At one time, it looked like the How to Get Away with Murder TV show would be one of ABC’s most successful series. While it started out strong, the ratings have seen some big drops. Will the numbers continue to fall? Will this drama series be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A legal-thriller TV series on ABC, How to Get Away with Murder stars Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Conrad Ricamora, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, and Liza Weil. The story revolves around the world of Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Davis). Murder, deception, fear and guilt bind her to her long-time associates and students. As the group struggles to move on following the death of Wes, their past continues to haunt them. Relationships are fractured, lies spin out of control, and a shocking, new mystery upends their lives.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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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.
For comparisons: The third season of How to Get Away with Murder on ABC averaged a 1.30 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 4.605 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the How to Get Away with Murder TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on ABC?