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. Judy and Jim Hylen says

    We absolutely love the show. Please don’t cancel it. It is so intellectually stimulating and very thought provoking.

  2. olivier says

    Love the show too..
    Often happens that aren’t doing good in the US are doing good over here in Europe.
    They get cancelled then anyway.
    Would be a pitty if they cancel it

  3. Me three says

    They need to keep touch on air. I particularly liked season two, however I am satisfied with any format this show takes as long as it continues into season three.

  4. Jennifer says

    This is..the best show I’ve ever watched. It can not end. It is a perfect mix of everything that is international and curious. I absolutely adore this show. It isn’t the usual, but tr best show ever. I will not accept it to be canceled.

  5. Rachel says

    I love this show and watch it every week. I can’t wait to watch it the following week, I hated when the season was over….why are they cancelling? It seems as though all fox is showing are stupid cartoons.

  6. hello says

    Fox is evil if they cancel touch. It is worth watching unlike everything else on right now. If only all the touch viewers could threaten to stop watching Fox’s shows. Maybe then it would stay on tv. If only.

  7. Mel Meister says

    I wish that there would be a return to Season 1 storylines. If that could be done, then, by all means, keep Touch on the air.

  8. Lenesa says

    This can’t happen. I literally just got emotionally addicted to this show. The patterns, numbers, connections.. It’s just brilliant. It would be absolutely foolish to cancel an intelligent show like this. I’ve gotten my friends attached to this series! Although I’ll admit that season 1 was more likable because it involved patterns with people all over the world. Now its just about Martin, Jake, Amelia, Calvin, Auburn (idk how to spell it) and the people going after the 36. Nevertheless, season two is still breathtaking and it always keeps me on the edge of my seat. This show made me wonder about phenomenons of our world.. & i’m just 14. I will be so hearrbroken if season three gets canceled.

  9. Deb Fortman says

    My family and I love this show, keeps us on our seats.
    It is so aggravating, everytime we find s show we all watch,
    it gets cancelled.
    Best story line ever. Please don’t cancel Touch.
    Its so hard to get involved in shows these days.
    We get intetested and then it’s gone

  10. Marylyn says

    I absolutely love this show. Each week my son & I sit down & watch this show. We can’t wait for the next show. It would be an awful shame to take this show off the air, it is one of the better shows. They seem to cancel the good show, because they are in a bad time slot up against another show that is popular/liked a lot. They need to place it in a time slot where other people will watch it too. It would also help if it could get just as much promotion as some of the other shows on the same time slots, it would actually give the show a chance.

    Before you cancel the show please consider some of my suggestions. Thank you.

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