List of Designated Survivor episodes

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Designated Survivor is an American political drama television series created by David Guggenheim, starring Kiefer Sutherland, airing on ABC. The series revolves around former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), who is sworn in as President of the United States after a bombing kills his predecessor and everyone else in the line of succession during the State of the Union Address. The series premiered on September 21, 2016, and was renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 27, 2017.[1][2]

During the course of the series, 53 episodes of Designated Survivor aired over three seasons. In May 2018, ABC canceled the series after two seasons.[3] On September 5, 2018, Netflix picked up the series for a third season of 10 episodes, that premiered on June 7, 2019.[4][5] On July 24, 2019, Netflix canceled the series.[6]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
121September 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)ABC
222September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27)May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
310June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)Netflix

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Paul McGuiganDavid GuggenheimSeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)10.04[7]
22"The First Day"Brad TurnerStory by : Jon Harmon Feldman
Teleplay by : David Guggenheim
September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)7.97[8]
33"The Confession"Sergio Mimica-GezzanJennifer Johnson & Paul RedfordOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)7.05[9]
44"The Enemy"Paul EdwardsDana Ledoux Miller & Jon Harmon FeldmanOctober 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)7.00[10]
55"The Mission"Paul EdwardsSang Kyu Kim & Michael Russell GunnOctober 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)5.96[11]
66"The Interrogation"Michael KatlemanBarbie Kligman & Jenna RichmanNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)5.56[12]
77"The Traitor"Frederick E. O. ToyeJennifer Johnson & Michael Russell GunnNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)5.52[13]
88"The Results"Chris GrismerPaul Redford & Sang Kyu KimNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)5.45[14]
99"The Blueprint"Richard J. LewisDana Ledoux Miller & Michael Russell GunnDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)5.18[15]
1010"The Oath"Frederick E. O. ToyeDavid GuggenheimDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)6.18[16]
1111"Warriors"Stephen SurjikPaul Redford & Carol FlintMarch 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)5.86[17]
1212"The End of the Beginning"Mike ListoDavid GuggenheimMarch 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)5.74[18]
1313"Backfire"Tara Nicole WeyrSang Kyu Kim & Pierluigi CothranMarch 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)5.21[19]
1414"Commander-in-Chief"Frederick E. O. ToyeMichael Russel GunnMarch 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)5.15[20]
1515"One Hundred Days"Kenneth FinkDana Ledoux MillerApril 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)5.19[21]
1616"Party Lines"Mike ListoJenna RichmanApril 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)4.82[22]
1717"The Ninth Seat"Frederick E. O. ToyePaul RedfordApril 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)5.06[23]
1818"Lazarus"Chris GrismerJennifer JohnsonApril 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)5.11[24]
1919"Misalliance"Norberto BarbaDana Ledoux Miller & Jenna RichmanMay 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)4.62[25]
2020"Bombshell"Sharat RajuSang Kyu KimMay 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)4.92[26]
2121"Brace for Impact"Frederick E. O. ToyeDavid GuggenheimMay 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)5.07[27]

Season 2 (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
221"One Year In"Chris GrismerKeith EisnerSeptember 27, 2017 (2017-09-27)5.50[28]
232"Sting of the Tail"Frederick E. O. ToyeKeith EisnerOctober 4, 2017 (2017-10-04)4.80[29]
243"Outbreak"Chris GrismerAshley GableOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)4.61[30]
254"Equilibrium"Joe LazarovPaul Redford & Keith EisnerOctober 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)4.34[31]
265"Suckers"Fred GerberBill ChaisOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)3.94[32]
276"Two Ships"Leslie LibmanJessica GraslNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)3.92[33]
287"Family Ties"Milan CheylovPierluigi CothranNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)4.05[34]
298"Home"Ian ToyntonPat CunnaneNovember 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)4.03[35]
309"Three-Letter Day"Jeannot SzwarcBill Chais & Ashley ArenaDecember 6, 2017 (2017-12-06)3.87[36]
3110"Line of Fire"Chris GrismerKeith EisnerDecember 13, 2017 (2017-12-13)4.38[37]
3211"Grief"Timothy BusfieldKeith EisnerFebruary 28, 2018 (2018-02-28)3.72[38]
3312"The Final Frontier"Sharat RajuJeff MelvoinMarch 7, 2018 (2018-03-07)3.60[39]
3413"Original Sin"Bosede WilliamsAshley GableMarch 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)3.69[40]
3514"In the Dark"Carol BankerBill ChaisMarch 21, 2018 (2018-03-21)3.98[41]
3615"Summit"Chris GrismerJessica GraslMarch 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)3.80[42]
3716"Fallout"Joe LazarovTom GarrigusApril 4, 2018 (2018-04-04)3.84[43]
3817"Overkill"Jeff T. ThomasJeff Melvoin & Tracey RiceApril 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)3.29[44]
3918"Kirkman Agonistes"Leslie LibmanPierluigi D. Cothran & Patrick CunnaneApril 18, 2018 (2018-04-18)3.51[45]
4019"Capacity"David Warry-SmithKeith EisnerApril 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)3.36[46]
4120"Bad Reception"Chris GrismerTom Garrigus & Jessica GraslMay 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)3.47[47]
4221"Target"Timothy BusfieldBill Chais & Ashley GableMay 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)3.29[48]
4322"Run"Chris GrismerKeith EisnerMay 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)3.54[49]

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [50]
441"#thesystemisbroken"Chris GrismerAdam SteinJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
452"#slipperyslope"Peter LetoDawn DeNoonJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
463"#privacyplease"Timothy BusfieldPeter NoahJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
474"#makehistory"Chris GrismerRicardo Pérez GonzálezJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
485"#nothingpersonal"Peter LetoKendra Chanae ChapmanJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
496"#whocares"Chris GrismerDrew WestcottJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
507"#identity/crisis"Sudz SutherlandAdam SteinJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
518"#scaredsh*tless"Sudz SutherlandKendra Chanae Chapman & Ricardo Pérez GonzálezJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
529"#undecided"Peter LetoDawn DeNoonJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
5310"#truthorconsequences"Chris GrismerPeter NoahJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)

Ratings[edit]

Designated Survivor : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research.[51]

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    For the second season, see "Designated Survivor: Season Two Ratings". TV Series Finale. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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