Merlin: Fifth and Final Season Ratings

Merlin TV show ratingsThe magic of Merlin is coming to an end. It’s been announced that season five will be the last for the Syfy TV series but it’s still fun to watch the ratings. Will more people tune in this year to say goodbye?

The final season of Merlin airs on Syfy on Friday nights and there are 13 episodes. The cast includes Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, and Richard Wilson.

Below are the TV show’s ratings, ordinarily the best way to tell if Merlin would be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.44 million total viewers.

Episode 05-13: Friday, 05/30/13
0.3 demo rating (0% change) with 1.37 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 1.44 million.

Episode 05-12: Friday, 05/24/13
0.3 demo rating (0% change) with 1.36 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.38 in the demo with 1.45 million.

Episode 05-11: Friday, 05/17/13
0.3 demo rating (-25% change) with 1.30 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 0.39 in the demo with 1.46 million.

Episode 05-10: Friday, 05/10/13
0.4 demo rating (+33% change) with 1.24 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.47 million.

Episode 05-09: Friday, 05/03/13
0.3 demo rating (0% change) with 1.35 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.50 million.

UPDATE: The final season resumes May 3rd.

Episode 05-08: Friday, 02/22/13
0.3 demo rating (-25% change) with 1.41 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 0.41 in the demo with 1.52 million.

Episode 05-07: Friday, 02/15/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.33 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.53 million.

Episode 05-06: Friday, 02/08/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.48 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.57 million.

Episode 05-05: Friday, 02/01/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.45 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.59 million.

Episode 05-04: Friday, 01/25/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.50 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.62 million.

Episode 05-03: Friday, 01/18/13
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 1.66 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 1.66 million.

Episode 05-02: Friday, 01/11/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.68 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.66 million.

Episode 05-01: Friday, 01/04/13
0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.64 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.64 million.


Reference point: The fourth season of Merlin averaged a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.71 million total viewers.

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 come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Merlin TV series? Are you sorry that there won’t be a sixth season?

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  1. Yanery says

    I have loved watching Merlin, it is an awesome show. I began watching it on Netflix and I have gotten addicted. Please bring the show back, and continue the story… I hate to see such an amazing show end… It is a great story that ALOT of people have enjoyed watching… Keep the story going.

  2. Josh says

    I started watching Merlin while deployed in Afghanistan. It was a great escape from me when I had th time to watch. I know this will sound silly but prince Arthur was an insperation for me. To see him die tonight for seemingly no reason has really effected me. There has to be atleast one more episode to resolve loose ends, and to restore Arthur to the throne of Camelot.

  3. Jesse says

    I really liked this show, I really thought it was about to to kick off now that merlin was free to use magic, then it ends. With the plot twist at the end it gave a lot of creative freedoms to exploit just to be cut short. Sorry to see it go.

  4. jackie black says

    why is it that when you big wigs finally put something good on tv you cancel the program dont we as viewers get a say so in this matter

  5. Anonymous says

    I. Just started watching this series . I m sorry to see it end. My family also started it. Its so sad to see a good family show get canceled makes me sad that only shows that fight and cuss seem to make it. I don’t even want to turn on the Tv anymore.

  6. Nena says

    I hope they will not cancell the season 6. I never stop watching these episodes. I loved watching the old series over & over again… I am an avid fanatic admirer…. I want more Merlin, & Morgana…

  7. Vanessa says

    I can’t believe there won’t be a season 6. This is a great show. Why would they not let the series continue. Cable ratings are unfair method of evaluating a shows performance because so many of us now DVR everything we like and watch it later without the commercials. The cable ratings don’t properly capture how many of us are truly enthralled and excited about the show even though we watch it from our DVR rather than when its airing. What a shame. Something needs to be done to get this show back on the air ASAP. PLEASE….

  8. Anonymous says

    I loved watching Merlin and hav been devoted to watching it. I’m so disappointed in the ending. Personally it makes me weary of the syfy channel now. I’m not sure I will invest time in the future to this station because of it. I might be persuaded if they bring it back 😉
    But seriously such a disappointment I might as well jus watch the begining of Bambi before bed.

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