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The Killing: Season Three Ratings

The Killing on AMC: canceled or renewed?Last year, The Killing was cancelled by AMC because of low ratings. Thanks to a partnership with Netflix they later decided to order a third season. Will there be a fourth season of will the crime drama be cancelled again. Stay tuned!

Airing on Sunday nights, The Killing features the talents of Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Amy Seimetz, Elias Koteas, Liam James, and Peter Sarsgaard. There are 12 episodes. Below are the show’s TV ratings, the best way to tell if this TV series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.52 million total viewers.

Episodes 03-11 & 03-12: Sunday, 08/04/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.48 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.52 million.

Episode 03-10: Sunday, 07/28/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.47 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.53 million.

Episode 03-09: Sunday, 07/21/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.35 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.54 million.

Episode 03-08: Sunday, 07/14/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.52 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.56 million.

Episode 03-07: Sunday, 07/07/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.62 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.57 million.

Episode 03-06: Sunday, 06/30/13
0.4 demo rating (-33% change) with 1.37 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.56 million.

Episode 03-05: Sunday, 06/23/13
0.6 demo rating (+50% change) with 1.67 million (+23% change).
Season averages: 0.44 in the demo with 1.60 million.

Episode 03-04: Sunday, 06/16/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.36 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.58 million.

Episode 03-03: Sunday, 06/09/13
0.4 demo rating (0% change) with 1.47 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 0.40 in the demo with 1.66 million.

Episodes 03-01 & 03-02: Sunday, 06/02/13
0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.76 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.40 in the demo with 1.76 million.

Compared to the second season, the third season debut was down by 20% in the demo (vs a 0.5 rating) and down by just 2% in viewership (vs 1.80 million).


Reference point: Season two averaged a 0.5 rating in the demo with 1.58 million 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 like The Killing TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

 

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Mya July 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Love, love, love this show!!!

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juanita July 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

Best show on tv!!!!!

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Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

Absolutely love the show…. I hope they will renew for a fourth season. Love Linden and Holder’s partnership!

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stevo July 14, 2013 at 9:55 am

The Killing garnered AMC it’s highest ratings only behind The Walking Dead.

They are wrapping the storyline up in one season! Had Seasons 1 and 2 been just played together, AMC would not have canceled the show to begin with. They renewed it because of Netflix.

With ratings steady, I can only hope AMC will renew the show for Season 4.

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Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 1:04 am

Latest season pathetic !!! Such a good mystery prior to this season. What happened

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Anonymous July 14, 2013 at 3:27 am

Totally love this show and can’t wait for each episode. Would be a total shame if it was cancelled.

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Samara July 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This is one of the most incredible shows on television right now! I love the cast and the characters they play! The storyline is always so intricate and moving! There are not many shows that elicit such an emotional response, but this one does! “The Killing” always makes you feel like you are actually there, like you actually know the characters, and feel what they feel! It is truly an extraordinary series! It, absolutely, needs to be renewed for many more seasons!

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melanie c June 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

I absolutely LOVE this show. I was on the edge of my seat after every episode during the 1st season. Yeah I was a little disappointed with the fact that after much anticipation to finding out who Rosie’s killer was, the end of the 1st season left off with leaving all of us fans still wondering. However I thought it was great to have it carry over into a 2nd season with more drama and suspense. I’m glad it was decided to bring the show back for a 3rd season. so far I am watching and liking what I see… Don’t cancel it. It has potential. The writing as well as the cast are AWESOME!!! I am Definitely a Huge Fan of amc’s The Killing

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JustSaying_IMFO June 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I like the actors. Love Holder. Hope it gets another season. But TPTB screwed themselves with the mess that was season 2. People tuned out and very few want to trust they won’t be ripped off again.

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Mel June 14, 2013 at 6:45 am

I love this show I hope it gets another season.

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Abrielle June 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

A gripping and engaging show. I like the characters and the actors who portray them. Enos and Kinnaman have a strange chemistry that is oddly compelling. I also enjoy the way the stories are told. I’m thrilled they got a third season, crossing my fingers for more…

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Georgia June 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm

GREAT SEASON! So glad this show was given another chance. The characters are quirky and interesting and each episode leaves you wanting more! Hope the ratings improve — The Killing is an excellent series — much better than so many other TV shows.

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JHolla June 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I was so happy when The Killing came back from the dead! So many people I talk to just love it! You can’t go by the outdated ratings system. This is a great show and the season 3 premiere had me hooked! Love Holder and Linden.

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JustSaying_IMFO June 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Unfortunately, the ratings system is no longer “outdated”. They now account for the original broadcast, repeated broadcasts, online viewing and on demand viewing. There are a lot of series that would have been cancelled if the system were still “outdated.”

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Peter June 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

I hope that the ratings are good. Can’t go through another cancellation drama.. ratings, pls be good!

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Katrina Helberg June 10, 2013 at 3:57 am

I am completely ADDICTED to this show! Each episode sucks you in just a little bit more & makes you want to know WHO DONE IT! I really think this show would be a hit if people only gave it a chance. Well written.

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bob anderson June 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

The Killing is probably one of the best shows I have seen on TV in my 69 years. I sure hope people can get into this drama

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