Last month, we reported that Vikings was being renewed for a fourth season on History. Now, the cable channel has made the renewal official. Production begins this spring in Ireland.
The current third season has been averaging an 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.57 million viewers. Season-to-season, that’s down by 25% and 41% respectively.
Here’s the press release about the renewal:
HISTORY(R) GREENLIGHTS FOURTH SEASON OF HIT DRAMA SERIES “VIKINGS”
#1 Cable Series Thursday Nights in Live +3
New York, New York, March 26, 2015 – HISTORY(R) has picked up a fourth season of its hit scripted series VIKINGS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. VIKINGS is created and written by Michael Hirst (The Tudors, Elizabeth) and five new episodes remain in the current season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Thursday, April 23 at 10 p.m.