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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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Aileen March 20, 2013 at 11:53 pm

My all time favorite I will miss this…


Curtis March 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm



Princess March 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I am so disappointed that this show was cancelled I still think that if it was on a local channel instead of the syfy channel it would get better ratings look at the series Once Up on a time that has great ratings this is no different on a Friday night when people are usually out to dinner or out with friends drinking what do you think the ratings are going to be… This is one of my favorite shows and I’m again very disappointed that this was cancelled..


AprilR March 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This is truly the only show on TV that interests both me and my children and I don’t have to cringe at sexual innuendos. It is spirited and creative and the best thing we’ve had in a long time for television. I never, ever have to worry about screening an episode before my kids watch it. All things must come to an end, but Arthur and Merlin’s story isn’t finished yet. There are many more things left untold. Please reconsider cancelling this show!


Kathy March 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

I only watch four shows and Merlin is one of them, maybe more people would watch Merlin if it wasn’t on Fridays. For me it doesn’t matter, I’m stuck at home anyway but please don’t cancel Merlin. This show has so much potential, anyone could become a bad guy or get zapped with magic. I would love to see the king dream that he has magic and what he would do with his kingdom and then waken to the possibility of allowing magic to florise in camalot.


June Gabriel March 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

Merlin is the best show on air. I just hate to see it go. The actors are exceptional and the writers too. It’s too soon to let it go. I heard the writes want to move on to something else – and I undestand the ceative itch – but Merlin is too good a show in so many ways for it to end. So I’ll ask that you have a change of heart. If you can’t then I’ll hope for the next best thing, some sort of spin off with most of the players.
Thank you for this show. In a world filled too much with reality, Merlin gave me a respit.
Thank you all for that.


Nancy Priestly March 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Finally a really good show on TV and now it will end? Give it a better time slot.


Diane Efinger March 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I really love Merlin. I have always been fascinated by the King Arthur legend and having Merlin and Arthur young make it even more interesting. There is so much more that can be done with the story. Please don’t cancel it.


Gail March 17, 2013 at 9:14 am

You have to be kidding… way you’re making a big mistake! One of the best shows ever………………..


adamfanalways March 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

My son and I watch Merlin every season! It could just keep going on and on we love it! All the characters, the show has great stories! It is serious, playful and funny! Don’t cancel the fantastic cast and crew! We love Merlin!


matt March 15, 2013 at 11:48 pm

this is ridiculos. This show was awesome how could they do this to us. They could have done another season. Why would they do this to the loyal fans of this show. They had a good thing and now more crap to come with some stupid show to take its place. They should have had the show on earlier and more viewers could have watched. Its on to late for some to watch thats why the ratings werent higher.


Anonymous March 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Please dont end Merlin! Bring it back! My 9 year old daughter and I LOVE it…..that is our show that we cuddle up and watch together. Please change your mind. My question on ratings is always how do you come up with these numbers? Who is polled? Not me…or anyone that I know.


Sherry March 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Such a refreshing show am so disappointed that it has ended .
Please bring it back .


sheila March 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I LOVE this show. My husband and I have watched it
the entire time it’s been on in the states. Cannot
believe a little more advertising has not been at least
tried before cancelling. This is a wonderful, classic
story that many would watch if they were aware of


Bsudbury March 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I think Merlin is one of the best shows that has been aired in alot of years. It is serious and funny at the same time. The interaction between characters is wonderful and it is a totally clean show. It could easily be viewed by children and is enjoyed very much by adults alike. Please keep Merlin on the air. And please don’t make us wait until May to see the rest of season 5.


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