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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40 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Debbie says

    Renew! I actually liked the third season better than the 1&2nd. But Liden & Holden have to be in it. Liked to see how they deal with the emotional fallout of what Liden did. So renew!

  2. Kate Fredericks says

    Putting in my two cents for this excellent show, AMC!! We just lost Showtime to the CBS/Time Warner squabble, so those snots (at CBS) KNOWING we are in a cable monopoly won’t give us access to Dexter or Ray Donovan so PLEASE renew this show. The Killing is one of the top six truly excellent shows on TV, including the stupid networks who wouldn’t know an intelligent, original show if dropped on their heads! (Excluding Hanibal.) Looking forward to season 4 with those amazing detectives, Linden and Holder, next summer. We have to know how Linden fares after that ending!!! (And why these two actors don’t get nominated for Emmys is a true head scratcher!)

  3. says

    I love the killing. I have seen all the seasons & I will be waiting for season 4
    I thought season 1 was the best. My sister & her husband got hooked on this past season so I purchased season 1 & 2 for them.I know they will have many good
    hours of enjoyment.I hope they keep them coming

  4. says

    enos & kinnaman great dectective in years. writers need help bringing all the characters story lines to better conclusion. I will be watching for season 4 renewal…this drama can only get better.

  5. Tom says

    I have watched all three seasons , each Sunday night , religiously . I was so sad when it was cancelled the first time around, then checked daily once I heard rumblings of a possible renewal. When the news came I literally giggled with joy, this show
    Is special and I beg u Amc if you see any of these comments , please renew for a 4th season !

  6. Steve says

    We’ve watched all three seasons and all were great. You can’t find better leads than Holder and Linden. Acting at its finest. The camera work is superb, the scenery is marvelous and the scene set up is some of the best in the industry.
    Here’s the problem… The dummies at AMC don’t have a clue about how to properly promote a show like this. Sure they promote the big shows like Braking Bad, but they’ve given a death sentence to the Killing but not promoting it enough. Lets hope someone at AMC reads what loyal viewers are saying about the show and finally give the show the boost it needs to succeed. Promote, promote, promote, then you’ll see the results you want.

  7. Wendy Smith says

    This is one of the best shows on television! I hope it gets renewed. Love the characters of Holder and Linden and the actors who portray them are fantastic. The show brings such a realistic feel to it. I enjoy a show that doesn’t baby the audience. The only show I know that I like as close to this one is Breaking Bad.

  8. Dora says

    Love this series. Peter,Joel and Mierelle have been great this season. The story line has been so compelling. I was on the fence about capital punishment but after Sewards story, I am convinced it is a travesty. Thank you Peter S. for portraying Seward. This is the kind of series we need to see more of. It is thought provoking and lends itself to much discussion. Please bring it back again.

  9. Carol says

    This season has been spectacular!! The story line has been fascinating with two plots unfolding and superb acting. PLEASE renew this series for a season four!!!

  10. says

    Of course it should be renewed . Tonight’s episode (July 28th, maybe , 2013) that this is a powerful show; and two great leads that can make us laugh and break our hearts. Add to that the addition of one season actors; Bullet, what’s her name’s Mom, and, of course, Peter Sarsgaard.

    I wonder if his meticulous, agonizing portrayal of Ray resulted in Enos upping her game. She has acting chops this season that I didn’t see in previous two.

    And what can you say about Joel Kinnaman except that’s great; heartbreaking sometimes when he’s being funny and sometimes just plain funny.

    And the set of shoulders on that man – wow.

  11. Fanfour says

    I don’t think there is a better acting duo on television than Linden and Holder. I would truly miss their chemistry. Please, please renew for season 4

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