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. stacy says

    Loved this series. I can see in someways this idea could be possible. Hope you all change your minds and do another season.

  2. un-touch-ed says

    Wow I watch the first two season in 4 days its was so good.
    Then I’m searching for the start of season three only to find out it’s been canceled.
    I hope there’s a way the show can continue. I hope there is guidance from above to
    have the show continue in Jesus name I pray.
    P.S less violence please. It’s not needed.

  3. Christi says

    Just want to say I am sadder than sad that Touch was canceled! It was one of my 14 yr. old son’s and my favorites! – A high light in our week, we looked forward to. We would DVR it if we had to miss it due to a game and would sit down on the couch together immediately when we got home to watch it. Many a good meal and snack has been shared and great conversations afterwards and during commercials about what we had seen. We lost his dad a few years ago to cancer, so it hit home for both of us on some levels. It was such a unique show! I only just now found out because we have both been looking forward to the third season and I decided to do some research to find out when it gets under way. I know I am only one voice, but I will miss this show! Great writing! Great acting! As sad as I am that it has been canceled, I am thankful for the two wonderful seasons we did get to enjoy it. Thanks!

  4. Sabora Goins says

    Please bring back Touch. It is one of the few shows I wonder what will happen during the week and between seasons.

  5. Edward mora says

    Please bring it back it was the only tv show I loved and got so many friends into it recently any chance of it returning?

  6. Tambra says

    Just discovered this show on Netflix; watched the entire first season in a week! LOVE the show! I am SOOO disappointed it’s not getting renewed; was really looking forward to watching it on tv. Very poor decision to cancel!!!

  7. RENNE says

    Don’t cancel! This show is very intriguing . I care for special needs (autism ) this show is totally fascinating to me as we’ll as others. We would like to see how it plays out.

  8. Tracy says

    Don’t cancel Touch! Series 2 is even better than series 1 and I know loads of people that are gutted that it’s finishing!

    • Datrebor says

      Don’t cancel Touch. Its one of my 5 top favorite shows. I have never missed an episode. I have my DVR record that series to make sure I don’t.

  9. Sarah says

    This is an excellent show. With the economy as it is, and our location, can only access tv via satellite service. We cannot afford this. Many, like myself, cannot any longer afford to watch tv. So I read about Touch, sense a good vibe from it and ordered season one on disk. This research thing tends, I think, to be a bit exclusive. So many are not considered or counted, like myself. In these days of also privacy concerns, some may not feel comfortable answering questions via phone. In other words – I wonder what is considered when gathering in ratings. Physics, metaphysics, nature, the nature of intelligence, etc. – all, and more, seems touched on in Touch the tv series. With such a seasoned cast, it doesn’t shout or jump out at the viewer. This, in fact, is just what the producer is reaching for. To reach people via a laid-back touch through storytelling.
    You will do what you do. I will order season 2 of Touch on dvd, and wear it out as well via repeat viewing. I will continue to study physics, inspired to do so by this show. And life’s journey will continue, as it tends to do.

  10. Ricky Stephenson says

    DO NOT CANCEL TOUCH!! The best show on the TV at the moment. Forget your live audience ratings. Most people record it to skip through the adverts. Have some sense Fox and don’t bring back the shocking series of 24. What a load of rubbish that is.

  11. DeVon Williams says

    Touch is my favorite show and it is the only time I choose to watch tv. I’m 14 and my mom is 36, we both love this show so much. I really want a third season.

    • Christi says

      I know how you feel my 14 yr. old son and I feel the same way. What a good show it was to be able to share with him.

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