Fargo: Season One Ratings

Fargo TV show ratingsFX has been promoting Fargo as a “limited series” but that certainly doesn’t mean that it can’t be renewed for a second season with a new story and characters. Will this show be a ratings success? Stay tuned.

A new take on the classic movie, Fargo follows a drifter (Billy Bob Thornton) who comes to the community of Bemidji, Minnesota and starts influencing the population with his own brand of malice and violence. The cast includes Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

7/21 update: FX has renewed Fargo for a second season of 10 episodes.

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Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to locate so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Fargo TV series? Do you think that it should be renewed for a second season?

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  1. Matthew K. Smith says

    i could watch this sho, w/ separate, self contained stories for 5 years! i love dark, sardonic, nefarious stuff, and this fits the bill. Billy Bob should get an Emmy.

  2. Dave says

    I’m so upset this was only one season & done. They gotta bring it back!!! Billy Bob was such a great character. Absolutely loved him in this show. Lester was really good too. Honestly, there wasn’t a weak actor on it. But jeez, if there was ANY hope of making another season, did ya have to KILL the 2 best characters??? Sigh.

    …At least The Americans is still goin strong.

    • Arthur says

      Yeah, Dave, you said it perfectly, and also echoed my feelings too! Since there were so many significant differences between the movie and the TV series, the ending of the TV series could have been different. In fact, Lester (expertly played by Martin Williams) and Lorne Malvo (expertly played by Billy Bob Thornton) could have remained alive, with Molly (well, well played by Allison Tolman) left to pursue them. And, her father Lou (well played by Keith Carradine) could have worked with her, relying on his experience as a policeman. Too bad that will not be the case.

      But, yeah, The Americans is a great show. Also, I truly expect The Bridge to do well this new season (Season 2 Premiere 2 weeks from tonight).

  3. Arthur says

    Show was awesome! FX has another winner to add to The Bridge and The Americans. Not sure, though, as to how they would proceed with a Season 2, especially since two of the main characters (Lorne Malvo and Lester) got “waxed”. One thing I did read is that possibly they could go back some more, and then to the present. Another possibility would be to do some more with the Sioux Falls incident that was mentioned.

    I myself saw enough significant differences between the movie and the series that maybe the TV ending could have been different, and thus providing an excellent basis for a Season 2. But, with the Coen Brothers as Executive Producers, that was probably “not in the cards’, so to speak.

  4. Tom, eh? says

    I hope to see the story continued with maybe some humorous, colorful characters added to the mix. The bait shop clerk, the tractor salesman, the goat cheese maker, the log home builder, the firewood seller, the fishing guide, etc. I’m available to play any of the parts, eh?

    • Bob Graner says

      A must renew. Excellent show, very dark and funny. Great writing. Must do another season, new characters and storyline. Maybe in Fargo this time.

  5. chris says

    This show is smart. The writing is great, and the characters are strong. Enjoying this series. Hope it comes back.

  6. Susan says

    I think they need to start looking at other age demographics since there are 76 million baby boomers! and get out of the 18-49 crap…..

  7. Chuck Lewis says

    Kudos to cast & crew. Loved Billy Bob. Even though he played as despicable character as Malvo, you kind of liked him. Martin Freeman is a fantastic actor. Very enjoyable show. My thanks to all involved & my condolences to those who actually lost family in this true life horror.

    • Chuck Lewis says

      I know this wasn’t a true story. I thought I’d get a rise out of some of the fans of the show with my last quip but, after reviewing it, sometimes humor doesn’t translate in the typed word unless you use stinking emoticons…which I will never do.

  8. RAC says

    Brilliant story line. Lots of twists and turns. Great acting as well. The thought that there are no dangers living in a small town was quickly disproven! Who knew that Lester would become a murderer and a master manipulator of all those around him, with the exception of Molly. He may have gotten away with killing his wife if he had not confronted Malvo in Las Vegas, but his ego and new found confidence got the better of him. Could Lester have survived the fall through the ice? We all know now that strange things do happen in Fargo! I hope the series is renewed with Molly facing new foes and possibly old ones in 2015.

  9. Shax says

    Fargo is great television, and should be renewed. The series finale was frightening and funny–this mixed tone is what makes the show so unique. It needs a new villain, Molly needs to have her baby and become police chief, and chaos must resume–with Lester, if possible!

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