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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  1. tf says

    I washed all episodes on demand do to work schedule. the original air in Alaska was on sun nights . I think the Sunday night hurt them in this state with the materiel it contained and sat at 7pm in the summer.hope they return and give it another shot.I found allot of people didn’t know of the show because there just wasn’t commercials for it like the show once upon a time etc.Also can they check ratings based on demand. I bet that is how alot of people watch shows now adays. i bet there ratings showed better that way.

  2. frank says

    I really hope it is picked up for season 2, I love the beginning of each episode with the meaning of the clock numbers. I got into the plot of this show and followed it but the last episode left with to many questions that need to be answered.
    please continue the series where you left off at, i’m sure you can do it right. thanks

  3. Anonymous says

    Zero Hour is one of the best tv shows I’ve seen! Please keep the mysteries coming! Reality tv and stupid sit coms have ruled the air waves long enough. Give the audience something to ponder! KEEP!

  4. says

    This show is AWESOME ! Please give this show one more season. This show is better than 80% of the mindless nonsense on television nowadays. Perhaps the Neilson Rating system needs to be revamped.

  5. Pat says

    Zero Hour is the first show ABC has aired
    in a VERY long time worth watching. Please
    renew this show, it is definitely worth
    saving!

  6. Barbara says

    I’m really like zero hour. I would really like it to continue. I want to know more about the Neilson ratings how do they collect there data?

  7. Margaret says

    Please renew. I actually like watching it on Saturday night because there is nothing on but I’ll watch it no matter what night it comes on. I know you cancelled but please reconsider.

  8. Brad Bernard says

    quite honestly I thought it was one of the better shows on tv currently along with Castle and Golden Boy the only reason neither Zero Hour nor Golden Boy did too well is because the avg tv watcher prefers normal commercialized shows

  9. Nina L. Dodd says

    This is an awesome show with such depth and a great story line. Please give it another chance and better advertisement…I had no clue that they brought back the rest of the episodes. So happy to continue this great adventure again. Please bring it back for another season!!! Great characters and we all need some more Anthony Edwards!

  10. Mamastubbs says

    Zero Hour is without question one of the best scripted shows on tv today. If it was on any other network other than ABC it would have got the backing and advertising it deserved.

  11. Anonymous says

    I was mad when zero hour was cancelled. Is it because of the rating or is it because of society or politics cause that show was open to change and maybe it was opening are eye to see further then what religion was tooth to us. Are we so closed up that we are afraid to show something new. Religion will always be so if i believe i believe nothing is going to change that but maybe i’m going to see it with a different light and finally see the hole of the holy.

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