Zero Hour: Ratings

Zero Hour ratingsABC’s last Thursday series, Last Resort was a ratings disappointment and was cancelled. Will new TV show Zero Hour do any better — or could it be cancelled even quicker? Stay tuned to to find out.

The series revolves around a publisher who’s trying to find his abducted wife as well as save the world from an impending cataclysm. The cast includes Anthony Edwards, Addison Timlin, Carmen Ejogo, Dylan Baker, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Nyqvist, and Scott Michael Foster. The show typically airs Thursday nights on ABC. The network has ordered 13 episodes.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Zero Hour is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.74 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Saturday, 08/03/13 (series finale)
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.92 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.53 in the demo with 2.74 million.

Episode 01-12: Saturday, 08/03/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.84 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.55 in the demo with 2.81 million.

Episode 01-11: Saturday, 07/27/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.90 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.57 in the demo with 2.90 million.

Episode 01-10: Saturday, 07/20/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.79 million (0% change).
Season averages: 0.59 in the demo with 3.00 million.

Episode 01-09: Saturday, 07/13/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.80 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.62 in the demo with 3.14 million.

Episode 01-08: Saturday, 07/06/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.90 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.66 in the demo with 3.30 million.

Episode 01-07: Saturday, 06/29/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 2.10 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.70 in the demo with 3.50 million.

Episode 01-06: Saturday, 06/22/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 2.00 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.75 in the demo with 3.74 million.

Episode 01-05: Saturday, 06/15/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.70 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.84 in the demo with 4.08 million.

Episode 01-04: Saturday, 06/15/13
0.4 in the demo (-60% change) with 1.90 million (-62% change).
Season averages: 0.97 in the demo with 4.68 million.

UPDATE: ABC has pulled and cancelled the show after three episodes. The remaining 10 episodes may air during the summer.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 02/28/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 5.05 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.17 in the demo with 5.61 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 02/21/13
1.1 in the demo (-21% change) with 5.39 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 1.25 in the demo with 5.88 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 02/14/13
1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.38 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 6.38 million.

It was a poor start for Zero Hour. Year-to-year, compared to an episode of Wipeout, ABC was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 1.5 rating) but was up by 25% in viewership (vs 5.12 million).

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 Zero Hour TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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91 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. DanM says

    The Taste, The Bachelor, this is were Sitcom TV is going. ABC you are so stupid. Go ahead TNT bring it on. Da Vinci code, Raiders of the lost Ark series. This is the kind of TV people want to watch. ABC a bunch of Jerks.

  2. mary says

    I would like to know who they were asking re to the ratings. Certainly was not none of us. I am so so upset. If Revenge was not on ABC I would never watch ABC again. That is about the only show I watch on ABC anyway.

  3. jj says

    finally a show worth watching and it gets cancelled…. mind numbing rules over mid teasing I suppose, sad.

  4. Ken says

    I was getting into this show. I’m tired of reality shows and singing and dancing contests.Please bring back ZeroHour. This was at least something to watch and could keep you glued to the TV. Last resort was good as well

  5. ABC I'm Done!! says

    Go figure ABC will stay in last place if they keep doing this crap. I liked this show and so did many others. I use a antenna so how many other people are they not counting. Also rumors Body of proof being cancelled.

    ABC check out for lunched again

  6. Michelle says

    Finally something that was actually holding my attention and worth watching! What is wrong with people,all this reality TV that most people could give two craps about watching are on almost every channel. How about giving people with an actual mind something to watch….ummm…Zero Hour was a really good start!

  7. Chuck says

    Another example of the dumbing of America. This show took more than 140 characters to describe—far beyond the attention span of the 18-49 demographic.

  8. Gayla Mitchell says

    My last comment was in part to the disappointment of Zero Hour. I was so mad I forgot to add it.

  9. Gayla Mitchell says

    So sick of reality shows and stuff like Shark Tank. Just about to throw the TV OUT. Only just a couple of shows I watch and they were on ABC, but just like Last Resort you get interested and it’s pulled and then crap like Shark Tank. Only thing on is Big Bang Theory and I hate sit coms, so I guess CBS for 30 minutes and then Person of Interest CBS and then rerun of Law and Order NBC. I really hate NBC too.

  10. tim says

    Can’t believe you cancelled the best show you had in my opinion. Will have to go back to watching only CBS on Thursday night. The only network with good shows anymore. NCIS & Person of Interest are best shows with Zero Hour being the only other network show that I regularly watched.

  11. Clare Tullgren says

    I LOVED this so they NEED to bring it back I don’t even care if less people tune I know there is people in this world that WANT to see this so and NEED to see this so I LOVE how they bring history, suspense, and action PLEASE BRING IT BACK ON

  12. Leemonade1 says

    It just got started was looking forward to watching it tonight and you have already took it off!!!!!! Give us a break ABC you didn’t even give it a chance. I would like you to put it back on pleassssssssse!!!!!!!!

    • Leemonade1 says

      Bored with Shark tanked give me something you have to use your brain and that gets your heart beating faster.

  13. wallI says

    I loved this show!!!!!!!! It didn’t even have enough time to see what was going on. Shark tank give a break. I think the problem in that they have shows that require no thinking!!!!!!!!!!

  14. maggie says

    i love ” zero hour” , and now thats it is cancelled its not far, that show just got interesting, i would like to have it back on air, thanks

    • Barb says

      I love this show and the last resort. What the heack ABC!! You want people to invest in your shows GIVE THEM MORE OF A CHANCE! I am so tired of reality tv! I Hate starting a show to have it pulled in three weeks. Just so mad right now.

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