Last season, the Gotham TV series dropped even further in the ratings, Yet it remained one of the top ten scripted TV shows on FOX, in the 2016-2017 television season. Since a fourth season will give them a decent sized syndication package, will Gotham be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A crime drama based on DC Comics characters, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Drew Powell, Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Michael Chiklis, John Doman, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The FOX series explores the early days of then-police detective James Gordon (McKenzie) and iconic Gotham City characters — before they became legends. In season four, Gotham’s infamous criminal scene emerges. It is up to Gordon and Harvey Bullock (Logue) to beat them back, but they are not alone. Bruce Wayne (Mazouz) also begins to take responsibility for his beleaguered city.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/18 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The third season of Gotham averaged a 1.08 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.325 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 Gotham TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on FOX?