The ratings for Hell on Wheels have dropped lower and lower so AMC decided to end the series with season five. Will the fifth season’s ratings be the show’s best numbers yet or, will they drop lower. Will the execs regret not cancelling the show instead of giving it a final season? Stay tuned.
A gritty period drama that takes place in the 1860s, Hell on Wheels revolves around the institutionalized greed and corruption behind the building of America’s Transcontinental Railroad as loyalties are abandoned and the race between the Central Pacific and Union Pacific lines intensifies. The cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, A. Zhou, Tzi Ma, and MacKenzie Porter.
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For comparision: The fourth season of Hell on Wheels averaged a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.09 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Hell on Wheels TV series? Do you think it should be ending? Would you watch a sixth season?