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Vikings: Season One Ratings

Vikings TV show ratingsWith Vikings, History is taking its first leap into producing scripted TV series. Will the show be a success or will the ratings send the cable channel back to airing only documentaries and non-scripted programming? Time will tell.

The series stars Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden, and Nathan O’Toole. The first season of Vikings typically airs Sunday nights on History and there are nine episodes.

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Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.36 million total viewers.

Episode 01-09: Sunday, 04/28/13
1.3 demo rating (-7% change) with 3.58 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 4.36 million.

Episode 01-08: Sunday, 04/21/13
1.4 demo rating (+17% change) with 3.85 million (+13% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 4.45 million.

Episode 01-07: Sunday, 04/14/13
1.2 demo rating (0% change) with 3.42 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 4.55 million.

Episode 01-06: Sunday, 04/07/13
1.2 demo rating (-8% change) with 3.31 million (-30% change).
Season averages: 1.46 in the demo with 4.75 million.

UPDATE: The series has been renewed for a second season by History.

Episode 01-05: Sunday, 03/31/13
1.3 demo rating (-7% change) with 7.74 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.51 in the demo with 5.01 million.

Episode 01-04: Sunday, 03/24/13
1.4 demo rating (-7% change) with 4.54 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 5.11 million.

Episode 01-03: Sunday, 03/17/13
1.5 demo rating (+15% change) with 4.83 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.64 in the demo with 5.34 million.

Episode 01-02: Sunday, 03/10/13
1.3 demo rating (-35% change) with 4.62 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 5.68 million.

Episode 01-01: Sunday, 03/03/13
2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.21 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 6.21 million.

It was a big premiere for History’s first scripted series. The first episode was viewed by an estimated 8.3 million viewers between the night’s two airings. The cable channel execs were no doubt very happy with these results.

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 Vikings TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Don Heflin November 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Will it be back? I enjoyed the series, very much. It’s a saga to be continued. PLEASE


Phylly R April 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

wish it didn’t take so so long to show on the Syfy On Demand channel


steve August 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

great show cant wait for season 2


Richard G. July 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

We absolutely loved the show and can’t wait for season 2!!!


Punky June 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm



dragunus May 9, 2013 at 2:53 am

excellent series. Cant wait for Season 2. Such a short season 1 only 9 episodes but so so good. Luv the historical aspects, scenery is amazing..

rating – 10.0


Pat May 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I find it a must that this serie continues ! It is as game of thrones a top-serie.


K havens May 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Superior in every aspect. Trevor Morris. Katheryn Winnick. Nathan O’Toole, Ruby O’Grady, and wonderful Travis and Gustaf. I so enjoyed your efforts. Thank you. Come back soon with your beautiful forest and sea, and colorful characters not seen often enough.


Renee Grant May 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm

The show is well written and totally entertaining. I was sad that the season ended. Please bring it back.


Mary Lohr May 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I love this show. Please keep it going


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