For its first two years on the air, The Magicians TV show has topped Syfy’s ratings, and its numbers even rose in the sophomore installment. Is there magic afoot? Could the spell break during the third season? Will The Magicians be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, and Jade Tailor. Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn join as season regulars in season three. The supernatural Syfy drama follows Quentin Coldwater (Ralph) and his friends as they hone their magical abilities and fight off evil threats. In the second season, they plotted to get rid of an evil deity, but in doing so eliminated magic. Now begins their quest to restore it. **Update below.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The second season of The Magicians on Syfy averaged a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 788,000 total viewers (live + same day).
What do you think? Do you like The Magicians TV series on Syfy? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
**2/28 update: The Magicians is renewed for season four on Syfy. Details here.