Drop Dead Diva: Season Five Ratings

drop dead diva: canceled or renewed?Last year, Lifetime cancelled Drop Dead Diva because the ratings weren’t high enough. Thanks to a special deal, the cable channel later decided to purchase a fifth season. Will the numbers justify a sixth season or will it be cancelled again? We shall see.

Drop Dead Diva airs on Sunday nights and there are 13 episodes. This time, the cast includes Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Lex Medlin, and Justin Deeley.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the fifth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can watch how it’s doing.

UPDATE: Lifetime has renewed the show for a sixth season of 13 episodes.

Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.99 million total viewers.

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Year-to-year, the premiere was down by 13% in the demo (vs a 0.8 rating) and down by 6% in viewers (vs 2.3 million).


Reference point: The fourth season of Drop Dead Diva averaged a 0.8 demo rating and 2.3 million viewers.

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 still like the Drop Dead Diva TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?

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  1. jeff henderson says

    i think that is should get another season they way this is ending. she needs to be with grayson.

    i think the show is adorable and should stay on for as long as possible. we are all fans of the show and need our JANE fix each week it is on.

  2. says

    renew, renew, renew! an excellent show! even if they do put jane and grayson back together when jane clearly should be with owen! fun show, with serious undertones that never ‘preach.’

  3. Melissa S says

    My family and I love Drop Dead Diva. This show excels in scripting and acting. It is absolutely the best show on cable. I look forward to seeing the show each week. I especially appreciate that it is quality entertainment without the violence, graphic gore, and sex. We have never missed an episode….it’s that good! DO NOT CANCEL this show!!! It is a total GEM!!!!

  4. Sarah R. Dallas says

    Please DON’T cancel DDD!!! This show was “eh” in the beginning but now I can’t get enough! Jane’s character is refreshing and just what TV needs these days! She is witty, comical, sassy, vibrant and brilliant! And the romance in this cast of characters works! Only downside is… I do miss Fred. I love Drop Dead Diva! I might just drop dead if this show is canceled! Ha! Joking. But seriously… Please come back for a 6th season! This show must go on!!!

  5. Pam says

    Drop Dead Diva has grown and evolved over the years, and while I watched it hit and miss at the beginning, I’m now hooked in this last season, and going back to Netflix to watch them all! Keep it going!

  6. Roy and Dee Rohe says

    We love this show! We’re watching it now on Netflix and Amazon, and will start recording it to keep up with it! We have to have Jane and Grayson be together! And bring Fred back.. he’s more innocent, Luke is almost diabolical..He’s preventing Jane and Grayson to be together. Soulmates belong together. Maybe Owen and Grayson can merge?

  7. CL says

    This is now my favorite show. I started watching it this summer on Amazon and couldn’t stop. I want to see Jane and Grayson together. We need at least a complete season of them happily dating.

  8. says

    I don’t think you should cancel this show it is the best show. I love this show and i think they should bring back Fred he was a better angel the one that is on there now has no character. Fred was more like an angel than the one the show has now. Please do not cancel this show.!!!!!!!

  9. Jean Iovino says

    DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW! The only change should be with the angel. Fred
    was better…they need an angel with more character and believability.
    This is one of the better TV series for all the family to watch. Get rid of
    reality TV and you will get rid of very poor quality television.

  10. Jean Iovino says

    This is a GREAT show….a lot better than some of the junk currently running
    more than 5 seasons. DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW!

  11. Andrea says

    NEVER CANCEL DROP DEAD DIVA!!!! It’s the best show & most people like watching it from the Internet, OnDemand or Hulu which your ratings doesn’t even count. Please add the Internet to ratings to be fair. They make us watch commercials for that too. So, it should count.

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