The mythology of the Orphan Black series continues to go deeper and deeper as more details are revealed. Will BBC America viewers continue to want to go along for the ride — and bring higher ratings? Will the series be renewed for a fourth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
On Orphan Black, a con-woman and orphan named Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) discovers she is one of many clones that have been created by a scientific movement — and are at the center of an assassination plot by a secret religious group. Others in the cast are Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Évelyne Brochu, Ari Millen, and Kristian Bruun.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. In this case, the show’s UK ratings may have a greater impact on the series’ future. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress:
Final season averages: 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 440,000 total viewers.
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Note: It’s worth noting that the season debut also aired on AMC, IFC, WE tv, and Sundance. Those four channels would add a 0.21 in the demo and 736,000 viewers, bringing the season debut’s numbers to a 0.40 in the demo with 1.271 million.
For comparisons: The second season of Orphan Black averaged a 0.3 (0.25) rating in the 18-49 demographic with 550,000 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 still like the Orphan Black TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?