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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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sylvia sumners March 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

In our are the March 8 show was on the TV guide but did not air. Same thing for tonight, it is on the TV guide but the online guide does not show it. What has happened?


Necie Reidlingy March 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

I just had a thought but there again it’s up to the producer’s and of course Collin , but why not do a spin off on Merlin’s life


Necie Reidling March 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

I guess from what I have read that some of the actors want to move on from Merlin and I get this but like so many people have said it is the first series done in a long time in good taste. A show that could have been shown at 8:00 for the entire family to watch. I really hate to see it leave , I keep hoping they will figure a way to keep it on, bring it back on an earlier in the evening . This show as far as I am concerned could have been on prime time here even in the US


Susan March 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Pleasw please bring back Merlin!! It was the only show my husband and I could enjoy together!!! We have been watching from the beginning!!!


Tata March 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I am from Russia. I want a sixth season. Please. I ask. It is necessary for us. After the crowd of fans in many countries wish to see the sixth season. So do it.


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Anonymous March 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I am appalled that they took Merlin off.


LSW March 7, 2013 at 2:37 am

Why is SyFy not airing the next episode of Merlin until May 3rd. What’s wrong with them?


lonnie March 6, 2013 at 12:46 am

For the past two weeks I have been watching merlin on netflix. Sadly season 5 has to yet to come out onto netflix. So I set out to see if it is free on the tv channel’s website and read of this. My opinion it seems to be more to the story then one season could give. I’ve yet to see season 5 but from I see there is still a lot to tell. Expecially if Arthur still yet to see Merlin for who he really is. This upsets me because I was looking forward to Arthur eventually seeing his best, truest, loyal ally was as of a young warlock. I think Merlin needs to be revived and quickly. I’ve never been into a tv series as great as this one is. Please bring Merlin back!


MissingMerlin February 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

There is still time to join the global Merlin family working hard to bring Merlin back. We’ve got the TV Execs/networks and cast members on board! … this is going to be epic!


Brat February 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm

So sad to see it go. There’s something wonderful about the interactions of the characters in this show. I rewatch old epidodes on Netflix all the time. I hope they change their minds and bring it back or create a spin off so we can see arthur n merlin’s continued story.


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Ann February 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

I was very disappointed to hear the show was being canceled. Merlin is one of the only tv prog. I looked forward to watching every week. I have not seen all of the episodes yet, but I know the story doesn’t end well. The creators of the show had talked about a 6th season but then, at the last minute, they said it’s over. Abruptly canceling the series is bad enough, but giving it a tragic ending makes it even worse, like having a rug pulled out from under you. I know it’s just a tv show, but it is rather depressing.

I think the show still has life in it and could go on just like Stargate-SG1 or Star Trek, but not if they have to change the original cast. I can’t see anyone else playing Merlin or Arthur. Colin and Bradley are perfect.


heidi February 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

We wish fore more season. The end was good but it feels like it is just the beginning . We as fans need more now. Arthur has to return and have the knowledge who his friend merlin are. And in a twist it will be arthur that now have to save merlin. They will always continue to help eatch other and with helps from merlin they can now start a journey to get rid of evil magic.


ارش February 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Please bring Merlin back! We are awfully heartbroken …


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