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The Good Wife: Season Five Ratings

The Good Wife ratings: cancel or renew?Last season, The Good Wife saw a big drop in the ratings but CBS renewed it anyway, most likely because of syndication profits. Will the numbers rise this season? Will the show be renewed for a sixth season or will it be cancelled instead? We shall see.

On The Good Wife, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) continues to work out her tricky personal life while trying to win cases for her firm’s clients. Others in the cast include Josh Charles, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, and Zach Grenier.

The higher a show’s ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. New ratings data will be added as it becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.

5/19 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context here.

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Last year comparison: The fourth season of The Good Wife averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.41 million total viewers.

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Note: 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 still like The Good Wife TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?

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Beverly May 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm

The Good Wife is my favorite show. Hope it is renewed.


daryl whitlock July 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Another winner for those seeking intelligence. Sorry folks, Will was dead weight and the game with Alicia dragging on the show’s true appeal: Dealing with real legal situations. MJ Fox – a bore. Show needs to stay on track legally, rather than trying the quircky “Ally McBeal” nonsense – that road would be disastrous. Nathan Lane should become a more recurring character – smart, talented….


Elaine May 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

My top favorite show. I was worried when Will left the show but I think the writers picked right up with a good story line. Please renue!


mj May 4, 2014 at 12:02 am

This is by far my most favorite tv series. This show, every season is getting better, never got bored of this show.


Marge Winston April 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Please do not ruin this show with michael j fox. So irritating.


Anonymous May 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I totally agree about Fox


Judy March 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

This is my favorite show. Glad it was renewed for season 2014/2015. Excellent show!!


thomas March 25, 2014 at 7:37 pm

this is one of the best shows ever! They can’t cancell it. It’s true that ratings have decreased but they are in good position in comparison with others shows’ ratings. I never miss an episode and I’ve followed the show since the very beginning. Maybe producers should work on the marketing and promotion of the show ’cause it is not very well known is some countries like here in Spain.
The Good Wife has everything: suspense, drama and very intelligent dialogues and jokes, the best actor/actresses… You can’t deprive the world of this great show.


Devokka March 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

I’ve seen basically every TV show ever, and this is one of the best. They just can’t cancel it, there are just a few intelligent TV series nowadays, it would be a sin to lose The Good Wife in favour of some trashy comedy show.


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