The ratings for Once Upon a Time took another sizable dip last season but the show remained one of ABC’s top shows. Will the numbers continue to fall or will they grow? Could the show be cancelled or is it a sure bet to be renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
Once Upon a Time follows the continuing adventures of fairytale characters who switch between their storybook world and Storybrooke, a small town in Maine. The ensemble cast includes Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Emile de Ravin, Jared S. Gilmore, and Michael Socha.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: ABC has renewed this series for a fifth season.
Final season averages: 2.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.56 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a couple weeks later.
Last year comparison: The third season of Once Upon a Time averaged a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.08 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Once Upon a Time TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?