The Jane the Virgin TV show is back on The CW on yet another new night, but we don’t have to spend the fifth season wondering if it is cancelled or renewed for season six. The CW previously announced that this was the series’ final installment. We’re still tracking the ratings though, because it gives us a good benchmark for analyzing the Nielsen ratings performance for other CW TV shows, so stay tuned.
A CW comedy-drama Jane the Virgin stars Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, Brett Dier, and Justin Baldoni. Although saving herself for marriage, Jane (Rodriguez) was accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination, had the baby, and went on to become a published author. The fifth and final season kicks off in the wake of two big cliffhangers: the mystery of who JR shot; and how Jane saw her late husband, Michael (Dier), standing in Rafael’s (Baldoni) apartment.
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.
7/18 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The fourth season of Jane the Virgin averaged a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 631,000 total viewers.
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? Is the Jane the Virgin TV series ending at the right time? If it were your call, would Jane the Virgin be cancelled or renewed for season six on The CW?