Last year, The Following became FOX‘s surprise ratings hit of the season. Will this thriller series grow in season two or will the numbers fall? Will it be renewed regardless? We shall see.
On The Following former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his team work to recapture serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) after he escapes from death row. The rest of the cast includes Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse, Natalie Zea, and Kyle Catlett.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
3/7 update: FOX has renewed the show for a third season.
Final season averages: 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.19 million total viewers.
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For reference: The first season of The Following averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.96 million total viewers.
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 like The Following TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?