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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25 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Mike says

    Done be foolish, this show is to good to be cancelled. The Good Wife at its worst is far better than any other CBS series.

  2. karl says

    Show’s getting wonderfully complex! The key demographic, among our friends, 40+, is intelligence and money! Keep it up CBS — just bog the Irishman!

  3. Kylie Murphy says

    The Good Wife is an amazing show! Probably my favourite! I’m excited for the 5th season and only hope CBS renew for season 6. I’d be devistated if they didn’t. I’m totally hooked and have all the DVDs. Cannot wait for the next installment!!

    • Lumpy says

      CBS did not move to up against Breaking Bad’s finale! Breaking Bad’s finale was movied to sunday night because it has bad ratings too

  4. eylul says

    They should show kids life more especially zach <3 I love it..
    but they rare to show it..
    so I just watch when they appear..

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