The Last Ship




Status: Ended
Aired: 2014-18, 5 Seasons Totaling 56 Episodes
Series Premiere: June 22, 2014
Network: TNT
Starring: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Sam Spruell, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore
Series Website: www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-last-ship

Description: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet’s population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. TNTDrama.com

Season 5: This season, the world is finally recovering from the deadly virus that devastated the population, but global political unrest remains. Tom Chandler (Dane) has retired and his former crew has scattered, many having risen in the ranks within the Navy. Sasha Cooper (Regan), Lieutenant Danny Green (Travis Van Winkle), SBS WO-N Wolf Taylor (Bren Foster) and Sergeant Azima Kandie (Jodie Turner Smith) are on a covert mission in Panama. When they are wrongly blamed for an attack on the Panamanian president, the consequences for the United States are dire. The Nathan James must fight to prevent invasion by Latin America — and the next world war. Deadline Hollywood

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Why Did It End? This show has had a decent run for TNT, pulling in pretty strong numbers for a cable series during its first few years. But the ratings dropped off the last couple of years and TNT decided to put the show in dry dock. They did give it a fifth and final season, though, to give it a chance to wrap up its storylines.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Status
9/9/18 1 0.24 0.24 1.3 Final Season
9/16/18 2 0.25 0.25 1.3 Final Season
9/23/18 3 0.28 0.26 1.4 Final Season
9/30/18 4 0.19 0.24 1.2 Final Season
10/7/18 5 0.19 0.23 1.1 Final Season
10/14/18 6 0.20 0.23 1.2 Final Season
10/21/18 7 0.25 0.23 1.3 Final Season
10/28/18 8 0.23 0.23 1.1 Final Season
11/4/18 9 0.20 0.23 1.1 Final Season
11/11/18 10 0.19 0.22 1.1 Final Season

2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
8/20/17 1 0.3 0.3 1.8 0.7 Renewed
8/27/17 2 0.3 0.3 1.6 0.7 Renewed
9/3/17 3 0.3 0.3 1.7 n/a Renewed
9/10/17 4 0.3 0.3 1.5 n/a Renewed
9/17/17 5 0.3 0.3 1.6 n/a Renewed
9/24/17 6 0.3 0.3 1.5 n/a Renewed
10/1/17 7 0.3 0.3 1.3 n/a Renewed
10/8/17 8 0.3 0.3 1.3 n/a Renewed

2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
6/19/16 1 0.4 0.4 1.8 0.8 Low
6/26/16 2 0.6 0.5 2.4 1.1 Low
7/3/16 3 0.4 0.5 2.0 n/a Low
7/10/16 4 0.6 0.5 2.5 1.0 Low
7/17/16 5 0.5 0.5 2.3 0.9 Low
7/24/16 6 0.6 0.5 2.5 n/a Moderate
7/31/16 7 0.5 0.5 2.4 n/a Renewed
8/7/16 Repeat 0.2 0.5 1.2 n/a Renewed
8/14/16 8 0.5 0.5 2.0 n/a Renewed
8/21/16 9 0.6 0.5 2.3 n/a Renewed
8/28/16 10 0.5 0.5 2.5 n/a Renewed
9/4/16 11 0.5 0.5 2.1 n/a Renewed
9/11/16 12 0.5 0.5 2.3 n/a Renewed

Prior Season Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
6/21/15 1 0.7 0.7 2.9 1.3 Low
6/28/15 2 0.9 0.8 3.3 1.4 Low
7/5/15 3 0.7 0.8 2.6 1.3 Low
7/12/15 4 0.7 0.8 3.0 1.3 Low
7/19/15 5 0.7 0.7 3.0 n/a Low
7/26/15 6 0.7 0.7 3.0 n/a Low
8/2/15 7 0.8 0.7 2.9 1.3 Low
8/9/15 8 0.8 0.7 3.0 1.5 Renewed
8/16/15 9 0.7 0.7 2.8 1.2 Renewed
8/23/15 10 0.7 0.7 2.7 1.3 Renewed
8/30/15 11 0.8 0.7 3.0 1.3 Renewed
9/6/15 12 0.7 0.7 2.8 1.3 Renewed

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10 thoughts on “The Last Ship

  1. CeCe

    I love the TV show, “The Last Ship”! The cast is A+++ and it really draws the viewers in. You know, there’s a great deal of talk about it having met the minimal requirements for a season renewal but think about DVR’s! I watch it every chance I get! TOTALLY ADDICTED! We still see commercials on our DVR so advertising is still available! Never once have any of the other devout fans I know ever been polled or asked about our views. Who determines the ratings, that is what I want to know?
    Why aren’t the poor or middle classes polled? We watch TV too… HELLO OUT THERE – ASK THE LEGS THIS COUNTRY STANDS ON WHAT WE THINK!!!! If you lose a sponsor it doesn’t mean we don’t watch your shows, find ANOTHER sponsor! Keep getting new sponsors and rotating them out. Just because a sponsor has a poor product doesn’t mean you do!!!!! Too many biases on products shouldn’t stop you from making a TOP RATED show. It’s been years since I have seen a show this great! When did product sales begin to determine what the BACKBONE OF AMERICA LOVES?
    You can’t check a person’s vitals based on what they wear or buy, so why would you check YOUR show’s vitals by what viewers wear and buy?
    Sincere apologies for any grammatical errors. Auto correct on my device can be very annoying!!

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  2. CeCe

    I want to make a correction to my previous statement… I said, “ask the backbone of America”, but ask the poor and middle classes all over the World, not just America.
    Also, no offense to the wealthy. I can only speak for me, not the whole world, but ask all of us, not just sponsors!

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  3. Archie Cowie

    When are you going to start the new season, we have been waiting a long time for the new season, episode one, WHEN WILL IT BE SHOWN…?????? Thank you
    PLEASE GET WITH IT.!!!! I’m

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  4. Bill Pritchard

    I live in the UK and I watch these episodes again and again. Love the show and the cast are superb. Keep em coming USA.

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  5. Wendy Siemens

    I have been avidly following the show great story line strong personalities that. I can relate to – please keep Captain Chandler in the series – he is the link that keeps everything together – great season finale both good ( glad to see the bad guys finished) and bad so sad for Captain Chandler and his family and the grizzled guerrila with the daughter died – can’t wait to see how the series continues in season 4.

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  6. Sandra Tomlin

    I love the show and would be very upset with you if you take the show off. I watch the show over and over again. Don’t take chandler off the show.

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    1. admin Post author

      I promise I won’t take it off the air. I make no similar promises for TNT . . .

      I has been renewed through a fifth season, so at a minimum you have two more seasons to look forward to.

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      1. Judy

        Cannot wait for season 4!!!! When does it start? Just watched season 3 On Demand…..loved it!

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