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Southland: Season Five Ratings

Southland season five ratingsWhen NBC cancelled Southland, it was hard to imagine that we’d be talking about season five of the show. Will the ratings be good enough for TNT to renew the show for a sixth year? We shall have to wait and see.

Revolving around police officers in Los Angeles, the show stars Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz, Regina King, Shawn Hatosy, C. Thomas Howell, and Lucy Liu.

Below are the most recent ratings for the Southland TV series on TNT. The show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season. The fifth season of Southland airs on Wednesday nights and there are 10 episodes once again.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

UPDATE: TNT has cancelled Southland after five seasons.

UPDATE: Will Southand be back for season six?

Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.44 million total viewers.

Episode 05-10: Wednesday, 04/17/13
0.7 demo rating (+40% change) with 1.83 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 0.50 in the demo with 1.44 million.

Episode 05-09: Wednesday, 04/10/13
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 1.59 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.40 million.

Episode 05-08: Wednesday, 04/03/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.46 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 1.38 million.

Episode 05-07: Wednesday, 03/27/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.32 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 1.37 million.

Episode 05-06: Wednesday, 03/20/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.45 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.37 million.

Episode 05-05: Wednesday, 03/13/13
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.72 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.36 million.

Episode 05-04: Wednesday, 03/06/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.51 million (+28% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.26 million.

Episode 05-03: Wednesday, 02/27/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.18 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.18 million.

Episode 05-02: Wednesday, 02/20/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.21 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.18 million.

Episode 05-01: Wednesday, 02/13/13
0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.16 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.40 in the demo with 1.16 million.

It was a disappointing return for Southland. Year-to-year, the season debut was down by 33% in the demo (vs a 0.6 rating) and down by 34% in viewership (vs 1.76 million).


Reference point: The fourth season of Southland averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.84 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 still like the Southland TV series? Are you hoping that it’s renewed for a sixth season?

 

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Victoria April 5, 2013 at 7:19 am

BEST SHOW ON TV, I HAD THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS NO LONGER SHOWN ANYWHERE UNTIL I HAPPENED UPON IT ONE NIGHT!!!! ADVERTISE PEOPLE!!!! IF WE AREN’T AWARE OF THE SHOW ON A DIFFERENT CHANNEL THEN IT IS A SHAME THAT SUCH A FANTASTIC SHOW ISN’T BEING ADVERTISED SO THAT PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THE FANTASTIC JEWEL THAT IS SOUTHLAND!!!! NBC IS CONSTANTLY BLOWING IT WHEN THEY SHOVE CRAPPY SHOWS DOWN OUR THROAT AND GET RID OF THE MOST FANTASTICALLY WRITTEN AND ACTED SHOWS THAT HOLD OUR INTEREST!!! THE RIPPER IS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE ALONG WITH CHICAGO FIRE, LONGMIRE, COPPER, & HELL ON WHEELS!!!!!! MAGNIFICENT PROGRAMS!!!!! I WAS SHOCKED WHEN BOSS WAS CANCELLED!!!! THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF STUPIDITY ON EXEC’S PART IN CHOOSING WHAT IS GREAT AND PLEASE DESIGN A DVR WITH THE ABILITY TO RECORD MORE THAN 2 TO 4 SHOWS AT A TIME. I HAVE TO HAVE 3 DVR’S IN MY HOME JUST TO BE ABLE TO RECORD THE 6 SHOWS THAT ARE ON AT THE SAME TIME. AND I STILL HAVE TO CHOOSE THE SHOW THAT I JUST CAN’T MISS OVER ONE I DON’T WANT TO MISS. THIS IS SOOOO FRUSTRATING!!!!! HERE IS THE RATINGS PROBLEM…. FIX IT PLEASE? 10 RECORDINGS AT A TIME WOULD BE FANTASTIC IF THE DVR CAN DO THAT, YOU WOULD SEE A LARGE CHANGE IN RATINGS!!!! :)
Please DON’T CANCEL THE GREAT SHOWS??? WE CAN DO WITHOUT CRAP LIKE HONEY BOO BOO… THAT IS THE TYPE OF SHOW THAT MAKES MY STOMACH CHURN!!! QUALITY PROGRAMING IS THE ONLY WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME. JUST LOOK AT CBS AND THEIR RATINGS. WITHOUT THE CONSTANT NEWS PROGRAMS. WE TURN OUR TELEVISIONS OFF WHEN BOMBARDED WITH NOTHING BUT NEWS AND REPEATS OF NEWS. FILLER STORIES AND REPEATS OF THE SAME NEWS REPEATEDLY HOUR AFTER HOUR! OR TALK SHOWS ABOUT THE SAME OLD STUFF. MAKES YOU TURN THE TELEVISION OFF AND PRAY FOR THE TIME OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOW TO HURRY UP SO YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY SOMETHING GREAT FOR AWHILE. TAKE THE IMAGINATION AWAY FROM CONSTANT WORRY OF DAY TO DAY LIFE. NEWS TALK AND REALITY SHOWS MAKE ME HURL!!!! A LITTLE CAN GO A LONGGGGG WAY!!!!

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Linda April 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I agree, the program is not promoted enough. Wish there were more than 10 episodes at time. I just get adjusted to watching and off it goes. Great cast, real motion and situations.

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nick April 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Southland is the best show on TV. TNT rarely promotes the show. Maybe they are to blame for the ratings?

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E April 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I hope TNT renews the season. Only 2 more episodes left!! There is so much story line that can be created. I do hope we see more of Southland. I wish they would promote the show more which can help their ratings. Southland is unique in it own, Great actors, real life episodes. I am on edge with every episode!

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Elizabeth April 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Best cop drama- hands down. Season 6, PLEASE!??!?

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BB April 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

I don’t know how they determine the ratings but I record the show and watch it the next day. It seems to be the only copy show that seems realistic. Last Wednesday’s episode between Cudlitz and McRaney was Award winning. I also like Ben McKenzie.
Would hate to see it cancelled. I do agree they need to make more episodes.

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Kandi March 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I absolutely love this show! It’s a shame that it is so underrated. Great casting, great acting, interesting characters and interesting storylines. 10 episodes a season is definitely not enough; I think the show is good enough to not be a mid-season show. It deserves full seasons. Please advertise it more so that it can stay on the air! Also, I agree with natenate; they need to start running previous episodes and seasons so in order to attract more viewers.

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natenate March 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

This is the best cop show on tv bar none. TNT, please do more advertising and start running the previous seasons so people can get caught up.

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David Wess March 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Excellent show, I have seen every episode and like them, would hate to see it go.

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Cindy T March 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I think Southland is one of the best shows on cable. Unfortunately, people can’t keep track of it because of the length of time between seasons. It seems so erratic. Viewers don’t have a chance to get familiar with the characters because six or eight episodes will play and then the show disappears for months. Then viewers go on to something else.

It is such a shame because the show is so well done and the cast is great.

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Anne M Davies March 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I LOVE this show..best cop show on TV right now..

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Slim Charles February 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

It’s a real shame that no one watches this show.

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Part February 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

My favorite show ever but I did not see one advertisement for it this season. Then they can’t understand why no one is watching.

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Anonymous February 27, 2013 at 4:58 am

Still an Excellent series.. they’ve limited the focus to four main chars (lydia, ben, sammy, & john) which I think hurt more then helped. But still good writing & acting. One of the best cop shows since “homicide: life on the streets”.

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Pete February 17, 2013 at 6:47 am

I love this series and want it to continue
Ben McKenzie is the most underrated actor but has the most complex,intriguing character
I hope TNT gives Southland 10 seasons

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Tim2 March 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

We got completely hooked on Ben’s character right away. Kudos to Ben McKenzie. Couldn’t agree more about your description. If TNT pulls the plug, there’d better be a line of people with good work for him.

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