Leverage is back. Last night's season premiere averaged 3.688 million viewers and a 1.3 was just renewed for a second season of 10 episodes today.with adults 18-49. That's about ~30% better than the recent performance of , which
It's impossible for us to handicap renewal prospects for most cable shows. It's probably a mistake to compare Leverage's performance with recent performance of, at least in terms of thinking about Leverage's renewal prospects.
But recent performance ofis the only scripted drama on TNT with any recent data to compare. All things considered, my guess is that's a pretty solid performance for Leverage.
Update: Leverage has already been renewed for a third season - the split seasons confuse me! Last night was just the "winter premiere" of Season 2. The third season premieres this summer.
The penultimate summer episode of Leverage averaged a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.73 million viewers. The summer finale averaged 3.367 million viewers.
More info via @TVBill:
The ratings report I get noted that it was up 30% from what part one of Season Two was averaging. It also said these were LEVERAGE’s second highest numbers to date; and highest ratings in over a year, dating back to its series premiere on 12/7/08. All in all, I think it was a pretty good night for them.