Last year, the ratings for Royal Pains dropped a lot — nearly 35% in the 18-49 demographic and 43% in viewers. It wasn’t cancelled but USA Network renewed it for two short seasons of eight episodes each. It’s believed that season eight will be the end. Could the ratings rebound and lead to a ninth year? Stay tuned.
Royal Pains follows the continuing adventures of a former ER doctor (Mark Feuerstein) from New York who, along with his younger brother (Paulo Costanzo), runs a concierge doctor business in The Hamptons. The show’s cast includes Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, Campbell Scott, Ben Shenkman, and Henry Winkler.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Reference point: Season six of Royal Pains averaged a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.02 million total viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. 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 like the Royal Pains TV series? Do you think it should end with season eight?