us.
A Touch of this and that….
Please Fox don’t touch Touch! it is perfect where it is… renew it for a third season.
Shows that open up dialogue between parents and kids on faith science and how we all fit into this world are needed.


Linda April 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Renew this great show !


Sharon April 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

This is such a unique, thought provoking, television show! Nothing like it has ever been aired! PLEASE do not let this one go!!


Becca April 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

MUST have a third season of touch. BRING IT BACK!!


Sue M April 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Fox…Please don’t cancel this show!!!! It is my favorite tv show to watch out of all that are on the air right now… Please give it a chance for a third season possibly in a better following time slot.


Marty April 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

We like it – it’s the one show we are watching together now. We’d like to see a good ending, but not quite yet!


Rochelle April 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Please don’t cancel it! It’s the best tv show in years. We need to know the ending! Please don’t cancel it!!!


Anonymous April 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

The ratings say all you need to know. Some of us talked about it previously – they’ve ruined the show with this new direction they’ve taken. The show is no longer what made it special to begin with and people are quickly jumping ship week after week.


E April 1, 2013 at 2:00 am

Touch is my favourite show of all time! PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT!!!!!!!!!!


Cristobal Fernandez April 1, 2013 at 12:54 am

I implore the network to keep the show and renew it for a third season, PLEASE!!!!! As someone said above, this show is worth saving. With all due respect, there are so many wasteful shows that get renewed and some of them are meaningless and unproductive. Anyways, if anyone is interested in the show, please sign this petition.


Allen March 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Fox, please take a chance with Touch. It’s worth saving!


Zack S. March 31, 2013 at 4:28 am

I really think that this show is great i mean come on this show deserves to go on i mean if that retarded waste of money piece of shit show jersey shore keeps getting renewed than this show should definitely get a third season. I love the show Touch I like shows with extremely well done plot and story lines and this show is one of them. This show is by far one of the best shows on tv. This show should be renewed BOTTOM LINE!!!!!


Lasha March 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Please give this show a third season!!!!! One of the best shows on TV.


Jasmin Floyd March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

This is one of the only TV shows that I watch since so many others were cancelled. I need Touch to stay on the air!!! It deserves a much higher rating!


Bea March 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

This show is getting better and better. We need a third season!


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