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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.

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

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 }

DCH April 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

This is a fabulous show….so creative and exciting…using a little bit of history and stretching it a bit…but I really enjoyed it and hope that it will be renewed or brought back!!!


Denise April 13, 2013 at 10:18 am

Bring Zero Hour back!!! Great entertainment. Far, far better than mindless reality shows.


MAG April 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I agree we need to keep shows like this I don’t watch any of the “reality” shows. TV is my escape from the Bull S***. Come on ABC.


George April 2, 2013 at 2:13 am

This show was interesting. I was looking forward to an alternative to brainless “REALITY” shows that I can see in person downtown!


suzangrace April 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

i am so shocked that zero hour was cancelled. i thought it was one the best shows on tv ever. it was original, had intrigue, mysteries, great stories and acting. i found each episode exciting and original. i waited for it each week. instead we get that inane show ‘splash’ to take it’s place. what an insult.stupid shows always win over excellent ones. at least they could show the episodes already filmed so we can have some kind of closing. emily owens, md also cancelled. big mistake. get rid of some other bad shows instead. intelligence on tv has been lost tv to ignorance and poor programing. dr doug ross, i’ll take dr makr greene any day! sorry to see you go.


Henry March 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Can’t understand why they cancelled it. It was a nicely filmed and thought provoking. They put crap on like Splash, which is unwatchable, and don’t give a well written program like Zero Hour some time to gain an audience. It’ s probably just me, but I haven’t the foggiest notion as to why anyone would want to watch some TV personality do a belly flop. I really miss the days before reality shows when we had a large choice of well written programs to watch. ABC has made a mistake and should reconsider bringing it back.


suzangrace April 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

you are so right about zero hour, and that ridiculous show ‘splash’. who cares!


jds March 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

It was so good. What are people thinking. Maybe it was the fault of the network for not promoting it better. Once you watched it you were hooked.


suzangrace April 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

i absolutely agree w/you!


Hammer March 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Great show
Cmon ABC don’t dump It!!


Denise March 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I can’t believe this was cancelled. You are idiots! You didn’t give people a chance to even know it was out there. Everyone of my friends who watched it, including my self thought it was great and we couldn’t wait for the next episode to see what happened next. It seems a lot of good shows have been canceled to quickly. Not happy!!!!


martha March 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

i loved zero hour i cant believe that they cancelled it . im sick of those reality shows
and wife swap. a lot of the shows that i loved watching they all have been cancelled
666 park ave, missing etc. this stinks bring them back


Kayla March 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Yea I thought it was a really good show!! I hope they at least put the 1st season on DVD, does anybody know if that’s going to happen


kitty March 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I am getting ever closer to giving up on ABC. This is the second show this season I have gotten very interested in, hyped it to friends of mine who also got interested, and the network has canceled the show. Zero Hour had a great plot, accessible and believable characters, and enough action to keep the audience attention without them getting totally lost. Did it ever occur to the network that the reason the ratings were less then stellar is that the marketing leading up to the launch was not well done? I am extremely disappointed and frustrated. At this rate, it will be CBS,USA, and TNT for me. I hope that some other network is smart enough to pick up this show!


Gerald Myers March 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I caught one of the episodes, the last aired. It was so badly avertized. Why didn’t the
Network blast the mobiles with a bunch of emails, texts, or tweets.

There are low cost alternatives to announce and get buzz about a show, including talk shows. A pitty. We are in the 22nd century, yet ABC is still operating as if the most advanced way to get the mexsage out about a great show like — Zero Hour — is via a FAX

ABC stumbles on a great show, and once again drops the ball.



m smith March 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

You guys are idiots, give the show a chance. Bring out a show with a real plot and then cancel after 3 episodes!! I am sick of trash tv and reality tv, this was a fun show and I was just getting my friends in to watching it. And now….. Bam!@


Allison March 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I loved Zero Hour. My husband really got into it & would love to continue watching.


CML March 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

So tired watching reality TV….. This was a great show! Bring it back!!!!


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