In its first season, How to Get Away with Murder was ABC’s highest-rated scripted series. The ratings slipped in season two and it fell to sixth place. Will the series rebound in season three or will the numbers continue to fall? Could it be cancelled or is it a lock for a fourth season renewal? Stay tuned.
A legal-thriller TV series, How to Get Away with Murder revolves around the world of Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis). Murder, deception, fear and guilt bind her to her long-time associates Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber), Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), and her students, the “Keating 5.” As the group struggles to move on with their lives and to focus on their clients, their past continues to haunt them. The rest of the cast includes Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, and Liza Weil.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
2/10 update: ABC has renewed How to Get Away with Murder for season four. Details here.
2/24 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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Last year comparison: The second season of How to Get Away with Murder averaged a 1.87 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.25 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the How to Get Away with Murder TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
The show has lost its way. Too convoluted and contrived.