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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128 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Chris says

    I will definitely miss the show would be interested in seeing how they would handle doing something with it after the end. I would guess they do something in between the time period. I will miss Colin playing Merlin. The first fifteen minutes were awesome the last 5 were sad.

  2. pamela lewis says

    I loved the show it is the combination of syfi comedy family fun adventure. Please bring it back

  3. Linda says

    Please Please, don’t. take Merlin away, I looked forward every week to watching the show. It almost gave you hope for this day and time. That there is good out there…great, great show. Bring it BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Debby says

    I’m sorry to see the show end there is so much more that can be done once Arthure finds out about Merlin…….please don’t stop!

  5. Angel Morini says

    I will miss all these people. I loved the show. I noticed a prominent bedroom scene in the last show with Arthur and Gwen. I was thinking that the spin off would have Gwen giving birth the an heir of Camelot. Maybe the little Dickens would have magic too!

  6. Michelle says

    I was really annoyed with the ending of this show. It was rushed and I felt like all the years of build up to a great ending all went down the toilet. It was a pathetic ending and I think it could have been done a hell of a lot better. It was one of my absolute favourite shows, light hearted, no profanity, there was at least another season of finding out about him being a magical person.

  7. Mimi says

    I am sadden by the cancellation of “Merlin”…it was actually a
    Very entertaining show!! But hopefully there will be a spin off
    Of that TV series in the future with the same actors of course.
    One could only wish and hope :)

  8. Chuck Lewis says

    Now that so many thoughtful people have told us how the series ends…I am saved from watching the series final episodes. Thank y’all ever so much.

  9. Mark Olmstead says

    Why do all the great shows keep getting cancelled? hey Syfy!!! Pull a Lifetime and un-cancel this show. C’mon, give it one more or two more seasons, still more story to tell.

  10. emaegf says

    Still airing the final episodes? The entire 5th Season has already been released on DVD. I watched all four disks last month. I won’t ruin the final but it sucked. Writing and acting was good but the story line I didn’t like how it ended. :(

  11. Diane Stevens says

    Sorry to hear Merlin is being cancelled, I looked forward to watching every friday night, I hope they change their minds and keep it on. I liked the fact of no profanity and sex, and the violence was minor. I liked this series much better than Camelot, I found it much more entertaining and the fact my 10 year-old nephew could watch it when he stays with us as I didn’t have to worry about what he saw. I loved all the characters and creatures-I will miss the show very much, it was addicting.

  12. Chris says

    Will deeply miss Merlin. It is a enjoyable show. Anyone can watch. You cannot say that about too may Shows these days.

  13. Florence says

    Loved the show. Sorry it’s ending. No profanity, sex, brutality…who knew such a show would be so addicting and popular. People are saying something. Anyone listening?

  14. says

    it is to bad Merlin is already on it last season. I have enjoyed following this series on Syfy., it is very entertaining, cast are so good. unfortunately , they already killed Arthur. when they could have featured more adventures.. Sir Galahad has not appeared yet..

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