Last year, Lifetime cancelled Drop Dead Diva because the ratings weren’t high enough. Thanks to a special deal, the cable channel later decided to purchase a fifth season. Will the numbers justify a sixth season or will it be cancelled again? We shall see.
Drop Dead Diva airs on Sunday nights and there are 13 episodes. This time, the cast includes Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Lex Medlin, and Justin Deeley.
Below are the TV show’s ratings for the fifth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can watch how it’s doing.
Final season averages: 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.99 million total viewers.
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Year-to-year, the premiere was down by 13% in the demo (vs a 0.8 rating) and down by 6% in viewers (vs 2.3 million).
Reference point: The fourth season of Drop Dead Diva averaged a 0.8 demo rating and 2.3 million viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. 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 Drop Dead Diva TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?